HUGH CULVER

Five surprising lessons from starting a business in my 50’s

Five surprising lessons from starting a business in my 50’s

“With the sheer number of baby-boomers now approaching retirement age, the era of the “olderpreneur” is upon us.” Financial Times When I was a kid people retired at 60 - 65 if they didn’t like golf. When you get old, you retire. This was an irrefutable fact of life...

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Why Working Less Might Make You More Productive

Why Working Less Might Make You More Productive

Today was a good day. I did very little work. But don’t get me wrong…it was a really productive day. Let me explain. Recent research has looked at how many hours we are actually productive at work. And how much time is spent being distracted. The results are sort of...

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Why you need to experiment furiously and bravely dump

Why you need to experiment furiously and bravely dump

I just wrote my final email to my 2017 BOSS students. And there’s a bit in there I thought you might like. BOSS is an 8-week speaker training program I offer once a year. But it’s more than a bunch of videos - we have weekly calls, guest speakers, coaching and a...

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How to slap self-doubt in the face and get stuff done

How to slap self-doubt in the face and get stuff done

I just got off the phone with a student in my BOSS program. She needed tough love. She was running around in cerebral circles thinking of all the things she should be doing, could be doing, to move her speaking business forward and then - just as quickly - coming up...

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Planning Ahead and why You’re Screwed

Planning Ahead and why You’re Screwed

It’s that time of year again - the days are shorter, malls are full, power drills are on sale and your year is winding up. How are you feeling? Optimistic? Fearful? Regretful? Confused? Exhausted? I’m feeling all those emotions and then some - I want to turn a fresh...

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Look where you’re looking (that’s your future)

Look where you’re looking (that’s your future)

In the United States there’s a weird statistic about driving accidents that’s a bit frightening, but actually very instructive. Here it is. Of all vehicle related fatalities, one in five resulted from the driver hitting a lone tree or telephone pole - six inches to...

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