Archive for Leadership


5 Minute Motivator – Shift and Grow

4 Apr 2013

Have you hit a plateau? Perhaps you need to shift and grow. Making a mindset-shift in the way you’re thinking will often allow you to bound ahead and grow beyond your current situation and expectations.

Moving from A to B is often a physical event. So much so we get caught in the assumption that what happens internally doesn’t affect what is going on externally.

I’m not sure that could be further from the truth. Continue Reading

Eat The Frog First

5 Minute Motivator – Eat The Frog First

3 Apr 2013

Mark Twain said “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day”.

Making tough decisions is easy, when you decide to Eat The Frog First.

Think about this for a minute;

You have to eat a frog.

You have to eat a frog every single day for the rest of your life. Continue Reading

Say No More

5 Minute Motivator – Say No

2 Apr 2013

Saying No can be a powerful tool to keep you focused on what is important and what is within your capability to manage.

You know what I’m talking about right?

To get to where you are today, you were probably a Yes person. When asked ‘Who can pick up additional work’ you’d often be the one putting up your hand.

You’d be working longer hours in the office and often got noticed and recognised over the years as you’ve climbed the corporate ladder. Continue Reading

At What Cost

5 Minute Motivator – At What Cost

1 Apr 2013

At what cost are you taking one action over another? Your time is precious, and whatever measure of time you invest into one activity is lost forever over another activity.

Often, people work on level 1. Level 1 is where an action has an immediate reaction – and that is as far as they can see. But our decisions have ripple effects that can last for decades.

Have you heard the saying ‘whatever seed you plant is what will grow’? Continue Reading


How To Make The The Most Of A 14 Hour Plane Flight

15 Mar 2013

This week I flew from Sydney Australia to Los Angeles on a 14 hour Qantas flight in a new Airbus 380.

I thought I’d share my top tips to become more productive in-flight and what can throw your well laid plans out the window.

This trip to America is a combination of a family holiday with my wife and 17 year old son joining me. However, while they are strictly on holiday, it’s also a business trip with a stop off in Phoenix to attend Infusioncon 2013.

It’s also essential for me to have internet access along my travels so I can connect daily with my staff back in Perth. Continue Reading

Putting Personality Into A Page And A Podcast

28 Feb 2013

Working out how to put my own personality into a blog page and a podcast episode is proving to be a challenge!

When I first started blogging in 2010 I wrote very dry, stale blog posts that didn’t really have much expression at all. When I read them back I kept thinking they were really stuffy, and in some cases, they still are. It’s proving to be a similar situation with the Typical Business podcast also.

If I’m honest, most of the shows so far have been a long way away from what I’m like in person.

On the one hand, when it comes to business I can be very serious – because business isn’t a joke. Continue Reading