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The Power of Storytelling

Once Upon a Time… What’s Your Story

By Francois | June 22, 2017

I heard recently that a TV commercial in Australia airing during the Sate of Origin between NSW and Queensland can cost upwards of $55,000 for a 30 second clip!  This is not in the same league (no pun intended) of…

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Do it Anyway, take action

The 3 word phrase that can make all the difference

By Francois | May 26, 2017

I recently attended a seminar where the presenter held a book she’d written and said, “Who wants this book?”  Like most in the audience, I thought I would like to have that book. The presenter went on to ask the same…

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3 Strategies resilient people do differently

By Francois | May 12, 2017

In my work I see small business owners looking to grow, senior operational leaders within organisations seeking to better influence and ambitious professionals needing to back themselves and find success at work.  One thing is for sure they face more and more complexity…

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accelerate potential

The Practice to Accelerate Reaching Your Potential

By Francois | April 27, 2017

Life can throw at us trying times and the narrow mindset of negativity can drain even the most resilient.  With the brain having evolved a negativity bias to protect us from threats and keep us safe, our negativity circuits are on…

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Managing the busyness of life

How to better manage the ‘busyness’ of life

By Francois | March 19, 2017

In a fast changing world it is easy to get caught in the demands for action, urgency and striving.  We then end up evaluating ourselves daily on how much needs doing, producing and achieving. We are intoxicated by 24 hour…

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life lessons from autumn

3 life lessons to learn from autumn

By Francois | March 4, 2017

We have entered autumn season (in the southern hemisphere anyway) and it’s only recently we were experiencing 40 degree temperatures.  The seasons passing reminds us that everything comes in cycles.  Recognising and appreciating the cycles helps us to apply good timing, create better ‘luck’…

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Bringing your best self when in the spotlight

By Francois | February 14, 2017

Recently a 16 year old Australian schoolgirl was in the spotlight winning a 150m sprint at the Nitro Athletics beating two talented Olympians along the way.  The commentators were quick to ask her how she managed to stay calm and pull off a stunning…

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Scaffold your way to success

Building your way to success

By Francois | January 18, 2017

On the radio recently, a special guest in residential property was being introduced by the host who made a tongue in cheek joke saying “who in Sydney wants to hear about property anyway?” It seems anything ‘property’ whether it be…

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The water bearer and the cracked pot

One crucial habit to develop this season

By Francois | December 19, 2016

The festive season can be a busy time where we can forget to notice what’s going on around us.  We can easily start comparing ourselves with others and look at what’s missing and not focus on what we’ve got.  I am…

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