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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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Are you holding yourself back from success?
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Are you holding yourself back from success?

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…

Do others want you to succeed? Here’s why it matters
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Do others want you to succeed? Here’s why it matters

Remember that old-fashioned saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman”? These days, of course, it’s just as likely to be a man behind the successful woman, but the meaning behind the saying is as true as ever.  Because if there’s one thing I know for certain: you’re only as successful as your support…

Eleven Ineffective Leadership Styles [Infographic]
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Eleven Ineffective Leadership Styles [Infographic]

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…

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…

This is why the rich look for problems
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This is why the rich look for problems

Do like having problems? Most of us don’t.  But I’ve notices that there are two types of problems:- The problems you think you have The problems you don’t think you have; Now stick with me and you’ll understand what I’m on about. You’ll find that most people are prepared to pay to get rid of their problems…

7 things that successful people don't do
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7 things that successful people don’t do

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…

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…