“When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?”

  That question came from the end of the phone, with a cute giggle, a sweet voice and I was picturing a mischievous smile of a Southern African beauty who had happened to also swipe right on Tinder. This was our first conversation and (she) made an impression. The question stuck with me…and I wanted to write a piece on why I’m always throwing myself into new projects. Trying something new can be daunting. As we leave our comfort zones and venture into the unknown and ego busting world of the new, our inner voice can often stop us as we wonder: ” Why am I...

How a Sri Lankan Refugee Became an Australian Army Major – Six Life Lessons in Self Leadership

I couldn’t be happier and prouder of one of my best mates Major Seralaadan Tharmarajah aka Lavan.  This week, he became a Major in the Australian Army. 19 years ago we both landed on Australian soil to call this land home. Both from single parent households, both from developing countries with a history of racial tensions and violence and both of us looking to find our place in multicultural Australia. We had alot in common as we sat next to each other in our Homebush Boys, Year 10 ESL class! Lavan is not one who usually talks about his journey....

Mindset: The Power of Confusion

The Power of Confusion Have you ever felt confused ? Like your whole world is crashing down, you don’t know which way is up and all that you know and believed is being questioned and challenged. The situation doesn’t feel right, sit right, or make any sense to you. The more you think about it the more the spiral of confusion continues. In the past when i’ve been confused – its led to feelings of frustration, anger and sometimes I just gave up altogether. If your anything like me – you’ve been confused many times in your life, and the...

Mindset: Hardwork vs Patience

Hardwork Vs Patience This guy Gary V inspires me so much. As i sit at home unable to sleep contemplating my next move, my next play, my next transition and transformation – I think of the year that has passed and the years ahead – a voice inside me says that your story has just begun, your story continues and your story inspires. Have faith, trust the process and surrender to life while hustling to your dreams. ‪#‎pumped‬ ‪#‎inspired‬ ‪#‎awe‬ Share this:TweetMorePocketPrintWhatsAppEmailShare on Tumblr

Why People Seek Personal Development ?

Its come to my attention today after seeing two of my coaching clients and speaking to friends this week that there is a perception that because people seek coaching and attend personal development courses that they are : * weak * broken and need fixing * have a troubled past and “need” help * can’t find internal resources in themselves to help themselves Let me assure that although some people may start the journey in self discovery this way, it most certainly isn’t the reason why they may continue the journey. You see life throws us all curve balls at...

Mindset: The Warrior Vs The Soldier

Over the past few month’s I have to admit that I’ve been feeling burnt out on the progress towards my goals especially the one of achieving financial freedom. Waking up in the morning to prospect for new clients , going to the gym to beat my last deadlift, to run faster than my last 5km, to buy another property, to do more personal development than yesterday – fellow dream chasers, holla if you feel me 😀 “Why am I doing this to myself ?” – I thought To Be the Best I Can Be. To Take Every Opportunity. To Never...

Three Lessons from Sailing

Ships Are Safe in Harbour, But that is Not What Ships Are Made For The light from the full moon is shimmering on the water as it hovers just above the horizon like a gold pendant with an invisible chain.  The Sydney skyline with its distinct Harbour Bridge and Sydney tower are peaking over the cliffs of Vaucluse and Manly heads in front of me. Behind me the awakening rising Sun glows above the horizon like the yolk of an egg oozing molten lava. Its about 6.30 am in the morning and I am behind the wheel of a Clipper...

Mindset: Change the Context, Change the Meaning

‪#‎Change‬ the Context – Change the Meaning Today as I walked out of an interview with an innovative tech company, I began to think of how information is given meaning only when context is provided. Take for instance when, we believed the world was flat – humanity lived a certain way, and had various limitations. When humanity realised that the world was round – more possibilities opened up. Imagine what paradigms will be challenged with the immergence of smart cities, big data, internet of things, worlds without borders, free energy (?) Cant wait for the day when Scotty will beam...

Purpose: How To Find Your Purpose

How many of you have thought of what your life purpose is ? Its a question that I have asked myself and Ive heard so many others around me ask themselves. I have met very few people that actually know their life purpose and the vehicle to which they apply their efforts to achieve their dreams. Ive largely found 3 categories of people: 1) Those who know (a small percentage) 2) Those that are seeking, learning and discovering themselves in new ways yet still dont know 3) Those that dont know, dont care and busy themselves with the pursuit of...

Mindset: The Genuine Teacher

How true is this 🙂 Dont the best teachers guide us to discover our greatness, and unleash our potential. So often Ive tried to impress clients, and people with my knowledge, skills and experiences. I had a massive Ego and still do 🙂 Ive realised that I must constantly remind myself to point people to their own truths, assure them of their own journey amd respect the pace of their discovery. And in reminding them… I remind myself to do the same for me… #unleashyourinnerbeast Share this:TweetMorePocketPrintWhatsAppEmailShare on Tumblr