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The Forgotten Secret Sauce For Powerful Careers

Are you neglecting the most valuable asset you have to power your career during turbulent times? I bet you are. Here’s the warning sign that your career is in big danger. And what to do about it.

Keeping at the leading edge of our industries to remain relevant and valuable is one of the defining career challenges of our times. Often, it’s about keeping up with technology. But that’s not enough. Underpinning all successful careers is a platform of goodwill and support which we often give low priority to. Yet the ‘danger sign’ is flashing loud and clear if we just pause a moment and reflect upon it. Here it is.

Only One Thing To Share- And It’s Brilliant!!

Much of my time is spent advising others how to grow their businesses. Yet it took a client to give me the answer on how to grow mine. Magical advice. Powerful for business and life. Here it is.

Education industry leader and thought leader Ryan Trainor grabbed my arm when I told him I was ‘drowning’ – that my little business was over-flowing with opportunity – too much to do, too little time to do it. “Wait here,” he said as he sprinted upstairs to bring me a book. I read it on the plane. It has changed everything. It’s advice I give clients. But had to hear it myself before I took my own medicine. Quite simply, that advice is this:

The Most Powerful Gift To Growing Your Business

Very few people do this for you. When they do, you need to treat them like gold. I was reminded of this as I munched on a kransky on Saturday. It’s powerful food for thought. Here’s why.

There’s a coffee shed in Centennial Park in Sydney that is absolutely brilliant. Here’s a photo of it. It’s located next to the Vernon Pavilion. The menu is outstanding. You’d expect the normal crud fare from a place like this. But no. The selection is inventive. Different. Clever. Delicious. (See below). But wait- there’s more. The queue is long on a Saturday morning with kids sport in full swing. Yet it moves fast. And the food and drinks are delivered with amazing speed. And by cheerful, happy staff.

This cafe shed has its act together. It’s different. Special. Worth a visit. GIVE IT A GO and tell all your friends about it. And there’s the power.

Attention Recruiters! Book Now For The Savage Growth Masterclass

Attention all recruiters! Here is your chance to learn how to explode the growth of your business. For non-recruiters, watch this space for information about your chance to do the same!

My brother Greg (well known in the recruitment industry) will join me for an intensive half-day Masterclass series around Australia and New Zealand in March 2016 specifically for recruitment Owners and Managers.

How To Prevent Your Career From Being “Uber’ed”

This is a time of business and career extinction. There’s also massive opportunity. Here’s a simple model on how to make sure you triumph through relentless change.

“Fintech” is exploding globally. Many banks are funding incubator hubs where Fintech start-ups beaver away trying to, wait for it, put the banks out of business. Bill Gates explained it a few years ago: “The world needs banking. The world does not need banks.” So the banks are smartly making sure they have a stake in anything that is likely to change the rules, and cannibalize their core business.

I gave two big speeches recently – to 1,500 marketing, digital and research industry leaders. My message was simple. Work on yourself as a project – harder than you work on your job – or end up on the career scrap-heap of has-beens. I told the Gates story, then challenged them, as I am you now, to do this exercise: think about what you do as a job and then fill in the blanks of this statement:

Want To Make 2015 An Unforgettable Year- Here’s How!

I am determined to make the year ahead unforgettable- a year which I will cherish for the rest of my life. You can too, if you are brave enough to take this one very simple action.

It was the death of former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo that has sparked me into action. His obituary in The International New York Times gave me the clue. “Cuomo,” it read…” may be remembered more for the things he never did than what he accomplished.”

I’ll tell you why they said that of Cuomo shortly. Point is, his is a legacy of missed opportunity, of unrealized promise. Join me in making sure 2015 is not a year to be remembered by what we do not accomplish. Take responsibility now to make the next 12 months GREAT for you. Start by remembering the words of William Ernest Henley in his poem ‘Invictus’ as you consider your goals and aspirations for the year ahead:

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”