Creating a Business is like being on a Roller Coaster … by Mystical Penguin

When creating your own business be prepared to go through what many people equate to being on a roller coaster.

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10 things I have learned in starting a business ... by Mystical Penguin

  1. The belief you have in yourself is tested and re-tested and re-tested.
  2. The greatest gifts are the mistakes we make along the way as they are the best learning opportunities
  3. You can’t achieve greatness without help from your networks. Don’t underestimate the importance of reaching out to your friends and colleagues and asking for help
  4. The support of your family is vital if you want a successful business. This works in the reverse as well. Support your family in their pursuit of excellence.
  5. Being pig headed helps. Don’t give up – ever!
  6. Ensure you celebrate the wins along the way, as it is more about the journey than the destination.
  7. Have an attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for the things that are going well.
  8. Laugh. Laugh and Laugh some more. It is amazing medicine.
  9. Stay focused on your vision and don’t let the little distractions get in the way. Ensure you don’t get pulled away on other people’s priorities.
  10. When things don’t go to plan, don’t look around for someone to blame. Pick yourself up off the floor and get on with it, but this time learn from your mistake and find a way to get to your goal.

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YEA G20 Summit by Mystical Penguin

I have spent the past 4 days in Sydney attending the YEA G20 Summit. (The Young Entrepreneurs Alliance). There were over 400 attendees represented from all over the world with one goal to create solutions for the Youth Unemployment crisis which is impacting every country around the globe to varying degrees.

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The thought of the day ... by Mystical Penguin

I love this quote, it reminds me of the journey everyone goes through when starting a new business.

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Lessons from Biz Stone the co-founder of Twitter ... by Mystical Penguin

Having just read Biz Stone's new book - Things a Little Bird Told Me - confessions of a creative mind. He not only shared how he co-founded one of the most influential companies on the planet today, but he was very modest and told the story of how he got there, from very modest beginnings with loads of credit card debt to a billionaire.

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Our favourite quotes to keep you on track ... by Mystical Penguin

Here are some of our favourite quotes we enjoy at Pride and Joy. Everyone needs a reminder of why we do what we do, here are some that work for our team:

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To construct a life you have dreamed of spend your hours on your deepest priorities by Mystical Penguin

Our Priorities and focussing on your BIG Rocks.

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Behaviour rewires belief .... by Mystical Penguin

It's smarter to behave your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of behaving. (Wow - that is a tongue twister)

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Become an excuse free zone! by Mystical Penguin

Become a walking, talking excuse-free zone, understanding that your excuses are nothing more than the lies your shadows have sold you. As of this moment, do what needs to get done. And remember: just because something was hard to do yesterday doesn’t ‎mean it won’t be easy to do today. 

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Pride & Joy features on Seven Sharp ... by Mystical Penguin

Two of our Podsters - Tim and Kurtis, featured on Seven Sharp this week. it was great to share their story from very hard beginnings to some success. It is through the hard times we learn the most about ourselves. If we are able to stay focused on the dream and vision through these hard times, it not only makes it even sweater when we get to the destination, but we also learn a hell of a lot along the way.

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