Coming up this week 2nd May 2016

Coming up this week 2nd May 2016

Last week was all things media…especially given the arrival of #ReadyToSoar in book stores. I also had the pleasure of attending Claire Halliday’s launch of her book Things My Mother Taught Me which and here Benjamin Law’s stories first hand. Big groups at the #TotalSuccess events in Melbourne and Sydney, I shared many a story on the entrepreneurial journey. As we move into the on air week for Shark Tank as well as the book launch there is really a…

No one intends to crash and burn

No one intends to crash and burn

  As the new book ‘Ready to Soar’ begins to arrive in book stores I reflect on why I dedicated hours and hours to putting down on paper what is in my brain. The experience of nearly 30 years of being in, or working with small business has given me not just vast knowledge but battle scars. People ask me regularly “I’ve got a business idea, what should I do next?” – and quite frankly the answer to that question…

Coming up this week 26th April 2016

Coming up this week 26th April 2016

Finally after the long wait Ready to Soar – my new book – will begin to appear in book shops. After congratulating the women finalists of the Barnardos NSW Mother of the Year I was in full swing last week producing a podcast with Dymocks, preparing for Simpatico (in mid July – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane – with Reese Witherspoon’s first Australian appearance). And I had great fun presenting at the Oracle Modern Marketing Meetup.             Coming…

#TBT: Six gold nuggets on great mentoring

#TBT: Six gold nuggets on great mentoring

This morning was my mentoring morning…I allow one day once a month where I make sure I find the time to spend with upcoming entrepreneurs at all different stages on their journeys. I find it fascinating sharing my journey and learning about all various types of business ideas. I help however I can…Which reminded me of a post I wrote in August 2014, where I was at an event hosted by Lynn Kraus. I sometimes find myself in a difficult…

It is your dream, no two entrepreneurs are the same

It is your dream, no two entrepreneurs are the same

This is an excerpt from my new, soon to be released, book Ready to Soar. All of us dream, have hopes and aspirations – some bigger than others. Often we are inspired by what others are doing. In Ready to Soar I explore what it takes to pursue your dream. Discovering whether that dream could become an enterprise that you love and are inspired to be a part of every day. The harsh reality, though, is that no matter how vivid your dream…

Coming up this week 18th April 2016

Coming up this week 18th April 2016

Monday mornings I’m still excited to put on the #RedDress (my uniform) my primary focus in any week is amplifying the great work the team at RedBalloon and Redii  (and my Shark Tank companies). Right now however it is about getting ready for the launch of my book Ready To Soar and Shark Tank Series 2 too. I’m intentional – but some days there are other very exciting organisations to amplify, and this morning’s event for Barnardos Mother of the…

Talking about the ‘Bucket List’

Ticking things of the bucket list with this great bunch - winning big on a game show - TICK

RedBalloon has always been about ‘good times’ it might just as well be about the ‘bucket list’ or ‘dream catcher’… Maybe your family or friends might give you something from your list – or maybe you will choose something for yourself… Here I talk with Grant Denyer on All Star Family Feud (with Shark Tank and Bondi Rescue) about ticking things of my bucket list.   Do you have a bucket list? If so what is on it and when…

Coming up this week 11th April 2016

Coming up this week 11th April 2016

As I boarded a flight back to Sydney again this morning, I thought to myself…boy… I was in and out of the Gold Coast and Melbourne last week busy waving the RedBalloon flag at speaking engagements for Allianz, Siemens and Leading Property Managers of Australia (and who could forget B-School – pictured below working on #IdeaNation), I hardly saw these places while sharing the RedBalloon customer experience story. Often I go from car to airport to car to event without…

Shark Tank vs Bondi Rescue All Star Family Fued

Shark Tank vs Bondi Rescue All Star Family Fued

Join us Monday 11 April at 7.30 on Channel 10. The Sharks play for the  Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation…. shame I get so tongue tied… The Research Foundation has been doing it’s work for the last 10 years – and this is what has been achieved so far:

#TBT…Nine life lessons distilled from 770 blog posts

#TBT…Nine life lessons distilled from 770 blog posts

In October 2013, I was reflecting on the 770 blog posts I had written to date, what I had learned from them and how best I should sum them up. Now, in April 2016, I’m now up to 961 blogs and still learning! I thought I would share the lessons again for you… These are my own originals – but I add four from the more famous below. Persistence is not pigheadedness. Passion is authentic – you either love what…