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My name is Mark Asquith and
I'm a small business owner in the UK.

I create content that helps you
Define, Challenge & Conquer 
issues that plague us all.

Work better, live better, be better.
It's really simple.

Do you want to:

  • Spend less time "working"?
  • Generate more revenue per hour spent on your business?
  • Stop feeling guilty about taking time off?
  • Enjoy time with your family & friends without your phone "pinging" all of the time?
  • Work to live, not live to work?

I was just like you: over worked, under-productive and not as profitable as I could be, by a long shot.

After a destructive burn-out I taught myself how to become better and how to create a work / life harmony that works for everyone in my life.

And I wrote it down.

You're working too much

I burnt out and ruined a lot of good. You don't have to.

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The End of The Road As We Know It

In this episode I discuss why I’m putting Excellence Expected on a hiatus. For more information, read “Why I Stopped Podcasting & 5 Lessons I Learned Along The Way“. Don’t forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel! No related posts.

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Become a Go-Giver with Bob Burg

Expert guest: Bob Burg

How would you define the entrepreneurial spirit? Would it be the ability to zone in on problems and provide solutions? Would it be the knack of finding exactly the right product that flies off the shelves as soon as it’s stocked? Or would it be a flair for marketing and salesmanship? Well, all of those…

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The 3 Step Guide to Your First Passive Income Stream

Expert guest: Mark Podolsky from Frontier Properties

Most of us live our lives with a solo economic dependency, meaning that we have only one main source of income. If we aren’t putting in the hours at our jobs or businesses, then no income is being generated. This main source of income is an active income; we need to be there, producing and…

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Give Them the Fish

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” We’ve all heard that expression, haven’t we? And it’s a great saying when it comes to the benefits of education and passing on the skills that have served you well. As…

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Dealing with Opportunity: The Simple Question that Will Make Every Business Decision Easier

When running a small business, it can be hard to say no to new opportunities that present themselves. Your friends and colleagues will always be introducing their latest ideas to you and deciding which ones are deserving of your time can be tough. Entrepreneurs are like magpies, dazzled by the latest shiny new object. We…

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Killing Your Business: How to Emotionally Deal with a Pivot

The growth of the tech startup scene over the last decade has brought the idea of the pivot to the attention of entrepreneurs worldwide. A company pivots when it moves from one business model to another. Uber, YouTube and Twitter are just a few of the big names that came about when their creators pivoted…

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I’ve worked in the digital industry since 2001, and it is a wondrous place. I struggle to think of any other industry where opportunities exist in such abundance; where our level of involvement is driven wholly by us; where we have such a chance to shape the future of the industry through collaboration with peers…

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LIVE PANEL: How to Begin a Startup & The Real Life Impact of a Pivot

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14 weeks of a startup accelerator are hard. There’s no doubt about that. And if you’ve been following my “Startup Diaries” series, you’ll know that halfway through the Ignite accelerator programme, Adam and I pivoted – well, actually, stopped and completely started again – creating a brand new business during week 7 of the programme. It’s because of that…

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That’s it. Ignite cohort #8 is done. 14 weeks of my life have flown by in the blink of an eye. It’s fairly odd, being honest, as it feels as if January 11th (our first day here) is SO long ago, yet the time itself has passed so quickly. Having been immersed in the startup…

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Ego is a funny thing. even when you’re so sure you don’t have one, you’re proven wrong. That happened to me this week during week thirteen, the penultimate week of the Ignite accelerator programme #8, here in London. We’d been writing our showcase script for the final Ignite showcase ready for the end of week…

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It’s weird, really. You know the situation: something seems so far off that it can’t possibly be real? Yet somehow, that “thing” comes around so blindingly quickly that you feel like you haven’t seen it creep up on you. That’s how it’s beginning to feel now on the Ignite programme here in London. In case…

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Startup Diaries Week #11: Head Down

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The hard thing about writing a blog series like this is that it relies on “stuff happening”. That sounds weird to say, of course it does. The reason that I bring that up is because this last week has been a serious case of “head down”, in search of the fabled hockey stick graph of user registrations.…

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