Archive For: Personal Development

The Secret to Getting What You Want

Turns out, that secret is to give others what they want

What Do You Get?

Big Brother

So often when I talk with people at conferences, their focus is “What do you get?” It was a delight to spend time with some people whose focus was “What can I give?”

I had the …

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What’s Your Solution?

What’s Your Solution?

I am up in the lovely state of Queensland visiting clients and doing some tech support for my mum and I have to say it, mum’s boyfriend is a very handy dude.

He loves working in the …

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Your Skills Don’t Count

Your Skills Don’t Count

That may be hard to accept but there are so many people out there with unbelievable skills that have not experienced the level of success that they are after.
What counts more than your skill set,

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Personal Politics

Personal Politics

Well it’s over. The best news is that we don’t have to put up with rubbish TV adverts, biased reporting and loads of junk mail.

I know some people get fired up over politics but I’m not one …

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Got Leverage?

Got Leverage?

Leveraged PropertyArchimedes (the mathematical legend) said something to the effect of, “Give me a lever long enough …and I shall move the world.”

This principle remains valid today in engineering as well as in finance and in business.

Today …

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What’s Happening?

What’s Happening?

Paris Cat
(image: www.ParisCat.com.au)

Of late, many of my clients keep talking about how busy they are, which is a great thing. But what is actually happening?

Too often people will get caught up in a “Ground Hog Day” type …

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Is It Time?

Is It Time?

Coffee Time

I know some people that wear their annual leave entitlements like a badge of honour. They say things like, “I haven’t had a holiday in FOUR YEARS!!”

That’s insane!

Most people in Australia get four weeks of …

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Does it Hurt?

DOES IT HURT?

Last night, Wifey and I cooked up a Lankan curry feast for a group of friends. One couple brought their 10 and 14 year old kids with them. Now wifey and I like a bit of kick

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Things Are Changing

Things Are Changing

The only constant is change.

We have read that, heard that and seen that so many times, yet still we get surprised by change. I was speaking to a large management team on Saturday about change (among …

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Warts and All

This was not at the conference but you get the idea!

I have spent four days at the National Speakers conference. It’s my professional association so even though I was the Master of Ceremonies at the Gala Dinner and had

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A New Secret!

People often search for the secret to:
  • Learning new skills
  • Business success
  • Happy marriage
  • Property investing
  • Creating the perfect meal
  • On stage performance, and
  • Many other things.

This is a lesson I got from my Bass teacher Aurora Jane.

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Can They Hear You?

Microphone
Too often people stay quiet. They have an idea, a thought, an opinion, a need or a want but it goes unsaid.

Their internal voice can say, “don’t want to make a fool of myself”, “the boss will know better”,

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Do Your Systems Support You?

E Myth
Now that we are in the fifth week of the New Year, I need to ask, do your systems support you? I am not just talking about computer systems, but your manual systems and processes as well.

Michael Gerber is

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