Why now is the perfect time to start your own consultancy business?

“You’ve spent most of your working life building up an impressive range of skills. You’ve got a broad knowledge base in your area of expertise and some quite specific or niche skills. Now you feel an increasing urge to do something different because you don’t want to stay in that sort of environment for the rest of your life.

Maybe you’ve earned a professional degree, but the regular job opportunities are limited due to reduced budgets or your personal situation, such as having a young family.

Or, maybe, you are passionate about a specific area, like organisational psychology, or planning events and you want to use your talents to help others, but you can’t find a role that ticks all your boxes.

So, what do you do?”

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9 top tips for finding your online business niche

Are you looking for a sideline business to bring in extra income or maybe one you can develop to replace your current job? If so, the online world is full of opportunities waiting for you. But, how do you know where to start? We all have some things we can either create for others or teach to others. Don’t worry if you are not a recognised ‘expert’ in any field, we’ll share some tips to help you move past that below. For now, just consider the big picture.

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Now I'm grown up, what do I want to be?

Do you ever feel that you should have figured out what you are supposed to be by now?

Maybe you are in a job that you enjoy (or maybe not), but even so, you feel as though there is something more that you are meant to do to before you can truly feel fulfilled. The problem is that you have no idea what that ‘something’ is. Sound familiar?

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How to cope with situations you can’t change and change those you can

This simple serenity prayer is known throughout the world and resonates with people of different religions as well as those with no religion. It is believed to have been written by Reinhold Niebuhr, a famous Protestant theologian, and was adopted by the Alcoholics Anonymous organisation in the 1940’s.It’s a great reminder that we always have choices in any situation, including the choice to accept things as they are.

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The secret tool great leaders use to stay sane

When Rachael Robertson was appointed as the second female to lead the Australian expedition to Davis Station, Antarctica for a year, she turned to the first female leader, Diane Patterson, for advice. The best tip Rachael received was not one she’d expected. Diane suggested she keep a journal as a way of looking after herself, but Rachael wasn’t convinced at first. She doubted she’d have time to do anything that seemed so indulgent when she’d be in charge of over 100 people in summer and 18 people.....

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4 top tips for enhancing workplace motivation

Do you know what motivates the people in your workplace to perform at their best? Are you happy with the general level of motivation and performance? As a leader, getting the best out of the people in your team can be a challenge. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the people in your organisation always perform poorly or that morale is low. It may just mean that performance levels are generally good, but you have a feeling that there is something preventing them from being great..... 

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Why it’s important to talk about our mental health

Why is it that many of us find it so hard to talk about our health? After all, not of us have perfect bodies and we do suffer illnesses or injuries from time to time. We also suffer from mental and emotional health issues such as stress, anxiety or relationship problems. While none of these are ideal, they are part of life. So, why the taboo?

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How to discover your life’s purpose

If I asked you what your purpose in life is, what drives you, would you know the answer?

Don’t worry, you are not going to lose points if you say, “I don’t know”. You won’t be the only one either.

It’s important to note that knowing your purpose in life is not the same as knowing the career you want (although the two may overlap).

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Scott Harris - Deliberate intention

For more than 20 years Scott Harris has been coaching, mentoring & speaking to individuals, businesses & large audiences to help them create great success; financially, physically & emotionally.

Having dedicated his entire adult life to growth, change, and inspiration, Scott now delivers profound powerful training, coaching & mentoring programs around the world to facilitate life-changing positive...

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Elaine Bensted - Follow your passion

Elaine Bensted is Chief Executive, Zoos South Australia commencing 3rd September 2012.  Since being in the role Elaine has led an improvement in the financial position of this conservation charity and an increase in Zoos SA membership base from 26,000 to over 43,000.  She also led the work that culminated in the release of a 20 year Master Plan for both Adelaide and Monarto Zoos in early 2015...

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Martine Letts - Changing the future outlook

Martine is an experienced executive within non-profit and international policy sectors, providing high-level expertise in public policy development, formulation and promotion both in Australia and internationally.

Martine joined the Committee in March 2016, after serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Australia.... 

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#51 Dave Malcolm - Marley Spoon Australia Co-founder - Recipe for success

Episode 51  - Recipe for success

Dave is a  senior international executive and entrepreneur with a proven track record in global brand, digital & product marketing, brand communications and management. 
A thought leader, passionate about all aspects of integrated marketing, digital and social innovation and the application of emerging technologies in nurturing and growing brands.

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Why we need to reignite our curiosity

oung children are curious about everything. They have no preconceived notions of fear or failure. There are no limits on how much they need to know about things. Everything is new so they just take it all in and explore how things connect with each other.

At this stage, learning is entirely intrinsically motivated. As we grow we are encouraged to learn specific things receive external motivations to do so. These could be in the form of awards, assessment scores or promotions, for example. We slowly lose the ability or desire to learn things based on our own interests or curiosity.

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Looking to the stars to explore the future

We’ve always been fascinated by the stars and the infinite possibilities of space.

Since we first walked this earth, we’ve used mythology, astrology, religion, and the arts to study the stars and learn more about ourselves and our place in the universe. Even today, space themes continue to be popular in art forms such as the movies, literature, and music.

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#49 Tom Mullally - Wage freedom

Episode 49 - Wage freedom

Wage Freedom isn’t about getting by. It’s about the good life—as defined by you—and how to get there.  It was great to be back in Bali interviewing Tom Mullaly for the second time here on The Mentor List.  If you haven't listened to our first interview with Tom you can catch it here www.mentorlist.com.au/tom....

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25 business ideas for women: Top tips for female entrepreneurs

Australian women are increasingly becoming self-employed and, for many, it’s not something they planned. One of the biggest motivators is the lack of affordable child care. Fees can often equal, or even exceed, their potential take home pay. Another factor is the need for flexible work hours to accommodate school pick-ups or to spend more quality time with their children.

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#48 Brooke Miller - Back yourself

Episode 48 - Back yourself

Brooke Miller is BP’s VP Sales & Marketing Australia, leading the company’s retail business in a highly competitive fuels market. Brooke is focused on delivering a high quality, differentiated offer at 1,400 BP-branded sites and successful partnerships with some of Australia’s largest commercial customers.

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How schools of today can meet the workforce needs of tomorrow

One of the biggest dilemmas for schools has always been how to best equip their students to function effectively in changing work environment? With the digital age and the fourth industrial revolution already happening all around us, this issue is more important than ever.

In her recent interview on The Mentor List, Jan Owen, CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians ...

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