Camel Choking, Creativity & Productivity

Some of the things that will transform your productivity may seem hard to swallow at first. But if you can get over that hump, you'll find the rewards are spectacular!

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Sales Perfection

I was struck by the instructions of Jesus in Matthew 19:21 this morning. Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” This dude had it pretty good, already. He was …

Positioning Strategies

Developing a positioning strategy for a startup business, is always deliberate and can be a very involved and daunting process for the first-time entrepreneur. A positioning strategy helps a business communicate to the market the best benefits of their product. It involves analysis of your customers, your competitors and of course, your own strengths, weaknesses, resources …

Why Vision-casting is so Powerful and Productive

Robert Redford, Steve Jobs, David Cameron... all the best leaders spend at least some of their time casting vision. But why? What is it about vision-casting that is so productive for already powerful, global leaders? Well, firstly, vision effects outcome. And sometimes the stakes can be really high. Consider Britain's decision this week on whether …

Pitch Perfect – How to Ask for what you want

Warning: Longer post than normal ensues... None of these thoughts are my own. I went to a pitching seminar at the Innovation Centre of Western Australia recently. I found it helpful, so I thought I'd share my notes with you. --------------------- Presentation #1 ------------------------------------------------ Sam Birmingham - startup coach at Pollenizer Global and founder of …