Category: Motivation

Category: Motivation

Why Mentoring Matters
May 2, 2012 Innovation, Inspiration, Mentoring, Motivation, Productivity, Tech Start-Ups, Upmarket @lordlancaster

This article was originally written for and published on Upmarket – the US-based online business magazine at There’s a big drive to increase the number of business mentors in the UK today through Government-backed initiatives like Get Mentoring and This is because along with finance, mentoring is regularly cited by start-ups as one of

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Confidence – The Stuff Entrepreneurs Are Made Of
April 4, 2012 Confidence, Inspiration, LinkedIn, Motivation, Productivity, The Domino Project, Upmarket @lordlancaster

This article was originally written for and published on Upmarket – the US-based online business magazine at Over the past three years I’ve worked with thousands of start-ups across the UK, and have come to the conclusion that confidence is the number one ingredient that entrepreneurs need if they are to succeed in business. Although funding

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‘Social Media for Business’ lecture @ The University of Leeds
February 22, 2012 Facebook, Foursquare, Klout, LinkedIn, Motivation, No Email Day, Presentations, SoLoMo, Twitter, YouTube @lordlancaster

Slides from the 1hr ‘Social Media for Business‘ lecture I gave to around 50 students at The University of Leeds yesterday (21st February 2012). Topics include: how technology has changed in the 14yrs since I graduated from Leeds in 1998 how these developments have affected my career and personal life how I use a wide range of

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Leap Year
February 13, 2012 Inspiration, Motivation, Productivity @lordlancaster

2012 is a ‘Leap Year’ so that means you have an extra 24hrs to do something special, be it volunteering / raising money for a good cause or starting that business you’ve been talking about. Maybe you could use the extra day, 29th Feb, to focus your efforts in one go or spread it out

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We need more Leaders not Followers
January 31, 2012 Facebook, Inspiration, Motivation, Productivity, Twitter @lordlancaster

In the past few years we’ve become a little obsessed with getting more ‘Followers’ on Twitter and ‘Fans’ on Facebook. This is back to front thinking. If we’re completely honest with ourselves and each other, it’s unlikely that every little thing that we do is really that remarkable and worthy of a ‘Like’ or ‘Follow’.

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The Domino Project: Start. Now!
September 30, 2011 Codeworks, Email, Ignite, Inspiration, Motivation, No Email Day, Presentations, Productivity, The Domino Project, Time Management @lordlancaster

The Domino Project: Start. Now! by Paul Lancaster Slides from my 5min Ignite presentation first delivered at the Codeworks Connect ‘Think and a Drink’ event at the Vermont Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 29th September 2011. ‘Barriers’ stopping people from producing ‘Great Work’ and achieving their dreams in Newcastle. (I got people to write them

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