Productivity Trap

How to Master Priorities and Stop Being a Slave to Time

Do you have the mindset that ‘the harder and longer I work, the more money I make?’ This mindset may have got you to where you are today, but one thing is for certain, it won’t get you to where you want to be long term… Freedom (time and money freedom) whatever that means for you. If you hardly see …

Failure isn't a bad thing

If You Fail The Most, You Will Win

I like that Seth Godin wears many hats: serial entrepreneur, prolific author, beloved blogger and inspirational speaker. He’s also a master at failure, mostly because he’s done it so many times. “I think it’s fair to say that I have failed more than most people, and I’m proud of that.” Part of the rules of this game is, the person …

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How to Organise Yourself to Be More Productive

Ever wondered why there’s too little time for too many things?  Do you find yourself fight fires all day, causing you to work ridiculous hours, robbing you of your life? It could be you are not structuring your day and utilising your time in the most efficient way as possible. The truth is that productivity, profitability and overall performance isn’t about being a …

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How to Prevent Stress in a Stress-Driven World

Stress is a five letter word that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The increasing amounts of pressure in the business can have an overwhelmingly negative effect on overall performance, not to mention your health and emotional well-being. The key to handling stress is to understand it and take preventative steps. Good business mentoring teaches us a few things that can help …

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Develop effective communication skills and lead a great team

The greatest leaders in business get to the top through a lot of hard work and creative thought. The key is great communication and without it, you are hampering your abilities as a leader. There are a lot of factors that make communication so important in business – from relationships to delegation, so read on to see where you can …

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Make Your Team From Good to Great

One of the main components of a successful business is a great team that drives it forward. Having a strong, competent team forging the path ahead for your business will help with your company’s growth and ultimately, it’s future. The key to having a great team is putting the right people in the right positions supported by the right processes. …

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Are you a lazy leader?

A great business comes through great leadership. However, the type of leadership that is delivered in a business is an incredibly flexible thing—many bosses have micromanaged their way to the top. Other leaders have opted for the laxer approach and kept their distance from the workings of the office environment. Some of the best companies in the world have had …

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Teach Your Employees To Expect And Achieve Success

A business is only as good as its employees. Getting the most out of your team is far from easy, but it can be facilitated under the right conditions. If you are looking to revitalise your team, some solid team management is in order. Consider some of these techniques below: Provide Training The best way to get your employees in …

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10 Bad Habits Holding Your Team (and business) back

Bad habits can slow you and your team down tremendously. If you are concerned that your team is struggling, it is time to identify and scrap these bad habits. No Accountability – Being held accountable for a mistake or poor decision is important for morale within the team. Being honest and open about doing something wrong is the first step to …

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Why Leaders Who Delegate Are Successful Ones

Mastering the art of delegation and accountability is the key to building a profitable and successful business.  Like anything in business, they are learnable skills that are developed overtime. Solid delegation involves knowing your team well enough to trust and gauge their expertise, as well as maintaining a strong command. It is important to know the difference between trying to …

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Let go of underperforming staff: You’ve got to be cruel to be kind

Some of the biggest problems, particularly for small businesses, is under-performing employees. One of the hardest things to do is firing an employee, even if it is due to their poor performance. At face value, it can seem quite cruel and cold-hearted and it’s even more difficult that this person is your mate, your buddy. When you have to face …

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Why am I so mentally fatigued in my business?

Do you have the mindset that ‘the harder and longer I work, the more money I make?’ This mindset may have got you to where you are today, but one thing is for certain, it won’t get you to where you want to be long term… Freedom (time and money freedom) whatever that means for you. If you hardly see …

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How To Retain Good Staff

Are you frustrated by staffing issues?  Is ‘team’ taking up your time rather than giving you time? You’re not alone, I assure you.  Retaining great staff members is in the top three challenges so many business owners I speak with. Money isn’t going to retain good staff in your business.  Successfully retaining good quality people is to create a winning culture …

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How To Find Good Staff Even In A Tough Market

You can attract good quality staff by: – Being very clear on exactly what the ROLE is and what it requires so that you don’t have a mismatch of the role and person. – Knowing exactly WHO you’re looking for – their experience, backgrounds, attributes and skills set. This will enable you to put the right person in for the …

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How To Build A Winning Team

A winning team is key to your success.  Without them, you’re going to be stuck in your business forever. As a business owner, it’s hard to manage different personalities and interests as you have to focus on your business. There are 3 ways to create a winning team: 1. Develop strong leadership – to drive your team towards the same …

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How to Do LESS to Achieve MORE

One of the biggest myths to growing a business is ‘the longer and harder I work, the more money I make’. This mindset may have got you to where you are today, but one thing is for certain, it won’t get you to where you want to be long term… Freedom (time and money freedom) whatever that means for you. …

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Calling All Control Freaks: Stop Strangling Your Business

When you’re trying to control too much of your business, it can stagnate growth in the long term. If you’re stuck in the $1 -3 million ‘Nightmare Zone’, you have to learn how to let go of the reigns to enable the next phase of growth. The biggest constraints in a business is not external factors like the economy, but …

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How to Stop People From Hijacking Your Time

Stop spending so much time working on other people’s problems during your own working hours because this stops you from doing the important tasks that will grow your business. When this happens, you might take home the work you should have done but that takes away precious family time. When you learn to be a good leader, you learn how …

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One Simple, Yet Effective Time Management Strategy to Improve Productivity

We know the main reason you created your own business was to generate more money and time… freedom. We also know that in most cases this is not happening.  In fact, the opposite is true. You’re most likely trapped working 60, 70, 80+ hours a week, where you business is sucking the life out of you. The answer isn’t to …

How to free yourself from the daily grind of running your business

How to Free Yourself from the Daily Grind of Running Your Business

A business owner needs to understand how to build good systems. This will free you from being a prisoner of the daily grind in your business. Think about McDonalds and other big successful food franchises – they have a solid and good set of systems that enable the business to operate on its own, hire the staff to continue and …