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The Psychology of Clutter

How Decluttering Can Boost Your Mental Well-being In today’s fast-paced world, clutter can sneak into every nook and cranny of our lives, wreaking havoc and […]

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Binding Financial Agreements – A comprehensive Guide

Binding financial agreements (BFAs) are an important element for formalising property settlements under the Family Law Act. In this guide we’ll work through the fundamental […]

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Career Coaching Insights : 8 Strategies for Job Search Success

Embarking on a job search journey can feel like navigating a maze – full of twists, turns and unexpected challenges. Whether you’re a recent graduate […]

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Have You Lost Track of Your Super? Here’s How to Find It!

As a financial adviser, I often come across clients with forgotten superannuation accounts. Super can accumulate over time, especially if you’ve changed jobs frequently. The […]

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Finding Support Through Divorce: How a Divorce Coach Can Help

Finding Support Through Divorce: How a Divorce Coach Can Help Divorce is a challenging journey, filled with emotional turmoil, tough decisions, and uncertainty about what […]

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From Compliance Maze to Growth Engine: 5 Strategies for Thriving Mortgage Brokers

From Compliance Maze to Growth Engine: 5 Strategies for Thriving Mortgage Brokers The mortgage broking industry is a dynamic one, and keeping pace with the […]

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Accepting Compliments: Empowering Through Gratitude

Gratitude as a strength: the magic of accepting compliments Discover how embracing praise can make a positive impact on your mental health. Learn to accept […]

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Exploring the Latest Trends in Melbourne’s Residential Architecture: Insights from JDA Lammin Architects

Current Trends in Melbourne’s Residential Architecture Melbourne has a rich architectural history, well-known for incorporating and adapting design elements from places in other towns and […]

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Can you Marry Spirituality and Business for Personal and Professional Growth?

Can you Marry Spirituality and Business for Personal and Professional Growth? On the surface, the modern business landscape is fast-paced and highly competitive with a […]

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Buyers Agent become a dirty word?

I read an article in the news last week by Sally Petty and this article lead me to question; has the term Buyers Agent become […]

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Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket: Why Diversification is Key to Building a Strong Portfolio

Imagine this: you’ve saved diligently and finally have a good chunk of change to invest. You hear whispers about a hot new tech stock with […]

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Unyielding tax obligations: Understanding tax debt write-offs

When is a tax debt written off? There has been a lot of recent media attention about the ATO pursuing old or on-hold tax debts. […]

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Google’s Featured Snippets: Quick Start Guide

Snippets. Do you use them? Do you know what they are? In this quick guide, we provide an overview of the featured snippet, and how […]

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How does Pinterest help with SEO?

I love Pinterest – I use it all the time both for work (design trends & inspiration) as well as personal – home décor, recipes […]

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How to Leverage LinkedIn as a part of an effective job search & networking plan

In this article I’m sharing with you how to maximise your time on LinkedIn to help you achieve the success you deserve in your job […]

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Typography and how important it is to your design

Typography in Modern Design. Typography plays a pivotal role in modern design, influencing the way users perceive and interact with visual content. The choice of […]

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Epigenetics and the future of Health Personalisation

Central to the current discussion of personalised health and the revolution it is having on changing the way we view health strategies, is the concept […]

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Preparing for the Unexpected: The Importance of an Emergency Care Plan in Aged Care

Life is full of uncertainties, and when caring for an elderly loved one, being prepared for unexpected situations is crucial. Emergencies can arise at any […]

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The Top 10 Social Media trends to watch for in 2024

Welcome to 2024! Are you ready to jump back in? At the start of the year, I often have clients ask me, ‘Sam, what do […]

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Master the Art of Home Organisation : Unleash your Inner Ninja

Welcome to the world of home organisation where we’ll embark on a stealthy mission to declutter and clean up like true ninjas. Imagine waking up […]

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What makes a great Food packaging design?

Great food packaging design attracts attention, communicates information and creates a positive brand impression. As a food packaging designer it’s my job is to make […]

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How to achieve the BEST results when selling your property

Selling your property is a nervous time and like most Vendors it is fair to say that your goal is to “MAXIMISE YOUR SALE PRICE”! […]

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The Valued Self – Mind

The Valued Self forms our innate authentic power and its ability to operate and express itself in the ever-changing moment. On a personal level it […]

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Tips for Building in Challenging times

Property prices falling; interest rates rising: all this creates a lot of uncertainty for those planning to renovate or build in 2023. However, it is […]

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When your aging Parent experiences a fall

Navigating the Aftermath: When Your Ageing Parent Experiences a Fall Experiencing a fall can be a pivotal moment in the life of an ageing parent, […]

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Understanding Psychosocial hazards: What Australian Businesses need to know

Beyond Physical Safety: Addressing Psychosocial Risks for a Thriving Workplace. The conversation around workplace safety has gone beyond tangible, physical risks to include mental and […]

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The Building & Construction Industry security of payment act 2002

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (the Act) is a crucial piece of legislation that governs payment issues in the building […]

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Who’s in the shoes

The first step in writing any good copy is to better understand your client. Know your audience. That is generally the first rule of all […]

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Permission to Pause

Here’s a question for you, one that I ask my (fabulous!) coaching clients – why did you start your business? The reasons almost always echo […]

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What’s the difference between a brand and a logo

A logo is a visual symbol or mark used to represent a company or organisation. It is often the most recognisable element of a company’s […]

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Unlocking Success: Top 5 benefits of Cloud Hosting for Small Business

In today’s dynamic business landscape, small enterprises seek agility and efficiency to stay competitive. Cloud hosting emerges as a game-changing solution, empowering small businesses with […]

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Mental Health: Shaping Australian Culture

Navigating Challenges, Implementing Strategies and Envisioning the Future In Australia, mental health is no longer an issue confined to the shadows – particularly within the […]

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Understanding Dementia: A guide to compassionate care

As the number of Australians diagnosed with dementia rises to 472,000, the chances of someone you know being impacted by this condition are ever-increasing. Furthermore, […]

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Mastering your positive habits

Despite what many people believe, the connection between our mind and brain runs deeper than we might think, new research shows that they are connected. […]

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The Ten second rule – How to make a good first impression with your website

Eight seconds. A website user’s attention span is somewhere around eight seconds. I’ll be generous and make it ten. This means that your website has […]

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A great Day starts the night before

Tired all the time? Disrupted sleep? Can’t fall asleep? Can’t stay asleep? Wake up still feeling tired? You are not alone. Getting on top of […]

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The 10 lessons i’ve learned from 10 years in a social media marketing business

This month, I celebrate my business milestone of 10 years! It’s hard to believe how fast 10 years have flown by, and I’m super thankful […]

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The Emotional Self (Spirit)

In my last blog, I expanded on the concept of The Emotional Self and continued to tap into the less evolved aspects of ourselves. This […]

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Is workplace bullying prevention and psychological safety linked?

Workplace bullying and psychological safety. They are two separate concepts that could be inextricably linked. But are they? Direct research specifically linking the two concepts […]

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Business Email Compromise Jumped 81% Last Year! Learn How to Fight It

In recent years, electronic mail (email for short) has become an essential part of our daily lives. Many people use it for various purposes, including […]

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How to build an individualised Menopause Diet Plan the WORKS!

Introduction Menopause is a significant transition period in a woman’s life that often brings about changes in hormone levels, metabolism, and overall health. While it […]

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Empowering survivors: The paid Family & Domestic violence leave in Australia

This article offers a comprehensive overview of the scheme, its impact on small businesses, and the importance of fostering a supportive work environment with access […]

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How to leverage LinkedIn as part of an effective job search & networking plan

In this article I’m sharing with you how to maximise your time on LinkedIn to help you achieve the success you deserve in your job […]

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Can you enforce an unwritten contract

Contracts can be written, oral or inferred. Where they are not written down the Court has to decide what the terms were. The Court. Generally […]

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How do you make a Video

Video has become an essential part of our lives, as various platforms take over social media and general marketing. On a daily basis, we are […]

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7 Smart Ways to Secure Your Wireless Printer & Keep Your Home Network Safe

Many people worry about someone hacking their computer. But they’re not really thinking about their wireless printer getting breached. It’s a tool that most individuals […]

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The Four-Day Work Week – is it all that it’s talked up to be?

Over the last few years, the concept of a Four-Day Work Week has garnered a lot of attention with various conglomerates like Microsoft, Oxfam, and […]

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Changes to flexible working arrangements and the NES

Under National Employment Standards, employees (other than casual employees) who have worked with the same employer for at least 12 months can request flexible working […]

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Cookie Cutters are for Cookies

As a holistic business coach for entrepreneurial women, rather than apply a specific methodology, a cookie cutter approach, if you will to my work, my […]

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Tips for positive writing

Have you ever mis-read a text, or had someone wrongly interpret what you’re trying to say? It can be annoying, upsetting, even embarrassing, and can […]

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What Charlie Chaplin can teach us about sales

“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness” Charlie Chaplin Is […]

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Finding Your Purpose: How to Use Your Mindset to Create a Life of Meaning and Fulfilment

Mindset is the key to success. It determines whether we will achieve our goals or fall short. This can be the difference between being the […]

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The Beauty of Bayside: Using Bayside Photography To Capture You In Your Local Community

I love living and working in Bayside. It really is a photographer’s dream. Not just for the idyllic settings and backdrops it offers, from Brighton […]

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Video Conferencing – What to wear and what to do

Video conferencing is such big part of our working life post-covid so I thought it was worth covering off what I see as salient considerations […]

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Top social Media trends you need to know in 2023

As with most things in our lives (clothes, shoes, hair, makeup), social media trends tend to change. What worked previously in social media may no […]

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5 Tips for a healthy SMSF

Like anything else, a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) needs a health check every once in a while to ensure it is up to date […]

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Finding your flow

Imagine tapping into an abundant amount of clarity, energy and feel good hormones? Do you think that might help increase your productivity, self confidence and […]

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How to Automate appointment booking on your Website

There are a few appointments scheduling platforms available such as Calendly, Cliniko and Acuity scheduling. They are a great tools for a clinic or a […]

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Tips for handling rate changes

After years of near-historic lows, ongoing changes to interest rates are having a significant impact on Australians. Whether you currently have a home loan or […]

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What is Cooling Off ?

In Victoria, Section 31 of the Sale of Land Act 1962 grants property buyers a cooling off period. They have 3 business days to change […]

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Have you had data exposed in one of those recent data breaches

There’s a reason that browsers like Edge have added breached password notifications. Data breaches are an unfortunate part of life. And can have costly consequences […]

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6 things to do in your Business BEFORE you scale

A lot of customers come to us wanting to scale their business. Others are looking for extra support or struggling to keep up with the […]

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Stress in the Workplace: How mental fitness & resilience skills can help

The economic cost of workplace stress in Australia is over AU$14 billion and spiralling upwards, with a huge loss of productivity. [1] Absenteeism is on […]

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Simple Pleasures: The key to Re-energising your business and living the life you love

On the other side of a simple pleasure is a boost to energy and focus. There are anecdotes after anecdotes of some of the world’s […]

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Who decides on Schooling if we can’t agree?

Separation and divorce come with many life changes, such changes having the potential to impact your child’s school. These changes include financial issues (the children […]

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Outsourcing: an important strategy in easing labour shortages

As the world experiences unprecedented economic challenges, spiraling inflation and labour shortages, businesses are looking for effective solutions to remain afloat and thrive. So what […]

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Website Lock page what is it, when to use and examples

To maximize the use of your business website you might want to set up a page (or a few) with information that is not public […]

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What to do when your cost-cutting measures don’t deliver your required savings?

As a CEO or CFO of a mid-market organisation, you’d be aware that “You can’t cut your way to growth” and that there’s no shortcut […]

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Are House Prices in Melbourne Dropping?

Are House Prices in Melbourne Dropping? The housing market in Melbourne has been a hot topic of discussion for many years. With the city’s population […]

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What is the new Aged Care star rating and how does it affect me?

The new Aged Care facility star rating is here. So what’s it all about? Australia’s new star rating system for aged care facilities launched in […]

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What Cybersecurity Attack Trends Should You Watch Out for in 2023?

The new year has just begun and it’s a time of renewal as we plan for the possibilities to come in 2023. It’s also a […]

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Does your business need a CFO?

Having worked for many large businesses as a CFO (Chief Financial Officer), I know how valuable the role is to directors and senior management. While […]

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The 4 stages of customer awareness every business owner needs to conquer

As a content manager, I’m impressed that more and more business owners come to me with a clear understanding of their customers and their problems. […]

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New paid family and domestic violence leave coming in 2023

The Federal Parliament recently passed the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2022 which provides for all employees in the federal […]

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What is a Default Judgment and how do I respond?

Default Judgments What is a Default Judgment and how do you respond? If you do not file a notice of appearance or defence in a […]

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Culture in the workplace: What you need to do to promote a positive culture internally including expectations

There’s no question that over time employees’ desires and demands when it comes to work have evolved and will continue to evolve as the future […]

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What is ‘Personal Style’ and why is it important?

Our clothes, how we wear them and our grooming, together send out significant clues about who we are and what we value. So essentially, our […]

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Receiving A Sentence For An Offence In Melbourne Or Geelong

You have been found guilty of, or plead guilty to, an offence and are now going to be given a sentence. In the state of […]

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Getting to know you through the 6 selves

Transformation comes by first gaining awareness of your current state, then choosing a path to growth through personal understanding and the application of new patterns […]

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Simple Guide to Follow for Better Endpoint Protection

Endpoints make up much of a company’s network and IT infrastructure. This is a collection of computers, mobile devices, servers, and smart gadgets. As well […]

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Managing headaches with basic acupressure and herbal tea

Headaches are one of the most frequent presenting symptoms patients will come to clinic for to get treatment. There are many different causes. From a […]

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How to Think More Strategically About Your Pricing

It is on the rare occasion that I end up only briefly touching on the pricing question when working with clients. This is not to […]

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What is the key to productivity?

What is the key to better productivity? “If you want to be productive, you need to become the master of your minutes.” But how do […]

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How to show trust through your website?

Trust is one of the most important elements of any website. If visitors do not feel they can trust you based on your website they […]

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What does the new Aged Care Funding Model mean for you or your loved one?

All permanent residents in Australian Aged Care facilities receive government funding for their care requirements. This was previously calculated using a system called ACFI (the […]

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Fixed Price Prepaid Funerals, Make Goods Cent$

When it comes to planning for our death, most of us prefer to avoid thinking about it. However, by not planning ahead we can leave […]

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Why does your Company need a Corporate Photographer?

When it comes to corporate photography for your business’ various marketing channels, you have three choices. Use stock photos Use your iPhone Engage a professional […]

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What is the difference between Job Change and Career Change?

There is a difference between wanting to change your job and wanting to change your career. In this blog, I explore the differences so that […]

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Hate Selling? You are doing it the Wrong Way!

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me, they hated selling … I’d be a millionaire! I work with teams to help […]

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Tips for managing the three most important relationships as a business owner

Just as everyone has physical health, everyone has mental health. Man, woman, student, employee, retiree. We all sit somewhere on the scale of good to […]

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About VIA Character Strengths

The VIA Character Strengths framework began as the Values in Action Inventory developed by two eminent researchers in the field of positive psychology, Professors Christopher […]

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How To Refer To A Business Coach

Right from the outset of starting my business coaching practice, I was under no illusion of how difficult it would be for other small businesses […]

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Who gets the ashes?

A difficult question – who gets the ashes – the second wife or the adult child? It is an unfortunate reality that sometimes there will […]

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10 most common questions people ask when doing their Will

A Will is a signed, legally binding document that describes how you want your assets to be handled after you die. What follows are the […]

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Your secret weapon to getting a job interview

If you are searching for a new job you may realise how difficult it is to get noticed in a crowded market. Some job seekers […]

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Workplace bullies and abrasive leaders – are they the kryptonite to psychological safety?

A key to success in the modern workplace is psychological safety. As time goes on, jobs that can be automated are being automated, leading to […]

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My website, images or online content has been copied – what can I do about it?

In today’s online world we often have clients contacting us asking what they can do when their webpage, images or online content has been copied […]

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Beware Of The Lone Ranger

As someone who generally likes to problem solve and takes pride in helping clients work through more complex or emotionally challenging business decisions, it can […]

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What you need to know about your credit score when separating

At Simple Separation, we want to help you prepare for your separation and provide information that is relevant at this stressful time. We find that, […]

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What is Feng Shui, Why Feng Shui, Is Feng Shui Energy

Nothing in the world exists independently! The human body is probably the most remarkable example of coexistence with its moving parts and organisms that work […]

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Systems and Processes – Where to Start?

Systems and processes are not sexy, and for most people (well, not us) they’re very boring! But they are a crucial tool that help your […]

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Plan for your wellbeing

Looking for a reputable, proven, effective and playful process to build wellbeing for you (the ME Level), your team (the WE Level) or your organisation […]

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Strategies to Minimise or Eliminate the Top 5 Offshoring Risks and Concerns

RISK NO. 1: I will lose control of my work and operations STRATEGY You will be working with our experienced and dedicated team who understand […]

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The Art of Cold Calling

Cold calling is all about connecting with a potential customer (who hasn’t had prior contact with you) in an attempt to sell your product or […]

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Construction Crisis – A timely reminder to check on our debtors

I started my first business at 19, when I was young and stupid (now I’m old and a little less stupid). I took on a […]

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Demystifying Strategic Planning

On many occasions, when I mention the word “strategy” with business owners, for some reason, it gets brushed aside as something that lives in the […]

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ATO Active Debt Collection

Due to the debilitating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent years, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) postponed active tax debt collection to assist with […]

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SMSF 2022 EOFY Guide

It’s that time of year to get your end of financial year tasks organised for your Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF). Here is a list […]

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Business interruption insurance – why you need it

If you own and run a business, you most likely rely on a steady income just to be in business, so how would you survive […]

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How to Increase Employee Engagement in your Workplace

A consistent, motivating, and rewarding remuneration and incentives program is key to improving employee engagement and retention. For many people, money is not always the […]

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Is my home always exempt for Age Pension

When calculating Age Pension eligible payments, we generally assume that the family home is an exempt asset but is it always? If you are not […]

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How your buying cycle is costing you tens of thousands in cash flow

Is your business overpaying suppliers because of gaps in your buying cycle?  If you don’t know what to look out for, the answer is probably […]

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Four things every business should update in 2022

In the day-to-day hustle and bustle of a busy business it is easy to set and forget much of your administrative paperwork.  Unfortunately, when things […]

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Website Fundamentals Needed To Run Google Ads

The benefits of running ad campaigns across the most popular search engine in the world is unquestionable. Not only do Google Ads provide a great […]

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Balancing The “Managing Growth” Equation

I must confess that when I officially started my coaching practice, I had this preconceived idea of the role I would play in helping my […]

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Brand is Sales But Not As You Know It

A conversation at a recent networking event prompted me to share this useful insight regarding the art of sales and ‘selling’. Sales and Brand? Is […]

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Refocusing the torchlight – can this help us change the bullying leader?

The workplace bully and those who use abrasive behaviours are steeped in negative stereotypes from psychopaths and narcissists to just plain evil. The myth that […]

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How to get a big tick when applying for Jobs

Would you like to increase your success rate when applying for jobs? If you are actively applying for roles, how successful are you at securing […]

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Why is it so important to know your ideal customer?

You’ve probably heard the terms ‘target audience’, ‘ideal customer’ and ‘buyer persona’ mentioned in different blogs and podcasts, or during general marketing chit-chat with other […]

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The Customer Service Tactics You Need in 2022

After two years of lockdowns, border closures, and business upheaval, it’s no wonder that customer service looks a little different. But, with workers returning to […]

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A cyber-attack, that’s never going to happen to my business.

We all think we are invincible, that terrible thing like being hacked or some sort of cyber-attack is never going to happen to us. “We […]

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The day I fell off the ladder, was the first day of the rest of my life!

Have you ever had that moment when you just knew something had to change? My moment was up a ladder, cleaning out gutters in the […]

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Being a beautiful, big pillow-fluffer

The busy vs productivity conundrum never gets old. You know what I mean. You are BUSY. Busy cleaning up your emails, reading ‘ímportant’ articles, ‘researching’, […]

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Let’s Talk about Health

So, you’re on a diet? Your new year resolution is to lose a few kilos. Mine too! I’d like to lose the 5kgs that Covid […]

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The Power Of Presence

“My partner is not present!” With many of my clients, this is a recurring statement. As they utter these words, the partner sits there with […]

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Structured Onboarding and Induction: A Catalyst for Employee Satisfaction, Engagement, and Retention

Recruitment can be an arduous, time-consuming, and costly process. And, when you finally find the ‘right’ person for your organisation, you want them to enjoy […]

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Calling all GENIUSES… YES that’s you!

“Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living DE-GENIUSES them” ~ Buckminster Fuller Yes, you are a genius! How, might you ask? You […]

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What Exactly Are Wireframes and Why Are They Important?

There are several steps involved in building a well optimised and visually appealing website, while one of the first being wireframes. Wireframes provide the foundation […]

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Consolidation of Income Tax Returns

Lodgment Obligations The head company of a consolidated group lodges a single income tax return on behalf of the group. Where a group consolidates part […]

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Should I stay or Should I go?

The question everyone asks prior to leaving! This is a question I get asked from many of my clients. Unfortunately it’s a question that only […]

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Having a say in your own funeral

Key points: Putting your own personal touches on your own funeral can help your family and friends properly farewell you Write down what you want […]

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THE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU CONSIDER A CAREER CHANGE

In this article I explore the questions to ask yourself before you consider a career change. If you ask yourself these questions and do the […]

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The value of community contribution

We all know that people like to work for organisations that make a contribution to community. It gives people a sense of meaning and purpose […]

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Director Identification Numbers

A Director Identification Number (Director ID) is a unique identifier for directors and alternate directors. The concept was introduced in the 2020 budget Digital Business […]

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Stamping out workplace bullying through positive leadership

Within workplaces a line needs to be established and communicated as to what is unreasonable behaviour. However, that’s easier said than done, when there’s continual […]

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Actioning Know, Like, and Trust in your Business

People buy from people they know, like and trust. This is one of those sayings that everyone knows and uses … and we all agree […]

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I’m self-employed, where’s my reward and recognition?

When you become a business owner, a lot of things change. Some things are easier, some are harder and some things just aren’t present anymore, […]

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Reformation on the Horizon for Home Aged Care

We’ve always advocated for positive changes and improvements to the aged care industry, which is why we’ll be fully prepared and ready to guide you through […]

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Commercial Leasing Basics – The importance (and dangers) of Personal Guarantees

Often in entering into a new commercial lease, the landlord will insist that the tenant offer a separate personal guarantee, particularly where the tenant is […]

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When did you last review your marketing activities? This is a great time to refresh your marketing strategy and create an action plan in readiness […]

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I’m calling it – February is the new January! I’m not alone in this sentiment given a similar thread of comments posted on social media […]

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Fight Sexual harassment with heart

In a much publicised address at the National Press Club this week, Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame have called for a positive duty to be […]

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Is your Business Insurance right for You.

In the words of author Elizabeth Scott, ‘Things change. Stuff happens, Life goes on.’ As  business owners, we know this only too well. And, as […]

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Recognising Destructive Leadership to Build a Healthy and Productive Workplace

What is required to manage a team in the modern workplace? An understanding of advancing or improving productivity, ensuring quality of work life and awareness […]

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Time is money: Make the most of 2022

Are you familiar with the ancient Japanese philosophy of ‘Kaizen’? Kaizen is the principle of continuous improvement that can make a huge difference to the […]

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Scam Watch – Beware of Scams

How do you know you’ve been scammed? Last week I was having new computers installed in my office and the computer technician was sharing some […]

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The Great Resignation – fact or fiction?

We have been hearing a lot about this – the Great Resignation – from the USA where people are reported to be leaving their employers […]

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Cracking the difference between Iced Coffee and Cold Drip Coffee

How both methods are brewed and how they are so different from each other While both cold, there are huge differences between coffee brewed for […]

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Artificial Intelligence – automation to improve business performance

Significant workplace changes and adjustments for business owners are evolving. A recent McKinsey Global Institute report highlights at least one-third of the constituent activities in […]

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How Much Do I Need To Save For A Down Payment?

When you put a down payment on your mortgage, you will need to take out a loan to cover the remaining costs. Over time, you […]

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Simple tips to keep on top of your marketing in 2022

As business owners, you’ve spent the last two years balancing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, protecting your staff and trying to navigate your way […]

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8 common mistakes businesses make with recruitment

We hope that most of the time we get our recruitment right but at times we don’t, and we can’t get it right all the […]

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Use these systems to get unwanted stuff out of the house so clutter doesn’t build up

It’s so simple to bring things in the home. You go to the shopping centre and come home with an armful of stuff, or jump […]

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The Importance Of Asking The Right Questions At The Interview

Attending job interviews is one of the hardest parts of the job search process. The main reason for this is the uneven distribution of power […]

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How to Measure the Performance of Google’s Free Shopping Ads in GA?

A marketing strategy is generally useless unless it can be accurately quantified and reported on. These measurements not only determine the effectiveness of the digital […]

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Your Clients Don’t Care About Your Knowledge And Expertise

I see two approaches to marketing professional services that are commonly used.  The two approaches are different and come from opposite perspectives, but they are […]

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Mental Health First Aid– Who Needs It?

Every business has a first aid kit in the cupboard for those unexpected physical injuries. But how many businesses are prepared to administer Mental Health […]

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Trade Mark Basics for Business

A trade mark is a way of identifying a unique product or service. It is a sign used or intended to be used to distinguish […]

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The Top 3 Reasons You Need A Personal Branding Photoshoot

Let’s have a think…how do you want your brand to communicate who you are to your audience and what sets you apart from your competition? […]

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How to set yourself up for success when asking for a promotion

I recently had the pleasure of coaching a number of people all of whom received a promotion and salary increases of an average of 20 […]

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What You Should Do Before Your First Consultation With a Solicitor

We understand you are likely to experience mixed emotions before meeting with your solicitor for the first time. We also understand how taxing the family […]

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9 steps to a successful recruitment process

The pandemic has changed Australia’s job market with many businesses finding it difficult to attract staff as well as keep existing ones across all industries. […]

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Reconnect with your teen

Understand how a values-led approach can help you gain a better understanding and connection with your teenager By Gail Owen  “Your core values are the […]

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Let’s talk about workplace culture

Workplace culture is receiving a lot of coverage lately. There seems to be a broad understanding that a constructive and engaging culture is a necessary part […]

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Green Finance

Green Finance refers to the financial arrangements that are specific to the use for projects that are environmentally sustainable or projects that adopt the aspects […]

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It takes up to 13 points of contact to secure a sale, so don’t think one call will equal a win!

As a business owner, it is very important to understand the importance of sales and the sales steps in order for your business to grow. […]

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Do you have the right leader for your competitive workplace

Leaders are at the centre of an effective, productive and safe workplace. Where you don’t have good leadership, workplace bullying can thrive leading to higher […]

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Are you drowning in Information?

Hi there, There’s a lot of noise out there – no doubt about it! As a women’s business coach, I believe it’s vitally important for […]

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What is work-life division and how can I navigate it?

The recent evolution to work life balance The concept of work life balance is nothing new. By definition, work life balance is achieving harmony between […]

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Are You Risk Adverse Like Me?

Are you like me and have insurance in place for everything? I’m super conservative when it comes to making sure I’m covered. I’m one of […]

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Eight tips to revitalise your marketing this Spring

How long has it been since you refreshed or reviewed your marketing activities? Spring is a great time to review your marketing activities as we […]

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How to respond to customer complaints

THE CUSTOMER’S NOT ALWAYS RIGHT, BUT THEY NEED TO FEEL LIKE THEY ARE! There’s really no better way to start your day than with a […]

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What do you stand for?

Authenticity has become a bit of a buzzword in recent times, hijacked as a marketing tactic, but this doesn’t diminish its power as a concept […]

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How to find happiness in your career

Since Andrea graduated from university four years ago, she’s held no less than five jobs. Each time she starts a new one, she thinks: this […]

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Types of Content on LinkedIn and How You Can Leverage Them

Today, LinkedIn is the largest professional network where individuals and businesses can connect. LinkedIn is the best place to look for freelance work, jobs, career […]

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Can ATO tax debt be written off?

The short answer to this is NO. The ATO simply does not write off primary (core) debt. And they don’t do “deals” on primary debt. […]

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How to manage teams and culture in a hybrid work model

The pandemic certainly accelerated the change for businesses to adopt more flexible work arrangements. This giant world-wide experiment has led employers to see, if managed […]

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Is emotion a sales strategy?

Emotions in business are often seen as a sign of commercial weakness but it is the one thing that enables you to directly connect with […]

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Marketing Professional Services is Just Like Gambling

Marketing Professional Services is Just Like Gambling – But Here’s How to Make It a Sure Bet In my experience and the experience of my […]

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8 Superannuation Changes July 2021

Did you know that superannuation assets in Australia total over $3 trillion? Constant changes in super system, only creates confusion and requires keeping up with […]

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How to Secure Your Facebook Account

Have you been Facebook hacked? It’s not pleasant; in fact, it is terrifying that someone can steal your identity. Unfortunately, it is more status of […]

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7 Experts you need on your side when buying or selling property

Selling or buying a home can feel like a completely foreign process for many people and there’s so many aspects that can easily become overwhelming. […]

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What Is Stamp Duty?

If you are thinking of buying a house, chance are you have already heard of stamp duty. But what exactly is it, and is it […]

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Raising your success setting starts with changing your mind

Let’s talk mindset Mindset is a bit of a jargon-y word. It’s one of those words that is handed out quite freely in day-to-day conversation, […]

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Keep your Elderly Loved One Safe & Healthy this Winter by Following these 7 Tips

Keep your Elderly Loved One Safe & Healthy this Winter by Following these 7 Tips “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and […]

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Breaking Down Email Workflows for Your Business

Breaking Down Email Workflows for Your Business When it comes to gaining leads for your business, it’s almost impossible to reach out to every single […]

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When are you ‘burnt out’ instead of just tired or stressed?

When are you ‘burnt out’ instead of just tired or stressed? We all go through periods where stress is constant. During these times it is […]

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The importance of colour in your website

Your online presence is a huge part of your brand identity. And with more and more of our lives being conducted online on a day […]

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We can’t be everything to everyone!

Typically, we have 4 days off over Easter. Some will celebrate their faith and whatever it is that Easter represents in that realm. Others will […]

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Do I really need a Will?

This is a question that many people already ask themselves, even if only fleetingly. And coupled with the typical aussie sentiment of she’ll be alright, […]

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Is ‘Divorce Grief’ real?

Divorce and separation grief is very real! It is a sad fact that divorce is the second highest stressor in our life. Number one is […]

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How to choose your superfund

How to choose super fund that will work best for you Let’s be honest, what we all really want from our superannuation/pension fund is: lowest […]

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Is It Time To Pull Up Stumps?

Hey there, There’s a hidden secret in the world of entrepreneurship. It’s something that I believe needs to come out from the shadows. When is […]

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Animations in Digital Advertising

The Effectiveness of Animations in Digital Advertising Digital Advertising is constantly evolving, finding new and innovative ways to engage potential customers. This not only involves […]

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Why good marketing takes time

Why good marketing takes time So, you’re excited! You have just launched this amazing new product or service offering; you have done your research to […]

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Resilience: What does it really mean?

Resilience: What does it really mean? ReAline You Resilience, the dictionary defines it as: ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’ or in the […]

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Why Hire a Property Manager?

Why hire a property manager? Can you do a better job? Property management is more about having the skills to manage relationships. A successful tenancy […]

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Mind your business IP

Mind your business (IP): The importance of guarding your intellectual property in supply relationships Receiving an order from a new customer or distributor for your […]

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6 Easy Steps to Create a Daily Plan

Creating a plan every day seems to be a challenge to many. Creating a bigger scale plan that serves your end goals seems to be […]

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The Secrets a experienced Stylist knows…

We invest in personal trainers, business coaches, life coaches why not a stylist? With the rise of fast fashion, the strength, power & ease of […]

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Coronavirus and your Superannuation

Coronavirus and your Superannuation Is this another GFC? Is a recession possible? What should you do with your superannuation? Is this another GFC? Over the […]

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My 7 top tips to present your best on Zoom

Well like many of us, I have been inundated with Zoom meetings since we have been homebound. I have a home-based business so Zoom meetings […]

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Practical & Spiritual Tips to Navigate the Money side of COVID-19

As a treasured member of my community and a small business owner or instructor, I wanted to take a moment to recognise you and let […]

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The 3 Steps To Create a Profitable Online Program

8 years ago I launched my health coaching business to the online space. One reason for this was to be with my children.  The other […]

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Corral the Planning Chaos with this Simple One Page Template

It can be tough to know how to get started on a piece of work, with a chaotic jumble of tasks and deadlines swirling around […]

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The Two Golden Rules of Authentic Selling

The key word is authentic! The Two Golden Rules The first golden rule of authentic selling, Be Yourself!  I don’t care whether you’re introverted or […]

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So, you work from home and you feel secure…Really?

You might be feeling very content that in the most part you avoid the peak hour traffic and parking circus. You can schedule your family […]

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How do i know if an email is a phishing attempt ?

The heading of this blog is one  of the questions I am asked quite frequently in my security and password sessions. Specifically, how I tell […]

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The One Thing and the To-do-List

Not too long ago, I read a question online about how do you overcome overwhelm related to your to-do list? Than a few days later, […]

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Time is scarce – why use it being creative?

There’s an expression- if you want something done, ask a busy woman. We all know that time is fleeting, that downtime is a rarity and […]

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