We are thrilled to share more exciting news with our wonderful community. Qt and Dr Vesna Grubacevic just received two more global awards:
Qt was named the 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winner “Australia – Strategic Business Advisory Company of the Year”
Dr Vesna was named the 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winner “Australia – Gamechanger of the Year"
Jake Robson, Group Editor of the ACQ5 notes that “the 12th Annual ACQ5 Global Awards honour the leading deal teams, firms and professionals whose activities set the standard for our markets. This year, companies and individuals, representing every major market in the world, became finalists for the awards.”
ACQ5 Global Awards cover global categories, best-in-class awards in all regions in over 100 countries around the world. Robson continues, “the 2017 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best of breed in all industry sectors and have earned these honours by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists.” Award winners are chosen by their readership and a record-breaking 83,121 nominations were received this year.
“Voters were encouraged to base their decisions on addressing professionalism: experience, value for money & responsiveness in order for ACQ to derive a numerical rating from 1 – 5. In that sense, this poll should be considered a reflection of how professionals view any practice, individual or related sector supplier in terms of overall quality of service. Only nominees receiving an average 4-star rating or above achieved a short-list status.”
Congratulations to all the other award winners and a very grateful thank you to all our wonderful clients, Qt team, network of colleagues and ACQ team and the readers/voters for this honour. Your incredible support drives us to continue to excel in supporting you.
I am incredibly excited to let you know that I am the co-author of the new book, Game Changers: Innovation in Business. Game Changers: Innovation in Business showcases excellence in innovation across a range of ground-breaking products and services. The thought leaders profiled in this book have successfully managed to enter new markets faster and deeper by viewing gaps in the market as an opportunity to satisfy customer needs as well as accelerate top line revenue growth. Game Changers: Innovation in Business tells the inspiring real-life stories behind business, product, technology and service innovations while recognising the often-unsung experts who help shape them.
I am thrilled and honoured to be among the 18 thought leaders and entrepreneurs profiled in this book. My chapter “How to Master the Innovation Mindset” outlinesthe mindset and behavioural changes that you and your team can make to fast track your ideas, innovations and business growth. At Qt, we embody this mindset and behaviours, which have also helped us to help our clients and ourselves to innovate, and win innovation and other awards.
The 2017 Australian Enterprise Awards recognise and reward the outstanding accomplishments made by those businesses that are changing the game in their respected industry with their innovative thinking. This award recognises Qt’s performance over the past 12 months and our commitment to innovation, and our innovative techniques and programs.
A big thank you to all our wonderful clients, Qt team, network of colleagues and the award industry partners and judges for this honour – this exciting award is only possible because of your incredible support. With gratitude…
Do you feel frustrated and wish you could grow your business faster? Is self-sabotage preventing you from securing enough clients, income and business opportunities? Would you like to master the mindset and skills for greater motivation, confidence, goal achievement and business success?
Enjoy watching the video below and discover how one of our highly successful clients mastered his mindset and skills to grow his business, and is now helping even more people to live financially independent and happier lives.
For more tips on developing the mindset and skills to successfully grow your business:
Get What You Want with Confidence … in the Bedroom!
Get What You Want with Confidence … in the Bedroom!
Effectively initiating romance, doing things differently and communicating your desires all requires self-assurance. Here is how..
I was recently asked to share my confidence tips for the fabulous Fashion Weekly’s Winter issue. You can read the full article “Get What You Want. Lacking Confidence in the Bedroom?” on pages 92-93 in the magazine’s 50th birthday celebration issue out now. The UKs number 1 Reality Star, Charlotte Crosby graces the cover of this inspiration packed issue.
For more support on how to have even more confidence to ask for what you really want, both in your personal and professional relationships:
Do you overanalyse information, question or second guess your decisions? Does this cause you to miss out on opportunities or keep you stuck in your career/business or life?
Some people are very analytical and need to thoroughly understand information and the consequences before they make a decision or embark on something new.
There is a place for analysis – it is a great trait to have as it helps make conscious decisions and choices. On the other hand, other people do insufficient analysis and this can lead them to make decisions which they regret later or which have significant negative consequences.
A Time and a Place
There is a time and a place for analysis. Analysis, calculation, weighing up options, understanding consequences and reading information is all the role of your conscious mind. Your analytical brain loves to do this – it needs to make sense out of things. Yet, if we get stuck in analysis by paralysis we end up with inaction. We can get overwhelmed, we can start to worry or get afraid, we can put off taking action, think that it is all too hard, we can talk ourselves out of things, question or second guess ourselves.
Inaction or regret?
The end result is either inaction or regret. Inaction means that nothing changes; there is no movement or inertia. You remain stuck where you are – in your comfort zone of perceived safety. And it is only a perception. After all, how safe is it to keep doing the same thing, not learning new skills, not growing as a professional and stopping yourself from being as successful as you want to be? How soon will this perceived safe strategy make you, your skills and your career/business obsolete?
Regret is a result of decisions and choices which are made out of fear and second guessing. Instead of following our instinct as to what is right for us, we override it with too much overthinking.
If you truly wish to be even more successful and model highly successful business people, use their strategy for success. One of their key traits is trusting themselves and their decisions. Yes, they do gather the information and facts they need to make a decision. Then once they do have that information, they trust their instinct to make a decision that is right for them, and quickly.
Stopping the Overanalysis
To move from inaction to action, you need to identify and address the emotions, insecurities and self doubts causing the overanalysis and, therefore, the inaction:
do you fear making the wrong decision?
are you afraid of failure, success or rejection?
do you believe that you are not good enough or worthy?
is anxiety or worry keeping you stuck?
To avoid making regretted decisions, never make a decision or choice from fear, uncertainty, self doubt or scarcity. The worst and most regretted decisions are made from these negative frames of mind.
Trusting yourself is the key to making decisions with which you are happy and that are right for you. To fully trust yourself you need to be free from your fears, self doubts and insecurities. Once you are, you have the clarity, self belief and confidence to back yourself 100%, you follow through on action and achieve success far more easily.
Are you stuck in overanalyis and inaction? Or are you trusting yourself to take action towards a more successful career/business, relationship and life?
How often do you feel disappointed or let down by other people? Are you underachieving on your personal and professional goals and targets? Do you find it easy to bounce back from disappointment or do you stay stuck?
After working with hundreds of clients who have struggled with dealing with disappointment, I thought some of our readers may also benefit from the tips below to more effectively deal with disappointment.
Disappointment is an emotion that we feel when our hopes or expectations are unfulfilled, or when we feel let down by other people or situations. If you find yourself feeling disappointed, check your expectations!
Setting Yourself Up
Be careful of your expectations of yourself. Are your expectations of yourself realistic, unrealistic or overly perfectionistic? Think about the following to gauge whether you are setting yourself up for success and delight with realistic expectations; or for failure and disappointment with unrealistic or overly perfectionistic expectations:
Have you previously been able to achieve the success/goal you desire?
Do you know of someone else who has achieved the success/goal you desire?
Can you imagine yourself achieving the success/goal you desire?
Do you have the skills and competence to achieve the success/goal you desire?
Do you have access to resources or help from others so that you can achieve the success/goal you desire?
Do you have the confidence to take the action to achieve the success/goal you desire?
Do you believe that you can achieve the success/goal you desire?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions and you are doing nothing about these, you are setting yourself up for failure and disappointment. On the other hand, if you answered “yes” to some of these questions and you are taking action towards them, you are being realistic and working towards success and will therefore be delighted!
Setting Other People Up
In addition to setting yourself up you may also be setting other people up to disappoint you – think about how you may be doing this:
Do you lack trust in people?
Do you expect more from other people than yourself?
Do you have expectations of others which are unrealistic of them and their abilities?
Do you assume other people know what you want or do you expect them to read your mind?
Do you judge other people?
Do you focus too much on controlling what other people do or say?
Do you find it difficult to communicate your needs and wants effectively?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, it is important that you identify and address any beliefs around these so that you can change those patterns. Just as our beliefs about ourselves can set ourselves up to fail, so can our beliefs about other people.
Let Go of Past Disappointments
It is OK to feel disappointed if something does not go according to plan. Disappointment is an emotion which is appropriate for us to feel in those situations. The real question is do you overreact in those situations or are you still dwelling on them? If you dwell on past disappointment, fear more disappointment to come and leave these unaddressed, you may be setting yourself up for more disappointment to come. This may subconsciously affect your behaviour and create more disappointments now and in the future. Therefore, it is critical that you stop this pattern once and for all deal with the past disappointment.
Equally important is that you learn from past disappointment so you avoid repeating the same behaviours and interactions with people and situations. By learning from past disappointment and letting it go, you will more easily bounce back from any challenge that may arise, rather than wallow in it.
How to Transform Disappointment into Delight!
Here are five steps to help you to transform disappointment into delight:
1. Let go of past disappointment so you avoid creating the same self-fulfilling prophesy through your behaviour 2. Have and set realistic personal and professional goals and targets so you achieve them – the first set of questions above will help you with a reality check 3. Let go of expectations of other people by focusing on yourself and your own behaviour – the second set of questions above will assist you 4. Take action towards your goals and enjoy the delight in achieving them! 5. Help yourself to some free NLP resources to assist you with more tips on achieving the success you desire, and ask me any questions below or email me for confidential support.
WHO notes that “Depression can be prevented and treated….Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.”
When we go through significant experiences in life eg. relationship break up, financial problems, a business failure, retrenchment, loss of a loved one, accidents, injuries, illnesses, etc, some people cope with these events well, while others find it difficult to cope and can become depressed by these circumstances. They may lose motivation, confidence, self-esteem, focus and energy and may get caught up in the emotions and self doubts around these events.
If you think someone you know may be experiencing depression or you would like to assist them to more effectively deal with any significant life experience and prevent depression:
offer them support by taking the time to listen to them
suggest that they speak with a professional – there are plenty of professionals available to help as am I to further support them. I am happy to also recommend professionals in my network to people who require additional specialist help.
Are you tired of settling for less than what you really want in your career, relationships and life? Do you yearn for challenge and stimulation yet your career, relationships and life are boring or unfulfilling?
Are You Satisfied with Mediocre?
A mediocre career, relationship or life is one that is average. It isn’t great and it isn’t bad, it is just average. The real question is are you truly satisfied with mediocrity?
If the honest answer is yes, and you are happy to keep living a mediocre existence, then other people need to respect that. If on the other hand, you are not happy with a mediocre existence, then you need to be ready to do something about it in order for you to live a happier life.
Stuck in Mediocrity
Your values and beliefs determine what you settle for and what you strive for in your career, relationship and life. For example, if you have a belief that you are not good enough or that you do not deserve to have what you want, for as long as you hold onto those beliefs, they will keep you stuck in mediocrity. Likewise, if it is not important for you to improve your current situation, then keeping your values unchanged will also keep you stuck in mediocrity.
The people and environment in which you surround yourself consistently can also keep you stuck in mediocrity. For example:
are you constantly surrounded by negative people who “rain on other people’s parade” when those people succeed?
do you work for an organisation that disempowers their employees rather than helps them to grow and excel?
are you constantly listening to, reading and watching negativity that reinforces your own internal negative self talk and limiting beliefs?
do your family and friends also settle for mediocrity based on their own values and beliefs?
are you always settling for easy options in your career, relationship or life, which then keep you in your comfort zone and unfulfilled?
Bystander or Go-getter - Which are you?
In our career, relationship and life we can either be:
a bystander and watch life pass us by or even live our life through other people’s life experiences instead of our own; or
we can be a go-getter where we fully and actively participate in all that we do and aspire to achieve, and live our life fully.
People who settle for mediocrity are often bystanders, while people who aspire for more out of life are often the go-getters.
Are you a go-getter who participates in life 100%, or simply a bystander watching life pass you by?
You will find additional free NLP resources to assist you to stop settling and being a by-stander so that you can fully participate in and succeed in your career, relationship and life. You are also welcome to post your questions below or email me for a confidential reply.