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Sunday, 13 May 2012 20:40

What TWEETS me off!

Twitter is awesome for business. Seriously awesome. Even this week, a new client signed with Marketing Eye on $24,000 for the year via following me on Twitter. I love it! A small investment in time for a great return. It helps promote the Marketing Eye brand globally, encourages people to go to our website, increases the number of people who read our marketing blogs and engages at a level that 10 years ago, we would not have been able to do.

But, there are a few things that annoy me about twitter.
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 07:43

21 Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur

I woke up this morning at 3.30am and could not stop thinking. My brain was on overload. All I could think about was business.

Expanding a business internationally is not exactly the easiest task to undertake. It requires a lot more work than you think and some serious planning.

When a person has a big business goal, it can be all-consuming. It's a 24 hour, 7 day a week gig. And when you put that sort of effort into something, you are looking for one hell-of-a-return. I know I am!

Most entrepreneurs think about the end goal. What is it that they are trying to achieve. Then they work back from there. What steps need to be taken to achieve this goal.

To me, this is the norm, but what sets one successful person apart from the run-of-the-mill entrepreneur can often come down to a set of traits. So, what traits make a successful entrepreneur?

21 Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur

Learning to surf a wave is not the easiest task in the world to do. It requires a certain amount of skill, some balance and a whole lot of determination. And... it requires practice.

In the dotcom boom, everyone who was not inventing an online business, were buying up shares so that they felt part of it. The problem was, that by the time the publicity hits and consumers are encouraged to buy shares, the fat cats in corporate finance and early investors have already made their dough.
Monday, 07 May 2012 19:26

How Creative Do You Want To Be?

Thinking outside the square is getting harder and harder to do. Creatives are now more challenged than ever even though they have more platforms to be creative on.
Saturday, 05 May 2012 21:49

Are you sleepwalking your business away?

Theories by Freud and Carl Jung gained prominence and influence as much in history as they do today. While the relevance to their theories vary depending on who you talk to, there is one general consensus on 'unconscious state of being'.

The question I pose to you is 'Are you sleepwalking your business away?'

Let's not pretend we have never done this. That it is not you. Surely, if you have been in business for a long time, you can relate to this.

At some stage, all entrepreneurs fall into the trap of sleepwalking through life. It may be only for a week, a month or perhaps, a year. Where we wake up, shower, get dressed, travel to work, get a coffee, and start work. At whatever hour in the evening, we finish, we go home, we eat and we go to sleep - only to do it all over again the next day.

Freud had a theory, albeit, flawed, about people existing in an unconscious state of being. At one time or another, many entrepreneurs fall prey to this unconscious state of being, because work dictates life and we forget how to live.
I am on a very personal journey right now with my business. 8 years ago, I had a dream and after years of fine tuning the business, I am ready to make it come to life. To reach the next level.

What that means is continually putting myself out there, sharing my experiences and taking my business to a level that no-one else in the industry has been able to achieve to date.

Basically, my dream or more precisely, something that is on my bucket list, is to build a company valued at $100 million.
It's a wake up call on how one communicates with others that they come into contact with and what lasting impression that leaves.
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Over the years, I have met many inspirational women who have had some impact on my life in one way or another.

When I was just 25 years old, the then Chairman of Citibank in Australia organised for me to meet Wendy McCarthy, who at that time was on numerous boards including John McGrath's, McGraths Real Estate board and acted as a mentor to senior managers in many of Australia's top companies.
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