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28 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Epi 93 Getting Your Financial House In Order
As we approach the end of another Financial Year end how have you fared?Have you met your goals?Reached your targets?Adjusted your plan through out the year?When you submit your figures to your accountant will it be a surprise where your business is at OR you have a good idea on what they will come back with?You can't change the past but if you've not stayed on top of your finances throughout the year, then you can start to plan next year's finances.Dave and Marie talk through what steps you should have been doing this last year, why its important and how you can gear yourself for the coming year.They provide a list of tips and good practises for you to tackle this coming year, so you will be on top of your finances and have no nasty surprises back from your accountant!What strategies do you adopt to ensure you are on top of your finances?
28 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Epi 92 Future Planning
As you come to the end of the Financial Year end, what can you do with spare money to be TAX effective?How can you combine this with planning for your future?To help answer these questions Dave brings in guest, Neil Wattam, Director and IFA of Wattam Kirby Mee. Neil draws on his extensive Financial Advice and brings a number of interesting ways you can invest your money, reducing Tax and providing for your future.What tips do you have for planning for your future?Are you prepared for your next phase of life?
25 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Epi 91 Negotiation
Negotiation appears in so many ways Both parties have requirements but how do you ensure both parties win?Or do you go for Win Lose, where you walkaway the victor and heck ti their thoughts?In this podcast Dave talks through where negotiation is required and some simple steps and examples on how you can walk away with what you want.What steps do you follow in negotiation? Do you go for Win regardless of the other side? Do you often cave in when confronted with other situations?
22 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Epi 90 Know Your Why
Why?Three powerful letters which should be the bedrock of your decision making.How is it so powerful?Well if you can fully understand Why you are doing the job you do, why you are working towards something then when the winds of hardship come blowing you will be able to continue rather than collapse.It is the motivation top performers pick themselves up, dust themselves down and keep on keeping on.In this podcast, Dave talks through the key aspects of know your why and how it can help you make 2022 to be a winnerWhat is your Why?
23 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Epi 89 Lining Up Your Targets
Hot on the heels of last week's Goal Setting Podcast we were asked about more details on goal setting and what you need to do to ensure your goals are successfulCue this podcastSo how do you ensure you realise your goals?What additional steps should you consider to succeed at your goals?How do setting targets help achieving goals?What aspects of targets do you need to focus soon to ensure the targets are relevant?All of these questions are more are tackled by Dave as he runs through further fundamentals on achieving your goals.What tips do you recommend to undertake to be successful in goal setting and achievement?
31 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Epi 88 Goals for 2022
New Year, New Goals but how do you know you have set great goals?A business should be annually renewing their goals at a minimum as well as monitoring their progress throughout the year. What steps should you undertake to ensure your goals are fit for purpose?How will you know if your goals are the right level?Are there any steps you can take to ensure your goals stretch you enough for growth or are too ambitious?Should you have over ambitious goals?What is a good goal? What are they made up of?Dave and Marie talk through smart goals and a second way of setting goals.How often do you renew your goals?Are your goals easy to achieve?
33 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Epi 87 So You Want To Write a Book
Everyone has a book in side them, so they sayGreatBut what do you need to do to make it happen?What steps should you take to undertake this?Is there a process you can undertake to make it easier?To answer all of these questions, Dave decided to bring Marion Parrish, The Accidental Manager who has recently published her own book.Marion explains the steps she used to publish her own book successfully.With this information, what is stopping you writing and publishing your own book?
32 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Epi 86 So You Want To Recruit?
Struggling to recruit?Finding potential employees facing to turn up to interviews?Struggling with a strategy to take on staff?What steps should you undertake to be successful recruiting?Dave is joined by Marion Parrish, Director of The Accidental Manager Coach.Marion explains why the job market is like it is, How you can take steps to improve your recruitment process, gain a higher uptake policy and retain existing staff
23 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Epi 85 GSD - Getting Stuff Done
Procrastination is common but is a massive killer to productivity.The tempting thing to put work off that you don't want to do by over thinking or "dilly dallying". Fear of failure, fear of it being too difficult, reluctance of what people will say all all symptoms of not starting work or starting it but not finishing it.So how do you overcome it?How do you recognise it in you?Assuming you want to be highly productive then this podcast is for you.Dave talks through steps you can take to recognise you are falling in to procrastination and what you can do.What steps do you take to fight procrastination? Do you fight procrastination?
25 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Epi 84 Its All In the Plan
How well are you ready for the coming Holiday Season?Have you considered how you are going to cope with your team out?Your suppliers taking a break?You taking a well earned break? Or should you?Dave talks you through Short Term, Medium Term and Long Term planning, Additionally, this is activity you need to be performing NOW!Give yourself a chance this December
30 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Epi 83 High Performance Teams
What is High Performance? How can your team achieve high Performance?What steps do you need to undertake to make your team a High Performance Team?Dave ponders this and brings in Coach, LinkedIn Live Streamer, Mentor, Leadership Expert and fellow Brummie Andrew Jenkins from PDX ConsultingAndrew has so many years working with Leadership teams that he helps organisations grow Andrew brings in so much personal experience in to the show and explains how you can generate your own high performance team.What steps do you take to ensure your team is high performing?
34 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Epi 82 Making Your Working World Better
So many of us now are working from home or have a home office.We had to make do during the Pandemic but now we get to choose.Some of us have decided to set up a full time office at home, be it, converting a guest bedroom, set up a chalet in the garden, converting a brick building in the grounds or working from the dinning room table.Whatever you decided is applicable to your circumstances, how do you make the most of it?What steps can you do to ensure you are operating effiiciently?Need some ideas on how you can improve?Look no further, as in this podcast, Dave is joined by Adrea Yorston, Director and Chief Designer at Interior SquirrelAndrea has so many years of experience as a designer and her views on how you can make the most of your work environment are superb. She shares her knowledge on what you need to consider, how you can keep your items safe and even how you can repurpose environments when you are not working.You can even see some of their creations on houzz.
25 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Epi 81 The 7 Habits
The 7 Habits of highly Successful People by Dr Stephen CoveyWhy is it a must read?How does it help a business leader in their personal and business life?What are the 7 steps?Who should read it?All of these questions and many more will be answered by Dave in this podcast.Dave walks through the 7 Steps and how he has applied them to his life, both business and personal. He takes time to highlights some of the key points on why you should read this book.Rather being dictatorial on what you should do, Dave simply outlines how he has been affected by the book and gives you little tasters on some of the book's contents so you know how good it is,Have you read it yet?Is it about time you read it again?
33 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Epi 80 Living Life on Your Terms
Are you in control of your time or do you feel you are at the beck n call of others?Looking for inspiration on how you can master your life?What does mastery look like?How would you feel if you lived your life on your terms?Dave brings in super podcast fan Fahimah Adam, barrister and director of No 7 Legal Services to talk through her approach to life and business. Fahimah has been on an epic voyage for the last 10 years working out what is right for her. She candidly explains her motivation and her secrets in this no holds bared talk through her focus.What steps are you taking to get the lifestyle you want?
26 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Epi 79 Resilience
A key attribute to being a business owner is ResilienceWhy?Lots is thrown your way. The battle between Getting Stuff Done (GSD) and developing yourself, people, products & services, direction of the business, changes in the market, compliance... the list goes on.So how do you handle this?In this podcast Dave talks through some components to this key attribute and how you can help yourself.Worth listening for all business owners, senior management and aspirational career minded individuals
24 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Epi 78 Balancing the Books
In life, like in business we have our "book"To get the most out of life we need to balance our book, but what does that mean?Dave takes you through how you can balance your book.How you can consider looking after yourself, which we have heard on previous podcasts how important making time for yourself is. Dave outlines areas on where you can look after yourself and how you can get more out of lifeWhat is your approach to life and work? How do you strike your balance?
34 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Epi 77 What's changing on LinkedIn?
Its so important to stay on top of the constant changes happening on Social Media to ensure you are maximising your reach. Arguably an important part of your Marketing StrategySo what's changing on LinkedIn?What new features can you now use on your profile?Who would know?Well Dave called upon Chief Socalite, Queen of Social Media, Karen Cureton, Director of Cureton Consulting Ltd. Karen covers all of the latest updates on LinkedIn, in her usual, friendly, straightforward manner. Explaining it well to Dave, so that he can understand
27 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Epi 76 Motivation
Struggling to get motivated?Wondering how to get stuff done?Struggling with symptoms of CBA?Are there any techniques which can spur you on to delivering more? Doing the things you want to get done?In this podcast Dave talks through some great techniques you can deploy which will help you through the minefield of being motivated Dave uses real world examples on how he achieves so much in a day, week and year. All of this he does highly motivated. He shares this so you can go from strength to strength. Why not try his steps to motivation to get yourself going?
18 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Epi 75 Master Your Time
If i said to you I can give you an hour back a day would you believe me?Are there any techniques you can apply to reclaim your day?Are there any disciplines you could adopt to make you more effective?Do you make time for self improvement, sleep, wellbeing?In this podcast Dave talks through some steps you can undertake which will allow you to Own you day.What techniques do you apply to take control?
29 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Epi 74 Flexible working and how to Avoid the Pitfalls
What is the difference between Flexible Working and Hybrid working?What should a business owner consider to support Flexible Working?Are there any pitfalls for Flexible Working?To help answer these questions and many more Dave is joined by Sue Grogan from joinedupwork.co.uk Sue helps Dave learn about the pitfalls of flexible working and how you can avoid them
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