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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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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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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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“Without purpose we would not exist… It is purpose that created us… Purpose that connects us… Purpose that pulls us… Purpose that guides us, that drives us, that defines us…. Purpose that binds us.”   (Agent Smith from Matrix Reloaded) Sometimes things stick fast in our memories. They just never seem to go away. One […]

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Most of us know when we are off-purpose.  Our energy is drained, we regret the past, are unfocussed and unfulfilled in the present and anxious about the future. The personal and professional cost of being off-purpose is more costly than we can imagine. It costs us our peace of mind, rich and meaningful relationships, confidence, […]

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