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7 Big Mistakes I see Small Businesses Make Everyday

- July 24, 2012 4 MIN READ

I just spent the last 4 days meeting with 120 small business owners in Melbourne who are exploring ways to grow their business. I’ve done these sessions in the UK, Singapore, the USA and Mexico. There are seven big mistakes small businesses make that I see all the time…

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Money is NOT Fair

- July 20, 2012 2 MIN READ

If you are a key person in the top 10% you can expect to be sharing in 95% of the pie. If you aren’t, you will be fighting it out with 90% of people for just 5% of the remainder. It will be exhausting and dehumanising.

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The Internet Ain’t Easy!

- July 18, 2012 2 MIN READ

Tonight I heard people talking about how they are hoping to make some big, easy money on the internet. “We will be setting up a dot com business so we can make some passive income” they say. Their perception of an internet based business is that it’s almost a forgone conclusion that it’s a synch to make millions with little effort. It seemed to them that an internet based business couldn’t fail.

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The 7 Hour Rule

- July 16, 2012 2 MIN READ

Whether you are buying a new car, making a new career move, engaging a consultant or choosing an annual holiday destination, if you add up all the time you spend thinking about it, you can be fairly sure it totals more than seven hours.

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You Get What You Pitch For…

- July 12, 2012 2 MIN READ

A pitch is a powerful set of words that you send out to the world again and again. Eventually, if you stick at it and really get the pitch perfect, you will get what you pitch for. In business, if you get it right you can raise money, attract a team, engage partners and inspire clients to take you on. If you are a change maker, you will eventually attract a following, upset the status quo and see a shift in your cause.

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Valuable Ideas are Worthless

- July 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

I don’t know how many times I hear people talking about their top secret “valuable idea”. They get paranoid about sharing it, they worry about people discovering it, they want people to buy it off them and they think that it’s worth millions.

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“Passive Income” – Will only lead to Disappointment

- June 28, 2012 3 MIN READ

When you build an empire, there will be things that happen within it that happen without you being in the room – sales get made, rent comes in, fees are paid, royalties are collected – however it isn‘t “passive”. You can never turn your back on your empire, it will always be something that you are building and protecting.