Takeaway Trauma

Takeaway Trauma

 

I know, you wouldn’t believe it to look at my six pack and toned physique (or at least the pictures of them on my vision board), but I actually do eat takeaway every now and then.

Last week, the cuisine of choice was our local Indian restaurant.

We’ve been ordering from them for years, and it’s one of the few places that Sarah hasn’t got into an argument with, and refused to ever use again (I’m going to miss you, Ridgeway Pizza…).

It was a Saturday night, around 7pm. Busy, busy times for a takeaway.

So busy in fact that they turned off the ability to order through Just Eat.

After I’d spent 10 minutes entering everyone’s choices into said app, and ensuring that fifty poppadoms would be enough for the four of us.

I hit the button to pay them. Nothing.

Rang them to find out why. “We’re busy, we’ve turned it off”.

Oh, ok. Let’s order over the phone then.

“It’ll be ready to collect in an hour”

I head to the restaurant 59 minutes later. Was my food ready?

“It’ll be five minutes”

Twenty minutes later…

“Just a few minutes more”

Whilst I was sat waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for my food, I discovered another “unique” way that the staff deal with being busy.

They took the phone off the hook.

Their logic was simple. You can’t be busy if people can’t order! There are no customer complaints if there’s no way to speak to you!

Eventually, our food was ready. Not one word of apology for it being 25 minutes late, and they delivered exactly what was ordered – not a bhaji more.

They might have solved the immediate problem of being too busy on a Saturday night – but they’re going to create long term problems with these little niggles.

Overpromising, underdelivering, making it difficult for customers to order, making it impossible for customers to speak to you.

Individually, none of these things are going to put them out of business. But each small, 1% “cost” soon compounds, and can create BIG issues in the long term.

Issues that can’t be fixed by leaving your phone off the hook…

Cheers,

John

ps. If you want to start fixing the small 1% losses, and start notching up a few 1% gains in your business, the One Percent Club will be opening its doors in just 9 days time. You can join the VIP waiting list here.

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I know I am better organised, better planned and prepared and more likely to succeed sooner, thanks to their wisdom and experience.”

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"Two normal blokes from Plymouth" John and Jason have been working together, building businesses for over two decades!

They're the anti-gurus with a strong dislike of psuedo business psycho-babble. Their no-nonsense, straightforward approach with relateable and valuable advice has won them followers from all over the world. They've helped hundreds of business owners improve their businesses and lives.

The King of Can-do and the 'Lazy' Entrepreneur have a mountain of knowledge they're happy to share.

Could you DOUBLE your business 1% at a time?

Could you grow your business by just 1% this week? That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Well, if you could grow your business by just 1% every week, after 69 weeks, you’d have DOUBLED your business!

These 1% gains are the same techniques used by the British Cycling Team that helped them turn a bunch of “also-rans” into world beaters, notching up forty-two medals in the last four Olympics, as well as winning six of the last seven Tour De France races.

The One Percent Club will show you EXACTLY how to implement these 1% gains into your business, and how they can stack up to REALLY grow your business.

John released his first book “Big Ideas… for Small Businesses” in 2017, and it shot straight to the #1 bestseller list for Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Amazon, outselling books by Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Duncan Bannatyne combined.

Since then, it’s sold thousands and thousands of copies all over the world, and attracted more than 100 five-star reviews. But more importantly, it’s changed the lives of small business owners all over the world, who now understand that running a lifestyle business isn’t a bad thing.

I think you’ll like it…

PO Box 74,
Plymouth, PL7 1ZN

“Stop trying to hit the bloody ball!”

“Stop trying to hit the bloody ball!”

 

That was the advice my golf coach gave me this week. I was so focused on trying to hit the little white sphere, that all of my attention was going into *trying* to hit it.
Which meant that I wasn’t focusing on extending my arms correctly. I wasn’t focused on pivoting my hips, or following through with my swing. I wasn’t keeping my chin up, or dropping my right shoulder.
In short, I wasn’t doing the stuff that would have led to me successfully hitting the ball, because I was too busy “trying” to hit it.

It’s the same with business owners. They’re so busy worrying about how they’re going to make money, that they don’t focus on doing the things that would bring them money.
“I need to earn £100k this year” is no different to “I must hit the ball”.

When you take the right actions consistently, you get the results you want. But if you focus all of your energy on the result, and none on the technique, you’ll end up like one of my golf drives, skewing off into the trees, or plopping into a lake.

I need to stop trying to hit the ball, and start doing the stuff that will make me hit it.
You need to stop trying to make money, or grow your business, or lose weight, or be more present, or pass an exam, or learn a language, or get a promotion.

And start consistently doing the stuff that will get you there. The results are inevitable if you get the setup right.

ps. If you want to learn the “right stuff” to do, the One Percent Club doors open up again next month. You can jump on the VIP waiting list at http://www.bigidea.co.uk/opcc.

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How Jon Monks doubled his sales whilst working half as hard

“John and Jason have been there and done it and don’t have an ego about it like many others.

I know I am better organised, better planned and prepared and more likely to succeed sooner, thanks to their wisdom and experience.”

Matt Tricot - 1upsearch

"Two normal blokes from Plymouth" John and Jason have been working together, building businesses for over two decades!

They're the anti-gurus with a strong dislike of psuedo business psycho-babble. Their no-nonsense, straightforward approach with relateable and valuable advice has won them followers from all over the world. They've helped hundreds of business owners improve their businesses and lives.

The King of Can-do and the 'Lazy' Entrepreneur have a mountain of knowledge they're happy to share.

Could you DOUBLE your business 1% at a time?

Could you grow your business by just 1% this week? That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Well, if you could grow your business by just 1% every week, after 69 weeks, you’d have DOUBLED your business!

These 1% gains are the same techniques used by the British Cycling Team that helped them turn a bunch of “also-rans” into world beaters, notching up forty-two medals in the last four Olympics, as well as winning six of the last seven Tour De France races.

The One Percent Club will show you EXACTLY how to implement these 1% gains into your business, and how they can stack up to REALLY grow your business.

John released his first book “Big Ideas… for Small Businesses” in 2017, and it shot straight to the #1 bestseller list for Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Amazon, outselling books by Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Duncan Bannatyne combined.

Since then, it’s sold thousands and thousands of copies all over the world, and attracted more than 100 five-star reviews. But more importantly, it’s changed the lives of small business owners all over the world, who now understand that running a lifestyle business isn’t a bad thing.

I think you’ll like it…

PO Box 74,
Plymouth, PL7 1ZN

7 ways to get more done in less time…

7 ways to get more done in less time…

Every time I do a Q&A, or a talk, I get asked some variation of the “how do you get so much done” question. It’s happened so many times now, that I thought I’d write a post to tell you exactly I get so much done – and I can then save even more time, by pointing people here, instead of giving long-winded answers.

I used to work 100-hour weeks, pulling all-nighters and wearing my “hustle” as a badge of honour. Then I had kids, and my priorities changed BIG-time.

I now work 20 to 25 hours a week, yet I actually get MORE done than I used to in over a hundred.

Here are 7 things I do (or don’t do!) in order to get more stuff done in less time.

1. I don’t check email very often.

Inbox Zero isn’t something I value very highly. At any given point in time, I can have anything from just under a hundred, to more than a thousand unread emails in my inbox. And that’s fine with me.

There’s a famous saying that “your email inbox is everyone else’s to-do list.”

I was inspired by Tim Ferriss in his book “The Four Hour Work Week”, where Tim set up an autoresponder message, letting anyone who emailed him know that he only checked emails once a week on a Monday afternoon. If you were emailing Tim on a Tuesday morning, you had a long wait in store.

That seemed a bit extreme to me, but I do have my own version (You may well be reading this post as a result of my own autoresponder email message!), and I block out time to deal with emails when it fits into my diary (see creating a plan, below).

Sometimes this is once a day, other times it’s a couple of times a week, and occasionally, when my head is buried in book-writing mode, or an intense project that demands all of my time, energy, and focus, I won’t even look at emails for a week or two.

I have an assistant who does go into my email inbox on a daily basis, and she deals with a lot of my emails for me. She is able to filter and divert hundreds and hundreds of messages every week, so I never need to see them. She can also alert me to anything urgent that I need to look at, without me needing to dive into my inbox twenty times a day, and getting distracted all the time.

2. I triage everything

There’s an order to everything. Some things are more important than others. If you ever have to take a trip to your local Emergency Department, you’re likely to begin your journey in the Triage department. It’s their job to prioritise their resources to those who have a more urgent need.

The bloke dying of a heart attack jumps the queue ahead of the lady with a nasty cut on her leg, and she’s going to be seen before the guy nursing a black eye and a broken nose.

When I first went from 100+ hour weeks to 25-hour weeks, I did some 80/20 analysis. I worked out the 20% of tasks that gave me 80% of the results. And I stopped doing everything else.

My time is the most important resource I have, so I triage it.

I take care of the really important, urgent, time-critical things first. Then I focus my attention to non-urgent projects and tasks that move the needle for me – that give me the biggest bang for my buck.

Once those are done (and only then), I’ll start looking at other “stuff” – These could be emails from last week, paperwork that’s sat on my desk for a couple of weeks, or little jobs that have been waiting patiently for several months.

I don’t do things in the order they land on my desk. I do them in order of importance.

3. I create a plan, and stick to it.

If it’s not in my calendar, it doesn’t exist.

I live my life via my “Weekly Planner” (you can get your own copy of this here.), and have done so for the last six years. Every Friday afternoon, I plan out the following week, based on the “immovable objects” in my calendar, and my goals for the current quarter.

That allows me to easily see at a glance where the gaps are.

I can see where I can fit in a round of golf, or a gym session. Where I’m going to have time to look at emails, or where to batch my meetings.

And this plan rules me. I follow it to the letter. I stick to the schedule, and it gets me where I want to go. Sometimes I’ll deliberately leave some “gaps” open on the plan for contingencies, or dealing with the “stuff” that will inevitably get thrown my way.

But I don’t spend my days reacting to “stuff” in general – I stick to the plan like Sticky the Stick Insect, stuck on a sticky bun.

4. I don’t answer my phone.

Reasons I WILL answer my phone:

  1. We’ve booked a call in the diary, and it’s now the agreed time. (See sticking to the plan, above)
  2. You’re calling from my child’s school. (See Triage, also above)
  3. Erm, that’s about it.

Reasons I WON’T answer my phone:

  1. Everything else.

Being at the beck and call of my phone, dutifully answering it every time it rings takes me away from what I should be doing. It stops me in my tracks, and wastes valuable time that I should be spending working towards my goals. If we haven’t booked a call, and it’s not an emergency, I won’t be picking up!

My phone spends most of the day in “do not disturb” mode. The very first thing I do when getting a new phone is to turn off all of the notifications. I want my phone to serve me, and be available whenever I need it – not the other way around!

5. I know what I want to get done.

I’m not going to be the first person to talk about goal setting. But you know why everyone talks about goal setting?

Because it works. When I was working 100+ hour weeks, I didn’t really have any specific short term goals, beyond “earn a shit-load of money”. I didn’t have any focus for those 100+ hours, so I wasted them, doing all the “stuff” that I don’t touch anymore, reacting to every little thing around me.

Then I discovered the sweet spot of goal setting – Three BIG goals in 90 days. Three things are small enough to keep front of mind all the time, and ninety days is long enough to achieve something meaningful.

I wrote more about 90 day goal setting, and how to optimise it in my first book Big Ideas… for Small Businesses.

Because I always know what my BIG 3 are, it’s much easier to keep things on track, and ensure that the plan (See stick to the plan, above!) is pretty much guaranteed to take me to my goals. On the rare occasions that I do stray from the plan, having clear goals makes it much, much easier to get back on course.

6. I don’t have fifty tabs open.

You know how I can spot someone who’s wasting their own time? I send them a Facebook message, and get a reply within a minute. I can usually email these same people, and get a reply within 5 minutes. They’ve got their inbox open in one tab, and Facebook in another.

They’ve probably got three or four other things that they’re “working on” or “researching” also open – as well as what they actually should be doing.

What used to happen to Internet Explorer (showing my age now!) when you had too many windows open? Yep, it would crash. And that’s what happens to your focus when you’ve got fifty tabs open.

If you’re working on one thing at a time (and you should be!), then you only need one or two tabs open. When I’m writing, I have one window open – the one I’m writing in.. and nothing else. I even turn music off, so it doesn’t distract me.

By now, you’re probably spotting a common theme throughout all these hacks – they keep me focused on what I’m supposed to be doing – the things that will take me towards the goals I’ve set myself.

7. I don’t hang around on Facebook all day.

And I don’t watch TED talks when I’m supposed to be writing copy. I refuse to allow myself to be distracted by time-vampires – sucking the productive hours out of my day.

There’ll be plenty of time for dicking about on Facebook, binge-watching YouTube videos, or reading that book I’ve been wanting to get around to – after I’m finished with what I’m supposed to be doing.

The stuff that’s going to help me achieve my goals.

Anything else is just noise.

Some more Big ideas

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#ALB37 How Neville Wright turned 37p and his Dad’s ladder into a £100 million empire

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How Jon Monks doubled his sales whilst working half as hard

“John and Jason have been there and done it and don’t have an ego about it like many others.

I know I am better organised, better planned and prepared and more likely to succeed sooner, thanks to their wisdom and experience.”

Matt Tricot - 1upsearch

"Two normal blokes from Plymouth" John and Jason have been working together, building businesses for over two decades!

They're the anti-gurus with a strong dislike of psuedo business psycho-babble. Their no-nonsense, straightforward approach with relateable and valuable advice has won them followers from all over the world. They've helped hundreds of business owners improve their businesses and lives.

The King of Can-do and the 'Lazy' Entrepreneur have a mountain of knowledge they're happy to share.

Could you DOUBLE your business 1% at a time?

Could you grow your business by just 1% this week? That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Well, if you could grow your business by just 1% every week, after 69 weeks, you’d have DOUBLED your business!

These 1% gains are the same techniques used by the British Cycling Team that helped them turn a bunch of “also-rans” into world beaters, notching up forty-two medals in the last four Olympics, as well as winning six of the last seven Tour De France races.

The One Percent Club will show you EXACTLY how to implement these 1% gains into your business, and how they can stack up to REALLY grow your business.

John released his first book “Big Ideas… for Small Businesses” in 2017, and it shot straight to the #1 bestseller list for Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Amazon, outselling books by Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Duncan Bannatyne combined.

Since then, it’s sold thousands and thousands of copies all over the world, and attracted more than 100 five-star reviews. But more importantly, it’s changed the lives of small business owners all over the world, who now understand that running a lifestyle business isn’t a bad thing.

I think you’ll like it…

PO Box 74,
Plymouth, PL7 1ZN

Have you tried saying NO?

Have you tried saying NO?

say no to reduce overwhelm

Have you tried saying NO?

We’re business owners. Entrepreneurs. Problem solvers.

Often our default answer is yes, even if we don’t know what the question is (hat tip to the excellent book by Neville Wright.. if you haven’t read it yet, do yourself a favour and grab a copy here: https://amzn.to/2RTj56T).

But you can’t just walk around saying YES to every single opportunity that comes your way. That path leads to overwhelm, frustration and burnout.

One of our One Percenters, who shall remain nameless (but she knows who she is!) has threatened to block Jason and I from seeing her posts on Facebook, as we keep reminding her that she’s taking on too much.

She’s a 100mph, all-in type of person. She doesn’t do half measures, or lame attempts. If she says she’s going to do something, she does it, and she does it well.

Even if it means working 100 hour weeks, burning out, and feeling immense overwhelm.

We’ll remind her to ease off the gas a little, and to make some time for herself, her health, and her family.

Then two weeks later, she’s launching another brand new business, or embarking on a speaking career, or creating a new product line.

All of which are great ideas, but if you haven’t got the systems and processes, the capacity, to deal with it, there’s only so much you can do.

When we feel that our One Percenters are nearing capacity, but still looking at new opportunities, we ask them the following question:

“If you say yes to this, what are you saying no to?”

You have a finite amount of time.

If you say yes to working late tonight, you’re saying no to tucking the kids into bed.

If you say yes to launching a brand new business, you’re saying no to giving your existing business 100% of your focus.

Something’s gotta give.

You can either choose what gives, or let the natural process of displacement choose for you – And the first thing to “give” there is normally your health. Your wellbeing.

Exhaustion. Burnout. Nervous Breakdown. Call it what you want. It’s your body’s way of saying “NO! No more.”

If you say yes to this, what are you saying no to?

Some more Big ideas

Hula Hooping for self confidence!

Introducing the O’Shitometer

#ALB37 How Neville Wright turned 37p and his Dad’s ladder into a £100 million empire

#ALB49 ThreeSixty Mortgages podcast

How Jon Monks doubled his sales whilst working half as hard

“John and Jason have been there and done it and don’t have an ego about it like many others.

I know I am better organised, better planned and prepared and more likely to succeed sooner, thanks to their wisdom and experience.”

Matt Tricot - 1upsearch

"Two normal blokes from Plymouth" John and Jason have been working together, building businesses for over two decades!

They're the anti-gurus with a strong dislike of psuedo business psycho-babble. Their no-nonsense, straightforward approach with relateable and valuable advice has won them followers from all over the world. They've helped hundreds of business owners improve their businesses and lives.

The King of Can-do and the 'Lazy' Entrepreneur have a mountain of knowledge they're happy to share.

Could you DOUBLE your business 1% at a time?

Could you grow your business by just 1% this week? That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Well, if you could grow your business by just 1% every week, after 69 weeks, you’d have DOUBLED your business!

These 1% gains are the same techniques used by the British Cycling Team that helped them turn a bunch of “also-rans” into world beaters, notching up forty-two medals in the last four Olympics, as well as winning six of the last seven Tour De France races.

The One Percent Club will show you EXACTLY how to implement these 1% gains into your business, and how they can stack up to REALLY grow your business.

John released his first book “Big Ideas… for Small Businesses” in 2017, and it shot straight to the #1 bestseller list for Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Amazon, outselling books by Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Duncan Bannatyne combined.

Since then, it’s sold thousands and thousands of copies all over the world, and attracted more than 100 five-star reviews. But more importantly, it’s changed the lives of small business owners all over the world, who now understand that running a lifestyle business isn’t a bad thing.

I think you’ll like it…

PO Box 74,
Plymouth, PL7 1ZN

“Shut up heart, I’m in charge here!”

“Shut up heart, I’m in charge here!”

We look at hundreds of potential business investments every year. And we say “no” to 99% of them.

Every now and then, we find a deal that we WANT to do. It excites us. It energises us. We can visualise very easily what the business could look like in two or three years time.

There’s just one small problem.

The numbers don’t stack up.

It’s actually a lousy investment right now. The current business owner might have optimised the business to run as a really nice lifestyle business – there could be quite a lot of revenue not going through the books for example.

Or they might have taken some shortcuts with regards to health and safety.

But more often than not, the biggest problem is that they’re still doing everything themselves. They’re still putting in 80 hours a week, and only drawing £12k a year to save tax.

Then they value the business based on that.

I do normally offer to pay their asking price, but only on the proviso that they can first source me a manager with similar levels of experience who is also willing to work 80 hours a week for £12k a year.

And they look at me like *I’m* living in a fantasy world…

So we walk away.

But then, like Al Pacino in the Godfather, just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

And by “they”, I mean my heartstrings.

You see, my heart REALLY wants to do this deal.

My head KNOWS it’s a stupid idea, with too little upside, and far too much downside.

It’s in a sector I know nothing about.

It belongs on the “too hard” pile.

But my heart can picture me owning the business. And WHAT a business it could be. A proper “legacy” business. A big name, with loads of prestige.

“Shut up heart, I’m in charge here,” says the brain.

“I don’t think so…”

And so the battle rages on. One day I’m out. I’ve told the business owner that I can’t make the numbers work, and so we won’t be investing.

The very next day, I get a PM from a contact who says we should have a coffee and a chat about it.. boom, I’m back in!

As humans, we make emotional decisions first, and then try to rationalise them with facts after the event. As an investor I have to try and do it the other way around.

I have to ignore my emotions, and ensure I have an airtight logical case FIRST. Then I can let the heart have his say.

Because the heart’s answer is the same as Richard Branson’s – “Screw it, let’s do it!”.

But the entrepreneurial graveyard is full of business owners who decided to just screw it and do it.

So shut the hell up heart, and let head make the decisions around here, alright?

Sure thing.

Then again, it would be an amazing business…

Some more Big ideas

Hula Hooping for self confidence!

Introducing the O’Shitometer

#ALB37 How Neville Wright turned 37p and his Dad’s ladder into a £100 million empire

#ALB49 ThreeSixty Mortgages podcast

How Jon Monks doubled his sales whilst working half as hard

“John and Jason have been there and done it and don’t have an ego about it like many others.

I know I am better organised, better planned and prepared and more likely to succeed sooner, thanks to their wisdom and experience.”

Matt Tricot - 1upsearch

"Two normal blokes from Plymouth" John and Jason have been working together, building businesses for over two decades!

They're the anti-gurus with a strong dislike of psuedo business psycho-babble. Their no-nonsense, straightforward approach with relateable and valuable advice has won them followers from all over the world. They've helped hundreds of business owners improve their businesses and lives.

The King of Can-do and the 'Lazy' Entrepreneur have a mountain of knowledge they're happy to share.

Could you DOUBLE your business 1% at a time?

Could you grow your business by just 1% this week? That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Well, if you could grow your business by just 1% every week, after 69 weeks, you’d have DOUBLED your business!

These 1% gains are the same techniques used by the British Cycling Team that helped them turn a bunch of “also-rans” into world beaters, notching up forty-two medals in the last four Olympics, as well as winning six of the last seven Tour De France races.

The One Percent Club will show you EXACTLY how to implement these 1% gains into your business, and how they can stack up to REALLY grow your business.

John released his first book “Big Ideas… for Small Businesses” in 2017, and it shot straight to the #1 bestseller list for Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Amazon, outselling books by Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Duncan Bannatyne combined.

Since then, it’s sold thousands and thousands of copies all over the world, and attracted more than 100 five-star reviews. But more importantly, it’s changed the lives of small business owners all over the world, who now understand that running a lifestyle business isn’t a bad thing.

I think you’ll like it…

PO Box 74,
Plymouth, PL7 1ZN

Hula-hooping for self confidence…

Hula-hooping for self confidence…

Everything you desire lies one step outside of your comfort zone.

I wrote in Big Ideas… for Small Businesses (https://amzn.to/2QwdQxa, page 146) about my previous battles with low self-confidence, and how one of my mentors helped me overcome this fear with a simple hula hoop.

“He’d get me to imagine a fairly small hula hoop, that would only just fit around me, and got me to (metaphorically) lay it on the ground and stand in the middle of it.

“That represents your comfort zone,” he would say. “You’re completely at ease with doing everything inside of that hula hoop. But anything outside of the hoop scares you. The stuff just outside of the hoop scares you a little, and the stuff that’s further away from you scares you more.

‘The only way to grow your comfort zone is to do stuff that’s JUST outside of the hula hoop – within your grasp, but certainly OUTSIDE of your comfort zone. Stuff that scares you, without a doubt, but don’t even THINK about attempting the really scary stuff at this stage.’

Once I’d done something that was JUST outside my hula hoop, he would give me a slightly bigger metaphorical hula hoop – ‘There you go. Your comfort zone just got bigger. Now if you want to grow it further, just keep doing stuff that’s within your reach, but just outside of your hula hoop.’”

Even now, five years on, I’m still doing stuff to grow my hula hoop. I’m no longer throwing myself out of planes, but I am speaking on stage, doing a 50-minute keynote in front of 250 people next week.

This from a person who, five years ago would have struggled to talk to ONE person he didn’t know, for ONE minute.

What can YOU do today to grow YOUR hula hoop?

Maybe you’ve been lurking in our Facebook group for a while, but never had the nerve to post or comment?

Perhaps you’ve been putting off picking up the phone and talking to a past client?

Is there a networking event that you’re a bit scared to go to?

Do SOMETHING today, right now if you can, that’s *just* outside of your comfort zone. And then watch your hula hoop grow.

Before long, you could land a helicopter on it…

Some more Big ideas

Hula Hooping for self confidence!

Introducing the O’Shitometer

#ALB37 How Neville Wright turned 37p and his Dad’s ladder into a £100 million empire

#ALB49 ThreeSixty Mortgages podcast

How Jon Monks doubled his sales whilst working half as hard

“John and Jason have been there and done it and don’t have an ego about it like many others.

I know I am better organised, better planned and prepared and more likely to succeed sooner, thanks to their wisdom and experience.”

Matt Tricot - 1upsearch

"Two normal blokes from Plymouth" John and Jason have been working together, building businesses for over two decades!

They're the anti-gurus with a strong dislike of psuedo business psycho-babble. Their no-nonsense, straightforward approach with relateable and valuable advice has won them followers from all over the world. They've helped hundreds of business owners improve their businesses and lives.

The King of Can-do and the 'Lazy' Entrepreneur have a mountain of knowledge they're happy to share.

Could you DOUBLE your business 1% at a time?

Could you grow your business by just 1% this week? That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Well, if you could grow your business by just 1% every week, after 69 weeks, you’d have DOUBLED your business!

These 1% gains are the same techniques used by the British Cycling Team that helped them turn a bunch of “also-rans” into world beaters, notching up forty-two medals in the last four Olympics, as well as winning six of the last seven Tour De France races.

The One Percent Club will show you EXACTLY how to implement these 1% gains into your business, and how they can stack up to REALLY grow your business.

John released his first book “Big Ideas… for Small Businesses” in 2017, and it shot straight to the #1 bestseller list for Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Amazon, outselling books by Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Duncan Bannatyne combined.

Since then, it’s sold thousands and thousands of copies all over the world, and attracted more than 100 five-star reviews. But more importantly, it’s changed the lives of small business owners all over the world, who now understand that running a lifestyle business isn’t a bad thing.

I think you’ll like it…

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