Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon

Business Lessons for RTOs from
my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books

As you know, I usually do things a little bit differently and I love being a bit quirky.  So rather than just an article on a specific topic or idea, I’ve decided my weekly Blog will be using one of my favourite Movies, TV Shows or Books as my inspiration, and I’m going to draw out the business lessons within them.

This gives me an opportunity to not only share some insights and hopefully some helpful tips to make running your RTO a little easier, but it may take you down memory lane as my selection may be one of your favourites as well.  Or I may hit a nerve (oh not that one!) and I apologise now if that happens.  Or maybe it will prompt interest and you’ll head to Netflix or your local library to get a copy.

Either way, I hope you find not only some light amusement in my weekly Blogs but also (and more importantly) some food for thought and ideas you can immediately implement to help you build, manage and grow a simple profitable RTO business you actually love.

So how does it work?

Each month, I will choose one of my favourite Movies, TV Shows or Books and use that as inspiration for the entire month.

Then each week will run like this:

Week 1            Business Focus
Week 2            People Focus
Week 3            Systems Focus
Week 4/5         Summary

As I’m all about helping RTOs to get CLEAR on their Business, People and Systems, this means you get a little bit of help each month on each of these 3 key focus areas.

So please enjoy my weekly Blogs, and don’t forget to subscribe so it comes straight to your inbox each week.

Are you accepting consistent failure?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Are you accepting consistent failure? Billy Beane               Is losing fun? Is losing FUN?Players                      NoBilly...

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Facts or Emotion: What’s driving your RTO?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Facts or Emotion:  What's driving your RTO? People are overlooked for a variety of biased reasons and perceived flaws.  Age, appearance,...

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Ask the right question

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Ask the Right Question Billy Beane              No matter how successful you are, change is always good.  There can never be a status quo. ...

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What’s Your Source?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   What's Your Source? Mackensie McHale           We’re not going based on tweets from witnesses we can’t talk to. What credible news agency would...

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Right versus Mistake: What’s Your Score?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Right versus Mistake?  What's Your Score? Will McAvoy           Except for the things we did wrong, we did everything right.When I work with...

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What’s the Expectation of Truth?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   What's the Expectation of Truth? Sloan Sabbith         You’re using the word ‘journalism’ which means there is an expectation that what they’re...

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Problem? What Problem?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Problem?  What Problem? This month’s Blog takes inspiration from one of my favourite TV Shows: The Newsroom.From the writers of The West Wing...

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If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes When you read Dale Carnegie’s book, I’m sure like me, your response to each principle will be , ‘Well of...

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Stick or Carrot? What’s Your Modus Operandi?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Stick or Carrot: What's Your Modus Operandi? Think about the first time you learnt a new skill, be it at work or a hobby? Was the person...

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How often do you hold up the mirror?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   How often do you hold up the mirror? For many people running businesses including RTOs, the word ‘feedback’ is filled with dread and...

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Do You Have the Desire to Excel?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Do You Have the Desire to Excel? Charles Schwab     The way to get things done is to stimulate competition.  I do not mean in a sordid money...

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What’s your RTO’s worst nightmare?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   What's your RTO's worst nightmare? E.L.F.S. Leader       We’re your worst nightmare.   Elves with Attitude.I wonder if you were drawn in by the...

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When did you last remember the good stuff?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   When did you last remember the good stuff? Santa                         I think the milk’s a little sour.Sarah                        It’s soy...

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Systems only work if everyone believes in them

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Systems only work if everyone believes in them Neil                What about Santa’s reindeer?  Have you seen reindeer fly? Charlie         ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   It's the most wonderful time of the year Little Elf Judy         Seeing isn’t believing.   Believing is seeing.As we draw close to Christmas, I...

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Are you building on the wonderfulness of your people?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara SimonBusiness Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Are you building on the wonderfulness of your people? Tigger                      The wonderful thing about Tiggers is Tiggers are wonderful...

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It doesn’t hurt to be prepared

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   It doesn't hurt to be prepared Eeyore                      I shouldn’t be surprised if it hailed. This is such a typical Eeyore phrase because...

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Have you lost sight of what’s important?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Have you lost sight of what's important? Christopher Robin             You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution For many of us...

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You never know what Nothing might bring

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   You never know what Nothing might bring Winnie The Pooh   Sometimes the thing to do is Nothing.  It often leads to the best Something I grew up...

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If only they’d followed instructions

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   If only they'd followed instructions Goose The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid. Now...

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Systems only work if everyone follows them

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Systems only work if everyone follows them Viper             The hard deck for this hop was 10000 feet.  You knew it, you broke it. ...

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Do you like everyone you’re flying with?

Behind The Scenes: Weekly Blog by Tamara Simon Business Lessons for RTOs from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books   Do you like everyone you're flying with? Iceman                     Maverick, it’s not your flying, it’s your attitude.  The enemy’s dangerous...

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Wavell Heights North QLD 4012

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