About Tom Smilovitis
MY TWO MAIN INTERESTS IN LIFE ARE SEEING PEOPLE PROSPER & ADDING VALUE TO PROPERTY RELATED PROJECTS
My blog allows me to be creative in my thinking, make myself vulnerable and to deliberately challenge my ideas by putting them out there. I hope to inspire others to back themselves and be open to their God given conscience, it will never lie to you.
Growing up as a Greek/ Macedonian migrant in Australia, story telling is in my blood. My family, especially my father and uncles who were the most charismatic story tellers. They stirred the imagination. I’m just following in their footsteps.
Some see me as a natural salesperson. It probably flows out of my confidence in sharing stories or conveying ideas that draw people in. Having said that, I did sell my first baklava (Greek Pastries) at fourteen years of age, going from cafe to cafe in Perth in the late seventies. Leaving school at fourteen years of age, I worked in the family bakery and learned life skills on the road.
I’ve not been one to readily conform. I love the idea of transformation rather than compliance.
I had a radical spiritual encounter when I was seventeen years of age which has been an ongoing journey for over forty years.
I meet the most interesting people as I share my faith and listen to their stories. Strangers find it easy to open up to me about their craziest thoughts. This ongoing experience of listening to other people’s stories gives me so much insight to life as well as content to share in my blogs.
PEOPLE AND PROPERTY
My work life entails family business, from cafes to restaurants. A Christian Ministry that has taken me around the world, including over one hundred communities, working along side other ministers wanting to make a difference. In the last twenty years I fell into commercial property related opportunities. Managing Shopping Centres, Leasing Retail and Commercial Spaces to Facilitating Leadership Development in High Rise Construction.
My journey involves family, business, friendships, risks, disappointments, success and most importantly, I walking with purpose.
Happily Married since 1986. I’m privileged to have a beautiful family and close friends, yet I feel my life journey has only begun. Don’t let this create a picture perfect profile, I have been to hell and back to find the peace I currently have. Hopefully my blog thoughts help you circumnavigate around unnecessary heartaches or work through them. At best, I hope they trigger you to live a full life as God intended.
Principal Centred Living
IT’ ALL ABOUT PEOPLE
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