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Build Your Business In 90 Minutes A Day

Nigel Botterill, Martin Gladdish

ISBN: 978-0-857-08602-0 April 2015 Capstone 192 Pages


A super practical guide to building a successful business by spending ninety minutes a day on the stuff that really matters.

Have you got a brilliant business idea, but are not sure how to find the time to start making it a reality? Or perhaps you have your dream up and running but you need help to grow?

Join best-selling author and multi-award winning entrepreneur, Nigel Botterill, and his co-author Martin Gladdish, as they explore the history, wisdom and uncanny natural phenomena that surrounds each 90 minute chunk of time that we live in and equip you with the tools to think big, grow fast and build your successful business in those 90–minute chunks!

Build Your Business in 90 Minutes A Day reveals lessons from the true stories of everyday entrepreneurs who dedicate 90 minutes a day to building their success. Woven amongst these inspirational tales are the remarkable accounts of world-changing events from English history, space  and popular culture, that were determined in just 90 minutes. Amidst pages of startling science fact surrounding this magical number, you will learn just how powerful it can be when applied to your life. An hour and a half will never seem quite the same again.

Nigel has built eight separate million pound+ businesses from scratch and won a shed full of awards in the process. No one knows better than him what it takes to build big businesses fast! 

  • Designed to be read in just 90 minutes (plus a few extra bits)
  • Packed with tools to help you think big, grow fast and build a successful business
  • A mixture of wisdom, teaching and success stories from Nigel Botterill and the entrepreneurs he has helped

How to Read This Book xi

Introduction xiii

Part One The Start, the Science and Seven Stories of Success ...

How It All Started 3

The Foundations of a Great Nation Built in 90-minute Chunks 11

The Amazing 90-minute Science of Biorhythms and Ultradian Rhythms 15

The £11,000 Postcard 25

From Capacity to Elasticity in 90 Minutes 29

Teacher Gets Grade A++ by Achieving 200% in Her 90-minute Exam 31

You’ve Got 90 Minutes or You Die 35

Doing 90 Minutes Every Single Day is the Only Way to Make the Numbers Add Up 43

It’s Not a Bookkeeping Error; It’s £1,200 Profit Per Month at Zero Cost! 49

Part Two Day-dreaming, Days of Destiny and Dynamic Doing ...

I Have a Dream Today 53

Take 90 Minutes to Tell the World Just How Great You Are! 59

A Spectacle to Behold ... as Media Expert Brings His Big Ideas into Focus 63

From Lazy Pilates and Golden Time to Radio 2 Fame 65

90 Minutes That Changed the Sauce You Choose 69

Stop Horsing Around and Just Do It – a 235% Uplift Should Make You Thirsty 75

Productivity, Creativity and Profitability ... in 90 Minutes 79

We Have Two Choices Today – Surrender or Win 81

90 Minutes Per Day ‘Plus’ Great Expectation ‘Equals’ More Time to Grow 87

Delivering Massive Change and Award-winning Business Growth in 90-minute Chunks 91

Multi-tasking, Multi-role, Multi-talented Mum Manages Her Ideal Lifestyle in 90-minute Chunks 93

A Dream, a Holiday and a Multi-million Pound Tale of Regret 97

Part Three Nigel’s 90-minuteNuggets in a Nutshell ...

Nigel’s Seven Unbreakable Rules for a Successful 90 Minutes 105

90-minute Rule 1: Plan Ahead 107

90-minute Rule 2: Environment Matters 113

90-minute Rule 3: The 80/20 Principle 119

90-minute Rule 4: Regularity 125

90-minute Rule 5: Clarity 131

90-minute Rule 6: Deadlines 137

90-minute Rule 7: The Stuff You Could (Should) Do 139

Conclusion 147

Appendix Vanquishing Vampires and Valuing Your Time ...

Banishing the Time Vampires 151

The Truth About Time 153

Where Are You Heading? 155

What’s the Most Effective Use of My Time Right Now? 157

Kick the Procrastination Habit 159

Eight Time-management Concepts That Will Help You Get More Stuff Done 165

About the Authors 169

"Applying the simple principles outlined here should benefit many entrepreneurs." (Irish Times, June 2015)