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Having a great 2016 – a little twist on how to do it

You’ve likely had a few people say ‘Happy New Year’ to you recently. You might also get asked, ‘What are your new year’s resolutions?’ There’s still a great sense of a fresh start with a new year. So it’s a chance to think about what you want to do, change, focus on, give up, try .. read more

On January 5th, 2016, posted in: Coaching Programs, General, Productivity by

An instant time saver, an extreme challenge and a stupid salesman

Dear Friend, It has been a while since I’ve communicated with my database (unless you’re in my membership program, then you hear from me every week). I’ve been doing a fairly intense road show across Australia with key clients.  I certainly learned about how to travel effectively, but that’s for another post. Today I want .. read more

On May 27th, 2015, posted in: General by

Your plan for growth

Remember that feeling when you pushed yourself, tried something new and – wham! – it worked? Or maybe it didn’t work, but it sure didn’t fail like you feared? It’s the kind of feeling where – in terms of intensity – you feel like you’ve lived a whole week in one day. Great feeling, huh? .. read more

On March 16th, 2015, posted in: General by

Focus on thriving instead of surviving

Given last year was such a challenging year for me, I got into a habit of saying, ‘It’s okay, I’m tough. I can take it. I’ll be okay.’ And I was. But the problem with that mindset is you can get stuck in survival mode. ‘I can take it’ is all about absorbing what’s coming, .. read more

On January 21st, 2015, posted in: General by

Dressing for Success – for the busy person (who’s not a fashion guru) – with Claire Nass

During one of my presentation skills workshops, a great presenter named Claire Nass got up and spoke on the issue of fashion and dress sense. The impact of it on your image, how important it is, and how easy it is to take charge of (even and especially if you are NOT a fashion guru). .. read more

On January 6th, 2015, posted in: General, Productivity by

What can you do?

Last week I took the kids to a museum. Had all kinds of fun activities for kids (and adults). As I’m waiting for them to finish building a Lego construction, I see this image projected onto the floor from a light above:               In case that’s a bit fuzzy, .. read more

On January 6th, 2015, posted in: General by

A technique to make 2015 your most unique

Bear with me on this, because it might sound a little confronting. For a moment let’s imagine 2015 was your last year to live. What would you do? How would you invest, spend, use your time? We’ve all heard the catch cry, ‘Wow, time flies’. Just yesterday a colleague mentioned his daughter turning 13 years .. read more

On December 18th, 2014, posted in: General by

This is for you if you’re struggling

Lately, amongst the joys and opportunities of life, I’ve seen plenty of clients, friends and family hitting the wall with challenging struggles. So if you’re in the thick of it, here are a few thoughts that might help. Last week was a very exciting whirlwind. Monday in sunny Queensland with client meetings, then back in .. read more

On October 26th, 2014, posted in: General by

Creating a great sales presentation

FindTime has been doing a lot of work in this space over the last five years.  Creating a great sales presentation is the closest you’ll get to art in business (in my opinion  🙂  Instead of randomly saying whatever comes to mind when you’re presenting, you craft a powerful message that will stay with the .. read more

On June 3rd, 2014, posted in: General by

Productivity Tips from Ricky Gervais

Welcome to the Ideas Corner – Productivity Ideas you can use right now   I met with the CEO Institute yesterday. We were discussing the topic of productivity for CEO’s. As a side comment one of the staff mentioned they love Ricky Gervais from ‘The Office’. Now, only the night before I had watched Ricky .. read more

On June 3rd, 2014, posted in: General, Productivity, Time Management by