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School reunions – just don’t ask too much!

I have recently attended my 30th year anniversary of my Year 10 High School year with an awesome bunch of people, many whom I still consider great friends to this day. This in itself makes us a unique group I think, as all too often people lose track of their childhood friends, but many of

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5 years into business and then two “knocks at the door” changed everything!

It only dawned on me a few weeks ago that I have survived the dreaded 5-year mark of my own business. We have all seen and heard the statistics stating that around only 1 or 2 in every 10 businesses survive past the 5 year mark, so congratulations to me! It comes with some irony,

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Is inaction costing your business success?

“Action is the foundational key to all success” Pablo Picasso As a business owner you should know this, but far too often inaction still becomes a contributing factor to the success or failure of a business. Inaction comes in countless forms in business, whether it be in simply failing to execute, failing to follow through

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When Is Enough Enough?

As a business owner there are several key moments  when you may start questioning the status of your business, and the decision you made to go into business in the first place. Typically these come around during the Christmas break, and again at mid year when it is tax time and you may review your

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3 Simple Steps To Being a Better Tradie!

So, you’re a Tradie- awesome, I love your work! Whether you are a builder, electrician, plumber, plasterer or another trade, in the majority of cases you are pretty good at what you do (you wouldn’t be doing it otherwise would you?). But how would you like to be even better and develop some points of

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My lessons from people of influence and not the BIG names!

Most people will go through their professional life coming in contact with many people who have both positive and negative attributes. If you take the time to sit back and reflect on those who have helped develop you to the person who you are today, you could probably count those who had a serious influence

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Goal setting and a bit of semi nakedness!

For the last 30 days I have been completing a bit of a health kick by following a set program. I won’t plug the product, as that is not the intent, but happy to inform anyone who wants to know more. This program required a lot of discipline, change in behaviours and some real mental

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Get a life…….

We all work hard and in fact probably work harder now than in many years gone past. Given the digital world and the constant ‘need’ or ‘expectation’ to be online and available it is no longer a case of working 9 till 5 at the office. I’m sure everyone reading this is guilty of sitting

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Making memories….sometimes the small things are important!

As I take some time away from Canberra and the business I have had a very profound and moving day. Today I did a quick trip from Bendigo to Echuca to see my grandmother who has been in a home for many years, and sadly, she has lost nearly all of her faculties, which must

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Amy’s Gran Fondo – Part 2 – Execution

The big day has come and gone and I am pleased to say the execution part of the bike ride was a success! Close to 4000 people supported the Amy Gillet Foundation for the 2013 Gran Fondo, a 110 km timed event with the extra 10 km decent into Lorne being un-timed for safety reasons

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