Andrew Laurie, serial entrepreneur, reveals non-negotiable traits of business owners

Andrew Laurie

Today our podcast guest is Andrew Laurie, whose business expertise comes from a career as a salesperson, as a CEO, as an entrepreneur and as a business coach. After a serious accident, Andrew set his life and business ambitions – literally from the hospital bed – and he has systematically ticked them off since then.… Continue reading Andrew Laurie, serial entrepreneur, reveals non-negotiable traits of business owners

Am I crazy or is there a need for speed

Last week a CEO peer shared a story of frustration with me. He had created a new job description in about an hour and sent it to his management team for feedback.  Three days and 10 hours of time- sheeted effort later, the job description came back to him from the team with minor changes… Continue reading Am I crazy or is there a need for speed

Get Smart: ‘be defensive of your time’ and five other easy ways to avoid doing ‘hard’ work

Without vital time management skills, it would be impossible to juggle my business, team and speaking career, let alone run a home and meet commitments to my family, friends and three children. The key is to have self-discipline and strive to work smarter, not harder. The sad thing is, very few people (even those reading this article) will take… Continue reading Get Smart: ‘be defensive of your time’ and five other easy ways to avoid doing ‘hard’ work

Six time management strategies for work trips

Although business trips may sound exciting at first, often they are so packed with appointments that it can be hard to find time to relax. It’s important to make the most of your time away so here are six time management strategies for work trips: 1. Keep your itinerary on hand If you’ve pre-planned your… Continue reading Six time management strategies for work trips

Apps that help serial entrepreneurs stay organised and on-task

How many new companies or ventures have you started in the last year? If you have to pause to count them all, you might just be a serial entrepreneur. You have so many ideas—good ideas—and the resources to put them into action, so why not go for it? After all, at least one or two… Continue reading Apps that help serial entrepreneurs stay organised and on-task

Time poor and stressed? How to reclaim time and reduce stress levels effectively

The problem with the perception of time poverty and stress is the two go hand in hand. As the feeling of time pressure rises, so does our experience of feeling stressed. While we benefit from some stress to lift our game and boost performance, feeling short of time reduces our capacity to manage our stress… Continue reading Time poor and stressed? How to reclaim time and reduce stress levels effectively