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Why Meaningful Work Is Essential To Your Career Change

    If you're going through a career change, meaningful work should be the utmost priority.  One-third of your life is spent at work so you better get satisfaction and fulfillment out of your work.    You need to find a career or job that clicks with you. Not what...

How Automating Tasks Preserves Willpower

Willpower or self-control is the ability to delay short-term gratification for long-term gain. It is what separates those who are 'successful' from those who are not. Research has shown that willpower is like a muscle - if you overwork it fatigues. This leaves you...

Doing A Sales Elevator Pitch? 20 Seconds Is All You Have

On the weekend I attended the inaugural Startcon in Sydney – the largest Start-up conference in Australia. One speaker, a  Silicon Valley VC called Bill Reichert spent 45 minutes dissecting what the ideal sales elevator pitch looks like.  After being pitched thousands...

How Automating Tasks Preserves Willpower

Willpower or self-control is the ability to delay short-term gratification for long-term gain. It is what separates those who are 'successful' from those who are not. Research has shown that willpower is like a muscle - if you overwork it fatigues. This leaves you...

Doing A Sales Elevator Pitch? 20 Seconds Is All You Have

On the weekend I attended the inaugural Startcon in Sydney – the largest Start-up conference in Australia. One speaker, a  Silicon Valley VC called Bill Reichert spent 45 minutes dissecting what the ideal sales elevator pitch looks like.  After being pitched thousands...

Hunger Beats Experience When Changing Careers

Experience when changing careers can be daunting at first. However if I had an option of choosing between working with an experienced, jaded, unmotivated person or an inexperienced, hungry, ‘plenty-to-prove’ person – the latter would win hands down. Sure, it might...

Why American Optimism Should Be Embraced In Business

American optimism is something us Aussies should learn to do better. I want you to think back to when you were a kid. Remember your limitless aspirations? What about all the questions and curiosity in the world you held? The inspiring professions you were drawn to?...

Generalist or Specialist?!

There's often been a debate about which path is best to pursue; the generalist who is adept, flexible and adaptable to the ever-changing digital landscape, or the dedicated specialist who has spent years, or decades honing her craft to a fine skill. Essentially it is...

Entertainment vs Education

Looking at the amount of time and money you spend on activities that are classified as entertainment compared to educational reveals A LOT about a someone's habits. Otherwise known as the EvE ratio (credit to Peter Voogd), it provides insight into how effectively you...

How To Cure Procrastination – Find Meaningful Work

Here's my opinion on how to cure procrastination. How many times have you heard someone say "If only I had more discipline and didn't procrastinate I would be so much better off"?! While I agree with this statement - I don't believe the issue is the lack of discipline...

Own Your Past Experience When Changing Careers

Showcasing past experience when changing careers might be more relevant than you think.  Past experience (even in different industries) teach us more than we think and instead of hiding, we should embrace them. Appreciating this all comes down to a matter of...

Focus On Providing Value And The Rest Will Come

A focus on providing value at scale is the surest way to make a dent in the universe and money. Yet why do so many people focus on the symptom (money, growth etc) instead? Some join the entrepreneurial world to make money. While there is nothing wrong with this on...

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