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The 5 things I learned from the most respected US Navy Seal in History Jocko Willink (The film "Sniper" was based on the sniper in his unit). I wanted to share with you a really cool book that I have been reading about one of the most decorated warriors to be part of the US Military machine - Jocko Willink. I mean this man is a warrior He has been involved in major conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been responsible [...]
Running your own business - whether you’re in the start-up phase or five years down the road - is no easy task. Often, it can feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. That’s why it’s important to use the hours you do have selectively, and as efficiently as possible. So instead of trying to work 18 hour days, why not work smarter in a shorter number of hours? Increasing productivity in your business isn’t rocket [...]
In life, what you focus on is what you end up attracting. Focusing on negative thoughts and worries only drains your energy levels and keeps your mind filled with all of the things you don’t want to happen. What we need to remember is when we’re angry, frustrated, sad, worried or stressed, it doesn’t help to solve any of our problems; in fact, it only aggravates them and ruins our present state of mind. And often we choose to perceive many events [...]
It’s interesting how a PR company (as a hoax) researched that one of the hardest (most depressing day) in the calendar year is JAN 15th… Now they also created this fun formula. I think in Australia we can safely say that the weather part is incorrect, however I think it may actually add even more depressing feelings (going to the office and it’s a super hot day) Now on the more serious side…. Have you been victim of feeling under the weather [...]
“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” – Albert Einstein What is mastery? Only a select few are deemed masters of their craft, implying they have reached the very top of their game, respected by all others in that field. It applies to all vocations of life - business, leadership, sports, design, technology, and hospitality to name just a few. [...]
Two Days, Two Titans, Two shows and what Sin city showed me about me, my business and the power of positioning your business to sell I’m standing outside the little coffee shop at the Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale Arizona while attending one of my most favourite US events - The Genius Network annual event with over 300 of the world best Entrepreneur, movers and shakers, my friend and badass Roland Frasier ( I mean he rolls everywhere in a private jet and [...]
“What you believe about yourself and your world is the primary determinant to what you do and, ultimately, how well you do it,” - Stan Beecham, Elite Minds: Creating the Competitive Advantage. Every day we’re bombarded with a tonne of messages doing their best to convince us that we don’t measure up in all aspects of our lives. From our colleagues and bosses, to adverts on TV, internet trolls, and every time we get rejected from a job or even by a [...]
Your website is your golden opportunity to convert browsers into actual leads. It’s all well and good creating impressive ads on social media and having a great product or service to sell, but if your website isn’t in tip top condition and optimized to retain that traffic, you’re going to lose out on a tonne of potential sales. But how do you know if your website is up to scratch, rubbing shoulders with the big timers? Pay close attention to the key [...]