The Calm in the Chaos

Do you remember being asked what you wanted to be when you grow up? When any choice was possible before reality took the infinite possibilities and made them small. As you grow up you have to get realistic, you are funneled down paths that are not always based on what you want but what’s expected …

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Fight the Repear to not just Live but Thrive

There is a day I remember, when I was in India when I was missing the familiarity of home that I wondered is this what my life is, seeing wonders and cultures but doing it on my own. That was not a good day and it still hasn’t really changed. I walk a great path …

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Facing the future with swagger

Facing the future also means not being trapped by your past and I have been running from mine for years. I’ve gotten used to being alone and independent and while it’s been great it is no longer enough. I can’t just stick to the same old routines and think that is going to somehow change …

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Waking up and starting to live

When you live in shame you are not really living you are surviving but not experiencing. I have been guilty of that for my entire adult life. I forgot what it meant to be alive, to enjoy going out or just talking to your friends. I have a great family but I am not close …

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Each of our Stories Deserves a Voice

Our lives are defined by stories, the ones told by colleages, on playgrounds, in the media in all its forms with the most important story being the one we live every day. There is an art to narrative that I am just starting to learn, that there is no magic formula but there are benchmarks …

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Crafting Character Moments to Find the Story

So it’s a month into 2017 and everyone who had a resolution either is on the journey or left it behind as happens with a lot of us. I’ve been hitting the story wall for ages, fearful of really getting down to work and getting the story started.

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Don’t Look Back, Look Ahead and Knock Some Heads

So 2016 is almost in the books, we’ve had Britain decide to leave the European Union and Donald Trump was elected as President of the Universe States. We live in interesting times. At least Trump gives all those late night hosts happy and enough material for years to come. I am still in Auckland but …

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Linkedin Profile Photo Professional YAY or NAY

So I writing about branding yesterday, doing content for the Digital Squad and I remembered doing my CV and I put an image in it. I use the CV for everything and I wanted to use a recent picture but since I’ve been traveling for the last few years I didn’t have any that were of me in work clothes. All my photos were of me training or just doing travel things like wandering around.

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Hope Against being Drowned by the Noise

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Each day we can evolve and a birthday is a reminder of how we came to be but our experiences and choices will be what defines who we are and how we are remembered by those we care for. So today don’t look back, don’t look ahead live for this moment.

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The unheard voice and a promise

I often find it easy to write online because nobody cares, no one will read what I have to write besides a handful of people that will click on the links that I post. With that there is no expectation or chance that I will matter.

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