This Statement Grabbed Me Like No Other

This Statement Grabbed Me Like No Other

This week I heard a statement. It was delivered by a US Military Captain. What was so special about this statement ? Well.. The statement should resonate to the heart of every business owner. It should resonate to the very fabric of society. We should be telling our children this. Our parents. Our grandparents. By gees even our politicians, no … [Read more...]

How Not To Engage With People

How Not To Engage With People

I need to let you know about a weird and dumb experience I had recently with a Facebook 'friend'. The word friend is interesting in itself because Facebook people are acquaintances but are they really friends? Like I mean... Don't you invite friends over to your place for a BBQ and a glass of red ? Anyway back to the point I wish to make with this … [Read more...]

My Waterbed Broke

My Waterbed Broke

A strange thing happened to me on Sunday night. My four-poster waterbed bladder ripped open with a monster size hole and blasted out 889 litres of water into my bedroom. For two excruciating hours I feverishly fought the onslaught of gushing torrent using 7 towels, 2 cut-off siphoning hoses and 4 x 10 litre buckets to remove as much water as I … [Read more...]

Do Not Make This Mistake In Your Business

Do Not Make This Mistake In Your Business

Mother's Day has come and gone and many a cheer, good wishes and/or tears were probably had. I found an interesting scenario came my way which lost a sale for a supermarket and prompted me to let you know about it so you do not make this mistake in your business. Let me explain. I had organised to take my 83 year old mother out to lunch and thought … [Read more...]

Stop Press ! “They Will Not Read Every Message You Send” Get Over It.

Stop Press !  “They Will Not Read Every Message You Send” Get Over It.

When it comes to sending emails many business owners ask themselves... Do I ? Don't I ? Do I ? Don't I ? They get confused about: • What to say; • When to say it; and • How frequently to say it. Then there are people telling them to get into social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and whatever the next big thing will be. The funny thing … [Read more...]

It Was My Easter Too…

It Was My Easter Too…

It was interesting catching up with people after the Easter break. Everybody asked the same question. How was your Easter ? Depending on who asked the question the answer differed. For instance... When David asked me I told him, "Full of Beers and Full of Cheers !" When Mark asked I answered, "Damn Sydney races abandoned on … [Read more...]

It Is The Only Thing That Matters

It Is The Only Thing That Matters

With pens in their hand they were ready. 1/3 of the crowd pondered it, 1/3 of the crowd ignored it and 1/3 of the crowd got it. I was not disappointed. It was the result expected. This is what usually happens from my opening line in a recent keynote talk to a group of tradespeople last Saturday. I learned this from a master sales person and … [Read more...]

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