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Managing Anxiety: Sometimes, I Get Scared.

By Andrew Griffiths, serial entrepreneur and author @AGauthor   Managing anxiety is something we don’t talk about much. But it’s a reality for many of us and learning to manage it is vital for both a healthy mind AND a healthy business. When I was a kid I worried about everything. Which is unsurprising given the...
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Don’t Hide From Your Customers

By Andrew Griffiths, serial entrepreneur and author @AGauthor     If you want to keep your customers buying from you it is important that they can reach you easily. All too often I see sales people who start climbing the corporate ladder only to lose touch with their customers. They become too difficult to communicate with and...
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If You Win Every Job You’re Too Cheap

By Andrew Griffiths, serial entrepreneur and author @AGauthor    First published on www.inc.com It might feel counter-intuitive, but it’s true. I’ve worked with a lot of business owners and entrepreneurs over the years who take great pride in the fact that they win every job they go for. While I love the fact that they are winning...
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Every Business Faces Tough Financial Times at Some Stage

By Andrew Griffiths, serial entrepreneur and author @AGauthor    First published on www.inc.com I’ve yet to meet a business that hasn’t gone through tough times financially. I firmly believe there are two kinds of business – those that have had financial tough times and those that will have financial tough times. In hard financial times the amount...
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This One Productivity Hack Keeps Me On Track All Day

By Andrew Griffiths, serial entrepreneur and author @AGauthor    Recently I wrote an article on INC about the importance of routines and rituals and the role they play in building a successful business (or for that matter being successful at virtually anything). A lot of people contacted me to say that they have no problem determining...
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Are Your Customers Challenging Your Inner Zen?

By Andrew Griffiths, serial entrepreneur and author @AGauthor   I’ve noticed an interesting trend arising in the world of business – business owners are becoming resentful of their customers. I hear all the time that customers aren’t loyal any more, they are fickle, they come and go and so on. So the business owners are blaming...
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Why Authenticity is Good for Business

By Andrew Griffiths, serial entrepreneur and author @AGauthor  What can you learn about confidence and authenticity from a professional wrestler? Actually, a great deal. I recently watched a wonderful TED talk from a professional wrestler whose confidence was shattered after the death of his biggest fan, his father. I saw many similarities between the wrestler, Mike Kinney,...
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7 Ways to Stay Positive in Tough Times

By Andrew Griffiths, serial entrepreneur and author @AGauthor In business, as in life, it’s normal to have ups and downs. I’ve learned staying emotionally positive during tough times is challenging, but it’s a strategy that will help you through. Business of any kind is cyclic. We have good times, we have bad times, we have...
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The simple test to reveal why you’re not making money

By Andrew Griffiths, serial entrepreneur and author @AGauthor Do you feel like you’re working harder than ever but not really getting ahead or making money? Let’s explore what is behind that demotivating feeling. We all have times in our business where we feel a little off track. We’re doing a pile of things, in fact...
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