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Your Critical Mid Year Adjustment

June 17, 2014

As everyone goes ‘end of financial year’ crazy here in Australia, it’s a great time for assess and readjust your career and business plans. Taking some time out to look at your progress so far, and connect with what you want the rest of the year to look like is crucial if you want to stay on-target and achieving success. But how do you do that and what should you consider? Here are some smart questions to ask yourself to make sure you’re on track for the next 6 months…

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Restock Your Fridge To Get Ahead

May 20, 2014

If you’re struggling to get your business up and running, or frustrated that your career isn’t quite going to plan, there are lots of tangible actions you can take to help get things back on track. But sometimes it can feel as though all that great advice doesn’t quite hit the mark. So what do you do when you’ve stalled and don’t know how to get started again? It’s time to look in your fridge…

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Have You Got A Meeting Addiction?

April 29, 2014

You probably don’t need me to tell you that meetings can be a complete and utter waste of time. By some estimates, the average office worker is spending more than 800 hours a year in meetings with around 25% of that time in needless interactions that produce nothing other than utter frustration! If that sounds like you here’s how you can quickly steal back some of your precious time…

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Drop Your Expectations

April 15, 2014

It’s great to have big lofty goals that inspire and motivate us, and it’s good to dream big. But sometimes we can find ourselves stuck in a rut and facing the prospect of major disappointment. If you’re building a career or business it’s important to know how to keep yourself moving forward despite the bumps in the road – here’s one strategy to help you on your way…

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Silence Is Power

March 26, 2014

We live in a noisy world which we’re plugged in to most of the time, from headphones and music to mobiles ringing and general chit chat. We’re used to the buzz, and experience comparatively very little silence, so when it comes to communication there can be a tendency to fill any gaps with more noise rather than deal with a possibly awkward lull. That’s OK if you’re just having a general conversation, but if you’re in the middle of salary or price negotiation it’s important to know when to stop…

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The Glue That Holds It All Together

March 4, 2014

There are many elements that go into the mix to make a great career and life, but there’s one special ingredient that’s critical to success regardless of what you’re striving to achieve. Unfortunately for me, that key ingredient was missing last week and I didn’t like the outcome – here’s what happened…

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How To Fit Everything Into Your Busy Schedule

February 11, 2014

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to cram so much into their day whilst others struggle to get the bare essentials done? We all manage time differently, but there’s one constant that applies to us ALL when it comes to feeling productive and getting the important stuff ticked off day after day. If you’re fed up of ending the day feeling unproductive here’s how to change things around quickly….

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How To Give Negative Feedback (…without making anyone cry!)

November 11, 2013

This week I had to give some pretty negative feedback to a service provider, and I hated it. It’s never nice giving a critique you know the other person’s not going to like, and even more difficult if you think they’re going to react badly. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to make the whole process more bearable…

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Are You Cut Out To Be A Business Owner?

October 30, 2013

Starting and running your own business can be hugely rewarding with lots of upsides that are hard to find as an employee. But there are also lots of challenges that need to be considered when you’re contemplating ditching your corporate career and going it alone. So before you say adios to your regular pay check and stick two fingers up to office politics, here are 3 critical areas you must tick off first…

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