Surviving Christmas…

Surviving Christmas…

December is a hectic time for us all – at a professional and personal level. It is a time where things need to get done “before Christmas”. So, it is worth taking some time out to reflect on some hints for getting yourself through the Christmas period. Be safe: There...
How to Slow Down Time

How to Slow Down Time

Where has this year gone? Are you feeling like you’re on a treadmill that seems to be speeding up? Do the time gaps between annual events such as birthdays, holidays, Christmas, Easter and the Melbourne Cup get smaller and smaller? Wasn’t it only yesterday that we...
What is your special gift?

What is your special gift?

“So, what is your special gift?” I asked my client, trying to get herself out of her negative “funk”. Her reply was typical of the many people going through a tough time – “I haven’t got any. There is nothing special about me – I am just a normal person!” Stop right...
Build the Boundary.

Build the Boundary.

One of the very good things about working in the agribusiness sector is that I get to work with many people who care – about their crops, theirs and other businesses,  their reputations. This care leads to better people, better businesses, better results and a better...
Slay the Imposter Monster!

Slay the Imposter Monster!

Ever looked around the room and thought “How did I get here?” or “I’m not good enough to be here…” Ever been asked your opinion on something and thought, “Why would they ask me? What would my opinion matter? What would I know?” Ever been asked the secret to your...
Think, Don’t Overthink.

Think, Don’t Overthink.

Stop and listen to what’s going on inside your head right now. “Where will I get that info for my assignment from?”, “Why did that person do that?”, “Were they trying to deliberately upset me?” What will they think of me?” “Surely they realised that …” Sound familiar?...
Raise Your Base

Raise Your Base

“I will be happy when…” now finish off that sentence for yourself. What about – “When I win the lotto…” or “When the children are grown up and leave home…” or “When my partner…” You know, the most damaging word is in that first sentence – “when”. So...
The Hero Within

The Hero Within

Where do you get your inspiration from? I don’t know about you but I am suffering from a lack of inspiration from our so called “leaders”. Recent behaviour from Canberra and other places have only added to this lack of inspiration. I am the last person to judge...
Sticks and Stones…

Sticks and Stones…

I didn’t know my name was Dennis until about age 6. I thought it was boofhead. Dad always referred to me (and my brothers for that matter) by this nickname. Granted, it was more of a term of endearment, but it stuck with me. Because words can do that. There has never...
Grant my wishes…please!

Grant my wishes…please!

My wish is that someday soon my job will be redundant. There is a job on a boat operating out of Port Douglas that involves making people cups of tea and making them laugh that has my name on it! If my job is redundant, then this would mean that everyone I work with...