Info

Ambitious. Lifestyle. Business. Podcast.

Are you a small business owner who likes to think BIG? Then this podcast is for YOU. It's a place where AMBITIOUS business owners learn and share SIMPLE, PRACTICAL tips and advice to help their businesses GROW with ONE purpose... TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE LIFESTYLE THEY WANT. Whatever that means for YOU... Maybe you want to earn £100k a year? Maybe you want to spend more time with friends and family, or travel more? You might want to give up the Day Job, or completely change direction in your business. Perhaps you want to retire in X years? Remove yourself from doing the jobs you HATE? Sack your problem clients? This monthly podcast is 100% FREE. There's no ads. No spammy upsells. No fluffy, woo-woo BS. Just simple, practical help to grow YOUR Ambitious Lifestyle Business.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Ambitious. Lifestyle. Business. Podcast.
2021
March
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: 2021
Mar 1, 2021

Whether you call them 1% gains, Winner Stays On, Marginal Gains, optimisation, or Constant And Never-ending Improvement - doesn't matter.

What matters is that you strive to be better tomorrow than you were today.

The One Percent Club is NOT about growing your business. A bigger business often means more stress, more problems and more responsibilities. 

More isn’t better. Better is better.

The One Percent Club won’t help you GROW your business. It’ll help you IMPROVE your business, so that it delivers the lifestyle you TRULY want

The One Percent Club doors are open until March 31st at 9pm - https://bigidea.co.uk/opcc

Feb 4, 2021

Nine years ago, James Marks sat, head in hands at his kitchen table, wondering how he was going to pay the bills. Today, James owns a number of businesses, employs 34 people, and has systemised his entire operation - leaving him free to write romance novels.

Yes, really. 

In this episode, James tells us exactly how he became an “overnight success” in those nine years.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How James started his very first business by searching Google for “how to run a window cleaning round” after his interest-free credit cards ran out.
  • James’s constant devotion to personal development and self improvement.
  • How a One Percent Club coaching call helped James realise that he needed to systemise his business.
  • How, as a result of that systemisation work, James removed himself from the day-to-day work.
  • The rule of 3 and 10 - that predicts exactly when your business systems will break.
  • The time that James devotes to creating evergreen assets - including ghostwriting romance novels under a pen name!
  • How wrong we all were about 2020 - hoping for “a year of plain sailing”, and declaring it would be “the year of travel” - oops!
Jan 7, 2021

#ALB73 – The man who keeps people connected….. Tony Smith

This month’s guest is Tony Smith, Tony served 30 years with Lincolnshire police before enjoying some well-deserved rest in retirement. But it wasn’t long before he started getting restless, and when his son took redundancy and started up his own business a discussion took place. Tony joined his son and together they grew the business that is Genius Technology Solutions which is now over 10 years old.

Working with family members can be tricky, as some of you may know! But after a realisation that texting or calling at 9pm would not be acceptable in any other job. Tony and his son put in place some ground rules, to ensure thy both got the downtime they both needed.

The business has consistently grown and where his son finds himself looking after the enterprise side of things Tony looks after the SME’s.

Genius Technology Solutions provides all types of phones, from VOIP, mobiles and landlines plus broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi.

Last year we relied heavily on keeping connected virtually, and truly appreciated how important it is whether that has been for business or to speak to friends and family. This is something Tony has known for years.

Thank you to Tony for being our first guest of 2021.

For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of everything we talked about, head over to the show notes at bigidea.co.uk/podcast.

And to watch the LIVE recording of each episode of the Ambitious. Lifestyle. Business. Podcast, join our Facebook Group for FREE - you can then watch our ugly mugs in glorious technicolour every month, as well as get BONUS in-between-isodes, and direct access to both of us to ask any questions about this, or any other episode.

1