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  • Sep 13, 2019

    Courage Amid Grief

    It’s often said that no parent should have to bury their child; it defies the natural order of life. Yet, to bury your own child after they have been brutally murdered by their own father inflicts a primal wound on the heart beyond what most

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  • Aug 08, 2019

    The Soul Of Money

    Growing up on a small dairy farm, one of seven kids, money was often scarce. I used to envy the city kids who’d visit our area each summer. If only my parents were rich like theirs’. If only I could have designer jeans. If only

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  • Jul 15, 2019

    Leading Change From The Inside Out

    In 1997 businessman Ted Turner stunned the audience at a United Nations gala dinner where he was receiving the Global Leadership Award. Without prior notice, he announced that he was donating $1 billion to the UN to help defray the effects of American arrears. It turned

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  • May 30, 2019

    Speak with Power, Poise & Impact

    Many people confide being more afraid of public speaking than they are of death. Which is a little disturbing as it essentially implies that if you were at a funeral, you’d prefer to be the person in the casket than the person giving the eulogy!

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  • May 09, 2019

    Who's In Your Tribe?

    Last weekend, women hailing from eleven countries – from Japan to Bulgaria, Israel to Argentina – joined me at my Live Brave Weekend. Being my first Live Brave Weekend outside Australia, I wasn’t sure how it would differ from the others.  It was on a

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  • Apr 15, 2019

    Unleash Your Power

    William James, considered the founding father of modern day psychology, once today his students at Harvard that most people live in a highly restricted circle of their fullest potential. He cited the number one reason as being a lack of faith in themselves. James observation

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  • Mar 19, 2019

    Train the Brave

    Have you ever looked back and wished you’d been braver? I certainly have. It’s one of the many reasons I do what I do because I know how very easy it is to let our fear and doubt call the shots – in our relationships,

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  • Feb 11, 2019

    Don’t Let Doubt Win

    In his wonderful book The War of Art, author Steven Pressfield talked about how we all have two lives. The one we are living and the one we might have lived had we overcome what he calls the ‘Resistance’ - his word for doubt-filled excuses

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  • Feb 02, 2019

    Lead From Within

    The tone of political discourse, particularly in America, has descended to new lows in recent years. Little wonder so many Americans (and non-Americans) I meet share their dismay and express a deep desire for leadership that transcends partisan bickering and for leaders to elevate debate

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  • Jan 24, 2019

    Embrace The Gift In Your Struggles

    In my work, I often get to meet some pretty extraordinary people. Some are well known, others less so. But a common thread that binds the people who inspire me most is the challenges they’ve had to overcome. Which brings me to my most recent

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  • Dec 31, 2018

    Set Your Sights On A Brave New Year

    Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe a new year is upon us. I know for me, I feel like it was a minute ago that I was bidding farewell to 2017… and yet here we are… in 2019! As you know, I have a

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  • Dec 12, 2018

    Pursue A Cause Bigger Than Yourself!

    Wired into our psychological DNA is the desire for security, safety and status - which can put us in a bind. Because once our basic needs are met, we have a deep human hunger for meaning and purpose which can only be fulfilled by embracing

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  • Nov 29, 2018

    Forge Your Own Path

    Let's face it, at some point in our lives, most of us find ourselves on a path we no longer want to continue upon. Sometimes it can feel like we've got no other options. That's rarely the case. More often we just can't see the options from

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  • Nov 08, 2018

    What Makes A Great Marriage

    I recall my parents 25th anniversary. I made the 4-hour drive ‘back home’ to celebrate it with them and my six siblings at a local restaurant. Growing up, our family rarely ate out so dinner at the Blue Moon Chinese restaurant reflected the significance of

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  • Oct 08, 2018

    Don’t Let Fear Rob Your Future

    Nearly two decades ago, Layne Beachley surfed her way into the history books, winning seven world championships, six of them back-to-back. The year of her first world title (1998) she won five events, including the famed ‘Triple Crown’ and earnt US$75,000 prize money – a

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  • Sep 24, 2018

    Success Through Service

    Flick through your newsfeed and you’ll find no shortage of articles and expert on advice on how to be more successful. How to position yourself to get the next rung up the ladder. How to build a better investment or property portfolio. How to find

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