Business Plans & Business Models: do you really need them?

The answer is yes. Simply put, a Business Model is a document or plan that details the day-to-day operations of a business that are involved in making money. In comparison, a Business Plan has a lot more to do with the structure and context of a business. It will include information such as mission andContinue reading “Business Plans & Business Models: do you really need them?”

How I Accidentally Became a Diesel Mechanic

I wanted to change the content up this week – since we’re still at the beginning stages of this journey together – and share my story of how I became a diesel mechanic, which, by the way, was an accident! I had the opportunity to speak to seven different groups of year 9 students atContinue reading “How I Accidentally Became a Diesel Mechanic”

Business Structure

If you’re interested in watching instead of reading, check out my video at the bottom of the page! Before you can begin any of the admin set-up for your business, you need to decide on a business structure. As I was getting into business with two other people, I went the extra step and soughtContinue reading “Business Structure”

Starting a Mechanical Business.

Despite growing up in a family business and developing a deep passion for the creativity and complexity of business and entrepreneurship, I never saw myself starting a business as a Heavy Vehicle Diesel Mechanic. It may sound counter intuitive – especially as I qualified in the trade after falling in love with the work straightContinue reading “Starting a Mechanical Business.”

A Comment on Work Experience.

I was recently asked to make a short video talking about the value of Work Experience for my high school. It’s an exciting topic for me because Work Experience was a pivotal moment in my life. Due to the industry connection between my first employer and my high school’s Trade Training Center, I was able toContinue reading “A Comment on Work Experience.”

My Transition from Automotive to Mining

This year I made the transition from the automotive industry to mining. Translation: I have gone from working on 4.5-tonne trucks to maintaining earthmoving equipment the size of houses! In case you need a visual representation of the scale of the earthmoving equipment: I left behind my work friends, product knowledge, network, and reputation toContinue reading “My Transition from Automotive to Mining”

Becoming a Minority, a memoir.

It was never my intention to make myself a minority. I always had a chip on my shoulder about my upbringing – as does any teenager who gives up their weekends for their parent’s business – but it never drove me to intentionally seek uncommon pathways…

Qualified.

I am now a qualified Heavy Vehicle Technician, seven months earlier than my anticipated completion date, and work feels the exact same! Am I disillusioned? No. I knew it would feel like this. For the last three and a half years my identity has been ‘apprentice diesel mechanic’. I never called myself just a ‘dieselContinue reading “Qualified.”

Perfectionism

With the current world situation, many life plans have been disturbed, lifestyles have been dramatically altered and even as an essential worker (where the only real workplace change I’ve experienced is work hour adjustments) I feel the increased stress and turbulence myself through the impact it has on my family and friends. More than ever,Continue reading “Perfectionism”