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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I think we can all agree it’s been a gruelling past 12 months in corporate Australia. The Hayne Royal Commission has uncovered a number of instances of corporate misconduct, and trust in our banks is at an all-time low. That’s a shame because there are some very talented and hard-working people throughout corporate Australia. But…

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As the year progresses and autumn turns into winter, at least here in Australia, it’s easy to lose sight of your goals. The New Year’s resolutions to eat less and go to the gym more may seem like a distant memory. The plan you had to boost your career by networking more may also have…

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There is no one perfect formula to achieve success, which is probably a disappointment for many people!  Alas, too many people think they can simply follow one person’s individualised model of success and achieve the same stellar results. The issue with this idea is that everyone’s path can be very different because each person on…

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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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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…