Turn Negatives into Positives

Over the last few weeks, I have had several conversations with very different people. The topics too are varied — their messaging, why they aren’t where they thought they’d be financially, how their sales efforts have stalled for quite a while and even the best way to be seen and heard. What is most fascinating …

The Final Quarter of 2021

Have you noticed the urgency of the emails pummeling your inbox about making the last quarter super fantastic? As if you can use their magic juice and suddenly stumble forward at warp speed? Honestly, it’s all POPPYCOCK. Highly successful organizations are NOT ruled by the fluctuations and fears of the quarter. Never! Highly successful organizations …

Life Tips & Hacks You Never Knew!

Gotta share something today. From a young fellow, Chris Hladczuk. He recently graduated from Yale and works at Goldman Sachs. (Yeah, I know. Typical money-hungry know-it-all right? Wrong!) His hobby is sharing on Twitter — frameworks, systems, and epic business stories.  Essentially life tips and hacks you never knew. (I think he is building up …

Stand Tall!

My world has the best peeps! Last Sunday, the Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) note brought a torrent of new facts and insights into MY inbox. This week, I want to share some of them with you and inspire you to Stand Tall. TPS is the Aussie term about the expectation that poppies should grow together. …

Heard About Tall Poppy Syndrome?

Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) is a term commonly used in Australia. It refers to the expectation that poppies should grow together. If one grows too tall, it gets cut down to size immediately. In real life, what happens is humans are terrified to be seen or identified as a ‘Tall Poppy.’ So they overdo it …

How Do YOU View Failure?

Over the past month, I have been dealing with a couple of clients who have an abject fear of Failure. The kind that follows the path of ‘if that doesn’t happen, I will have lost everything, gained nothing, and be seen by all as worthless.’ Most human beings have these thoughts at points in their …

What Are Your Core Values?

I want to share a common and recurrent theme I see as I help business owners grapple with their Post-COVID Success Plans. Personal Values. What are your core values and what exactly do you stand for? In the current environment, we are all finding that trying to get someone to take a look at our …

Strategic Thinking: Your IMPACT

The other day, I had an ah-ha moment. Strategic thinking is misunderstood. Let’s change that, now.     Lately, I have been spending a lot of time counselling clients and writing about the importance of having your own WHY. (Besides keeping you focussed and moving forward, it helps you stay positive on your worst days, ensures …