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  • Jun 21, 2017

    Embrace the Discomfort of Change

    This morning I woke up (on a mattress on the floor) surrounded by boxes. Lots of boxes. Between now and unpacking them in Singapore in August, I’ll be living from a suitcase at “no fixed address". As you might imagine, moving home and hemisphere comes

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  • Jun 15, 2017

    Let No One Play You Small

    While I wish it were different, there will always be people who seek to lift themselves up by pulling others down. They aren’t necessarily bad people – more often they are operating out of a deep-seated fear of their own inadequacy. Making others feel inferior,

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  • Jun 09, 2017

    Parent From Faith, Not Fear

    Last weekend I was back in Washington D.C. celebrating my son Lachlan’s high school graduation. I vividly remember the day I gave him a hug at Melbourne airport as he boarded his flight to travel across the world to pursue his passion for basketball and

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  • May 15, 2017

    Your Words Shape Your Reality

    “I can’t break up with him. I just can’t,” Sue told me, “It will just kill him.” “Sue I’m not a doctor but I’m pretty sure breaking off your engagement won’t kill him. It may be very upsetting for a while, but his heart will

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  • May 01, 2017

    Lean Into The Curves

    What does it take to make God laugh? Tell him your plans. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying. Well let’s just say that God has been having a good old chuckle at me over the last week because guess what? I’m moving to Singapore. And

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  • Apr 19, 2017

    Failure Isn't Final

    When I sat down to interview Bill Marriott at Marriott’s international headquarters, I hadn’t reckoned on him turning the tables to interview me at the end. As you will see from our exchange, one of the things I shared with him is my belief that

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  • Apr 07, 2017

    Don't Sweat Small Decisions

    Is sweating unimportant decisions keeping you from making smarter ones? I’ve just returned to Australia after a very rewarding but not very restful 6 days in the US. As a 'frequent flyer' I’ve learnt the importance of giving myself permission to make imperfect decisions, and less

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  • Mar 18, 2017

    Dial Up Your Courage

    I've been writing in a journal off and on since I was eleven. While my entries have evolved since my 'tween' years, a common thread has woven through many of them: COURAGE. Or more precisely, the need to dial it up! Of course, courage comes in

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  • Mar 06, 2017

    Women: Be Bold For Change!

    Happy International Women's Day! We are women. Hear us roar. Some days. Other days, not so much. In fact, there’s a lot of days that we spend a large majority of time second guessing our decisions, questioning our value, beating ourselves up or talking ourselves

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  • Feb 21, 2017

    When Bravery Doesn’t Pay Off

    Yes, “Fortune favors the bold." But that doesn't mean every risk we take will be immediately rewarded. Sometimes when we take a deep dive out of our comfort zone into the water below, we land flat on our face. The question is, what to do

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  • Feb 06, 2017

    Don't Be Too Proud

    I’m sure that you, like me, are proud of different things in your life. Your children, the goals you’ve achieved, the challenges you’ve overcome or the ways you’ve helped others to overcome their own. As you should be. Yet sometimes we can be too proud

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  • Jan 24, 2017

    Don't assume. Ask!

    Ever find yourself feeling resentful at people for what they do... or fail to do? Perhaps your boss just puts too much on your plate or doesn’t pay you what you're worth. Maybe a co-worker, friend or family member continually oversteps boundaries, or continually asks favors of you but

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  • Jan 10, 2017

    Lean Toward Discomfort

    Whether it's change you choose or change forced upon you, change looms large on the horizon for 2017.  You will handle it better and seize it's opportunities when you lean into the discomfort it always holds.  As we look out toward the year ahead, change

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  • Jan 10, 2017

    Build Your Courage Muscles

    Courage is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. And in our increasingly fearful world, it's a muscle we must practice daily. Here's 7 ways to help you do just that. Of course while fear  often gets a bad rap,

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  • Jan 04, 2017

    How Will You Show Up For Life?

    "First say to yourself what would you BE, and then do what you have to DO." - Epiticus It's great to focus on what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Habits you want to start. Or quit. Goals you want to achieve. Changes you

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  • Dec 30, 2016

    7 Keys To Make Changes That Stick In 2017!

    "I don’t do resolutions,” Jane told me last week. “What’s the point? I never keep them.” You probably know a few people like Jane yourself. Perhaps you’re one of them! In your heart you know you want to make changes in your life, but year

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