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Clarity after my break

Clarity after my break

It has been a week since I arrived back in Sydney after three wonderful weeks of re-connecting with family and friends and island hopping in Asia. I had a fantastic time catching up with everyone. There were a number of pleasant surprises from the trip and an improved sense of clarity on many things.

I was happy to see friends who found and stuck to their purpose and passion succeed and do very well. I consider it an immense blessing to ...

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Renewed sense of purpose

Renewed sense of purpose

Things have been so busy on the personal and professional front. We have had family and friends visit us since September. Things were so busy at work as our transformation program peaked and was soon coming to a close and I had to find another role to transition to. I just had the most challenging and productive two years of my life but I have also just been through the darkest two years of my life. Call it mid-life crisis ...

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Evolving definition of success

Evolving definition of success

I am on a REFLECTIVE HIGH. Firstly, our project team was recently recognised as a best in class benchmark in one of the global sustainability reports. A week later, our team’s contribution to our company achieving the highest sustainability index in the world was also recognised. The last two years have been extremely challenging for our team at work but we always aimed to deliver with integrity. Secondly, my parents are currently on a holiday in Sydney and I am ...

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Words hurt or heal

Words hurt or heal

I consider it an immense blessing to continue to have friendships with people who played key roles in crucial points of my life’s journey. Just last week, I had the fantastic opportunity to have an exchange with a friend at university and a face-to- face catch up with a childhood friend who now lives in the USA and who I have not seen since 1987. They shared how the hurtful and judgmental words of two senior educators in positions of ...

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On living sustainably

On living sustainably

Since my recent health scare, I have been learning to become ruthless with my time – how I spend it, with whom I spend it with and how these align with my overarching life values. Life takes a different spin once one is confronted with the high likelihood that things can end in an instant. Someone I know professionally was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer and it has changed his views on what is important. Another close friend is facing ...

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