Monthly Update September 2019

Maybe I should be writing October’s already? (You can read last month’s update here; next month’s here.) Family If you’re just joining in, my beautiful wife and I took our (then) 4 month old daughter ‘on the road’ in August. She spent the whole of September outside of Australia, turning 6 months old on the…

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Are You Failing by Doing the Right Thing? [ARCHIVE]

Originally published on the Shirlaws Business Coaching Blog, 2007-2010. I’m a big fan of the TV show House (that’s House M.D. for my US cousins). There was a great line on the show a few weeks ago, surprisingly not directed at the main character, about the difference between “saving patient lives” and “doing the right thing”. In other words, sometimes in a…

Monthly Update August 2019

Welcome to August’s monthly update, a month in which we visited 7 countries as a working, travelling, family. How did we survive? (You can read last month’s update here; And next month’s update here.) Family July was a taster, but August was when we took this show on the road. Flash has her first long…

The #3Drifters Grand Tour

DATELINE: Santorini, Greece I’m writing this post from the Cycladian island of Santorini, sitting on a balcony where I can see the bottomless blue Agean Sea on both sides of this narrow land and admiring the volcano which is slowly reforming in the middle of the caldera. The eruption that tore apart this island around…

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Who's Your Business Geek? [ARCHIVE]

Originally published on the Shirlaws Business Coaching Blog, 2007-2010 . You’ve employed a CTO. There’s a dedicated IT function, and better still an outsourced IT team on contract to provide regular maintenance and proactive support. But have you got a Business Geek you can talk to? If the answer is ‘No’, you’re probably already asking…

The 20 Best Business Coaches in Brisbane Australia 2019/20

A comprehensive introduction to the 20 Best Business Coaches in Brisbane Australia by International Business Coach Jacob Aldridge

Monthly Update July 2019

Dateline: Amsterdam With all the good intent to publish these monthly updates asap at the start of each new month … well, you’ll excuse me if life, clients, and invoicing often take priority. Still, I appreciate you reading them and your feedback. Last month’s post is here; next month’s will be here. Family It’s going…

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Top 3 Lessons from NSA: Influence 2019

Immediately scales fell from my eyes, and I could see… Growing up, my father proffered plenty of advice, some of it actually useful. The most valuable suggestion he ever gave me was simple: You are who you hang with. I suppose it’s a corollary of the aphorism that each person is an average of the…

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Spark – The Introduction Post [ARCHIVE]

Originally published on the Shirlaws Business Coaching Blog, 2007-2010. Spark, n. a momentary flash of light, merriment expressed by a brightness, a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger.  Welcome, to a global audience from Queensland, Australia, and welcome to what is my first foray into the business blogosphere. I’m tempted,…