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Apple “Crumble”, Lewis Hamilton &  Poison

On Monday night I went out for a nice meal at a gastro pub in a country village. I’d not been there before and I was impressed. Nice atmosphere, tasty wines, delicious food, all was going really well until it came to desert.   I plumped for the blackberry and apple...

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Business Growth Acceleration Tool #2: Business Growth Indicators

It is important to have a series of numbers you are always measuring in your business that tell you if your efforts are achieving what you’re looking to achieve. Reviewing these on a monthly basis gives you a snapshot of the health of your business, but also give you key information about whether what you’re spending your time on is worthwhile or not. If you can see numbers going up in the way you want, then you know the things you are doing are working and therefore it is worthwhile doing more of it. If the numbers aren’t going up then it also tells you that you might be wasting your time on some activities.

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Business Growth Acceleration Tool #1: ACCOUNTABILITY

Accountability is all about ACTION. It drives the learning and action cycle and when sustained over time creates change.
By having someone or something check in that action has been taken as agreed ensures progress. So just the simple act of telling your plan to another person raises the stakes. Making your commitments public draws your attention to it and reinforces its importance.
Being held accountable empowers the change you want to make. Accountability can provide the means for change and creates a great opportunity to acknowledge how you succeed. The structure of an accountability partnership in some way helps to get into action and stay in action to achieve goals.

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