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Stop wasting your energy worrying about the ‘competition’

We’re all guilty of it. You’re having a difficult run of it, and you start looking to the competition for excuses. Before long, you find your competitors are doing seemingly impossible prices and you tell yourself that’s why you’re struggling. In the forums it tends to take the following pattern: *Posts screenshot of competitor offer*Continue reading “Stop wasting your energy worrying about the ‘competition’”

10 books to help you smash life and business in 2022

As the year comes to an end, I thought I’d put together a quick list of the best books I’ve read this year. Whether you read them, or listen to them on Audible, I’m sure there is something here that can help your business: Big Enough, by Lee Lefever – This book shows you howContinue reading “10 books to help you smash life and business in 2022”

The more hands you shake, the more money you make

How to grow your business with networking…without going to boring meetings! The term ‘networking’ strikes fear into the eyes of most people. When people think about ‘networking’ they think about those wanky business breakfast meetings in a cheap hotel just off the dual carriage way. For lots of people, these networking meetings are very successful.Continue reading “The more hands you shake, the more money you make”

7 tips to improve your business social media INSTANTLY

Be yourself One of the biggest traps people fall into on social media is copying big brands. All too often I see one-man companies posting boring / corporate / generic crap. Here’s a secret. Most big companies are rubbish at social media. They post bland (but safe) corporate stuff all day long that nobody engagesContinue reading “7 tips to improve your business social media INSTANTLY”

Mental toughness…how to earn more money by training your mind

If you’re in business, then you’re in sales. And no matter how you spin it, sales is tough on your mental health. The problem with sales is that it’s full of rejection. And when your livelihood depends on making sales, the rejection hurts. Most people deal with this problem by trying to avoid the rejectionContinue reading “Mental toughness…how to earn more money by training your mind”

Time management – How to get more sh*t done!

Ever feel like you are always behind schedule and constantly trying to do too much all at once? Here are some quick tips you can use to get more done in less time. Plan and structure your work Try having a planning session once a week. It only needs to be 15-30 minutes. Enough timeContinue reading “Time management – How to get more sh*t done!”

How to act on social media – so people don’t think you’re a d*ckhead

When it comes to social media, a lot of people forget how to act. And when you are using social media as a business, acting like a dickhead can cost you money. However, nobody ever tells you the rules of social media before you join, you just have to sort of work it out asContinue reading “How to act on social media – so people don’t think you’re a d*ckhead”

How to create the perfect captions on social media – EVERY TIME!

Want to improve your social media posts and get more enquiries? With every caption you need to create a STORY that explains WHY the customer needed you and HOW you solved their problem. Example 1: Image = Before and after photos of some window frames you have painted. Standard caption = ‘Some before and afterContinue reading “How to create the perfect captions on social media – EVERY TIME!”

Looking for peace of mind as a sole trader?

The most common question I get asked by decorators is as follows: ‘’I’m booked up a few months in advance, but I still worry and want to feel more secure about new work coming in. How can I do this? ‘’ The first thing I say is that it helps to change your perspective. PeopleContinue reading “Looking for peace of mind as a sole trader?”