The people person

Early in my career Terry and I shared a carpool.  We’d alternate weekly the responsibility for the drive across town, some forty minutes of discussion on the latest footy results, when we’d be off fishing again, perhaps a beer and most importantly what he, my trade mentor, had planned for me prior the day onContinue reading “The people person”

Your strengths, your passion

Wednesday this week we engage the conversation, it’s about you. We’re looking to the future through the path of least resistance, breaking new ground, identifying the solutions while mastering the fundamentals. What makes you happy?  What are your strengths? Join us, Weeklybiz for networking via ZOOM, 12.30 this Wednesday? Alternatively, you may wish to joinContinue reading “Your strengths, your passion”

Lockdown & reflect

Almost all of us have been subject to change recently. We’ve adjusted to adapt with the new order ‘of things’ in different ways, admittedly some adapting under hugely difficult circumstances, but lockdown does have it’s advantages. For many operating their own business, including myself, these past months of adjustment, pivot and learning have not onlyContinue reading “Lockdown & reflect”

Gossip is good …

As a relatively ‘green’ salesperson back in the 1980’s I found out, pretty early on in my chosen career that it’s not particularly what you have that’s important, it’s more like how you relate. ‘What’s new?’ I hear you say. OK, here’s how I woke up … It was while spending time on the road,Continue reading “Gossip is good …”

What’s on your mind?

I love what I do, my job. I enjoy helping friends move ahead in business through the fraternity. People like to do business with real people. It’s also one of the reasons why I’m enjoying the publishing industry a whole lot more these days. People are making themselves a much more accessible. Real people. It’sContinue reading “What’s on your mind?”

Let’s look after our mates …

Over the years I’ve discovered that success is powered by three things: The formula for success = your human capital (what you know) multiplied by your social capital (who you know) times your reputation (who trusts you.) You can take away all my money and even my customer list, but if I can keep my ‘smarts,’ my business relationships and reputation,Continue reading “Let’s look after our mates …”

The conjurer

My offer? My business?  It’s simple. Help others put more wins on the board. When people become more successful as a by-product of something I’ve provided, that’s a win for me. When they are not so successful? I’ll try to think of other ways to help those in need. There is no trickery, it’s prettyContinue reading “The conjurer”

Make it special …

    I really don’t know how to pitch the room today, Charlie.  Do as you usually do Tom, continue the education, enlightenment. Should I tell them about the new business I’m thinking about, after all the presentation is only a couple of minutes and I’ve plenty of main business just now, should I dropContinue reading “Make it special …”

Fail sometimes. It’s ok.

  So how about a salesperson Sally? Who looks after sales within your organisation?? Employ someone? Where am I going to get a salesperson that understands my business, Charlie? Fair comment I thought to myself, we’ve all asked the same question. I knew that Sally was a sole trader and the question from me wasContinue reading “Fail sometimes. It’s ok.”