Conquer Your Beasts

October is a fitting month to take a good look at your lingering fears. Not the obvious ones leftover from your childhood like a masked, dagger-wielding bogeyman but the more subtle fears that you’ve been able to hide away and cunningly avoid way into your adulthood. Those fears that have been holding you back from…

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On The Move

So many questions…So little Time… What happens when you’re constantly “on the move”? Are you running so fast that your worries can’t possibly catch you? Do you feel a sense of invincibility as if you’re escaping the grasp of time? What would happen if you added a reflection time to your hectic schedule? What if…

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4 Ways We Respond To Change

How do you go about changing a culture that has accepted and is willing to defend mediocrity? Is it not obvious from the beginning of your new directive that there’s a serious problem with the way the business is being run? You can call yourself a troubleshooter or a culture change artist or a modern…

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When in Doubt

What is your modus operandi when you don’t know what to do next? How do you go about making decisions on next action steps? Do you need to talk your way through your situation and come up with ideas through dialogue with a trusted friend or colleague? Do you need to spend time alone pondering…

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Understanding The Value of Bootstrapping

Ok, so you’re bursting with ideas and don’t know which one to pursue or even where to begin? Soon you’ve decided on a project and start calculating all the things you’ll need to get started. You’re looking at systems, software, hardware, outsource support, possible premises, staff and all the rest. Now let’s have a fun…

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There Are Many Why’s…Here’s Mine

Nearly 30 years ago in Sydney Australia, I began my sales journey. I had some early successes but about 18 months into running my first sales office I lost all my investment in my new office in Camperdown. This was a big hit for me and I was just on the brink of throwing in…

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Being Self-Centered in a Good Way

A quick look at the various definitions of the adjective “self-centred” does not reveal any positive definitions or connotations. Cambridge Dictionary has this to say: only interested in yourself and your own activities: Robert is a self-centred, ambitious, and bigoted man. Oxford this: Preoccupied with oneself and one’s affairs. ‘he’s far too self-centered to care what you do’ Collins says: Someone who is self-centered is only concerned…

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Summer Time

What does summer time really mean to you and your business? Do you give everyone in your company some much-needed guilt free time off? Or do you scramble around and curse the fact that people are abandoning you and your business at a time when the work seems to come flooding in as Murphy’s law…

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Going Flat

I just recently decided to take a massive road trip across the USA. I travelled with my lovely life companion Christina (aka The Motherpreneur, Best Wife Of All and always up for new experiences) and our youngest son. We left from our home city of Vancouver, Canada to my hometown where I grew up Chattanooga, Tennessee.…

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Importance of Perspective

It’s imperative to look at things from as many angles as you possibly can because chances are statistically high that you are still going to miss out on at least 350 degrees of different perspectives. No matter how hard we try to be unbiased and creative we will nearly always fall short in the perspective…

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