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Short videos that help you begin making changes in your business and let you get a feel for what you'll be working on in the Tradies Toolbox Coaching Program.

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What Really Differentiates Us From Our Competition?

After talking to many business owners from varying industries about what is unique about their business – it nearly always comes down to them. That is because the business revolves around them. This is not always a good thing because it means that they are tied to the business and can...

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Fishing Mirror

A fisherman from the city was out fishing on a lake in a small boat. He noticed another man in a small boat open his tackle box and take out a mirror. Being curious, the man rowed over and asked, “What is the mirror for?” “That’s my secret way to catch...

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Name Dropper… Read On

Hello in the blogosphere…Cooee can anyone hear me? Oh and while you’re at it can anyone get HAL to open the pod bay doors? I hear knocking. Reference for Gen X, Y, and Z Recently I was sweating away on the Vision Personal Trainers treadmill and “pondering” – as you do...

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More Press for the Fish

We’re in the press again. Journalist Billy Adams, of the Sydney Morning Herald, interviewed Jon Dale about the problems that face small business owners and what they could and should be doing about them. Read the article here. Interestingly, Billy made contact after a Google search for business coaches brought up...

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Media Training

I had the pleasure of seeing Joel Roberts speak a few weeks ago in Brisbane, Australia. Joel has had a 20 year career as a talk show host in the competitive market place of Los Angeles. Joel now shares his knowledge of how to engage in stimulating conversation that will captivate...

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Systems and Processes

Anyone who has looked at coaching will know that we stress that systems and processes should be put in place. This helps the business run more efficiently and to free business owners from having to be there day in and day out. The most successful businesses spend a lot of time...

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Help! I Have A Pea Stuck Up My Nose!

Yes, this actually happened. I once had a staff member shove a pea up his nose. While this was incredibly funny to me, it was not to him. He was convinced the pea would be sucked up into his brain causing him some sort of permanent damage. Now, I am no...

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