Be brave, be brave, be brave: If you’re not sure you can do it, do it.

Be brave, be brave, be brave: If you’re not sure you can do it, do it.

Still on holiday this week (now I’m on the Isle of Skye). 

So instead of a full Note, here’s a sketchnote from an event I went to, which gave me a great deal to think about as a business owner. 

The topic was “strategy”, which can sound really boring. It’s been used and overused until we think it has to do with documents or long meetings or buzzwords like blue sky thinking. 

When really, it has to do with being brave. 

What impressed me most with this talk from @bigdogagency were statements like “be brave, be brave, be brave”. 

“Be brave and stick to it.”

“Be better than the day before.”

“You have to make time for it. It comes down to you.” 

“If you’re not sure you can do it, do it.” (Richard Branson)

“Tactical means you win the game. Strategy means you win consistently.”

Be brave, be brave, be brave: If you’re not sure you can do it, do it.

What i’d love to hear from you today is: 

Where do you need to be brave – in life or in business?


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Road trippin and tomb hunting in the northern Irish countryside with one of my life besties. It’s a satisfying thing to climb these hills and watch the clouds move… and explore the old tombs which are older than the pyramids. 

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What will you do when you’ve arrived?

One of the things business owners tend to focus on is getting the business to run without you.

Systems, team, leadership, pricing… you work so hard on each of these and it often takes longer than you expect.

Maybe you have a vague idea of what you’d do with all that free time once it appears, but I’d guess just as many of you aren’t 100% sure what that will look like.

Every day is so full you don’t have to time to pause. “I’ll spend more time with my family”, you tell yourself. More holidays, more of whatever fills you up.

It might be cooking or DIY or reading, but equally it might be writing a book. Coaching. Speaking. A second or third business of a new kind. 

Which means NOW is the time to start thinking about it.

That can feel overwhelming, if things aren’t “sorted” yet. You still have team issues, or the systems and tech are taking longer than expected to deliver results. You’ve lost some clients, or are struggling to get new ones.

The fact is, all those things may be indicators you’re closer than you realise.

These issues will get sorted – and the moment they do, you could hit a point where you have that spare time. You have a little more energy, or money, or space and freedom. For whatever. 

Now what?

What’s that “whatever”?

That’s when you start looking at your personal brand.

It’s different from your business brand. Instead of being focused on an audience, buying a service; instead of being something which summarises an entire business including clients and team, now you have the opportunity to consider what summarises YOU.

What you care about. The message you’d get out to the world if you could. The kind of people who think the way you do.

If this is even a *glimmer* of a thought in your mind, I’d love to hear from you. I’m working on a live workshop event in the UK, and I want to make sure we cover what would be the most helpful for you, right now.

Before everything is “sorted”.

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