On the subject of Grant Hackett

While I do not know Grant personally, I swim at his home pool, and watched him train for years. I watched him show up for kids, for fund raisers, always with a smile. He is a big guy, but he always came across as being kind and thoughtful. He was raised by very good people, and this shows. As an … Read More

Commitment to vows, giving your all, integrity

Interesting thing happened in this little time of change. I have seen more of myself, which is the point really. I need to up my own integrity, which is no surprise…if I choose integrity as my platform, then it will be where I am most challenged. Specifically, to do what I say. Or don’t say it. To the minutia. Big … Read More

The answer is always available. Always.

Have a really confusing question that you want an answer to? Or a problem that needs solving? A decision that needs making? What to do??…easy as…go to the source of all creation…the field…the infinite everything… Here is how. Grab a pen and paper, preferably your favourite journal. Take a seat, make sure your feet are on the ground. Ideally have … Read More

Year review – endurance running and swimming

In 2011 I ran at least 3,380 kms in total. (I have run over 50,000 kms in the last 16 years.) Swam  approximately 572 kms I ran my 8th Gold Coast Marathon on very limited training (maximum run distance was 18 kms..for non-marathon runners, you usually train up to 37 kms in one run) and came in with a 3 … Read More

Take Your Time – Challenging the way we see through art

On my last trip to Sydney I was given a gift of experience. One of my teachers often said that great gifts come in small brown paper packages. This was one of those small brown package gifts. Meeting up with the awesome Gavin Blake, Graphic Facilitator extraordinaire, he invited me to go to the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art , … Read More

How to avoid resentment in relationships – understand the Principle of Exchange in designing self-managed organisations | Self-Managed Organisations

Unfortunately our society has slipped into ever increasing levels of entitlement. The ~I deserve~ society. Or, ~I am owed~. Or, pure and simple, ~give me!~. This approach is really a “dis-ease” state, breaking the natural law of dynamic equilibrium, where the equation is strongly pitched to the take side, with almost complete neglect of the give side.

Why Dare to Care? Why radical truth with compassion? Beautiful Business includes Radical Truth. | Beautiful Business

There are many programs available that deal with similar concepts around having the difficult, critical, crucial, fierce, non-violent conversations. We in wealthy nations live in a post-modern, pluralistic world, where the unwritten code is non judgement, non violence, happiness, and all things sugar and nice. I am not anti these things, I just know that all of these things come … Read More