We don’t do it alone

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.

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Where the focus goes, the energy flows.

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.

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Why you should come back to World Domination Summit with me.

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

A new mindset for living a remarkable life – World Domination Summit Begins

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

Unleash the fire within.

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

USA: a welcome new perspective.

On my first day in San Francisco, I asked a recently-made American friend, Kelsey, what she liked most about living there. She thought for all of about 1.4 seconds, then replied;

“The sky. I love the sunsets here.”

Best. Answer. Ever.

An Australian perspective.

Living on our lovely yet lonesome island out in the middle of the ocean can often feel a tad isolating to us Australians. Aside from beautiful New Zealand, we’re not terribly close to…well…anywhere. Continue reading

Welcome!
…finally.

Don’t let the start stop you…and don’t overthink it.

…easier said than done.

For over a year, I have been thinking (and overthinking) about how and why I would begin sharing words and ideas with the world.

The initial decision to begin sharing my writing was made quickly. Since discovering the therapeutic benefits of journaling as a teenager, I have written daily. Words are constantly trying to find their way out of me. Now, it would seem they’d like to be read by humans other than me. Continue reading

Music. The most important thing.

You have to allow yourself to be overwhelmed. You have to be willing to be overwhelmed. You have to have the right music, and you have to be patient.

It isn’t an Afternoon Adventure without the music.

Have you ever noticed that music grows on you? Occasionally (and I love it when this happens), the music will catch you from the first listen. You’ll fall instantly, and you’ll do anything to hear it again. The sooner the better, and never mind if it happens 5 times in a row before you start to worry you’re over-doing it (the risk, that you’ll get sick of it). Continue reading