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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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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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A new lease on life

A new lease on life

I feel like I have been born again by being given a new lease on life. I had to go through a series of rigorous tests with my cardiologist and GP over the past two months and have been given the ALL CLEAR. YAY! I was advised to rest and take proper time off when I am sick to give the body the chance to recover. The episode gave me a bit of a fright to be honest but it ...

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Are you climbing the right ladder?

Are you climbing the right ladder?

People of my demographic group are reaching what most would consider the mid-life point. I personally had to go through a transition myself and this was triggered by a family issue that opened up a lot of other things that were consciously buried for decades in the name of survival. It was a year of re-evaluation and questioning of my achievements, failures, relationships, values, priorities, etc. It was really tough because I also learned to forgive and be gentle with ...

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