Category Archives: Thought process

14 Ways to Create The No#1 Meetup In Your City – Our Interview

Last week, Karina & I were interviewed by the hugely successful personal development site, Addicted2Success. The topic was around how we have built our meetup group, The Entrepreneur Club up to near 7000 members now in 3.5 years. Click on the picture below to view the article and hear out 14 tips for building the no#1 meetup in your city! Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 4.11.49 pm

Ignore the naysayers.


Naysayers, Haters, ¬†Critics & Trolls. They are everywhere. Some do it intentionally and some not so much. Either way, a learning curve I have had is that most people really don’t know what they are talking about. People often give advice on subjects they only have opinions on which, funnily enough have been formed from hearing others opinions. Unfortunately, I have seen so many people get discouraged and even quit on what they really want out of life because they listened to a naysayer. In Australia we are rife with tall poppy syndrome. Karina and I are anti tall poppy. If you look at the picture below, you will see Myspace’s Tom Anderson posting about something on twitter and a troll with an opinion decides to bring him down. The response is priceless but what I hope to highlight is that most people have no idea what they are talking about. If you have a mentor, plug into them. If you don’t, find one. If you have friends that don’t support your dream, rethink your friends. Life is too short to listen to naysayers.

Facing fear

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Over the past 18 months something Karina and I have observed over and over again is people who come within inches of the fears that are holding them back in life however they stop and regress because they perceive that the temporary pain will be to much and too uncomfortable to handle. Every person, whether they like it or not have fears, defects and shortcomings that they need to address if they want to perform in life. 2 years ago, I was riddled with the fear of rejection from women when expanding our business team. So much that it came to a point that I would not contact them and would pass their cards to my wife. After having no success and failing to get any traction due to the lack of business with women, my wife and I had the discussion around my fear. I made the decision to man up and although it was desperately uncomfortable at the time calling them, our business team now is thriving because we have strong women at the helm. One of my favourite business leaders Larry Winters points out that “Your greatest struggle will be your greatest victory” which is so accurate in this situation. Now I know that this will not be my last struggle nor victory however I think it needs to be pointed out that if you want to go to the next level in your life, you need to man up and stop being tormented by the shackles of what you percieve others to think of you. That strategy will always lead to failure. Lets man up and face some of our stuff.

Creating a sense of Urgency



Living in Australia where people are notorious for their laid back attitudes and approach to life, it has been an interesting experience over the last 2 years of talking to people about the idea of getting into business for themselves and having a crack at creating a better quality of life for themselves. Since working inside a business structure where performance = results, it has been fascinating to see what gets people to step up and alternatively, what causes them to drop off. One of the clearest ways I have seen this in action comes down to one thing and one thing only. Whether or not someone has a sense of urgency about achieving their goal. Personally, this is something I have to work on every day to drive myself forward. Clarity and a sense of urgency. Without these things I can easily watch 3 weeks, 4 weeks and even months slip by without running for a goal. Procastination creeps in and BANG, it’s January 2015 and I am kicking myself. Not anymore. This changed once urgency entered the game One of the best ways to create a sense of urgency is to think of the consequences of doing nothing. If nothing changes, nothing changes.