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Bad things happen…

Who has had enough? Had enough of all the bad news? Climatic challenges are heavy – the cyclones, droughts, bushfires, pathetic role modelling by our so-called senior politicians and community leaders, increasingly poor economic news, crime rates, suicides, domestic...

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Rise Up

I write this article from a hotel room in Wagga Wagga after working with a community experiencing extreme drought. I am very conscious that many people who are reading this are recovering from indescribable tragedy as a result of the “once in a 100 year” rain event in...

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Live Life “Large” in 2019

How big is your world? If it isn’t at all, may I suggest for 2019 that you live your life as large as possible! Just prior to Christmas on the other side of the world, I was having a discussion with a young couple who were like any young couple - full of ambition,...

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Release the anchor!

“Lose weight, join a gym, get a new job, spend more time with the children…” How many of these sounds familiar? It’s that great time of year where we all look forward to the coming year and set resolutions for ourselves. Yet, like gym memberships, I wonder how many...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?...

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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 many of us put...

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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...

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