1 percent brains, 99 percent hard work

1 percent brains

In my first week of university, I recall sitting in a lecture doubting my ability. My lecturer said, “Look to your left. Look to your right. By the end of your first semester, one of you won’t be here because you failed or quit”. Such inspiring words for an already nervous 19 year old! I […]

Mistakes successful people make

Mistakes successful people make

Can you make mistakes and be successful? Absolutely, Do some people make mistakes that they never fully recover from? Yes, that happens too. Even I make mistakes (hard to believe, I know) So, what’s the difference between mistakes made by successful versus unsuccessful people? Let’s have a look as some successful people who have made […]

Work-life design is a thing… and today is the day your book begins

Work-Life Design

So, last week, I was singing along to a couple of songs in my morning shower. Contemplating life. One of the songs was “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield. Maybe both of those facts are more than you ever wanted to know about me… but it gave me an idea. I was reminded of a quote I once read in Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

Whatever you want in life, you are already enough

Me, Oct 2019. Pre-occupied with trying to prove myself, again.

I spent most of my young life thinking I wasn’t good enough. In fact, I’ve spent a fair chunk of my adult life feeling the same way. Wherever I was in my life and career, I would question, do I deserve to be here? Sorry, we’ve started our session early. Do you mind if I lay on your couch, while I tell you about my troubles?

How on Earth did we arrive in the Future of Work?

Future of work

“Future of work” is not a new concept but the speed at which it smacked us in the face was a surprise. Mass panic of the pandemic has forced the future of work to become the new world of work. Adjust or die (okay, that might be a little bit dramatic but hey, I’m one coffee down already at 6:33am, so a littled psyched).

7 amazing apps to automate your work or business

Automate

When I suggest you “automate your work”, you probably think that’s only for tech geeks or the high flyers who can afford to pay them. But even the smallest business or the most technically challenged individual can automate everyday routine tasks. “For a man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can […]

Working from home for small business teams

Work from home

Working from home has been a hot topic in recent years but never more so than now, as recent environmental and now pandemic events threaten the survival of many small and micro-businesses. Fears of a pandemic are quite extreme, however, other less threatening events have also disrupted businesses recently. Consider recent bushfires in Australia, which […]