I dusted off the Dogi the other night (it’s been a while) and paid a visit to Redlands Aikido to share some thoughts on stability (thanks for the invite Clem). Whilst I didn’t go the full toppling biomechanics. We worked on the idea that as long as the Tanden (Centre of Mass) is inside our… Continue reading Out of balance…and not knowing it!
I just put some Tzigane strings on my violin (rather than my usual Dominant). They are a lower tension string, which I was told would be a bit kinder to my old french violin. In so doing its supposed to bring out its tone a bit better…and how true it was! Just goes to show that… Continue reading New Strings
I’m a bit of a fan of lists and if you are too this might be of intrest. There is nothing so satisfying of making a list and checking off the jobs as you get them done. There is a trick and an art to lists to make them work for you rather than… Continue reading Finding balance – with 6 lists
One of my favourite books of all time, in the productivity space is Getting Things Done by David Allen. Its a great read and i was able to take away a few key things that enhanced my ability to get things done! Probably the most important one is his process for looking at emails which… Continue reading actually Getting Things Done
Where ever you are in your business chances are you want to make it a grow a bit or a least make it a bit easier on yourself in the trenches. This is where Porters fives competitive forces can come in really handy. Just by asking yourself these 5 simple questions you can get a… Continue reading Finding your centre
It takes a long time for a prospect to actually make the decision to buy a product or service. There are several processes they go through, and at each step there is a funnelling, or more correctly a loss, of prospects. This is called the consumer decision making process. If you understand your customer you… Continue reading Consumer decision making process
It’s an attractive idea isn’t it?, take something you really enjoy doing and turn it into your career. The trouble is a dream turned into reality can sometime become a nightmare. Somewhere in the process it could also takes away the very thing you love, by taking al the fun out of it…but this need… Continue reading Turing your hobby into a business
When was your last backup? If you answer is anything longer than an hour ago you probably don't have an effective backup strategy! If you can't remember when you ast did a backup hope to it and do something about it right now. For many a USB thumb drive or external hard drive is the… Continue reading When was your last backup?
Most web design starts with layout images and thinking about what your customer might be looking for and trying to provide that. However there is another regular visitor thats far more important....google! Google decides if your website is going to be on the High St of the internet or in a backwater village somewhere. If… Continue reading Your websites most important visitor is not a person
If your in business then there is a good chance you have competitors. Having a basic understanding of how you are competing with them can improve the bottom line immensely. The bright minds at Harvard University c/- Michael Porter have turned their attention to this back in the 1980’s. Essentially in comes to to how… Continue reading The basis of competition