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Should You Really Follow Your Passion?

We’ve all heard it regularly said that in life and business, you should follow your passion or you simply won’t find the rewards you are looking for. Personally, I believe that if you are starting a business, it needs to be something that you truly are enthusiastic about and that you are able to fall…

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How Much Do You Need To Retire?

How much do you need to retire ? It’s not an easy question to answer but have you ever actually sat down and thought about what your number is? For many people I come across, it is enough to be paying the mortgage and putting the kids through school – having an actual goal figure…

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Financial Independence: Do You Have A Choice?

“Australia is in the grip of an underemployment epidemic, as new research reveals that 784,000 people are struggling to find more hours to earn more pay.” (news.com.au – from Australian Bureau of Statistics) We see many headlines of financial doom in the Australian media – and we do need to take them seriously. Underemployment, workplace discrimination,…

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How To Measure Innovation and Get To The Future First!

How to measure innovation is a question that is often difficult to answer. I have spoken before about the importance of innovation and how I see it to be one of the great challenges in Australia, but of course as any prudent business owner wants to know, what is innovation and how can that be…

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Join The Party! Get To The Future First with Unstoppables

What does it mean to get to the future first? To me it means exploring new opportunities, meeting with mentors and game-changers and importantly, innovating where necessary. Unstoppables is an exciting opportunity for those with an entrepreneurial spirit to play a bigger game. It’s a meeting of the minds for some of Australia’s most innovative and…

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Why Who You Hang Out With Matters

Have you ever heard that saying ” who you hang out with is who you become “? An alternative that I have heard of is that you become the average of the 5 people who you hang out with the most. This makes sense when you think about it – how often do we catch…

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The Future of Entrepreneurship in Australia?

What is the future of entrepreneurship in Australia? I was recently interviewed by Sky News to talk about the Unstoppables Antarctica trip and the state of entrepreneurship in Australia (see the interview in the video above!). One of the things I have noticed which I really love about Australia is the hunger of young entrepreneurs…

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5 Benefits of Taking a Break

Do you ever find that a day has gone by and you haven’t really taken a break from work at all? Increasingly, people are reporting either not taking breaks, eating lunch at their desks or taking shortened breaks during their work day. A survey conducted last year by The Australia Institute for November’s “Go Home…

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