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Back in the real world of entrepreneurship - thank goodness
It's been a hectic few months and this week has been no different. 

With the weekend upon us, I can safely say that the next few months I am only focused on Marketing Eye, technology development and the people who have already been in the incubator and need my support. It's time to pass on the baton for all the things I have become so passionately involved with, and focus on my own backyard - so to speak.
The big focus on internal marketing is critical to your brand
Shit happens. It's a fact. Business will not always be smooth sailing and believe it or not, it's ok. What we learn from our challenges and mistakes is what makes us stronger and more capable in the future.
The love of my life...
To be in love is the biggest gift of all. The feeling of thinking about someone from the moment you wake up, until you fall asleep at night - there really is nothing better. 
I don't want to die in my office
Jack Ma's speech at the World Economic Forum struck a raw and real note with me. He is more successful than I would ever be even if that was my pursuit in life, but we do have some similarities and that is based on a view of the world we live in and our roles in making it a better place.

Talking to my sister-in-law today, we discussed how I could sell up my home in Melbourne and move to the Fraser Coast and live on the beach in a brand new house, designed by me, for less than $800,000. Imagine that? When you live in the city, you soon realise that $800,000 buys you very little, but in some of the most beautiful places in the world, it brings you a lot. Imagine what I could do with the leftovers. Retire? Do more for the community and causes in which I support? Change people's lives and outcomes? It really is endless. I was born with a brain and it works just as well outside the constraints of business. What if I used it more on a fulltime basis to improve our world? 
Engage customers everywhere, or go nowhere
One of the biggest mistakes any business owner can make is thinking that they are singularly capable of everything; accounting, management, finance, marketing etc.

We see all too commonly, small to medium business owners who think they know marketing. Reality check: just because you own your own business, this doesn’t make you a marketing expert. Its time to take your business to the next level by acting now and investing in both marketing and a comprehensive strategy to strategically and tactically help achieve your business goals in both the short and long term.
10 Reasons Busy People Are Successful
I have never been more busy in my life. I remember 2 years ago feeling completely overwhelmed by having so much on my plate, and feeling as though I was floundering.

I kept on taking on more 'stuff' and it wasn't a case of not being able to say no. I simply wanted to do all the things I was doing and they were important to me. I hired two personal assistants and that worked wonders, except I decided that they were too good to be personal assistants and moved them promptly into other roles.
Set your company up to succeed by failing first
Marketing Eye has been a pioneer of the outsourced marketing department concept. We brought the concept to the forefront some 13 years ago, and have since forged a new market where companies can outsource to one company with no freelancers their entire marketing needs.
Google's $4 million pledge to U.S. Immigration Organisations is petty cash
For the record, I come from an immigrant family, and I still think that even if we were one of the listed countries in which former-President Obama identified, I would respect the 90-Day ban so that a new Government that made a pledge to "Make America Safe Again" can work out their policy on immigration.
The perfect coffee every single time, made by a robot
San Francisco Cafe X has unleashed a robotic coffee making company, guaranteeing people the perfect coffee every single time, just to your liking.
Call for the Federal Government to recognise and acknowledge the importance of Agriculture
Just days before Christmas, farmers throughout Queensland received a final blow. Not only had they endured years of drought, only to see some light at the end of the tunnel, but Chinese whispers had them flocking to the local newsagency to buy a copy of News Limited newspapers, to see if it was true that they were in fact "losing their land and livelihood".

As they read the newspaper advertisement, they considered the fact that they had no pre-warning, no consultation and no consideration - and realised more so than ever, that as a minority they have no power.
What it takes to build a small business globally
As a entrepreneur who has a belief that you should always finish something you start, I am hell-bent on Marketing Eye's global expansion, and the only thing that holds the company back is my ability to travel more often given that I have a dog at home to look after.

Baring this in mind, we expanded to the US, and have done so in a way that we can trial operating remotely and within a management style that is conducive to me getting enough sleep and being present to whatever team I am working with at the time.
The professional services industry can't be blackmailed by fake employee anonymous reviews, and it's infuriating websites that make a living out of encouraging negative reviews and putting them to the top of the pile, and then going to the company and trying to sell "reputation management services".
How will bricks and mortar retailers combat the online shopping boom in Australia?
There’s no denying that online shopping is growing at a rapid pace in Australia – just to give you an idea of the scale, in the 12 months to September 2016 Australians spent an estimated $20.8 billion on retail purchases online. If you’re thinking that’s a lot of shoes you’d be correct. But the good news is that $20.8 billion spent online is the equivalent to around 7% of the traditional bricks and mortar retail sector - so whilst online shopping is growing at a fast pace, it is by no means panic stations for traditional retail stores just yet.

And there are many ways that bricks and mortar retailers can combat the online trend…
The moment you realise that it's time...
The time is nigh. 

Imagine the feeling when you just realise that you have been dragging your feet when you should have been sprinting to the finish line? I feel kind of like that with our European expansion and our reluctance to expand into Asia.
The truth about life in the bosses seat
I've had a phenomenal start to the new year - by choice. 

I chose to look at 2017, literally through a new set of glasses, and with a mindset that begs for change.

Change is a strange word, because it means so many things to people, and rarely does it mean the same from one person to another.

I encapsulate my thoughts on change, by looking at my life and how fortunate I have been, then looking ahead and seeing what purpose I have that underpins my next stage of this incredible journey.
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