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    The worst spot for me to be is in my own head.

    I have thoughts that circle around so much that sometimes I find it hard to tell […]

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    One of the great things to come out of having a broken ankle/leg has been the shift of perspective.

    At different stages I have had to use different mobility aids: crutches, wheel […]

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    This is Susan Earl.

    She is an artist, a designer and an award winning director.

    Her short film, Deep Storage, won the only award for short films at Geena Davis’ […]

  • Last week i was fortunate enough to share the day with the other members of the Professional Speakers Association Board as well as our Past National President representative. It was a full on day which had […]

  • During my state of recovery and rest I have revisited some of the classic films we have. One that appeals to me greatly is the original M*A*S*H film.

    The film is very clever in showing the intensity and […]

  • Today marks the last day of the fifth week of my broken leg and ankle (not that I am counting).

    When I talk with my friends, family and customers they are quite surprised how positive I am.

    Now don’t get […]

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    Do you spend much time working on yourself?

    There are many people in this world who think they are pretty magnificent. All you need to do is ask them and they will tell you how good […]

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    I am thrilled to announce that effective today I am the National President of Professional Speakers Australia.

    I have always believed in professional associations and being a member […]

  • Waiting for #Adele #melbourne #etihad
    A post shared by divacultura (@divacultura) on Mar 19, 2017 at 1:22am PDT

    You may be aware that Adele is touring Australia and performing to sellout stadiums […]

  • Ooops!

    It seems I have caused myself a little damage. I was going for a short ride and right outside the front of my house, the back wheel slipped and I fell breaking my ankle.

    I was going about 10 km/h, […]

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    I spent time with the future this weekend.

    Friday night, I hung out with my nephew chatting about all things that a young fella talks about. Watching movies, eating burgers and […]

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    Trying to achieve your goals and get the results you are after can be draining.

    So often you feel like you are alone. It feels like it is you chipping away at a mountain of granite, […]

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    I have deleted the Facebook app off my phone. It is a huge relief.

    Over the past few months I have become more and more disillusioned with Facebook.

    It sucks up huge chunks of my […]

  • Over the weekend I was hosting and presenting at a clients promotional roadshow. On the Sunday the event was at one of the major events centres in Australia.

    The centre itself is very impressive. There […]

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    A few years ago, we had the gutters replaced on our house. They came, measured the existing gutters, quoted for new ones and then we had the job done.

    I have been cursing them ever […]

  • This week is a special week.

    It is a special week because both of my hobbies start again. 

    As I have commented before, I study with Impro Melbourne and sing with Mood Swing and this week we are back i […]

  • Over the weekend my vocal coach, Zerafina Zara, and I went to see one of Australia’s music legends, Chris Wilson.

    Musically, he was amazing. I am yet to see anyone play harmonica better than he does and his […]

  • January is Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) month and I am thrilled to say that I have held this level of Accreditation for the last two years.

    But what does that mean?

    Like many professionals in our […]

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    By now you will have seen all the “New Year, New Goals”, “Make 2017 Your Own”, “Get Things Done in 2017” kind of posts.
    January is the time of year that Gym business make their money […]

  • Last week I was lucky enough to give away a holiday for two people, including tickets to the Super Bowl in Houston, worth over $20,000. It was all part of Air New Zealand’s new launch of Dave, the Frequent […]

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