The 5 stages of burnout…and how to get out of each one

The 5 stages of burnout…and how to get out of each one

Quick check-in:  Are you tired?  Feeling unmotivated?  Getting angry and snapping at your partner, kids, or farmhand?  Suffering from headaches, stomachaches, or intestinal issues?  Generally not feeling a sense of purpose or accomplishment on the farm? If you...

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Every farmer avoids this…and it costs them everything.

Every farmer avoids this…and it costs them everything.

My countdownCountdown ^^ This is a countdown to the day you hang up your Akubra for the last time and head to the great farm in the sky. Okay, maybe not the exact day. But the reality is, all of us have a countdown timer like this...we just don’t spend much time...

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The 4 biggest tax mistakes that cost farmers thousands

The 4 biggest tax mistakes that cost farmers thousands

Ahh, that blissful feeling of finishing your year-end financials.  You’ve totaled the bank balances. Listed your income and expenses. Painstakingly answered the 101 questions from your accountant. And even though you’re breathing a sigh of relief because you’re...

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Ready, Steady…… GROW!

Ready, Steady…… GROW!

Do you aspire to be a big operator? Do you dream of being the biggest farmer with the most land in your area? Do you get a major kick when you think of buying out your neighbours? If so, Pump Up Scale (the eighth level of the TOP Producers Model) will help get you...

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The 3 steps to growing your farm without you being there

The 3 steps to growing your farm without you being there

Imagine for a minute that you’re a dentist and you own a one-person business… You genuinely love what you do. You spend your days cleaning the teeth of your patients. Your schedule is jam-packed and you feel a real sense of accomplishment after a hard day’s work....

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The best ways to grow your wealth…safely

The best ways to grow your wealth…safely

 Farming is inconsistent.  Some years, you make money...others you don’t.  The theory goes, out of every six years, you’ll make money in four of those years and you’ll lose money in two of them. It’s all part of the game. That’s why it’s so important to be clever with...

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How to reduce your biggest cost on the farm

How to reduce your biggest cost on the farm

Are you wasting time without even knowing it? Years ago, when I lived in Brisbane, I got up at 4:30 in the morning. I woke up before the sun so I could meet a mate of mine and train with him at the gym. After six months of doing this, I happened to mention to him the...

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To scale or not to scale…. that is the question

To scale or not to scale…. that is the question

Too many farmers push themselves to always keep growing simply because they think it’s what they “should” do. Do you agree? There are benefits to growing your team and scaling your farm (and we’ll talk more about that in a minute.) But there are also other options...

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6 steps to take you from family farm to well-run business

6 steps to take you from family farm to well-run business

If you ask me, it’s an absolute waste of time... ...to try and manage things you can’t control. No matter how hard you work, you’ll never be able to control the weather, your family’s actions, or interest rates at the bank. So I’d rather help you focus your limited...

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Decision making – wing it or win it?

Decision making – wing it or win it?

When most farmers make decisions, they wing it. They don’t have any tools or systems to help them decide whether something is a good financial decision or a bad one. ...Which leads to bad decisions that cause big problems like: Unnecessary spending Constrained...

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The 3 key financial figures profitable farmers track

The 3 key financial figures profitable farmers track

Most farmers struggle with profits. Even if your revenues are high, you can still lose money after all your costs, interest payments, and other expenses are paid out. Like our student Travis.. In the 2014/2015 year, he and his brother had a great revenue on the farm -...

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The 7 deadly sins that keep most farmers stuck

The 7 deadly sins that keep most farmers stuck

Between Greg and I, we’ve been working with farmers for 50 years.  And during that time, we’ve noticed a really troubling trend:  Most farmers stay stuck, forever.  Longer than forever, actually…  Because they spend a lifetime stuck and then pass that legacy down to...

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These business lessons could’ve helped my dad’s farm

These business lessons could’ve helped my dad’s farm

The biggest fear for most farmers? (and for most people in general?) Failure. The thought of giving it your all but still not making the cut terrifies a lot of people. I guess I’m not like most people in this respect. Because I’m quite open about the fact that I’ve...

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The 8 mistakes that keep farmers broke

The 8 mistakes that keep farmers broke

Here at Farm Owners Academy, we've worked with all kinds of farmers over the years: Rich ones Broke ones Ones who feel real joy and purpose in their work Startups Experienced farmers And...ones who spend every day stressed out, burnt out, and zoned out because they’re...

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The 7-step plan to higher profits on the farm

The 7-step plan to higher profits on the farm

“How do I make more money on my farm?” That’s got to be the top question farmers ask us. It’s up there with… How do I get more time off? How can I increase yields? and... How can I strike a deal with the weather gods for great rainfall this season? Whether you dream...

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Negotiation Skills Training

Negotiation Skills Training

In This Session … Learn why negotiation is so important and that we are negotiating every day Understand how to reach compromise instead of resolution and find a win-win every time How to help someone really understand what it is you want and why its a must for them...

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Interview with Tim & Cheryl Freak

Interview with Tim & Cheryl Freak

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning, rolling over in bed, smiling at your partner and saying "Honey – let’s go to Fiji for the next two weeks".  Your wife agrees, and you are off! Now imagine coming back from your holiday to find things on your farm have actually...

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How to create financial freedom on your farm

How to create financial freedom on your farm

Running a farm is hard work……..And running a business is hard work. Combine this into a running a farming business, and well, it’s extremely challenging and we take our hats off to you for doing it!!!! They say farmers choose farming for freedom….but we know that this...

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The biggest lessons to help farmers succeed in business

The biggest lessons to help farmers succeed in business

The biggest lessons to help farmers succeed in business I started my career as a Business Coach 20 years ago. Having clocked over 10,000 hours of coaching and working with over 1,000 clients, I see some amazing similarities to why some exceed and why others don’t. The...

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Interview with Greg Johnsson

Interview with Greg Johnsson

Greg Johnsson - veterinary business owner and specialist sheep consultant.  Greg's passion for improving enterprise productivity and profitability for commercial sheep farmers has spanned for almost 40 decades through the activities of his consultancy group, the...

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Interview with David Westbrook

Interview with David Westbrook

https://youtu.be/sPDCrxkF8gA In this video, David explains the challenges of being an isolated farmer and not always knowing where to focus his time and effort.

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Mindset Determines Everything

Mindset Determines Everything

https://youtu.be/yTnkkUX3o-I Your mindset and attitude is everything. IT determines everything. Have a listen to this video hosted by Andrew Roberts who will talk you through setting your mindset and change your attitude.

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Commitment

Commitment

https://youtu.be/Pdl_IcyMGac If you’re going to get into something you might as well get in. If you’re not going to get into something you might as well get out.

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