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DON’T SET ANY GOALS FOR 2018!

Right now, whether it is on Linkedin, Facebook, or any other social media/marketing platform, you cannot help but notice the annual rounds of suggestions, courses, and training proclaiming new year new you, set fresh set of goals for an amazing 2017. To all of these,...

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IN BUSINESS NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM

I have never met anyone in business who does not see the value in ensuring effective communication across or channels and media.  Ask any NLP practitioner, and they will start talking to you regarding the ‘Meta-Model,' or the ‘Milton Model' and the importance of...

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LESSONS I LEARNED FROM PARIS HILTON

Today we’ll talk about shameless self-promotion. That’s right, I said it! Shameless! After all, we are learning from Paris Hilton here. It’s all about self-promotion! Self-promotion comes in many forms and you can use different tactics to get your name out there. Look...

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HOW TO MAKE A £MILLION BUSINESS IN SOFTWARE

The last 20 years have been a boom time for those within the technology space with startup going from zero to multi-million business in a couple of years.  Observing this trend has led to yet further increase in the volume of these highly time-sensitive software...

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SHINING CHEYENNE – A CAUTIONARY BUSINESS TALE

I do not know if this applies to you, but I can sometimes be a victim of ‘shiny syndrome’ where the lure of something new temporarily blinds me to common sense and the obvious.  I find this syndrome even more common in business, where continual changes are the norm,...

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SUCCESS EQUATION

Confessions of the coach The Success Equation (Gc + Gc1)MM = Success +++ Where: G = Good           B= Bad              c= client             c1 = coach MM=Meta-Manager So let us presume that at some point in your business journey you recognise that your business is...

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HAPLESS BOB – A CAUTIONARY BUSINESS TALE

I thought I would share the number one reason for missed opportunities that I have observed in the SME business space over the last ten years.  Most significantly I am not talking about poor cash flow management, poor sales or marketing strategies.  Yes, all the...

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AT THE MOVIES

I'm still new to this Blog thing, so trying out a range of different topics to see what captures my attention.  So today a short review of a book I recently read.  I'm not going to drill down into the real detail of the tools and techniques but instead, focus on where...

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BREXIT (THE WORLD KEEPS TURNING)

The Century of Revolution. Today I’m talking about Brexit over a week has passed since the historic vote, the certainties of being part of the EU which we had just a few short days ago has gone. Regardless of political colour or how you voted that we are now entering...

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YOU’RE THE BOSS

For many people, one of the most empowering things about running your own business is taken control of your life, of truly being in the driving seat.  It is very motivating to see the reward to effort equation being a directly proportional one!  However, being the...

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

One of the surest ways to accelerate your business journey is to access the support of professionals. Now, these can include employees or external contractor. Employees allow the most value to be sweated from the asset but also creates the most cost and initially the...

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RISK AVERSION

Whenever you run your own business or when helping another business improve and grow you need to recognise their level of risk aversion.  I know as you read the last sentence your thinking that's bloody obvious but from experience, it not as apparent as you would...

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INTERESTING TIMES, INTERESTING PEOPLE

"While we can trace the origins of the modern institutions and convention of business to particular times and places, its primal essence goes back far beyond recorded history- back to the origins of human society itself."      Ajaz Ahmed (Limitless) I was lucky enough...

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HIERARCHY IN COACHING

If you have ever applied for a job as a coach one of the standard, and in my opinion pointless, the question is what's the difference between coaching and training.  Now I've yet to meet a coach who doesn't firstly have a very clearly defined definition and second...

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WHAT HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY?

Well, what happened in February?  Sometimes life just gets in the way of writing, other times it can be work that gets in the way.  In this case, it was most definitely work.  I feel that it’s largely in the end, beneficial, as you will shortly see.  You'll notice...

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THE POWER OF MODELLING

 When you’re first thinking through an idea it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simple and clearly, is hard to do.       Richard Branson. The above quote comes directly from the website Virgin.com one of ten inspirational quotes from one of...

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.      J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. Welcome to Blog number One from Meta-Manager, it's an...

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About the Author

Neil Jeffery
Founder Of Meta-Manager

Over the last ten years, I have worked in a mixture of commercial management roles, and public sector business support projects.  I've both designed and delivered thousands of hours of support via workshops and one to one sessions.  My clients range from start-ups to multinationals. The tools I've developed have allowed me to more than double my income within two years at the height of a recession.

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