How to create a more positive, constructive and productive mindset in 5 mins

How to create a more positive, constructive and productive mindset in 5 mins

"Usually, negative news goes faster, further, and deeper on social networks -- so we are much more exposed to negative news than positive news,"  Social media feeds provide the majority of us with our world views in this day in age – they (knowingly or unknowingly) dictate how you think/feel and ultimately make decisions.  A...

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How to create a more positive, constructive and productive mindset in 5 mins

How to create a more positive, constructive and productive mindset in 5 mins

"Usually, negative news goes faster, further, and deeper on social networks -- so we are much more exposed to negative news than positive news,"  Social media feeds provide the majority...

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There is help out there - don't be too proud to ask for it

There is help out there - don't be too proud to ask for it

At TradeMutt, we have spent two years having conversations with everyday Australians just like you who are down on the ground and doing the hard yards. We know that one of...

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Your emotions may drive you, but how you cope will define you

Your emotions may drive you, but how you cope will define you

Life throws curve balls all the time, and we can’t control the pace or the swing of it. But we can still grip onto the bat and throw the kitchen...

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Happy Birthday Mutters!

Happy Birthday Mutters!

G’day Legends  We can’t believe it’s already been two since Channel 7 gave us a platform to launch and grow Trademutt, taking a simple idea and turning it into a thriving...

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New Goal - become a selfish prick

New Goal - become a selfish prick

What is it they say when the masks drop on an aircraft? Fit your own mask before helping anyone else? There is a lot to take out of that analogy...

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It's so much more than a game - Team sport is saving lives

It's so much more than a game - Team sport is saving lives

On every TradeMutt shirt pocket, there are four very powerful letters. Individually, they don’t mean much. But together, they send an incredible message that creates a sense of belonging that so many people desperately need. 

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TRADEMUTT TURNS 2?

TRADEMUTT TURNS 2?

That mantra was simply a light-hearted quip, but behind the line was a much deeper concern that we both felt; we may fail as a business. It was not something...

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WORKSITE BULLYING - ARE YOU TAKING THE PISS?

WORKSITE BULLYING - ARE YOU TAKING THE PISS?

There is something that we do in Australia that we do better than anywhere else in the world. We take the piss. We take the piss out of ourselves and...

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You know you're going to fail anyway, so why bother?

You know you're going to fail anyway, so why bother?

“Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation, count on discipline” - Jocko Willink, Ex-Navy SEAL.  I...

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I drank too much and pissed the bed...again!

I drank too much and pissed the bed...again!

“I love a success story, but even more than a success story; I like a dude who fucks his life up and gets his life together again story.” - Joe...

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Tradies and finances - We have no F****** idea what we're doing and some of us are paying the price with our lives

Tradies and finances - We have no F****** idea what we're doing and some of us are paying the price with our lives

When I finished my trade, I went from being an apprentice who had no idea what I was doing to becoming a tradie that had no idea what I was doing but...

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Men no longer have purpose and it's killing them

Men no longer have purpose and it's killing them

No one really has their shit together so stop putting so much pressure on yourself to have life sorted out when you haven’t even given yourself a chance to live yet. 

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The True Cost of The Silly Season

The True Cost of The Silly Season

When the silly season rolls around, so too does the influx of propaganda brainwashing us with the concept that Christmas cheer and happiness is the by-product of spending money on...

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Family Chaos And Celebration

Family Chaos And Celebration

December is the one month of the year that seems to sneak up out of nowhere even though you know exactly where it lands on the calendar. It’s a very...

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Taking Time To Wind Down

Taking Time To Wind Down

Hectic time of year, rushing around to get things finished, busting your arse

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Feeling Isolated During The Holiday Season

Feeling Isolated During The Holiday Season

Although we are told that this time of year should be all about family, friends and togetherness, the reality for so many individuals is that the festive period can make...

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What We've Been up to

What We've Been up to

G’day Mutters! Thanks for your continued support of TradeMutt and our mission of making an invisible issue impossible to ignore. We’ve had a very successful couple of months working on...

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Healthy blokes have healthy conversations

Healthy blokes have healthy conversations

Nick Sutherland is back this week and is writing from the heart. When we talk about keeping it real, Sutho is ticking the box in a big way. Read about...

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Is it time to redefine success?

Is it time to redefine success?

Our mate Nick Sutherland is back this week to spark up a conversation around the word "success" and what that actually means to us. Success at work, success in relationships...

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What does it mean to 'Bare All'?

What does it mean to 'Bare All'?

What does it mean to 'Bare All'? This was theme of the inaugural Comet Charity Ball that Ed and I spoke at, and although we considered taking the theme seriously...

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Don't be a d**k head - Get your skin checked!

Don't be a d**k head - Get your skin checked!

Ed and I were lucky enough to be a part of The Naked Gardiners for this years Melanoma March around Brisbane. We were there supporting and celebrating the fact that...

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What's the real cost of

What's the real cost of "working hard"

Following on from his first blog post "Burnout or balance - your choice", where Nick Sutherland explored the signs of a breakdown and why it's important to find balance, this...

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Thanks for a cracker of a year!

Thanks for a cracker of a year!

This weeks blog is a bit of a reflection on what has been a whirlwind year for TradeMutt. We're so grateful for the support that we've had and the family...

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MAKE TIME FOR YOUR MATES

MAKE TIME FOR YOUR MATES

As life happens to us all, our situations change and we as people change too. As we navigate our way through it all, we often find that we slowly drift...

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Burnout or Balance - Your Choice!

Burnout or Balance - Your Choice!

This week we handed over the reigns to our good mate and psychological therapist Nick Sutherland aka Mr Myndfit. He writes about why men at the age of 40 are...

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