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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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…

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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…