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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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6 signs that you're a good networker
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6 signs that you’re a good networker

Good networking can really make a career.    If you want to be successful, then knowing the right people and getting them to help you when you need it is absolutely vital. But it’s not easy because good networking requires skills and subtlety. Most people know this and so they go about trying to network…

5 reasons boredom is essential for good ideas
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5 reasons boredom is essential for good ideas

People aren’t often bored these days. Take a look at your own life. I bet it’s filled with lots of plans, things to do and people to see.  Ask anyone how they are these days and what do they say? Busy. Everyone is busy nowadays, rushing around and doing a million things at once with…

Why ‘no’ is an underrated word
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Why ‘no’ is an underrated word

Spare a thought for the word ‘no’. It gets a bit of a bad rap.  It’s seen as a negative word to use, a slap-down, a refusal. And many people are uncomfortable with using it. They tend to stick to ‘maybes’ or they delay making decisions. Sometimes they will simply ignore an issue, hoping it…

The universal principles of success
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The universal principles of success

Everyone wants to know the secret to success. And there are a lot of people out there who reckon they have mastered the basic principles. Follow these habits, they say, and you too will be successful.  This may be true, but only up to a point. The habits of successful people must be underpinned by…

Are you willing to do whatever it takes to succeed?
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Are you willing to do whatever it takes to succeed?

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…

How to become friends with failure
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How to become friends with failure

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…

5 things successful people never say
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5 things successful people never say

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…

The 7 step formula for success at anything
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The 7 step formula for success at anything

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…

10 more transformative success habits
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10 more transformative success habits

Success means different things to different people.  For some, success may be defined by having a happy family life, with ample time to spend with our loved ones. For others, their version of success might be based around wealth creation or career trajectory. But while success is mostly individual, there are collective transformative habits that…

Want to know the differences between successful and unsuccessful people?
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Want to know the differences between successful and unsuccessful people?

Ever sat and really thought about the traits, values and differences between successful and unsuccessful people?    It may seem obvious – successful people are, well, successful! They’re often confident, polished and assertive, with the warmth and charm to influence others. However, when you study what really makes successful people successful, there are a few…