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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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,…

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What does success look like? It’s fair to say that we’re living in some interesting times. People are launching lucrative careers through video platforms, such as YouTube, and making money from the number of social media followers they have. Good luck to those who are doing it, of course, but in this celebrity-driven era it’s…

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There are moments in life when we think, “I have made a terrible mistake” or even,  “Oh God, things could not get much worse.”  Queue the doomsday music! That sinking feeling is not a pleasant one, and some people are so afraid of that emotion – of doing something wrong or taking a course of…

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I’ve been reading a lot lately about what this year will hold for finance and property, how the markets are shaping up, and where the big trends are. Everyone seems to have a slightly different take on how things will pan out.  What will Donald Trump do this year? How will Bitcoin perform? What will…

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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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Some people just can’t seem to get a break.  It’s one thing after the next for them – money problems, a run of bad luck, or work trouble.   There’s a lot in life we don’t have complete control over. Whether we get sick, for example, or whether our footy team wins! But there is a…

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We only have so many hours in the day so why do some people spend it on tasks that won’t enhance their happiness or lead to success? Baffling, isn’t it? Lots of people work hard. They burn the midnight oil, put in long hours on group projects, or evenings catching up on email.  They’ll often…

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So little success comes down to raw talent.  If I was to develop a success formula, I would say it’s hard work plus persistence plus positive habits – done over and over again.  Sticking to a routine is vital for success. They’re the habits that push us to the top because they make us more…

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Born leaders are hard to find, but when you come across one, you know it immediately. While leaders’ personalities are naturally varied, there tends to be some reoccurring behaviours and traits that mark them out as born leaders. If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to work with, or for, a born leader then you’ll know…