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My First Year in Business

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Success, Happiness and Fulfilment comes in many forms, especially during the process of setting up and launching your own business. For me, these three elements can be summarised by the following: Success - building an income stream that has more th an matched my salary in the co rporate world; with potential to far exceed my hopes and dreams - est...
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Oneness vs Separateness - feeding two of our human needs

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As I watch the news recently, I am reminded of two of humanity's key needs which drive our behaviour, our progress and our growth. Oneness can be characterised as 'bringing things together', 'merging' or 'making one' while Separateness can be characterised as 'separating', 'disconnecting' or 'dividing into pieces'. Both states of being are essentia...
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Life on a Page

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Over the course of more than a decade of business coaching, I have always been inspired and intrigued by the impact of Plan on a Page, a one page document aimed at summarising a company's strategic plan. Verne Harnish, Stephen Lynch and  Results.com all contributed to my own Plan on a Page which can be downloaded from the Resources page o...
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Accessing Intelligence

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I have always been curious about humanity's individual and collective intelligence. I admire Howard Gardner (Multiple Intelligences) and Daniel Goleman (Emotional / Social Intelligence) as authors in this space, and have been inspired to simplify and expand on their models of intelligence. There may be an unlimited number of intelligence domains, g...
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My First 100 Days as an Entrepreneur

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Following 22 years of employment, I recently joined the ranks of the self-employed by launching my own business and personal development coaching practice ( www.chrismillercoaching.co.nz ). The business had been 2 years in development, with the service model, branding and client attraction / retention strategy constant areas of discussion with my c...
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Embracing a New Clifton Strengthsfinder Self-Assessment

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Following 22 years of employment in the corporate world, I recently set up on my own as a Business and Personal Development Coach (ChrisMillerCoaching).

Having taken my Clifton Strengthsfinder assessment over 7 years ago, I was curious to see how self-employment might influence my Clifton Strengthsfinder themes.

My old Top 10 (Dominant Themes) included:

Input, Activator, Woo, Communication, Learner, Positivity, Empathy, Includer, Intellection, Belief

My new Top 13 (Dominant Themes) are:

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Creating Your Dramatic Point of Difference, Blunt Overt Benefit and Real Reason to Believe!

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One of my marketing heroes, Doug Hall, wrote two fantastic books entitled 'Jumpstart Your Business Brain' and 'Jumpstart Your Marketing Brain'. I love Doug's work because it is fundamentally based on evidence, but yet his theories and marketing models also appeal to my imagination and intuition.

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Thriving Through Living Your Values

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What do you truly care about most?  How do you decide whether to 'invest' in success, happiness or fulfilment?  What 'rules' do you use to make important life and career decisions? Most of humanity is wandering the earth with the capacity to define or create their Purpose and Values, yet very few individuals have taken the time to do so. ...
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Searching, Discovering and Creating My Purpose

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10 years ago, my family and I immigrated from Scotland to New Zealand in the hopes of experiencing a new adventure, meeting new friends, and building a life we could be proud of. We have accomplished all of that and more, with the unintended side effect of searching, discovering and creating my Purpose along the way.

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Building Excellence Through Great Leadership and Management

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​ Leadership and Management are often mistaken as identical skills or talents. Either that or leadership is viewed as a 'superior skill' to management, based on little foundation whatsoever. ​ I would advocate that great organisations are built on the excellence of both great leadership and great management, and a recognition that these are separat...
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