The power of the pause

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Great communicators have an impact, but often their impact isn’t just about what they say, it’s about how they say it. They know when to talk, and when not to talk. That is, they know when to pause and how to use silence. The pause is powerful, and yet it’s often overlooked or misused. If […]

News Ltd: How side-hustlers are making the most of online businesses ideas during COVID-19 lockdown

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In this article for News Ltd, Michelle was invited to offer her thoughts about how side hustles can turn a profit for you during the COVID-19 lockdown. Michelle Gibbings said most side hustles had an online element and entrepreneurs should ensure what they offered was in demand as “there may not be a market there”. […]

News Ltd Money HQ: Use downtime to upskill

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Michelle was interviewed for this article that featured in News Ltd’s Money HQ section. Michelle explains why now is the time to upskill, during this downtime caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. MILLIONS of Australians will be rushing to sign up to the Federal Government’ s wage subsidy scheme but experts say now is also the […]

Ten tips for finding your way forward

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It’s been an eventful start to 2020, and no doubt there’s more to come. Navigating your way through the increasing complexity and finding ways to rise and stay strong when things don’t go your way is critical. There is much in life we can’t predict and control, but there is also much in life we […]

When time goes too fast

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All around me people are commenting about how fast the year has gone with the wondering ‘What happened to February?’. Of course, we all logically know that time can’t go faster; it just feels like it is going faster. A friend once suggested that this was due to age. Her logic being that when you […]

When are your team members at their best?

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Making progress and having success requires effort, and it’s even harder to achieve if you’re trying to get there not using your strengths. It’s easy for us to get sucked into focusing on what we’re not good at. By doing this we give attention to the negatives which hold us back, rather than focusing on what […]

Want to be heard? Hear others first

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Ever wondered how many words the average person speaks a day?  Turns out it’s around 16000 for women, and 15500 for men. Curiously, there’s no research on how much of what we say is listened to or heard by the person or people it’s intended for. Research on this topic would be interesting because as […]

Domain: Seven ways to turbocharge your real estate career

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Getting real satisfaction from your career means learning the skills and know-how to let you love what you do. Kate Jones from Domain wrote an insightful article discussing seven steps that will help turbocharge your career. I shared my personal experience and knowledge throughout the article. — Getting real satisfaction from your job means learning […]

Your seven step guide to a personal skills audit

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Happy New Year! The start of the new year is often a time of reflection and decision making.  People reflect on the past year, and make decisions about their priorities for the year ahead. I always find it incredibly energising.  Hopefully you’ve taken some time out to rest and recharge, and think about the opportunities […]