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What’s your net worth?

The concept of “net worth” is an interesting one. Most people, if asked, will do a quick mental tally of their personal assets and liabilities and come up w...
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How to Meet Anyone…

“Hi mate. Just thought I’d reach out to you. You seem to be doing some interesting things and I’d love to buy you a coffee sometime and chat.” I got ...
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Becoming Slightly Famous

Remember Tim Shaw? He was the presenter of the infamous Demtel TV commercials encouraging us to buy with the memorable “but wait, there’s more”. Tim is an...
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My Word is my Bond

My word is my bond. It’s a powerful sentiment, isn’t it? How many meetings or conversations have you been in when someone is trying to convince you how f...
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Ditch your Business Card?

  I remember when I got my first ever business card - Loans Officer, State Bank of New South Wales. I was so excited and couldn't wait to show my parent...
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It Pays to be Dogged

A while ago I was involved in getting a business out of voluntary administration. Eventually we only had one minor matter to deal with to allow us to complete t...
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Words to Live by?

One of the most enjoyable movies I have seen in a while is Act of Valor. It is a salute to the US Special Forces and the “stars” are active-duty Navy Seals....
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Best or Better?

I remember being involved in a chat with a couple of successful guys who owned their own businesses. At one stage one asked the other whether he thought he 'was...
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How Connected are you?

It's easy to get caught up in the grind of the 9-5. Catch the same train to work every day. Sit in the same seat. Have coffee at the same time. Buy your sandwic...
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Just be Yourself…

Recently I did a stock take of my wardrobe. I do it every year or so and it always results in me throwing out a lot of stuff that is worn out, out of fashion or...