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5 Tips to Deal with the Stress of Travel

May 15, 2019

I love to travel, and I’ll use any excuse to get on a plane.

So, if there’s an interesting conference in an overseas location or a speaking opportunity I’ll be itching to go, and even better when I have clients in far-flung locations around the world. And the sad thing is, it doesn’t even have to be an exotic location, although those are more interesting and fun.

OVER THE YEARS, I’VE TRAVELLED FREQUENTLY FOR BOTH BUSINESS AND PLEASURE, AND I’VE DEVELOPED MY FIVE MUST DO’S TO REDUCE STRESS FOR ANY TRIP I TAKE, WHICH ARE:

1. Arrive at the airport well before your departure time. I got caught out once arriving at a US airport for a domestic flight to Los Angeles with a connecting international flight back to Australia.

We arrived about an hour or so before the flight to find a very long queue for the check-in machines. By the time we got to them, it was just under an hour before we would travel, and we were told that because we were flying...

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Love Is In Your Business

Feb 14, 2019

Around Valentine's Day, we all think of love as relationships with loved ones... but you have a relationship with your business too.

You need to love and be in love with your business for it to thrive, and survive into the future.

I'm sure when you started out, you were super excited, passionate about it, loved what you were doing. That's why you started, right?

After you've been in business for a little while are you still jumping out of bed with the same enthusiasm?

Do you still love what you're doing with the same passion and energy that you started?

Probably not as after a little while reality kicks in.

The reality of having enough money to pay the bills.  The reality of the hours you need to put in to make it work.

In order for a business to succeed you have to love your business, and you need to learn to love your numbers too.  Because the numbers are everywhere.

Numbers are part of everything you do - they're the lifeblood of the business.

Whether...

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How to calculate the most crucial number for your business

Jan 11, 2019

Often the focus in business is all around revenue, but there is one crucial number that service-based businesses need to focus on even more.

Break-even.

Break-even is the minimum amount of income you need to cover all your costs.  It’s the bare minimum number you need to keep your head above water each month.

So how do you figure it out?

Oddly enough, we’ll start with your non-business expenses. Your personal expenses.  While break even is all about the business, we need to understand what you need to be drawing out of the business to look after yourself.  Think of this as your personal break even!

1. Start by writing a list of your personal expenses

These are your portion of the household expenses to keep the house running smoothly. We’re talking mortgage, rent, electricity, telephone, clothing, entertainment, schooling, food. 

If you're already drawing a certain amount out of your business - as a salary or drawings – this is a good...

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Business Financials: Look to the Future, Not Over Your Shoulder

Jul 29, 2018
We have eyes that look forward to where we’re going and whilst some people may say they have eyes in the back of the head, the reality is they don’t.
 
So why is it then, that when we’re looking at finances, we are continually looking backward and not looking to the future? Pilots are at the front of the plane watching where the plane is going, into the future, as they fly us around the world. They’re not looking behind them at where they’ve been. The past is useful and has a place. Pilots use their experiences and lessons learned in the past to help them fly the plane into the future.

SO WE TOO SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON FINANCIAL FIGURES THAT ARE LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE WHILST USING THE HISTORICAL, PAST REPORTS TO GUIDE US.

People in agricultural businesses are great at doing this.
 
Whilst they use their experience over the years, even decades, of growing and harvesting their crops, they are continually looking to the future to make...
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