What Did I Learn this Week?

What Did I Learn this Week?

The simple act of asking one’s self “what did I learn this week?” What could I do better? Differently? And taking a single, small step to make a change. Over time, adds up to steer us in the right direction. Rather than repeating the same things over and over again....
Reset Your Inbox

Reset Your Inbox

What’s sitting in your inbox right now? Hundreds or thousands of unread emails? Or two or three outstanding tasks to do today Or something in between. Regardless, how much time do you spend each day, worrying about, sorting, reading, deleting emails? How much of this...
Again With Incompetence

Again With Incompetence

At some point, in order to grow and expand, you have to step into a place of incompetence. Where the familiar is gone, and every thing is new and unknown. Where the learning curve must set in again. The point of incompetence, where’ you’re not the expert, and you...
Ebb Is Flow

Ebb Is Flow

Energy goes in ebbs and flows. Some times, some days or weeks, every  thing’s running smoothly, in sync. And then, it hits a rock. Things stall, stuck, and come undone. The flow stops, and we feel compelled to try to make it start again, to keep pushing forward....
Technology Is Making Us Dumb

Technology Is Making Us Dumb

Technology has the potential to help us do great things. Except, when it’s taking away the opportunity to ”think” for our selves. When you don’t have to think about any thing in a day, you stop using parts of your brain. And literally become dumber. When asked a...
What’s The Desired Outcome?

What’s The Desired Outcome?

When you’re being asked to do something, create something, finish something The biggest question to get clear is… What’s the desired outcome? What do you want? What is expected? How you get there, is up to you – to choose the simplest ,, most direct path, or the most...
Biproducts Of Micro Management

Biproducts Of Micro Management

Trying to control and micro-manage every little thing that a team does, does two things: It tells your team that you don’t trust them and they are not capable of working by them selvesIt creates a tonne of extra work for the minor-manager. In the first instance, if...
The Value Of One Customer

The Value Of One Customer

The value of one customer may not seem a lot. The hard-to deal with customer. The one who tells you your product is more expensive and they’ll go somewhere else. The customer who’s passing through. The value of these customers might be one sale, one purchase. But what...

Pick Your Team Well… Why?

It has been said that as a leader or a manager, your team’s success is a reflection of you, and subsequently our own success. But this is not necessarily the case. It depends on three things… You, as a leader or manager, and how well you lead or manage.The cause, or...
Less Meetings, More Purpose

Less Meetings, More Purpose

When you have 25 people meet for an hour a week 52 weeks a year, at an hourly rate of $150+, does that meeting really add value of $200,000 a year? Really? There has to be some meetings, but when you look at the number of people multiplied by the hourly rate of the...
Ask Three People

Ask Three People

When you can’t figure something out… What to do next, how to do something, what the heck’s going on… Ask three people, instead of fumbling around on your own. Ideally, someone who’s done it before. Regardless, when you ask three people, you might get two good answers...
Independent Learning

Independent Learning

Independent Learning requires initiative. It requires an individual to make a choice. To choose to better them selves and become expert in a particular area. It requires one to take steps, ask questions, follow advice and feedback. And not just wait to be told what to...
An Extra Morning Hour A Day

An Extra Morning Hour A Day

What would happen if you got up an hour early in the morning. If, instead of staying in bed until the very last minute and then rushing to get out the door… You set your alarm at the same time every single day. An hour earlier. And got out of bed and calmly and...
Compounding 10% Of Cash

Compounding 10% Of Cash

If you earned an average of $50,000 from the age of 18. And all you did was save 10% of that cash, or $5,000 a year, $416 per month, $96 a week. By the time you’re 50, that’s 32 years. You’ll have $160,000 in the bank. That’s without compounding interest, that builds...
Quietly Making Noise

Quietly Making Noise

We’re convinced that fame and success comes to those who put themselves out there in the mainstream and social media. The ones who make the most noise. The real success comes to those who quietly work away, consistently, day after day. It’s the work you do behind the...
When Your Boss Is A Douche

When Your Boss Is A Douche

When your boss is a douche, and it’s just who they are. That’s a problem that exists, that you cannot change. No matter what you do, it’s never going to be any different. You can work your arse off, do your best, seek approval and recognition. That’s never going to...
Design Is Never Done

Design Is Never Done

When you’re developing something new, the design is never done. On the drawing board, you’re testing, tweaking, proto-typing. Trying to find a different way, a better way. Another improvement, to make this “thing” that you’re creating the very best it can be. Even...
On The Way To Decay

On The Way To Decay

Someone fixed the gate with a bit of wire. It works but it’s kind of hanging. The hole in the pavement got filled with some asphalt. It’s ugly. The mark on the wall got covered with some paint that’s… nearly…the right colour. Just don’t look too close. Each of these...
Are You Making Beauty Or Ugliness?

Are You Making Beauty Or Ugliness?

Natures creations are astounding… wonderfully, awe-inspiring in their magnificence and beauty. Natures creations are astounding… wonderfully, awe-inspiring in their magnificence and beauty. Step out into a rainforest or stand on the edge of the ocean, and you will...
Pick Three Things

Pick Three Things

At the start of the year we may set lofty goals. Three dozen different things to achieve and  create. Create a business, expand your career, improve your health, buy a new apartment, move countries, travel, create art, write a book… It’s endless. On the...