Archive For: Personal Development

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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Are You Ready for 2013?

2013
I have had the last couple of weeks off. I spent the time relaxing, celebrating, planning, resting and enjoying. I feel refreshed and ready to embrace whatever 2013 holds for me. 

What about you? Are you ready for 2013?
I

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12 Days of Christmas 2012

12 days
Welcome to the Twelve Days for Christmas for 2012.

Maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas, maybe you are more a Haj, Chanuka or Bodi day kind of person. It doesn’t matter, this applies to everyone.
Last year I put out the

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What Are You Up To?

One of the most common questions around the work place is “So what are you up to?”It’s usually the boss, a colleague or a friend just asking what is happening.
When it comes to work, there would be 4

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Got Synergy?

Synergy
John Donne, a 17th century English author famously said, “No man is an island.” Then why do so many of us try and deal with our businesses, our lives and challenging situations on our own?

I have been to several

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