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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You’re feeling swamped. You don’t know if you can get all of your work done. You have a million people demanding your time.  Sound familiar? I write a lot about the importance of mental toughness, of hard work and resilience. But just as important as stamina and a strong work ethic is realizing when something’s…

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More and more people will work for themselves in the future and I consider this to be a very good thing. Very few people get rich working for other people, you see, and building your own company or business is a great way to set yourself up in life. It’s hard to get ahead when…

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Successful people didn’t just get that way because they had a unique idea. Sure, coming up with something original probably helped them, but it wasn’t the only reason they reached the top.  The people that aim for the stars also understand that they need to be emotionally intelligent if they want to succeed. What does…

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We all know that persevering is the key to success.   In fact, it’s been the take-home message of many of my success blogs. I write a lot about the importance of digging in when the chips are down, of persevering when you feel like downing tools and going home.  They’re important traits and many successful…

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It can be tempting when you run your own business or are working hard to get ahead to say yes to every opportunity. You fear that turning something down will mean you won’t achieve your long-term goal, and as the old Australian saying goes: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush….

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Want to be a great leader? Today’s infographic from Colonial Life, and it shows 11 ineffective leadership styles that can have negative impacts on your business’s productivity or culture. However, good leaders know that they are not perfect, so check out the infographic and avoid these 11 leadership styles: 1. Micro Managing Helping employees is…

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Ever heard that saying that everyone has a novel in them? Well, I reckon there’s also a Big Business Idea in most people and it just takes some people a bit more time to get around to it. The older you get, naturally, the more experienced you become, and this gives you great insight into…

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If you’re anything like me, you enjoy learning about how some of our best modern inventions came about.   It’s always interesting to read about who invented the great pieces of technology and how they used their problem solving skills.  One thing I’ve noticed about a lot of these inventors is that their achievement seems secondary…

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Successful stories are everywhere in the media. Celebrities who are making millions of dollars a year, entrepreneurs who are kicking goals, and business men and women disrupting industries with their ideas and innovations. From the outside, it can look so effortless.  But just like talented sports stars make their physical feats look easy, talented investors…