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Why confidence is key to getting anything off the ground

If you don't believe in it, why do it? 

I had breakfast with 'the devil's advocate' this morning. A dear friend who always asks a lot of questions and is possibly so seasoned that instead of having a glass half full when a new idea or business starts, he spends a little too much time in focusing on what won't work.
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Why we are re-inventing Marketing Eye

You may have read that robots will not replace marketers - and I am going to tell you now, in this blog, that largely they will. Marketing as a profession will change in the next 12 month to 2 years so dramatically, that everyone will need to re-invent themselves and companies that are still selling the same old marketing skill set, will find that they no longer have a business.
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When your marketing effort means whether your business survives or not

The amount of times people ring Marketing Eye to talk about their marketing efforts, and they have literally left it to the last minute, I cannot count. It actually happens on a daily basis. Leaving your business' destiny in the hands of a marketing company (or any company) that doesn't know your product and service as intimately as you, and has no data science on what you have done previously from a marketing perspective is simply crazy.
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There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

After relaying my 'two days from hell' to a confidante, who had an interesting reply, I realised the reality of my world. 

To put it in context, I replied to a text message with: "Life has to have challenges and your feelings have to be hurt to be alive. I wouldn't change a thing."
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My disastrous trip to Brisbane

I'm a Queenslander through and through. Well, kind of. I am from an immigrant family who settled in Queensland, and even though I haven't lived there for 15 years, it is still a place I call home.

Marketing Eye began its journey about 13 years ago, and since then, we have built the business, as a team, into different States and Countries, which has been incredibly exciting. Who doesn't want to fly to New York for a business trip, or to Amsterdam? Even places like Atlanta and Los Angeles have their benefits. I certainly have a few perks up my sleeve from the many miles I travel, but it's not all glamour - and that is something most frequent travellers can attest to. In fact, there is little glamour other than what you see on Instagram and Facebook, and a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. A reality few of us a willing to admit let alone share.
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Why you are fearless and you don't even know it

When you decided to apply for your first job, you knew that there was a chance that your potential employer may not a) like you b) think you have the right skills c) consider you as a candidate d) work out what you bring to the table.

Most probably, you pondered one of these things or all of them before you went to your first interview. It may have created some nerves, or made you anxious. Perhaps, you did the opposite, and sounded overly confident and a tad cocky, when in fact  you were shaking in your boots.
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4 Women that are shaking up entrepreneurship

When I think about women entrepreneurs today, I realise just how much entrepreneurship is changing and why women entrepreneurs of yesterday-year need to adapt.

There are 4 women entrepreneurs that stand out from the crowd and really are shaking up the way people view women entrepreneurs in Australia.
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Perspective is a beautiful thing

You can't be everything to everyone. It's impossible to excel at every part of your life all at the same time. The more you put into anything whether it's a relationship, hobby or work, the more you get out of it. Kindness is all you have at the end of the day. Nothing sticks if you just continue to be kind, and rise above any noise around you.
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3 Myths every entrepreneur needs to know about employee motivators

If you are anything like me, you have read every book possible on how to motivate employees to be high performers. It constantly changes according to what you read and there is no rule of thumb that works for all employees. Each time you read a book or blog that espouses to have the secret sauce, you find that there are some underlying issues that the company they are talking about may have.
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Why building your database through LinkedIn is important

When I first joined LinkedIn many years ago, I was reluctant. The only reason I joined was because the person requesting me to join was a guy in YPO organisation that I respected, and I thought I should say yes. It was long before everyone else got on board, and I didn't see the relevance as I was a business owner - but something said to me that it would play a big role in the future of marketing.
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