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Unexpected events and uncertain times can disturb or invite. They jolt us out of our comfort zone disturbing our equanimity. They also provide us with the opportunity to take stock of our careers and lives – to ask searching questions about what is important and what matters most. Perhaps you might also be asking yourself […]

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  In our desire to develop, grow and change we sometimes unknowingly set conflicting goals. It is as if we have one foot on the accelerator and another on the brake. We end up stationery, unable to proactively move forward with the change we are seeking. I think there are two types of goals that […]

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The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. Stephen Covey As we come to the middle of the year it’s time to stop, reflect and reset. I did this over the weekend with a group of dedicated entrepreneurs. It was so energising, motivating and … hugely beneficial. We […]

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When do I say “yes” and when do I say “no”? Having recently had another birthday I got thinking about life, time and what I might do with the remainder of my earthly time frame. None of us knows what this time frame might be but as we get older we sure know that our […]

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What are you doing with your weekends? Three things promoted me to write this article. First, the realisation that I need to get my working life into perspective and to practice what I preach! Second, an article I recently read by Travis Bradberry on ‘How successful people work less and get more done’. Thirdly, a […]

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In my previous two posts on being a TOP (The On-Purpose) Performer I talked about the difference between having a Think Inc! / ME Inc! Mindset (Thinking Incorporated) and a Stink Inc!/ ME Stink! (Stinking Thinking) mindset. TOP Performers have a Think Inc! mindset and are also motivated by the satisfaction that comes from being […]

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In the previous blog in this series, I defined the difference between a Me Inc! or Me Stink! Mindset. As an employer, business owner, employee or team member you will usually demonstrate either one of these in the way you consistently serve your customers and clients. With a Me Stink! Mindset you react below the […]

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I have participated in a number of significant business forums recently.  These have included discussions on why customer service in our business community is below par, why business owners are reluctant to engage in training, mentoring and support and why employers and employees don’t seem to take responsibility for their future success. Now I know […]

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I regularly catch the train from Coomera to Brisbane. It’s about a 55 minute trip and useful “thinking” time.  This week I was reflecting on Daniel Pink’s great TED talk on what motivates and engages people at work. It’s been a while since I reviewed this but Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose were three key factors. […]

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  Where there is no vision the people perish (Proverbs 29:18) This is probably one of the oldest and most widely used quotes when discussing vision. Like me, most people take it out of context.  But it is a strong reminder for business owners and leaders that without a well formed, fuelled and focused vision, […]

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