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For corresponding podcast episodes check out #016-#018 of the With Joe Wehbe Podcast.  Youtube Episodes: #016 Maslow's Hierarchy, #017 The Comfort Ladder, #018 The Luxury Trap   My Dad gave me a nickname growing up… Princess   The Princess nickname referred to my cushioned upbringing and complete inability to get my hands dirty. To this day, I am not a hands-on guy, and I don’t do physical labour well.    So it’s pretty emasculating to compare myself to my grandfathers, who were both hard-working immigrants who DEFINITELY got their hands dirty.  Growing up I was ever-grateful that they paved the way for our family in Australia, not me,

Charity Wealth Success Career Work Happiness Depression Comfort Freedom God Investing   Take a second and ask - what do these words mean to you?   I find these words to be some of the most significant words, concepts and ideas in our culture, but equally, that people all have a very different idea of what each term means and refers to.  This becomes a problem when we are having a conversation and assume that our conversation partner uses the same definition we do.    It makes sense to 1) write your own glossary of these words, as well as 2) figure out the glossary of someone else you are in dialogue with.    Take note of the following

It was a Sunday afternoon in Sydney, I was sitting in a group of my closest friends and I was not saying a single word.    They were talking about life at their workplace - a big, global company, and concentrating on all the negatives.    Some crazy things had been going on. Conditions and pay had changed due to the COVID-19 outbreak globally, and there was a scandal in the news that implicated everyone in the company.    You see in this scandal, everyone in the company had cheated on a compliance test - everyone from management down to the juniors and grads.    I sat there

It was August 2010 and I was teetering with nervous excitement.    It was the opening night of our school play - an Oscar Wilde classic called The Importance of Being Ernest. I was playing a female character and cross-dressing for the role, starring as the dithering ‘Miss Prism’.    My dream at the time was to take the world by storm by writing stories, acting in them and making films. So on this night, I felt the penultimate excitement of my debut, the first time I was really performing live.    Before call time, I snuck out from the dressing room to the dark, empty

Boring. Geeky. Vanilla. Yet, it is the very building block of your thinking and learning optimisation.   Welcome to the under-appreciated yet PRICELESS art of note-taking.    Note: I would never have thought to make a post on this if it weren’t for the recommendation of Scott McKeon - so I have him to thank for this very public display of my nerdiness.    I have a very unique approach to note-taking across many areas of my life, from reading to documenting events and stories… then using them in unusual ways going forward.    Until Scott pointed it out, I never thought of the potential of this

It is almost impossible to change someone’s mind when you confront them in an argument. To change people’s mind, the art of convincing, is much more effectively done by leading the horse to water.    By making them feel like it was their idea.    Inception, the 2010 sci-fi film by Christopher Nolan follows a mischievous group who try to convince man called Robert Fischer (played by Cilian Murphy) to dissolve his dying father’s company.    But they must convince him that it is his idea, and to do this, they infiltrate his subconscous.    The journey deep into Robert’s mind   What I love about Inception is that it

Welcome to the original publishing of  “Gillage - My Perfect Village” by Joe Wehbe.    The below will sound some combination of crazy, utopian, anarchic, naive, ‘airy-fairy’, and in the most painful sense, completely logical.    “Gillage” as we have affectionately come to call it, is a dream a few friends and I have of a better world - all starting from one communal village. This dream is a place where we can create what I call the ‘Thousand Doors System’ for everybody (where everyone embraces uncertainty and has limitless opportunity).     The reason for sharing Gillage with you is that I want you to be

Everyone always begins with HOW.  But HOW is not nearly as important as WHY.  Everyone starts out with the wrong word, and the wrong question.  WHY does this happen?  Human nature. We want to get where we are going faster. We want to learn what they learnt better and faster, so we can do more.  Examples.  Sir Richard, HOW do you do it? Everyone asks, HOW has Richard Branson started so many companies?  That’s not nearly as useful as asking WHY Branson does what he does. Interestingly, the WHY will unlock the HOW.    Elon

We need sharing that is done more intentionally.    Connectors Some people are connectors. Connectors see two great things and bring them together.  Connectors think of you when they read, listen to, or see something that you would love, that you would get use from. They introduce you to special people, special opportuntiies, and special things. Our world lacks connection. Our world needs more connectors… and, what’s important to know, connection is a positive sum game. The rising tide lifts all boats.   If you don’t have a connector in your life you’re missing out. If you’re not acting as a connector yourself, you, and those around you,

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