Traits of successful people

Richard Branson, of Virgin fame. Red Balloon founder Naomi Simpson. Bill Gates of Microsoft. Oprah Winfrey of… well, you get the theme. What do all of these people have in common? It’s not their fashion sense. Or their preferred model…

Is learning the new fountain of youth?

Think of someone older who inspires you – a family member, colleague, or even a distant friend. Chances are, there’s one thing in common you’d use to describe them. “She was 90 years old, but sharp as a tack!” “I can’t believe…
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Soaring to success in 2021

The start of a new year is a great time to reassess where you are in life, your career or business – decide what you want to achieve and put some strategies in place to work towards achieving even your most ambitious goals. The start…

Maybe just maybe, Christmas is a little more in 2020

What if Christmas, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss This year has looked different to other years, as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our lives in many ways. As we look…

Opportunities amid the Covid-19 disruption

COVID-19 is resulting in significant disruption to well-established business paradigms, impacting businesses, sectors and stocks across the board. However as Albert Einstein once said “in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”. That…
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Building resilience to spring back stronger than ever

Our resilience has been tested of late and continues to be, with the ongoing situation of the coronavirus pandemic throwing challenges our way.  Resilience has certainly become a now frequently used buzzword, but what does it actually mean?…
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Surviving a crisis: Coronavirus and beyond

10/03/2020 Empty restaurants and retail stores were one of the first signs of the devastating impact the coronavirus on Australian businesses.  Within a few months, the virus, now called COVID-19, has gone from being a largely unknown…

Could you live without your mobile?

We love technology, but do you feel like you’re trapped to the constant pinging of your phone, busier than ever? You’re not alone, with the trap of always being ‘on’ a curse of the modern day world. A 2019 report from BankMyCell…

Getting your balance back

Early in the year makes for the perfect time to dust yourself off and recommit to your version of a balanced, healthy life.  Consider all aspects of your life Before rushing ahead to create new goals and habits, take some time to consider…
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Recognising your greatest asset – you!

Want to make 2020 your year? The year you reach great heights? Key to reaching those dizzying heights is recognising that you are one of your greatest assets. Being self-aware and knowing your worth is crucial to positioning yourself…

Taking philanthropy to the next level

Australians are generous when it comes to opening their wallet for a good cause. But you may have reached a point in life where you want to make a more substantial contribution with control over how your money is spent. You may also wish to…

The power of a mentor

Over the course of a lifetime we have people around us who support and guide us. Initially it’s our parents, then as we get older it extends to teachers and coaches. Even when we enter the workforce it can still be helpful to have the…
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Optimising your Xmas break

Whether you’re glued to your desk most days or have honed the work/life balance, we all need to take a break at some point. The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your achievements and recharge. But while December is when…
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Cashless society

Australia is hurtling towards being a cashless society at a startling rate, with some pointing out that if the current trend were to continue it could be as soon as 2022.i Though most would agree it’s unlikely that cash will be completely…