Blogs

Please find a range of blogs below:

Abracadabra – on how to get more clients, did you know this?

​ The word abracadabra is an Aramaic term which means, "I will create what I say." It's a powerful concept. It's why Muhammad Ali wrote the round he would stop his opponent inside his boxing gloves. It's why Thomas Edison often announced the invention of a device before he had invented it. It's why Jim Carrey wrote himself a cheque for $10 million before he had ever made a movie. The most important story you tell is the one you tell yourself.  You're either held captive by your story or captivated by it and... Read full article

Did you know how powerful our environment is for success?

Leading performance psychologist and Chairman of the Human Performance Institute Dr. Jim Loehr said, "Your mindset puts a lid on what you can achieve, because your body hears everything your mind says and acts accordingly."  If you go to a restaurant you wouldn't order your least favourite dish, would you? Yet when it comes to our thinking, we humans have a habit of choosing the most unsavoury thought patterns that don't support what we want to achieve. If beating ourselves up worked, we would all have a six-pack, a fat... Read full article

Are you going to take it or lead it?

It feels great to be chosen doesn't it? Whether that's for the football team, the quiz team or a new job, the social approval massages the ego. From the moment we're born, until we leave this mortal coil, someone chooses which school we go to, what college we attend, what job we get, when we're promoted, the list goes on. So our lives can easily be reduced to one of being a follower. Our inner voice, innate creativity and burning inspiration are often subdued by society's requirement to take orders, stay in line and maintain the status... Read full article

How to get a Kick start in life

When a giraffe is born it falls more than six feet from its mother's womb on to the floor. After checking that it's breathing normally the mother kicks the baby and sends it sprawling. In fact, the mother will keep kicking its new-born until it stands up and then, when it does eventually stand up, the mother will kick its new born again so it falls down. This seemingly cruel process is repeated for 10 - 15 minutes. In the wild, baby giraffes must be able to get up very quickly in order to stay with the herd, where there is safety and not fall prey to lions,... Read full article

Sir Richard Branson shared this…

Sir Richard Branson shared this…   When asked what's the biggest thing that stops people from living their dream, Sir Richard Branson replied, "The fear of failure."   Yet this is a fear we're not born with.   We're actually only born with two fears, the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. All other fears are learned as we grow up.   Young children are happy because their minds haven't downloaded the file "what could go wrong." They're more awake to each moment than most... Read full article

The New Year celebrations seem years ago

​ The New Year has brought with it the usual celebrations so many forgotten resolutions! Yet despite this surge in advice from the well-intentioned but unlearned people, when we look back at the end of 2020, it will be exactly the same as every other year in that, some people will have done the work - spiritual, mental and physical - to make things happen, and got the results they wanted some people will have watched things happen, and some people will ask, "What the hell happened?" In 2020, I hope that your words are believed, your potential is... Read full article

Why looking for good prospects is ... not the answer.

​ We talked to our friends, and they said, "No." We talked to our relatives, and they said, "Not interested." Finding more new prospects to ruin isn’t the answer. We don’t need more new people to ruin. We need to change what we say. If our best prospects (family and friends) hated what we said, then strangers won’t like what we say any better.   ·         Buying 1,000 names of new prospects to ruin isn’t the... Read full article

Can we control others?

​ No.  But we can control our actions. This is why setting goals can be discouraging. We might be measuring our success by the actions of others. Here is a better way to set our goals. Set goals on our efforts, not on the outcome, because the outcome depends too much on other people’s lives. For example, instead of having a goal of Closing a big deal every week, we can set a goal of talking to seven people each week. That is within our control. And yes, goal-setting season is approaching. We can start practicing now. Making our one... Read full article

The Tangerine way to do business… are you using the easier way?

In today’s world, we have to make doing business easy and user friendly for all.   Many years ago, we would take all day preparing for an evening meal, and would take 3 hours with the family enjoying the experience.   Now we hear the ping of the microwave 60 seconds from when we arrive in the house and we all scoff it down as a family in minutes, the winner is the microwave and instant food!   So how do we do business the tangerine way?   It is the secret key to winning more business at higher prices and less rejection... Read full article

Why your clients do business with you

Tip #1: Why your clients do business with you. Our clients really don't know how to evaluate our expertise. Many times, they don't even know the right questions to ask us to fix their problems. So how do they choose between competitors? Trust. It is not our presentation, our quality, or facts and proof. It is trust. So if you want to win more clients, concentrate on building trust quickly.  Forget the fancy presentation. That is AFTER your client has made a decision to trust you or not. Tip #2: "If you are going to be stupid, you got... Read full article

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