Articles by Mark Creedon

Mark Creedon

Mark Creedon is Director of Metropole Business Advisory and business coach to some of Australia's leading entrepreneurs - each who call him their "unreasonable friend"
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If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my many years of business, it’s that change is the one constant. Just when you think things are settled, something will happen to upset the apple cart. Investors and entrepreneurs may think this is only happening to them, that it’s their bad luck. It’s not. It’s the way…

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There’s just too much to do and not enough time to get it all done!” Sound familiar? If you ever feel this way at work, you’re not alone. Today’s demanding work environments and technology keep you hooked into work 24/7, and it has a large number of workers feeling overwhelmed. Most of the time, being…

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I don’t know about you, but there have been times in my life when I’ve had to give up certain things. No one likes doing this, especially if what you’re giving up is enjoyable stuff!  New Year’s resolutions are all about giving up what is not good us in the long-term. It could be too…

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I am often asked how to deal with negative interruptions in the working day. You know how it goes, you get to work and things are going along just nicely. You have batched your time and you are feeling good about getting to the projects you have set out for the day. Then, bam! Somebody…

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Many people think that in order to be successful they need to be perfect — perfect at business, perfect at the gym, and perfect when socialising with friends. I’m here to tell you that’s not the case, and there’s no need to place that much pressure on yourself.  As I’ve written before, determination and persistence are…

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If you’re serious about achieving something big, it’s important to keep yourself reaching for and moving toward your goal every day. And regardless of how committed you are at the outset, it’s easy to stagnate without clear goals and strategies. Perhaps you’ve realized already that the way you approach your goals no longer works as…

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I love a good idea. I also love hearing other people’s good ideas and then watching them take shape. Throughout my career, I’ve had many people come up to talk to me about their great ideas. Now, as you probably have guessed, I didn’t necessarily agree with them that their idea was great, or would even…

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I’ve worked with quite a few self-made men and women over the years. These are the people who have impressed me with their level-headed approach to wealth and achieving success. They walk the walk and not just talk the talk, and it shows in their achievements. Very often these people come in pairs. What do…

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So many people fear making a mistake. They’re scared of looking stupid in front of people they respect or messing up in front of the boss.  But everyone makes mistakes. In one of her blog posts, entrepreneur Lisa Messenger admitted she makes mistakes all the time. “I’ve stuffed up. I still stuff up. I will…

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You know that old saying: “Success is 90 per cent perspiration and 10 per cent inspiration”? Well, I’d like to modify that equation slightly. I think success is made up of a number of important parts, but at least 50 per cent is good communication. What do I mean by that? In today’s tech age,…