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Website Launch: Holford Welding & Engineering

Early this month we launched  www.holfordwelding.com.au a local hunter valley business  offering Welding, Fabrication, Vehicle Modification & Vehicle Repair – Hunter Valley and Australia Wide.

HOLFORD Engineering & Welding can provide all your Welding
Supervision & Inspection services complying with Australian &
International Standards in the Hunter Valley.

We also do Automotive Modifications like Engine Conversions, Hat Rod
Chassis Fabrication, Minor to Major repairs & Modification to Cars
& Light Commercial Vehicles

With 35 years experience in welding and fabrications and 35 years
experience in vehicle modification and repairs.  Your local team at
Holford Engineering & Welding look forward to assisting your

       ♦ 35 years experience in Welding and Fabrication
       ♦ 35 years experience in Vehicle Modification and Repair
       ♦ Certified Structural & Pressure Welding Supervisor
       ♦ CERTIFIED PRESSURE WELDER – Mig, Tig, Stick
       ♦ Qualified Motor Mechanic.

February – Flying Fast!

February seemed to fly by so fast..  The first 3 weeks were packed with  client work and getting things in order for my trip to Canberra for a business retreat, the last was the week that was my personal retreat and really stepping into another level of business knowledge and understanding:

The goals this month were to:

* Take on 3 new website clients, [ SUCCESS ]
* Schedule in around 100 hours of work within first 3 weeks of Feb  [ SUCCESS ]
* Implement Maintenance Top Up Service  [ SUCCESS ]
* Read first 3 Chapters of E-Myth Revisited  [ SUCCESS ]
* Prepare for Solo Trip to Canberra for Leonie Dawson’s Shining Business Retreat – Canberra [ SUCCESS ]
* Be the sponge…. soak up everything I could at the Shining Business Retreat! [ SUCCESS ]

I want to do a whole other blog post on the retreat as it was truly magical… and something that I am so grateful to have been a part of. The people I met, the knowledge I gained and the overall stepping out of my comfort zone in order to drive 4 1/2 hours out to Canberra one way – on my own  adventure, away from my family  and really soak up 4 days  of amazing experiences  2 days of  business retreat with the wonderful LEONIE DAWSON AND GRANT ANDREW, to take a solid focus on ME and MY BUSINESS.

I came back with a new prospective, with new inspiration and new focus on what I wanted to achieve..  

I came back with new amazing friends, Jennifer, Cheralyn to name a few!

I am so grateful for this entire month! It’s been wonderful!
To many more great things!!!

Phil’s Northern Towing – Website Launched


We’re excited to share the launch of one of our newest clients websites. Introducing …. Phil’s Northern Towing!

Phil’s Northern Towing is a Newcastle & Hunter Valley (24/7 & Emergency Towing Service). If you Need Car Towing Newcastle and surrounding areas? Towing to and from the Hunter Region including Nelsons Bay, Maitland, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Central Coast. Day or night  and available 24/7 hours in emergency, Phil’s Northern Towing Newcastle is your local towing service – Call Phil on 49684713.

Your local tow-truck driver; Phil, has decades of experience in Car Salvage, Car Accident Towing, Vehicle Breakdown Towing, Car Transport, Towing for insurance companies and more. Phil specialises in towing cars and small utility vehicles, with a 4
tonne towing capacity and ability tow two vehicles where needed.

Based in Mayfield, Phil is a local Novacastrian and has an extensive knowledge of the Newcastle and the Hunter Region.

Check out the website here: http://www.philsnortherntowing.com.au

as well as the Facebook Page 

Website Launch : Century Salvage – Vintage Industrial Furniture

We’re excited to share the wonderful updates we’ve just completed and launch of their new Vintage Industrial Furniture
Website. The website features, Antique /Bric-a-brac, Contemporary Art,
Sculptural Lighting and a range of Vintage industrial furniture.

Check out the website at http://www.centurysalvage.com.au/
#vintageindustrialfurniture #huntervalley

You can also find the Century Salvage team on facebook:


What’s happening at NCD HQ – January Overview


Hey there!

How are you? Great start to 2016 here,  we’ve been flat out with all of the events of School Holidays; catching up with family and friends, Christmas and New Years celebrations.   

As a family we’ve have spent days having adventures, outdoors or indoors in the loungeroom or at the local park. Building, cooking, crafting and creating memories.

My daughter has had visitation with her Dad’s family, which has meant that I’ve had a little more time up my sleeve to do some self development study in my “free time”.   

Just like one could expects when “free time” arrives, there are always things to be done and during the second last week of January,  My “free time” – when combined to the local shopping centre… managed to evolve to include a pretty nasty fall  – a sprain my knee and factured my tailbone… (-Yes; I don’t do things in halves!  It’s it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well right??)  after a few visits to the hospital, xrays and doctors appointments – it was safe to say I was done for my quota of excitement for one month…  Time to calm down…  focus on getting back to routine and getting settled.  My injuries are going to take months to heal and there’s not a lot we can do..

On “bedrest”, I’d taken the opportunity whilst we’re not working on client products to really amp up my studies and focus on making the most of the may days of January.

During this amazing month of January we’ve:

  • * Participated in Search Engine Optimisation and Marketing Short Course
  • * Met with some of our amazing local business women for brainstorming sessions
  • * Progressed in our Leonie Dawson Workbooks
  • * Further completed stages of Leonie’s Academy
  • * Planned out several new products and services to be release in 2016
  • * Introduced a new management philosophy into the business
  • * Reached my savings goals ahead of schedule- Saving the needed funds for our Shining Canberra Retreat with Leonie and the Team at the end of February.  

Not to mention started to recover !

This whole process for this month has really flown,  it feels like it was only yesterday we were gearing up for Christmas Day and now we’re moving forward with 2016 at a rapid pace!  Heck, my daughter is in second class this year?  When did that happen??

It’s amazing how we grow, change and adapt to our surroundings…  but it can be scary knowing how fast paced life is – now-a-days…

Whilst I don’t want to wish the time away, as I have heaps of things I want to do this year – 2016… I am so very much looking forward to heading to Canberra next month on a Solo adventure of self growth, learning and development.

Look At Canberra!!!  Natalie Crowe Designs is coming to your neighbourhood! 

Steve Jobs | Top 10 Rules to Success

VIDEO: Steve Jobs – 10 Rules to Success

1. Don’t live a limited life

2. Have passion

3. Design for yourself

4. Don’t sell crap

5. Build a great team

6. Don’t do it for the money

7. Be proud of your products

8. Build around customers

9. Marketing is about Values

10.Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish



Back To School – Back to the Office!

It’s official!!!
We’re back in the office as of the 1st of February 2016.
We’ve been:
  • * Enjoying some quiet time with the family and friends over the holidays.
  • * Working on new business concepts…
  • * Recovering from fractured tailbone and sprained knee.
  • * Phone/Skype mentoring .
  • * Studying online at the Shining Academy.
  • * Reading a tonne of new business resources and getting educated up.
  • * Planning on embarking on a solo trip to Canberra for the Shining Business Retreat.
  • * Writing Course Material for our Business Mentoring course opening later in 2016.
  • * Updating some of our existing clients websites.
  • * Quoting several new website developments.

All this among many other things!

We’re looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Oprah Winfrey’s 10 Rules for Success

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey’s 10 Rules for Success

1.Understand the next right move
2. Seize your opportunity
3. Everyone makes mistakes
4. Work on yourself
5. Run the race as hard as you can
6. #Believe
7. We are all seeking the same thing
8. Find your purpose
9. Stay grounded
10. Relax, it’s going to be okay

SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a8ncSBU-Eg

JIM ROHNS | 10 Top Tips for Success

VIDEO: JIM ROHN’s  Top 10 Rules for Success

1. Let’s do it!
He was born in Yakima, Washington. The Rohns owned and worked a farm in Caldwell, Idaho, where Jim grew up as an only child.

2. Ask for adventure
He started his professional life by working as a stock clerk for department store Sears.

3. Work on yourself
friend invited him to a lecture given by entrepreneur John Earl Shoaff,
and he joined his direct selling business AbundaVita as a distributor.

4. Have a purpose
joined Nutri-Bio in 1957, another direct selling company. It was at
this point that the company’s founders, started to mentor him.

5. You’ve got to dream
After this mentorship, Rohn built one of the largest organizations in the company.

6. Never give up
1960 when Nutri-Bio expanded into Canada, Shoaff and the other founders
selected Rohn as a vice president for the organization.

7. Rely on yourself
After Nutri-Bio went out of business in the early 1960s, Rohn was invited to speak at a meeting of his Rotary Club.

8. Learn from other people
In 1963 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, he gave his first public seminar. He then began presenting seminars all over the country.

9. Say “Enough is Enough!”
He mentored Mark R. Hughes and motivational speaker Tony Robbins in the late 1970s.

10. Think rich
He was the recipient of the 1985 National Speakers Association CPAE Award for excellence in speaking.

SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEgvoIl_zMg

It’s Only Natural To Preserve – Blog


Local Hunter Valley based owner of It’s Only Natural 2 Preserve offers a great resource for preservers worldwide.

With her great experience and knowledge regarding preserving practices and keen eye to make the most of her resources, this great community resource offers some great practical advice for anyone interested in learning to can.

Visit http://www.itsonlynatural2preserve.com.au  and you can also follow It’s Only Natural 2 Preserve on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itsonlynatural2preserve/