TOM SMILOVITIS

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It’s very rare to find individuals that are so inclusive, that purity is their greatest motive. It’s so much easier to create outsiders, US & THEM. Xenophobia is real and is used by politicians to win elections. Tribal leaders have used it for thousands of years in order to preserve cultures. Both politicians and tribal elders see themselves as the puritans to keep order. Giving everyone a seat at the table, even… Read More

The moment forgiveness is released into the air, all sorts of transformations take place. Forgiveness is a living thing, it’s not a thought process or a program. Just because people coexist, it doesn’t imply forgiveness has taken place. Some of the most angry and bitter people can coexist for years harbouring bitterness and resentment. Being civil isn’t forgiveness, being civil externally prevents wars, but civility without forgiveness cannot bring about harmony. Wether… Read More

Growing up in a Greek Macedonian home as an Australian migrant was fascinating to me. Stories were everything. Story telling isn’t always about the facts, story telling lifts our imagination to another level. My dad and my uncle, dad’s brother were brilliant at sharing stories. They took you back in time with their dramatics, their emphasis on details that were important to them, their humour, their prejudices and so on. When they… Read More

I had the privilege of driving a F430, and the obvious instant feeling of success hits you, if not completely, it hits you for a moment. The keys from the owner of the car are thrown to me casually, like he’s done this once or twice before. The owner, proud of his collectible, allows others to share in his wins. ‘SHARING WINS IS FAR MORE ENJOYABLE THAN WINNING IN ISOLATION’ It’s hard… Read More

There is nothing more enticing than a person’s personal guarantee, especially in a world that promises so much and delivers so little. People are often frightened of overselling especially when starting out in business. They make promises to potential clients in the hope of securing a contract. These individuals end up creating a job for themselves that becomes a ROD to their backs if they are not careful. Slowly but surely they… Read More

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