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5 Ways to Better Manage Stress Today

Stress is a common factor in most people’s lives. Finances, relationships, work pressures, raising a family, meeting expectations are all common causes of stress. Whilst a small amount of stress can be helpful, if you experience consistent and prolonged levels of stress it can be very harmful to your health and wellbeing. While there are […]

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What Makes Us Happy?

It took more than 15 years of research into personal well-being and over 60,000 responses to a well-being survey for researchers to discover what they believe is the secret to happiness. And the answer it seems may be simpler than you may have imagined. According to Deakin University, the secret to happiness boils down to just […]

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How to Break Free from Limiting Money Beliefs

Money beliefs are ideas, thoughts or opinions that impact our money behaviour. Money beliefs are influenced by our parents, peers, schooling and the media. In fact a recent study showed that our money beliefs are largely formed by the age of 7! Our beliefs actually come from the way we interpret our experiences. As our […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

I’ve been reading alot lately and the theme of gratitude keeps popping up. Apparently positive vibes aren’t just for hippies and practicing gratitude isn’t just a spiritual or religious practice. Consider this – A negative attitude is bad for you. Why? If you invest in a way of seeing the world that is negative and […]

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When Less is More – 10 Tips to Simplify Your Life

Between work, study, fitness and hobbies, keeping up with household chores, kids, our partners and our friends – life can get pretty complicated. Greater use of technology and our faster paced society sees many of us with super busy lifestyles, more stress and less freedom. Each year seems to be passing quicker and many of […]

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The Path to Wealth Wellness

A while back I had the privilege of teaching a yoga and money workshop as part of a beautiful spring well-being retreat organised by the incredible Joining Hands team: a social enterprise which provides health & well-being treatments to disadvantaged and homeless youth. My message was inspired by a quote by the late Wayne Dyer…”if we change […]

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Financial Self-Care

Along with all other components of our well-being (our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being) our financial well-being is vital if we’re to have total wellness. Most of us recognise the importance of self-care in taking the time to do some of the activities that nurture our physical and emotional well-being, yet I’m not sure […]

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Making Spending Intentional

Are you spending money the way you want to: on purpose, rather than by accident or habit? When it comes to our spending often our unconscious habits and behaviours can trip us up. Most of us spend money on needs and wants, emotionally and impulsively even without awareness. But it’s important that we don’t let our […]

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Dare to Be Different in the World of Financial Advice

Yoga, Mindfulness, Well-being + Money…. perhaps not your typical combination when it comes to giving financial advice. In fact, my somewhat unorthodox approach is generally met with either wide-eyed scepticism or fascination. I’m so often asked why!? and then how? that I thought it may be a good time to share. My response to the […]

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The Image of Wellness

If you think about the term “wellness” you’re more than likely to think active wear, green smoothies, ridiculous yoga poses, cross-fit workouts, natural medicine and remedies, day spas and indulgent retreats in exotic locations… This image of “wellness” is a big business – in fact, it’s stated as a $3.7 trillion-dollar industry globally in 2015 according to […]

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5 Reasons Why You’ll Never Be Wealthy

Is wealth something that you have in abundance in your life? Do you aspire to have more wealth? Do you feel that wealth is within your reach or does it seem that everyone else has more wealth than you? I’ll let you into a little secret – wealth isn’t exclusive to some of us and […]

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Remote Working

Remote teams: The growth strategy used by the savviest startups

Growing an amazing business requires strategy and breakthrough thinking. In this article we propose an approach you may not have thought of. For many small businesses seeking growth, there are essential elements required before you have a successful growth strategy. Whilst it is important to have a good understanding of your current state – ‘where […]

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Digital disruption in the workplace

Why your next strategic move should be to disrupt your work style

Self-driving cars will hit the road at the end of this year. What do self-driving cars have to do with your business? Perhaps more than you previously thought. Did you know that this year BMW will release 40 self-driving cars? Volvo also expects to release 100 self-driving cars this year and Tesla will enable full […]

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Eliminate time-wasting tangents with these creative strategies

Have you ever been in a meeting when one of your colleagues began to drift off course? Tangents in meetings can be amusing or annoying at best. They can also be incredibly serious. The usual advice for eliminating tangents goes like this: “articulate a goal, clarify the agenda and stay focused.” Certainly without doing these things […]

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Don’t waste your next virtual meeting, use this format

Have you ever experienced meetings that start late, run long, go off topic, or fail to achieve anything productive? Most professionals attend an average of 61.8 meetings per month in the course of their average work. Research suggests that over 50 percent of this meeting time is wasted and 39% of meeting participants admit to […]

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Steer your teams through the stormy sea of disruption

Disruption is neither temporary nor minor. We might think of it as a strong wind gust that will pass but in reality digital disruption is a permanent storm. I agree with futurist Chris Riddell, digital disruption has a naming problem. When we call it ‘disruption’, we don’t take it seriously enough. Automation is expected to […]

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Risk

Action versus inaction: Which holds greater risk for your business?

Sometimes it is what you don’t do that gets you in trouble. In today’s volatile global economy, failing to act can be more risky than doing the wrong thing. Businesses that don’t prepare for the effects of technological change are at the greatest risk, particularly in industries at imminent risk of digital disruption. A quick definition of relevant […]

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The hidden key to workplace productivity that could boost every team

I believe that we’re fundamentally lacking in our thinking about the workplace and how we get things done. We talk about teamwork in the context of what leaders should do – it is seen as the leader’s responsibility to create a great team. Books about creating high performing teams are written to leaders, not to […]

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Is leadership style a predictor of productivity?

If you’re a manager or a leader, you are no doubt interested in the effect your well-intentioned behaviours can have on your team – the very people you hope will deliver outcomes that make you look good. Hasn’t every employee been told at some point that their job is to make their supervisor look good? However […]

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Trust is key in managing virtual teams

The worst way to manage your remote team

I can’t count how many people have asked me which technologies they need for their virtual team. I understand. I do. Their question relates to the trickiest hurdle for most people. Here’s a worthwhile tip for new managers: technology is by far the easiest piece of the puzzle for effective remote and virtual teams. Distributed workforces […]

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We lost our leader: the super-powers of self-managing teams

If I ask you to envisage a team in any business or organisation, no doubt a manager will be part of the picture. What would happen if that manager walked away from the team and left team members to their own devices? You’d expect chaos, frustration and paralysis. And yet thousands of managers are doing just […]

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Create the perfect virtual team set up

If you’ve ever tried working remotely without the tools I suggest below, you’ll know that working remotely can quickly get the best of you. Virtual workers consistently complain that email “gets in the way”. Emails become cumbersome and difficult to organise. Enter, online project management tools. Collaborative online project management tools Tools like TeamworkProjects, Basecamp […]

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How to get the best from remote work: The advice I gave to Australia’s top executives

Since 2015, the future of jobs has been a hot topic. This is the year that Harvard Business Review ran a front-cover story about how to make the most of working alongside machines. The New Zealand Labor party launched a Future of Work commission. Two Future of Work conferences were attended by hundreds in Melbourne […]

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Remote work changes the game – happy employees, healthy bottom line

You and I have a flexible work option that is far superior to any others. For many people, the perpetual slug into work by car or public transport is an unavoidable cost of being employed. Take Sydney, Australia, as an example. Commuters from the growing western suburbs area regularly spend 2.5 hours travelling to and […]

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When remote working makes complete sense

Business owners in Australia continue to find innovative ways to do business with a distributed workforce. One of the most powerful objections to remote working and distributed workforces centres around productivity: ‘How will I know my staff are getting their work done effectively?’ This is a fundamental question, probing at the heart of what it […]

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Beat underperformance: the way to achieve high performing teams

The future of work is about harnessing collaboration and connection so as to fire on all engines. Your people must be able to work (and play) together effectively, efficiently and energetically. Teamwork brings incredible advantages to businesses. Effective teams work productively, through high levels of commitment and engagement. Effective teams are resilient, due to their […]

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