Chasing The Dream! Magazine - Issue 4

Welcome To Chasing The Dream! Magazine - Issue 4 by Founder and Entrepreneur - Chris Beks. In this edition, Founder, Chris Beks gives us a timely reminder of 5 forgotten or often missed tax deductions and some super helpful tips for building your customer database, ensuring you have a strong and compelling vision for your business and some recommendations on good tech apps available for small businesses. Visit ceebeks.com

Welcome To Chasing The Dream! Magazine - Issue 4 by Founder and Entrepreneur - Chris Beks.
In this edition, Founder, Chris Beks gives us a timely reminder of 5 forgotten or often missed tax deductions and some super helpful tips for building your customer database, ensuring you have a strong and compelling vision for your business and some recommendations on good tech apps available for small businesses. Visit ceebeks.com


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ISSUE 4<br />

How Not To Miss<br />

Out On Your Tax<br />

Deductions<br />

- Chris Beks<br />

Tech Tools To<br />

Drive Efficiencies<br />

Recharge Your<br />

Personal Batteries<br />

<strong>The</strong> Role That<br />

Vision Plays<br />

- Founder, Tom Watson, IBM<br />

Customer<br />

Success Story<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Muldoon Family, Hair La<br />

Mode, Hamilton, Victoria<br />

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4<br />

Welcome Message<br />

From Chris Beks<br />

6<br />

12<br />

Feature Story:<br />

5 Forgotten<br />

Or Missed Tax<br />

Deductions<br />

Tech Time<br />

Education:<br />

But I Don’t Have A<br />

Website... What Has<br />

All This Got To Do 20With Me?<br />

14<br />

Customer Success<br />

Story: Shelley &<br />

Jason Muldoon -<br />

Hair La Mode<br />

24<br />

You’ve<br />

Education:<br />

Making Your Way<br />

In <strong>The</strong> World Today<br />

Takes Everything<br />

Got<br />

16<br />

Your<br />

18<br />

Role<br />

Education:<br />

A “Gold Mine” At<br />

Finger Tips<br />

Education:<br />

Built To Last - <strong>The</strong><br />

Vision Plays ...<br />

26<br />

Just<br />

For Laughs<br />

28<br />

Ceebeks<br />

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From Chris Beks<br />

W<br />

elcome to our quarterly publication which was first released in 2020 in<br />

celebration of our 30th Anniversary of chasing our dreams and helping business<br />

owners achieve theirs in which we promote ideas, share what we’re up to,<br />

highlight and focus on successful ‘Chasers’ who have been part of our journey together.<br />

This is our 4th Edition of the ‘<strong>Chasing</strong> the <strong>Dream</strong>! <strong>Magazine</strong>’ which means we are in the last throes<br />

of the 2021 financial year - and that means half of the calendar year has gone already!<br />

In this edition we’ll be talking about some of the key things that are changing in our marketplace so<br />

you can take another perspective.<br />

We’ll examine web site strategy and why it’s important, review the 4th way to grow your business<br />

(improving your internal processes), and return to the recurring theme of turning your employees<br />

into a team to discover a “gold mine at your fingertips.”<br />

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We’ll also review the concept of vision (when you<br />

read this article, consider not only your vision for your<br />

business, but your vision for your life and family as well).<br />

We also share the excitement in this edition of the new<br />

space we have leased at the former Fletcher Jones<br />

Factory. This new space, christened ‘<strong>The</strong> Chasers<br />

Hub’ will allow us to run our workshops for the<br />

Chasers Getting Results Program, our future Chasers<br />

Mastermind and re-invent/renew the Chasers Meet<br />

Up - our social get together where we network with<br />

each, hear from a guest speaker and share ideas &<br />

experiences about our businesses whilst raising funds<br />

for Warrnambool & District Food Share.<br />

In this issue, we also focus on a<br />

fellow Chaser - Shelley Muldoon from<br />

Hair La Mode in Hamilton - and hear<br />

about her journey and the dreams she<br />

is chasing with her husband, Jason,<br />

for their family.<br />

To find out more about our Business<br />

Program and how it can accelerate<br />

achieving your dreams, click on the link<br />

www.ceebeks.com/cgr/ or contact the<br />

Team today on 03 5561 2643 <strong>The</strong> Ceebeks<br />

Team and I look forward to helping you on<br />

your financial journey of life and reach the<br />

dreams that you are chasing.<br />

By now all of our customers have had a Tax<br />

Planning meeting to minimise their 2021<br />

tax liabilities. Make sure that if you haven’t<br />

reviewed your current year’s profitability<br />

that you book in for our Tax Planning<br />

meeting so that you don’t have to pay any<br />

more tax than you are legally obligated to!<br />

We’d love to talk with you and you can reach<br />

us on our contacts right below.<br />

Please enjoy our 4th Edition…<br />

… to chasing our dreams, together!<br />

Since our last edition of the magazine, I have been kept<br />

busy with lots of education and learning. I attended a<br />

2-Day On-line Wealth Summit, the 1-day 2021 Online<br />

Fringe Benefits Tax Webinar, attended my monthly<br />

Coaching Mastermind and attended my first 4-day In-<br />

Person Conference in Sydney since February 2020 due<br />

to COVID, to keep up-to-date with new business tech, get<br />

some inspiration and motivation that I will share with you<br />

all in the near future, heard from amazing global experts<br />

and to catch up with my tribe who hold me accountable<br />

for pushing our business forward.<br />

Book A Free Call<br />

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chasers-getting-results-program<br />

Being in business can no longer be left to chance to<br />

survive, well crafted plans - business & marketing - are<br />

now more critical than ever, given how COVID has forever<br />

changed the way we will do business in the future.<br />

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From Chris Beks<br />

With the end of another financial year rapidly come towards us, we want<br />

to share with you 5 tax deductible expenses that are often forgotten or<br />

missed entirely by uninformed taxpayers.<br />

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For most people, super begins when you start work, and your employer starts<br />

paying a portion of your salary or wages into a super fund for you. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

payments are known as super guarantee contributions (SGC) or concessional<br />

(pre-tax) contributions. Super (including super guarantee from your employer),<br />

is your money.<br />

From 2019–20, carry-forward rules allow you to make extra concessional<br />

contributions – above the general concessional contributions cap of $25,000<br />

– without having to pay extra tax. <strong>The</strong> carry-forward arrangements involve<br />

accessing unused concessional cap amounts from previous years.<br />

So for example, if your only contributions to your super fund in both the<br />

2019 & 2020 financial year were employer SGC contributions, of say $4,750<br />

X 2 (9.5% on gross wages of $50,000 for both 2019 & 2020 financial years),<br />

then in 2021 you can make an additional contribution of $40,500 i.e. 2019 &<br />

2020 contribution caps - ($25,000 x 2) - $9,750, without penalty in addition to<br />

maximising the 2021 contributions cap of $25,000 too!<br />

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This is one of those tips that will only save you money in the current financial<br />

year but can benefit some small business owners. (It’s not a deduction per se,<br />

but can help lessen your tax burden this year.)<br />

Legitimately, hold off issuing invoices until after July 1 by delaying the<br />

completion of the job. This puts that income into the next financial year so that<br />

you can claim it later.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> converse to point 2 above. You can bring forward some expenses and pay<br />

them early (before June 30) so that those expenses can count in the current<br />

financial year and count toward those taxes.<br />

Prepay rent, insurance, or anything else that is paid annually. (Just note that<br />

you might have to continue doing this each year or you might end up with a<br />

gap tax year where you don’t have these expenses at all.)<br />

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All that advertising you did this year? Claim it!<br />

Most businesses run Google or Facebook Ads to help get customers to their<br />

website. Even though these expenses may seem small at the time they can<br />

add up.<br />

Advertising is a crucial traffic driver for many small businesses, whether they<br />

operate solely online or have a physical location. Go back and look at the<br />

budget you set for these ads and your spends to track for taxes. (It’s also a<br />

good time to think about how effective these campaigns were and if you plan<br />

to use them again.)<br />

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5. DONATIONS<br />

If we want to make sure that we can get the best use of our own money<br />

instead of giving a bigger share to the tax office, why not make a gift to a<br />

charity that does an amazing job in our community supporting the vulnerable<br />

and less fortunate that has really been impacted by COVID.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are so brilliant organisations out there that could really benefit from<br />

your generosity and in doing so you get to feel really great knowing that you<br />

are sharing some of your good fortune and as a financial bonus, get a tax<br />

deduction for the gift!<br />

Just make sure that the charity is a registered deductible gift recipient to<br />

secure your tax deduction and keep a copy of your receipt!<br />

If you would like to know more ways to legally minimise your tax liabilities<br />

contact our Team on 03-55612643 or email Shannae Hewett to arrange a<br />

meeting online or in-person at shannae@ceebeks.com.<br />

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Technology is being developed at such a rapid pace<br />

that it can be overwhelming for business owners.<br />

We unpack several tech tools in this edition to help<br />

get you started.<br />

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Hubstaff - for those business owners now<br />

faced with the additional task of managing<br />

remote workers as a consequence of the COVID<br />

pandemic, is an easy-to-administer, featurerich,<br />

time tracking tool. If you’re diligent about<br />

monitoring employee behavior while on the<br />

clock then check it out.<br />

Canva - our go to all-in-one graphic design tool<br />

for our presentations, social media posts, book<br />

& launch, banners, flags and event promotions.<br />

It simply is one of, if not the best online graphic<br />

design tool and cpms with a very generous free<br />

option loaded with features!<br />

Grammarly - If you are a stickly for accuracy<br />

in punctuation and grammar because<br />

you want to maintain excellence in your<br />

communication skills then you must use this<br />

tool. For me, Grammarly Premium is worth<br />

it. <strong>The</strong> free version is a useful tool, and better<br />

than not having a second set of eyes look<br />

over your writing. It will identify far more<br />

spelling and grammar mistakes than your<br />

typical free checker.<br />

Lastpass - like many business owners trying<br />

to keep track of our passwords to safeguard<br />

their IP and customer data, we have been<br />

using this tech tool for the past 5 years and<br />

have had no issues whatsoever. LastPass<br />

has been the biggest name in password<br />

management for several years, and it’s easy<br />

to see why. It is one of the most featurepacked<br />

of the best password managers and<br />

easily allows management o add or remove<br />

passwords access to various folders,<br />

software and other sensitive areas in your<br />

business. We simply love this tool!<br />

QR Code-monkey.com - We are all now used<br />

to using QR codes for checking-in to various<br />

venuess as part of the new post-COVID way<br />

of life. This tool is one of the most popular<br />

free online qr code generators with millions<br />

of already created QR codes. <strong>The</strong> high<br />

resolution of the QR codes and the powerful<br />

design options make it one of the best free<br />

QR code generators on the web that can be<br />

used for commercial and print purposes,<br />

and can be even be generated in colour and<br />

incorporate your logo!<br />

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& JASON<br />



H community<br />

air La Mode was born in 1994 to Shelley & Jason Muldoon at a time when becoming<br />

self employed felt rather premature, both 24, heavily invested in sport and the<br />

but quietly determined to explore this path & where it may take them.<br />

Shelley had completed a four-year masterclass from two of Australia’s finest stylists, along with<br />

some brief management which gave her a sound toolkit.<br />

<strong>The</strong> reality of fifty plus hours on the Salon floor doing what Shelley loved was doable and Jase<br />

adapted very well & happily to the administration side of the business as he was employed full time<br />

as an Optical Technician. It was this toolkit that gave the couple confidence to invest in others.<br />

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However, after ten years of substandard<br />

financial reward for their efforts, it was<br />

time for change.<br />

On recommendation they met with<br />

Ceebeks Business Solutions and<br />

almost immediately they could visualise<br />

happiness, security & hope for their family,<br />

now including Georgia & Olivia.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir assistance has accelerated and<br />

quickly brought forward our vision of<br />

operating from our very own premises and<br />

being in control of our future.<br />

Chris, Ange and their 3 beautiful daughters<br />

have a unique way of making you feel like<br />

family & they now enjoy a harmonious<br />

business relationship aligned with trust,<br />

respect & friendship.<br />

Hair La Mode trained<br />

and employed many<br />

wonderful humans over<br />

the years, empowering<br />

& investing in the<br />

dreams of many.<br />

Recognising the need to change pace &<br />

the importance of cleaner air for everyone,<br />

Hair La Mode partnered with AVEDA.<br />

Together with these wonderful business<br />

partners Hair La Mode looks forward to a<br />

bright business future providing beautiful<br />

Haircare to Hamilton & Regional Victoria.<br />


@hairlamode<br />

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You already stand out from everyone<br />

else.<br />

A “GOLD MINE” AT<br />


A You<br />

and services, people who want what you’ve got and appreciate<br />

that you offer value for money.<br />

And yet, each and every day, we DO deal with so many of these<br />

very same people. Those people are called your customers, as<br />

well as soon-to-be customers who have made inquiries.<br />

Your customer database - a detailed list of customer names,<br />

personal details, and, in some cases, spending patterns<br />

and other information - is so important to the future of your<br />

marketing.<br />

s a business owner or manager, you’re<br />

constantly looking for people to sell to.<br />

know, people who match your products<br />

Customers will be more interested,<br />

curious even, to find out why you’re<br />

contacting them.<br />

You’re already “in,” if you like!<br />

In addition, contacting<br />

a person one-on-one<br />

means that you no longer<br />

compete with all the other<br />

mass marketing forms out<br />

there, such as television,<br />

radio, print, and so on.<br />

Essentially, contacting<br />

someone personally means<br />

that your business breaks<br />

through the clutter of all<br />

the other marketing your<br />

customer is bombarded<br />

with on a daily basis.<br />

Why, then, is the opportunity to tap<br />

into this huge resource as a marketing<br />

method lost time and time again?<br />

Being a “known quantity” gives you the edge. Marketing directly<br />

to your existing customers gives your business an edge. You<br />

see, if someone has purchased from you before, they know you.<br />

Is it because we feel we’re already<br />

too busy to add anything else for that<br />

customer?<br />

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Is it because we don’t know how to capture the<br />

all-important customer details needed to make this<br />

asset work for our businesses?<br />

For the most part, we don’t set up systems like this<br />

because it seems more important (and sometimes<br />

easier) to concentrate on continually pursuing new<br />

prospects, instead of tapping into the hottest list in<br />

town - your existing customers!<br />

(If you already have a customer database and a<br />

process to continually build that database, bear<br />

with us. You might find out how to improve it and<br />

just what it could mean for your business.)<br />

All it involves is a few easy-to-ask questions about<br />

the customer’s name, address, phone and e-mail to<br />

build basic database information.<br />

You can also ask questions to track other important<br />

information, such as the source of your inquiries.<br />

(This in turn can help you make better decisions<br />

within the framework of your marketing budget.)<br />

For example: “And before you go, can<br />

I just ask, how did you hear about us?”<br />

Or “How many people do you think<br />

will be using the [product or service]<br />

regularly?”<br />

Other information you can note could be what was<br />

purchased for what cost, and their gender and<br />

occupation if you know it.<br />



Simple.<br />

Gather names and other details from every single<br />

customer (or soon-to-be customer) to create your<br />

database.<br />

From there you ask questions that help you glean<br />

a better understanding of your customer profile –<br />

age, income, spending patterns and so on.<br />

Other ways to capture this information is via<br />

prize draws. Offer to give away something your<br />

customers would love to have, and ask your<br />

team members to encourage every customer to<br />

complete an entry form. That can make it fun too!<br />

In doing so, you’ll be building your most valuable<br />

asset. In fact, an asset so valuable it can be sold.<br />

Here are some useful techniques...<br />

Call our office on 03 5561 2643 to<br />

schedule a chat<br />

Many business owners shy away from creating a<br />

customer database as a tool, thinking it will be too<br />

difficult. Actually, it could make your life much easier.<br />


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“Built To Last — Successful Habits of Visionary Companies” by James<br />

Collins and Jerry Porras, is one of the best books ever written (at<br />

least we think so!) on the importance of vision in building a lasting,<br />

successful business. <strong>The</strong>re is little doubt that your starting point to<br />

growing your business must be the vision you have for its future – the<br />

way you want your business to be when it’s done, so to speak.<br />

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P<br />

rofit goals, staffing needs, what kind of<br />

lifestyle you’d like it to achieve for you<br />

and more.<br />

How clear you are all on that is critical. Refer to the<br />

last edition’s article titled: ‘Working Backwards Takes<br />

You Forward ...What?’<br />

From there your success may be measured by how<br />

well you are able to communicate that vision to the<br />

people who will be helping you achieve it - your team<br />

- and how committed you are to having them and<br />

yourself work on building your business as well as<br />

serving your customers.<br />

Here’s what the owner of what once was a small<br />

business has to say about becoming successful:<br />

“IBM is what it is today for three special<br />

reasons.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first reason is that, at the very beginning,<br />

I had a very clear picture of what the company<br />

would look like when it was finally done. You<br />

might say that I had a model in my mind of what<br />

it would look like when the dream - my vision -<br />

was in place.<br />

<strong>The</strong> second reason was that once I had that<br />

picture, I then asked myself how a company that<br />

looked like that would have to act. I then created<br />

a picture of how IBM would act when it was<br />

finally done.<br />

In other words, I realised that for IBM to<br />

become a great company it would have to<br />

act like a great company long before it ever<br />

became one. From the very outset, IBM was<br />

fashioned after the template of my vision.<br />

And each and every day, we attempted to<br />

model the company after that template. At<br />

the end of each day, we asked ourselves<br />

how well we did, discovered the disparity<br />

between where we were and where we had<br />

committed ourselves to be, and at the start of<br />

the following day, we set out to make up the<br />

difference.<br />

Every day at IBM was a day devoted to<br />

business development, not doing business.<br />

We didn’t do business at IBM, we built one.”<br />


Founder - International Business<br />

Machines (IBM)<br />

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<strong>The</strong> third reason that IBM has been so<br />

successful was that once I had a picture in place<br />

of how IBM would look when the dream was<br />

in place, and how such a company would have<br />

to act, I then realised that unless we began to<br />

act that way from the very beginning, we would<br />

never get there.<br />

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BUT I DON’T<br />

HAVE A<br />

WEBSITE ...<br />

WHAT HAS<br />

ALL THIS<br />

GOT TO DO<br />

WITH ME?<br />

Yet it is critical because, even at a minimum, web sites<br />

are like business cards these days (although they can be<br />

far more than that) in that they represent your business<br />

to the world at large.<br />

f you’ve been watching the news<br />

and reading the papers, and finding<br />

Iyourself continually asking this<br />

question, you may need to rethink your<br />

strategy.<br />

Although building a web site can seem<br />

incredibly foreign to most of us, it really<br />

isn’t that difficult or expensive.<br />

Even if you’re thinking “our business is locally-based,<br />

how can the ‘World Wide Web’ really be relevant to me?”<br />

Read on because that could be misleading. Think of it<br />

this way, if you don’t have a web site, chances are your<br />

competitors do.<br />

Let’s take a look at some numbers to examine just what<br />

that could mean to you.<br />

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COVID has ensured that the future of social<br />

communications will be shaped by an alwaysonline<br />

culture. We were all forced to use technology<br />

whether we liked it or not to keep our businesses<br />

operational, our team members together and<br />

our distant family members in contact, as a<br />

consequence. Always online is already here and will<br />

set the trend going forward. Total connectivity, the<br />

Internet you can take with you wherever you go, is<br />

growing unstoppably. <strong>The</strong>re is no turning back for<br />

global digitalisation.<br />

Innovation is the driving force of growth and<br />

progress, so we need to shake up entrenched<br />

processes, products, services, and industries,<br />

so that all of us together - including established<br />

businesses, reacting to their emerging competitors -<br />

can move forward together.<br />

As smartphones and other<br />

internet-connected devices have<br />

become more widespread, 31% of<br />

U.S. adults now report that they<br />

go online “almost constantly,” up<br />

from 21% in 2015, according to a<br />

new Pew Research Center survey<br />

conducted Jan. 25 to Feb. 8, 2021.<br />

Innovation is shaping and will continue to shape<br />

the future of social communications. It is already<br />

a reality that Internet connections are increasingly<br />

mobile.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Internet has turned our existence upside down.<br />

It has revolutionised communications, to the extent<br />

that it is now our preferred medium of everyday<br />

communication. In almost everything we do, we use<br />

the Internet. Ordering a pizza, buying a television,<br />

sharing a moment with a friend, sending a picture<br />

over instant messaging.<br />

Overall, 85% of Americans say they go online on<br />

a daily basis. That figure includes the 31% who<br />

report going online almost constantly, as well as<br />

48% who say they go online several times a day<br />

and 6% who go online about once a day. Some 8%<br />

go online several times a week or less often, while<br />

7% of adults say they do not use the internet at all.<br />

Before the Internet, if you wanted to keep up with<br />

the news, you had to walk down to the newsstand<br />

when it opened in the morning and buy a local<br />

edition reporting what had happened the previous<br />

day. But today a click or two is enough to read your<br />

local paper and any news source from anywhere in<br />

the world, updated up to the minute.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> study also showed how and why businesses<br />

intended to use the web. Considering how your<br />

competitors are using it could give you the answers<br />

you need.<br />

For example:<br />

Of those small businesses surveyed,<br />

69% said they were going to use their<br />

sites to promote to their prospects –<br />

aren’t your competitor’s prospects your<br />

prospects too?<br />

57% of all businesses said they were<br />

going to conduct e-commerce through<br />

their sites. Given that customers<br />

place a high priority on convenience,<br />

being able to purchase online is<br />

very appealing and could mean the<br />

difference between you and your<br />

competitor – local or otherwise.<br />

48% were going to use their sites to<br />

improve customer service. A study<br />

conducted by the ‘Technical Assistance<br />

Research Program’ asked why people<br />

stopped doing business with a particular<br />

business. <strong>The</strong> results showed that 68% of<br />

customers do so because of “perceived<br />

indifference” towards them or simply<br />

translated, the “quality of service” they<br />

receive. Businesses that are focusing on,<br />

and improving, customer service through<br />

their web sites are going to be a cut ahead<br />

of you, if you don’t do the same or better!<br />

46% said they were going to use their site<br />

specifically for business competition –<br />

that means going head to head with you.<br />

11% said they were going to<br />

use their website for employee<br />

communication as a place to<br />

share information and keep team<br />

members working together.<br />

Given that your customers then see the web as a<br />

very real part of their lives, and your<br />

competitors are using it in a number of ways to<br />

take business away from you - what’s<br />

your web strategy going to be?<br />

Call us today to discuss how we can help you<br />

develop and build your own robust web presence<br />

and a site that produces leads while you sleep!<br />

Call our office on 03 5561 2643 to<br />

schedule a chat<br />


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hen you look around the world today with all of the changes we’re facing - web<br />

sites, e-commerce, new ways of living, new ways of doing business, new ways<br />

of communicating, new ways of educating each other, higher standards of living<br />

with yet longer work hours, even a new decade - it’s easy to become distracted.<br />

Sometimes we become so focused on keeping up, staying competitive, adapting to these changes<br />

and moving ahead we can forget the fundamentals and miss the point. So much so that we can<br />

ignore some of the most important aspects of our lives, aspects that can actually enhance our<br />

business lives.<br />

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And very often it’s our time away from<br />

work – recuperating and enjoying the<br />

fruits of our labour like great food,<br />

great people, holidays or even just a<br />

great night’s sleep – that truly keeps<br />

us going.<br />

Another great way to keep getting “recharged” is<br />

to make sure the most important people in your<br />

life – partners, spouses, children, extended family<br />

and friends understand what you are attempting<br />

to achieve in your life and how your business acts<br />

as the medium for achieving those goals.<br />

Think honestly about this example for a moment.<br />

You’ll find when you do that, they’ll rally behind<br />

you even more.<br />

Do you ever keep working when you know you’re<br />

exhausted?<br />

You work on something for hours and hours trying to<br />

solve the issue with little to no progress. But you think<br />

“I have to get this done tonight.” So you keep struggling<br />

through, only to find that you fall asleep at your desk<br />

with no results.<br />

Compare that to when you’ve said “that’s it,” put<br />

yourself to bed, and told yourself you would find a<br />

solution in the morning when you felt more energised.<br />

Didn’t you find that the same problem takes less than<br />

half the time and seems so much smaller?<br />

This could range from introducing you to people<br />

they know that could be important to progressing<br />

your goals, to importantly giving you the support<br />

you need when the pressure is on.<br />

So be sure to involve the people around you in<br />

your goals, and remember to stop and smell the<br />

roses to keep that battery charged! A balanced<br />

lifestyle makes for a better quality of life, thought<br />

and success.<br />

In the long run it might mean your goals take<br />

a little bit longer to achieve, but at least you<br />

will have enjoyed the journey as much as the<br />

destination!<br />

Of course we’re going to be more productive when<br />

we’ve spent quality time relaxing or enjoying time<br />

with family and friends. Our health, social lives and<br />

the interactions we have with the people who are<br />

important to us can keep us motivated and full of life;<br />

appreciative of what we have and what we’re working<br />

toward.<br />

Think of yourself as a battery.<br />

Like any battery, you have to keep charged up!<br />

Remember, balance brings results!<br />

Call our office on 03 5561 2643 to<br />

schedule a chat<br />


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JUST FOR<br />

LAUGHS<br />

JOKE #1<br />

A large two-engine train was crossing the country. After they had gone some distance,<br />

one of the engines broke down. “No problem,” the engineer thought and carried on at<br />

half power.<br />

Farther on down the line, the other engine broke down and the train came to a<br />

standstill.<br />

<strong>The</strong> engineer decided he should inform the passengers about why the train had<br />

stopped, and made the following announcement, “Ladies and gentlemen, I have some<br />

good news and some bad news. <strong>The</strong> bad news is that both engines have failed, and we<br />

will be stuck here for some time. <strong>The</strong> good news is that you decided to take the train<br />

and not fly.”<br />

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An elephant was drinking out of a<br />

river one day, when he spotted a turtle<br />

asleep on a log. So, he ambled on over<br />

and kicked it clear across the river.<br />

“What did you do that for?” asked a<br />

passing giraffe.<br />

“Because I recognised it as the same<br />

turtle that took a nip out of my trunk<br />

53 years ago.”<br />

JOKE #2<br />

“Wow, what a memory” commented<br />

the giraffe.<br />

“Yes,” said the elephant, “turtle recall”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> loaded mini-van pulled in to<br />

the only remaining campsite. Four<br />

children leaped from the vehicle and<br />

began feverishly unloading gear and<br />

setting up the tent. <strong>The</strong> boys rushed<br />

to gather firewood, while the girls and<br />

their mother set up the camp stove<br />

and cooking utensils.<br />

A nearby camper marvelled to the<br />

youngsters’ father, “That, sir, is some<br />

display of teamwork.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> father replied, “I have a system:<br />

no one goes to the bathroom until the<br />

camp is set up.”<br />

JOKE #3<br />

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Warrnambool, 3280<br />

Ph: (03) 5561 2643<br />

chris@ceebeks.com<br />

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