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Fail-Forward

Fail or Not to Fail? When is the last time you tried something new? The more years we lived the less inclined we become to taking risks and trying new things. As humans we applaud those who reach great heights of achievements or conquer obstacles. When a child takes their first steps our natural reaction is … Read more

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Giving is always better than Getting

Christmas is almost upon us. Even if you don’t celebrate this particular holiday, it’s hard to avoid all the fuss and merriment going on everywhere. A lot of the festivities these days can be over the top and superficial and it’s easy to forget those who are doing it tough. So how about this year … Read more

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Collaborative Mental Health in 3 easy steps

Collaborative Mental Health in 3 Easy Steps Here at The Lab Factory, we love our members, affectionately called “Labbies”. We care about their business, but we also care about the people behind the business. “All work and no play make’s Jack a dull boy” is a very fitting proverb in this co-sharing work space. So, it … Read more

Saying NO to normal work practices

Saying NO to normal work practices

Saying no to normal work practices can be very hard to do. Especially when you are trying to build up a successful business. You don’t want to blend into the background and do what is normally done. But at the same time, you don’t want to do what everyone else is doing just for the sake of … Read more

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Getting Aligned, Staying Aligned

Alignment is when your outward actions reflect your internal values. This month at The Lab we are focusing on Alignment. Most of the issues we face in life and in our business are due to misalignment. You could almost venture to say that all problems are somehow due to alignment. MISALIGNED EXPECTATIONS Expectations can be … Read more

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SIMPLICITY THROUGH ACTION

STUCK PREPARING Recently at one of our Morning Think Tanks at The Lab we had a conversation around our habit of getting stuck preparing for action. We can often find ourselves spending lots of time and energy on the preparation for action as a means for avoiding the action itself. This sort of behaviour pattern … Read more

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The Power and Simplicity of “No”

No…The Simplicity of it. Recently I heard about a study of some of the world’s most successful people. In the study they found that the more successful a person was, the more often they said no. Most successful people in the world say no to almost every opportunity given to them. They save their “yes” for the … Read more

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Simply Human- Collaboration Creates Simplicity

SIMPLICITY- HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED This month we are focusing our attention on simplifying. Simplicity is defined as “To make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier.” Today we are going to be looking at how collaboration creates simplicity. In so many ways our lives are more complex than they have ever been- social media, smart phones, and the internet have all contributed … Read more

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Magic Air of Collaboration

As I sit and write in this little office of mine tucked away in The Lab I can’t help but feel that a greatness is brewing in these walls. I’m here by myself before everyone else has arrive, and it’s given a moment to reflect. SUPERGRAPHICS This morning I watched a short eight-minute documentary about … Read more

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TEDtalks on Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Ken Robinson is a British speaker, author, and education enthusiast. His talk discusses the stigmatisation behind creative mistakes and encourages changes to our educational systems. Ken Robinson touches on the hierarchy of education systems around the world and the pyramid of subject favourability- mathematics and languages being highly favoured, followed by humanities, leaving the arts at the bottom. Ken says, “by the time they get to be adults, most … Read more