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John Murphy
John Murphy is a business coach and advisor to small and medium sized service businesses. He helps them find more clients and build a sustainable business. John's long experience in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur positions him as an expert in his field. Get more helpful tips from John Murphy by clicking here! or send him an email at:

Entries by John Murphy

Team Cohesion: Are You Succeeding or Failing?

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 10:40 PM


Pretty blunt question, isn't it?

The reason this title is so foremost in my mind is that it has come up as an issue in recent conversations with a couple of leaders of teams, and some people who are not the leaders, but...

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Climb Our Inner Mountains

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 5:53 PM


Just finished reading an extraordinary short book Mount Analogue, written by Rene Daumal. It is ostensibly about mountain climbing but it is about far more than that.

Written and translated beautifully, the mountain is really a metaphor for life and our quest to...

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What 75 Successful Entrepreneurs Have to Say About Wealth

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 8:43 AM


Today I am delighted to have the opportunity to interview Austin Netzley, author of #1 bestseller Make Money, Live Wealthy.

I have known Austin for some time now and I can truly say that he lives by the messages he shares...

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Projects and the Day Job

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 3:31 PM


I was having a coffee with a friend of mine recently and we had a conversation that I thought was worth sharing with you.

My friend, (let's call her Laura which is obviously not her real name) is a senior director in a...

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How Sophia Broke the Rules for Advice Based Businesses

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2014 | 10:17 AM


I have wanted to interview Sophia Bera for quite a while because I love her story, and I want to share it with all of you.

You see Sophia completely smashes the myth that advice based business has to be done face...

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6 Fundamentals of Being an Authority in Your Field

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 9:33 AM


Being seen as an authority in your field is pretty much your ticket to building a successful business - it is most certainly a requirement to having long term relationships with your clients.

In the future I will talk...

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The Future Is Blurry!

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 3:01 PM


Interesting response from my challenge last week when I asked you to share with me your vision of the future of your business!

A number of things were clear from the responses:

  • There is a definite lack of clarity when it comes to...
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Are You Building a Business or Just a More Demanding Job

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 12:41 PM


So, are you building a business or a just more demanding job? It's a question I ask so many entrepreneurs and it gets some interesting responses.

For many, they set out to build a business - that is, an asset they can later...

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Why This Financial Advisor Did Not Get the Business

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 4:44 PM

I thought I would share this story with you as I believe it is really important to not only any financial advisor, but to any business owner.

So let me tell you the story of Tom (not his real name, of course!) who relayed this story to me recently.


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Want More Energy? Then Focus!

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 3:39 AM

As many of you know, I write and speak a lot about focus and have been extolling the virtues of avoiding distraction by emails for many years now. But guess what happened last week?

I was expecting an email from my daughter, Sara, who lives in Melbourne -- now, nothing...

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7 Bad Habits to Avoid

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 12:26 PM

We are all seeking the "holy grail" of total efficiency and being more productive, and our online and offline bookstores are laden with tips and strategies on how to reach that wonderful place. So much of it is so good!

You see habits and rituals are fundamental to success, and...

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Exactly Who Is Your Target Market?

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 4:37 PM

Just thought I would share a conversation I had recently with a recently acquired new client about their target market.

Putting it in context this is a business that has been in existence for about 3 years -- the good news is that they have survived, and in this climate...

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I Really Hate It When I Procrastinate

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 9:45 AM

I really hate it when I procrastinate! I spend so much of my life helping my clients to be effective, how to get the most out of the time they have and how to create efficiency - and I really believe in all of what I say and work hard...

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 2:19 PM

We all get so busy caught up in what we do every day, that we don't give the time to really reflect on why we do it!

I recently read, for a second time, Simon Sinek's great book "Start with Why" and I would highly recommend it to...

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