‘Idealisation’ – A New Word with a BIG Meaning

Thank You WaterThere’s a new word to describe a wonderful movement that started here in Melbourne just five years ago which has been taking our country by storm. Idealisation – The Realisation of an Ideal through an Idea whose time has come. The cause that I speak of is Thankyou Water – until recently a little known social enterprise which is destined to have a global impact on the provision of safe water to those communities for whom safe drinking water, staple food and basic hygiene is a non-existent commodity. I know that the catch-phrase ‘Social Entrepreneurism’ has been bandied about to explain this new breed of thinking where ‘making a difference’ in the world goes well beyond just plain charity, but I believe that this new description of mine, “Idealisation,”  better describes the essence of what this amazing young team of social entrepreneurs is all about. Here’s a short history of their incredible journey so far… [Read more...]

If a Tree Falls in a Forest…

Trees in ForestTo complete that famous question… ‘If a Tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it actually make a sound?’ Although this is a philosophical question regarding the nature of reality and whether it actually exists without the existence of the observer to witness and judge the event, I would like to hijack that question and move it to another context that I believe concerns us all… [Read more...]

What if your Darkest Moment was actually your Greatest Gift?

Heart Shaped CloudThis was the question that Mastin Kipp, blogger to over 600,000 people daily on his site www.TheDailyLove.com asked of himself and all of his followers recently. It is of particular significance to me this week because a very dear friend and colleague of mine is going through one of those moments as I write. JK RowlingI thought I would pose this question to my friend and to every one of you and in so doing, remind you of the quote attributed to famed author, J.K. Rowling, whom we all know had quite a long relationship with life’s dark clouds before the silver linings finally shone through. As J.K.  said… “Rock Bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” Who hasn’t had a time in their life when every seed that was sown seemed to fall on arid ground? I know I have… [Read more...]

Breaking the 77 year Drought at Wimbledon – the Hidden Message from Andy Murray

Andy Murray wins at WimbledonFor all of those people who woke up to the news this morning that the Wimbledon men’s singles drought has finally been broken after 77 years by Briton Andy Murray, spare a thought for the message he shares. I feel it teaches all of us something about the true meaning of success and what it represents. [Read more...]

Once You have Set your Goal, here are Six Steps to Keeping on Track

The Goal is the JourneyNow that you have set a well designed goal and you know where you are heading, here are six steps to keeping on track. [Read more...]

The Seven Steps to Goal Setting Mastery

Kicking GoalWe all accept that having goals to work towards give our work meaning as well as a way of measuring our progress along the way, but unfortunately too few people actually have a blueprint for setting those goals in a meaningful way. Here are some steps to Goal Setting MASTERY… [Read more...]

The Awesome Power of Focus vs the Awful Consequences of Lack of Focus

Karl WallendaIt has often been said that we consciously use only 8-10% of the power of our mind every day. If that is the case, then 90% of the most powerful resource we have may be going untapped, or at least, underutilised. Here is a tragic story I read many years ago of the misuse of focus when it mattered most… [Read more...]