I recently did a whiteboard session with a skilled mindset coach and he got me to do one exercise that was harder than all the rest. It wasn’t writing down my strengths and weaknesses, it wasn’t unpicking my thoughts, it wasn’t even gathering honest feedback from those closest to me. He asked me to write a […]
My boss is always doing things that confound the usual style of leadership I’ve experienced in Australian organisations. There was that time she wrote an open and vulnerable email sharing of her own personal, current and difficult struggles with depression. There are those regular times each quarter that she shares the financials of the business […]
You’re one step along, but you’ve got 89 steps to go. You can’t help focusing on what’s ahead, because you’re only at the beginning and beginnings have nothing to show for them. They’re in the head, they’re anticipation for things unseen by everyone, even you. It’s hard when you don’t quite see the goal, can’t […]
Ripples of hope moving across bodies of water & land. Ripples of hope lapping against bodies, real bodies. Small thoughts that give birth to big ideas. Single words that build sentences of justice. Tiny acts that go unnoticed by the many, but felt deeply by the one. These are the ripples of hope that make […]
Here’s the thing with promises. A promise is only fulfilled by the one who promised it.
More: greater in amount, size or number. It is a phrase I turn into a question everyday. What more could I have done? I try not to make it guilt loaded – and yet invariably it is. There’s always more room in the day to think about one more than I. And yet how many […]
I’ve got no sleep Not today, not yesterday, not even tomorrow It dodges, it weaves, and I can’t get a hold on it for long That’s my problem with sleep, it doesn’t like to be held A grip on sleep is tryin’ too hard, wishin’ too long I’ve got no sleep
I found it hard to get a job post-university. It crippled me. I had spent my entire schooling and university years working towards getting a ‘career’. I wasn’t sure what it would look like, or even how it would work exactly, but I knew I wanted one. When I couldn’t find work, I became acutely […]
Sometimes the things you love, you let go of. Well here’s to grabbing back on to them with two hands.
I seem to be getting to know your streets well. With an empty wallet and a head that tells me I’m killing multiple birds with one stone, walking is an effective form of getting around you. I get to see the real you in all of your disarray and disorder. I get to play limbo […]