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The Demise of the Lone Wolf Mentality

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 04 Feb
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In this fast paced business environment the lone wolf mentality does not cut it.  You must be prepared to collaborate in order to expand your intellectual and relationship capital.  You must recruit people who have what you need and engage in lifetime learning to fill the gaps.  Otherwise growth will be severely stymied. Take advantage

How to get the best ROI on your time

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 28 Jan
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Check Your State   If you want to squeeze the most out of every day – to get the very best ROI (return on investment) for your time, then you must maintain a high state of energy and engagement. How’s your state right now?  How are you engaging with the world and all it has

Call Out to Emerging Entrepreneurs

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 12 Jan
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Start-ups can be seriously profitable!   I recently heard a renowned business coach tell an audience of entrepreneurs (infants and toddlers in the life cycle of business) that they need to get real and should not expect to be profitable for up to 6 years, and that business is really hard work often without reward.

Flexibility in the Workplace

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 10 Nov
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A Win-Win Environment   INNOVATE OR BE DISRUPTED Innovation is not just about product and process – it is also about attracting and retaining the best people – and flexibility and virtual offices are just part of the story.  The Chief Innovation Officer’s charter is to thread innovative process through the entire company – to

How to Bring Meaning to Work

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 06 Aug
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Hi Ho, Hi Ho… it’s off to work I go!  With a spring in my step and a sense of purpose!  Or not? What’s work?  How do you bring real meaning to work? When we begin working with people in business – owners and team members – we ask what their passion index is for

Plan NOW for the Retirement you Want!

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 30 Jul
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33% of business owners rely on the sale of their business to fund their retirement.* This is a foreboding statistic and one that we believe is a very conservative number. Our belief is based on what we are seeing in the SME market – many business owners have, somewhat understandably, an exaggerated opinion of what

Massively Improve Productivity with an EOFY Every Month

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 01 Jul
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What a difference a deadline makes! Have you found that during the last month of your financial year there is more focused activity towards meeting annual budgets and KPI’s? What is different?  The end of financial year is just a line in the sand.  But everybody buys into it, don’t they.  It is a deadline

To-Do or Not-To-Do – That is the Question

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 11 Jun
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We are all very aware of action sheets – some see them as the bain of their lives – the source of angst and frustration.  There are many different versions and we have blogged about our version of the action sheet here.  In their simplest form action sheets are a list of things we need

Start the Day with WHY

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 18 May
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Starting the day with WHY works wonders – it wraps context around your action sheet and the myriad of things you have to do. Simon Sinek author of “Start with Why” talks about the power of being able to articulate why you do what you do in business.  Simon explains the Golden Circle concept and

Intentional Imbalance – The Truths & Myths

  • Posted by Judy Reynolds 09 Apr
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At Opening Gates we contend that the concept of work-life balance in its purest form is not a sustainable state of being, yet so many people embark on a constant and frenetic search for it.  A futile search that will leave you with a sense of failure, and with feelings of guilt and stress. Getting