Graham Doggart



About Me


Business and Lifestyle:

I am an expat and entrepreneur, currently living in sunny Gozo, Malta in the Mediterranean. I work with my business partner and wife Sadie.

We’ve fully distributed our businesses, meaning we work mainly from home, and the majority of our clients and projects are based thousands of miles away.

Business Hats: marketing & growth strategist, entrepreneur and author.

Marketing and Growth Strategist: our bread and butter. I was a freelancer 1997 – 2001 and I have been in marketing in one form or another since then.

I am deeply passionate about business growth through marketing and consultancy. Business can be tough, and growth can be done right, or it can have a heavy cost. I work to make entrepreneur’s lives better. I have done things right and I have made mistakes in my own business endeavours, and all of my clients are the same. There are so many valuable lessons from both sides.

Everything I have learnt (plus a lot of stuff I haven’t) will make its way into a new platform that will help entrepreneurs get 95% of the results they want in record time. Stay tuned! (and yes, I know that is all very nondescript and cryptic – just wait…)

Entrepreneur: employee status has never really worked well for me, and I think everyone should at least give owning a business a try if they have it in them. Sure, it can have its ups and downs, but it never gets old, and you never have to have a shitty boss. Clients and customers are the closest you get to having a boss in your own business, but the dynamics are completely different, and you can choose with whom you work.

We also work with start-ups either as equity partners or on a performance basis, which has opened several doors, including funding and investor access.

Author: although no books or major articles as yet, I plan to change that very soon, the work is first going into the entrepreneur’s platform.

Personal hats: dad, husband, geek.

Dad: my son Jack was born in 2014. He keeps me on my toes, happy, and driven; like nothing else in this world.

Husband: my wife and business partner Sadie – you’ll see her content on the site soon, and elsewhere too. We make an excellent team, mainly because she is awesome.

Geek: I had my first computer when I was three years old (that was all the way back in 1982 and it was a ZX Spectrum 48K for those wanting to know!).

Now I am most interested in the future of internet video, online training & enablement, machine learning, VR and personalisation in digital marketing.

We’ll see where all that goes (hint, it’s the entrepreneur platform I keep mentioning).

Interests:

Fun: Outside of quality family time, I love great movies, good music and pretty much any book.

Personal development and productivity: Although a lot of my day is taken up with clients and business stuff, I do like to invest in myself as part of every day, so there is a lot of studying, taking courses, and reading. I am always figuring out my ideal routine, working to live up to it and improving it.

Bon vivant: I love fine dining and love the opportunity to enjoy great restaurants. At home, I love my Aeropress coffee maker and the trendiest beans, top quality teas, fancy chocolate, artisanal red wine, and small batch gin. We are also working to improve our general lifestyle choices (which make the gin and chocolate a bit naughty, but hey-ho).

I also spend time building what will eventually be a series of novels. It’s a slow burn though so don’t hold your breath. For me, an agile approach to this fiction writing just won’t cut it. Maybe by 2025 I’ll have the first of it done and out the door!

So, there you have it. Anything else you want to know you’ll have to ask me. 🙂

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Two questions to ask yourself and be happier. And three things to do.

A bit long perhaps, but here you find 2 questions to ask yourself in those negative moments that will instantly make you feel better. Then there are 3 steps that’ll actually make you happy.



Defining Moments, Gratification and Anticipation

A common message is that it is our actions that define us, not our ideas and thoughts. I think it is more specific than that, and that it is our actions when there is no possibility of judgement, that define us, not what we do when eyes are upon us.



Disappointing Days

We all have bad days where disappointment is the general message. Instead of reflecting, I write about a few thoughts I had on the actual day in question. Much more real…



Losing Clients

Lost clients? Here’s my two pennies, written a few minutes after it happened. I feel you.



Big Goals

Having big goals is great. Making them happen is completely different. I disagree with the current consensus from most influencers in that you have to focus on just the one project at a time. I agree with not multi-tasking – but changing focus between multiple goals can be refreshing and help you get more out of each day.



Why It Seems Hard Sometimes

The universe seems tough sometimes right? Well, that’s because the universe IS tough. Doesn’t mean we can’t moan a little, just don’t moan a lot (or chronically) and get yourself back in the right mindset and into positive action fast.



Reclaiming Purposefulness

How do you get yourself back on track, when you feel listless, and fell that you are spending the bulk of your time off your primary life purposes? Take stock and move on, that’s how.



Open Handedness

I still believe in this concept. Give and be generous and it will come back to you. Just don’t be stupid about it and get it right!



A Few Words on Working From Home

Just a quick few opinions on working from home. It’s not for everyone, but if it’s for you, it is so much better than the alternative!



A Daily Practice Cheat Sheet and Template (snapshot)

This is a very long post about a daily practice I kept up for about 2 weeks. If you can sustain it, sure, you can have an incredibly productive time of it. I would suggest taking a couple of days off each week to recharge – as I quickly burned out, and have since simplified my daily practice to about 10 things. My productivity is probably 80% of what it was following this schedule, but I found sustainability is the key to consistency, not determination.



Learning from failure

A key concept in my life has been learning from failure. The adage is to learn from the mistakes of others, but I feel that is short-sighted. We all have to experience a failure that is hard to confront, so that we are then able to confront what it takes not to fail next time. I am a proponent of fail big, fail fast, and fail often – but get it out of your system in your 20’s or early 30’s so you get it right from then on out.



Getting Going On Your Writing

A key aspect of my future plans and goals is to write prolifically. Here is a little insight on how I turn up the volume and look to sustain it.