Karl Craig-West – Website Builder, Public Speaker and Writer Sharing helpful stuff; one page at a time


Getting started with new work habits

We all have habits. These are the things we do very regularly without even thinking about them, such as getting up and putting the kettle on before you do anything else. You just do them without even knowing that they’re habits. Work habits are just the same, you get to your desk and without even […]


Busy vs productive – a few pointers

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the most difficult things about being self-employed is trying to balance the difference between busy and productive (see http://craig-west.co.uk/2011/10/busy-vs-productive-using-time-wisely-can-be-hard-work/). It’s very easy to be ‘busy’ since there is never nothing to do. But turning that busy into ‘business’ is very challenging at times. Busy vs productive is a constant […]


Despite my cynicism I now think business coaching can help

Today I went to see a business coach. I’ve never had a coach before (outside of sport that is) and I have to admit that it was a very useful experience, despite my initial scepticism. You see, I’m very good at being organised, I work well when I know what I have to get done. […]


Make your ‘To Do List’ more effective

When I do time management training I always ask the question ‘Who uses a to-do list?’ You might not be surprised to find that nearly all hands in the room go up, including mine. However, when I ask ‘How many people feel that their to-do is is more demotivating than inspiring?’ most delegates err on […]