Whether we know it or not, 2017 is going to call upon us to dare in new and uncomfortable ways. The opportunities for growth are endless, so long as we can remain present, engaged and connected with our own lives. For me, this means mentally preparing for the year ahead, and building up as much gumption and gusto as I can to hit the ground running. Continue reading
When you are truly happy, you are your authentic self. There is no need to be anything but.
When you are truly yourself, things make sense. Dots connect. You wonder why the hell you didn’t find a way here sooner. Continue reading
How does pressure impact you, your work and your mindset? Continue reading
Life-hacking for happiness, abundance and freedom …
A personal voyage.
Embracing fear and uncertainty.
It’s been an interesting time.
Following my recent travel adventure, I have returned to Brisbane to have had my life trajectory — largely, by my own initiation — thrown into uncertainty and disarray. After a great deal of soul-searching over long period of time, I have come to acknowledge areas of both my personal and professional life that are no longer truly optimised for my long-term-happiness, or that of the people I love. With this knowledge, I have chosen to indefinitely set aside my feelings of short-term comfort, familiarity and safety in order to strive for something far more important:
True, long-term self-actualisation. Continue reading
Inspiration isn’t the problem.
When you can free your thoughts to go where they want, while remaining curious, mindful, non-judgemental and compassionate, you find yourself overcome with ideas; wondrous, explosive moments where the dots momentarily connect.
In fact, the inspiration part is easy. Too easy. Continue reading
During his keynote speech at World Domination Summit, Zack Anner openly expressed his gratitude for his best friend. Since Kindergarten, this person has been a constant companion for Zack (who has Cerebral Palsy & is wheelchair-bound). As result of the love of his friend, Zack has had opportunities, experiences and joys that would have otherwise never been possible.
Zack then set a homework task for everyone in the audience; think of someone who was there for you at some point in your life—someone who helped you grow—then, during lunch break call them, and thank them.
I called my Mum.
I love coming home after an international adventure. It always feels like a new start.
…and I feel like something exciting is coming.
Over the last five weeks, I have had the opportunity to afternoon adventure in some pretty damn phenomenal places. But when it comes down to it, this well-trodden, 2-hour walking route in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Australia is really just as good.
It’s great to be home.
Today, I turn 31.
It is the first birthday I have ever spent alone, without family or friends close by. With World Domination Summit only just wrapped up, this is probably a good thing. I have some serious thinking to do.
I have happily decided to embrace this opportunity by heading out on a full-day walking adventure throughout Portland. I really don’t see any other choice. Continue reading
48 hours ago…
‘The Burglars’ by Animal Collective plays in my ears. Everyone on this flight (Calgary, Canada to Portland, USA) seems to be asleep already, but I can barely sit still. Waiting for the captain to switch off the seat-belt sign so I can retrieve my laptop and start writing is too much. iPhone notes it is.
It seems fitting that I would be writing this post on the way to my final and most important destination of this whole travel adventure. In fact, this particular destination is the reason the whole adventure happened at all. Continue reading
Each one of us contains an endless, immeasurable supply of magic. There is a creative fire in all of us; if you are human and alive, you are creative. Sometimes the fire roars loudly, impossible to contain. Other times, it is barely a flicker. But it never goes out; it cannot go out.
It is this fire—this creative force within us all— that the world is always crying out for. The difficulty is that that flame can be shy, and elusive. The search for the fire within us is rarely an easy one. Continue reading