behaviour

How Your Personal Life and Professional Life are Connected

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As a personal and business life coach who shares his time in New Zealand and North America, I work with a lot of clients who are looking for either professional or personal growth. Whether they’re in search of a more rewarding career, life path, or something else, they believe that in order to achieve their dreams, […]

behaviour

Finding Success Through Fearlessness

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While there is no standard recipe or secret to success, there is one common denominator that exists among all successful people and organizations throughout New Zealand, Australia and North America – and that’s fearlessness. But fearlessness doesn’t mean being born without fear. We all have fears. We all have certain moments in our lives when […]

motivation

Preparing Yourself For the Moment of Truth

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What happens when you face the moment of truth – also known as crunch time? Do you live up to the challenge, or do you shy away and back down? Some of the greatest sports heroes of all time got to that level because of their ability to shine when the pressure was the worst, […]

motivation

How to choose the right motivational speaker

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While many motivational speakers have certain degrees and hands-on experience that make them qualified to stand in front of a crowd, there is no certain criteria required in Australia, New Zealand, or North America, in order to call oneself a “motivational speaker.” As a result, a simple search for a motivational speaker in Australia, or […]

behaviour

Do You Learn From Your Own Experiences?

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These days Australians are inundated with external sources trying to guide us and point us in the right direction. Self-help books, TV personalities, and the endless array of information offered to us online has never been so well received as it is at this very moment. And while it’s always helpful to look outwardly for unbiased […]

leadership

5 Ways to Become a More Effective Leader

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When I first began to write this post, I wanted to title it: 5 ways to become a better leader. But then I got to thinking – what does “better” mean. Better could mean one thing to you than it does to me, and, in the end, does better mean you’re getting the job done? […]

empowerment

Redefining Your Problems as Healthy Challenges

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No one like to face problems. Not in Australia. Not in New Zealand. And not in the US. Problems are that wrench in our plans, that bump in the road, the one thing getting in the way of what we want. Whenever things aren’t going so well, there’s typically one thing at fault: a ‘problem.’ […]

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Stress – The Ever-Present Shark in the Water of Your Life

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It’s Not About Eliminating Stress, It’s About Becoming More Resilient It’s said that two things in life are certain – death and taxes. I think we can all agree something else deserves to be on that list: STRESS There is not one person walking through Australia, or on this planet, who hasn’t experienced some sort of […]