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How to Effectively Forecast Cash Flow

One of the best ways to understand your cash flow is to decipher it, analyse it and forecast your financial future. This not only gives you an indicator of your overall business health, but it can help you make informed decisions about company finances for the future. Knowing how to effectively forecast your cash flow is a sure fire way …

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Too Busy Wasting Time And Getting Stressed

BEING able to excel and be successful in business requires a certain mindset. You need to be vigilant with your focus, attentive to detail and have incredible drive. One of the most important skills to learn is effective time management, but it can also be the hardest to grasp effectively. You’ll realise the time that you spend on redundant tasks …

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Get Ahead: Tackle Difficult Tasks First

DIFFICULT tasks can be accomplished more smoothly and without bags of stress and anxiety to go with them. This can be done if you plan right, manage your time well and have foresight. Here’s how you can begin: Start Big Tackle the big hurdles first and foremost is the best way to approach the tough stuff. Once you can handle …

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Client Testimonial – Matt from MPF Garden Company

Meet Matt, a hardworking landscaper and business owner for 20 years in Melbourne. Although he was quite satisfied in his work, he admitted he wasn’t making as much as he wanted. He knew there were opportunities out there but didn’t have the right systems in place to seize them. When he joined the 4-IT Coaching Programme, he achieved more than …

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Client Testimonial – Oliver Ball from Oliver’s Carpentry

When Oliver “hit the wall” after six years of operating his carpentry business, he wanted to get out of the stagnancy, but didn’t know how to. The 4-IT Coaching Programme showed him how to reduce his work hours on the road and delegate operational tasks to the right people. With this new system, Oliver optimised his time with jobs that …

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[Article] Creating Strategic Thinking Employees

In a study undertaken by the Harvard Business Review, 97% of a group of 10,000 senior executives said strategic thinking was the most important leadership skill for an organisation’s success. An effective strategic leader needs to pass strategic thinking onto employees. Depending on the size of your business, the most efficient way to do this is develop the skill in …

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Is Business Coaching Really Necessary For Business Improvement?

I’m often asked by clients, prospects, heck even friends at dinner parties… “Rob, is coaching really necessary for business improvement?” Maybe it’s something you’ve been wondering yourself. You want to get from A (where you are now) to B (where you want to be), but how? Do you continue to do what you’re doing? Has it gotten you to B …

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[Article] The Goal Achievement Process: Part 3- Your Beliefs Are Your Results

How often have you found that you set the intentions, and put the strategies, plans and action steps in place, but lack the focus, motivation and drive to achieve your goals? How often have you wanted to push out of your comfort zone and change for a better future, however you are paralyzed by fear? Maybe of failure or doubt …

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[Article] The Goal Achievement Process: Part 1- Engineering your vision

Ever had a goal that you didn’t achieve? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you have. We all have. And why is that? It’s frustrating isn’t it? You set out with enthusiasm and determination, and then somewhere along the way that all falls by the wayside and you’re left wondering why nothing changed. I’ll …

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[Article] Avoid These 4 Goal Setting Mistakes And Succeed

I wanted to share with you today the four biggest mistakes people make with goal setting. I want you to know these so you don’t make them… Fundamental Mistake 1: People don’t focus on a specific target. By being specific with your target, you set your intention of exactly what to achieve and then you send a specific instruction to …

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[Article] Create Financial Goals That Work

What do you feel is holding you back from achieving your business and financial goals? Why don’t you have it all yet? Come on be honest now… Because I’ll let you in on a little secret: The fault isn’t with the economy, the government, the marketplace, your parents, your spouse, or anyone or anything outside of you. I want you …

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[Article] Avoiding A Cash Flow Crisis

In a business, you cannot do anything without cash, well at least not for very long. It is the key to running a successful business. It will help ensure the business can operate smoothly, and have the right amount of working capital to fund current commitments and future expansion. Recently I was discussing the importance of managing cash flow and …

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[Article] What Gets Measured, Gets Managed

Peter Drucker was famous for saying, “What gets measured, gets managed.” It’s been around a while but it sure hasn’t gathered any dust. You want improvement? You need to measure it. What never ceases to amaze us, when working with business people is how many still refute the importance of measuring progress towards the achievement of their goals. There are …

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[Article] The Why And How To Rock Your Marketing

If you want to rock your marketing you need a cunning plan – A Marketing Plan. Here’s why: The best way to ensure your marketing is done in a timely manner, to plan and to budget is to have a written down marketing plan that spells out the goals, strategies, tactics, budget and accountabilities. When marketing strategies are planned and …