You can’t force it to life.

Picture, if you will, a rock…

(go with it for a sec…)

Just a plain old rock, big enough to fit comfortably in your hand. To look at it, there doesn’t seem to be anything immediately special about it. It’s certainly not terribly exciting to look at, and as it is, there would be little value in investing the time into polishing it up.

But deep within this rock, there are rare, highly valuable gemstones to be found. If you chip away at the rock long enough and carefully enough, you will find them. Continue reading

Adventures in Tap Dance & Travel.

It’s been 5 months since Christmas. 5 months.

It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’ve longed to write, and with every passing Sunday (the day I originally chose to release my weekly post), I’m reminded more and more of how much I’d like to refine my organisation and time management skills.

That said, for me, 2017 is quickly solidifying itself as a year of optimistic excitement. Much has been happening. Continue reading

Too much to do and not enough time.

A Multipotential Dilemma

I’m not one for the glorification of ‘busy’. Being busy seems to be a status symbol that many—including myself in past years—wear proudly. While there are certainly many positives of keeping one’s mind occupied with much to do, there is a fine-line that is easily crossed, tipping the scales away from happiness and toward stress.

But I cannot deny: I love work. I thrive on it. Continue reading

Are you ready yet?
Setting Sail on ‘The True North Project’.

Dearest reader,

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

‘The True North Project’

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

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