Archive for the 'Mistakes To Avoid' Category

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Five tips for creating healthy client relationships

“An ounce of perspiration is worth a gallon of blood” – Dr Marc Dussault Have you ever worked on a project only to encounter glitches or some other stumbling block that sent your clients and/or colleagues into a spin? Perhaps this caused some tension between you and your client and left you wondering if this […]

Procrastination

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Whenever I see or read quotes (or jokes) like this, they make me laugh while at the same time wonder if people get the REAL MESSAGE. I know too many people who procrastinate and self-sabotage their career and success. They are their biggest obstacles to just […]

Sharks without sharp teeth

If sharks can be made to look less menacing without sharp teeth, what does that mean for us humans? As I’ve blogged before, you can’t afford to be ugly, especially when there are cosmetic dentists like Dr Cary Fraser who can provide dental solutions like Invisalign!  

A sales sin you MUST avoid

Sales sins are basic, fundamental things that can instantly kill a sale. Everything is going well and when a sin is committed, everything stops dead in its tracks. The worst part is, it’s preventable. Yesterday, I was having a conversation with a client who had a qualified, experienced salesperson who committed one of the most […]

Productivity Tip

Get what you want accomplished before you’re too busy to remember what you wanted to do.  

How to Stand Out at Interview Time

The dreaded job interview. I can hear your pulse racing already, and honestly, I don’t blame you. I used to be terrified of interviews, whether they be first, second or third, the open-ended question fiesta climbed under my skin a millisecond after excited adrenaline left my system and opportunity turned to despair. Great, now I […]

A positive twist on negative thinking?

Positive thinking seems to be one of the hippest trends of modern management and popular ‘gurus’.  But a review of the empirical evidence, released a few months ago by the University of New South Wales, found those who think negatively actually have stronger memories, make better judgements, are not as gullible, are less selfish, and […]

Vacuums and voids

You may be aware of the scientific theory that ‘nature abhors a vacuum’.  In quantum mechanics, it’s referred to as the vacuum state, which basically means there’s no such thing as a vacuum. Let’s say, for example, that you created some kind of glass container closed off to all physical particles.  From the outside looking […]

Inspiration is 99% perspiration…

Now this is funny if it wasn’t so true… Seriously, You have to admit it made you chuckle, giggle or laugh… If you find images, cartoons, photos or other visual elements like this that are tastefully funny, please forward them to me so I can share them with my audience. This blog and my other […]

Time Versus Life Management

In my line of work, I come across two types of people. Type 1 wants to make money, achieve something, do whatever it takes. Type 2 wants what everyone calls work-life balance because they have achieved ‘enough’ and realise without balance, there is imbalance and that’s not good. The quote below is a foundational, guiding […]