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To receive value, first you must Value Yourself

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Seeing what’s possible starts with you… so look inside to find your Power

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Take your hands off the wheel to manage your growth

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Taking action, even small steps, will help you create momentum and achieve big things

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Something as simple as changing your mindset can change the direction of your business

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Australian Olympians use the phrase “Trust the Process”… is there something in this for all of us ?

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Creating Alignment drives opportunities to smash your outcomes and harness your collective talent

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Getting clear on what growth means for you, shapes the way you move forward

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The way forward is there… now for you to see it and make it happen

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Every story has a Hero… make that you on your journey

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It takes a Village to raise a child… your business is exactly the same

It takes a Village to raise a child… your business is exactly the same

In the race to finish the financial year off strongly and make the full year numbers shine, it's become obvious that some habits and traits have surfaced that will impact the long term health of your business.
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Connecting deeply with your stakeholders is exactly what they want… so give it to them

Connecting deeply with your stakeholders is exactly what they want… so give it to them

More than ever, we as humans are craving face to face connection. The move towards more online interaction is definitely...
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The phrase “It’s not what you know it’s who you know” is so true. Connect with quality people to create even greater success

The phrase “It’s not what you know it’s who you know” is so true. Connect with quality people to create even greater success

Starting and growing a business has taught us a lot of valuable lessons that shape the way we operate today....
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Often it comes down to simply putting on your big boy pants and getting on with things

Often it comes down to simply putting on your big boy pants and getting on with things

The feeling of busyness is infecting the way we live our lives. It's creating way more options of things we...
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Your energy is like Fertiliser for plants… it’s fodder for growth

Your energy is like Fertiliser for plants… it’s fodder for growth

This weekend was an opportunity for a charity that we choose to be involved with, The Mini Farm Project, to...
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If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail. Get a plan in place !

If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail. Get a plan in place !

This was Sunday morning and we were on our morning's sleepover adventure. We had finished off the second half of...
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Focus on  growing your space & be clever about what gets your attention

Focus on growing your space & be clever about what gets your attention

Isn't it always the case that when you get busy, you tend to get tunnel vision and choose to focus...
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Running your own race & focusing on what you are doing will deliver success

Running your own race & focusing on what you are doing will deliver success

Businesses can be a bundle of complexity... when you consider the areas that require your attention. From managing existing clients,...
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Are you proud of the way you’ve chosen to spend your time?

Are you proud of the way you’ve chosen to spend your time?

This time three months ago you were sitting in a fresh new year, looking at the coming 12 months and...
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The purpose of a clear vision is to give you even more control !

The purpose of a clear vision is to give you even more control !

With clarity comes strength... a strength that gives you the ability to take ownership of your space. It's such a...
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Unlock your value by making an emotional investment

Unlock your value by making an emotional investment

Along my journey it's become clear that, to be ruled by logic, is to miss out on experiencing even more...
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Understanding how do you focus on you and being super valuable

Understanding how do you focus on you and being super valuable

The past two weeks have been filled with reminders of how precious and valuable life is and how easy it...
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Why Getting Emotional Is A Superb Business Strategy

Why Getting Emotional Is A Superb Business Strategy

It's interesting how often we hear how we now live in a complex world and that it's not what it...
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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing!

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing!

For many it seems as though 2021 has been a continuation of 2020. The workload was waiting when you got...
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Want A Successful Business… Build An Effective Strategy !

Want A Successful Business… Build An Effective Strategy !

Our lives are seemingly speeding up with bright shiny things all over the place. Everywhere you turn, there are even...
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3 “Get it Done” Strategies In Creating Your Momentum

3 “Get it Done” Strategies In Creating Your Momentum

January is a month where you get to challenge your current situation. You are asked to set your goals and...
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Set your business strategy before others do it for you !

Set your business strategy before others do it for you !

Welcome to 2021 and as we launch in to another year of choosing to chase our Vision and living our...
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Plan a successful business transition recognising your decision fatigue 2020

Plan a successful business transition recognising your decision fatigue 2020

In a year of change, both you and those around you have ensured your survival and in many cases created...
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What’s your strategy to build a strong 2021

What’s your strategy to build a strong 2021

It's December and the traditional celebration season is clearly here. The Christmas parties, organising Christmas holiday plans, Secret Santa... the...
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Top 3 mindsets in business you consistently need to be on point

Top 3 mindsets in business you consistently need to be on point

Over the weekend we had the opportunity to attend a rare event of recent times.... a live music event. The...
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Top 3 Leadership Skills to Get You Back on Point

Top 3 Leadership Skills to Get You Back on Point

This week saw epic victories on a sporting front. The Queensland State of Origin and the Australian Rugby Union teams...
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Finish the year strongly with 3 Business Growth Strategies

Finish the year strongly with 3 Business Growth Strategies

Over the past weekend we had the opportunity to catch up with friends from all over the the state. It...
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3 kick ass time management strategies you can implement to avoid pressure

3 kick ass time management strategies you can implement to avoid pressure

Our time is precious, yet we often choose to value it like we have an abundance. One of the most common complaints...
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4 Ways to Supercharge you and your business

4 Ways to Supercharge you and your business

Running flat out can be challenging when you are uncertain about your direction. As leaders, we now see increasing expectations to maintain a cracking pace and...
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3 things you can delegate right now and why you should !

3 things you can delegate right now and why you should !

Most business owners are challenged with delegation. It's easier and quicker if I do it, i've always done it so...
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3 Ways To Deliver Quality Results Under Pressure

3 Ways To Deliver Quality Results Under Pressure

Since March this year, we've been forced to challenge the way we operate. From deadlines being tested with stretched supplier delivery times, to...
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5 Ways To Value Yourself By Valuing Your Time

5 Ways To Value Yourself By Valuing Your Time

Value Yourself by Valuing Your Time and You will Smash your Expectations  To be honest the past 8 weeks have been a...
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Deliberate Growth: The Blueprint to Delivering on Your Promises

Deliberate Growth: The Blueprint to Delivering on Your Promises

Working with senior business leaders over the past week has bought home a number of realisations. People now, more than...
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Trust The Process: The Secret To Crushing your Targets

Trust The Process: The Secret To Crushing your Targets

Sitting watching these guys on their morning routine, where they swim from one end of the beach to the other,...
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4 Must-Do Strategies In Creating your Momentum

4 Must-Do Strategies In Creating your Momentum

How good does it feel when you are In Flow & creating momentum in your business. What is this I hear...
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Harness Your Perceived Value And Watch It Skyrocket

Harness Your Perceived Value And Watch It Skyrocket

Your Perceived Value is a valuable currency in uncertain times. Learn how to harness it and build an insane amount of trust...
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Being a decent human takes no time and costs nothing… yet is so powerful

Being a decent human takes no time and costs nothing… yet is so powerful

Your choices, not the actions of others, are what determines the feelings you experience. This has become even more relevant since...
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We all have skills that sees people gravitate towards us

We all have skills that sees people gravitate towards us

"It's been a real sh!tshow lately and I don't know what to make of it". This is a direct comment from...
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Empowered & proactive teams act with confidence and create quality results

Empowered & proactive teams act with confidence and create quality results

The clarity that comes with knowing who is responsible for the growth of a business is extremely valuable. Confidence, proactivity,...
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Emotion plays a huge part in getting quality results in business

Emotion plays a huge part in getting quality results in business

We are pretty simple creatures and it's generally the things that appeal to our emotions that create change, get a deal...
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When you value you, you value your business and show why you deserve to be successful.

When you value you, you value your business and show why you deserve to be successful.

I'm going to be honest... I spent a lot of my professional life questioning my ability to create amazing value for...
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As leaders we need our sh!t together so we can give others what they need from us

As leaders we need our sh!t together so we can give others what they need from us

Over the past four months we've spent time with SME owners, helping them navigate the uncertainty and lack of clarity that...
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It’s the perfect time to set the strategy and get after building your dream business!

It’s the perfect time to set the strategy and get after building your dream business!

The 2019/20 financial year has been described by many as a trainwreck. Most businesses and business leaders have been impacted.......
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There’s no better feeling than running a business that’s in flow.

There’s no better feeling than running a business that’s in flow.

This week we've spoken to a LOT of business owners who are currently wanting to manage the way they grow and...
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I have no time and my productivity is all over the shop.. Argh !!!

I have no time and my productivity is all over the shop.. Argh !!!

This week we've spent time hearing stories from leaders about getting busy again and frustration is starting to kick in. The overwhelm...
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The end is nearly here! what’s next plan for us and our businesses?

The end is nearly here! what’s next plan for us and our businesses?

The past week has been a time for reflecting on the past year, identifying what needs to be done before...
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The economy is re-emerging from the initial shock of COVID

The economy is re-emerging from the initial shock of COVID

This week has been a mixed bag for many business owners and senior leaders we've spoken to. Their ability to...
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Creating business opportunity requires to disrupt a market. COVID 19 has done this for us!

Creating business opportunity requires to disrupt a market. COVID 19 has done this for us!

The past week has has reinforced just how disrupted the work landscape is at the moment and that opportunities are starting to appear....
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Bringing your own special skills forefront helps your business be the Purple Cow !

Bringing your own special skills forefront helps your business be the Purple Cow !

Over the past month i've read a number of books as part of my investment in me to ensure I...
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With talk of isolation restrictions beginning to ease, where have we positioned ourselves?

With talk of isolation restrictions beginning to ease, where have we positioned ourselves?

Within the last week we have seen a number of examples where the restrictions that were placed on us, have...
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Mentoring in Brisbane means we get to see leaders making a difference

Mentoring in Brisbane means we get to see leaders making a difference

With the constant change that exists at the moment, being able to influence those around us adds real value. Mentoring is...
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How quickly you embrace this change will determine how successful your business transition is

How quickly you embrace this change will determine how successful your business transition is

"A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no...
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Disruption has happened, and as the dust settles, the “new normal” is being created

Disruption has happened, and as the dust settles, the “new normal” is being created

"Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional...
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Business has changed. Being swift with change leadership will get you ahead of the pack

Business has changed. Being swift with change leadership will get you ahead of the pack

Things have escalated in the past month. This time last month a number of business owners and leaders were in Queenstown....
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You want quality decisions to be made, acknowledge those making them regardless of their level

You want quality decisions to be made, acknowledge those making them regardless of their level

"No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation...
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Look at your space and take ownership of that which you can influence

Look at your space and take ownership of that which you can influence

"Reactive people... are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior."  Stephen Covey...
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Change management is essential – how to maximise the impact and keep focused in challenging times

Change management is essential – how to maximise the impact and keep focused in challenging times

"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity." Albert Schweitzer  Change management is...
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Be a leader and those around you will benefit

Be a leader and those around you will benefit

In the current climate of change and uncharted waters, it's even more important to understand that showing leadership at all...
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Can you afford to do nothing… your Business needs you !!

Can you afford to do nothing… your Business needs you !!

With the amount of uncertainty in the business environment at the moment, it’s easy to sit back and wait for things to settle down. The “she’ll be right” attitude has already seen some businesses close their doors.

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Why roadmap your Company goals?

Why roadmap your Company goals?

Twenty Four months ago these business owners set out on a journey. They were uncertain about what to expect, had no idea what they wanted, had little knowledge of what having a successful business felt like, no idea how they could create change. All they knew was that change was needed.

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Why does my effort matter? 7 keys to developing strategic leadership

Why does my effort matter? 7 keys to developing strategic leadership

It appears that the start of a new decade and a new year has created a mindset shift... and more business owners are making more strategic decisions. So what does this have to do with strategic leadership?

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Stepping Away From The Micromanagement Trap

Stepping Away From The Micromanagement Trap

Are you the micromanagement specialist? Team members want leaders & owners to trust them enough to give them some direction and let them get on with their jobs....not to feel they are constantly being scrutinised.

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Great leaders have Self Esteem

Great leaders have Self Esteem

Self esteem is often seen as a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself. Having this as a leader allows you to help those around you develop the same... a key to getting the best results.

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5 things you can delegate to improve strategic management

5 things you can delegate to improve strategic management

Our focus has gone from the strategic management of our business to managing the day to day. As leaders, it's key for us to be looking for opportunities to keep an eye on the big picture. Constantly being in the weeds will make delivering our desired vision challenging.

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Simple And Powerful Techniques To Lead Your Team

Simple And Powerful Techniques To Lead Your Team

Leading your team takes an understanding of those in your organisation and being prepared to treat them like humans... we all want to feel part of something that matters.

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5 Ways To Streamline Your Planning Process

5 Ways To Streamline Your Planning Process

"How do I set up a plan for the year when I don't really know what I want to do" is one of the most common comments we hear at this time of year. Not knowing what you want from you and your business is a bit like getting in the car and not knowing where you would like to go.

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5 Positive Leadership Styles to Drive Your Teams

5 Positive Leadership Styles to Drive Your Teams

By running strategy days and helping businesses get clear on what they want for 2020, we get exposure to different leadership styles. Some have teams inspired to do whatever is needed to deliver success. These teams tend to be made up of leaders, taking ownership of their own standards and performance, which in turn adds value to the business.

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Put Down The List Of Business Goals – Why Downtime Is Important This Holiday Season

Put Down The List Of Business Goals – Why Downtime Is Important This Holiday Season

How do we put down that list of business goals and relax?Ask most and they will say this year has been hectic again. Filling already busy schedules with even more activities, building businesses, managing teams and their performance, striving to deliver exceptional value, more travel and time in the office, pressure to exceed expectations and aiming to smash targets and taste success.

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December is hectic. How will your business leaders handle the chaos?

December is hectic. How will your business leaders handle the chaos?

As business leaders, we can choose to proactively manage the pre Christmas rush and continue to deliver value. So how can we ensure a positive impact on our business... here are some tips:

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How Cricket Australia’s “Sandpapergate” burnt trust and forced business leaders to change

How Cricket Australia’s “Sandpapergate” burnt trust and forced business leaders to change

The drama that engulfed the team and Cricket Australia led to a far reaching and brutally honest review highlighting failures in leadership and culture.

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What leadership are we seeing with our recent fires?

What leadership are we seeing with our recent fires?

From the politicians trying to work out who's at fault.... to the firefighters at the front line saving humans and homes - both are exhibiting leadership with different degrees of effectiveness.

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Strategy Mentors bring a fresh perspective

Strategy Mentors bring a fresh perspective

Have you ever muttered or heard these muttered by those around you: “I need a business mentor who can be a business sounding board and help me create momentum” “I’m frustrated we aren’t getting the results we want” “I need new ideas to improve my business efficiency”

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Think Long Term Strategy and Win Win

Think Long Term Strategy and Win Win

"From my experience, the best advisors help in three ways: encourage you to look at the problem or opportunity from multiple angles; help you balance the tug of the short-term with important long-term priorities; and ask the tough questions you need to know to reach the best solution".
Margo Georgiadis

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Getting our Strategic On

Getting our Strategic On

So how can we get strategic about what we want to achieve and ensure we are setting ourselves up for great things in the coming years? 

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Be on the Ball – customer service

Be on the Ball – customer service

Over the past month there have been several conversations where customer service has been raised and managing client expectations has been identified as a business strategy challenge.

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Take them on the Journey

Take them on the Journey

"I'm frustrated that the people i'm supposed to be working with don't get it and I have to keep pushing them to get the message across. It's taking up a lot of my time and it's easier to just do the things myself". This is the most common frustrations that come up in Business Strategy sessions...

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Stay True to Your Purpose

Stay True to Your Purpose

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand”. We do things for a reason... take on more responsibility, help others grow, volunteer to help those in need.

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Strategic Planning is Simple (and Sexy)

Strategic Planning is Simple (and Sexy)

“When done well, strategic planning is simple”. Having a clear business strategy, leader development plan or annual strategy day retreat can be highly effective in moving you and your position forward.

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Make Decision Making Your Strategy

Make Decision Making Your Strategy

We are constantly being asked, either by ourselves or others, to make decisions. The impact of making those decisions is one which is generally discounted as "just something that you do". But are we getting the most out of our decisions?

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Leaders Get Lost Sometimes Too

Leaders Get Lost Sometimes Too

Over the past week there have been moments where quality leaders, successful in either running a business or their career, have confessed to losing track of the path they were on. They were wrapped up in comparing themselves to others and not focussing on what was happening in their lane.

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Leadership – We Lost our Mojo

Leadership – We Lost our Mojo

Sport is such a wonderful arena for providing opportunities to be challenged, to learn about yourself and to grow. It provides so many parallels to business and lessons in overcoming challenges.

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Vision, Performance and Business Process

Vision, Performance and Business Process

Are we producing the right content so our ideal customers jump at the opportunity to work with us? Am I providing the vision that those around me need to get where we are heading? All great questions that have come up in conversations over the past week.

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I Can See Clearly Now…Clarity in Business

I Can See Clearly Now…Clarity in Business

Often, if there's something that I want to do, but somehow can't get myself to do, it's because I don't have clarity. This lack of clarity often arises from a feeling of ambivalence - I want to do something, but I don't want to do it…

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Try To Do Everything and You’ll End Up Doing nothing

Try To Do Everything and You’ll End Up Doing nothing

During this week, we've come to realise again that being leaders in business, involves wearing many hats. From being the visionary steering the ship, to ensuring the crew have all the tools they need to get the most out of the "engine room", to ensuring all on the ship are aligned on getting to the intended destination both quickly and safely.

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Be the Right Influence – Team Focus

Be the Right Influence – Team Focus

What is the difference between this and how we interact with those within our businesses? Where we have teams, do our team members crave the feeling of "being part of the team", spending time with the boss, learning from someone they look up to and who inspires them.

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Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

Businesses are now seeing the financial and personal cost of stress. More businesses are operating with fewer resources and staff are working often harder and longer hours.

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Team Leadership – Believe in YOU

Team Leadership – Believe in YOU

Being the leader of a team or owner of a business comes with responsibilities, most of which start the moment we sign on to do the job. We create the expectations for all those involved in the venture, we set the standards and we set the example for all to follow. It's a challenge I've seen and spoken about over the past week.

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Business Owners…Why Do You Care?

Business Owners…Why Do You Care?

Over the past month I've spent a lot of time speaking to business owners and leaders. The consistent message has been that the past six months has been challenging.

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Constantly Frustrated Leader

Constantly Frustrated Leader

"It's easy to forget, as a leader, that when employees don't get the wide view, not only does the point of their work escape them, but it can also forge frustrated leaders. It's hard to feel pride and ownership when you don't understand where things are going." Jason Fried

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Drive Your Culture

Drive Your Culture

A culture of success, both for you and your organisation, is built on communicating clear expectations, inclusion and celebrating the wins. Building this will create a space where people care about each other, strive to grow and proactively look for opportunities to raise the standard.

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Take Ownership Today

Take Ownership Today

Teams that consistently perform at the highest levels are able to come together and be unified across the organization - staff, players, coaches, management, and ownership. When everyone is on the same page, trust develops, and teams can grow and succeed together.

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Goals of the Business

Goals of the Business

Have you ever worked in an environment where people seemed to be out to get everything they possibly could.... sometimes at the detriment of others in the business? It creates friction and a divergence from the goals of the business.

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Goals and Accomplishments

Goals and Accomplishments

By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you've achieved - and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses - you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments

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Business Owners and Leaders – Set your Radar

Business Owners and Leaders – Set your Radar

It made me reflect on how often, as business owners and leaders, we choose to overlook making time to get clear on where we are going on our journey. Without a clear target or ultimate outcome, we make it tough to know what we are striving for and whether we are on track.

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Sports Mentors – Part of the Team

Sports Mentors – Part of the Team

"Whether we're talking about sports mentors, leadership, teamwork, or client service, there is no more powerful attribute than the ability to be genuinely honest about one's weaknesses, mistakes, and needs for help."Patrick Lencioni

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Value Yourself

Value Yourself

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.- M. Scott Peck. I had a fear of failure and a need to make sure everything was perfect before taking something on. I had to know I wouldn't fail before I would say yes...

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How to be Successful – The Power of One

How to be Successful – The Power of One

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch.

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Self Awareness – Use your Mirror

Self Awareness – Use your Mirror

Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners - language, behaviour, and actions - are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.

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As a Leader, Using my Left Hand was Frustrating

As a Leader, Using my Left Hand was Frustrating

A leader is someone who steps back from the entire system and tries to build a more collaborative, more innovative system that will work over the long term". - Robert Reich. The past week has seen a lot of conversations on whether to focus on short term versus long….

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Clarity and Focus Drives the Best Action

Clarity and Focus Drives the Best Action

"People are remarkably bad at remembering long lists of goals. I learned this at a professional level when trying to get my high-performance coaching clients to stay on track; the longer their lists of to-dos and goals, the more overwhelmed and off-track they got. Clarity comes with simplicity". Brendon Burchard

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Authenticity – Be Comfortable Being You

Authenticity – Be Comfortable Being You

Authenticity is everything! You have to wake up every day and look in the mirror, and you want to be proud of the person who's looking back at you. And you can only do that if you're being honest with yourself and being a person of high character.

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Ride That Wave – Courage & Resilience

Ride That Wave – Courage & Resilience

"When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives”. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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Trust the Process

Trust the Process

Always trust the process. I'm a firm believer in that. You know, you keep your eyes on the destination, and of course there will always be detours, but if you're moving towards it, you will always get there

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Accountability

Accountability

The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study on accountability and found that you have a 65% chance of completing a goal if you commit to someone, and 95% chance of success if you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to.

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Believe Believe Believe

Believe Believe Believe

Always believe in yourself and keep going. You don't have to have the most talent in the world. You don't have to be the smartest person in the world. If you persist and you persist and you persist, you will be successful.

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Building Trust

Building Trust

You have to build trust among team members so that people feel free to admit what they don't know, make mistakes, ask for help if they need it, apologise when necessary, and not hold back their opinions

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Work Smarter not Harder

Work Smarter not Harder

Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that's left is The Extraordinary. Robin S. Sharma

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Transition like a Boss

Transition like a Boss

A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it." Nikki Giovanni

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Perceived Value

Perceived Value

Recently we facilitated a workshop focussed on the Customer Experience....breaking down the lifetime journey of a customer and their experience throughout. The business already runs a very successful operation, yet chose to review things to ensure they were delighting their customers every step of the way. 

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Giving Up Control

Giving Up Control

Giving up control of those things you yourself have developed and worked so hard to perfect is challenging. Having someone else take on these activities, someone who won't do it as well or as quickly as you do…     

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We Always Have the Freedom to Choose

We Always Have the Freedom to Choose

We always have the freedom to choose... whether it be to do the same thing or do something different, choosing how we react to situations. What then generally gets in our way is the fear of uncertainty in the outcomes we "may or may not" achieve. The belief that the worst case may happen can overpower the potential for a successful result.

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Good Management

Good Management

Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organisation to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract's wording". Stanley A. McChrystal    

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Making Sense of it All | Clarity

Making Sense of it All | Clarity

Clarity is the most important thing. I can compare clarity to pruning in gardening. You know, you need to be clear. If you are not clear, nothing is going to happen. You have to be clear. Then you have to be confident about your vision. And after that, you just have to put a lot of work in. -  Diane von Furstenber

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A Leader with Integrity

A Leader with Integrity

Leaders must exemplify integrity and earn the trust of their teams through their everyday actions. When you do this, you set high standards for everyone at your company. And when you do so with positive energy and enthusiasm for shared goals and purpose, you can deeply connect with your team and customers. Marillyn Hewson
 

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Success in 2019

Success in 2019

"Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come" Dwayne Johnson    

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Local Business

Local Business

Sitting on my balcony this morning and I overhear this conversation from across the road mentioning a local business: “Yeah the painter hasn’t finished yet and will be here until lunchtime... so I’ll have to come back tomorrow when he’s done”

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Thank You 2018

Thank You 2018

We here at the Mentoris Group, would like to thank all those who have read, commented, provided feedback, shared and supported another year of motivational tips. Your feedback and support is invaluable to ensuring we consistently keep raising the bar with our messages.

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Promote Gratitude

Promote Gratitude

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation”. Brian Tracy

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Working with Business Owners

Working with Business Owners

As a business strategist, it’s generally us who are expected to have answers to the challenges faced by business owners. “I’ve never had a forecast before, my cashflow is inconsistent, I’m not sure what my margins are, adding Net Profit requires major changes”... these are common pain points for businesses which we help find solutions for.

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The Trust Factor – Leadership

The Trust Factor – Leadership

Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organisation to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description.

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Lean into the Future

Lean into the Future

What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you - what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind - you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn't a strategy

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The Need to Control Everything

The Need to Control Everything

It's extremely instructive to realise that you cannot control everything. You need to delegate, to find experts, to consult with them. A big part of the job of directing is knowing when to take something on and when you shouldn't

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Prioritise Yourself

Prioritise Yourself

"One of the things I realised is that if you do not take control over your time and your life, other people will gobble it up. If you don't prioritise yourself, you constantly start falling lower and lower on your list, your kids fall lower and lower on your list". Michelle Obama

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Self Confidence Starts with Me

Self Confidence Starts with Me

As far as self-confidence goes, so much of social media is about approval, getting likes, comparing our lives to others' - meanwhile, confidence is an inside job: it's about how you feel about yourself regardless of what anyone else does or thinks.

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Is cashflow management a challenge for you?

Is cashflow management a challenge for you?

One of the top challenges faced by small businesses is cashflow management. The business seems busy and there’s heaps of activity going on, yet this doesn’t seem to translate in to a healthy bank account. Sound familiar?

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Value Your Time

Value Your Time

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck

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I Believe – Courage and Resilience

I Believe – Courage and Resilience

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives

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It’s Not My Responsibility

It’s Not My Responsibility

Slopey Shoulders syndrome is where a person consistently attempts to avoid taking responsibility for their own actions or those around them. Most of us associate it with a lack of care factor, a fear of taking on something that may get negative feedback, or an easy way to avoid making challenging decisions relating to work that you may or may not be responsible for.

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Leadership Holds the Influence

Leadership Holds the Influence

"Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers". Robin S. Sharma

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Our Beliefs and Our True Capability

Our Beliefs and Our True Capability

“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are". Tony Robbins     

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No Time for Time Management

No Time for Time Management

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Clay Clark

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Courage in Action

Courage in Action

"Delegate to others who have strengths where you don't. But sometimes, you just need to be the one to drive the change when everyone else is waiting for someone else to take the first step. To me, that's courage in action". Robin S. Sharma

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Challenges and Change

Challenges and Change

"Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities - to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work". Klaus Schwab

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Am I Going In The Right Direction?

Am I Going In The Right Direction?

"Directions are instructions given to explain how. Direction is a vision offered to explain why". Simon Sinek

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How Does Mentoring Help?

How Does Mentoring Help?

"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves". Steven Spielberg

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What Perspective?

What Perspective?

"The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it". Chris Pine

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Never Change The Person You Are

Never Change The Person You Are

"Never change the person that you are just to fit in. You'll find your true friends that like you for you, and if you are happy with doing things that you genuinely enjoy, it shouldn't matter what other people think". Nicole Anderson

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The Roller Coaster of Small Business Owners

The Roller Coaster of Small Business Owners

Over the past 3 years i've experienced the rollercoaster that is being a small business owner. Inconsistent cashflow, unsuccessful quotes, shattered expectations and questioning my own ability to meet my own high expectations.... who's with me on this one ?

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Procrastination – The Dream Thief

Procrastination – The Dream Thief

Procrastination is something that happens to us all, causing a lack of success, frustration, overwhelm and creating the perception of not having enough time. By putting off certain activities, whether through fear of getting an unfavourable result, not being able to do the activity or not knowing what's expected...

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Mentoring for Employees

Mentoring for Employees

Mentoring for Employees - “Employees that feel known and they feel like they know why their job matters and they have a sense of measuring it stay later, do extra work, and are committed to the organisation above the requirements that they have. Patrick Lencioni

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Continue Moving Forward

Continue Moving Forward

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney 

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Selfish People are Successful

Selfish People are Successful

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfilment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. Jack Canfield

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It’s your Journey

It’s your Journey

"Sometimes we make the process more complicated than we need to. We will never make a journey of a thousand miles by fretting about how long it will take or how hard it will be. We make the journey by taking each day step by step and then repeating it again and again until we reach our destination". Joseph B. Wirthlin

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Getting the Results We Want

Getting the Results We Want

One of the biggest factors preventing us from getting the results we want is us. We tend to have all the skills to succeed, to exceed expectations and raise standards to the next level. Yet we don't back these up and believe we're good enough to deliver.... something I've experienced on many occasions.

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Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple

"Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." - Steve Jobs

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Empowerment & Confidence

Empowerment & Confidence

"Confidence and empowerment are cousins in my opinion. Empowerment comes from within and typically it's stemmed and fostered by self-assurance. To feel empowered is to feel free and that's when people do their best work. You can't fake confidence or empowerment".

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Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking. The ride might not be as predictable if you'd just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will be a heck of a lot more interesting". Edward Whitacre, Jr. 

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Own Your Direction Business Owners!

Own Your Direction Business Owners!

Talking with multiple business owners over the past week, predominantly about what they wanted their business to look like in 12 months, bought up a number of challenges being faced.

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Reset, Restart, Refocus

Reset, Restart, Refocus

The constant placement of bright shiny things in our view can bring a feeling of disillusionment, causing us to take our eye off the ball. This is where the art of the re-focus comes in to play and is a very valuable tool.

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You too can Build your Resilience

You too can Build your Resilience

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives”.

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The 1% Efforts Add Up

The 1% Efforts Add Up

"It all adds up...never discount your efforts, because small efforts build big things. One word doesn't make a novel, but one word does begin a novel, and from that small beginning everything else follows. Even if it's just 'The', write something on that blank page". - Laurell K. Hamilton

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Account…a…bility

Account…a…bility

Accountability is the obligation of an individual or organisation to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to openly disclose the results.

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Defeating the Imposter Syndrome

Defeating the Imposter Syndrome

Sometimes known as Imposter Syndrome, it's something that up to 70% of us experience. Feelings of not being worthy, limited self-belief and fear of failure often stop us from going after (or holding on to) things we really want. 

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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

Traditionally, a leader has seen their role as being the one who delivers results, mostly from the corner office having very little contact with those on the ground. Making the decisions in isolation that drive growth, with the organisation expected to ‘follow the leader’ and get on with helping the company grow.

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Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead

Over the next 4 weeks, we in Australia experience a number of short weeks which include public holidays. That's awesome some would say, a chance for getting ahead or an opportunity to recharge the batteries and catch up with family. 

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Believe you Can – Make a Plan

Believe you Can – Make a Plan

You sit down this morning to plan out your week and find there are meetings to be booked, conversations to be had, travel plans to be made, finances to be considered, family commitments to be planned...

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Having Accountability

Having Accountability

"The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study on accountability and found that you have a 65%...
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Getting Clarity

Getting Clarity

“Getting Clarity is not found through intellect, but experienced through stillness.” Picture this. You are standing on the blocks of a swimming pool with eyes closed, ready to swim a length. Diving in, you swim flat out until you hit something hard.... when you open your eyes you are at the side of the pool. Does this sound like where you are in your career or your business?

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Leaders Leading

Leaders Leading

This weekend saw the first of our rugby trial games, played in hot conditions testing both physical and mental strength. Over the course of the trial, the team grew together, developing their culture through backing each other and working out their strengths to create momentum. Leaders, Leading…

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Team Building

Team Building

Over the past few months I have been invited to join a number of organisations in varying capacities. Team Building, Board Member, Business mentor and forecasting specialist, Head Coach... adding to existing responsibilities of son, grandson, godfather, brother, fiance and my favourite.... fun uncle!     

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Back YOUR judgement

Back YOUR judgement

So how does backing your own judgement help you achieve even more success? Sunday mornings are allocated to recharge the batteries and invest in me.... spending time in an activity I love, that's not directly work related, surrounded by other quality people doing the same.  

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It’s Time to Shine

It’s Time to Shine

Lead from within - I've seen leaders stand at the front and say follow me, yet they hadn't earned the respect for the team to follow. Build rapport with your team and use their collective individual strengths to build a results driven group

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Make your Move

Make your Move

“There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen ie; make your move, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.” - Mark Kay Ash

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What’s your Strategy

What’s your Strategy

The first few weeks of 2018 has been hectic... follow up meetings from 2017, proposals, board appointments and proud moments where businesses have seen the value that can be created when we focus on thinking bigger than we currently are. So what’s your strategy?

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Ask the Question

Ask the Question

Have you ever been ‘stuck’ to ask the question for whatever reason, whether a promotion, an opportunity or simply to see what’s around the corner? The past week involved conversations about strategic partnering, growth strategies, what to do when you find yourself in a leadership position and also some time at the cricket...networking of course. 

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Are you for Real? Authenticity in Practise

Are you for Real? Authenticity in Practise

"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be, and embracing who we are" Over the course of the past week I have met some amazing people and had many conversations that have reinforced the belief that being yourself is so much easier that trying to be something you are not. 

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Lasting impressions count

Lasting impressions count

Have you ever thought how to make a lasting impression on someone? While waiting in line for a coffee this morning I found myself watching the line of people in front of me be served and shuffle off to get their coffee.

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Self Awareness is an Inside Job

Self Awareness is an Inside Job

Having little clarity, not knowing who you are and who you want to be, can be challenging... a challenge I personally faced a few years ago. Lacking Self Awareness impacts you, those around you, your career and your business.

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It’s your Time

It’s your Time

Having had an opportunity to relax, reflect, and reconnect over the holiday period, it has reinforced the idea that it's your time, your journey that you’re on and it's up to you to drive the direction of your own journey.

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New Business Success 2017

New Business Success 2017

This time last year I was one year in to a new business, nine months into a new relationship with a great friend and thought I had 2017 lined up to be a huge year in every area of my life.... "2017 I will own you".

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Self Awareness is the New Business Strength

Self Awareness is the New Business Strength

How is Self Awareness is the New Business Strength? Over the past month I've had many conversations with people wishing the Christmas break was here already. Is it a craving for cake, ham off the bone or an afternoon nap post the turkey feast that's driving this...

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Leading by Example

Leading by Example

Having recently accepted a head coaching role, it became apparent that I was now the one who was responsible for the direction of the team. Simply being a member of the team was not an option, unless we were setting out to get average results. Leading by Example was the only way forward.

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Making the next month productive

Making the next month productive

Having spent the past week travelling around the the Islands of Hawaii, I've found myself coming back with a renewed energy and focus on how to create even more value and be even more productive.

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When is the Right Time for transformation?

When is the Right Time for transformation?

Having just come out of a meeting where the group concerned has gone through a significant transformation, from underperforming with a somewhat challenging culture, to be focussed on growth and adding value to everyone in the room, I find myself asking When is the right time tor transformation?  

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Industry Professionals – You’re on the road to Where?

Industry Professionals – You’re on the road to Where?

During this past month, I had the opportunity to present to a group of legal professionals and industry professionals. I spoke to them around the question of You are on the road to Where?

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Setting your Expectations

Setting your Expectations

This week has been habit forming in our household - me getting to PT sessions at MP STUDIO (www.mpstudio.com.au) while Cass goes for a run on the same mornings. Previously the "when I feel like it I will go" habit had formed with the expectation of little results.
 

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3 Tips to Creating Precious Time

3 Tips to Creating Precious Time

This weekend has been a time to reflect and recharge the batteries, do some planning as we come in to the festive season when everything becomes even more hectic, and look forward to some exciting things coming up. It also had me thinking about how effective we choose to be with how we spend our time.  

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Putting yourself first and singing your own Song

Putting yourself first and singing your own Song

This past weekend was one of concerts, building relationships and a huge success that was a long time coming. With all these events, one of the common underlying themes was being selfish.... putting yourself first, looking after number one to create success. But doesn't this go against all we are told growing up... don't be selfish?

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Resilience – Build your Bounce-Back-Ability

Resilience – Build your Bounce-Back-Ability

Over the past month i've spent a lot of time surrounding myself with some resilient inspirational people. Whether it was a CEO, Professional sportsman, Men's Coach or a Farmer.... each had their own story of their journey. 

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Volunteers, giving and Walk for Awareness

Volunteers, giving and Walk for Awareness

At 5.45am Sunday morning an army of volunteers gathered to help set up for the Walk for Awareness, an annual event organised by The Mental Awareness Foundation  to raise awareness around Mental Health. The pace was frantic as there would soon be over 2000 people descending on the park under the Storey Bridge in Brisbane, all looking for their registration packs.

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Take Action – What I Discovered Waiting for the Bathroom

Take Action – What I Discovered Waiting for the Bathroom

Take Action - without taking steps to get a result we limit our ability to get the result. If I don't knock I won't get to know if the bathroom is free

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Getting Clear on Streamlining

Getting Clear on Streamlining

One area in line with other conversations I had had during the week was getting clarity on what you are trying to achieve and streamlining your processes to get there whether it be in your life, your career or your business. Situations where there was a lack of clarity meant the results being achieved were well under what was possible.  

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Structured Goals – Work and Personal

Structured Goals – Work and Personal

In this week's video we suggest when setting your structured goals to consider work and personal goals in the process, as both impact the goals that will be achieved.

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Make time to Fill your Cup and Prevent Burnout

Make time to Fill your Cup and Prevent Burnout

If you have been working on chasing and building your dreams, you have probably had tunnel vision for quite some...
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Three tips to getting advice and support

Three tips to getting advice and support

The study found that nearly two-thirds of business leaders don't receive external leadership advice and support or coaching. However, almost all admitted they would be “receptive to making changes based on feedback”.

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Owning Being Overwhelmed

Owning Being Overwhelmed

In this week's video we give you an insight in to how you can own the times when you feel overwhelmed.

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Controlling your Focus

Controlling your Focus

In this week's video we give you an insight in to the benefits of controlling your focus on things you can benefit from.

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Spend time finding your Balance

Spend time finding your Balance

In this week's video we give you an insight in to how spending some time in all areas of your life will bring you balance.

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Leadership, Teamwork and never giving up

Leadership, Teamwork and never giving up

In this week's video we give you an insight in to how working together in clutch teamwork situations will get you the results

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Creating your Momentum

Creating your Momentum

In this week's video we give you a couple of tips to help you create momentum for you, your career or your business.
This week I had a conversation with a business owner who had been preventing themselves from getting closed business and creating the momentum they were wanting.

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How Leadership is Changing in Flexibility

How Leadership is Changing in Flexibility

In this week's video we give you a couple of tips to help you keep ahead of the curve through leadership and it’s growing trend of workplace flexibility.

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Self Belief starts with You

Self Belief starts with You

In this week's video we give you a couple of tips to help you be the person who boldly chooses their direction and is empowered by their self belief.

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Building Rapport builds Trust

Building Rapport builds Trust

In this week's video we look at a couple of tips to building rapport and ultimately trust.
Do you want to be that person who has the ability to consistently put themselves in unfamiliar situations and be able to build rapport with others easily?

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Raise your Game by owning your Focus

Raise your Game by owning your Focus

In this week's video we look at just how easy it is to lose our focus, even when we are doing things we love.
When things aren't going for us, and these times will happen, it's very easy to look at everything around us before we look at ourselves.

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Structuring to get back time in your day

Structuring to get back time in your day

In this week's video, we explore the concept of structuring to get back time in your day, something we all seem to want yet find challenging to achieve. 

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How Our Past Experiences Shape Us

How Our Past Experiences Shape Us

In this week's video, I recognise that over time we delete, distort and generalise the way in which we see things.... based on past experiences.  

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Styles of Leadership from Within

Styles of Leadership from Within

In this week's video, I recognise there are different styles of leadership. Recognising your style and matching it to your teams is key to being effective.  

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Control your Reaction to get the best results

Control your Reaction to get the best results

In this week's video I am using your feedback as an example of something we can adopt in our days to get better results. When getting your feedback, something I had no control over, I had a choice to make. To either see the feedback as criticism and react accordingly.

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Freeing up Time

Freeing up Time

Do you feel you need more time to get through your workload ? 

Here are a couple of ideas that might help. 

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Opportunity to Change

Opportunity to Change

The Opportunity to Change: Sitting in a coffee shop on Saturday morning, I overheard a couple of business owners discussing their past 6 months. “We had three people leave due to the new operating system we brought in… we thought they would embrace the change as it was going to save us money”.

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How Not to Get Too Comfortable

How Not to Get Too Comfortable

When we spend so much time in our business or a particular job, we can become comfortable with where we are and what we are doing. When we get comfortable, it becomes even more challenging to consider anything other than being comfortable.... choosing to step up and challenge the status quo in an attempt to grow can become all too hard.

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Changing your Perspectives

Changing your Perspectives

This week look at the decisions you are facing, and where they appear to be negative, ask what will I do to get a beneficial outcome out of this situation.

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Be THAT person – Modelled Behaviour

Be THAT person – Modelled Behaviour

When looking at changing behaviours, there are a number of methods that can be effective. One of the best is modelling behaviour… looking at the behaviours of those who are getting the outcomes you want and following their path and activities.

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Short weeks can be stressful

Short weeks can be stressful

Short weeks can be stressful - Over the next 4 weeks, we in Australia experience 4 working weeks each containing a public holiday. That's awesome some would say...

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Are you getting the best of You ?

Are you getting the best of You ?

Can you say that your boss is truly getting the best of you? Do love your job or the business you are in? Not likely, according to the research.

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Ignoring your inner critic

Ignoring your inner critic

Australian Davis Cup Tennis team is leading 2-1 against the USA in Brisbane and they are leading two sets to nil in what could be the deciding rubber. You would think this game was won and it was time to make a hasty dash for the exit, so as to beat the traffic.

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Be the Hero in your own story

Be the Hero in your own story

Be the Hero in your own story - How often do you see children's stories involving a person who does something heroic? Last week there was a seminar Myriad 2017 held at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Among the speakers was Patrice Brown, Telstra Business Women's Queensland Entrepreneur for 2016.

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Being fully present to build your Resilience

Being fully present to build your Resilience

How can we adjust to being fully present to build our Resilience? "Are you listening to me" or "did you hear what I just said" are phrases that we hear all too often as we are growing up. Is it intentional that we are not focussing on the person in front of us, or is it simply somewhere else we would rather be than doing our homework?

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Build your resilience through change and challenge

Build your resilience through change and challenge

We all go through times where we experience periods of change and challenge, sometimes making decisions resulting in less than satisfactory outcomes. Some wish they could dig themselves a deep hole and hide, others accept the result and get back in the ring to take on the new challenge to get things back on track.  

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Can Fear and Gratitude co-exist?

Can Fear and Gratitude co-exist?

Can Fear and Gratitude co-exist? Over the past few days i've been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience some simply amazing events and  be surrounded by some amazing people.

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Self Belief is the starting point to being successful

Self Belief is the starting point to being successful

Throughout a successful corporate career spanning more than 20years, there have been many times where I have chosen to ignore my self belief to deliver on expected outcomes.

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Just do it!

Just do it!

Just do it! …With so much marketing and online content these days, it's easy to get wrapped up in slogans. From Amazon's "Work hard, have fun, make history" to McDonalds "I'm loving' it" they have their place in getting us to do something.

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It’s time to change when you’ve had enough!

It’s time to change when you’ve had enough!

It's time to change when you've had enough! ….With an alarming regularity, we find ourselves so busy being busy that we miss a critical opportunity to step back and take stock of what we are doing, who we are doing it with and WHY we do it.

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How do those around you impact your ability to be successful?

How do those around you impact your ability to be successful?

"Do all those around you know how they impact your ability to be successful?" Over the past week, I have been fortunate to have conversations with a lot of people involved in either running events or pushing themselves to drive and be even more successful in their lives.

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What’s your WHY and why it matters!

What’s your WHY and why it matters!

What's your WHY?…..I am blessed with a family who cares about each other and who have grown to embrace the work I have been involved in.

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Embracing Change… is it a challenge or an opportunity?

Embracing Change… is it a challenge or an opportunity?

Over the past week I have had a number of conversations regarding embracing change and how to best handle it. Whether it be implementing a new idea at work, changing direction in your career, or moving from a career stage in to post career.... all involve making a decision to change.

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Where is your passion…. are you chasing your dreams or those of others?

Where is your passion…. are you chasing your dreams or those of others?

Where is your passion? ….Having now had time to rest, reflect and appreciate all that 2016 was, I have found myself looking at 2017 in a very different light.

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Time to take action…but what action should that be?

Time to take action…but what action should that be?

Time to take action...but what action should that be? …. Over the last week I have had a chance to switch off from being in business mode 100% of the time and it has been refreshing.

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Time to get our hustle on team!

Time to get our hustle on team!

Having had a few days to put the work tools down and give the body and brain a rest from the hustle, i've realised how lucky I've chosen to be. Sound cryptic like dad's crossword...I'll explain.

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People and fun can lift your Life

People and fun can lift your Life

Over the course of the past two weeks I have learned a LOT about how we treat this thing we can very easily take for granted.... Life.

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Making more decisions gives you more options

Making more decisions gives you more options

We are constantly being asked, either by ourselves or others, to make decisions. The impact of making those decisions is one which is generally discounted as "just something that you do". But are we getting the most out of our decisions?  

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Being Inspired and Inspiring others

Being Inspired and Inspiring others

The past three days have been filled with so many different emotions and reasons for being Inspired. Some events saw the recognition of outstanding achievements, others saw people setting out on a new journey.

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Your team is your success

Your team is your success

Your team is your success….Over the past three days I have been fortunate enough to attend a business retreat on the Sunshine Coast. The purpose was to review 2016 and look forward to 2017.  

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Now is your time to shine

Now is your time to shine

Is it your time to shine?… Throughout the past week i've been busy meeting up with a LOT of people. Fortunately for me, I love coffee and having a chat so it was a great week.

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Is Life coaching you to be an Instant reactor?

Is Life coaching you to be an Instant reactor?

After sitting in multiple back-to-back meetings on Friday, I realised a common theme had been part of each discussion... are we being driven towards an "Instant society". Let me explain.  

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Decisions & Gratitude

Decisions & Gratitude

Here’s what to do if you don't make it to the gym or chose to sleep - give yourself 3 bits of gratitude to get your week/day off to a running start.  

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Your Family is your Tribe

Your Family is your Tribe

From discussing new and exciting business opportunities, to becoming a godparent for the second time, to visiting the local RSL for the members draw, the people you are surrounded by form your "family" or your "tribe".

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Great leaders give

Great leaders give

Work out which type of leader you are, how you can get the best out of your team and be willing to give those around you the opportunity to shine...

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The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

We can choose to spend the extra day topping up the family time, which may suffer from long hours in the office or travelling.

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Model Excellence

Model Excellence

Whether it be amongst peers, networking events, social occasions or your team, be willing to put your ego in it's box and get on with learning from the excellent.

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Start with the Outcome!

Start with the Outcome!

Start with your desired Outcome in mind – stand at the desired outcome and look back at the steps required to reach the outcome

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Choose Leadership

Choose Leadership

What does leadership mean to you? For some, a leader is one who is at the top, making the big decisions and leading from the front. They sit in the corner office on their own and provide the strategic direction for the company.

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Be a Leader

Be a Leader

Be grateful for the opportunities afforded to you and others around you - take note of the great times and pull on these in the not so great times. 

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Owners – Where do you Operate?

Owners – Where do you Operate?

While sitting in a cafe over the weekend, many topics of conversation were thrown in to the mix for discussion... The Rio Olympics, work life imbalance, social calendars were all on topic..

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You Always have Options

You Always have Options

This past weekend has been dominated by sport... Rugby finals, the Rio Olympics and the regular Saturday sport for those with children. Throughout all of this, a common theme was present relating to more than the sporting arena. 

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A lesson in speeding up the Herd

A lesson in speeding up the Herd

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. 

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Moments + Reaction = Outcome

Moments + Reaction = Outcome

Our lives are made up of a series of experiences or moments…. Some will leave us in tears and the feeling of why… others will fill us with joy and happiness giving us the feeling of that’s why. The majority of these moments happen and we have little control over how they occur.

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About Paul Farmer, Mentoris CEO and Business Coach

With a background in finance, business strategy and leadership, Paul has built a reputation as a business mentor responsible for getting the best out of business owners and leaders. His calm and measured ways help create an environment where quality results are created, and growth is delivered for any small business or large organisation.  

For the best business mentor Brisbane and the Gold Coast has to offer, contact Paul Farmer at Mentoris. If you are a business owner seeking business mentoring support from someone with many proven years experience, you’ve come to the right place. 

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