Yo ho ho and a Merry Christmas to one and all

Merry Christmas

This will be my last blog post  of 2012 and I just wanted to share a few reflections before I head off into the hinterland of food, drink and black and white movies on TV.

To begin with I would like to thank you for your support and engagement. As with most bloggers I write to inspire, inform and amuse my readers and it is overwhelmingly important to me that you value what I produce.

For 2013 I’d like to step up a gear so if you have any business development related subjects you would like me to explore please comment on this post and I will do what I can to oblige.

I’d also like to thank my support team here at Flair Towers: Melanie who is my rock and without whom I just could not function and Kirsty who has bought fresh ideas and energy to the party – thank you both very much for your massive contribution this year.

Finally as you reflect upon the year just ending and perhaps cast some thought towards the year yet to come why not ponder on these three suggestions all of which strangely begin with the letter “F”: –

  1. Focus: most of us have a tendency to take on too many things and so dilute our efforts. Perhaps in 2013 we should say “no” more; drop some of our projects and put all our effort, resources and creativity into what remains. Concentrate to penetrate!
  2. Failure: a fear of failure holds us back and stops us from reaching our potential. How about in 2013 we take a few more risks and on those occasions when we fail use the experience to learn and grow. As Thomas Edison said “I failed my way to success”.
  3. Friends: a relationship is based upon trust, affinity and value whether it is with your friends or your business stakeholders so why not begin to think of the latter like the former? Treat you business contacts 90% the same as you would your friends and see what happens.

Well that’s me done for 2012. Once again thank you for your help, support and engagement and I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year and may your God go with you.

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Passionate about making business development a profession not just a job. Built and sold a £40m group in less than 9 years. Doing it all again and loving it!

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