10 reasons why you should quit your job within six months!

I was stuck in a job I hated – I mean really hated – for more than ten years. My friends and family could not understand why I hated my job as an insurance manager. I earned a six figure income and had all the perks and comforts of being employed as a middle-level manager for a large publicly-listed company. I wanted to quit my job. I procrastinated for a long time on the pros and cons of staying at my comfortable but soul-destroying job or leaving to start my own business. It was not until I couldn’t stand it any longer (I really was dying inside) that I decided Read more about 10 reasons why you should quit your job within six months![…]

What I Learned From My Marriage Breakup

August 2016 I have been absent for a while. It’s now been around six months since I created a post. I have gone from posting twice per week to posting nothing in six months. The reason is a simple and unfortunately common one, my marriage of eighteen years came to an abrupt end late last year. While the seeds of the eventual separation were sown many years ago, the last half of 2015 will not be remembered as one of my happiest. I am not going to go into any detail on why my marriage failed but I am going to write about what I have learnt about myself, and about long Read more about What I Learned From My Marriage Breakup[…]

Grow wider not taller: a simple alternative to growing your business TOO BIG

I started my first business – a flying school – seven years ago in 2010. In the first three years of my business I grew the business from one flight school and two aircraft up to three flight schools with a total of seven aircraft and numerous staff members. I enjoyed good growth thanks to a powering economy and a lack of other business competition at the time. I was training a very high net-worth individual at the time (he was worth around $80 million) and he asked to see my business structure and financials, so that he could give me advice in a mentoring role. I happily agreed as Read more about Grow wider not taller: a simple alternative to growing your business TOO BIG[…]