Have you won the battle every successful entrepreneur must fight?

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Note: Pick up the free poster to go along with this post. It’s my favourite quotes that give me daily inspiration to win the battle.   I’ve got a confession to make. And later, a resolution as well. So here it is: I spent my whole week last week doing…  nothing. I mean, I sat at my desk, […]

Startup Tip 67: The secret weapon for beating procrastination and getting things done

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Last week we talked about beating perfectionism and getting one thing done a day. How are you going with that? In that post, I mentioned the Pomodoro Technique as a useful tool to help you and today I’ll fill you in on what it is and how you can use it. What is the Pomodoro […]

Startup Tip 66: Why perfectionism will kill your Startup and how to beat it into a pulp before it does

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I’ve recorded this short video for you today because I wanted to have a bit of a heart to heart about how Perfectionism will kill your startup – and how to beat it into a pulp before it does. Very blood thirsty I know! It is a problem for many of us – and you […]

Startup tip 65: 8 ways to transform your smart phone into a business booster, not a deadly distraction

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We’ve all been there. We look up from our cell phone and an hour (or two or three!) has gone past without us even realising it. We’ve been sucked into the smart phone black hole again. Managing our own time well is one of the most critical skills we can develop as an entrepreneur. Often […]

Startup Tip 64: How to keep moving forward in the face of uncertainty

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Uncertainty is a natural part of the startup life. It’s where the excitement comes from, where the magic happens and its a place where we live a lot while building our startup. While there’s nothing wrong with uncertainty, the problem is that it can be uncomfortable. And most of us don’t like to be uncomfortable. […]

Startup tip 63: How to find the best keywords for your website and dominate your niche

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This is a guest post by Thomas McMahon. Having great content on your site is key, but it’s worthless if it doesn’t feature great keywords as well. Let me explain why it is so important to find the best keywords for your website. After spending entirely too much time on the internet looking at how people are […]

Startup Tip 62: Narrow your focus and concentrate on what is really important

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There’s a process I have been using for a number of years which I find quite useful for goal setting. I call it my 3 month focus. I devised it originally because I was having so many ideas, all the time, that it was causing me to get distracted and I wasn’t using my time […]

Startup Tip 61: Avoid procrastination – just do the work

Creativity is really hard work. I’m actually writing this blog post, but I’m supposed to be writing another one – but to marshal my thoughts seemed like a lot of effort. Building a business is full of creative tasks that require really hard thinking, unfamiliar tasks that require us to work and boring tasks that we would […]

Startup Tip 60: It’s okay to make mistakes

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Tonight I attended the Lean Startup Melbourne meetup and listened to a panel of founders who have all been through accelerator programs. One of the things they talked about was startup mistakes and I wanted to share their wisdom with you. Success stories on TechCrunch often give us the impression that startup founders are super […]

Startup Tip 59: Develop self discipline – like you develop your muscles – one day at a time

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To be successful at executing your startup idea, you are going to need a lot of self discipline. I don’t know about you, but this is an area I can always improve. Developing self discipline is a lot like training ourselves to be fit physically. We don’t expect to go to the gym after not […]