Articles by Mark Creedon

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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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I’m not one to believe in quick fixes or overnight successes. In fact I think hard work, healthy habits and a strong long-term plan are the real crucial elements of success. These things won’t bring you success overnight, but lasting success isn’t the kind that arrives overnight. It involves hard work, dedication, and a commitment to…

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Everyone has a different idea of what success looks like. For many, it’s financial, while for others it’s success in personal relationships (although both feed into each other, but that’s a blog post for another time). You may even have an idea of what a successful person looks like, and from that you have put…

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my many years of business, it’s that change is the one constant. Just when you think things are settled, something will happen to upset the apple cart. Investors and entrepreneurs may think this is only happening to them, that it’s their bad luck. It’s not. It’s the way…

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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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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…

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I don’t know about you, but there have been times in my life when I’ve had to give up certain things. No one likes doing this, especially if what you’re giving up is enjoyable stuff!  New Year’s resolutions are all about giving up what is not good us in the long-term. It could be too…

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Remember when people made phone calls?  Whenever you needed to know something, you just picked up the phone and called them.   These days, we’re all chained to our laptops, emailing each other day and night. Did you get the report? What do you think about this approach? Email is a wonderful tool, but like social…

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Turn on the news and you’ll see plenty of people in hot water over mistakes they’ve made. There are some pretty powerful people out there, I’m sure you’ll agree, who make expensive and damaging errors every day. Now, I’m not saying that’s OK or that they shouldn’t take responsibility for what’s happened. But my point…

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Many people think that in order to be successful they need to be perfect — perfect at business, perfect at the gym, and perfect when socialising with friends. I’m here to tell you that’s not the case, and there’s no need to place that much pressure on yourself.  As I’ve written before, determination and persistence are…