Home is not a dirty word, in the new world of work

work from home

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has led to many changes. Nothing is the same and nothing will ever be the same. Has the pandemic made you rethink the way you work, do business or even where you live?If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, there are a lot of studies showing at the moment […]

Work-life design is a thing… and today is the day your book begins

Work-Life Design

So, last week, I was singing along to a couple of songs in my morning shower. Contemplating life. One of the songs was “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield. Maybe both of those facts are more than you ever wanted to know about me… but it gave me an idea. I was reminded of a quote I once read in Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

How on Earth did we arrive in the Future of Work?

Future of work

“Future of work” is not a new concept but the speed at which it smacked us in the face was a surprise. Mass panic of the pandemic has forced the future of work to become the new world of work. Adjust or die (okay, that might be a little bit dramatic but hey, I’m one coffee down already at 6:33am, so a littled psyched).

7 amazing apps to automate your work or business

Automate

When I suggest you “automate your work”, you probably think that’s only for tech geeks or the high flyers who can afford to pay them. But even the smallest business or the most technically challenged individual can automate everyday routine tasks. “For a man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can […]

Working from home for small business teams

Work from home

Working from home has been a hot topic in recent years but never more so than now, as recent environmental and now pandemic events threaten the survival of many small and micro-businesses. Fears of a pandemic are quite extreme, however, other less threatening events have also disrupted businesses recently. Consider recent bushfires in Australia, which […]

Productive Work Teams

Productive work teams

Productive work teams are few and far between. Synergy means your team should achieve more together than each individual contributing team member is capable of. Synergy should be your goal. Few teams I observe ever achieve that level. Leaders understandably get frustrated at the many challenges of building a great team. People can be complex […]

First you must learn principles

Learn principles first

If you want to master anything, it helps to first learn principles. When you go deep enough, everything in this world has principles, which underlie specific methods you might use. Once you understand that, you will realise, almost nothing is new. Few things really change I speak with business owners and advertising professionals every day, […]

Living the 80 20 Rule

The 80 20 Rule: Wardrobe

Have you heard of the 80 20 Rule? Once you get it, you will be able to do less but achieve more. I first took notice of the 80 20 Rule by reading Tim Ferriss’ book, The Four Hour Work Week. I believe the 80 20 Rule is one of the few underlying principles to […]

You get your best ideas in the shower. So do I.

Your Best Ideas

Recently my colleagues designed a sales incentive to attract new clients to advertise on our media network. Our incentive was enough to attract several new clients and encourage existing clients to increase their investment with us.   Rapport was not enough One of my clients, who I had a long-standing relationship with, was a particularly […]