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And for those who have had a child that screams endlessly in the evenings and has like excruciating belly pain no matter what you eat, no matter what you give them whether they’re breastfed, you know regularly or whether they burb, there’s so many issues, but colic is just so upsetting to watch and my mum being a naturopath and a medical herbalist. She’d helped me create clean tea.
The Party People supply parties which are now not allowed in the same way. How have they survived and done well. Has your business been tricked by covid, or treated and you have done well or even just ok.
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it’s very clear that when you do exercise more, that dopamine release that comes with it does help you feel better. And when you when you move a little bit more and you start to feel better, you’re more motivated
The survey results have shown us that people are quite keen to get back to some semblance of normal, they just don’t want to go back to the office full time
Managing your companies reputation Is like chasing a herd of wildebeest. You’re chasing the herd of wildebeest and it changes direction and tramples you.
Any senior leader business owner or executive can continue to navigate through what they’re going through at the moment with with COVID and with change, and who knows where whether it’ll be over the next six months. I think having that personal connection for yourself, and that personal clarity is just so important.
You’ve got to, you’ve got to be passionate about your business. And one thing I’ve learned with business, you cannot chase money, you can only invite it, and you invite it by being still being good at something, being passionate about it, and then telling others and then money comes to you.
Well, the vast majority of products don’t have specific rules and regulations on them.
I use my business to Try to educate different suppliers, importers, retailers, and so forth, and try to work with different parties to encourage them to do the right thing. There’s actually quite a bit of good work going on by some of the business and industry associations. And I spend a bit of time with them to try to just kind of bring in a bit of self regulation.
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So the cloud allows you to be able to work from anywhere, anyplace on any device. So it’s everything is brought in a secure environment and it should be secured in multiple environments, not just one.
So even before you start, I have a lot of friends that talk about doing businesses and they want to know what the secret is. The secret is starting. It’s not very sexy, and it’s not up there with Einstein’s theory. Just start and use your own money and just use enough money. So you don’t, you know, get into hot water if you were to lose it. But if you start and you start to use your own money, you will learn very quickly what to do. And so just start and put your money in.
And so how you handle the crisis really depends on where you are. But ultimately, you’ve got to always think about who is your customer? Who is that client? And how do you communicate with them?
But overwhelmingly as well, even those that are expecting to be able to work from home, don’t really want to be working from home all the time. And people are starting to understand or appreciate the importance of some of the things that you need to do in work are easier to do face to face, and through collaboration face to face.
Through spoken word or through text alone in three days 90% of that information is lost. If you couple that information with imagery, then in three days 65% is retained. So you go from 10% retention to 55 or 65% retention, just by adding images and increase engagement.
So I went out and we interviewed 3,500 people in the business world to ask them, what is mental wellbeing? What is mental fitness in the workplace? And what we found out that stress and anxiety is the new norm. And some of the tools and techniques that I used to stay well, people need in everyday life. So we created Mentemia the app.
For sport and business I think fail fast is a really good tip. So when you lose in rugby, you’ve got one day to sort it out and then you’re onto the next game. And you’ve got to sort it out pretty quick. So fail fast, learn fast is also good for business.
And I’d say even for the next 12 months change is going to be just the normal going concern. That’s just going to be everyday business. Every day is going to be something slightly different and adapting and changing. I think everyone needs to just be comfortable with that. So agility and speed and adaption right now I think are going to be at a premium. Whereas consistency and efficiency I don’t think are as valued right now.
Now is a great opportunity I think, to take stock. I do think businesses, those that take a little bit of bravery or think, or apply a little bit of bravery, I think you can win out of this crisis.
Maybe don’t overthink it and don’t play the farm on it. But I think the other thing too, is that businesses… We’ve seen businesses respond really quickly. So those that have adapted fast quite often have sort of got ahead quickly and haven’t sort of, I think, overlabored the point either.
Remember, you’ve done it before in a different context. But this is this is another blip that you can ride out. This is just another roadblock but you overcame that first one which was so incredibly hard, which was just getting a business off the ground.
To relax and then you can choose one of I think I put five different ones together, which where I’m basically just describing whether it’s a beach resort, or whether it’s a ski of snow holiday and taking you through the smells, the sounds, the actions, the things around you, and just letting your brain fill in the gaps and really, you know, feel the kind of good vibes of the holiday of your choice.
Okay, so what are some principles that you’ve learned, from your time the military that could be easily applied to businesses?
Well, I guess I had a bit of a think about this before and we have it there’s a bit of a, there’s a quote that’s borrowed from I think it’s from Dwight Eisenhower, which was the plan is nothing and planning is everything. And I think there’s this notion in the military that you know, there’s a, I suppose a perception of the military making a plan, having a strategy executing the plan and so successful. But what the reality is behind that at a tactical and strategic level is that the plan is just a living thing. And it’s always changing
I’m pretty disciplined about it actually, it’s pretty boring. And I think that’s the, secret sauce is discipline.
So not all about work, having making sure that you’re touching base regularly and just finding out how people are what they need away from work, make sure they’re comfortable, you know, and then having a bit of downtime
And in the last round of research that we did, which was timed for the second week of July, so just as we’re going into that second lockdown, that figure reduce, so now 41% are saying it’s not the time to be hiring new staff so people, businesses are starting to think a little bit more around how they’re going to come out of this.
Sadly, I you know, the economic circumstance is such that there are a proportion of businesses we’ve got 15% who feel their business has little chance of remaining open after the crisis, but didn’t that number, as horrible as it That is, if you wanted to 15% it’s not you know, given the breadth and inequality of the impact of this pandemic. And it’s not as bigger number as perhaps we might have expected. And again, that’s perception of what small business owners are saying. So there’s a general feeling of optimism that by hook or by crook, definetly coming out the other end.
even with physical contact 78% of people are avoiding handshaking again. That means that there’s 22% of people who are still shaking hands.
Essentially, when women are pregnant, especially even leading up to pregnancy when they try to get pregnant when they’re breastfeeding, it is recommended by health care professionals that they should be having a maximum amount of about 200 milligrams of caffeine a day.
I don’t know if you’ve seen Monty Python’s the meaning of life. I have It’s been a while but I’ve definitely there’s that scene where the pregnant mother is lying on the bed. And they’ve got the machine that goes ping and she says, What do I do Nothing dear. You’re not qualified
Okay, essentially, a buyer’s agent is, I guess the opposite to a selling agent. So everyone who’s selling a property generally has a real estate agent who’s selling the property on their behalf. a buyer’s agent actually represents the buyer of a property so instead of just going straight to the real estate agent and trying to negotiate on a property through them, you actually use a buyer’s agent who can actually find the exact property that you’re looking for, and negotiate on the price and terms.
And we do have the page on your website under shop where you can buy the fantastic book, how to build a multimillion dollar property portfolio from a 40 k deposit. And, you know, I don’t have anything like you’d have a I think, but we both started off with a small deposit. So it can actually be done.
We are talking about the updates, job keeper in particular and the exposure for businesses on COVID-19. We’re doing this one as a special update.
Yeah, so job keeping change 21st of July was announced by Treasury. And the changes are that there’s a gradual scaling down with the job keeper payment. But it’s also recognizing that some of the part timers getting being paid on the job keeper, were in fact earning more money than they did beforehand. So there was a rebalancing of the payments from a job keeper perspective to employees.
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Invoice finance just provides upfront payments to you for your invoices. So effectively you’re using the assets on your balance sheet, which are your invoices. just bringing the payment forward to you, you’re getting your money faster.
I’m thinking about growing this business, for example, in different ways. And I guess it depends on your appetite to risk so would you say, now’s a good time to take on some risk? If especially if competitors are falling by the wayside?
How can you live life beyond limits? And what are the limits?
That’s a really good question. Because the moment you start thinking about limits, of course, everyone has their own
So our beliefs are essentially on buttons and off buttons that tell us what we can and what we can’t do, they’re not necessarily true. In fact, there’s a real clue in the word belief. There’s the word lie right in the middle. And what is true for someone can be completely untrue for somebody else. But if we believe that something is not possible, we will not pursue it.
A good website with your details on it helps to build trust
But it was the biggest lesson that I learned. And that was to keep testing contact forms or any forms on the website and to have other ways for people to contact you.
I’ve heard a lot of internet marketers saying, you know, you just need a landing page and run your business. Now, people want to know who you are. They want to know that they can trust you. And the best way they get can get to know you, like you and trust you is if you have a website that addresses their concerns and their problems.
So that begs a question. Are robots the future for real estate agents?
There’s too many businesses that are relying upon the traditional methods of doing their business. And unfortunately, I think they’re being left behind. So every business I can think of needs to embrace technological innovation of some description, too remain relevant.
There are a couple of things that have happened during this COVID-19 disaster and one of them is that agents have been forced to actually have more meaningful conversations with their potential buyers.
What Is The Cloud?
Certainly in the move to online and the there’s various ways of the new economy moving forward and what have you. But one of the things is that you do help businesses in the cloud, and in the cloud is still fairly well, I would say, unknown for people, but people don’t understand it enough
So it’s that whole concept of work anytime, anywhere, right? The cloud has allowed for us to get the data that you needed in the right place at the right time. And that could be effectively you in front of your machine at home in Lane cove, as you said, or you could have previously been in an office.
But I also love working with millennials as well because what you do with your finances in your 20s and 30s is going to make far more of a difference in what you do in your 50s and 60
So you can go on my website and there is a link to a budgeting course and that’s for $25 it’s distributed through Udemy. And for two hours, you can go through that course yourself and learn how to budget properly
Essentially what the event has done is compressed what might have been five years of adaption of technology and new systems into a very short timeframe.
Something that we’ve always focused on in the business, I’ve seen really great organizations within my sector lose their relevancy because they can’t evolve or don’t want to evolve with changing times. So quite early on in the piece and made it a business of ours to make sure we’re a little bit ahead of the curve, or at least we like to think so.
And then the next thing was to start to really tap into how you, again, make yourself useful.
And certainly there’s all discipline, a lot of things in common with martial arts and running a business.
On Zoom when you’re looking when you’re talking about legwork, and balance and everything else and you can only see half the equation how did that go?
Well I got really good at telling the kids that I could tell that their feet weren’t pointing the right direction based on which way their hips were pointing by looking at their shoulders which drove them nuts.
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But then the other part is yes, putting money aside to be able to pay yourself As the owner of the business and as an employee of the business that you know, you’re doing the daily work, you want to make sure that you’re getting paid for that
I’ve got this awesome business I’ve been working with with growing sales, but they say to me, you know, there’s no money there’s no cash in the business at the end at the bank account at the end. have each month and you can, is that what you help with? Yeah
Why would you want to spend two years living on a boat with three kids?
Being brave enough and prepared enough to go and see what’s next, especially after the event that we’ve just had. What would inspire others to go and do something like that?
Yeah, that’s a good question So it’s scary, I get that. But when you do take that leap, and you know, it’s very cliché and people would have heard it all before, but when you step out of your comfort zone, that’s where all the good stuff happens.
I can think back over 25 years of history two and three or four major opportunities if you like. And if they come on, through, you know, forces out of your control, like a brand new mathematics syllabus, for example, a new national curriculum, first in the US or in Australia, and you just got to jump on that quickly. So turn that opportunity into something really positive.
I do have a tip, which I very rarely hear and I wish I’d heard it. Going back, you know, 10 years ago, as I started a business in a sort of evolved organically way but no one ever told me start thinking about your exit strategy.
The NDIS scheme is something that was implemented a few years ago and SDA stands for specialist disability accommodation, and it is a $700 million funding stream within the broader NDIS scheme which stands for national disability insurance scheme. And basically that provides some $200 billion worth of services across the board for people with disabilities and the SDA services a select group who are eligible to have disabled housing.
That’s why it’s a win win. So the investor is being incentivized the government is effectively the 15% yield comes from three income streams. And one of those income streams is the actual rental so the rental is three times more than what you would receive from an able-bodied tenant.
I help women to put down the fork and pick up their life. So I help busy women who self sabotage is I helped them to lose weight and eat with freedom, while liberating them from their inner critic
There are times when you can’t possibly do everything. We’ve just had our event, the crisis that’s changed the world for everybody. Now is the time to head back up. Pick up that barbell and put down that fork.
All right. So what we’re talking about today is SMSF or self managed super funds. That’s for people who don’t go into the industry or non industry super funds that most people get through their employers itself. So let’s just jump straight into it. What are the benefits of a self managed Superfund?
● So yeah, one of the common misconceptions with super is that it’s well, it’s all mine anyway. So I’m entitled to be able to use however I want to, and it’s to some extent, but there are certain no no’s with your own super.
● with self managed super funds and the rules and regulations. They actually can change quite frequently. The goalposts continually move and that’s part of the reason why a lot of accountants find it hard to keep up with so you need a specialist
Architects Help Your Dreams come True
The main purpose of choosing an architect is to help you translate your design into reality.
● What happens in the renovation space often is that people know what they think they want. But in the meantime, I’ll also draw three other ideas of what you could potentially do that will still give you that outcome that may work better for you. So it’s trying to give them different ideas in the space that they’ve got and what can often what can be approved a council approval and other things as well.
● But again, if you’ve done if you’ve built or designed your building to be two meters higher than it’s supposed to be, council are going to come back and say, well, you’re blocking the sunlight. You can’t do it. But if you designed it exactly how it’s supposed to be, and there’s not really a complaint
I even mastered the art of online site auditing. So I can come into your premises and do a fire and safety audit and I just sent you a zoom link, and you can show me around and I don’t have to visit your site
● We’re going to have to teach Homer Simpson. And that’s who we’re targeting. If he doesn’t work for you, he’ll come in as a client and he can ruin your business. So you’ve got to be prepared that whatever you do, whatever protections you put around your business, you’re factoring in for Homer Simpson
Change Your Attitude to Money
● Change your attitude to money by performing with money, how to perform under pressure, understanding what your drivers are and guiding you to maximize your ability to actually make money, how to you know how to make it, keep it and grow it. This is the secret.
● Hit that reset button and take control of your finances. You don’t want to be a slave to the corporate world, and this is aperfect opportunity to press the reset button and take back control. align yourself with the type of work that is fulfilling that rewards you you’ll be surprised how much your income will increase with less effort.
Your The Voice. Voice Coaching with Maria Pellicano
● Maria is a voice coach. And certainly if you’re doing podcasts voice is critical to success. is. It is critical and important . To give it a go, at least because I think it’s a bit confronting for a lot of people when we talk about their voice.
● Voice is water. So when you’re speaking, there’s all these water molecules coming out of your mouth. So we’re 90% water, that’s what vocal cords are. And the more water you drink, the stronger you’ll be able to speak and the longer you could speak for a longer period of time.
Anita from advancedfinance.com.au talking mortgages during the current C R A P event.
You are getting a lot of buyers coming out going right what what bargains are out there. What can we get this property for? And it certainly created a little bit of activity, I kind of expected the property market would have gone way down during the event but I haven’t seen really much downturn at all.
● Borrowers really need to be in really stable employment and have secure positions to be able to take out a mortgage and I think that’s probably Responsible Lending Anyway, you really don’t want to be taking out a new loan that’s going to end up in hardship down the track. So you definitely need to be in stable employment
● Yeah. So luckily, the ABA have announced that anyone that did make hardship arrangements before they got behind, it won’t be listed on your credit rating. And we do believe it won’t impact your ability to borrow down the track. So you did the right thing. It’s definitely good to get in touch beforehand.
Lindys Briefs: How to Brief a Designer
Looking at, the suite of services that you offer, you could become a company’s marketing department, pretty much all of it
● We do specialize in printers, we have a 20 year background in all sorts of print. But we also design digitally so in the digital space in helping you with your idioms and your templates, and, and all of those sorts of things. So we are a whole solutions company.
● we are graphic designers and visual communicators working with multi nationals to start ups and small business’s And we want to help you to brief a designer to save you time and money.
Pay Less For Business Transactions
Mark from costless payment solutions believes if I can give you back, some if not all of the bank fees well, that’s going to have an impact on the quality of life that I would think that you would like to have for your family.
● zero bank fees
● a great tip is that maybe a subscription to software or a bank was justified some two years ago, but you no longer need that subscription now, but you just haven’t gotten around and cancelling it, now would be a time to do so
On today’s business podcast we’re talking about Making Your Lazy Money Work Harder For You with Forex Trading
● Forex trading is trading foreign currencies against each other, or using a instrument called CFDs. So contract for difference.
● I teach them how to create an income from the cash with foreign exchange, trading. Working five hours a week
Fail to Plan Then You Plan to Fail
On todays buisness podcast, Peter from Pair Planning explains how Pair stands for Planning Accountability Implement Review
● Business owners should be doing the work that adds value to the business and doing a routine function like bookkeeping is not adding value to the typical business
● More than traditional consulting, where you helping clients with actual solutions, we actually help them implement things in the business, but also holding them accountable
Todays business podcast is covering Website Customer Relationship Marketing with Ucidity.com.au is an end to end marketing agency. So the way we usually describe it is we go all the way until Pay Per Click
● From your brand strategy getting your brand, right and then online, how it represents on your website and through to your digital marketing
● We build strategies around that integrating your CRM as well so you can track and manage and have oversight over everything that’s happening and you see what delivers
Adrian from Brivvio introduces us to his app for social video, that when you record your video, your branding is applied and captions are generated automatically
● Perfect for Vlogging
● Speech recognition software has come a long way so we’re using that technology to listen to your voice as you’re recording the video and turn that into the captions that we see at the bottom of the screen
● Designed for short videos on social etc.
Kalli has some very special low toxin hair products that I know women and men are going to love.
● They’re either organic or plant based, natural, naturally derived
● For grey hair our product covers 100% gray hair, and it’s activated with water, and it’s made from 100% plant. So there is nothing you could literally eat this and nothing would happen to you.
● If you put diesel in you put in your unleaded car, how long will it drive for?
We are joined By Simon Spicer of Business Australia to discuss the Government’s Covid 19 support packages.
For more than 190 years, Business Australia has stood by business owners – untying legal knots, boosting efficiency, advocating for better conditions and helping them grow.
● Formerly known as the NSW Business Chamber, today we operate across the country. From major cities to country centres. From the smallest start-up to the largest corporation.
● All governments at all levels, whether it’s federal, state and local, have really recognized the significant implications of the event, and I’ll just run through the main ones because it is very complicated.
Win More Clients
Today we’re talking about marketing automation with Tim from winmoreclients.com.au
● So what sort of business is best to be using marketing automation?
Any business with relationships can benefit from automation.
● people in business are saying I’ve got to get online. What have you been doing for the last 10 years or five years? If you’re not online? Automation can help with this.
Todays interview is with Anne Mckeown from anne m c k e o w n.com And we’re having a chat about how to cope with change, which is pretty relevant at the moment
●in looking at the conscious and unconscious mind, It is changing even with this time and people have got change going on in their lives all the time. I think we just don’t see it on mass like this usually
● So when I start screaming and yelling and get upset, is that my unconscious or conscious mind?
● Using our senses, so we can use the body to impact the mind. And we can use the mind to impact the body.
● So it’s firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to email me, I actually offer a free 20 minute session for people to find out more.
Todays interview is with Ben from Scribe copywriting and the importance of utilising a professional copywriter. How this can help your SEO, email campaigns and getting more content out and about. Also is writing like a 5th grader a good idea.
● improve your business’s online presence.
● What is the readability scale.
● What is K I S S.
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● www. scribecopywriting.com.au .
Todays interview is with Kathleen from powerupyourmarketing.com and the importance of valuing your offering and to get out and market, especially NOW.
Marketing now is the best thing you could be doing with your time. That is the only thing you should be doing with your time, is getting out there and market yourself. Paint the shopfront!
● Don’t be a generalist. Focus on what you offer.
● value what you’re doing and charging the right amount for what you do.
● Match to the right customer and solve their problem.
I interview allan from Encoreaccounting.com.au who has distiled many of the business support packages, and all the different ways that they work for different types of businesses which has and continues to be a minefield.
● get a job keeper package
● tax free payments up to $100,000
● If you’re a sole trader, you’ll get the 1500 dollars job seeker
We chat with Chantal Gerady, a Facebook strategist who empowers business owners with the skills and strategy to successfully manage their own Facebook profiles to generate an actual result.
● What would be the best industries that you think would suit Facebook differently?
● The importance of a content calender
● Should you be doing Facebook paid ads
Free social media calender
In this final episode with Paul we look at the fast and furious issue of website speed. how important is it and should i improve it?
We continue with Paul and chat about the importance of website maintenance. An important area that frequently gets forgotten once your website goes live.
Paul Batagglia from Digital Junction takes us through some website security tips and and strategies