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Podcast – Wealth Tactic Rebels

Podcast – Wealth Tactic Rebels

A big thank you to Kevin for welcoming me as a guest on his podcast! Join me on "Wealth Tactic Rebels" Podcast! Listen here for Statistics show that a lot of small businesses fail within...

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Podcast – Employer Blueprint Podcast

Podcast – Employer Blueprint Podcast

A big thank you to Kyle Gorman for welcoming me as a guest on his podcast! Join me on "The Employer Blueprint" Podcast! Listen here for a break down a couple of the six areas of my 6 step...

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Podcast – Career Change after 40

Podcast – Career Change after 40

A big thank you to Shandra Moran for welcoming me as a guest on her podcast! Join me on "The Transit Lounge Australia" Podcast! Listen here for an exploration of making career change after...

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FREE Webinar for Small Business Success

FREE Webinar for Small Business Success

Over 50% of small businesses fail within the first five years. And those statistics climb to 70% within 10 years, that's seven out of every 10 business owners. I'm sharing three great game...

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A Great Tip to Deal with Overwhelm

A Great Tip to Deal with Overwhelm

We’re entering what is often called the silly season, it’s a time of year where there is so much going on, but we’re still trying to run our business well. So much to juggle. It’s easy to get overwhelmed.

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10 Ways I Re-purpose a Blog Post

10 Ways I Re-purpose a Blog Post

  Today I'd like to have a very quick chat to you about strategies for repurposing content. We all put a lot of thought and effort into creating our content. So we really do want to...

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Do you have a social media strategy?

Do you have a social media strategy?

I’m currently doing a 30 day Facebook live challenge, I did my first live video yesterday (you can see it in our Facebook Group) and then I shared it on other platforms. One of the...

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Ike Loa – be long on knowledge

Ike Loa – be long on knowledge

This may seem like a strange title for a blog article, so let me begin by saying, I’m currently in Hawaii on a business retreat I’ve shared with you a number of times how I like to get...

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It’s Time to Ignite Your Business

It’s Time to Ignite Your Business

I’m excited to let you know that the doors to Ignite Coaching Club are open! Recently, a number of people have asked me about one on one mentoring, which I've done for many years, but at...

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Some quick tips to reach your goals

Some quick tips to reach your goals

It has been a crazy busy start to the week with the doors to Ignite – Small Business Success Formula open, but I wanted to take a little time out to share a business tip with you on...

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Small Business Tip – Strategy

Small Business Tip – Strategy

As I was working on a course I'm putting together, and monitoring it’s progress, and how it fits in with the overall strategy of my business, I thought of you.I wondered how strategy fits...

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WHY I do what I do… My Story

WHY I do what I do… My Story

Recently, a few people have asked me about my business. In particular, how I managed to turn things around after the devastating downturn in the mining & resources industry (the major...

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When You Have Those Negative Thoughts…

When You Have Those Negative Thoughts…

It can be really hard to stay on top of the challenges of running a business when we slip into a negative thinking slump. The self doubt and fears can take hold and before we know it we’re...

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Turn Goal Setting Into An Action Plan.

Turn Goal Setting Into An Action Plan.

Planning and setting goals is an important part of running a successful business. By following this simple five step process you can organise your goal setting in a way that will almost...

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Great Leaders are Always Learning

Great Leaders are Always Learning

There are times that they go hand in hand. I know in my own leadership journey I have had to face the fear of leading, particularly when it came to running the charity I established, the...

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Some End of Financial Year Tips

Some End of Financial Year Tips

There is so much more to the end of financial year than taxes. It's the perfect time to look back on the year that was, and set some great goals for the upcoming year.

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Let’s Talk About Confidence…

Let’s Talk About Confidence…

The Oxford dictionary describes confidence as: "A feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities." Well, as small business owners most of us...

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It’s in the Foundation

It’s in the Foundation

I haven’t written too many articles this year, it’s not that I don’t have much to say, it’s more about timing. So far 2018 has been a crazy busy year, but I’m certainly not complaining. We...

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Do We Always Need a Business Plan?

Do We Always Need a Business Plan?

I am a big fan of the Business Plan. More than just being a tool to woo investors, a business plan helps you to monitor how your company is progressing, it helps ensure that everyone is on...

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Twitter Tips From a Newbie

Twitter Tips From a Newbie

I joined Twitter a while ago but I must confess that it didn’t grab me. If I’m really honest I’d say that it left me quite confused. I didn’t understand how it worked and those short 140...

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It’s All In The Implementation

It’s All In The Implementation

We all know that we need to have vision and purpose for our business' systems and processes to keep it operating smoothly and great staff who are fully engaged and sharing the vision with...

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Managing Your Cash Flow

Managing Your Cash Flow

When I talk to small business owners many of them talk about a problem with cash. They tell me that they need to earn more money, generate more leads and sell more products. Often times,...

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Podcast: Leadership for Us Little Guys

Podcast: Leadership for Us Little Guys

As a mother of six, the founder of a charity to support disadvantaged children and someone who nearly lost it all in the Brisbane floods; I wear my leadership hat all the time ... In this...

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Increasing Productivity

Increasing Productivity

With many businesses streamlining their activities, business owners and their employees are finding that they are busier now than they have ever been before. There seems to be more and...

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Podcast: Skydiving with Alison Vidotto

Podcast: Skydiving with Alison Vidotto

A big thank you to Jennifer Gale for welcoming me as a guest on her podcast! Join me on the Fit’n Fifity + Podcast! Listen here for an exploration of adventure, reflections on life and how...

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Leading from Within the Discomfort Zone

Leading from Within the Discomfort Zone

It’s rare that real growth takes place without some level of discomfort. So why do we try to avoid it so much? So often we look back at challenging times and say ‘wow, that wasn’t easy,...

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Systemised Approach to Networking

Systemised Approach to Networking

You can’t build and expand a business alone. There are only so many hours in a day and the ever growing list will eventually need more than two hands and one brain, it will inevitably...

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Fear, Failure and Leadership

Fear, Failure and Leadership

There are times that they go hand in hand. I know in my own leadership journey I have had to face the fear of leading, particularly when it came to running the charity I established, the...

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Podcast: Competence vs. Confidence

Podcast: Competence vs. Confidence

In this podcast, I join with Rachael Jansen from School Hours Entrepreneurs to discuss the issue of competence vs. confidence. We chat about how it's the latter that often is the most...

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Leadership for Small Business Owners

Leadership for Small Business Owners

Your business will never outperform your leadership skills. If you want your business to do well then you need to lead well. Too often we think of leadership as a position for the chosen...

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Communication: How to Keep it Positive

Communication: How to Keep it Positive

There is no question that honest, open communication is vital to effective leadership. But honesty is not always well received, so how do we keep communication positive? Most of us say we...

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Systems in Leadership

Systems in Leadership

Many business owners groan when I mention the word ‘systems’. It’s amazing how many small businesses don’t have systems in place. They fly by the seat of their pants, managing their...

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The Door to Success Says Push!

The Door to Success Says Push!

This is one of my favourite sayings; I use it all the time. So it was quite natural that I would use it in the title of my book (that was planned long before the book actually...

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Let Go and Lead!

Let Go and Lead!

A key aspect to great leadership is the ability to empower others and develop their leadership skills. As Ralph Nader says; “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more...

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The Excellence of Imperfection

The Excellence of Imperfection

Leaders inspire others, they innovate and they initiate action. They value professional development both in themselves and others. Importantly, they develop and grow leadership in those...

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Are you Leading on Purpose?

Are you Leading on Purpose?

There are many aspects to being a leader; taking responsibility, leading by example, showing authenticity, integrity, honesty and so much more. When we want others to follow us and share...

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Leadership 101: Time Management

Leadership 101: Time Management

There are so many aspects to being a leader, especially within a small business, that it’s often difficult to step past managing tasks and truly lead; we’re responsible for it all. We have...

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Leading with Courage

Leading with Courage

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” George Sheehan Running your own business can be stressful, even...

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Podcast: The Nice Guys on Business

Podcast: The Nice Guys on Business

I teamed up with The Nice Guys on Business to create this podcast. In this interview, I share a lot about my career, and my secrets to success ... it's BALANCE (shh!) We also chatted about...

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Utilise the Talent of Your Team

Utilise the Talent of Your Team

In my experience surrounding yourself with people aligned with your vision and purpose will take your business to the next level. Through admitted trial and error I am now surrounded by a...

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Great Leaders are Always Learning

Great Leaders are Always Learning

One of my key messages, one that I really want people to get, is the fact that we are ALL capable of being GREAT leaders. All of us, no matter where we started, or where we are now. As...

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Leading Your Team to Success

Leading Your Team to Success

I think it was Jim Rohn who said ‘You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with’. In my experience, it’s true, both in life and in business. As a small business owner...

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7 Principles on the Art of Leadership

7 Principles on the Art of Leadership

I recently wrote a book review for Mark McNeilly’s book titled Sun Tzu and the Art of Business: Six Strategic Principles for Managers. Like the original Art of War, it is an excellent...

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How to Spot a Successful Leader

How to Spot a Successful Leader

There are many aspects to being a leader. Knowledge, experience, strategic thinking.. etc. etc. But when it comes to being a truly successful leader it comes down to the relationships. How...

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How to Become a Better Leader

How to Become a Better Leader

Leaders are not born, they are made. We all have the potential to lead, we just need to learn the right skills and behaviours. Leadership begins with the self, we have to really want to be...

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Are You an Authentic Leader?

Are You an Authentic Leader?

“Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart and feet – thinking, saying, feeling and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can...

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We ALL Have the Potential to Be a Leader

We ALL Have the Potential to Be a Leader

For many of us, when we think of leadership it’s the mega successful corporate boss, billionaire or guru who comes to mind. But leadership doesn’t work that way, it’s alive and well in all...

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Why I Wrote a Leadership Book

Why I Wrote a Leadership Book

“What prompted you to write a book on Leadership?” This is a question I’m often asked… The reason I wrote a book on leadership was because I read many books while...

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