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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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The thing about success is that it’s much more than just blind luck.  In fact, research shows that successful people in all fields generally have the high levels of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the capability to recognise your own, and other people’s, emotions. The research, which tested more than a million people, also highlighted the…

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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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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…

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Geoffrey James writes that every formula for success that’s ever written boils down to these seven steps which he outlines in his article in Inc.com. As I looked through his list I could see how it was also relevant to success in property investment. So let’s look at what he has to say: 1. Know…

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You’ve probably read an article or two that espouses the need getting up early in order to be successful. Studies are regularly released that seem to confirm this theory and various experts are trotted out to speak about the importance of getting a jump on the day. Most psychology of success blogs at some point…