• The art of selling yourself

    Most people would understand that if you’re going to go into a business meeting, you need to know how to sell your product or service. The best way of doing this, of course, is to start by having a great product or service in the first place. But can you sell yourself? So right now, you’re thinking this article is related to those in either sales or business, who are often knocking on...

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  • Where is the best place to start?

    Over the weekend, our church had a visiting speaker from San Diego. I have known him for many years and we published his first ever book. He is a fantastic guy and we get on really well. As he was speaking, he acknowledged my wife and I as the publishers of the book that got him started. He also mentioned the woman he worked alongside in our company who was responsible for pulling all of the...

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  • Stop being in such a rush to make it all happen

    Okay, I am guilty as charged here. Maybe I am hypocritical in writing this article, as it describes me to a tee. Well, at least it has in the past. Most of my working life has been about setting ‘BHAG’ goals – otherwise known as big, hairy, audacious goals – and hammering through the work to achieve this. I have often tried to squeeze new ventures into the year I was working in so...

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  • Why you need to get ready for the rise of the gig economy

    It’s coming to a town near you. In fact, if it’s not here already, it won’t be far off. We’re talking about the gig economy. Do you remember back in the old days when we were all encouraged to get in with a company where we could be there for life? Do you remember when there was a plethora of fulltime jobs and companies could just about hire you for life? When you could finish...

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  • Because it’s not how you start…

    Over the weekend, one of my sons was hand picked to attend a junior surfing camp with around eight other kids.  Held at the high performance academy of surfing, three top coaches were in attendance, two of whom are former professional surfers. As you can imagine, there was a lot of excitement for the kids as they surfed and worked out, surrounded by surfing memorabilia and...

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  • Why You Don’t Need The Prosperity Gospel To Prosper

    I have been a Christian most of my life and as such have had a lot of time to think and consider both tithing and the discussions around the prosperity gospel. As a younger man eager to get ahead in life, the subject of finances was of course very intriguing as I was trying to work out how the world of personal finance works. My pastor and I were standing on the beach early this morning watching...

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