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Don't thank me.   The magic comes from the people who are in the Room.   Not the person who Opens the Door.   One Thing.   The business books tell you to focus on one thing, and to become world class at it.   To the business books I say, my physiotherapist wanted me to do rehab for half and hour each day on my ankle.   The problem is, that's too much time to give to my ankle. I have a life to live.   In the same way, the focus of my life cannot be to develop myself into a product with high market value. I was not designed for the

When I'm in the groove, ideas flow out of me faster than I can catch them and put them into print.   Things feel clear and I can do most anything.   I feel indestructible.   Every so often, the waters get murky. That's when the tap slows to a drip.   Things feel less clear. But worry not.   Never lack clarity on your lack of clarity.   It is nature's way of telling you that you have something to learn.   Something important.   Sit with it patiently. If you are willing to see a wide range of possibilities, eventually this lesson will open up and reveal itself to you.   But you have to be

There is no such thing as a truly independent individual achievement.   At the Academy Awards, an individual wins Best Actor or Actress — whether it's Leonardo Di Caprio, Matthew McConaughey or Meryl Streep, they always thank the people that helped get them there (and they always run out of time).   Then the music starts, trying to drown them out — symbolic of a culture where want one champion. It's our own version of the hunger games — 'there can only be one victor'. Only one name goes on the history books for Best Actor, Best Actress. The other names, the ones that got

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth   Courtesy of https://www.sacredearthjourneys.ca/blog/5-joseph-campbell-quotes-for-initiating-a-personal-heros-journey/ This is one of many Joseph Campbell quotes that speaks to our innate desire to set forth on a path that, on an outer level, resonates with our inner-realities or souls. To Campbell, a

Wondering what the heck you're meant to be doing in the world? Wondering whether you're in the right place?   Well, you shouldn't be.   Not because you're failing, not because there's something wrong with you. Just because you're still building your Harbour Bridge.   What the heck is your Harbour Bridge? Well, let's stop first and look around.   Look around.   Your friends might be starting things like little businesses, Instagram pages, blogs, personal websites and Youtube channels. They might write about their day, or they might share travel videos. These things are actually pretty typical. Pretty normal.   But how do you make money doing them? How are they going

Part I. Can you help a fish find its purpose?   A fish swims in a pond, scurrying around. Looking high and low. It darts around, inspecting rocks, pebbles, algae, and debris. It's in a mad rush, it's on a mad hunt.   It's looking for its purpose. Yep, that's right — a fish, looking for its purpose. My question to you reader — can you help a fish find its purpose?   Part II. The solution must be

Look around. You're surrounded by people who are doing what they think they need to do, instead of simply doing what needs to be done.   Surrounded by people who are looking for what they should do, instead of simply doing what needs to be done. We are all vulnerable to this — it is the condition of being human.   But a hint:   If they drop the 'they', they'll see what they're looking for straight away. If they drop the focus on themselves, it will smack them in the face. If we can all cut out the 'me', we'll see clearly.   Would this open a Door For Someone

My cousin Tony walked into a Porsche dealership one day when he visiting Sydney from his native Lebanon. Now Tony, you must be warned, is a bit of a character — he has a shiny bald head, speaks in broken English, and has a penchant for the ridiculous. On his visit to the dealership the car salesman at Porsche greets him, and asks his name. Tony answers 'Tony Sajir' — immediately the car salesman's eyes light up with dollar signs. Lebanese-Australians with that last name, in this part of Sydney, are known to have disposable income lying around.   Tony is like a

When I was in my late teens, I didn’t really understand that entrepreneurship could be a path for me. It just seemed like this thing Richard Branson (creator of Virgin) did. It didn’t seem accessible even though I read his book and learnt about his story.    I remember another moment when I was at university studying psychology. We did this unit on consumer psychology and I thought about how fascinating that would be as a career path, but I was in a bind. My dream had been, for however long, to be a filmmaker and not a psychologist.    I looked at these

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