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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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Business Coaching and our Washing Machine

We keep on getting asked to explain what this funny thing we call our “Washing Machine” is all about. To explain this better, especially for those that appreciate something a bit more visual, we have created an online video. The washing machine is a little device that we use to explain...

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Are You Part of this Team, You Goose?

I love this video! I have used it a number of times in team building exercises. Show it to your team and gauge the response. Follow this link to watch this inspiring video that was posted on YouTube by WarWear productions. Dean Atkins Small Fish Business Coaching

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The Benefits of Business Coaching

A recent study by the International Coach Federation (ICF) reported that among small business owners, the top six professional and business development areas identified in the study were:   Productivity and effectiveness   Planning   Sales and marketing   Business management   Positioning their firm for the future   Leadership The...

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Why do we work so hard?

Nobody on their death bed said, “I wish I would have spent more time at the office”. (Paraphrased from Heading Home by Paul Tsongas, 1941 to 1977) Why is it you work so hard? Is it because you want to provide a good income and lifestyle for your family and yourself?...

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How to deal with price increases

Like night follows day eventually we all have to put our asking price up … the question when and by how much? Go talk to your accountan and she/he will tell you the best way to get an instant increased in profitability is to put up your price. Small to medium...

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Difference between Focusing on Problems (Challenges) and Focusing on Solutions

The following cases show the difference between focusing on problems (challenges) and focusing on solutions. Case 1 When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn’t work at zero gravity (ink won’t flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it took...

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Business Blog – Metacognition and Peak Performance

Are you aware that human beings are the only species on earth who have the ability to evaluate their thinking? Metacognologists believe that the ability to consciously think about thinking is unique to homosapient species and indeed is one of the definitions of sapience. Metacognition refers to a level of thinking...

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