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The Power of Leverage.

By John Nieuwenburg | Jun 13, 2012

The Power of Leverage. “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes   So what’s this got to do with Business? That’s a good question. Let me explain… Leverage is a general term for any technique to multiply gains and losses.…

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What is a mastermind group? How can it help you?

By John Nieuwenburg | Jun 9, 2012

What is a mastermind group? How can it help you? Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, first defined the mastermind as a “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” Hill’s concept of the “Master Mind” was inspired by Andrew…

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17 RULES TO LIVE BY; A Better Way to Live

By John Nieuwenburg | Jun 6, 2012

— From A Better Way to Live by Og Mandino 17 RULES TO LIVE BY From A Better Way to Live 1. Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play and you will finally…

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W5 Coaching

By John Nieuwenburg | Jun 1, 2012

Fun way to see what W5 Coaching is all about!

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7 Keys for a Business Partnership That Works!

By John Nieuwenburg | May 18, 2012

1 – Start by building a shared Vision, Mission and Culture. As in any business, it’s critical for the partners to define the Vision, Mission and Culture of the venture as the very first step. If all brains aren’t going in the same direction in the same way, problems are bound to arise. The motives…

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What can you expect when you work with a Business Coach?

By John Nieuwenburg | May 12, 2012

There are almost as many different ways of delivering business coaching as there are business coaches. Some offer personal support and feedback, others combine a coaching approach with practical and structured business planning and bring a disciplined accountability to the relationship. Particularly in the small business market, business coaching is as much about driving profit…

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Which side of the scarcity or abundance question do you come out on?

By John Nieuwenburg | Apr 21, 2012

The world divides into two in lots of ways. For example in DiSC language people are generally more: • Introverted or extroverted • Task or feelings oriented In the language of Myers Briggs people are on a continuum in four areas: • Extraversion – Introversion • Sensing – Intuition • Thinking – Feeling • Judging…

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One man’s take on why it makes sense to have a business coach!

By John Nieuwenburg | Mar 25, 2012

Give me the biz, coach! From the Edmonton Sun: By Danny Hooper Celebrity shutterbug Fred Katz was chosen to judge the national image competition for the Professional Photographers of Canada. One of the great benefits of being self-employed is the fact nobody can fire you. At least that’s what I used to think. These days…

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Do you have a life jacket ready?

By John Nieuwenburg | Mar 17, 2012

In the past coaches were someone who provided advice, information, opinions and service. Today how we access information and form opinions is most certainly different than yesterday. We’re smack dab in the beginnings of a new era called the Information Age. How we access our information has changed from the limited choice model to one…

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