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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How to add some magic to your next planning session

How to add some magic to your next planning session

At some point in my career I realized a small investment in technology can pay big dividends. My first remote clicker let me walk, talk and click (look Mom!). My first mini-video recorder (remember the Flip?), audio recorder, movie editing software and auto-back-up...

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How I overcame procrastination by blocking time

How I overcame procrastination by blocking time

You get off the phone with great intentions. “Yes” you say (full of promise and pride) to your prospect, “I’ll get that proposal to you by Thursday.” So far so good. Immediately you note “Send proposal to Joe Blow” (not his real name, hopefully) to your long, growing...

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How to wrap up 2015 and design an awesome next year

How to wrap up 2015 and design an awesome next year

It’s that time of year again—not quite finished, too early for fireworks—and I have a question for you. How’re you doing? At this time of year I’m looking at a long list of projects that still need my attention. Sigh. There’s the new team member we still haven’t...

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Get focused – 13 tools to eliminate distractions today

Get focused – 13 tools to eliminate distractions today

We live in the Age of Distraction—smartphones, email, people, and social media can reduce your productive hours to minutes. And even though we might convince ourselves a quick check on Facebook or Twitter doesn’t amount to much—it does. In one study at Stanford...

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Why You Stay Stuck (And 5 Fast Ways to Get Unstuck Today)

Why You Stay Stuck (And 5 Fast Ways to Get Unstuck Today)

You’ve been there. It’s 2:30 in the afternoon, your InBox is open, more emails are arriving, your screen shows a half-finished proposal, there’s a stack of business cards on your desk you meant to do something with, somewhere on your desk is a To-Do list that’s so...

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My Freak Out And 5 Lessons Learned

My Freak Out And 5 Lessons Learned

True confession, I really blew it last month. Not quite like hitting “the wall” at 30 kms in a marathon, but bad enough that I don’t want to repeat it. I had taken on too much. I was clocking too many hours, and starting to feel like I had a J.O.B., instead of a...

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