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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Freedom

What does freedom mean to you? I was reminded of this great right as I visited Mt. Rushmore last night and then again this morning. It’s an important question to consider. For me, it’s been a constant thought running in the back of my mind for most of my adult life. I knew when I…

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Craving Creativity

We were all born with limitless resources of creativity that flows from all of us when we least expect it. It comes when we’re relaxed and at ease. If you live a low-stress lifestyle then you will experience copious amounts of creative genius and if you have a way of effortlessly capturing some of these creative…

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Blind Spots & Flaws

How often do we fail to notice our own shortcomings but are quick to find them in others? Isn’t it amazing how adept we are at finding other’s blind spots and flaws yet have no clue about our own and how they could be holding us back from reaching our highest potential? Let’s do a…

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Being Bold

“What You Can Do, or Dream You Can, Begin It; Boldness Has Genius, Power, and Magic in It” When I read this quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and reflect on its meaning, I can feel and completely understand it’s positive power. I can remember my father telling me his own form of similar wisdom when I…

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