The subject of no regrets, for those who’ve watched my TEDx talk, you’ll see that what triggered me was my father’s death who had a load of regrets, and that’s when I vowed that I was not going out tha...
So, is cash flow killing your business? Many people band this word 'Cashflow' around often saying "my cashflow is tight this month." The question is, are you really measuring cashflow? 98% of businesses aren...
Wow, what a few days I experienced in the Himilayas. When I recorded the video for this blog it was pretty much global news about the disaster that hit the mountain. There’s only one thing worse than an avala...
The question I’ve got for you today is are you truly living? And what are you prepared to die for? That’s quite a sobering question really and when I recorded the video for this blog I was feeling very e...
When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone?  Are you pushing at the edges of fear?  As many of you know growth comes with fear... and OMG did I experience that recently on Everest!?! When I re...
When I recorded the video for this blog we were trekking from Basecamp to Advance Basecamp. In the video you can see a bit of snow coming in and hopefully you can see behind me yaks as they were our heavy lifte...
Where do you go when you have to make the really tough decisions? If you had to make a life changing decision, what would you do? When I recorded this blog I was standing at 6400 metres at probably one of th...
The question I have for you today is what makes you different? What’s your little bit of special? Where are you going against the crowd and where are you being disruptive? It’s this that is going to give yo...
Entrepreneurs... the warriors of independence & freedom! When I filmed the video for this blog I was on the Great Wall of China dressed up as a Chinese warrior (the crazy shit I get up to for a bit of a ...
Delegation doesn't mean giving lots of rubbish jobs to other people... it's about having the right team around you, who love doing what you hate! The question I have got for you today is are you loading a lo...
How many times has there been more month left at the end of your money?  Cash flow is one of the top killers of all small businesses, and recently I had to ensure mine was fully up to date, In order to go awa...
Are you busy doing rather than busy being?  When was the last time you indulged in yourself?  As entrepreneurs, we are all striving for the targets and goals but today I want you to reflect on whether you a...
As a proud Welshman, surrounded by sheep in the valleys, I started to think how many business owners acted like sheep with their social media tactics, as they are just following what everyone else is doing! ...
In April 2015 I set out to climb Everest, something that I had been planning for 10 years, however like many things 'man plans and God laughs'. As I am sure you are aware, while I was at Advanced Base Camp o...
Do you know what you are aiming for & what will you do when you reach it? I’m so excited to be recording this blog from a bucket list destination of the Forbidden City in Beijing! And I want to challen...
Have you got your defences up & are they required? When I filmed the video for this blog I was in China on the Great Wall, doing some altitude training, there were some really steep parts to the wall, so...
My question for you today is ‘Are you prepared for the unexpected?’ When I filmed the video for this blog I was on a train from Beijing to Lhasa, which is a two-day/two night journey.  Now what happened...
Do you feel like you’re on the hamster wheel? This could be in business or in life.   It happens to lots of us; we spend each day working away doing lots of 'stuff' for our business and before we know it we...
"In the light of the tragic events unfolding in Kathmandu and on Mount Everest, we have decided to abandon our World's Highest Dinner party attempt and are returning to Base Camp. Our thoughts and prayers ar...
Here at BGI, we spoke to Deri today who confirmed that him & the team are all fine.  They had left Base Camp when the earthquake hit Nepal.  They felt the tremors but none of their team are hurt. They ...
Today’s blog is around values; do you have a set of values, if so, what are they? More importantly do you live them, do all of your employees abide by them and how are they implemented in your company? ...
Ask yourself, do you live a life with ‘no regrets’?  This is a big mantra for me and something I live my life by.  If something awful happened to you tomorrow would you regret anything and do you feel tha...
This weeks blog comes from Glen Coe; one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.   When I look at the landscape of this place is connects me back to Vision & the Big Picture. However, the area I want ...
Is there something that you've always wanted to do or achieve?  Have you set yourself a big challenge, adventure or stretch?  Many of us have childhood dreams but how many of us actually achieve them, or have...
I often ask entrepreneurs like you 'Are you building the right business for you?  Does it meet the 5 elements of purpose? Are you passionate about it? Is there a need for what you do in the market spac...
When people know that I’m training for our Everest they often ask ‘how do you train for such a big event, what do you do to get yourself ready?’ Well, training for Everest is much like the question I a...
Today I have a question for you… How present are you, truly? This was a massive realisation for me and (as I filmed this vlog towards the end of last year) and it was probably my biggest lesson of 2014. ...
Are you an early bird?  I am and whenever I’m traveling abroad, I like to get out early, before everyone is up and go running.  I love exploring cities before the tourists get there. That’s what I did whe...
My question for you today is ‘What is your TRUE passion?’ Many of you who know me, are aware that mine is adventure. When I filmed this blog I was on the Californian coastline running; I love running,...
Happy New Year!  I hope you are well rested and ready to take 2015 by storm with your business strategy. So what have you got planned?  New product launches, new markets, new staff, increased profit, fewer...
My running time is my strategy time; I particularly love running in new countries where the environment inspires me.  While I was out running in Bruges, I came across a bridge, which is very symbolic in many w...
When I was in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland earlier this year I was blessed to spend some time with Andrea Pennington, a highly sought after TV consultant, medical journalist and author, with 20 years experience in ...
Adventure is very important to me and requires me to be physically fit, (especially as I am currently training to climb Everest in 2015).  Because of this I schedule time into my diary to make sure I keep up w...
I recently visited the Grand Hall in Bruges with the ATL (Association of Transformational Leaders).  So please check out the video so you can see the amazing architecture – as it’s breathtaking! When I ...
Happy Halloween! I was inspired to write this blog whilst working in my garden gathering pumpkins ready for my girls to carve for Halloween. Many of you will know me as the Strategy Man and are aware of m...
Recently I was out running in the Cotswold with my friend Andy Clayton and while he was completely destroying me by running up ridiculous hills, we were chatting about international trade, and especially Ch...
Do you wonder if your career is off tangent? Are you finding it an uphill task to effectively navigate the work world? I often use adventure as an analogy to business, as the preparation, journey & succe...
Welcome to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, what better place to talk about lifestyle? When you’re building businesses, I really encourage you to dial lifestyle into the purpose element of business. There’s ...
This BLOG, like so much great strategy was an accident!  It wasn’t prepared there wasn't a plan but the story kinda wrote itself. For those who have watched the accompanying video, you will see a sack rac...
The word TRUST has been coming up a lot recently, whether it’s businesses that have misused their trust with their customers… or celebrities in the limelight who aren’t who they’ve portrayed themselves ...
Lets talk “LOVE strategy” said in a kinda husky welsh Barry White tone… Now before you think I’ve gone bonkers… hang in there, this really is strategic but for your life. Those who know me and k...
Living the Jet Set Lifestyle…. Do you have the business that you set out to create? If you are anything like me you became an entrepreneur because you wanted to: Be your Own Boss Do more of what you ...
Every business needs to grow CONSTANTLY but who is stretching you? There has never been a more important time in history where the ability to GROW, ADAPT, CHANGE are THE most important ingredients in current...
On Valentine’s Day it’s time to show your clients that you LOVE them. So do you really LOVE ALL your clients? If not why not… Do you ever have the moment when your phone goes and you see the name...
I was privileged to meet Rachel Hanfling in my trip to the states... this woman is AMAZEBALLS!!! Rachel is to media what I am to mountains...  having co-produced Oprah's Winfrey's network (OWN) she is the ...
So we are nearly at the end of January and you will have just got to the bottom of the new year resolution emails in your inbox.  Don’t worry… I’m not going to add to them, they are mere whims.  I am mo...
I’m going to dispel a few myths about work/ life balance and what people say and don’t say about it. Whilst we’re about it let’s dispel a load of myths; there’s no Santa Clause, there’s no tooth fai...
What does 'sweating your assets’ actually mean? Some of you will already get it as it’s a good old business term that very much came out of the manufacturing industry. Usually it’s thought about in terms ...
How big are your business balls? I hope the picture for this blog brought a smile to your face... I thoroughly enjoyed the photo-shoot, although my ops and marketing directors nearly didn’t let me – so I...
‘Are you running blind in your business?’ I see this a lot in small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Usually if the passion element of purpose is in place they are running really enthusiastically, ...