Week 6 – Adding the Ads

It’s great to be back making progress on this Programme again. I was thrown by the fact that my Google Adsense application was rejected; then, after some digging, I was able to work out that this was because I had already been approved by Adsense nearly 2 years ago; but for a different email address.…

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Do You Want to Make Money…or Excuses?

Wow! – I can’t believe it was November when I last completed a Partnership to Success assignment. I could make any number of excuses; car hunting in November, the death of my Mother, her funeral, Christmas and illness in December, sorting Mum’s house, doing my tax return and seeing clients in January. But excuses are…

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Week 5 – Preparing to Monetise

OK now I feel I’m starting to get somewhere, after yesterday finally managing to complete my tenth blog post for this site. I quite like writing, but only when it flows well; otherwise it feels a bit like trying to walk up a hill through treacle. This week’s Partnership to Success tasks (which I completed…

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3 Time Savers That Feel Like Time Wasters

It’s a strange fact of life that some of the things we can’t be bothered to take a few minutes to deal with actually end up wasting more of our time if we don’t do them. Here are a few examples: Servicing / Maintenance It may seem like a pain or an expense to get…

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What Exactly Do You Do?

If there was ever an incentive for me to get my business sorted out, it was that question. A couple of times last month I helped out a lady who runs a local paper shop, whilst she was recovering from having her cataracts removed. My niece had stayed over recently whilst I was getting up…

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How Do You Fill Your Jar?

You may have seen a demonstration involving the following items: A large glass jar Some stones Some pebbles Some sand The demonstration goes like this; the person starts by putting the sand into the jar first, followed by the pebbles, then the stones – but they find that the stones won’t fit. So they empty…

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The One Thing

Multitasking is a myth; you cannot consciously work on more than one thing at a time. This is why the unconscious mind is so important. If you’re driving you are only consciously doing one thing – hopefully this is looking out for danger! And, whilst you’re doing that, your unconscious self is working the pedals,…

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Where Does the Time Go?

Getting things done, especially the right things at the right times is a constant struggle for me – and I’m sure I’m not alone. It’s certainly not down to a lack of time. We all have 24 hours in a day, yet I’ve even heard retired people say how busy they are and how they…

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Week 4 – A Quick Win

OK so I’ve now completed Week 4 of the Partnership to Success Programme, which has been all about linking my website to my social media sites. This was a pretty quick win for me; for a start I already had Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts set up, so no extra time spent doing that.…

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3 Myths that will Keep You Poor if you Believe Them

Some of the biggest hurdles to becoming wealthy are down to incorrect beliefs about money and success. Here are 3 common ones: I won’t make any money selling (product/service) because it’s already been done / everybody’s doing it This is a classic excuse people use to not give self employment a go or, even worse,…

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