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Someone asked Bernard Shaw what, in his opinion, is the most beautiful thing in this world. “Youth,” he replied, “is the most beautiful thing in this world—and what a pity that it has to be wasted on children!” When I think of all the energy I used going in all sorts of directions in my youth compared to today, it astounds me. Was I more effective then, not really. Was my quality… Read More

The choice is always ours to make It’s just a matter of time and we are irritated, discouraged or disappointed by everyone around us at some point in our lives, what then? The notion of honouring others helps us to stay even keeled. Fact is, we too have irritated, discouraged or disappointed everyone around us at some point in time. Be they our closest friend, family or work colleague. Having an ability… Read More

If you are going to do something in life, do it with all your heart. I felt the call to be an Evangelist when I was twenty years old, meaning, if I believed it, the whole world needs to know about it. I haven’t turned my back on my calling ever since. I do wish my whole spiritual journey was as simple, radical and enjoyable as my street outreach days. I can… Read More

Traditions are under attack for good reason. Too many people talk about them, few live them. Growing up in a Greek / Macedonian migrant family, unspoken traditions were a way of life. In a male dominant culture, where women were treated with contempt if they dared to challenge the patriarchal authority, virtuous women like my mother thrived, how? Women like my mother were brilliant at utilising tradition to influence and establish a… Read More

We often try so hard to get noticed, we fail to see its demise if we are not prepared. There’s a time and place to go on show and there is a time and place to go unnoticed. Knowing the difference between the two makes our progress sweeter and our impact all the more impressive. Wether it’s a boxer who dreams of going for a title belt or that business idea that… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, We don’t have to be at the mercy of our inner negative voice! It’s amazing how much we talk to ourselves negatively and we don’t realise it’s our voice. We assume that the thoughts we have are real and even worse, we conjure up thoughts of ill will of those that aren’t even in the room. Our inner voice, if it’s not disciplined can ruin our… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, Don’t be yesterday’s hero, stay current. All to often, individuals get stuck in a time they believed was their peak. Perhaps it was a time where everything seemed to be working well. Relationships were strong, money was not an object or a hindering factor, opportunity was everywhere. For me it was in my early thirties. I was an Evangelist for a world wide organisation. I was… Read More

As a seasoned public speaker, social media and blog writer, I have always been aware of the impact words have to our own mental well-being. Most can’t see past the desire we have to be an encouragement to others. When we step out to influence, encourage or teach, the speaker or writer taps into the endorphins in the same way an athlete does. The better we are at our chosen field of… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, Why pray and not expect a reply? In my forty year faith journey, hardly a day has gone by when I haven’t prayed. Yet in all my prayers there has been innumerable times my prayers were out of habit and not out of expectation. The older I get the more I pray on purpose. My hope is to be in synch with my creator rather than… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, Not seeing our own face in the mirror, The travesty of distractions. We learn to communicate for two things, survival and meaning. From the urge of eating and basic comfort to more the sophisticated art of being reflective around the meaning of life, communication is imperative. We accept it when children behave in basic forms of, ‘I want’ but most of us get a little frustrated… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, When we talk about forgiveness in the modern world, we have to recognise what forgiveness isn’t. Forgiveness isn’t a weak attempt to move on from hurt or someone’s failures. Forgiveness isn’t an avoidance of real or fabricated incidents. Forgiveness is a gutsy realisation of pain, confusion and roadblocks that need to be addressed by two or more parties. Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, Networks that flourish. It’s always about drawing the right people together. Beware of the birds, rocks, and thorn type. In thousands of years, it is clear that human beings haven’t evolved much when it comes to types of people. The idea of creating a flourishing network or community is as old as time. In modern days we use catch cries like ‘Finding our tribe’ or terms… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, A mothers love is too hard to describe, but I’ll try. When I think of the way the world is often described as ‘Mother Nature’ or a place of one’s origin as ‘Motherland’, these are terms of endearment and deep felt emotion of respect and belonging. It was Abraham Lincoln who honoured his own mother, saying “All that I am or hope to be, I owe… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, Leadership; embellished and over-talked; under demonstrated; largely misunderstood. It’s often the ones that lead that aren’t recognised and those that seek recognition of leadership, just don’t lead. With catch phrases like ‘Being led up the garden path’, meaning someone has wasted our time and energy or has deceived us through their influence. It’s not a surprise many don’t like the thought of being led. Leadership is… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, The ancient facilitator. A wedding planners nightmare. A calling to create the greatest experience for all participants. There is nothing better than a well orchestrated event, yet few appreciate all the behind the scenes effort to create it. In the modern world of shallow experiences, we hardly appreciate what a real event looks, feels and tastes like. As a result of not appreciating the outcome of… Read More

Welcome top another episode of TOMCAST, dealing with the now generation. Life’s delays aren’t life’s denials, patience is gold. Consider the interesting phenomenon to this generation which some may coin as the NOW GENERATION. An article about modern day packaging of goods, giving us some insight into the NOW GENERATION. They suggest that even the packaging must be gratifying as much as the product is. Millennials care about the outside packaging as… Read More

Inner conflict and misguided vulnerability that separates the best of friends and closest of lovers, doesn’t have to be. The very idea of disappointment and that feeling of being let down by our inner circle is as old as time. In the modern world of cheap connections and disloyal collaborations, it’s no surprise that we go from one broken relationship to another. Working through relational problems becomes more difficult with the ease… Read More

Welcome to a new episode of TOMCAST, Today is the best day to be happy, only because life is way too short not to. I sent a message to about fifty of my business friends and associates, wishing them a blessed Easter. I received an interesting response by one of them who is a high net individual. Hi Tom, the best of the season to you. Ownership is just an illusion, we… Read More

Welcome to a new episode of TOMCAST, Is Corporate Chaplaincy going to be the next best thing? We know Corporate Social Responsibly Policies (CSR) are often a cover up for No Social Responsibility. Who, in our sphere of influence is committed to serving with a good conscience, over titles, power and hardest of all, ego? When you find such a person, pay them well but not too much that they forget to… Read More

Welcome to a new episode of TOMCAST, The clarity of stillness, helps combat the WRETCHED CHATTER. WHY I SWITCH MY PHONE OFF! God does not shout over our busyness 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 outer chatter. More noise to overcome the inner loud voice… Read More

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