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Is email ruining your life and your productivity? Ok, sure it may not be as dramatic as that… but if you’re heart beats a little faster every time you hear that tone your computer makes when you get mail, or if you’re checking your email every few minutes (hey, did you just go and check it while ...
10/16/2008
Thanks to the lovely chaps at Marquette Turner this weekend I found out about Kiva and I got pretty emotional reading through the site. Kiva facilitates micro-financing loans to help build sustainable businesses that provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate someone in the developing wor...
10/15/2008
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When I was a young, confused recent uni drop out I set myself a goal with a list of “things” that I wanted to achieve with my spectacular (and yet completely unknown) future career. The list read as follows: • I want it to be fun and exciting • I want to be able to be really successful at it and ...
10/13/2008
As I sit at my desk writing this post, it’s Friday afternoon. Ahh.. the end of the week. What does the end of the week mean for you? Is it time to look back and see how things have gone that week? Does it mean that beer-o’clock is just that little bit closer? Does it mean that your real life (the...
10/13/2008
Inspired by this post by Naomi Simson founder of redbaloondays.com.au where she said that when she walks into a room full of strangers at a networking opportunity she thinks: “Goody, a whole room of potential new friends”. I like that as a potential thought, especially when the more introverted p...
10/07/2008
A survey of 500 people conducted by real estate copywriting site www.reallysold.com shows mixed results. 36% of people thought real estate agents were “generally trustworthy” with 38% unsure and 25% disagreeing with this statement. Respondents stated that they would be most likely choose an agent...
09/23/2008
I was at a networking event last week for Anthill magazine’s top 30 entrepreneur’s under 30 and it reminded me of some of my favourite networking rules. 1. Practice makes polished Be well prepared for the question “what do you do?” If you’re a bit of an introvert (like me) be a nerd and practice ...
09/17/2008
We recently held a motivational / business style conference in my home town of Launceston. It’s the fifth year we’ve held it and it was a huge success again. Each year I find I learn some really valuable lessons, not only from the speakers (who are always fantastic), but also just from helping pu...
09/10/2008
What’s not an asset in your business? 1. Your systems (if they’re only in your head) 2. Your written systems (if they’re rigid, inflexible, un-personalised and can’t be changed with influence from your team and customers) 3. Your number one customer (if your business is too dependant upon having...
08/27/2008
When I was a kid, I had one recurring dream (that wasn’t a nightmare about Witches from Roald Dahl’s book of the same name). I would climb our fence and jump off it with a towel strapped to my back, just before I hit the ground I would swoop up into the air flying away or towards whatever that dr...
08/21/2008
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