Disruptor, Entrepreneur, Favour, Futurist, Influence, Mental Health, Motivation, Smart Living, Wellbeing

Technology must be the servant, not the master

The last shall be first and first shall be last. ~ a 2000 year old parable on success We have a choice to enhance our lives through the power of technology or be swallowed up by it. One of the greatest challenges we have in the new world of technology is to understand how to… Continue reading Technology must be the servant, not the master

Disruption, Entrepreneur, Favour, Influence, Leadership, Marriage, Mental Health, Motivation, Smart Living

Sleep is a gift from God, which I rediscovered in my forties

An Ancient Eastern Proverb - It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones. Even nature reveals in our early development the magic of growth happens while we sleep. Three magical things we allow… Continue reading Sleep is a gift from God, which I rediscovered in my forties

Character, Entrepreneur, Favour, Futurist, Influence, Leadership, Mental Health, Motivation, Smart Living

Every generation must find their voice

The success of one generation is often the hinderance of the next I’ve come across way to many successful individuals that struggle to pass on their entrepreneurial spirit at the right time. They hold on to their success like it’s the end of the road. Each generation therefore must respectfully rebel against their own mentors,… Continue reading Every generation must find their voice

Business, Character, Community, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Marriage, Mental Health, Motivation, Personal Development, Smart Living

Being alone and being lonely aren’t the same

Everyone needs personal space to flourish, so to be left alone from time to time is not all bad. People that end up feeling lonely often place a hedge around their lives which repels sincere companionship. Most toxic relationships are often a result of individuals not knowing the difference between being alone and becoming lonely.… Continue reading Being alone and being lonely aren’t the same

Business, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Favour, Futurist, Influence, Motivation, Smart Living

Fire breathers and entrepreneurs always attract public interest, why?

Fire breathing and starting a business is always risky, you have to juggle between attracting an audience and staying alive. 1. They both must bedazzle the audience Fire breathers are conscious that an audience wants to be bedazzled, it’s all part of the entertainment Starting a new business has its own opportunities for the same… Continue reading Fire breathers and entrepreneurs always attract public interest, why?

Character, Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Favour, Influence, Leadership, Mental Health, Motivation, Smart Living

Motivation is an inside job

Some people remind me of balloons, you can pump them up easily but they deflate just as easy, why? We’ve been trapped by marketing trends and the expectations of others, rather than run our own race. Get rid of doing anything seasonal, break every rule and get motivated and I’ll tell you why? Motivation is… Continue reading Motivation is an inside job

Character, Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Favour, Mental Health, Motivation, Smart Living

Run in your own lane and stop tripping others up

Over forty two years ago I was made to do athletics at school. I hated it, so I turned up on the field fully dressed with my desert boots. The teacher in his wisdom made me run a race I didn’t want to. I did and reluctantly ran around the field wanting to send a… Continue reading Run in your own lane and stop tripping others up

Character, Disruption, Disruptor, Favour, Futurist, Influence, Leadership, Mental Health, Smart Living

You’ll thank God later for the Disruption

There are storms that strengthen our resolve and there are storms that take us on a different course. It’s hard to recognise which storms do what until the right storm comes that changes our course forever. This is the storm that you believe you won’t survive and why? 1. You’ve tried everything that has helped… Continue reading You’ll thank God later for the Disruption

Character, Favour, Marriage, Mental Health, Smart Living, Spiritual, Trust, Wellbeing

3 steps to long lasting friendships

An ancient proverb reveals the progression of friendship ‘A person who has friends must be friendly, but there is a friend that becomes closer than a sibling’ Three steps to long term friendships 1. Try to be nice, a smile goes a long way I’ve always enjoyed seeing icy people warm up just because I… Continue reading 3 steps to long lasting friendships

Character, Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Futurist, Influence, Leadership, Mental Health, Smart Living

Politics – The debate of governance, property and rule

From the kindergarten playground to the grave, politics is a way of life. I’m guilty of trying to be apolitical, but it is about as a political statement as you can get. It’s all part of the debate. Most people are happy to mind their own business until their business gets disrupted. This is when… Continue reading Politics – The debate of governance, property and rule

Community, Mental Health, Smart Living, Spiritual, Trust, Wellbeing

The Atheist is often closer to God than the shallow believer

I had lunch with a scientist who prospects for gold and other precious metals. With half a century of experience in the harsh field of mining, the elderly gentleman opens up about a number of subjects including his personal beliefs. He was triggered by my comment about my past work, “I was a pastor for… Continue reading The Atheist is often closer to God than the shallow believer

Business, Character, Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Futurist, Smart Living

The committee is dead, how do we bring it back to life?

The vote has already been predetermined and committees legitimise and hide the strongest influencers. let’s be honest and reinvent the value of a committee Leadership is the prerequisite of any movement or progressive organisation. The idea of committees was birthed to control excessive powers or legitimise them. Noble or Divisive, committees are a tool of… Continue reading The committee is dead, how do we bring it back to life?

Mental Health, Motivation, Personal Development, Relationships, Smart Living, Spiritual

Two ways to take a mental break, only one of them will leave you refreshed

Life has a way of wearing us down to the point of exhaustion Very rarely do we see the writing on the wall that tells us to slow down, change directions or just stop. 1. Running out of fuel is the first step to taking a forced break The problem with this type of break… Continue reading Two ways to take a mental break, only one of them will leave you refreshed

Community, Disruptor, Entrepreneur, Favour, Mental Health, Motivation, Smart Living

We are born to die, it’s what happens in between that matters.

When we hold on too hard, everything can become weighty. I’ve heard the saying ‘Let go and let God’ and it’s probably a neat way of saying ‘LIVE’ The very idea of living to the full allows us to discover our gifting which always adds value to the world. Being completely stifled in a job… Continue reading We are born to die, it’s what happens in between that matters.

Character, Community, Entrepreneur, Smart Living, Spiritual, Wellbeing

Why give? Two Reasons

A philanthropic friend has told me on many occasions that he gives because he’s selfish, it makes him feel good. That’s an interesting way to view the act of giving. 1. To freely give of our time, talent or resources, there must be a return of something, why? Even nature has demands of every living… Continue reading Why give? Two Reasons

Character, Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Futurist, Influence, Smart Living

Dare to be different for two reasons

Mankind has a bazar obsession with individuality. It’s become a trend to speak out, speak up and be contrary. With the rise of social media in a democracy, everyone can have a voice and be heard. If we’re going to be different, don’t do it just because you can, do it for two reasons. 1.… Continue reading Dare to be different for two reasons

Business, Character, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Favour, Mental Health, Smart Living

3 thoughts to stay on track

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re probably going in circles. 1. Moving through terrains, it’s wise to be prepared I often marvel at professionals that are decisive and make things happen. These individuals aren’t reckless, they see way ahead and anticipate movements along the way. Experience does two things, it makes you fearful… Continue reading 3 thoughts to stay on track

Character, Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Influence, Leadership, Smart Living

Be a MAVERICK with a SOCIAL CONSCIENCE

Independent thinking to create cohesion and freedom The term Maverick is said to derive from a Sam Maverick (1803-1870), a prominent Texan landowner who despite intense pressure from other cattle farmers, steadfastly refused to brand his cattle and allowed them to freely roam, instead of being penned within fields. In the new age of independence… Continue reading Be a MAVERICK with a SOCIAL CONSCIENCE

Character, Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Influence, Leadership, Smart Living

3 Reasons the weakest link needs removing

Proverb ‘You are only as strong as your weakest link’ Wether it’s a toxic relationship or an unhealthy habit, it’s the weak links that keep us from achieving our end goal. 1. Weak links render the whole chain weak Weak links emotionally blackmail the chain to its lowest denominator, or worse, make the whole chain… Continue reading 3 Reasons the weakest link needs removing

Influence, Leadership, Mental Health, Motivation, Personal Development, Smart Living

Recognise the 3 ways bullies use to control you

A bully knows exactly what they are doing and their endgame is control. The following three attributes of a Bully can be easily avoided if you know their motive. 1. They are dismissive in their manner When encountering a bully for the first time, you’ll find them dismissive. They instantly make you feel unworthy. Wether… Continue reading Recognise the 3 ways bullies use to control you

Community, Futurist, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Development, Smart Living, Spiritual

3 Reasons Influencers share stories, not just facts

1. Influencers engage the heart not just the mind History records some of the greatest influencers talked in story form or parables a. Story telling opens up the imagination b. Story telling draws in the soul to make independent evaluation of the truth being revealed c. Story telling has an ability separate the light observer… Continue reading 3 Reasons Influencers share stories, not just facts

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RICH vs a POVERTY MINDSET

Don’t eat all the seed in your hand To those that have more will be given and to those that don’t have, even the little that they have will be taken from them ~ Jesus paraphrased 1. Poverty Mindset Poverty - Not having the means to live a healthy existence Breaking the cycle of poverty… Continue reading RICH vs a POVERTY MINDSET

Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Mental Health, Motivation, Smart Living

TRY NEW THINGS

Growth develops in uncomfortable settings During lockdown rules of Covid19, societies have had to adapt to a new way of living. Most will miss the opportunity to grow during this season and can’t wait to go back to their complacent norm. I’ve taken the opportunity to say yes to three new things over the last… Continue reading TRY NEW THINGS

Disruption, Entrepreneur, Futurist, Leadership, Smart Living, Spiritual

TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE THAT DESTROY PROGRESS

When setting on a new path, it’s wise to remember where you’ve come from. An old Italian Business Man in his nineties shared with a board room full of young people. He started with a quote ‘If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you won’t know where you’re going’ History has its place in… Continue reading TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE THAT DESTROY PROGRESS

Mental Health, Motivation, Personal Development, Smart Living, Spiritual, Wellbeing

3 Golden Ingredients to life

There are plenty of negative forces that bring us down. From the moment we wake up, self doubt, apathy and lack of purpose work are at us like atrophy to muscles mass. The following 3 ingredients build up the inner person. Many will experience a combination of them from time to time, but it’s mastering… Continue reading 3 Golden Ingredients to life

Community, Corporate Social Responsabilty, Disruptor, Entrepreneur, Influence, Leadership, Smart Living

3 Steps To Community Sustainability

Wether it’s a Business Chamber, Sports Association, Tree Hugging Society or Faith Group, there is an art to creating a sustainable community. In September 2019, I was asked to be the CEO of a business chamber that has been in existence since 1968. With a strong history of business and political punch, the Chamber had… Continue reading 3 Steps To Community Sustainability

MOTIVATION KILLERS
Entrepreneur, Influence, Leadership, Motivation, Personal Development, Smart Living

5 MOTIVATION KILLERS

Five motivation killers and one motivation rule to extinguish them! 1. The criticism of those that have not invested in you. 2. Work that is meaningless. 3. Answering to those that have not achieved what you have. 4. Having to participate in an atmosphere where individuals bring their toxic spirit in. 5. The greatest motivation… Continue reading 5 MOTIVATION KILLERS

HIGHWAY TO THE HOLY GRAIL
Character, Disruption, Leadership, Motivation, Smart Living, Spiritual

HIGHWAY TO THE HOLY GRAIL

Ancient Proverb 'All roads lead to Rome' or all paths lead to the same goal. The sickest souls on earth are those who fight against their conscience in order to gain something that is not real. The modern digital roads take us to places Ancient Rome couldn't even conceive. Centuries later when the Medieval Templar… Continue reading HIGHWAY TO THE HOLY GRAIL

Favour, Leadership, Motivation, Smart Living, Social Capital, Spiritual

TOO MUCH ACTIVITY BLOCKS FLOW

The delusion that being busy is being effective. Wether it’s a world pandemic or personal crisis, we all end up against the wall of self reflection. More often than not we don’t like what we see, blaming the crisis or circumstances for our discontent. The only place the sun shines more than any place on… Continue reading TOO MUCH ACTIVITY BLOCKS FLOW

Friendship
Character, Community, Corporate Social Responsabilty, Entrepreneur, Relationships, Team, Trust

FAIR-WEATHERED FRIENDS IN FRIENDS CLOTHING

If our friends don’t grow us and add to community, they are hidden weeds, not wholesome friends. I’ve cleared a patch of good soil in my front yard, preparing for a new garden. Within two weeks uninvited weeds are trying to make their home in the well developed soil. Fair-weathered friends appear out of nowhere.… Continue reading FAIR-WEATHERED FRIENDS IN FRIENDS CLOTHING

Business, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Smart Living

THOSE WHO HOLD THE GOLD MAKE THE RULES

In the space of a few short weeks, individuals are drawn down to their last pennies, some companies are pushed to the wall, faith groups and other community enterprises such as sports clubs and entertainment have been decimated. Remember the golden rule, those who hold the gold, make the rules. Meanwhile our government’s footing has… Continue reading THOSE WHO HOLD THE GOLD MAKE THE RULES

Smart City Perth

What does an XCOP, XCRIM and an XPREACHER have in common?

Casual Friday - For city Folk, it means not wearing a tie, for us, it’s a little bit more relaxed. What does an XCOP, XCRIM and an XPREACHER have in common? I often catch up with my oldest friend Mario on Fridays, we shoot the breeze and enjoy coffees at the beach. Today, I felt… Continue reading What does an XCOP, XCRIM and an XPREACHER have in common?

Business, Character, Corporate Social Responsabilty, Disruption, Rehab, Smart City Perth, Smart Living, Spiritual, Teachers

Was it Black Jesus at Times Square?

Clash of two worlds I watched this homeless man take a seat at the head of the table at Times Square and he just sat there watching the world go by. Joan Osborne’s song ‘One of us’ came to mind as I watched the world go by with him. ~ What if God was one… Continue reading Was it Black Jesus at Times Square?

Business, Character, Corporate Social Responsabilty, Disruption, Favour, Influence, Leadership, Marriage, Motivation, Prison Reform, Rehab, Smart City Perth, Smart Living, Spiritual, Teachers

I AM JUST A GRAIN OF SAND

"I am just a grain of sand" During my visit in Manhattan, New York I'm asking random unsuspecting people big questions about themselves and society. From the homeless, business people, lawyers, producers and this guy. A picture is worth a thousand words. I’m sitting in the foyer of the hotel and couldn’t help but take… Continue reading I AM JUST A GRAIN OF SAND

Business, Character, Corporate Social Responsabilty, Disruption, Favour, Influence, Leadership, Marriage, Motivation, Prison Reform, Rehab, Smart City Perth, Spiritual, Teachers

There’s no escaping, so don’t waste a minute.

Plan like you'll live forever, live like it's your last breath. It may sound morbid but I've always been fascinated by funerals, even taking photos with my 35mm Camera back in the seventies at a family burial. I'm surprised no one stopped me and thought it may have been distasteful, maybe they saw the value… Continue reading There’s no escaping, so don’t waste a minute.

Business, Character, Corporate Social Responsabilty, Disruption, Favour, Influence, Leadership, Marriage, Motivation, Prison Reform, Rehab, Smart City Perth, Smart Living, Spiritual, Teachers

True freedom is frightening for most

Racing my dog this morning means two different things to him and I. I was trying to get him to stay in his lane and he was just having fun running all over the place. Then the thought occurred to me ‘The day I stopped running in the fictional white lines painted by my previous… Continue reading True freedom is frightening for most

Business, Character, Corporate Social Responsabilty, Disruption, Influence, Leadership, Motivation, Prison Reform, Rehab, Smart City Perth, Smart Living, Spiritual, Teachers

My encounter with the CEO of Australia’s strictest REHAB – Is he Driven or is he Led?

Is he Driven or is he Led The Lyndon-James family understand Social Capital at its finest I started hearing about this guy called Peter Lyndon-James some time ago and didn’t think much of it, just another story of a guy that went from the dark side to a fanatical religious side of life, or so… Continue reading My encounter with the CEO of Australia’s strictest REHAB – Is he Driven or is he Led?

Disruption, Influence, Leadership, Marriage, Motivation, Smart City Perth, Spiritual, Teachers

Love & Marriage

LOVE IS A CHOICE I just think a lot of men just need to be that - MEN and chase your lady till the day you have breath no more. The following helps if you want a marriage partner for life (From my perspective) 1. Are you attracted to them (no brainer) 2. Do they… Continue reading Love & Marriage

Business, Character, Disruption, Influence, Motivation, Smart City Perth, Spiritual, Teachers

Be the light we want the world to have

While travelling in India this week, one of my favourite teachings have come to life Let’s get a little spiritual and why I love the historical life of Jesus and how it still effects me today. Not quite a selfie because I was trying to get the white haired guy in the picture. I literally… Continue reading Be the light we want the world to have

Corporate Social Responsabilty, Motivation, Smart City Perth, Smart Living

Dealing with a Social Media Chucky (Troll)

Nothing makes a troll feel better than tarnishing your character as they create an unreal image of their power in your mind. It's no different to the classroom or workplace bully. If you're in the public space, let's face it, you've become a target of Chucky, the undeveloped mind. Chucky is an undeveloped creature who… Continue reading Dealing with a Social Media Chucky (Troll)

Corporate Social Responsabilty, Influence, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Smart Living, Spiritual, Teachers, Trust, Wellbeing

An old Greek parable for entrepreneurs

What will you build in your lifetime?A man had two sons and he assigned each of them to build a house for themselves in a tired old town that showed prospect. It appeared to be a good investment for their future. The time came for the father to inspect what each son had built. He… Continue reading An old Greek parable for entrepreneurs

Business, Character, Community, Disruption, Leadership, Smart City Perth, Smart Living

Toxic Construction Culture weeded out by a new style of leadership

Updated June 2020 and the positive narrative continues. Seven years on and it's still happening, wholesome leaders empowering people to build amazing structures in Perth's high-rise horizon. pic taken at Langley Park nurturing good mental health and suicide awareness, a Hanssen campaign 'run for a friend ;' September 2018, I concluded a five year personal… Continue reading Toxic Construction Culture weeded out by a new style of leadership

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Wretched chatter – Why I switch my phone off

God does not shout to make himself heard, be still and hear God speak. Silence can be the loudest experience for some of us when our soul is not rested. We tend to busy ourselves with more chatter, more noise until a breakdown happens rather than a breakthrough. Taking photos while doing a charity drive… Continue reading Wretched chatter – Why I switch my phone off

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Razor Edge Authority

The razor edge of authority Authority is likened to the razor edge of a surgeons scalpel and the two razor edges of a warriors sword. The scalpel- Knowing when to use the scalpel by mentoring others and surgically removing the cancers that eat away at a persons life. The two edged sword - Knowing when… Continue reading Razor Edge Authority

Community, Disruption, Leadership, Mental Health, Smart Living, Wellbeing

3500km MENTAL HEALTH DRIVE 3500km WITH MY SON

run for a friend ; Run for a friend ; is an idea that was fostered out of a tragedy when my youngest daughter shared that a close friend of hers took her own life. My daughter and I discussed how we can make Beth's short-lived life count and decided to launch 'run for a… Continue reading 3500km MENTAL HEALTH DRIVE 3500km WITH MY SON

Character, Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Favour, Leadership, Mental Health, Smart Living, Spiritual, Wellbeing

10 Life regrets I’ve learned from

I pray you go through life with minimal regrets.  I’ve thought of my ten standout life regrets and in many ways they have defined me. They have forged convictions and attitudes of what seems an unshakable resolve, I walk through life on purpose and I will not be deterred. I’ve been very fortunate to achieve… Continue reading 10 Life regrets I’ve learned from

Character, Community, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Favour, Leadership, Marriage, Mental Health, Smart Living

Senior Detective to Construction Mentor

Looking for significance rather than job security. I've known Chris for over two decades and our paths have passed in recent years through the amazing world of social media. For years I had the privilege of using vehicles like Facebook, LinkedIn & Instagram, sending out daily messages in the hope of challenging the audience to… Continue reading Senior Detective to Construction Mentor