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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

It became clear to me recently how important priorities are. There are always a range of values and important ideas we hold at once - but how do we manage the competition and tension between values, ideas, and the things we want to achieve?    What do you do when you can’t have it all? When forced to decide between two priorities that come head-to-head?   This got me thinking about how I rank my priorities. These priorities direct decision-making and the energy which I give to all the different items in my bucket.    I listed some of the important things I value that determine

On 11th June 1963, a Buddhist Monk by the name of Thich Quang Duc did some awe-defying in protest against the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese Government.    Outside the Cambodian Embassy, he took out a cushion and placed it on the ground.  He sat on it and prayed.    Several of his colleagues covered him in gasoline, and then when he was done praying, he lit himself ablaze.    The crowd screamed in shock and horror, looking on helplessly. Pandemonium erupted from all but one person.    Duc himself.   He did not shriek, nor gasp, nor offer as much as a shudder. He hardly moved a muscle

What you don’t know is that you were born inside a glass prison.    The way you look at the world appears clear to you, it appears that you see what is, but you do not. You cannot.    Your vision appears clear, but you are looking through glass.    If the glass is tinted red, you think the whole world is red, and if the glass is tinted green, you will see the world as green.    You think that the green you see is the same as the green that others around you see, that you are having the same experience. But what if you are

They used to think that running a mile in just four minutes was impossible.    Then a guy called Roger Bannister did it. Then everyone was doing it.    They used to think that travelling to the moon was impossible.    Barring some skeptics, it is now ridiculous to think the opposite.    Jesus of Nazareth asked his heavenly father to forgive the people who brutally crucified him, and Nelson Mandela left prison after almost thirty years with a will to work rather than bitterness.    An Austrian psychotherapist.    An Austrian psychotherapist who was taken to multiple concentration camps during WWII lost his parents, brother and wife in the process, as

I’ve talked about this idea before, but let’s be clear.    A lot of those things you call goals, a lot of your desires are simply heavy, leaky jars. ‘Leaky’ because as Liam Hounsell puts it, you keep trying to fill them but they don’t stay full.    ‘Heavy’ because they take huge energy to carry, to lug around. As such, they burden your existence.    Take the young man who desperately wants to be a famous business CEO.  By holding up such a goal, the boy immediately becomes less than his ideal self. From the outset, he is doomed. All due to his perspective, he must

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