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This is where we get up close and personal with the topics you've asked for. It's a safe place of learning, growing and up levelling your business and your life to a place beyond which you ever dreamed possible. Prepare to do the work, we will push you, cheer you on and hold you accountable to your truest desires. 

Take some time to read through the categories and choose the best fit for you and your business. You'll find our business building tools and tips under The Workroom and Personal Development under The Retreat. 

Remember, we don't play small in this arena. It’s time to work.

Crazy ❌ Busy like a fox build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Sep 13, 2021

 By Dino Tartaglia.

In the mid-80s, an American drama-cum-sitcom, very much of the style of that era, hit the airwaves.

It was named after the classic expression ‘Crazy like a fox’, which gained currency (reputedly) when the humourist S. J. Perelman used it in 1944 as the title...

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What’s YOUR Exit Plan? build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Aug 13, 2021

By Dino Tartaglia.

There are TWO questions I have in mind whenever I’m asked by a business owner to help them (or, more usually, a person who IS a business owner but calls themselves by what they DO, e.g., physiotherapist, hotelier, graphic designer, accountant, etc).

(We’ll get into...

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Character Trumps Mindset build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Jul 27, 2021

By Dino Tartaglia.

At Success Engineers, we’re all about:

  • Simplicity not Complexity
  • Brutal Honesty (with kindness) not Fluff and Platitudes
  • Tailored advice not ‘Blueprints’ designed for only one type of Entrepreneur
  • Fundamentals not chasing Shortcuts, Hacks and Trends
  • ...
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Finding Kansas build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Jun 23, 2021

By Dino Tartaglia.

In the classic film, The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland’s character, Dorothy, finds herself and Toto, her pet dog, in a mysterious and often dangerous land, having been whipped away by a cyclone from her home in Kansas, USA.

She discovers that the land is called...

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Climbing the Right Ladder is Not Enough build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom May 14, 2021

By Dino Tartaglia 

For the first quarter of 2021 (Jan-Mar), we looked at a bunch of things to help you build your business more effectively, following the simple 3-Step System we use at Success Engineers:

Get Clarity
Get a Plan
Get to Work (and stay on track).

This quarter (Q2: Apr-Jun) in The...

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A Different Twist on ‘Cinderella Syndrome’ build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Apr 18, 2021

By Dino Tartaglia 

 

I’m pretty sure that there’s almost no one left in all-but the most remote corners of the planet who doesn’t know the wonderful fairy story of Cinderella, the beautiful girl who lived with her wicked stepmother and horrid, ugly stepsisters, and who...

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Do You Have a Plan? build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Mar 07, 2021

By Dino Tartaglia

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll tells of a situation where Alice encounters the Cheshire Cat. It's a piece I use a lot to talk about ‘Strategic Direction’, or simply having a Plan to execute and a Place that it'll take you to, if you will. It...

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What Matters Most To You? build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Feb 26, 2021

By Dino Tartaglia

Last month, we started working through our super-simple 3-Step process to help you Build a Joyful, Dependable Business around Being Brilliant at What You Do, so that you can get closer to What Matters Most. If you haven’t read the article, go back and do that now, as...

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Do You Really Need A Bigger Boat? build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Jan 05, 2021

By Dino Tartaglia.

In the gripping 1975 film Jaws (well, it was gripping if you were a teen in 1975 ), there’s a scene where Chief Brody, played by Roy Scheider, is rocked by the sheer size of the eponymous great white shark which is chasing the Orca, the boat he’s in, together with...

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The Powers (And The Dangers) Of Following Your Own Path build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Dec 09, 2020

By Dino Tartaglia

Ever felt hidebound or constrained by what you’re supposed to do? Being told that what feels aligned to you ‘isn’t what works’ or ‘isn’t the way to be successful’?

If you’ve followed any of the things I’ve shared in the TFCEO...

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The Danger Of Ineffective Thinking (Or How Not To Be Wrong) build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Nov 16, 2020

By Dino Tartaglia

Imagine, if you will, that we’re at war and that you’re the person assigned to sort a very specific problem out. In fact, being a wartime problem, the decisions you make will quite literally mean life or death for many people.  

The problem is this: For...

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Feeling Trapped By Your Own Business? build your brilliant business dino tartaglia the workroom Oct 19, 2020

By Dino Tartaglia

There’s an old fable about an eagle that thought he was a chicken.

When the eagle was very small, he fell from the safety of his nest. A chicken farmer found the eagle, brought him to the farm and raised him in a chicken coop among his many chickens. Sure enough, the eagle...

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