Ben Mackie

Ben Mackie

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:31

How Much Do I Owe Ya?

At last, it's a wrap for this year. Well...almost. We still have Christmas to get through, obscene amounts of food and alcohol to consume, time needed to recover from it all and 'New Year New Me' posts to scroll past on social media while rolling our eyes BUT...

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:30

5 Ways To Cut Straight To The Chase In 2017:

It's the time of year that always divides us...

No I'm not talking about State of Origin.

I'm not talking about an upcoming election.

I'm talking about the festive season. Here's why:

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:28

The Best $50 I Ever Wasted. Here's Why:

Come back in time with me now...

John Howard is PM, Australia is preparing to host the Rugby World Cup and people nationwide tune into this new series called 'Australian Idol', where contestants dream of dominating the airwaves like Coldplay, Christina Aguilera and 50 Cent currently are.

As for me? My Highschool days are just months from coming to an end. Then one evening, at the 18th birthday party of a  friend, I meet a girl. We dance together late into the night. Despite being a novice when it comes to romance (and  a little bit drunk), I can tell she fancies me...

You've got the skill...

You've got the know-how...

You've got the procedure...

You've got the wisdom...

You have the big dream to go with it, too. So what will it take to convert your visions into reality?

Do this one little thing. It can take YEARS off the day until your dream is realised. But use it wisely!

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:25

How To Find Magic In Every Day, Made Easy

This is one I've only come to appreciate more recently, but as soon as I grasped it, I recognised  the power it has over my state of mind and wellbeing- and it does the same for you:

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:22

How To Putt Your Way To Success And Glory

Once upon a time, the badge ‘Made in Japan’ was the equivalent of 'Made in Taiwan'. But the Japanese came to establish a reputation for high production standards, build quality, efficiency and innovation. Japanese products and technology are now highly sought-after in Western countries that were formerly dominated by American or European  products and brands.

How did this turnaround happen?

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:21

You Need To Pay Attention To This Little Voice:

So, following on from last weeks' post where I shared my skepticism about the rush to immediately embrace "the next big thing", today I'm going to touch on another key principle I live by- and this is one that I've only adopted in more recent years. It came from a little bit of letting my guard down, and a lot of experience...

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:19

Why You Don't Need The Next Big Thing:

I know, there was no post last week. Guilty as charged!

You see, I was so busy organising my debut 'Blogging- Stories That Sell' workshop that I didn't get to sit down and write a new post here. But here's something I came away with from the workshop...