Hi, I’m Joe and I’ve been minding my own business for years.
I qualified in Business Enterprise back in the last century and have had various roles over the years in sales, coaching, marketing to setting up and running a business with my wife.
This is my public profile page for anyone interested in, or thinking of setting up their own Lifestyle Business. It may be something which you feel you have always wanted to do, or perhaps you have a picture in your head of how you want your life to be, if only you could…. (insert reason here!)
So, if you are in a role you aren’t passionate about, and want to make a change that puts you at the front and centre of your own life, then this site can help you.
Perhaps you have retired, or are close to retirement, and feel that you still have so many things you want to do, then this site can help you.
Or maybe you did have a business that you loved, but now… you are finding it all over – or underwhelming and you wonder why you wanted to start it in the first place. There are ways you can fall in love with your current business again, this site can help you.
It’s INTERESTING choosing to run your business to support your lifestyle. It is also quite difficult to explain to people who don’t ‘get it’.
This site is the culmination of years of experience and training running businesses; and being asked for help over the years from people. These are either people thinking of setting up their own business, or already in the middle of running their business and in need of immediate assistance.
What is here are the things which I feel are really necessary to nail, in order to be successful. Some are formal courses (online or otherwise), and some are challenges which you can take on my Facebook Page, others are a combination of both.
The information here is delivered in a light-hearted, and (hopefully) funny format as people usually remember the key learning points better that way!
Also – if you are NOT HAVING FUN at least in your lifestyle business – you are doing it wrong!
You can get to things on this site in two main ways through the MENU on the top right (Three Dots …).
Discovering, Creating and Surviving/Thriving in your Lifestyle business contain all the content relating to each stage. So, if you can easily identify where you are at currently, just dive in there and take a look.
Helping you help yourself is essentially self guided steps to help you wherever you are on your journey. (Ack- that sounds so corny!) The idea of the self guides steps is that someone should be able to talk themselves through each stage without needing direct one to one help. Some of this may be free content, others paid courses or materials which won’t be too expensive. I know how when you are starting out – or thinking of starting out, that every cent must count. However, at times it is worth paying to avoid making a costly mistake.
The section on Let me help you, is if you want me to help you specifically, on a one on one basis. I usually have a call with someone first, to see if we would be a good fit to work together. If so, then we can take it further.
Lastly, reading lists. If there is ONE THING to take away from these paragraphs you have just read – is this: Read. Read widely. Read around your subject, read outside your subject, read, read, read. The one key thing you have going for you as a Lifestyle business owner – is yourself.
Improving yourself is the best investment you can make.
Enjoy browsing around, and if you want to get in touch with me, you can do so here.
- Managing Remote TeamsA short sensible, quirky, accurate, view of the challenges and opportunities with remote team members provides for your, and your business.
- Darth Vader in the workplaceDarth Vader was a whiny little b*tch! Yes, you read right. Darth Vader was a whiny little b*tch. How dare I? Well, I dare, but before hitting Dislike, or otherwise, read on to understand. It may just be that you may get a morsel of food for thought. So, to the one person in the… Read more: Darth Vader in the workplace
- It’s not personal, it’s strictly businessIt wasn’t true in ‘The Godfather’, and its not true in reality. Its a phrase which is often thrown about by those who want to seem professional, or ‘bizznessey’. That’s it. Its nonsense. Don’t worry – it’s just business. In fact, it is masking a completely unacceptable form of behaviour oftentimes. The phrase is then… Read more: It’s not personal, it’s strictly business
- Don’t worry – its just the end of the world“Its the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.” Are you young (old) enough to get the reference to the song lyric above? If you are, it is very likely that ‘work’ to you, consists of:– getting up in the morning early– putting on appropriate clothes to be seen in… Read more: Don’t worry – its just the end of the world
- More than a logoBalance. baLancE. BalANCE. Keeping things balanced is not easy One of the key things which I have discovered, is that often there is a ‘picture’ in your head of what ‘it’ might be. That ‘it’ can be a person, a thing, a lifestyle, an outcome – anything. One of the key paths to dissatisfaction and… Read more: More than a logo