business model fundamentals matter in challenging times.

What will the future look like, when you don’t have the business model fundamentals in place. Or, when we all start to recover from form a drought, flood, fire or the recent COVID-19 pandemic? It’s essential to remember “this too shall pass”. And, equally valid, some parts of the economy will make the shift in…

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Productivity killers are everywhere during a crisis.

Don’t let boredom become a productivity killer. It’s okay if you’re feeling bored sometimes, but don’t let productivity killers take over. Bored is an actual feeling, and fortunately, it can prompt forward motion, it means that you’re paying attention. Boredom is a productivity killer and is the thing which you experience before you choose to…

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Hobby power can make excellent businesses

Playing the right tune gives a new business hobby power. Hobby power can do much in helping you to create a successful business. Do what you love and love what you do. If you do not have much business experience, while not necessary, you can start well with what you know. Treat your hobby as…

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High-reliability is vital

The principles associated with high-reliability organisations The quality of ‘high-reliability organisations’ is on display during times of drought and other adversities. When something goes wrong, the consequences can be devastating. Fortunately, they succeed far more often than they fail, because they practice driving principles which support their problem-solving and decision-making which permeate their culture. If…

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Aussie made must be a high priority.

Australians should be buying local and ‘Aussie Made’. Local growers, manufacturers and craftspeople need all our support as Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. Admittedly, we have learnt our supply chains (value chains) have been at risk. It has caused many unnecessary hardships because there was a lack of Aussie Made products. Local purchasing is…

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To predict future outcomes is too hard by yourself.

Predict future outcomes beyond COVID-19 with proven techniques. When you want to predict future outcomes, specific attributes of practical people are more likely to predict future success, in every aspect of life. Stanford University did a study; academics gave children a marshmallow. They also told them they would get a second one after they returned…

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Achievers don't understand losers.

Improve your point of view and become an achiever. It can be hard to improve your outlook when you are under pressure of droughts or other adversities like the COVID-19 pandemic. Achievers often focus on a single word with the right tone to maintain a positive mindset. In the business world, they get stuff done.…

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Tough times don't last, tough people do.

Don’t stop marketing during tough times. Businesses everywhere are confronting a new reality. Tough times which has been forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, it has meant an unprecedented reduction in sales and a disruption of day-to-day business operations. For others in harder-hit areas, it means a near, or complete shutdown of…

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Lock-down refinements will always need to be made.

Lock-down refinements help employees refocus as they work remotely. To the untrained eye, people who are working remotely at home looks a lot like doing nothing. A sure sign lock-down refinements are needed. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re almost all working from home, and most are inexperienced with the home working environment. Having worked…

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crisis control may require a catalyst.

What do you do when a crisis runs out of control? The world as we knew it is changing rapidly, with the stakes are higher than ever and requiring more crisis control measures. Far too many are in pain and disillusioned because the things they thought would work are not. We’re facing many out of…

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