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How fit are you? How fit is your business? Whilst we tend to think of ‘fitness’ as part of exercise, it’s also a useful measure to judge the performance of our business. Just as fitness leads to good health, a lack of fitness can lead to an under-performing or even fatal business illness. This is…

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Focussed Wealth Strategy

Where is your focus?

Driving in the Dark Last night I was driving home in the rain. It appeared to be darker than usual. Given it hadn’t rained in Melbourne for a while I thought that I simply wasn’t used to driving in those conditions. As I drove closer to home I started to think there was something wrong…

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Brain - Four Skills of Wellbeing

The Four Skills of Wellbeing

I’ve just returned from my mindfulness study group lead by Mark Molony. Tonight we watched a video featuring Richard Davidson. He’s the professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as as the founder and chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center. Davidson is best known…

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Business Fitness

Business Fitness

Last night I presented at National Speakers in Melbourne. I’d like to say it went really well and everyone in the audience rushed up to me afterwards to say how ‘brilliant’ it was. Not quite. To be honest, it was not one of my best presentations. I felt really lost, I stumbled for words (which…

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No Smoking

I almost quit…

At the start of this year I declared that I was going to blog everyday and post a podcast recording once a week. So far, I’ve kept this promise. And, recently I came close to quitting. It was becoming hard work and the results I had been getting based on my web stats were disappointing. Three…

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Reading Books - My Passion!

Reading Books

Seth Godin If you follow my blog you probably know that I follow Seth Godin’s blog. And we’ve talked about Seth here, here and here. Plus we ran a 14 part marketing trends series based on his book Meatball Sundae here, here and here. Reading Books Stats Overnight Seth’s latest blog post was about telling…

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The Content Saturation Solution

The Content Saturation Solution

This is the 4th and final post in a series on Content Saturation. Previously we discussed: The problem of Content Saturation How to Overcome Content Saturation – A Personal Consumption Guide How to Overcome Content Saturation – For Content Creators Today, we tackle the big one… How to Solve Content Saturation. Trumping Google Whilst the…

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Calculator - Business Measures

Business Measures: Count This!

It’s perhaps no surprise that for weight loss, the keystone habit is often journaling. Simply writing down everything you eat starts to create awareness about what you are actually eating. What you measure matters because counting something requires a degree of focus. 12 Power Habits to Make Your Life Easier How to Create Winning Habits…

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Out of date - 2013 Year Planner

Are you out of date?

On the weekend I was doing a spring clean. (Even though it’s not actually Spring in Australia). Along the way, I found an unopened Year Planner in mint condition. I thought ‘this could be useful’ until I realized that it was a Year Planner for 2013. Mmm… that’s two years ago. Not much use unless…

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Conversational Organisation

The Conversational Organisation

Conversational Marketing Previously in this series we talked about Five Ways to Join a Conversation. The shift from Communication Marketing to Conversational Marketing is not about changing the name of some job roles. It requires a complete restructure from your silo of specialities to unified divisions. The traditional organization is built around a group of…

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