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  I had the opportunity to join Tom Poland’s Podcast as a guest speaker and share the strategies to transform your business to get more clients, more profit, and more joy. This ultimately led to our Joy Builder Roadmap – which you can download today. Tom’s a multiple best-selling author and had the privilege of […]
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The entrepreneur journey is a difficult one. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a rewarding journey that has plenty of ups! But of course, there’s also plenty of downs. It can be super tough, especially if you’re going it alone. It’s hard to talk to your family and friends if they’re not in the industry. You […]
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As we’re sure the title gives away, this is the last in a three-part series. If you haven’t read the last two parts, we suggest you go back and do that now. We’ve now looked at the three businesses you should be running as an entrepreneur. We’ve looked at the overlap between each of these and […]
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There’s a lot of entrepreneurs who are working really hard but aren’t getting the rewards they need out of their business. A part of that is because they’re not doing the right things in their business, but the other part is that they’re not understanding that they should be in three businesses. If you haven’t read part […]
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Did you read that headline and panic? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’re not here to tell you that if you’ve only successfully set up one business, you’ve an underachiever. Not at all. But the reality is, that once you’ve set up one business, there’s actually three that you should be thinking about. We’ve recently […]
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How many times have you been told you need a better work-life balance? Well, we are here to tell you to stop trying – it is never ever going to happen. When you first start a new business there are a lot of aspects of your life you need to juggle. Family, health and fitness to […]
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Have you ever gotten into the office at the very beginning of your day, looked at your screen and realised, ‘I’m already tired’? Have you ever reached the point where you start your day already feeling burnt out? We’re pretty confident that there isn’t an entrepreneur out there who hasn’t felt like that! It’s a […]
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Did you know that the same tools and skills that got you to seven figures are going to sabotage you as you try to go to eight figures? Let us explain! At Abundance Global, we have worked with over 2.000 entrepreneurs over the years. Amidst this, are people that run six, seven and eight-figure businesses, […]
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We’ve spoken about the difference between the two of these things before, but it’s still such a common problem! Entrepreneurs who think they’re scaling their business and yet they’re really just growing it. So today, we want to give you a simple litmus test to figure out which it is you’re doing. What it comes […]
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This is a question we get asked all the time at Abundance Global. We’re big believers of the idea put forward by the incredible business leader Peter Drucker, that ‘if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.’ But as profound as that is, we so often get people asking ‘okay, but what the hell […]
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Can you predict what’s going to happen to your business in two months? I bet we could. Truthfully, the entrepreneurial pathway is very predictable. If you are dedicating your efforts to building your business and making things happen, then we are about to describe the path you are on. As we describe this path, see […]
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Today we want to share with you a story of Abundance Global’s founder, David Dugan. David grew up being inspired by incredible entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and even Bill Gates. The problem though, was while he wanted to change the world in the same way they all had, David wasn’t certain […]
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This may be advice that goes against both your intuition and what we’re sure your parents taught you growing up, but sometimes, it needs to be play first, work later! Yep, you read that right! We’re telling you that to have a successful business, you need to take some holidays! Have you ever felt burned […]
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The thing we love most about our work, is that we get to know and help some of the most incredible entrepreneurs on the planet! We even have our own entrepreneurs board, that’s a smaller group of about 10 businesses who are some of the smartest in their fields! We meet these trailblazers once every […]
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Are You a Who-er? Do you sometimes feel like you’re juggling too many parts of your business at once and don’t seem to be gaining any traction? Let us help you! We’ve a really specific, but quite simple pathway for you to follow if you really want to expand your business. The five steps are […]
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Is your business giving you want you want? Or are you thinking that it is time you broke up? Find out how to know if your business is the right business for you by reading our article.   Are You Having An Affair On Your Business? This is something we see happen to a lot […]
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Do you feel exhausted from doing constant sales? Discover the four-month sales strategy to prevent burnout and set you up for the future. Working in sales is very rewarding. Unfortunately, it can also be draining and a lot of hard work. Have you ever found yourself burnt out and exhausted from sales? Maybe you then […]
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Who do you put first, your clients or your team? It’s a question we get asked by business owners all the time. At Abundance Global, we have worked with a lot of business owners and entrepreneurs over the years. These individuals simply don’t have the time to focus their energy on everything. There is only […]
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If you find yourself thinking any of these things – it’s time to get serious about delegating:  I’m so busy.  I’m so stressed. I’m answering so many questions. I’m doing so many different things. Effective delegation is key to scaling your business. Many business owners will reach a point where their business is getting busier […]
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A toxic employee can do terrible damage to your business. A negative attitude is a cancer that spreads through your team, prevents you from growing your business and transforms working on your business from a joy to a misery. At Abundance Global, we have worked with many inspiring entrepreneurs. These people are doing amazing things […]
Podcast
David Dugan is a business coach and mentor for entrepreneurs. He develops relationships with small to medium business owners who are dedicated to creating financial and emotional growth, hosting events and workshops such as his ‘You Got This! Retreat’. David began his career as a dentist, eventually joining the armed forces where he became a […]
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You don’t often hear the word joy come up when you think about the subject of business optimisation. But that’s one of the reasons why David Dugan’s approach to business coaching and mentoring is so unique, not to mention successful. David is a former naval commander turned high-level business coach (an inspiring story of grit […]
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Can you predict the future? If you are only thinking about this moment, then, no. Taking your business one day at a time is like driving through a fog storm- you can only see a few feet in front of you but can’t see the tree that fell down a kilometer away. If you don’t […]
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Never skip a holiday. As entrepreneurs, it’s no secret that we love to put time into growing our business. But what happens when that starts to take over everything else? Recently, I was having a chat with one of my clients who had spent a great deal of time building his business. He’d achieved a […]
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“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” These wise words from Peter Drucker have stuck with me throughout the life of my business. But what exactly was he talking about? In business, if you want to have success, you need to keep track of many different metrics so you can see how your […]
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Are you expecting too much from your next hire? I’ve seen so many businesses write job descriptions for the “perfect” person to add to their team. They are looking for a unicorn…that doesn’t exist. Honestly, anyone can come into an interview dressed up as a unicorn and be a donkey in disguise. They know what […]
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Where to now? Not knowing your next step in business can be one of the most frustrating things. It’s easy for corporate professionals as there’s a clear career progression plan, but entrepreneurs are often at a loss. It’s important to not let this kind of thing overwhelm you. It would be great to have a […]
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With great power comes great responsibility. Being the boss or CEO of a company can be great, and it can look even greater from the outside. The truth is running a team is much more of a support role than a leadership role despite the way the media portray things. There are many ups and […]
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Are sales synonymous with sleazy? We all know the uncomfortable feeling when a salesperson at a clothing store is pushing us to buy items we don’t want. It makes us feel like a pile of money instead of a person. I’m assuming that that is the LAST feeling you want to give your customers. You […]
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Have you ever felt absolutely exhausted and burnt out doing sales? You’re not alone. Many companies structure their sales departments to hit rolling quarterly targets. These targets are usually the brainchild of some psychotic CEO who needs to present figures to a board or shareholders. After about two or three years, the CEO themselves is […]
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We could all learn a thing or two from the military. Spending 18 years in the navy has taught me a lot about leadership. On the other hand, being an entrepreneur has also allowed me to discover even more. There are many things I felt after leaving the military. At times, I was disgruntled looking […]
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Two words that give entrepreneurs anxiety: profit and loss. When you think about your profit and loss statement, do you feel like your high school math class didn’t prepare you for this? But you need to have a strong grasp on it in order to make sure your business is growing. You don’t need to […]
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Sometimes, you employ the wrong people. When I started out in my business, I was so motivated to make a difference for my employees and make an impact on my business. But after a while, I saw my team’s motivation decreasing by the week. This was seriously frustrating for me. One team member eventually left. […]
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Did you know that there are seven words that can eradicate stress immediately? I was under a huge amount of pressure back in 2003 to 2015. It was the second Gulf War. I was a lieutenant commander in the Australian navy, and I was in charge of the operational section that helped ships go into […]
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Here are three reasons why bosses need bosses. Today, I get to work with a lot of amazing entrepreneurs. Also, in my days as a Commander in the Navy I worked with a lot of leaders who were also doing incredible thing. What I realised is that the best leaders were the ones that put […]
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We could all use more energy. Walk into an office today and you’ll likely come across a lot of people looking exhausted. Morning or night, it doesn’t make a difference. This is because there are a number of things that happen when you run a business, in or outside an office, which can exhaust you. […]
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How do you bring joy? As entrepreneurs, we often start our own business for a variety of reasons. One of my reasons was enjoyment. We seek to improve our lives by spending time working on what makes us happy. But what happens when that labor of love starts turning into a full-time, 24/7 job? From […]
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can’t hack sleep. I’ve heard too many claims from people saying they can survive on a smaller amount of sleep due to some trick or hack. One lady even told me she only needed 4 hours a night. I’ve got to say, I don’t buy it. It might be sustainable for a busy week. But […]
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Are you a Who-er? These days, too many entrepreneurs are jumping around looking for the next best thing instead of focusing on one thing. But if your desire is to expand your business, then you should change your ways. The right thing to do is to focus on the right business strategy at the right […]
Podcast
Learn to create a bridge between the problem and the solution. Find out how to stop trading time for money. Business coach, David Dugan, shares how to scale and leverage your business. David Dugan is a Business Coach, Lead Mentor for the Elite 500 Mastermind Group and co-author of the book ‘Bullet Proof Business: Smart […]
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What does surfing and business have in common? This might sound odd but give me a chance. Surfing and business might be completely different activities, but they share a lot in common. Both require an extreme amount of discipline to have any kind of success. And in both cases, it seems like an uphill struggle. […]
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Don’t fall in love with your product. The more wrapped up you are with your product, the easier it’ll be for you to lose track of your client’s desires. I understand that you might have a successful business because of your product, but if you want to continue growing, you need to pay attention to […]
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Entrepreneurship is hard. There’s no hiding it. Especially in the beginning. For some people, their industry is great so they have an easy start and don’t look back. But they’re not in the majority. The difference between these fast-growing businesses and the slow ones is a single flame. The fast ones tend to grow and […]
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Your business and personal life don’t always get along. In the beginning, running my business alongside having a family caused a lot of clashes. The problem? There’s no such thing as balance. The more we focus on balance, the more harm we bring. Instead, opt for harmony. This is the only way you can reconcile […]
Podcast
Well, we made it. 50 episodes since we first sat in front of our shiny new microphones and uttered those words… “welcome to the Tradies Business Show”. It’s been a fantastic journey (so far!) and we’ve learned a lot. We’d also like to think the show keeps getting better and we’ve got more planned for […]
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Are you cheating on your business? At different times throughout your business journey, you might be tempted by different business ideas. This happens to many of us. But it’s important to understand exactly why it’s happening. If your current business isn’t providing you with the things you need such as intellectual challenge or the financial […]
Podcast
David Dugan is the business Elite500 Mastermind, where he uses his unique educational, professional and personal experiences to be one of the best business coaches. What fuels his passion to help other entrepreneurs his is deep love for helping other people to achieve their ultimate success. David served in the Australian Navy for 18 years […]
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Most entrepreneurs don’t regularly monitor their finances. Surprised? You should be! It’s no secret that businesses should always keep track of their funds. But the truth is most businesses have no idea what’s actually going on. Worse yet, accountants and bookies can also be blissfully unaware. As entrepreneurs, we should know what’s happening with our […]
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Shame. It’s a powerful emotion which affects many of us. No matter what stage you are in life or in business, anyone can experience it. Most recently, I came across an occasion where some of the top experts in certain industries were expressing feelings of shame despite their reputation and success. This was surprising considering […]
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Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket. Entrepreneurs have a habit of focusing too much on the ‘now’ aspect of their business. This stage involves devoting all of your energy to your current projects. This can appear to be a smart move. It’s only logical, right? “Get this done then focus on other […]
Podcast
David Dugan grew his business from nothing to 10k per month through leveraging the power of partnerships. In this interview, he shares his strategy and lessons to help you start to tap into the power of leveraged partnerships. After 14 years of mentoring high performance individuals and five tertiary qualifications in his pocket, David has […]
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What kind of lifestyle do you want? Most business owners are content with the idea of taking whatever money is left over from their business at the end of the month and living off that. While this can work, it may actually prevent you from being true to yourself and living the life you want. […]
Blog, Podcast
Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn from one of the greatest investing minds around? Well you’re in luck, in this weeks episode of the Get Invested podcast, you’ll get a chance to do just that. Dr. David Dugan has had a massively varied career, he has been a business mentor, navy commander, dentist, […]
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