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Energy Vampires

Energy-Vampires

Does it feel like there's people just sucking the life out of you?

Earlier this year I was at a business seminar with one of the key note speakers being a Hindu priest and international speaker named Dandapani.  I was dubious as what I would get from him, but he was a thought provoking speaker in many ways.

One interesting idea was looking at energy management in our lives.  Personal energy is a finite resource, like money and we need to be wise in choosing where we spend that energy.  Where your awareness goes, energy flows.

In order to manage the flow of energy we need to identify and deal with Energy Vampires in our lives.

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Nightmare Competitors

Nightmare-Competitors

Business today can be tough.
Check that. Business today IS tough.

With innovation happening in almost every industry, many business owners are looking at lower returns from their traditional business model.

  • Price Pressure
  • Non-local Competitors
  • Rising Costs

This leaves some of us awake at night, wondering what the future holds.

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No more wallet full of receipts!

No more wallet full of receipts!

This morning on my way to work I stopped at the local petrol station to fill up.  I paid with my work Visa card and was handed my receipt. 

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Increase your business value without you!

As business owners we often want to feel essential to the success of our business.  Some common quotes from business owners are:

“My Customers are totally loyal to me”

“I am the face of my business”

“My clients will only deal with me personally”

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Succeeding in Tough Times

b2ap3_thumbnail_Tough-Times-Ahead.jpgFor business owners, running a successful business is often challenging enough, but succeeding in business in the current tough times for many has become a real nightmare.

However, there is good news!

 

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Should you pay off your home loan?

Should you pay off your home loan?

I regularly see clients who for years have driven their home mortgage down by paying higher repayments than the minimum payments required.  

While on the surface this seems like a great idea, there are circumtances where it can come back to 'bite you on the bum'.

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Focus - Life Lessons from Spearfishing

As I swim along the surface of the ocean I notice a school of bait fish flash sideways, spooked by an unseen predator. I take a few slow deep breaths and sink below the surface, speargun tucked close to my body heading towards the bottom.  

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7 Keys of effective Communication!

7 Keys of effective Communication!

A few years ago our business did a team survey asking for feedback on every area of our business.  The biggest issue by far was Communication! 

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