The world is changing rapidly when it comes to the value of labour.

From the Industrial Age that created the fastest labour force in history, individuals have had a $ dollar value placed on their lives like a science.

Governments implement minimum wage and benefits policies, businesses implement wages based on outcomes.

Coming into a new world of artificial intelligence, traditional trades and skills vanishing and a new order of $ dollar value is being realised.

The fact remains!

Pay your workers their worth!!

Worth is always based on productivity rather than on passing time.

What sort of productivity?

1. How many bricks can a bricklayer lay?

2. How many patients can a doctor assist?

3. How many goals can a soccer player contribute to the game?

4. How many people can a singer entertain?

and the list goes on

Determining value

In ancient times they used an ox tied by a yoke with a stone wheal behind it. The ox would labour by walking around while corn was being crushed beneath by the wait of the stone rolling on it.

The point of the exercise was to make the corn so finely grounded that it became palatable for human consumption.

The wages of the ox would be to eat from the corn that it trod. The ox was not limited on how much it ate unless the owner became greedy and only feed the ox the bare minimum.

This ancient principle must be applied in every generation when it comes to paying workers well.

If someone has a unique skill that is rare to duplicate, that person’s skill has a higher value and ought to be paid accordingly.

The greedy owner of an ox that muzzles the ox recognises that the strength of the ox makes the owners work light and therefore in good conscience ought to doubly take care of the beast.

How much are you worth?

Can your skill be duplicated easily or do you have a rare skill?

If you would like to increase your worth or learn to take the muzzle of your neck, a new mindset has to be engaged.

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Team: A group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport, is the simplest definition.

Wether it’s in sport, the corporate world or the not for profit sector, teams are imperative.

Any coach worth their salt looks for talent in individuals that will compliment the team, it’s that simple.

1. Recognising Individual Talent

The challenge with sourcing individual talent is not to get caught up in forcing talent but sourcing talent.

Forcing talent comes from a cookie cutter mentality, a one size fits all talent.

While it’s important to create well rounded disciplines within a team, the coach is looking for that unique talent of an individual that adds an edge to the team.

2. Creating a whole team

Taking an individual’s talent and adding them to a team to create talent greater than any individual is the objective

Team Spirit is birthed when individuals are able to surrender their unique talent and adapt it to the need of the team.

There is an ancient military saying ‘One will chase a thousand, two will chase ten thousand’

The idea behind the saying is self explanatory. Combined talent creates a huge advantage over individual talent.

3. Team Spirit has one objective, winning

Working together towards a common goal produces far greater outcomes than any individual playing hard in the game.

To adopt this methodology within the workplace will increase

– Team player participation (A win)

– Greater sense of mental well-being (A win)

– The bottom line becomes far more profitable (A win)

Non team players are easily identified and they can go through further training or find a different game that doesn’t require a Team Spirit.

How are you going developing that Team Spirit?

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Create the ultimate winning team

Kindness : The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

Kindness is not being astute, calculating and intentional in order to win or have an advantage; kindness wins by having a largeness of heart.

In a hostile world that is very territorial, the very idea of kindness can appear weak and debilitating.

It takes a courageous person to embark on the journey of kindness in order to create wholesome outcomes in society.

Kindness starts in the home, extends to its neighbours and makes its way to town hall.

Through kindness, Jesus started a revolution that struck at the heart of religious piousness and the ruling government.

The masses were drawn to him through a simple message of hope, forgiveness and renewal. Jesus talked about a kingdom of kindness that resides in each of our hearts if we choose to activate it.

Kindness makes the ruling class nervous, why?

More often than not, the ruling class control the masses through fear and policy. Enforcing mental and emotional conditions to keep the masses under control.

Kindness on the other hand is friendly, generous and considerate.

Jesus gives the ultimate advise on how to deal with our adversary; love them, do good to them. By doing this, it will feel like hot coals burning in your adversaries mind. How So?

Be it a family member, neighbour, town hall, they have to reconcile with their God given conscience, what is the right thing to do.

I know, when someone shows me undeserving sincere kindness, my heart melts as I consider my ways and behaviours.

Are you struggling with receiving or giving kindness?

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The simplest term in the Ancient Greek used in the Lord’s Prayer.

Part of the prayer goes ‘Forgive us our debts as we forgive them indebted to us’

We all know that feeling of carrying the burden of our own failures and misgivings. Who doesn’t want to experience salvation (wholeness), that feeling of being complete. A sense that our internal debt has been wiped clean.

Jesus taught a prayer and included the act of forgiveness. When we ask God to let go of our mistakes we in turn must let go of those who have made mistakes around us.

If we are to move forward, we must feel the release of our debts as we release people around us.

The very idea that we can move on and not free others from moving on reveals our lack in understanding forgiveness.

We hold ourselves prisoner many times because we hold others prisoners

LET GO MEANS LET GO, no turning back, no reminders, a clean start.

Without experiencing God’s forgiveness first we go back into default and hold others captive to their mistakes.

Forgiveness is an ongoing Journey of failing forward. We don’t carry our past with us but it’s likely we will make mistakes and others will hurt us in the future.

Forgiveness is a lifestyle not just one momentous act.

I’d suggest, that’s why Jesus taught his followers, when you pray, pray like this… and forgiveness was part of that regular practice.

Are you struggling to let go?

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Many of us have come across this quote “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

The very idea of good intentions, being hard working and trying our best is enough is a sure sign of risking perpetual seasons high anxiety.

Every journey we take in life is different and must have a unique sense of direction, otherwise we unsuspectingly go around in circles.

This is most difficult for those who succeed early in life, they struggle when they hit their first wall. In the music world, they have been coined one hit wonders

Some have found a path they are good at and haven’t left that path in decades. These individuals have developed a specialist skill which they won’t deviate from nor do they feel the desire to do so.

Becoming a serial entrepreneur or succeeding in an array of areas is a skill set few dare to travel. This path creates too much stress and anxiety. Unless we develop new strategies every time a problem arises rather than trying harder, this path becomes too hostile.

Very few choose change as their first option, most are thrust into it.

1. Radically changing careers

2. Starting businesses you know very little about

3. Moving countries or locations completely different to what you are accustomed to

4. Having a completely new set of colleagues to work with

5. No one is hiring you for your specialist skill after you’ve become redundant

What do you do not only to survive, but to thrive in this new environment?

Don’t just throw yourself into the project doing what you’ve always done.

It’s a fresh opportunity to reset our mind, develop new skills and approach the opportunity with fresh eyes

Reset the mind: Go back to the fundamentals. What are the most basic tools needed in this new journey and dump the extra baggage.

1. It’s an opportunity to establish respect and carry yourself differently

2. A chance to explore ideas from a different approach, like an explorer seeing the lay of the land before any new approach is taken

3. We have the advantage being new to the field rather than just repeating old processes that landed us in a corner

Sometimes we just need a trusted person we can bounce new ideas without judgment or humiliation to define new strategies.

We are not meant to know everything and when we suppose we do know everything, anxiety increases.

Are you going around in circles?

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I’ve had the privilege of working with many different individuals holding leadership roles.

It’s fascinating how only a few of these leaders seem to glue their projects together with minimal effort, I call them Lateral Leaders

My observations of these few and how they differ

1. The Lateral Leader has an overall vision of what the project looks like

Like the thousand piece puzzle we buy in the shops, the end picture is on the front of the box.

When the box is open, all we have is a thousand random pieces and an eye for detail

The Lateral Leader intuitively picks random pieces that fit

2. The Lateral leader knows the answer and right person is within their reach

Just like the puzzle, all the pieces are right in front of them and they don’t keep making excuses why the project can’t be finished

They seem to create new opportunities to speed the process up in the midst of what seems chaos

3. The lateral leader isn’t frustrated with all the gaps and they delight themselves with progress

Unlike many leaders who always see the problem and waste too much resources or have the wrong people look at the solution. Lateral leaders cut through the endless reports and conventional problem solving, giving themselves permission to lead where no-one else sees

4. Lateral leaders are often dismissed because their progress seems piecemeal

Lateral leaders approach problems from a completely different paradigm. They are often sidelined because they can’t explain how they will solve the problem until it is solved

It takes great courage to work with Lateral Leaders because convention over resolve takes priority. Too many people end up leaving puzzles incomplete out of frustration as the conjure up excuses. Lateral Leaders are results driven, not process driven.

If you find yourself procrastinating, leaving projects half complete or wasting endless resources or you’re not getting very far, perhaps it’s time to think differently.

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When we talk about thinking outside the box; rarely is the concept adopted because we have to risk what we think we already know.

There is nothing more comforting than knowing

Knowing feels like an accomplishment

Knowing how to add up numbers, write a sentence, putting a recipe together… the simple delight in just knowing

When we talk about thinking outside the box, we have to risk aspects of what we know to step into something new

3 reasons it’s difficult to think outside the box

1. We have to suspend not knowing the outcomes and that takes most people way out of their comfort zones

2. We have to risk our reputation if we fail miserably

3. We have to acknowledge that everything we think we know may be completely redundant if we discover a new way

The benefits of thinking outside the box outweigh all 3 reasons why many hesitate

1. Breaking free from our comfort zone is the gateway to growth

2. Failure is inevitable if we are to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves and our reputation becomes even more authentic

3. Letting go of everything we thought was sacred in light of a new knowing will be like shedding dead branches to reach the sky

Thinking outside the box may cause discomfort for a season but once we experience this new path, we never go back in the box

An ancient wisdom describes thinking outside the box this way “Don’t be conformed or shaped by the world around you be transformed by the renewing of your mind”

What’s stopping you from thinking outside the box?

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The idea that a CEO, MD or Head of a department encouraging open conversation sounds noble, to see it played out is rare, why?

Unless the Leader exemplifies open conversation to create that safe space, having any open door policy is futile

An example of false open door communication that I experienced in my late teens

I was supermarket storeman in my late teens and always connected well with the store manager that hired me

I did my job well and the manager assisted me whenever I had problems with intimidating truck drivers trying to break store policy rules

If the store manager had any concerns with my work, he approached me anytime and we worked it out together

A perfect open door policy, he was approachable and I was teachable

When a new store manager took over, the rules of engagement changed

The new store manager was much younger and highly ambitious, his name was Mr Cross. Like name, like character

1. He always walked around fast paced with a sense of urgency

2. He never stopped to have a chat

3. Everything was official, appointments were mandatory

4. He was impersonal and intimidating

He summons me to his office to reprimand me about the way I worked. He had other department heads sit with him while he tried to humiliate me about my work ethic.

Instantly I became defensive about my work ethic and completely disrespected him and the other managers for not coming to my defence.

This was my first experience of corporate bullying in the name of open door policy. Needless to say I didn’t last much longer in that job.

Thirty years later I got into a conversation about Mr Cross with a former colleague of his. Apparently this store manager rose to one of the top positions in the company doing exactly what he did to me all the way to the top.

Corporate Social Responsibility has to be more than a written policy that masquerades as transparency within large corporations

Leaders in high positions have no idea the effect they have by their lack of true open door policy or maybe they do.

It depends on what they are looking for, subordinates that don’t think or stewards that contribute

Mr Cross was just looking for subordinates to fulfil his ambition at the cost of good people

What about you, are you an open door policy leader?

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The world has never been more equiped to build stronger networks but human nature keeps breaking them down

When we build gangs rather than create networks, the opportunities start to dwindle

A gang: A group of identical or related items, is the simplest definition

We start to look like each other, talk like each other, have a secret code, have an initiation

There is an obvious good, but the seductiveness of the gang starts to eat it self

The obvious good

It’s easy to induct, unify and propagate

Job applications, streamline entry level workers, basic requirements, repetitious processes

From the military, underworld criminals (not condoning, but they use the gang mentality to grow) , Union movements, political parties, McDonald’s, faith movements… it’s how we speed up growth

Create law and order that make people feel welcome and safe

The obvious bad

We don’t know when we are losing our identity

Everything becomes so predictable, our creativity fades

We begin the uncanny habit of lying for the sake of keeping the gang together

We start to fear that members are not up to par or we start to judge one another falsely

What’s the alternative?

Create a movement, an undeniable healthy eco system that attracts others that are stuck in gangs

I escaped three gangs, family, fellowship, firm

1. The Greek/Macedonian family

We talked, walked and looked the same and I reached a point where I had to move on and it came at a cost

I haven’t rejected my heritage, but I’m more than a Greek/ Macedonian

2. The fellowship

I was a part of a Pentecostal organisation for twenty one years that went from a movement to a gang. It served me well for many years until it started morphing. Like my Greek/ Macedonian upbringing, I had to move on

I haven’t rejected my faith since I moved on, my faith has been enhanced

3. The firm

I did ten years in a corporate setting in the commercial property sector

I found myself stuck in a corner where life was all about the deal at the cost of my identity

Equally, like the family and fellowship, I had to move on and rediscover what I’m passionate about

I haven’t rejected commerce, I’ve put reigns on it, it must serve me and not me it

Whatever you do in life, growing your network is more than growing the gang, because the gang will let you down or you will let the gang down

Be part of an eco system

Grow where you are currently planted until you outgrow it

Always be welcoming of new people and opportunities, just be mindful you only have so much to give

Thread strong relationships from all walks of life and don’t be defined by those stuck in a gang mindset

Your core beliefs will be your guide and others will seek you out according to their needs

It takes a courageous person to love all sorts and it starts by loving who you are inwardly, not how other people see you outwardly

Are you trapped in a gang mindset?

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Imagine someone calling you the light of the world, honouring you with such a heavy burden, what would you do?

Many of us struggle to accept that we carry much light at all let alone be the light of the world.

1. It’s easy not to accept such an honourable calling

– It allows us to hide in the shadows and not be responsible for those around us

– It allows us to observe others without being observed ourselves

– It turns us into part of the problem not the solution

The world can do with one less critic

2. Hiding in the shadows stops us from growing as others around us stumble

It was Jesus who said to his disciples, who were just humble people, that they could impact their world if they would just shine

~ “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.”

3. Our light must be strategically placed to benefit all

Our light isn’t a spot light used as an interrogation tool

Our light isn’t a stage light to make ourselves shine above everyone else

Our humble light could be as small as a candle strategically placed to help others not stumble

Whatever truth, hope and joy we have, it’s to benefit others if we allow it to shine

Let me ask you the question again, imagine being called the light of the world, what would you do?

Let me help you shine

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It’s true that we ought to remember where we’ve come from to help us understand where we are going. Unfortunately for many, our past becomes a holding pen where we keep going around in circles.

Three reasons how our past holds us back

1. The past becomes our identity

We either dwell in moments of our past where life was incredibly amazing or tragic, either way they entrap us and we allow it to coin us

Perhaps we acted like a gangster as a teenager which is part of developing our identity.

Perhaps we were successful in business or terrible in relationships

We do ourselves a disservice if we don’t evolve from that place

2. Our past comes with misunderstandings

It’s not only our own insecurities that try to pigeon hole us… everyone we know subconsciously pigeon holes us

Our teachers, relatives, friends

People think they know you from a point in time and rarely give you the privilege of moving on

3. Between our own opinion of ourselves and the opinions of those around us, we spend too much energy trying to move forward

Many will try and move away from their past by moving location, or educating themselves, or moving in different circles

The challenge will always be escaping ourselves which is impossible

Moving forward is accepting that the past is part of our makeup, it’s not what we are today

What we can be today and tomorrow is open for the grabbing

The only person that can give you permission to move on is you

The happiest people I know defy the odds, keep others guessing, keep evolving

They play with their past and only bring out components that benefit the present to help them achieve their dreams

The past is no longer, the future is yet to be, we only have today

Is the past holding you back?

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If we are to make impact in uncharted territory, we need to have the right team

It’s the leaders role to know the destination, not necessarily the whole process of getting there

Most leaders that seem to have all the answers stay in safe waters and rarely experience new opportunities

In the industrial era we created a strange phenomenon of the overseer up in the factory office overlooking the workforce on the factory floor

We see this similar phenomenon in the corporate world. Partners and Directors take up the corner offices overlooking the city skyline while the rest of the workforce resemble chickens in their cubicles

Leaders that replace themselves always outgrow the concept of overseeing the team, they are too busy leading the charge at a grassroots level

Unlike overseers and taskmasters, these replaceable leaders train others as they go.

What are some of the characteristics that replaceable leaders look for?

1. They look for trustworthy individuals over talent

2. They prefer to work with those who display appetite for adventure, willing to adapt and learn new skills

3. They look for the quickest opportunity to handover responsibility with minimal oversight the moment responsibility is given

4. They rely on transparency to keep everyone on task

5. They always add new people to the team and encourage team members to share and handover tasks as they train others

Replaceable Leaders are always creating opportunities for others to step into and encourage the team to do likewise

Two things happen as a result

1. The right people for the wild journey present themselves and prove themselves

2. Those who are seeking comfort and stability rather than an adventure drop off leaving room for a new team player to take their place

Replaceable Leaders always produce replaceable leaders as they create organic growth that has no limits

What type of leader do you want to be?

One of my favourite saying from an elderly entrepreneur in his nineties “There is no security only opportunity”… what he’s referring to is simple, in leadership, there is very little room for the faint hearted.

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Nature teaches us so much if we are open to it.

When we look at a natural forrest, it develops an eco system where all sorts of living creatures survive as a result.

Human beings are brilliant at taking elements of nature and creating controlled eco systems which produces quality fruit, we call this harvesting.

When we consider how far humans have come from hunter gatherer to agriculture and our ability to reproduce food or fruit, this approach doesn’t work when it comes to leadership.

In the modern times of mass education, schools that resemble farms, seeking to harvest future leaders, we still can’t crack the leadership code.

We are turning people into a commodity, an economical product rather than the imprint the creator intended

What are we harvesting to achieve in society

1. Get an education

2. Get a job

3. Find a life partner

4. Reproduce

5. Repeat the process

Nature does something similar with less rules, lines and controls, just like the Amazon Basin

1. A tree is birthed

2. It matures and provides shade, food and protection to all sorts of unrelated creatures

3. When it is fully matured, seed falls to the ground as well as carried by the winds to the four corners of the earth to birth new trees

True leadership is about helping individuals grow to the point of self sufficiency, reproduction and beyond

1. A self governing manager is born

2. Others benefit from them as they provide, food, shelter and protection to all sorts of people, often unrelated to them

3. They continue to produce fruit and ultimately let go of many within their sphere of influence to the four corners of the earth to become what they will become

Leadership is always about empowering others to reach their potential without controlling every decision for them

Parents have to do this

Bosses have to do this

Societies have to do this

If we are to return back to the way the creator intended us to be, unique in every way, to create beautiful cultures that have lasted for thousands of years. We must let go and let people be, especially the ones that we’ve invested in the most

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It’s interesting how the ancient word Evangelist has been adopted by technology companies with a simple definition of what a Technology Evangelist does

‘A technology evangelist is a person who builds a critical mass of support for a given technology, and then establishes it as a technical standard in a market that is subject to network effects’ ~ Wikipedia

How to create a critical mass for your business idea?

1. You have to believe 110% in what you are doing

An ancient Evangelist was noted for their Enthusiasm. Even the word Enthusiasm from its original meaning creates an interesting picture.

When someone was really enthusiastic, they were filled with God. They were filled with creativity, they saw things others didn’t see. They shared their beliefs and visions, wanting the whole world to have the same hope and joy they had.

It’s hard to promote something you don’t believe in 110%, because you will be tested.

If you are going to be a business evangelist, find something you are passionate about.

2. Getting the message to the masses to create a critical mass starts by creating small cell groups of evangelists, who equally belief in a new way of doing

It’s not enough just to sprout your product expecting everyone to buy into it

The evangelist would convincingly gather small groups and seek to influence them with their message. The intention of the evangelist was to teach individuals to see the world in a new light as they simultaneously create community

If your service or product is second to none, creating small communities won’t be difficult. Half the challenge is believing what we are doing and that cannot be manufactured. Most people see through a salesperson that’s not authentic.

A business evangelist isn’t a salesperson, they are passionate about creating a better world.

3. At the right moment the message starts to go viral and it’s backed up by the community of users

It’s hard to go viral when so few have bought into the product or service

It’s critical that the business evangelist builds rapport with the community in order to sustain growth

Steve Jobs was the ultimate Business Evangelist

The way he built his vision, team and following

When a new product was launched, it was done with religious fervour

– His team bought into it and they’d have small launches with Steve preaching and unveiling the new product

– The crowds bought into it often sleeping overnight to buy the new product

– He created works of art that were not peddled to the lowest price

– He created loyal customers that would defend Apple like they defend a faith

What are you passionate about, who believes in what you are doing and how are you reaching the world with you product or service?

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Even the beggar will get a return on their time invested on the streets, asking for a handout, why wouldn’t you succeed if you have a solution for someone.

I’ve marvelled at the consistency of beggars as they systematically ask individuals for money. To them it’s a numbers game and they do it because it works. It’s not rocket science.

If we have a unique product or service and we are not consistent in delivering our message, we will not get the response and engagement we are looking for.

Not everyone needs a mechanic, panel beater, doctor, trainer, architect, lawyer, mentor…. today but when they do, are we on their radar?

Business and Brand Development is always about sending out that beam like a lighthouse.

1. Be faithful and ready

2. Always improve your product and service even if no one is buying

3. Be the best in your field and let the word go out from your referrals and any way possible of your passion to meet needs and solve problems

If you want to be the lead in your game, be consistent. Most drop out and leave the kings ransom to those that stayed at it.

If you lack motivation, clarity from time to time, that’s just part of the resilience game.

I’ve picked up clients in property and other services years after I’ve first initiated a connection.

I remember one response from one client “I’ve wanted to engage you years earlier but I was under obligation to a partner and now that the obligation is over, I’d like to engage your services” and the agency I worked for never lost that client.

Back yourself and stay in the game

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Humans are brilliantly resilient, but when we no longer believe, the death cycle starts.

Believe in what?

Believe that people can change, including us

Believe in unexpected opportunities

Believe we can reinvent ourselves again and again

Believe that life’s mysteries are beyond comprehension and we are part of a greater purpose

Believe in unconditional love that renews us from great heartache and disappointment

Believe in unity, family, community and the list continues

Unbelief isn’t passive, it’s a deliberate choice to cut off the possibilities of something being experienced

1. Unbelief doesn’t just kill the possibilities, it starts to kill our soul

2. Unbelief chokes the law of attraction from penetrating our lives

3. Unbelief makes us the creator of all that is and is not, shrinking the world just to our limited experience

The cure to unbelief is simple, take away the obstruction

Take on life again with the innocence of a child with a simple twist, no matter how hard life has hit you

Jesus shared the most profound thought when it comes to believing again in a world filled with wolves, encouraging us to ‘Be as wise as serpents but as harmless as doves’

Let our experience navigate us in dangerous territories with the wisdom of a snake, let us be open to experience new things with the innocence and freedom of a dove

Unbelief kills the soul, belief resurrects it

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I attended a women’s lunch recently held in a vineyard, surrounded by tall trees, grass and grapevines.

The ladies were dressed beautifully with soft music playing in the background by a couple of young ladies.

The three female speakers of the day shared personal aspects of their life very openly

Each speaker started and ended their stories with deep emotions. The women in the audience, approx one hundred ladies connected instantly with full expressions of laughter and tears.

This event wasn’t therapy, it was simply the difference between the way men and women communicate

Men are dying too early in life and they leave this world without connecting and communicating as they should

1. Men rarely open up just for the sake of opening up. Perhaps they see this as a waste of time or unnecessary conversation

2. Men avoid emotions until it’s too late. How many men didn’t see the divorce coming

3. Men somehow don’t give themselves permission to admit they just aren’t coping seasonly. Maybe men have been taught from a very early age to hold on to their emotions. Unhealthy men teaching their boys unhealthy practices

I’ve had the unfortunate experience of seeing men begin to open up very late in life if at all

1. Some of these men are exhausted from all the coverup and lies of masculinity

2. Some men aren’t connecting their ill health to their closed heart

3. Some men just prefer to stay hard and die early

Tears, like laughter, anger, joy and every other human emotion have their place in keeping us healthy

To simply block a vital emotion out and replace with bitterness and resentment because it’s all too much doesn’t help

I’ve had the privilege of seeing some of the toughest men you could meet, shed tears as they release the ugly toxins of disappointment and self loathing

Men having an ability to talk heart to heart with their partner or another man can save them great heartache when it matters most. It may even save their life

It’s not too late to unlock the full expression of being human, tears and all. Strong bonds are built by threading our lives together, being completely human.

There’s an ancient expression ‘Those that sow in tears will reap in joy’. As men, we give permission for other men to bond with their loved ones and with their own inadequacies by simply crying from time to time.

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?

We are not meant to know and do everything

A great sign of leadership maturity and humility is knowing our own limitations

Creating that magic team starts by reaching out for others to help

How do we get the help needed

1. Leaders create a worthwhile vision that draws curiosity

If people are to get involved, they need to see something worth contributing to

In many ways, when we create a big enough vision, people will help us because it helps their own sense of purpose

2. Leaders articulate different opportunities that need a solution

When we ask for help, don’t be vague

Be clear about the problem

Be open to all sorts of solutions

Don’t be condescending when people don’t agree with you

Continue to reevaluate, continue to restate the problem, continue to ask for help

3. Leaders recognise that the problem is always an opportunity to build teams

Leaders are as focused on building people as they are on resolving problems

Once leaders have the right team, they go out and look for bigger problems

Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a calling card to draw those that want to make a difference collectively

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?

Over 2.45 Billion users log onto Facebook monthly, to travel the digital highway.

With all that activity, very few go outside their tribe.

Wether it’s Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Snapchat, the average connections are between 90 and 240

These figures don’t vary much to the average weekly or monthly attendance of a church, mosque or temple, social club… world wide

They are also the average figures of attendance to funerals

Many years ago before the digital highway even existed, I heard a sermon that we will impact up to 200 people in our lifetime. Funeral homes know this and rarely will you ever see a funeral with more than 200 in attendance.

With all the technology, travel capability and the so called freedoms we have through the digital highways, we still have small tribes of less than 200

For those that truly believe they have broken this tribal rule, these individuals are simply living in virtual fantasy land.

I tested this rule some years ago by deleting myself completely of the digital plain for two years. When I went back on the digital highway, I tried to find a new digital tribe, picked new potential connections and found myself connected back to my people who speak my language.

Human beings can’t help themselves, we are tribal by nature and that’s ok

Diversity of colour, culture and language is what creates a beautiful world.

I believe LOVE can be the unifying force between many tribes rather than trying to create one massive group think and we call it, humanity. (This is nothing more than homogeneous brainwashing)

Next time someone thinks they are a demigod just because they have more than 200 connections on social media. Or maybe they lead a club, faith group or political party that exceeds that 200 average figure. We will all fade into dust and hopefully some people will remember how we made them feel while we were alive. Most will forget us altogether and only a handful will carry our legacy.

Enjoy your tribe, every single one of them, here and now, be it your faith group, club, extended family.

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?

Possessive, insecure, fearful, resentful, angry, an overwhelming sense of potential loss of relationship or possession

Jealousy reveals itself in the most unusual settings and it doesn’t discriminate against kin or foe

Jealousy can attack the closest of friends just as much and perhaps more so than an associate or neighbour

1. Jealousy starts with a suspicious whisper that we entertain in our heart before we spread the unfounded rumour

2. Jealousy is inflamed by our lack inner peace

3. Jealousy begins to justify every action we take as it eats us up from the inside

Nothing good comes from jealousy, like the Green Eyed Monster as described by Shakespeare, it haunts us as it hurts innocent people

Some have the ability to be Professionally Jealous (We hide our insecurities most of the time) but jealousy always has to have an outlet. Unfortunately when the Monster is out, good people are victimised.

Dealing with green eyed monster starts with personal development and restraints

1. Stop being suspicious of every word and action of others, we are not the centre of the universe

2. Be content to lose everything but our sense of self, when we hold on too tight to people, we will lose them anyway

3. There is no fulfilment getting our way all the time, jealousy has no room in community, friendships, family

This monster is at its worst in the workspace, whispering around the water cooler, who’s worthy and who’s not.

All humans ought to be aloud to discover for themselves who they are without the curse of another persons will being imposed on them

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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