Archive For: Personal Development

What Do Little Old Ladies Know?

Too often we dismiss the little old lady. They look frail, mind their own business and get on with life. But I believe we can learn a lot from them.


Today as I was leaving the NSAA Presidential Breakfast with

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Is It Tragic or Magic?

This week I was thinking of one of my parents friends. About 15 years ago their daughter (who was 19) was the passenger in a car that had a major accident. Unfortunately their daughter died. What is more tragic is

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Why Have The Day Off?

The Cup
It’s the Melbourne Cup. In Australia it is referred to as “The Race that Stops the Nation”. In Victoria it is a Public Holiday. It amazes me that we have a public holiday for a horse race!
 

Don’t get me

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How Hard Is It?


Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought that things were just too hard? Some things in your life had changed and now you couldn’t do some of the things that you wanted too? Maybe you weren’t

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How Sharp Is Your Saw?

Saw
The 7th Habit in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is to Sharpen the Saw. What he is saying is how often do you take the time to get better at what you do? Are your skills being

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Do You Share?

Concert Poster
It is amazing how many people in the workplace do not share who they really are with their colleagues. 

They have strong boundaries (almost barriers) around their distinct groups.  Their work friends are never allowed to mix with their social …

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Is It OK to give compliments?

I love looking at ladies shoes – particularly Nine West.
Not in a fetish kind of way, just in a “I appreciate them” kind of way. Guys shoes always seem so boring but ladies shoes have so many fabulous styles.

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What About Me?



It happens to all of us. We have days when our energy is down, our emotions are down and even our mood is down. Everything seems too hard and you just want to get back into bed and tell the

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Is It Really You?

Who Are You
Who are you? No I mean REALLY?

Too often we have masks we wear at work and then a different one for friends and then another for family and then another for our charity groups. After putting so many different

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Have You Got Spirit?

Have You Got Spirit?
faith
There is a trend sneaking up on us. Business is getting spiritual. It is not just the fringe business either. 

  • ANZ Bank has been teaching Meditation as part of their Perform, Grow and Breakout sessions.
  • World

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What Are You Doing?



What a big news weekend!

Aussie Cadel Evans won the Tour De France, a Norwegian man did unspeakable acts, Amy Winehouse died and my Bromance got engaged. Like most big news, within a week we will have forgotten about it …

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Are You Willing?

I almost can’t believe it.


It has been a week without TV!


Last Tuesday, Wifey and I decided that we would turn off the TV for a month. So we turned it off at the wall and unplugged it. Me….who

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Are They That Different?

Are they that different?
I am consistently surprised at the culture shock I get when I travel to the USA. I keep thinking we are so similar (and we are) but we are also so different.

It’s easy to spot

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Are You Crazy?

Toe nailAre You Crazy?

Wifey and I had a great week in Bali. On the last day, we had time to fill in between checkout and our midnight flight. So we went for massages, manicures and pedicures. As they were pedicuring

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