Let your employees run your business for a day!

Let your employees run your business for a day!

Some may disagree with me about this topic but from my experience, I think it would benefit if every employee understood how to run a small business. I think there’s a big difference in operating a small business to working in a corporate environment.

Contentment Is Not Resignation

Contentment Is Not Resignation

Contentment with where you are doesn’t mean you are resigned to your life the way that it is. Let me explain.

We all have desires to do better & be better. Dreams and wishes, whether for our own successful business or career, great relationships or friendships.

Recycle Your Business To Stay Ahead

Recycle Your Business To Stay Ahead

Business is constantly evolving. There are many aspects that simply recycle themselves just like clothing styles in the fashion industry – especially marketing. This is why it’s important to always remember the traditional ways of business because as trends come and go, traditional marketing always stands as foundationally sound and reliable.

The launch of social media platforms exploded and every business owner, entrepreneur and major corporate turned to social media to connect.

“Social marketing can be applied wherever one has a target audience and a behaviour one wants to influence.” Alan R. Andreasen

I Am Sorry

I Am Sorry

I am sorry… sorry that this world is in such a state of disarray and fear – sorry that we can’t get along and that some people feel the need to hurt people for no reason. Sorry that they use God for the wrong reason and not for faith and hope and love…….

I am grateful for every moment of every day of my life, for every person I meet, for every single thing I do and the opportunities that are put in front of me – I am grateful for you, and you, and you and I don’t care about your race, religion or colour of your skin. What I do care about is how you are treated and how you treat others, if you are capable of respect and love and if you have faith in yourself to know that love is greater than anything…

I have always been a seeker of the truth and solutions – not focusing on problems. I can only hope that others find the solutions and seek the truth – that Governments become responsible for their own people and not have greed or avarice as their focus.

What Effect Is Technology Having On Your Relationships?

What Effect Is Technology Having On Your Relationships?

I recently had an appointment with a Senior Relationship Manager at one of the top 3 banks in Australia and was shocked at the way it was handled. I am not one to reach for the smartphone first thing in the morning – I only use it for my alarm and then don’t look at...

Look at me, look at me! The I Generation

Look at me, look at me! The I Generation

How many times do we see people sitting together having lunch, or walking together and not looking at each other at all? When was the last time you put your phone or tablet away and actually looked at the person next to you long enough to notice?  Did you notice their...

Give Yourself Earnest Care

Give Yourself Earnest Care

We spend a great deal of time in our lives taking care of others but often we fall short on taking care of our self? I am not talking about primping, styling and clothing. I am talking about your heart mind and soul… mainly the soul. Fill each day with nourishment,...

Are you chained or ready for change?

Are you chained or ready for change?

Did you achieve all that you were meant to in 2018?
Everyone thinks the end of year is about celebrating but it’s also about planning. Setting new ideas in motion, assessing what’s left to do, getting into focus, where and how and why for the year to come.

Are You Brand Worthy?

Are You Brand Worthy?

From time to time, we all think about who we are and how we are perceived by others. How does our “audience” see us. Not just within our business but the person we reflect within our environment. From a personal perspective, it’s not about the friends or family we have, but how do they qualify you in their lives? 

Overqualified & Undervalued

Overqualified & Undervalued

With over 40 years of experience in the business world here and overseas, I am realising that all the hands-on experience and copious projects worked on, individuals worked with, business strategies developed and implemented make me overqualified and undervalued.

The only way you change is accepting that you need to

The only way you change is accepting that you need to

Change is inevitable. Each week I meet individuals passionate about their purpose and desire to be successful in their endeavours. They express something is stopping them from achieving their ambitions and feel a sense of fear and regret.

Imperfection Can Do The Impossible

Imperfection Can Do The Impossible

We hear it everyday - there's no such thing as failure - really there isn't.  Since when does failing at something mean we fail at life, love or business? I think waking up each day and knowing that I have to challenge myself is exciting - trying to fit everything in...

Remember, there’s a message in Your Voice!

Remember, there’s a message in Your Voice!

What’s important in today’s business? Communication, partnerships, customers, profit, loyalty or passion – establishing, building and endorsing relationships is so important in order to have it all.

Today, I experienced how business can lose its connection through electronic communication and assumptions and waste hours in the day. Then in a simple 10minute phone call rebuild it by listening to the tone and purpose of the words said between two intelligent individuals.

Words are often very imprecise vehicles of communication. If anyone else has noticed lately, written English in a world of such diversity and multiculturalism is not always accurate nor does it hold the true spirit of what’s being portrayed or meant.

istock_photo_of_two_people_talking-2When someone speaks to you the voice is powerful and the accompanying expressions are a powerful tool to find solutions, create partnerships or win relationships.

Never bite the hand that supports you!

Never bite the hand that supports you!

There are times when we need to take account of what we do and our actions, to take assessment of how we treat people and always remember those who support us – through the good and bad times.

Spend time each week being retrospective and most of all grateful. Gratitude is something we seem to give little importance to and yet it is the most important of all.

I have been through domestic violence and came out the other end far wiser and appreciative of life. I don’t carry any ill about what happened and more and more I feel that every step in life is part of the path to knowledge and knowing.

A Question of Faith in Yourself!

A Question of Faith in Yourself!

Faith - a highly personal matter! Faith is a highly personal and often difficult matter to articulate.   Not knowing how to state your faith doesn’t make it any less genuine but at some point we have to state to ourselves, what our faith means… especially to our Self....

Change Is Permanent

Change Is Permanent

As a Change-Maker I find that change draws on the fears within most individuals. Do you realise that it’s the only constant evolving action in your life?
As early as the 6th century BC we’ve been hearing about change (To quote Heraclitus; “The only thing that is constant is change”) and yet this mantra instills or triggers apprehension.

2019 is underway

2019 is underway

Have you thought through what changes you want to make, what projects you want to start? Are you a small business owner who is ready for growth? An employee wanting to start your own business? A mum who wants to go back to work or start a home-based business?

Ode to 2019

Ode to 2019

At the end of every year we look back on what we’ve done
In preparation for new beginnings, new visions and the year to come
Some memories we bring forward, the best of what occurred
Some we should let go so repetition is not observed

Tuition or Intuition – or both?

Tuition or Intuition – or both?

Education is important, no doubt about it. There are numerous ways to learn and gather information and it’s important that we respect and recognise that they all play a role in the overall performance of life’s success. Living a worthwhile life and being happy takes more than a degree.

The Only Person You Are Competing With – Is Yourself!

When I first moved back to Australia from living in the US for 17 years, someone said to me “You must be very competitive now.” My response was proverbial. Being raised in Oz -“Competition in the US is for survival, it’s the only way people get by. Whereas here, we compete with ourselves. It’s a totally different mindset.” It’s probably the best reason why I survived working in a very competitive environment – I stayed true to myself.

I think this adage is relevant for being raised in one of the most wonderful countries in the world.

Is Technology the Silent Terrorist!

Is Technology the Silent Terrorist!

This was my first thought after seeing the consequences of what occurred in London. What’s going on? It takes humans to create the most amazing inventions, to inspire nations but it can take just one man to create chaos and revulsion. How did that man get to the point of wanting to do something so dreadful and awful, as each of these disasters are?

Always be truthful… especially to yourself.

Always be truthful… especially to yourself.

The scariest thing in life is being truthful.  We either are overt in telling somebody what we feel or think about a particular matter, we give our opinions in meetings and in our work because we know what is best to get the job done, we tell our children what is...