Procrastination? I’ll Do That Later!

Procrastination? I’ll Do That Later!

We all do it – you might be doing it right now! Procrastination is the act of putting off tasks or activities that you should be focusing on now, usually in favour of doing something more fun, or more comfortable, than what you’re supposed to be doing. It’s a...
Backwards into the Future

Backwards into the Future

  Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua “I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past” I fell in love with this Māori whakataukī or ‘proverb’ when I first heard it at a conference. It refers to time as a kind of endless river, where the...
Goals by the Dozen

Goals by the Dozen

Like many people, I’ve taken the New Year as an opportunity to come up with a few personal resolutions and business goals that I want to achieve in 2018. I’m keen to make some differences, overcome some disappointments from last year and build on our successes. I find...
The Business Plan is Dead

The Business Plan is Dead

I have been writing and talking about business plans to creative people for a very long time, but recently (with the help of Linda Hailey), I’ve come to understand that the traditional business plan is actually dead. Creative people still come and see me because they...
The Monday Morning Meeting

The Monday Morning Meeting

  I first started having the Monday Morning Meeting when I was still at university, and discussing the idea of setting up a film business with two friends. Every Monday the three of us would meet in the local café and work out what needed to be done during that...