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I’m Horrified. That’s right, Horrified with a capital H. I just received this text (SMS) message verbatim. Hi u are due for ur regular dental check. We are booked for 6wks.Call on 63xx xxxx. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all for a strategic use of a text message. I get a sensational one from my phy...
08/22/2009
So, you’re about to buy an investment property, or any property for that matter and you want to get the absolute best deal. Always keep in mind that a contract for purchase doesn’t just consist of a price. Many times there are other conditions on the contract which are just as important to the se...
08/16/2009
At 18 I received some of the best life and “interview advice” from my boss at the time Nick. I was interviewing with him and he asked me about where I was working at the time. I proceeded to tell him I couldn’t wait to get away from the place because I really was having issues with the boss. Now,...
08/13/2009
I had lunch a few weeks ago at a great little restaurant. Our waiter was very well spoken his restaurant patter flowed from his tongue like poetry. Until that is, we started talking back. Whenever we interrupted his well prepared dialogue he stammered, blinked wildly and then went back to his scr...
08/13/2009
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I’m not sure I could ever be in the military as my father was. Blind obedience doesn’t sit well with me, and yet it’s a way of life and a vital tool for survival in the military. In a business environment however, I think that blind obedience only hamstrings an organisation. Any manager who expec...
08/13/2009
So the question here is how do we whip our staff into a frenzy (as opposed to just whipping them)! Having been a small business owner with a growing number of staff the focus on keeping them engaged, encouraging them to grow but still stay with us and finding time to run my business often felt ov...
06/08/2009
You’d be unlikely to ask your girlfriend to marry you while she was sitting on the toilet (I hope!) You’d also feel uneasy if your taxi driver asked you to fill out a survey on his driving skills as soon as you hopped inside his taxi. And I’m sure you’d be reticent about asking for a pay rise in ...
04/01/2009
In chatting about the ancient art of tattooing recently (no, I’m not game enough to have any, but yes, I find them fascinating) I was surprised to hear my husband of all people highly recommending a particular tattoo artist. Given my husband’s tattoo free stance I was surprised that he would reco...
04/01/2009
Last night the proud dad of my 3 year old nephew recounted my nephew’s “order” at their recent family BBQ.When asked what he would like to eat, Patrick replied that he would like “20 sausages” and then after thinking about it a bit more, he decided that no, he would like “all the sausages”. But w...
04/01/2009
We found this workout regime downstairs in our “shed”, a reminder of inhabitants past. I had to take a photo and share it with you because it so accurately represents the procedures I find in so many small businesses. I’m sure the exercise “back thing” was completely self explanatory to our lone...
04/01/2009
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