Drought

Self-confidence increases action orientation

Self-confidence increases with action orientation

Self-confidence increases with each new day, if your give it a chance. Build your confidence to avoid an ‘average’ life Action orientation is the key to building your self-esteem as your self-confidence increases. The more actions you take, the more practice you get and so the better operator you become. Even when you are coping…

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Planning wisdom produces better plans

Structure plays significant role planning wisdom.

Planning quotes can enhance your future. A Case Study by Peter Sergeant I have found it’s important to know and understand what motivates you. Over the years I have collected thousands of quotations for famous, and not so famous people which have both inspired and encouraged me throughout my career. Along the way, I came…

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Entrepreneur’s drought roller coaster

Entrepreneur's drought experience can be both good and bad.

A case study by Peter Sergeant Here is a snapshot of my entrepreneur’s drought experience, from a ‘real job’, successful business to devastation and back to reality. I now believe entrepreneurs are born, not made, even though many can have some of the characteristics. Drought certainly brings out those characteristics. Everyone will make mistakes and…

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Micro-businesses growing communities future

Small, medium and Micro-businesses make up 97% of all buisnesses.

What are micro-businesses? The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) classifies a micro-businesses as a sub-set of the micro-businesses category with 0–4 employees. Small businesses have 5-19 employees. There are well over 3 million businesses of all sizes trading in Australia. Of these, 97% are small businesses, and within this category, 85% are micro-businesses. There are…

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Personalise marketing communications

Personalise marketing messages.

Re-evaluate the effectiveness of your business or non-profit marketing There is so much marketing which is ineffective and annoys us all. The popups, high-pressure, spammy, interruptive, overpriced, overhyped, under-designed selfish gobbledygook in which some business people engage. They are wishing and hoping; no personalise marketing, nothing converses to valuable clients and customers. Can your clients…

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Removing self-doubt, don’t let drought stop you

Removing self-doubt with better planning.

Trust your gut feeling you might be on the right road For the majority of people experiencing drought, their business strategy is called ‘Hope or Luck’. They are continually praying for rain and constantly worrying where the next opportunity to move forward is going to come. Often the problem is they have no structure, no…

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Drought stress critical relief quickly

Drought stress leads to mental health problems

Where the drought stress starts Most businesses and non-profit organisations will be adversely affected by drought, some more than others. All businesses feel the ripple effect as a drought starts to materialise. The farmers are the first to feel it. Their costs start to increase, and as their cash flows deteriorate, so they tighten their…

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Handling drought adversity

We must all learn more about drought.

Sometimes life is never easy Handling drought is common, but difficult with more frequent occurrences. Without adequate mitigation and response, it can be very destructive. If you can’t make enough money to make ends meet, then you could be in real trouble without outside assistance. In handling droughts, more than just you are looking at…

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Future rethinking delivers opportunitiesAdversity

Future rethinking should be a high priority.

Future rethinking should be a high priority What is motivating the future rethinking of community members behaviour and how are your community and its businesses preparing for the online shopping boom in our globalised world, driven by technology. Business today is noisy, complex and fast-paced. Expectations around convenience, value and choice have driven a higher…

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Hard times requires feedback commitment

Good leaders are prepared for hard times.

At the heart of hard times is feedback Feedback is the breakfast of champions, and in hard times that is what is needed. When you give others feedback, it should be brilliant, caring, and helpful. When they provide you with feedback, it’s irrelevant, uncaring, and unhelpful. It is interesting how your feedback is right, but…

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