Author archive for John Shackleton

  • Calling all Financial Advisors!

    By John Shackleton on February 5, 2020
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    This morning I heard a very alarming fact from the CEO of a Financial Services organisation: The suicide rate for financial advisers in Australia is 11 times the national average. That is a very worrying statistic, especially if you sell insurance, offer loans or mortgages or advise people on their investments. Clearly people in that industry are experiencing a large […]
  • Six good reasons to reduce your stress levels

    By John Shackleton on October 16, 2019
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    In our high paced, frantic world most of us are experiencing ever increasing levels of stress. Our days are full of traffic jams, email overload, increasing customer demands, lower profit margins, massive competition etc etc This often leads to the feeling of “Too much to do and not enough time to do it”. Many people are reporting that their stress […]
  • For goodness sake, come to your senses!

    By John Shackleton on February 13, 2019
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    Have you ever had to deal with someone who is suffering from anxiety? Someone who has irrational fears and can’t make a decision or do what they need to do? Anxiety is extremely common these days and is recognised as a form of depression. It is triggered by an, often irrational, fear of what might happen sometime in the future. […]
  • Happy New Year!

    By John Shackleton on January 29, 2019
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    This time of year is traditionally new beginnings, new directions, new goals – the good old New Year’s resolutions. Certainly, this was always my approach in the past – it was a time to sit down and write down my goals for all areas of my life, taking care to ensure they were all SMART goals because, of course, that […]