Everyone needs a mentor in life

Sometimes people come into your life for a moment, a day, or a lifetime. It matters not the time they spent with you, but how they impacted your life in that time. - Unknown

 

If I asked you to picture a mentor, can you tell me what they look like? A wise greying gentleman like Mr Miyagi or Gandalf the Grey, or maybe a little more rugged like Robyn Williams in Good Will Hunting or real-life businessman Mark Bouris? Keen Disney fans might be screaming out examples like Yoda, Jiminy...

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Listen to understand, not to reply

The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. 

― Stephen R. Covey [Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.]

 

There are numerous ways we send and receive messages to each other; we text, we Snapchat, we post stories, we blog, we vlog, we share photos, we comment, we tweet and retweet, we click like and love, we post gifs and memes, we update our status and tell Facebook what’s on our mind, but are all these messages really...

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Unlock your love language to deepen connections

A great relationship is about 2 things: First, appreciating the similarities and second, respecting the differences.
-Unknown

 

Whether it’s a new subject at school, learning the ins and outs of a new work program, or absorbing the latest headlines and updates for current affairs, most people understand that there are individual differences in the ways we learn and retain new information. Some people learn better through visual information, while others prefer written words, or...

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The only moment you can control is the present

"Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. They sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down."

 

Given the thousands of people who have recently been stood down or let go entirely from their jobs thanks to the economic effects of COVID-19, it can feel nearly impossible to not let what’s going on in the world weigh you down.  

On top of the financial strain unemployment...

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How have you been spending the extra hours?

When was the last time you rang your Grandparents? Or shared a yarn with your next-door neighbour? Maybe you’ve been meaning to connect with a local charity or community project, but whether it’s been work, or study or any number of other events in your life, there’s always been a reason to put it off for later.

When people talk about procrastination, they often refer to examples of school or work, putting off writing a report or studying for an exam. So, often we overlook...

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Social Distancing is not Social Disconnection

For the past ten years, I have made it my life’s mission to bring human connection to the forefront of society. To point out how digitally connected we have become and how emotionally disconnected we have become from each other on the back of this.

You see, we can now call someone on the other side of the world from the devices in our pockets. We can wire money around the world in a click of a button or a tap on a screen smaller than a $50 note. Yet, we can’t have face to face...
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Are we really as connected as we think we are?

I must admit to our community I have found this week’s blog incredibly hard to write. By the time this blog is live, no matter what part of the world you call home, you would have heard of the devastating tragedy that rocked Australia, in particular, Brisbane to its core this week.

On the morning of the 19th of February, a loving mother and her three beautiful children were taken from this world. They were taken in such a horrific way by an act performed by their very own father. Over...

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