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  • Not Business As Usual

    NOT Business As Usual is a business book and autobiography, wrapped into one. Matt Danswan, the founder and CEO of Initiate Media, a global Christian media and advertising company, shares his personal story of his business path, and the God lessons learned along the way. Growing up wanting to be a professional surfer, he felt […]

  • If you’re a Christian in business, you need a big vision for 2022

    Last weekend, my family and I spent the day on the water with some awesome friends of ours. We met 17 years ago when my wife used to take our eldest child for a walk in the pram while she walked the dog. There she met another woman in the same position and they were […]

  • Want to be an entrepreneur? Get ready to strap in for the ride

    The life of an entrepreneur is not for everyone, but for those souls brave enough to roll the dice and chase their dream, what an exciting ride it is. The challenge of spotting an opportunity, executing it, then seeing it succeed must be right up there with some of life’s greater achievements. Entrepreneurs often become […]

  • What to do when you’re overawed by the call on your life?

    Are there times where you feel like the call that has been placed on your life is in fact for someone else? What I mean by this is that the call is too big for you; there is no way that with the knowledge and skills that you possess that God could have called you […]

  • How to determine if you’re a cutter or a sewer in your work

    I am reading an interesting book called Rise, written by one of Australia’s richer men, Mark Bouris. He is the founder of Wizard Home Loans, which was sold to General Electric for millions, and then went on to found and list on the Australian Stock Exchange a financial services company called Yellow Brick Road. In […]

  • During Covid, are you praying for new opportunities?

    Opportunities exist everywhere. The question is: are your eyes open to new ideas and opportunities? Recently, my wife and I purchased a new property as an investment. A day after signing the contracts, we received a call from the agent’s ‘concierge’ department offering us landlord insurance on the property. They had made their commission on […]

  • Why it might be time to give up

    “Winners never quit”, we are told. This is a saying we have all heard many times, but is it entirely true? Many years ago, I knew a couple that were trying so hard to make their business work. The harder they worked, the less successful they were becoming. Knowing them quite well, I gave them […]

  • When everyone zigs, it’s your chance to zag

    Some years ago, there was a book written by Siimon Reynolds, a legend of advertising, titled, ‘When They Zig, You Zag’. The entire point of his book was doing the opposite of what the crowd is doing. Right now, we are right in the middle of Covid and this is the perfect time to do […]

  • When God calls you, you may not have a choice

    I was at a leader’s meeting for our church a couple of weeks ago when the visiting preacher came early so he could speak at a special Thursday night leader’s night. He told the story about how he ended up becoming the senior minister of his church, without really being consulted. He and his wife […]

  • Because your life starts with a great vision

    For a long time, I have been a major admirer of Sir Martin Sorrell. While you might not know his name, you may have head of advertising agencies like Ogilvy, or Young & Rubicon. And if you haven’t heard of them, then simply switch on the TV and watch for the major brands’ advertisements. His […]