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  • 3 mindset shifts that have helped me majorly in business

    Starting your own business is not for the faint of heart. I love doing what I do, working with incredible clients and getting paid to do what I love, but I have also had some hard lessons too – it’s not always rainbows and sunshine. Just getting real with you – sometimes it would be […]

  • Want to change an area of your life? Get around new people.

    Who is speaking into your life? So many times we get life advice from people who frankly have no business doing so. Here’s a tip, if you wouldn’t want to walk a mile in their shoes, don’t take advice from them. I have sought and continue to seek mentoring from people who mastered – or […]

  • Climbing the Career Ladder? Then Get Back to the Office

    If your goal is to move up in your career, the best way is to be back in the office – not working from home. Early on during the pandemic, Apple CEO Tim Cook complained that what he missed the most when people worked from home is “serendipity” – the creative ideas that sparked when […]

  • How to get a book published: A timeline from making your dream a reality

    Real things take time. A timeline from making One dream a reality: June 2013: Epiphany that I wanted to write a book. And it would be something about: kindness, career, success and brownies. Start writing. June 2014: Move to London from Sydney. No job. Book still randomly being written. Land dream job at BBC. Realise […]

  • Character – the gift that precedes great leadership

    Character preceded the gift of leadership. The nature of God is the epitome of character. He manifests all of the positive qualities associated with virtue, all of the time. He is therefore our ultimate model of character. And because He is perfect in character, we can count on Him to always be consistent, predictable, trustworthy, […]

  • Why Creativity Doesn’t Happen by Committee

    I’ve written before that “brainstorming” simply doesn’t work. If you want to get together with friends and kick around a few ideas, ask for their advice, or discuss possibilities, great. But don’t think for a minute that a group will come up with the innovative, breakthrough idea.   I love bring around creative people. I […]

  • Yes, your numbers certainly matter as a Christian in business

    I was reading this article on My Christian Daily recently by church consultant and former Lifeway CEO, Thom Rainer, which, as a businessperson and not a ministry leader, really spoke to me. Thom refers to the importance of numbers and why churches need to keep a close eye on their numbers – both their revenue […]

  • How to handle betrayal in your career

    The entertainment industry can be a treacherous place to build your career. The stories of betrayal and backstabbing abound. Without describing details, I’ve found that no one is immune to it – even if you’re working among Christians. It’s a tough life and everyone feels like they’ve got to protect their back to “make it” […]

  • As a Leader, the Window for Change Is Closing

    If you’re a leader, you know just how hard it is to get people to change. There’s a joke in Baptist circles that if you want to plant a new church, just change the color of the carpet, and half the church will split off and start a new one. I wrote my book Jolt! […]

  • 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 […]