Productivity Trap

You May Have Fallen Into The Productivity Trap (And Not Even Realise It)

Are you stuck in your business and can’t stop working? If you hardly see your family and are always consumed in the business, then you’re likely caught in this productivity trap. You might have seen your dad or someone you know do this and it’s been instilled in you that this is the only and responsible way to take care …

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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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Don’t Encourage Your Team To Be Positive

MANY leaders encourage their team to think positively about their current circumstances. While they may have the right intent, most employees aren’t able to “be positive”. Lets get real: Positive thinking doesn’t work. In fact, if you walked up to someone who was struggling or who had the worst year of their life and tried to encourage them by saying, “Come on, …

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Let Go And Learn To LEVERAGE.

FEAR can paralyse anyone to do something different, to let go of something because there will be no more sense of control. No more control means bearing with the unknown and that that’s what we fear the most. Unfortunately, the more we control, the more damage we’ll cause and this applies in everything we do. One of my clients Adrian, …

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How to Organise Yourself to Be More Productive

EVER wondered why there’s too little time for too many things? It could be you are not using your time in the most righteous and efficient way as possible. The best way to tackle the hours that slip by is to effectively organise yourself. This can be easily done if you follow a few steps, and the results are remarkable. …

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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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3 Steps to kill negativity at work

Negativity kills a business, so you have to kill it first. In business coaching, tackling negativity can be one of the toughest challenges to face. A poor workplace attitude eliminates staff morale, removes any real semblance of motivation, and ultimately costs your company a lot in the way of profits. It is best to extract any negativity from your business …

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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. If you already have a good team, a little business strategy will help elevate them into a great team. Do Not …

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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. You need to put your team on a pedestal, so that they expect success in everything …

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10 Bad Habits Holding Your Team (and business) back

FAMILIARITY breeds contempt and working in a business environment every day, can create a lot of tension between colleagues. 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 …

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Why Leaders Who Delegate Are Successful Ones

LEADERSHIP requires a certain type of person. Usually it involves ideas of courage, creativity, grit and determination. Solid delegation involves knowing your team well enough to trust and gauge their expertise, as well as maintaining a strong command. Delegation is vital if you are a small to medium business owner, as time is so stretched for most smaller companies. It …

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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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Don’t You Think It’s Time To End The Mental Fatigue?

You’re fatigued because you believe the longer and harder you work, the more money you’ll make but you’re not seeing it happen. Take a step back and think: “How do I build a solid team that I can leverage through?” “How do i implement good quality systems that are going to enable efficiencies and effectiveness to replicate and automate low …

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How To Retain Good Staff

Money isn’t going to retain good staff in your business. Successfully retaining good quality people is to create a winning culture and environment where they want to belong and enjoy being part of your success. In fact, our deepest human desire is to belong and feel appreciated. We want to be part of the contributing success to something bigger. As …

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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 and 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 …

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How to Do LESS to Achieve MORE

One of the biggest myths to growing a business is to work longer and harder. While it may work when you are in the early stages in the business, it will hold you back in your long term true potential to maximise your profits. I’ve worked with business owners earning between 1 to 5 million dollars and they are feeling …

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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 at $1 million, you have to learn how to let go the reigns and enable the next phase of growth. The biggest constraints in a business is not external factors like the economy, but it is the business owner’s …