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Consciously breaking away from insanity

Consciously breaking away from insanity

Today is the last day of summer. I look forward to one of my favourite seasons of the year – autumn! I find the change in colours amazing and observing trees’ falling leaves give me a sense of hope that the process of letting go will lead to a new lease on life when spring comes. Autumn reminds us of the need to let go in order to give birth to something new. I have been terribly busy at work ...

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Embracing imperfection to live more fully

Embracing imperfection to live more fully

I was a perfectionist. I wanted everything to be done perfectly well all the time and it has served me well because it delivered some great results and experiences. I did notice though that the drive for perfection caused me to be critical of myself and in most cases apply the same approach towards others and the world in general. It was not a very fun place to be because I was constantly on the lookout for things that were ...

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How will you build a multi-dimensional 2015?

How will you build a multi-dimensional 2015?

Have you ever attended social gatherings when you get asked questions on what you do for a living? I have attended quite a few of those and often find three types of respondents. The first include those who dismiss the question with a one worded response and then change the topic. The second type reflect the kind who would eagerly talk about what they do for a living and spend the entire time talking about what they do and manipulate ...

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Reflecting about death helps us to be more present

Reflecting about death helps us to be more present

The horrific hostage-taking event in Sydney last week has left me shaken. It was too close to home as I frequent Martin Place a few times a week because one of our major corporate offices where I hold meetings several times a week is just in front of the café where it all happened. In fact, we even hold informal meetings in that café with our stakeholders. A haunting thought has left me (and some colleagues) – it could have ...

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On the joys of seeking balance

On the joys of seeking balance

Whilst it may not be over yet, 2014 has turned out to be one of the most challenging years ever as I had to deal with multi-dimensional personal and professional issues. I had to learn to let go and make choices based on my values. Letting go was tough because I had to learn to focus my emotional and intellectual energy on what matters most and even more difficult was releasing my expectations that things will turn out the way ...

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