I learned an amazing lesson in resilience. The last few weeks have been manic for a bunch of mums who have talented children who enter the annual Eisteddfod here in my community.The last few weeks have been manic for a bunch of mums who have talented children who enter the annual Eisteddfod here in my community. My beautiful sister is…
I recently had a friend email me with a question about her budget and the value of continuing her membership to a business network. She was wanting to get clarity around the value the group offered from a monetary perspective. I pondered her question for 24 hours. I know when you are doing a budget sometimes even the smallest amount…
Sometimes life has a way of sending us little teasers and tests to make sure we are putting into practice what we are learning. Last week I attended a seminar called the Big Juicy Member Maximisation. The seminar was hosted by Business Women Australia and the point of it was to help us as members get the best from being…
The Entrepreneurial Curse is Too Many Ideas. As entrepreneurs we tend to have many ideas that come to us, this can be a curse because it waters down the focus that is needed to succeed. I find being mindful of my main plan helps me keep distractions or new ideas under control. I do this by planning out each year…
Our brain is like a radio, and what we tune into will make a huge difference to our success. After spending time with my mentor Roger James Hamilton and the people within his community, I am seeing changes in my life. And how my own growth is transforming. Being surrounded by people who are successful in business is really opening…
I have spent the last 4 days at the fast forward summit in Perth with Roger James Hamilton who is a Futurist and Social Entrepreneur. He has also been my mentor for the past 2 years. The summit started with Roger asking, ’how would your business look if you multiplied it by 100’. I couldn’t imagine how it would look.…
How much money do you need and how much do you want? Now is the time to start designing your business and profits to counterbalance your lifestyle. Your profit will determine this. How do you know how much money you will need to sustain your lifestyle through to retirement and beyond? To build wealth to sustain the lifestyle you are…
In my business, we collect debts for several membership-based clients. Often their customers have problems with paying, these are for various reasons; like they didn’t use the service, they can’t afford it or it wasn’t what they were expecting. If you run a membership-based business this can cause all manner of problems when it comes time to collecting the money…
Money Lessons to Prosper and Grow I recently spoke at a Business Women Australia event on how I plan my business and personal budgets in a way that has helped me save a reasonable amount of money. I talked extensively about how important it is that the business is profitable and how that profit is what enables the owners to live the…
This is my personal blog where I share my knowledge. The knowledge I share here is based on 30 years of being in business, and my life experiences. I have had so many wonderful mentors over the years and now it is my turn to give back to my fellow Entrepreneurs. I have drawn a great deal of inspiration for…
Setting the theme 'Get your ducks in a row' I was on a trip to Bali recently with a group of people at a business development seminar. On an early morning beach walk we came across some duck herders. It was an incredible sight for me. I have never before seen ducks at the beach, there were literally hundreds of…
My father started racing sidecars at Claremont Speedway in the fifties and in the late sixties he moved to road racing, he raced sidecars up until he passed away in at the age of 79, at that time I was his passenger. Having the opportunity to experience a sport such as a sidecar racing with my father is amazing, we…
The Lessons I learned from being taken out of my business for six months because of a motorcycle crash. In August 2014, I was enjoying a racecraft day at Barbagallo Raceway in Wanneroo WA. Racecraft days are for riders who want to try new bikes and for people to come and have a go at racing. I was there to experience…
I joined Business Women Australia to share my knowledge and give back to other business women. This is my opportunity to grow my network and build trust in a community of like-minded women. The energy from the collective group is empowering in itself, even without being in a leadership role, the benefits are amazing. The women are incredible to be…
Over the years I have watched my parents living off the proceeds of their businesses, and I figure that they could be the masters of passive income.   They worked bloody hard for the first half of their lives and were basically living off passive income by the time they were fifty. I don't think my parents would have really…
Money doesn’t just jump into bed with anyone. It flows to those who appreciate it and understand the responsibility of managing it wisely. If you feel you are always struggling to get ahead then your thinking needs to change. Not only that, you need to do something different from what you have always done. When I talk about budgeting for…
Why do you need a purpose for your money? Very early on in our marriage, we realised travel was important to both of us, we identified that we needed to have the money and time to travel whenever and wherever we wanted. I am pleased that we have not let our passion for travel be overtaken by life and living…
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