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  • Strap in for the ride of your life as an entrepreneur

    The life of an entrepreneur is not for everyone, but for those souls brave enough to roll the dice and chase their dream, what an exciting ride it is. The challenge of spotting an opportunity, executing it, then seeing it succeed must be right up there with some of life’s greater achievements. Entrepreneurs often become […]

  • Is your opportunity actually right in front of you?

    Many people are amazed by those who are successful in business. Many treat it like it is a science, or there is a secret code that has to be unlocked with a special key… which is only reserved for a select few. I have watched interviews on Youtube with business people where the interviewer is […]

  • Want success in your business? Sure, but how badly?

    I come across a lot of people with pretty good ideas. While their ideas aren’t quite the next Facebook or Google, they certainly have plenty of potential. With the right mix of hard work and dedication, plus a lot of prayer, their ideas might just stick. Recently, I was at a weekend away with one […]

  • Is there a ‘silver bullet’ to gaining business success?

    We used to have a great staff member on our team, but he was always pressing – and pressuring – me to come up with a “silver bullet” in our business to accelerate growth. His role was made easier with the bigger our network was and thus the more traffic our websites attracted. In his […]

  • The daily power of a humble pad and pen

    One of the things I distinctly remember about my Dad, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2015, was his pad and pen. Every morning, while he was drinking his cup of coffee, he had a small notepad, and he would sit and make a note of every small thing that needed to be achieved […]

  • Are you remembering to market to this demographic?

    We live in a world obsessed with youth. I am sure you have well and truly recognized it. Sixty year-olds now wasn’t to look like they are 40. Those in their fifties want to look like they are in their 30s, and on it goes. More and more cosmetic companies are marketing injectables and similar […]

  • When you’re going where you haven’t been will you ask for help?

    We have a large tree on the corner of our property that at about this time of each year, it loses every leaf on it. If the wind blows from the north, the leaves land in the pool, but if the wind is from the south, then they go all over the sidewalk. The wind […]

  • Do you have the courage it takes to be in business?

    Last summer, I dropped my lawnmower in for a service. We were having a very dry summer and when I asked the owner if it was affecting his business, I could see the color drain from his face. It had not rained all summer and not only were people like me not coming in to […]

  • If people don’t believe in your dreams, it’s all good. Even Rupert Murdoch got laughed at

    I watched a great tele-series on TV sometime back about the two titans of the Australian publishing and media industry. The Murdoch and Packer families have been household names in Australia for decades, as the two families controlled rival TV and newspaper companies, which were both publicly listed. Rupert Murdoch had to take over his […]

  • The power of advertising: how are you positioning your business?

    We own a number of editorial sites, and like all publishers, we use some of Google’s ad inventory on our sites to bring in extra income. Accordingly, I was reading an article on My Christian Daily just today when two of the ads that were served up were the same – with a slight difference. […]

  • Do you feel unequipped for your calling?

    Are there times where you feel like the call that has been placed on your life is in fact for someone else? What I mean by this is that the call is too big for you; there is no way that with the knowledge and skills that you possess that God could have called you […]

  • After Covid disruptions, are you waiting for your business to return to normal?

    2020 was a tough year. Nobody in business will doubt that. However, as we have kicked over and into 2021, there are a lot of people waiting for things to return to normal. But what if they don’t? There is a very good chance that the world has changed and that the world we are […]