Reading: Convict Conditioning by Paul Wade (it's highly unlikely this is his real name). I find this book fascinating as it was written by an ex-con who came to be known as El Entrenador (The Coach). This is because Paul became an expert at strength conditioning in prisons (he spent the better part of 20 years in jail in the US). He knew how to become strong and get fit using very little else apart from his body weight. After all, most jails don't come
Monthly Archives: September 2011
If you believe some of the business surveys and media headlines going around right now, it's doom and gloom in the small business world at the moment. It's like we're experiencing the delayed effects of the GFC. I'm hearing of businesses downsizing or, in some cases, closing.
As regular readers will know, my business the Sydney Writers' Centre reached our sixth birthday last week, and have just expanded our team. So I was inspired to write this week's Enterprise post on "How to
What's your ideal workplace? Whether you're just starting out in business or are already an established entrepreneur, your workspace plays a huge part in your productivity and ability to reach your goals. It pains me when I see people trying to work from their dining room table or a corner of their lounge room. If you are serious about your business, you need a dedicated space that's designed to help you succeed.
Sure, after we all read The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim
This week we celebrated our 6th birthday at the Sydney Writers' Centre. It's hard to believe that six years have flown by since I held my first ever course with six students in a small boardroom just around the corner from our current Centre. I'm thrilled to say that I'm still in touch with some of those students.
Back then, there was only one course - and I did everything. Answer the phones, organise the photocopying, teach the class, empty the bins! I was chief cook,
As you know, I was inspired by my interview with Robert Kiyosaki this week. So I wrote this post for my Enterprise column.
In Greek mythology, everything King Midas touched turned to gold. And that's what entrepreneur and best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki suggests is possible in his new book Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich - And Why Most Don't, co-authored with Donald Trump.
Kiyosaki has built his empire around financial education and
This week I was thrilled to interview best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki. He dropped into the Sydney Writers' Centre and we chatted about his new book Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich - And Why Most Don't, which he co-authored with Donald Trump. Robert has built an entire empire on his "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" series of books so it was great to be able to chat to him about his writing and book marketing strategies. You can view the video here.
“About us”. Your company profile. It’s one of the most clicked pages on your website, but how much time have you spent crafting the words on the page? Similarly, when you ask your assistant to quickly email your bio to the organiser of the next event you are speaking at, have you really considered whether it’s suitable for that audience?
It’s vital to remember that your “About us” page and your bio are
Don't you hate it when you find a fantastic business competition and then you read the fine print. Usually it says: "Only open to US residents". Dammit. Always the way.
When I heard about this competition from Shopify, I figured it would have the usual US-centric terms and conditions. But it is, in fact, open to Australians.
Unlike many business competitions around these days, the prize is ... well ... massive. You might be used to comps where you get to win some newspaper