Finding a way to say YES

I’ve recently been asked to do a number of speaking engagements on building your personal brand statement, so I thought I’d share some of the key outtakes that I’ve learned along the way. When we set out to build the Robinson Duo’s brand we spent a huge amount of time… Read more »

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Be original

Last Sunday night, I sent myself a one-word note. It said ‘copying’, one of those reminders we write that no one else understands except the writer. It was a reminder to write this very blog post. Little did I realise how central to my thoughts that word would become, following… Read more »

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The power of optimism & why adversity is your friend

Facing adversity in life is basically guaranteed, but the one thing that isn’t certain is how we handle that adversity. People who chase an entrepreneurial dream are renowned for being invariably optimistic. Viewing the glass as half full (rather than half empty) and focusing on solutions not problems. But does… Read more »

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Build your personal brand

I think consciously building your personal brand is imperative for your career. We don’t talk enough about what personal brands are, and what they mean, and we talk even less about how to build one. Jeff Bezos (Founder & CEO of Amazon) once said, ‘Personal brand is what people say… Read more »

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That difficult conversation

Through interviewing a huge amount of people over the years, one of the most common weaknesses I’ve come across is the lack of ability to manage conflict and difficult conversations. When I ask for an example of how to manage conflict, I’m often given a weak response with very little… Read more »

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