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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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Who can you Change?

If you ask my wife Emma my favourite saying, she will tell you it is "the only person you can change is yourself!"

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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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Self-discipline

Self discipline is the ability to motivate yourself to do what needs to be done despite what else is happening around you!

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Leadership

They learn acceptable social behaviours and they learn that I am not perfect.

I think it is fair enough to say that we can have a huge impact, positively or negatively, on who our children become.  This is leadership.

I have been thinking about this over the last couple of weeks and feel very challenged to be a good leader to my kids.

One of the challeges with being a dad is that you need to back up your words with actions.  I sometimes find myself becoming frusterated that my kids yell at each other too readily to resolve conflict.  I then find myself yelling at them to stop speaking that way.  Hmm, where did they learn that skill?

Being in business is the same.  As a business owner, you set the tone for how your staff.

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Selling a business

One of the questions that we get from business owners is "if I am going to sell my business, do I sell the shares in my company, or do I sell the business and keep the company?"

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