Better Business

21 Ways to Win the War on Productivity

Clearly productivity is a hot topic these days. We’re all complaining about having more to do and less time to do it. We have incredible technology, apps everywhere, productivity coaches Read More

Sometimes the Best Plan of Attack is to do Nothing

Now I know that a lot of the time the advice we are given in business is to step up, take action, take even more action and get stuff done. Read More

What’s the Secret to Staying Positive All of the Time?

I’m a seriously optimistic man and I have been all my life, even though like most people, I’ve had plenty of times when my optimism has been challenged. So how Read More

7 Signs You’re About to Lose a Client

All business relationships come to an end at some stage, that’s just the way of the world. We might work with someone for years, but at some stage, they might Read More

Become a ‘Follow Up Guru’ and Watch Your Business Boom

One of the biggest and most common causes of customer complaints and frustrations is a lack of follow up. This means we have a great opportunity – master this simple Read More

Stop Beating Yourself up for Making Mistakes

Now I know we’ve heard this concept before, but in my latest Inc article, I offer some advice on reframing mistakes that I picked up in Japan after a meeting Read More

Do You Compare Yourself to Others in a Healthy Way?

Most of us will compare ourselves with others all the time. It’s a natural thing to do, but sometimes the comparison comes from a place of negativity. This kind of Read More

My TedX Talk: Imagine if We Were 33% Less Angry

I had the great pleasure of doing a TEDx talk in Townsville almost a year and a half ago – and I thought I would share it again because, well, Read More

What to Do When Boredom Creeps Into Your Workplace

It doesn’t matter what you build, invent or sell; your business can’t move forward without people. Every business owner knows that keeping their team moving forward together in harmony means Read More

We Need to Get Better at ‘Random Acts of Thank You’

In this video on Smallville, I ask business owners to start looking for ways where you can introduce ‘random acts of thank you’ into your business. The idea is to Read More

How Much is Social Media Costing You Each Week?

A little while back I realized that I needed to tell myself a much better story about how much time I was spending on Facebook. So I worked out exactly Read More

Don’t Play a Smaller Game Because You’re Afraid of Haters

A few years back the town where I live, Cairns, was caught up in the depths of the GFC. We had the highest unemployment rate in Australia, businesses both large Read More

The Most Important Investment You Can Make

I often get asked by business owners and entrepreneurs what’s the single most important thing they should do to be successful? For me the answer is really simple, invest in Read More

The #1 Thing You Need to Know to Have Success with Staff

Are you ready to quit all the staffing frustrations for good in your business? Then you need to tune into this webinar with myself and people management expert Andrea Tunjic.  Read More

10 Reasons You Should Still Have Meetings In-Person

I’m a big believer in face-to-face meetings. I’ve done them all my life. I’ll jump on a plane at a moment’s notice to see a new or prospective client because I Read More