Success looks like 86 cents in your bank account

I wanted to share a thought process I’ve been having around what success really looks like. I’m sharing this because sometimes it is incredibly lonely as a business owner, you always want to present well and sometimes being brutally honest about where you’re at doesn’t always translate and the perception is that you might be seen as a failure. Failure …

5 things to change in your Facebook strategy right now.

It’s been a while since I blogged and I admit that I’m a bit rusty. We’ve had a lot going on in the business including team growth, taking on major clients, expanding the business into building websites (even though I swore I would never do this). We have a key focus this year to experiment with a heap of marketing growth strategies to …

Work & Babies

Work & Babies… It’s the same thing, they are not mutually exclusive. Babies are work it’s a known fact, but if you are adding paid employment into the equation, then to me it reads as ‘Babies; Work & Work’ Did you know that the 2011 census results show that 63% of mothers are employed, & 40% of those are employed …

Get to know the Shambolic Wrangler

What the heck is a Shambolic Wrangler? Does anyone else imagine a Shambolic Wrangler to be wearing a cowboy hat and have a lasso looped over its shoulder. Or maybe a wild head of hair, and a jumpsuit circa 1970’s in coloured stripes and don’t forget the platform shoes!!! Now don’t get me wrong, I am a BIG fan of …

Talking about ‘racism’ – The user guide.

There is an important conversation that is happening over the world over. This is more prominently happening with the perceived surge of Syrian refugees globally. As an active participant of the human race it is important to accept the fact that not everyone will share your world view. Not everyone shares my world view and that is okay. Something I say on a regular …

How you deal with my grief, is not my problem, it’s yours

I’m hoping this blog finds its way to the right people who need to read it. If you know someone who is going through grief please pass this on to them and if you haven’t experienced grief please read so you can equip yourself with ways to help your friends through this as best you can. When the man I …

The emotional intelligence of an Avocado

Lately I’ve been pretty frustrated with the 1% of people in my world, you’ll know them, they’re the loudest people in the room, the ones who need to be the centre of attention, who want to be in control of e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, who think they have power when really they have none, they lean towards bullying tactics and treat others poorly …

Don’t forget to breathe

I have this odd sense of gratitude for the ability to breathe, when grief dragged me into its clutches of darkness in the early days it resulted in my losing the ability to breathe. I remember it was the first thing I noticed that I wasn’t able to do, apart from talk, eat, function. It seems I had up until recently, taken for granted the semi-conscious …

My rules on how to be a better human

(written April 30th 2014) Rule One: Be a good person and just help others because you can – not because you want something in return. Rule Two: Be generous with knowledge. Rule Three: In the face of adversity, remember it’s not actually about you, it’s totally about them and that’s not your problem. Rule Four: Don’t be a dick-head. It’s …

#OTOTGoTip : Protect your Facebook Friends List

There are a few reasons to protect your friends, early on in my business I had a few people connect with me that I didn’t know, how they found me was through business colleagues who had open/public friends lists, their approach is what I often feel like it makes the rest of us in Sales & Marketing look bad, here’s their …