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
It feels like it’s been 2016 for a long time. 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
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche. Continue reading
How does pressure impact you, your work and your mindset? Continue reading
How are you?
In these (still) very early days of my ‘writing adventure’, as I’m calling it, I haven’t talked to you much. I’ve written some words and hit publish, but I haven’t really made much of an effort to speak directly the small number of remarkable people who are reading. I want to change that.
If you haven’t seen it already and are wondering what this is all about, I recently wrote a little about my new quest, ‘The True North Project’.
I want to ask you a question.
I’m tempted to ask ‘Are you happy?’, but I’m not going to do it. If you’re reading this, you’re probably quite a happy person. You’ve probably got many things in your life that, in some small way or another, make you very happy and for which you feel grateful. Yes, soul-nourishing happiness is my overall goal with this project, but I feel like there is a better question to be asked…2 questions, in fact:
Do you feel there is something more for you?
Do you feel like something is missing? 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.