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 much as what is inside.

Growing up in a generation where patience was a much needed virtue just to survive, we desperately waited just for the fruit regardless of the packaging.

The local fish and chips shop would pile up old newspapers to package the product, saving every penny they could.

In a world of abundance and prosperity, we often forgo elements of life that create great moments that are to be savoured and cherished.

We inject everything with speed hormones or chemically enhanced fertilisers to get more with less. We also do this to our body, mind and soul and forfeit the real meaning of timing is everything.

It was a great wise king who said, “timing is everything” ~ Solomon

A time to be born, a time to die

A time to sow, a time to reap

What we struggle with when it comes to timing, is the process.

Life is the process between being born and dying.

Growth is the process between sowing and reaping.

It’s in the living of a full life that makes death sweet.

It’s growing in all maturity that produces the most beautiful fruit.

The virtue of developing patience while we live a full life and grow in all maturity produces satisfaction during the race not just at the finish line. These individuals become influential right through their journey.

The NOW GENERATION gets obsessed with appearances rather than substance during the process so they try to speed things up before their time.

They say oak trees take between twenty to thirty years to produce fruit. The very thought of waiting decades to produce virtues of true meaning is so far out of the minds to a generation that can click and collect almost anything.

Unfortunately, no one can get instant wealth of wisdom despite the vast amount of instant knowledge. That knowledge must be proved through life experience to produce wisdom.

For all that it’s worth, my mother was right long before I gave her credit. The older she was, the wiser she became. Her few words became like hammers of meaning the older I became, go figure?

The virtue of marriage in its fullness can only be realised in decades of health and sickness, for poorer and riches, in good times and in bad.

Friendships that become stronger than blood are forged in war zones of victories and disappointments.

Sometimes the best thing that we can experience in life isn’t just the birth of a new opportunity but the patience not to rush, like we have done before. Perhaps this time we will slow right down and enjoy the journey rather than hesitate to get to the destination.

With absolute certainty, the fruit will be all the sweeter if we reach the end and patience becomes an overwhelming characteristic of our being rather than just the project itself or reaching the end becoming the total focus.

The thrill of savouring every moment of victory rather than just rushing to the next big thing, seeking the unfulfilling and empty rush.

With over eighteen years of pastoring people, ten years of property management and the last few years of leadership consulting, patience would have to be the one area most ambitious individuals struggle with; yet patience is that one quality we all desperately need to maximise quality of life.

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‘In good conscience’ A path to an authentic life’

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 of movement and the expanse of choice.

On the one side, it has liberated countless individuals from being bullied or used by stronger individuals.

On the flip side, it has hindered a maturity process through a lack of commitment and the development of interpersonal skills being realised.

Up until the last couple of hundred years of world wide urbanisation, we know that most people lived within community in rural settings. The advantage of such settings created opportunities for individuals to hone and develop skills to keep the tribe together.

The tribe created social well-being that many corporations and government agencies struggle to emulate through Corporate Social Responsibility policies.

As difficult as vulnerability an trust is, human beings still look for their tribe in the modern world.

Sports clubs, business associations, corporations, churches, arts centres etc… all seek to provide safe spaces where individuals can express themselves in their purist form and thrive.

Even the family unit is that place that despite the divorce rate still going through the roof, individuals want to find someone they can be vulnerable with.

So why do we hide from those that love us most and we love most?

We often don’t recognise that part of truly loving and being loved requires transparency that we have no control over.

Transparency of not rising to the challenge of others or our expectations

Transparency of adaptation and yielding our selfishness to serve for the greater good

Transparency of seeing weakness in others and the opportunity of protecting that weakness

New relationships are quite funny to observe. Individuals project who they want the other person to see. Transparency has very little to do with the relationship in the early stages.

Only time will test wether a new relationship has depth and longevity. The relationship must face crucibles of fire from time to time to test its validity and intent.

Hiding our weaknesses is natural to the general population but it gets more difficult to hide them within the tribe. Social Media has mastered the art of hiding from any meaningful relationship and masquerades itself as the ultimate tribe.

It was St Paul who struggled with plenty of weaknesses as he went from village to village establishing christian communities. He prayed that God would take away his weaknesses, thinking that they were a hinderance to building sound communities. Paul realised at some point of his maturity development that his weaknesses were in fact a binding agent to creating stronger communities.

“When I am weak, I am strong” St Paul

Every one of us has the opportunity like St Paul of becoming stronger and building lasting healthy relationships by being more vulnerable. The capacity of failing more in the right direction rather than projecting perfection seems to create marriages and friendships that are attractive and enviable.

Perhaps you are struggling with hiding from those that love you most and you love most when you could be benefiting from them in your time of weakness.

My suggestion, don’t write them or yourself off too quickly. Great relationships go through the fire, no exceptions.

When I take on clients, it’s amazing how much time it takes to build trust so that the real blockages can be revealed and the power transparency be felt.

If you would like to understand more on the impact of having a value system that brings lasting contentment and actioning it in your every day life, perhaps have a look at a number of services I provide, by going to tomsmilovitis.com

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 only have things for a fleeting moment and the more we have the less we enjoy them cheers 🍻

His response triggered my thinking for this blog episode.

Why is it that we strive to attain more and like my business friend states, “The more we have, the less we enjoy..”?

The illusion that fulfilment is out there waiting for us becomes more apparent the longer we strive, the harder we strive, so why do we keep striving?

Maybe we feel the fear of settling if we choose to be happy with what we have, as though being happy today breaks some sort of sacrilegious law.

Maybe some struggle being happy today as though it will destroy motivation for achieving more.

I believe the contrary is true.

Being content (fulfilled) with what we have today has the following benefits and attributes to achieve great exploits in life.

If we take time to acknowledge what makes us happy, it reveals a lot about our make up. It’s at this point, we may need to adjust our values or reap the consequences of them.

Happiness is not something in the never never, happiness is as close as we want it to be.

I’ve seen happy drug addicts or alcoholics as long as the drugs and alcohol are plentiful. I’ve also experienced happiness to a degree, like the drug addict or alcoholic, when everything goes my way. How am I or you better than the addict? What if life throws us a curve ball, can we still be happy?

How do we become happy today?

1. Look how far you have come and celebrate regularly junctions of achievements.

2. Bring others with you on the path, you can’t celebrate happiness alone.

3. Setbacks aren’t failures, they are new pathways being formed for greater outcomes that lead to happiness or contentment.

4. Don’t take yourself so seriously, most success is a condition of luck and favour. We tend to forget how we stumbled into the opportunity and how others opened doors on our behalf.

Happiness therefore is a state of mind. It was Saint Paul who described contentment, not as a destination but a state of being. He confesses how he reached great heights of success and failures that should’ve destroyed him yet in the process he discovered the secret to contentment.

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”

Paul reveals life’s journey is not about attainment of something but an evolution of becoming a complete human being. To be complete or find happiness today comes at the cost of letting go of false ideas of what happiness is and what it is not.

Do you find yourself wanting more and like my business friend says, “The more you have, the less happy you become”?

Maybe it’s an opportunity to reassess life’s value systems and renew your state of mind.

If you would like to understand more on the impact of having a value system that brings lasting contentment and actioning it in your every day life, perhaps have a look at a number of services I provide, by going to tomsmilovitis.com .

Too many of us go through life forgetting to dream.

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 stay humble and not too little that they struggle to make ends meet. This person will be like a valiant soldier, fighting for the greatest outcomes for everyone.

A person who is led by a good conscience is hard to bribe or manipulate. They are also compelled to find win win outcomes. They see titles as a means to an end, they have no need for others to condescend to a level of honour that isn’t truly earned.

Let’s address first, the problem with Corporate Social Responsibility Policies, (CSR Polices).

Like any law that is designed to prevent harm from happening in society, laws are also designed to be broken by the unscrupulous, and to control the behaviour of the masses.

CSR Policies, are often just another tick in the box that create the appearance of healthy social behaviour without the proper checks and balances.

This is the arena where predators thrive. Those in positions of authority who go unchecked and the silence becomes the great tool of permissiveness.

1. The silence of someone afraid to lose their job, so they don’t or feel they can’t speak up.

2. The silence of bullying under the guise of strong management or charismatic showmanship.

3. The silence of CSR Policies, where the policies are so litigious, only those without a good conscience are aloud to bring its enlightened interpretation.

4. The silence that the CSR Policy is doing its job under pretence, or it’s someone else’s problem.

There are many more silences which allow corporate toxic culture to thrive.

It’s not until an individual or small group of whistle blowers who have the courage to lose everything to set the records straight, that we pay attention.

It doesn’t have to be, to set the right culture in place. You have to ask the following questions in order for this to take place.

Who sets the tone of corporate culture?

Who checks the tone of corporate culture?

While the CEO, Managing Director, Principle or other Executive Committees that may set the charter of corporate culture through their own ethic and character, very few can see consistency to bring flow through to the different layers of the organisation.

Why?

Often the leader of an organisation has restricted limits regardless of how conscientious they are or skilled to lead with a good conscience. They may exemplify the greatest quality of character, yet they are always at the mercy of those they entrust to lead at various levels of their enterprise.

This is where the right Corporate Chaplain can carry the culture and influence it right through the organisation. They enable a transparency throughout the workforce that may otherwise be taken advantage of by just having CSR Policies in place, without someone leading the charge consistently.

1. The right Corporate Chaplain is impartial to power plays.

2. The right Corporate Chaplain has access to everyone without restriction.

3. The right Corporate Chaplain is led by the highest of impulses, to follow good conscience more than any other impulse. They hear all sides of an issue and encourage all parties to communicate, rather than advising specifically.

The Corporate Chaplain has a unique opportunity to promote and evangelise the greatest qualities of Corporate Vision, by not being locked into a position with a specific scope other than influencing a Social Conscience.

It takes a courageous leader to entrust their vision to the Corporate Chaplain type, knowing that true influence comes from heart to heart.

The Return On Investment by introducing the right Corporate Chaplain pays out in spades, far more than any training program or ethics committee.

I have had the privilege of putting the above to the test in different arenas. With over forty years interest in human behaviour and encouraging individuals to be their very best, this idea of creating a good social conscience in the work place is absolutely possible.

No matter what your industry, Corporate Chaplaincy, will give you the ability to achieve the greatest outcomes with the lowest collateral damage. Whether the outcomes are financial growth, going the distance, most just want to keep their sanity to continue their pursuit of what they treasure most in life.

The Corporate Chaplain can be the catalyst to open conversations that lead to healing from ongoing gridlocks. Be it in an individual life feeling hopeless, a team seeking synergy or an executive just needing a trusted professional friend.

The Corporate Chaplain is that safe space to create flow.

The ultimate Corporate Chaplain in history and my example of what I have shared in this leadership thought is Jesus.

He held no public office, he owned nothing but the clothes and wares he could carry from village to village to fulfil His itinerant ministry; yet with his teachings he held kings to ransom and gave the most vulnerable a voice.

If you would like to understand more on the impact of having a good conscience and actioning it in your every day life, perhaps have a look at a number of services I provide, by going to tomsmilovitis.com .

My latest program on Corporate Chaplaincy is ideal for any organisation that is keen to introduce a good conscience behaviour at every layer of the enterprise. From the boardroom to the cleaners closet, this program cleans up toxic cultures and births best practices of the human condition.

In good conscience, a path to an authentic life

Tom Smilovitis

‘Unlocking potential’

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.

The clarity of stillness

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 that has no pause or stop button.  We keep going and going until a breakdown happens, rather than a breakthrough.

A number of years ago, my son and I took three days to do a 3500km charity drive throughout the north of Western Australia. While in the desert, I took photos of the incredible silence of the Australian outback. Nothing but nature at its best! It is often in these times you get a sense of how much time we waste on idol and meaningless chatter.

The secular world has mastered the art of avoiding the voice of God or the silent voice of conscience, by bending to the idolatry of busyness. The busier we get, the less we hear our conscience, that part of us that protects us from self destruction.

We often try and justify ourselves by achievements rather than being at peace with our conscience. I have been guiltiest of all.

I often ask individuals that have that burnt out look on their face, or, hear it in the tone of their voice, “When is your next holiday?”. It is amazing to watch the creative excuses pour out, why they are too busy to take time out. Just having a healthy uninterrupted lunch break seems to be out of their reach. The idea of leaving work early or just switch the phone off for a few hours is too much to ask.

I remember the days I lifted myself on such a high Pedestal. I thought the world would collapse if I wasn’t always at the helm, steering every decision. I metaphorically patted myself on the back more times than I can remember, thinking of how much I achieved. The reward for such busyness, was the growing loneliness that set in, and the chatter that increased in my head.

Fact: I became a brilliant manager, worshiping achievement. I also became a terrible leader of self governing and devaluing the human experience. I treated myself harshly and I treated those around me with contempt because I was addicted to achievement. In all my achievements, I was longing for peace and meaning. The more I achieved, the louder the chatter became in my head.

Some years ago I made a radical decision to rid myself of the chatter or at least minimise it in my head. We all know the unnecessary dramas that constantly try to creep into our souls. Chatter, that is like unwanted weeds, in the most beautiful patch of grass.

How did the world ever survive without phones?, and in recent years the double edged, smart phone? I suspect people have become lazier, less creative and far more dependent on instant answers rather than being patient and planning things through. They have replaced craftsmanship, quality of character and longevity for short term gain, the praise of strangers. Yet the chatter remains.

My confession,

For over eighteen years as a pastor and a further ten years as a shopping centre manager, my phone was on 24/7. In all those years, answering my phone at all hours, rarely, if any of these phone calls, needed to be answered with the urgency they were made. Being the people pleaser that I was, I became the fool, as the worlds most gullible punching bag for other people’s dramas, inconsistencies and melt downs.

These days I try to be present with those in front of me. I want to give my full attention to the task I’m working on, including my sleep or rest time. The only way to achieve this is by controlling the amount of disruptions that look to infiltrate my life. Disruptions that eat away the peace that I value so much.

The temptation,

The superstar mentality, the people pleaser curse, the desire to be liked will always be grabbing for our attention. As mentioned in the opening statement, I am guiltiest of all. As a get older, I find it easier to drop the chatter once I recognise it creeping in.

Our soul can make its greatest choices in the silence, the quieter it is, the greater the creative juices flow.

Choose this course rather than be at the beck and call of everyone else’s whim.

Constant chatter grinds at the core of our being.

Constant chatter keeps us unnecessary busy, confused and fearful.

Our choice to be silent helps us from overreacting, allows perspective to take place for clear decision making.

Silence stirs up the possibilities, it guards us against the chattering bandits that seek to steal our centre, where God speaks clearly and our conscience is aligned. 

How is the chatter going in your head?

If you are in a season where where chatter is consuming your mind and you are looking for renewal, consider Tom Smilovitis LEADERSHIP ‘Unlocking Potential’

We are more than fodder for the economic machine, we are fearfully and wonderfully created to live a life of meaning. It’s time to hear God’s voice and align our conscience.

Welcome to a new episode of TOMCAST , ‘The moment we stop leading our own life, the cracks begin to appear’.

As a young person, the very thought of getting old and our body becoming debilitated, seems too far in the future to seriously worry.

In our youth, we breeze through so much. We take for granted the capabilities we have without much thought of harnessing or nurturing them.

If we grasp how nature is unapologetic about our neglect of preserving what is precious, we end up losing far more than we bargained for. If we don’t use it, we lose it. If we grasp this truth, we wouldn’t be so careless about the gift of life.

As an example, if we don’t deliberately maintain our health, we will lose our health.

If we don’t nurture and foster healthy relationships, we end up alone.

If we don’t see a beautiful garden and take time to plant and nurture what we want it to become, we will forever be weeding a dust paddock.

I managed commercial properties and oversaw the maintenance of high-rise apartments for a number of years. It was astonishing to see reasonable and educated adults not understand the fundamentals of property maintenance. Rather than have a long term plan to see their properties hold value through constant care and maintenance, they assumed the properties would last forever.

We often have the same approach when it comes to things most valuable to us.

We assume our marriage will last, without a maintenance and renewal plan.

We assume our children will always love us and respect us unconditionally, without a maintenance and renewal plan.

We assume our workplace will always provide that stimulus of job satisfaction and financial security, without a maintenance and renewal plan.

The list goes on…

Be it our mental, physical, emotional or our spiritual path, never make the assumption, that all will be fine, if we don’t take the lead.

Nurturing and taking the lead, is a must, rather than believing everything will workout in the end.

I am a huge advocate for flow, which is preached big time in the self help circle, however, flow is restricted when we fail to nurture and lead. Flow in and of itself is a recipe for disaster.

Even God, according to Genesis, planned the perfect world in six days and enjoyed flow or rest on the seventh.

Are you taking the lead or are you avoiding the opportunity that is ever before us. Take time to maintain and lead in areas of life that matter most, before the cracks appear.

Even if the cracks are becoming evident for the whole world to see, now is the perfect time for renewal.

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Tom Smilovitis

‘Unlocking Potential’

Welcome to a new episode of TOMCAST , called Tom Smilovitis LEADERSHIP, empowering the next generation to self govern.

In March 2021, Tom Smilovitis LEADERSHIP launched a number of new services, the latest is called Corporate Chaplaincy and TOMCAST episodes. Through podcasts and personal training, the aim is to produce fresh ideas on leadership and personal development. Be sure to subscribe to my blog and follow TOMCAST.

About Tom Smilovitis. 

Leadership can be a lonely path – Tom Smilovitis LEADERSHIP & Personal Development provides that safe space for you to “Reflect. Reboot. Renew.” Ideal for those aspiring to grow and stay fresh in Leadership & Executive roles, all the way to maintaining balanced lifestyles. In a New World that demands so much of us, it is my hope that I can equip you and your team with the tools to live a full life, in the areas that matter most.

"Choices are the hinges of destiny" ~ Edwin Markham 

Realize your potential and make healthy choices today, that will have a great ripple effect for future generations.

With over forty years experience in family business, not for profits, retail & commercial property management, I am doing what I love most.

Foundations are everything. I grew up in a strong Greek / Macedonian migrant family and community in the late sixties and early seventies, in Eastern Corridor of Perth. My grounding for much of the favour I have on my life today stems from there. I sold my first tray of baklava, Greek pastries, in 1978, I was fourteen years of age. My father had a Greek bakery, I opted to leave school before my fifteenth birthday and I had no option but to work in the family business.

Education isn’t everything, self education is what separates those waiting for opportunity and those who create opportunity. Developing an appetite to grow no matter your circumstances, will bring you favour in life, in the most unusual settings. I am an example of such favour. Opportunity is yours for the taking. 

In 1981, in my late teens, I joined a progressive Christian Fellowship. The association trained me in outreach, leadership and missionary work. The experience I gained through the association took me around Australia and many parts of the world. I was commissioned to teach and train others in outreach, leadership and mission work. I have had the privilege of speaking in over one hundred different local churches, conferences and campaigns. In my early thirties I was the keynote speaker in seven hundred plus meetings over a three year period. I know the pressures of raising a young family while trying to carve out my talent. With hardly any money, my wife and I worked hard as a team to raise our young family and maintain our own sense of identity. We worked through some challenging years, moving house wherever the ministry took us. At last count, we moved fourteen times. We also saw the rise and fall over a twenty one year period of organisational expansion. We experienced the highest form of ethics and compassion in leadership to the lowest form of human pride and the decimation of wholesome communities.

In 2002, in my late thirties, I stepped into the corporate scene in the Commercial Property sector. Taking my lifetime experience of family business and the ministry into the commercial world was just another adaptation, which allowed me to thrive. For ten years, under the guidance of a brilliant businessman, I learned a whole new set of skills and ended up managing shopping centres and commercial property. What an incredible contrast between my family business, pastoral and evangelistic years to commercial property.

In 2012, I launched a new business called Templar12, which was the embryo of what is now, Tom Smilovitis LEADERSHIP. I spent five years in the construction industry creating a hybrid business. From my ethnic family upbringing, ministry background and that of the corporate and commercial world. Working closely with executives and business owners as well as the disenfranchised, the unskilled, lower socio individuals, has kept me grounded. I am also currently the Honorary CEO of the Swan Chamber of Commerce, which was established in 1968. The challenge of seeing the chamber grow over the last eighteen months has been rewarding. Being instrumental in building a new team, giving the chamber a new lease of life, along with other industry leaders, has been refreshing.

I tell many people, I have been fortunate to stumble intentionally from one great opportunity to another over the last forty years plus. These opportunities are available to you as well. 

My passion is to encourage individuals to reach their potential, as well as create healthy cultures within community and corporate settings.

It’s my continual desire to see people prosper which has led me to expand my reach through Tom Smilovitis – Leadership & Personal Development Training. By pushing my personal boundaries in order to lead by example, my clients will be free from text book rhetoric. My clients quickly know the thrill of jumping in the deep end of their leadership potential.

Developing people is always at the heart of wholesome leadership, the results speak for themselves. It is important to catch what is possible to achieve through simple yet powerful leadership skills. For more about my credentials, see my Recommendations, on my website, they will help to verify my ability to add value in an individual or team.

I look forward to any opportunity where I can add value to you or your enterprise. For more about what I offer, click Tom Smilovitis Services, on my website, to see six basic packages that may interest you to start a conversation and engage Tom Smilovitis LEADERSHIP.

Chris Bown ~ Ex Detective working with Ex prisoners  “Tom has a unique ability to draw greatness out of people, he is a man of high ethical character who leads by example and never asks anyone to do anything he is not willing to do himself”

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Tom Smilovitis 

‘connecting people to possibilities’ 

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and follow my podcast.

Forgiveness is raw subject and many struggle to talk about it, yet the need for forgiveness is vital.

Forgiveness is a must, if we want to experience a renewed mindset. Whether it’s in a family relationship, friendship or business connection, forgiveness plays a huge role in living a mentally healthy life.

The very idea of moving forward without forgiveness, is a myth.

Instead of travelling down the forgiveness path, many try to compartmentalise their life. To them, if they discreetly suppress painful thoughts, in the hope, life will be less painful.

Some aren’t as subjective and will use the pain of broken promises as fuel for their obnoxious behaviour. These are the ones that must control their whole environment, in the hope of not falling victim again.

Others fall into the condemnation cycle and become victims of their own failures or others that have failed them.

Whether it’s suppression, anger management or the emotions of worthlessness, they all lead to a sickness of the soul.

Forgiveness is not a free pass to bad behaviour, forgiveness is a path to renewal and wholesome behaviour.

Forgiveness at first seems more painful than suppression. Forgiveness seeks transparency, a clean slate, a starting over.

As ancient as the Lord’s Prayer, the very foundation of forgiveness is a soul searching path. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, he dealt with forgiveness as a daily routine. Part of the prayer goes as follows, ‘Forgive us our sins as we forgive those that have sinned against us’. Rather than suppressing our failures, or getting angry at our failures, or even worse, becoming a victim of our failures, learn to forgive yourself and others by asking for it. Prayer is a great place to start asking, if confrontation seems daunting.

If we start by recognising our own misgivings by asking for forgiveness. From a solid foundation of receiving forgiveness, forgiving others becomes possible.

Moving forward is very difficult, if at all possible, if we don’t address forgiveness. Not forgiving is a recipe for breakdown. We carry unnecessary weights, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. At a point in time, it will feel like the proverbial straw that breaks the camels back.

Seemingly out of nowhere, floods of resentment appear. Blame becomes ugly and years of effort go down the drain. All because of an inability to forgive.

Forgiveness allows all parties to reflect and be remorseful.

Forgiveness sets us free from toxic thoughts that lead to action.

Forgiveness allows us to see hope in the darkest of days.

As Easter approaches yearly, with the message of forgiveness being proclaimed worldwide, so many miss the significance of its power. The example Jesus set by dying on the cross, saying, “Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing”… is so relevant to our day to day lives.

If we only knew the pain we cause in those closest to us, many would behave differently. It often takes a whole lot of terrible words said, acts played out, to recognise our failures. It’s at that point, we recognise the need for forgiveness.

Let’s relearn to forgive daily from the heart, and even our enemies will want to become our friends.

How is your forgiveness path going?

Forgive often. Forgive quickly.

If you’d like to know more about the power of forgiveness, or if you are looking to grow in your leadership skills or personal development, go to tomsmilovitis.com under services for more information.

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In a world addicted to social media and marketing gimmicks; too many of us spend endless amounts of time producing so little from our efforts.

Jesus, the ultimate social media expert. He had three steps to attract lifetime customers from the crowd.

Before we talk about the way Jesus built an enterprise lasting over two millennium; let’s discuss the futility of time wasting and job creation just to occupy time.

It is not important to occupy time, it is important to work towards an objective. There is nothing that wastes more time than the idea of potential without a strategy.

If you pick a mountain to climb, even if it’s Everest, ask these questions before acting.

Are you prepared?

Do you have enough fuel in the tank? This could mean, mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, not necessarily financially…

Is the market ready?

You have to determine that if it’s the right time or season to launch.

Is your message simple enough? If you are going to climb Mount Everest, only take what you need. You must ditch the rest.

Where do you start?

These are the questions you have to ask before building a following.

Creating a following is not a Social Media phenomenon as many would have you believe. Be it Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Podcasts, Ticktock, etc…

Building a following is as old as time.

Jesus started His enterprise at thirty years of age. He picked the perfect location to declare His offering. He chose a place called Galilee, a small fishing village to start getting a crowd together.

His message was to bring light to the masses, so he chose a real dark place to emphasise his message. He chose a place where individuals struggled to make a living, fishermen and salt of the earth individuals were going to be his first followers.

He didn’t compete with the Roman government of His day. He didn’t compete with the religious hierarchy of His day. The Roman Empire and the Religious Leaders controlled the masses. Much like governments and big tech companies do today. Governments through legislation. Big techs through the control of data.

Jesus picked a market that was not threatening anyone. He picked the poor, the destitute, the blind, the sick, the disenfranchised.

Sometimes the best opportunities are birthed in the most unlikely places.

The following three steps is how Jesus built an enterprise to last

Firstly! He drew the crowd in with a simple message… ‘Have a change of heart, because right here, right now, all the resources of the cosmos are at your disposal’

The crowd loved the simplicity of His message, unlike the government and big techs of today, or the religious leaders of His day! Jesus was relevant, on point. His teaching were revolutionary.

The crowds remarked, that no one taught the same way, He talked with authority and influenced many to change their way.

Secondly, after a season of drawing the crowd, Jesus challenged them into commitment. Without commitment, you don’t have lasting change. As long as Jesus kept giving free meals with His teachings, the crowds would just get larger.

We all get tempted with popularity. Who doesn’t like being liked. Even in today’s language, the like symbol on social media platforms becomes the hinge wether we have something valid to offer or say. But just seeking the like symbol without commitment, is a little vain.

Jesus wasn’t interested in just being liked, He was interested in transforming society and developing wholesome people.

When people are challenged to commit, expect the crowd to be halved and more. Jesus has a strategy to build something to last. He picked the right time to halve or more His following.

In one day thousands left and His following diminished, but more importantly, His purpose grew.

Thirdly, He spent quality time training a handful of individuals throughout a three year period. He then let them take the reigns to the whole organisation.

Without training the next generation or others to take the reigns, the moment we are out of the picture, the enterprise dies its natural death.

Building something to last requires, a crowd, an inner circle and leaders that maintain the integrity of the message.

What are you trying to create, build or achieve that hopefully lasts?

Are you caught in the middle; needing others to always affirm you, or do you have a message or service that others need?

If you have a solution to someone’s life or an enterprise, don’t sell yourself short. Proclaim your remedy from the rooftops. Those that need what you have will hear you and commit to your offering.

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MAN TO MAN – When we hit Rock Bottom, it could be the beginnings of greatness

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”- Muhammad Ali.

Reaching rock bottom

The strength of the bedrock must be determined before great heights are reached…

The most inspiring stories always come from those who hit their bedrock.

We who are looking for guidance yearn to hear the testimonial of those that have gone before us.

Wether it’s developing an intimate and lasting relationship with a spouse, or building an enterprise, they all come at a price.

Finding our bedrock requires digging, which feels painful at times, why?

We discover things that are unpleasant

We relive past failures, thinking they were forever buried, no one to see. As they get excavated, we relive the failure and humiliation that came with the failure.

We see that we built areas of our life on shifting sand rather than a bedrock. Things we were taught go through the fire. And we discover that some lessons have to be repeated, not surviving the fire test.

All in all, we get an opportunity to start fresh and clean up misconceptions, phobias and face our demons that didn’t kill us.

Those crazy words ‘If it doesn’t kill you, it will make you stronger’ have a new meaning. A fresh beat. A bounce comes back in the way we walk.

Bedrocks become the solid foundations rather than the tragic end.

Can a marriage be renewed after thirty five years, yes they can.

Is there a friend that is closer than a brother, yes there is.

Can we start that life long dream after so many failed attempts, yes they can.

The bedrock of conviction becomes a defining moment of truth that can withstand the greatest of storms.

Are you digging to find your bedrock and struggling to cope with your discoveries along they say?

Don’t despair, there truly is hope during this journey to the bedrock of conviction.

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The very notion of considering a calling sounds way too mysterious for some and daunting for others.

We don’t have to be the next Steve Jobs, who was foundational in changing the way we live through technology. We don’t even have to be the next Moses who went face to face with the living God to bring down another type of tablet with the inscription of God’s law.

Why does a calling need to be that grand to be fulfilling?

Both Steve Jobs & Moses didn’t get to see the fullness their calling, they are not to be envied.

Steve died way too early of cancer and missed out on far more than he bargained for.

Moses to didn’t get to experience the promised land and robbed himself of the true calling of life, which is far more profound than changing the world.

White Noise Mania

1. Everything that is pulling you away from who you are in the hope of one day hoping you will be happy with what you’ve achieved

2. The relationships we align with that give us a false sense of identity and security while abandoning relationships that are inherently meaningful

3. Resting mentally in a time or place we believe was the peak of all that we could become. As a result, we repeatedly punish ourselves for our past failure or perceived past failure which cripples us from moving forward.

White Noise is that stuff that fills our head daily, distracting us from completing our mission in life.

Going back to our calling

1. Just being who we are meant to be doesn’t have to be all that difficult if we get some quiet time to listen.

2. Even if everything drops off and we are left with a seed of who we truly are, it’s of more value than all the trappings this world has to offer

3. Your greatness is in being authentic and nothing more

4. To be authentic is one of the rarest commodities known to man kind

Authenticity is often found in the elderly when they have nothing else to prove. Many choose kindness, love, patients, wisdom, relationships as their companions rather than anger, hate, competition, knowledge isolation.

The ancient writings reveal something about the nature of being called and authenticity.

‘What good is it if you gained the whole world but in the process lose your soul’

I think Steve Jobs & Moses would have a lot to say about that.

Your richness starts with you right now, right here, if you dare to look within. You are richer than you could ever imagine if you return to your true calling. (Being authentic)

Have you considered how valuable you are right now?

Perhaps you are looking to develop that authentic life and you feel something is missing. All the popularity and outward success in the world hasn’t filled that void inside of you. I assure you there is an amazing life waiting for you off the grid.

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How many would close a business because it’s going too well? Hardly, however there are some things more important than popularity.

For me, it’s the validation of authenticity and no one can answer that but ourselves. Being pigeon holed by others is their prerogative. Pigeon holing ourselves is a travesty no matter how much success we achieve.

We are more than what we do.

There is nothing I hate worse than forever talking about yesterday’s victories, we must be current in our victories if we are to survive and thrive.

Back in December 2016 after seven years of social media, I switched it off, deleted all contacts and vanished off the virtual grid to rebuild, reignite and sharpen my real world experience (Basically getting my creative voice back)

I originally started my social media platform in 2007 to widen my circle of influence. I wanted to make a difference to the next generation. I have always wanted to help them to be creative as they find their voice.

It’s hard to admit but there are seasons in life where our voice can fade and we find ourselves just going through the motions, no matter how large our platform grows and the opportunities presented us. I felt my voice was fading and my effectiveness wasn’t as sharp. While my public life was increasing, my soul was dying, leading up to my two year sabbatical in December 2016, from all things virtual. Being popular doesn’t always equate to making an impact.

I’d gone through a similar experience twenty years earlier as a public speaker travelling extensively around the world doing seminars three weeks out of a month. The continual stage work blurred my reality and it was time to settle for a season to get my voice back.

Over that two year social media sabbatical, I went back to basics rediscovering why I do what I do.

The fact is, I do what I do off the stage or grid and have done so for decades. I live it and breathe it. I am compelled to live a full life and all social media did was allow others a small Porthole into a very real life. In December 2018, I felt to come back to the social media platforms hopefully with fresh creativity, again, focusing on influencing the next generation to help them find their voice and meaning.

Rebuilding the new platform was half the fun as you ask yourself “Do I still have something to say that can influence another person to seek out a better life for themselves?” I think the answer was and is yes.

After the last two years being back on the grid, what I set out to do has worked. Typically, it’s afforded me fresh opportunities to express my ideas and encourage where I could. Unfortunately even when something appears to be working on your behalf, you still have to work out if it’s the best path to get you to where you want to be.

As for me, it seems that my private world opens way more opportunities than social media has ever done, as much as I’ve loved the experience.

Being wise and astute with my time, I am looking forward to disappearing again off the social media grid indefinitely and focus in areas which I feel will be far more affective.

As of March 2021, I have decided to go off all social media platforms indefinitely bar my blogging which is on my website.

I started a new business in September 2020 called Tom Smilovitis LEADERSHIP & Personal Development. My passion is to work with leaders that are looking to grow their leadership & personal development skills to succeed in every area of life. The business is very boutique and is definitely not suited to mass marketing.

If people are interested in what I have to offer, I’m confident they’ll find me and approach me as they have always done.

BEING OFF THE GRID HAS ITS OWN BLISS AND I CAN’T WAIT TO RETURN THERE.

Perhaps you are looking to develop that authentic life and you feel something is missing. All the popularity and outward success in the world hasn’t filled that void inside of you. I assure you there is an amazing life waiting for you off the grid.

If you are interested in a chat, message me on WhatsApp with the button to the right hand bottom corner of this page or email me direct on contact@tomsmilovitis.com and we can arrange to meet if you’re in Perth, Western Australia or zoom chat anywhere in the world.

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Ideal for real estate agencies, construction companies, mining industry all the way to traditional sports clubs. Developing that team that works on each persons strength is an art. Reaching sales targets or building that project must embrace a team spirit to stop the recycling of good people.

Personal Development is not what you think it is

As we come out of the Industrial Age of school classrooms, herd teaching and the promise of prosperity if we have the right education; personal development takes on a new role.

The Industrial Age was a mind boggling era dragging millions out of poverty world wide only to drag them back into a poverty of mind. With a roof over our head and food on the table, human beings are hungry for more. We are now at a point of slavery that is hard to define until we rediscover the curiosity of our childhood mind and heart.

The revolt against industrialism started decades ago as the prophetic artists, musicians and philosophical minds warned us of the prisons we are creating for ourselves.

Every day millions of young people are promised freedom when they get their diploma, degree, award, recognition for their hard study only to land jobs that impoverish their soul.

These days if a construction firm is looking for an engineer with distinction they only have to go to a McDonalds kitchen and they are flipping burgers hoping for a break. If they are lucky enough to get an engineering job, they have thousands lined up to replace them.

The advantages of a Personal Development Mindset

Personal Development is more than topping up your education or refreshing industry knowledge. Personal Development is the martial arts of the mind that keeps you sharp and creative.

A personal development mindset is forever inquisitive and creative. This person has very little interest in achieving another certificate, these individuals are hungry all the time to understand how things work.

I’ve attended way to many training sessions that left me empty rather than feed my curiosity. Most training sessions can be captured in a YouTube video, realistically.

The idea of a Personal Development Mindset is like digging wells within ourselves and tapping into fresh water deep within our own soul.

This is the place where new songs, recipes, ways of building cars, buildings come to the surface. This is the place fresh ideas are created that can salvage a marriage, restore human connection and everything else that has lasting meaning.

When I conduct leadership & personal development workshops, it’s my aim to challenge all the blockages that have built up over our life just to survive. I can see the frustration in the eyes of the class who just want the answer (a curse of industrialism)

There is a special Liberty people begin to experience when the inner well which is in all of us begins to trickle fresh water.

It is my commitment to them not to bend to their weakest denominator of comfort and routine but to help them push through to their inner strength, source of power and creativity.

The answer is in them. As a facilitator, it’s my job to help them breakthrough rather than give up and go back to being a slave of the system.

There’s an ancient saying ‘It is useless waking up early, going to bed late, eating the bread of sorrows, God gives His beloved sleep’

The idea behind this saying – We waste so much time just trying to survive, we hardly ever take time to enjoy the process.

Personal Development would have to be one of the most enjoyable ways to grow in every area of life as well as enjoy our sleep. It’s in our restful sleep allow our subconscious to rejuvenate our soul.

Are you feeling dry, empty and lack motivation? Maybe it’s time to active your creativity and restore your sanity!!

If you are interested in a chat, message me on WhatsApp with the button to the right hand bottom corner of this page or email me direct on contact@tomsmilovitis.com and we can arrange to meet if you’re in Perth, Western Australia or zoom chat anywhere in the world.

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We live in a day and age where anxiety is at an all time high rather than the ability believe.

Belief & Anxiety are always battling for the same platform.

Belief anticipates possibilities first and then works through the process

Anxiety anticipates all that can go wrong and then is paralysed by all the unrealistic variables

Belief acts – Anxiety freezes

It was Jesus who said, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Jesus also dealt with worry, a form of anxiety, clearly encouraging that we stay clear of it because it serves absolutely no purpose.

Jesus implied that belief can dictate circumstances as does worry. We invite into our lives possibilities that lead to amazing outcomes or troubles that lead to nowhere…

How do we generate belief?

Take time to research the laws of the cosmos before time as we understand it began. Like the laws of engineering or aviation which have always existed, we have only tapped into their possibilities over the last century. We are now entering into the laws of technology and tapping into all sorts of possibilities to transform the way we live, yet we are still allowing ourselves to be left behind through anxiety.

Belief transcends what is common and steps into a universe of possibilities. New inventions, new ways of thinking, new ways of living are tapped into because we have discovered what has always been rather than fabricate something out of thin air.

What always was, by believing, we simply bring it into the forefront of our lives.

Some people call it luck, I’d suggest it’s activating what already exists.

As a Christian, my greatest source of strength is my belief in a benevolent God who is working with me to live a wholesome life, filled with all sorts of possibilities. The moment I change that belief to ritual, my belief will automatically transfer to anxiety and I lose focus.

Break free from rituals that occupy time but never inspire possibilities. Stay clear of reactivate and unhealthy choices that take you to places that incarcerate our thinking.

Some people have turned anxiety into a clever substitute, we call wisdom or insight. Unfortunately this is no more that fear masquerading itself as pious faith.

Belief in the untapped laws of the universe will make you as bold as a lion.

Are you trapped in the cycle of anxiety?

Make one choice at a time to feed belief and starve anxiety

If you are interested in a chat, message me on WhatsApp with the button to the right hand bottom corner of this page or email me direct on contact@tomsmilovitis.com and we can arrange to meet if you’re in Perth, Western Australia or zoom chat anywhere in the world.

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Reflect Reboot Renew

The ability to momentarily reflect on things that matter can save years of agony.

Human beings are terrible at thinking deeply or considering a better way of living. We are victims of our own making and being reactionary at best.

Why is it that the divorce rate hasn’t changed and couples are opting more and more not to get married in the first place?

Why is it senior management or greedy executives have little concern for the devastating outcomes of their short term decision making processes. They fail to reflect and see the effect they have in the livelihoods of innumerable people when profit at all costs is the end game?

Why do we give so much effort to getting ahead when it may cost us so much more in the end?

It’s our innate default system that seems to have an inability to reflect. We get ourselves caught in a corner that we’ve tried to keep clear from. Some decisions unfortunately are irreversible.

What if we could turn this around through the art of reflection?

Reflection in its purest form, unlike any other attribute focuses on the healthiest outcome and not on our circumstances or other peoples problems.

Reflection puts up a mirror that allows us to look into the window of our own soul, questioning our motives.

Reflection can be scary as it reveals in a moment of time aspects of our nature that can be dealt with to stop more corruption and future devastation.

Coming to grips with what we see has a twofold effect.

1. We see how human we are which in turn allows us to see the rest of the human race in their absolute default humaneness, be it healthy or unhealthy.

2. We rethink what we are looking for and hopefully have the courage to let go of unnecessary baggage that got us to where we don’t want to be.

True reflection brings with it a remorse to the point where we desire to start fresh. We give ourselves permission to let go of any ill will that weighs us down. We also give ourselves permission to love our selves and others as we truly want to be loved (unconditionally)

Reflection will begin a series of rebooting, completely upgrading our outlook to life. The renewal we could have only dreamt about will begin in so many areas of our life. We no longer compartmentalise and push down areas we don’t want to address. It’s the beginning of living a wholesome life, free from the past, the what-iff, free from the blame game and other trip hazards.

Are you sick of being a victim?

Now is the perfect opportunity to take the lead in your own life.

Leadership can be a lonely path – Tom Smilovitis LEADERSHIP & Personal Development provides that safe space for you to “Reflect Reboot Renew” Ideal for those aspiring to grow and stay fresh in Leadership & Executive roles, all the way to maintaining balanced lifestyles. In a New World that demands so much of us, it’s my hope that I can equip you with the tools to live a full life in the areas that matter most.

If you are interested in a chat, message me on WhatsApp with the button to the right hand bottom corner of this page or email me direct on contact@tomsmilovitis.com and we can arrange to meet if you’re in Perth, Western Australia or zoom chat anywhere in the world.

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(an ancient method of carrying wine & a 2000 year old parable about staying relevant) “no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins” 

Old wineskins and their effect 

Ask yourself when you’re around a suspected old wine skin “Do relationships & ideas thrive or die around them?”

Old wine skins say “This is how we’ve always done it” unfortunately they can’t hold the new wine full of life, expanding in all directions?

Old wine skins that haven’t been maintained become brittle, dry & inflexible spilling out the new wine that needs space to mature. 

Systems that are outdated, burdening all those that are prepared & ready for greater capacity & efficiency.

Regulations that inhibit innovation, all in the name of playing by the rules of an outdated game.

People that are stuck in their small world, killing the possibilities of new worlds being birthed.

We are living in the greatest of generations & those that are willing to self develop & keep growing don’t have to be victims of old wine skins that no longer serve a purpose.

I find nothing more offensive than individuals in positions of authority or power who in themselves have stopped growing. These individuals become a burden to progress & the greater good; especially knowing that there is a whole young generation waiting to be led into new frontiers.

New Wineskins and their effect

The way of doing business beyond 2020 is so much faster & broader. It is exciting for those who have a new wine mentality, they will capture the new market & influence the next generation without compromising timeless ethics & values.

Stay relevant, keep pushing personal boundaries, up-skill, always look at the bigger picture, be a team player, partner with big thinkers & doers, be shameless about doing right and last but not least….

Keep clear of those that have become complacent & comfortable because they’ll drag you down to their miserable fruitless existence. 

Ask yourself when you’re around a suspected old wine skin “Do relationships & ideas thrive or die around them?”

Stay young at heart & watch the old wine skins burst all around you. 

 

Human beings love the idea of escaping the rat race and living a life of harmony.

The over simplified meaning of rat race according to Wikipedia; A rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. The phrase equates humans to rats attempting to earn a reward such as cheese, in vain. It may also refer to a competitive struggle to get ahead financially or routinely.

With the rat race mindset, the world continues to spin with billions of people trapped, rather than discovering the freedom of flow

– Racing against the clock ⏰

– Chasing the illusion that more is better

– Rising to higher states of position, authority and power, all aimed at minimising the constant rat race struggle

Those caught in the perpetual rat race teach the next generation to run, run, run and the cycle continues

Parents teaching their children to live like rats through their example, despite their words

Managers enforcing the rat race mindset to their workforce as an endorsement to the path of success

What’s the alternative?

Living in a state of flow is the alternative

Flow breaks away from conventional ways of doing things

Flow is that space that measures everything from a place of external help and natural forces. Flow rejects and fights against internal phobias and teachings that come from senior rats who control the masses through misinformation and fear tactics.

Flow is an energy that unlocks our physical, mental and spiritual capacity

Flow is found everywhere and has a language of its own. If you’ve only known the rat race language, the language of flow will seem like just a fable.

Some experience flow in small doses and limit themselves to those small doses because of their rat race mindset. As an example, they get into fitness and disregard their intelligence or spiritual flow. Some get into intellectual flow and disregard their intimate relationships, or they chase spirituality and starve their financial flow etc…

The aim of flow is to walk a life of wholesomeness, which draws from all aspects of the forces of nature; body, mind and spirit.

This requires a new mindset completely different to the rat race mindset

The ancients taught that human beings are created in the image of God.

Unlike the rat who has a place in creation like every other living thing, human beings have a unique advantage and are able to tap into God’s nature to assist them with flow.

Physically, mentally and spiritually we can take charge if we so wish. (This requires the development of a renewed mindset)

The idea of tapping into flow means that we have all of God’s resources guiding us and energising us along the way.

A clear conscience, a creative mindset, a community outcome and all the resources we need to live in this state of flow.

How?

It starts by recognising where our place is on the planet and discovering what our assignment is?

For starters, let’s not raise our children to think and act like rats by not thinking and acting like rats ourselves.

There comes a time when the very idea of being a complete human is only possible if we humble ourselves to the most generous source of joy, hope and love in the cosmos, GOD.

If you are in a place where you’ve tapped into flow from time to time or you are locked in the rat race and you want to discover flow, maybe this is your time for a complete renewal.

If you are interested in a chat, message me on WhatsApp with the button to the right hand bottom corner of this page or email me direct on contact@tomsmilovitis.com and we can arrange to meet if you’re in Perth, Western Australia or zoom chat anywhere in the world.

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Leadership : The art of motivating a group of people or individuals to achieve an objective.

Why use the term ‘Wholesome’ ~ The following words describe aspects of wholesomeness : Considerate, compassionate, healthy, thoughtful, generous, genuine, selfless

Is it possible to get the absolute best out of people if we have a wholesome approach? 100% it is.

The following three steps to create that winning team without being a bullish or a manipulative leader. Through wholesomeness, the team is influenced to give their very best.

1. Identifying talent in individuals

Wholesome Leaders can identify hidden talent and bring out the best in individuals, unapologetically

They refuse to succumb to politics and nepotism.

The greatest challenge to any team building is getting the right people in the right position, not forcing the wrong people in these positions.

There is a huge difference between a person’s personal capacity and their ability to compliment the team.

Some overly talented individuals can be detrimental to building a team spirit if their ego overrides the overall objective.

Wholesome Leaders have an ability to agitate those not suited to the team culture while encouraging others to work extra hard if they fit in.

2. Developing team synergy

Wether it’s a coach, captain, great player or star player, synergy is paramount to a sustainable winning team

Wholesome Leaders encourage all the virtues of being considerate, compassionate, healthy, thoughtful, generous, genuine, selfless not just as the leader, but every team member must practice wholesomeness, no exceptions.

The leverage that is created through synergy gives the whole team a winning edge

3. Creating the winning team

When individual talent is given over to become greater than itself, synergy births a winning team spirit

This team wins before the game or challenge has even begun

Synergy ~ the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

A team begins to walk as one force. It protects each player as important as every player.

The winning team that is created through Wholesome Leadership rejuvenates itself and attracts other key players and opportunities beyond any individual player.

As a leader are you unlocking individuals to be part of a team, community and the greater good?

Perhaps it’s time to grow in the arena of Wholesome Leadership

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Human beings have a fascination with the existence of God, the after life and the meaning of life beyond instinct.

In ancient times, even the great Pharaohs, the heads of state and leaders of the people would try to immortalise themselves by burying treasures with them to bring to the afterlife.

In 2020 the battle of faith verses science has not diminished, not by a long shot.

The connection between hardship and faith always triumphs over hardship and science.

Hardship is hard to define when an individual is coasting along in life, completely numb to deeper meaning.

Hardship can be experienced when someone is in abject poverty or when someone has reached their ultimate dream.

Abject poverty has been a great motivator for billions of people to fight for life, family and meaning.

Millions of people experience new life in their darkest physical state as God meets them in their lowest point. There is a humility and sobering moment when individuals defy logic through their faith.

Often the West and affluent countries seek to rescue the poor, not recognising their own state of poverty. I am talking about poverty of soul.

Jesus said ~ ‘God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs’

Simply put, the physically poor recognise their need for more beyond instinct.

The poor are closer to meaning and often encounter with God with minimal effort. They have nowhere else to turn but faith. They often experience riches beyond words.

So is there hope for the wealthy, the scientist, the educated, the privileged?

It often takes reaching our Everest in life before we contemplate there is an even higher meaning.

It’s been my experience that there is hope.

Jesus said, ‘What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

I’ve had the privilege over many years asking that very question to the successful, wealthy, entitled people of the world. Many have responded with an absolute agreement, the moment you lose your soul, nothing can replace its meaning.

So, to the ones that have hit a wall, no amount of money, success or notoriety will fill that void in your life.

It’s at this point that the Love of God pays us a visit. He starts knocking on the door of our heart. We can choose two things

– Continue to deny His existence and suffer in emptiness with all the outward bells and whistles

– We can acknowledge our emptiness and invite God into our life to give it meaning that lasts beyond the material

I’m of the belief, we are spiritual beings that inhabit a temporal physical body. We are not physical beings that try to be religious from time to time.

Are you at the end of your road, you’ve achieved much but nothing fills the emptiness deep within?

Perhaps God is finally getting your attention.

If you are interested in a chat, message me on WhatsApp with the button to the right hand bottom corner of this page or email me direct on contact@tomsmilovitis.com and we can arrange to meet if you’re in Perth, Western Australia or zoom chat anywhere in the world.

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In a world that is bent on self destruction through violence, control and supremacy, there is still an art to winning over your enemy without a battle.

A quote from Sun Tzu, The Art of War ~ ‘Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting’

In order to do this, every leader must have good intel, a capacity to interpret and a strategy to win.

The role of the Armour Bearer

In ancient times, great kings, warriors, noble men had an armour beater assigned to them. Their duty was simple, protect at all costs those in their care, especially in the heat of battle.

Kings and warriors alike were clear to lead while the armour bearer, likened to a bodyguard or confidant were privy to all the goings on without the responsibilities of fully leading.

An armour bearer would be prepared for battle and have a different advantage to the leader.

– They’d see weaknesses and vulnerabilities in those they protected and would fill in those gaps

– They’d be of humble means with the soul purpose of serving their leaders

– They’d be at the complete disposal of the leader and have minimal recognition

A perfect synergy between leader and armour bearer is what songs legends were birthed out of. Proverbs, like ~ ‘One will chase a thousand and two will bring down ten thousand’

The role of the armour bearer is to create avenues for a leader’s survival, victory and honour.

Other examples of this unique relationship in ancient times was the role of a king and a prophet. As the king would lead, they would often rely on the council of a prophet, who was primarily the moral voice to the king.

If a king sidestepped the moral voice of the prophet, the king would often end up in a self destructive mode and the nation would suffer.

Like the armour bearer, the prophet’s role was to compliment and protect the king. The prophet was of humble means and completely dependent on the good will of the king to function in their role. They were equally fearless and speak to the king truth even at the expense of their own comfort and life itself.

In the same principle, both king and armour bearer come from a Devine Calling. They are only complimentary and a powerful force if they function within their calling.

Wether you have been called to be a king or queen, an armour bearer, prophet or prophetess, never overstep your gifting.

I’ve been called to be an armour bearer to leaders, to speak wisdom into their lives especially in the heat of battle. My strength has been forged over decades to speak truth and hope into a leader’s life even if it is painful.

Some leaders have struggled with my motives because they think like kings and not like an armour bearer. These leaders have missed the opportunity to win battles you can only win with an armour bearer by their side.

Perhaps you’ve struggled to grow to your full potential as a leader and you need that armour bearer by your side. Someone not afraid to love you unconditionally and will share truth with you no matter what.

Are you stuck in the heat of battle?

Do you need someone to talk to that can help you grow in your leadership calling?

If you are interested in a chat, message me on WhatsApp with the button to the right hand bottom corner of this page or email me direct on contact@tomsmilovitis.com and we can arrange to meet if you’re in Perth, Western Australia or zoom chat anywhere in the world.

Who knows what light could come from a chat?

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