When to ask clients for referrals

By Tiana | Jul 29, 2014

Clients have much more value than “merely” the fee they pay you for your service or product. Long-term client relationships can mean referrals, testimonials, repeat business and much more – if nurtured properly. One question I get asked often by clients is: “When should I ask my clients for referrals”. The answer is: At any…

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Mastermind Groups

By Tiana | Jul 22, 2014

The concept of the Mastermind Group was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in the early 1900’s when he wrote “Think and Grow Rich”. “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.” – Napoleon Hill The beauty of Mastermind Groups is that…

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Projects: Block Time Out in Your Diary

By Tiana | Jul 15, 2014

Case study: Lorraine runs a digital marketing agency in Melbourne, Australia. When she contacted me in August 2013 to consult with her company, one of the main issues was the fact that she never seemed to have time to work on her own business. Lorraine says: “My business is mostly busy – thankfully – and…

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Do it standing up!

By Tiana | Jun 26, 2014

I’m talking about business meetings, of course. In today’s busy business world, there isn’t time to waste on long, drawn-out meetings. The concept of boardroom gatherings, meeting minutes and wasting half a day on pointless discussions just does not fit in the modern small business world. Now we need to get to the point, make…

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You Are a Successful Goal Achiever Already – So Why Fear Setting New Goals?

By Tiana | Jun 12, 2014

Many people declare they are afraid of setting goals – in life and business. Phrases I often hear are: “I don’t know how to set goals” or “What’s the point of setting goals – life gets in the way” or “I can’t set goals, what if I don’t achieve it? I’ll just be disappointed.” The…

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5 Top Tips For Delegating Tasks

By Tiana | Mar 25, 2014

Task delegation is an area where one’s own time management is affected directly by the quality of other people’s time management. How often have you asked someone to take care of a task, only to find – on the deadline – that it was never actioned? It is situations like these which can completely disrupt…

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