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READING LIST Kerwin's RECOMMENDED BOOKSAcclaimed first business book on the powerful, simple yet subtle approach to positive change in people, teams and organisations. Used around the world by a wide range of people, professions and organisations, the first edition has now sold nearly 10,000 copies and been translated into 7 languages.Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. In this provocative and persuasive new book, he...

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How to find your purpose in life
How to find your purpose in life

I believe your purpose in life is to find your purpose because when you do, it all falls into place. You lose track of time and space, you feel fulfilled, and you feel a sense of peace and joy that’s almost indescribable. It’s a common scenario, being in a job you hate but the money is too good to quit.  I’ve been involved in a lot of businesses over the years (especially in my earlier years) where I was making millions, but I felt like there was this massive void inside me and I couldn’t put...

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Self-care and staying sane in isolation
Self-care and staying sane in isolation

If you’re feeling anxious, panicked, sad, or overwhelmed – I guarantee that you’re not alone. There’s no denying we’re in a very turbulent situation with the state of things. But, whether you’re working from home or spending more time inside than usual, it’s never been more important to look after your physical and mental health. I sat down with Dr. Jodie Lowinger of the Sydney Anxiety Clinic to chat about what we can do to take care of ourselves. What to do and what NOT to do “This is quite a...

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Business & Marketing
Is direct response marketing dead?
Is direct response marketing dead?

One of my very first jobs was as a direct response copywriter, doing TV, radio and newspaper ads designed to close sales. I used to spend hours pouring over the yellow pages. I’d sit down with a nice hot cuppa, and flick through the yellow pages, circling what worked, what didn’t, what caught my attention, what fell flat. Direct response used to be the foundations of advertising – like bad perms, scrunchies, and double denim, everyone was doing it. But marketers everywhere are realising direct...

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The horrific cost of covid and what this means for business
The horrific cost of covid and what this means for business

With the Coronavirus causing catastrophic effects on the global economy, businesses need to take urgent action if they’re going to make it through this turbulent and volatile time. Will the economy hold up is yet to be seen but what we do know is every single business owner must be prepared for the potential devastation that could arrive if things turn south. There’s a lot at play here. While others aren’t worrying about warning signs in the economy, it’s important to take note of the massive...

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Your five-phase coronavirus contingency plan for small business
Your five-phase coronavirus contingency plan for small business

For seven or eight years now, I have been banging on about the importance of having a contingency plan in case of a global emergency. Planning is always crucial but planning for the unexpected is often the difference between who stays in business and who gets left behind. If you don’t have a contingency plan and you’re shitting bricks, take a deep breath and let me show you in five simple steps how to get your shit together and get through this. Let me start by saying, this is the greatest...

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Leadership & Productivity
Here’s why sleep should be your focus in 2020
Here’s why sleep should be your focus in 2020

We all know sleep is important, but sometimes it’s hard to get a full eight hours every night. As a business owner and single dad, I get it. There’s not enough hours in the day, and we end up burning the midnight oil just to get sh*t done. But when I sat down with sleep scientist Dr. Carmel Harrington, she revealed some shocking facts about sleep deprivation and how it could be affecting you without you realising. So, here’s what you need to know about sleep and how to get more. Why is sleep...

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What is a flow state and how can you find yours?
What is a flow state and how can you find yours?

Have you ever been so in the zone, that you focus on your work and suddenly re-emerge hours later like, “What year is it? How did I just manage to bust out 20 pages of writing?” That’s when you know you’re in a flow state. It’s a magical place to be in, but sometimes we struggle to get there. But what if I could give you some handy hints to drop into flow state whenever you need to? Interested? Yes? Keep reading. Find your values, find your flow When you’re in that flow state, it’s because...

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Sleep expert tells: napping is the ultimate performance hack
Sleep expert tells: napping is the ultimate performance hack

If you hit the afternoon slump feeling tired and sluggish, you’re not alone. Come 3pm, it’s common to rely on coffees and sugary snacks to perk back up and carry on with the working day. However, sleep specialist Dr. Carmel Harrington is encouraging people to opt for an afternoon nap to combat fatigue. Many cultures swear by a siesta, and once you see the science, it’s easy to understand why. So if you want to stay focused and energised throughout the day, check out how to nap like a pro. But...

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Mindset

5 steps to emotional regulation

Kerwin Rae

Whoever coined the phrase ‘emotional rollercoaster’ was bang on. You strap yourself in for the ride of your life, all excited, trying not to piss your pants…

Productivity

How to manage your time more effectively

Kerwin Rae

Nothing kills productivity quite like poor time management and procrastination.

Mindset

How is the reptilian brain affecting your relationships, family, and business

Kerwin Rae

Don’t freak out, but I’m here to tell you you’ve got a reptilian brain. No, I’m not confirming any lizard-people conspiracies.

Business

How to create tension to close sales

Kerwin Rae

I love sales, but sales has gotten a bad rap in recent years. Everyone’s experienced some pushy salesman, felt manipulated, or had some product forced on them they don’t need or want.

Business

The 11 things that could kill your workplace culture

Kerwin Rae

A workplace with a bad culture has a big problem. Yeah, it feels bad and sucks to be around, I get that. But it can also seriously affect your productivity, profitability, and of course, your reputation.