The Unexpected Consequences Of Success

by Robert Needham Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
For most of my professional life I thought of myself as successful. Success is something I wanted from an early age, and it gave me drive and ambition.  That drive kept me going through school, 2 years of college and then 7 years of university to become an architect. Then, during my professional career it pushed me to move around chasing higher salaries and more senior positions, which I was lucky enough to achieve. For a long time I thought that my progress meant ...
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Am I Too Old To Start An Online Business?

by Robert Needham Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
A question I hear a lot is “am I too old to start an online business?”. And it’s a fair question. We are surrounded by ad’s and content explaining the many benefits of online business or creating a freedom lifestyle. But this content is typically headlined with images of 20 something year olds smiling in front of a laptop. In fact, I’m guilty of using them myself. So I can see the connection. Young people know technology, they’ve grown up with it.  Video ...
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7 Clear Signs You Are Ready To Work For Yourself

by Robert Needham Business, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
“Being Your Own Boss” is a dream that many of us share. It’s a dream often fuelled by a desire for freedom. Living life on our own terms. Setting our own work hours, spending more time with friends and family, or having unlimited earning potential. What’s not to like? Or, it could simply be a great idea for a product or service that we want to share with the world. The fact that you’re reading this article right now suggests that, even if ...
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One Simple Technique To Declutter Your Mind And Regain Focus

by Robert Needham Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Your mind is the most powerful tool that you possess. It can be the driving force behind your success, or it can push you towards failure. So, if you want to be successful in any area of your life, you have to take control of your mind and make sure it’s in the best shape possible to move you towards your goals. That’s because when your mind is clear and focussed it can help you achieve things you never thought possible. And ...
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Do I Need Technical Skills To Start An Online Business?

by Robert Needham Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Given the reach of the internet and how much we rely on it today, it’s no wonder that a lot of us think about starting our own online business. Either as a side income to our main job or to escape the 9 to 5 completely. We see it everywhere. Ad’s on our social media or YouTube showing us a freedom lifestyle. Work from anywhere in the world and be financially free! You can see the attraction. I know I did. But a ...
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8 Ways To Conquer Procrastination

by Robert Needham Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
In my last post I shared with you 9 Types of Procrastinator and how to identify them. Did you recognise yourself as one or more of those types? If you did, don’t worry! In this follow up post I’m going to share with you 8 ways that you can now conquer this inner demon and start taking action. The fact is, like most problems in life, now you’ve identified the cause - in this case the habits and triggers of your particular ...
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9 Types of Procrastinator. Which Are You?

by Robert Needham Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
How often do you put off doing things you know you’ve got to do? Do you even realise when you’re doing it?  If you’re anything like me, it probably happens more than you’d like to admit. But, did you know that if you keep putting things off, over time, it creates habit? Your reasons (or excuses) for not doing something become consistent, even normal, and you identify as one (or more) type of procrastinator. In this 2 part series, I’m going to share ...
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The Power Of Stretch

by Robert Needham Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Right away I should say that this is not a post about the benefits of a good morning stretch or taking a yoga class! Instead, I want to talk about your ‘comfort zone’ and how, if you learn to understand what your own comfort zone is and how to ‘stretch’ it, you will be able achieve things you never thought possible. Yes, really! I’m sure you’ve heard someone say, perhaps to you directly, that you need to “get out of your comfort ...
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Why Should You Start an Online Business (And What Business Should You Start?)

by Robert Needham Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
I’m sure you’ve noticed that technology is advancing quickly. From cars that drive themselves to refrigerators that know when you are running low on groceries, and everything seems to be connected to the internet. Thanks to this combination, people across the globe are more connected and accessible than ever before and technology makes the world function more efficiently. Okay, well…most of the time! The reality is that technology allows us to do things today that we wouldn’t have thought possible only a ...
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