Category Archives: Quotes to inspire

Inspirational women of history

Inspirational women of history

We all need role models and people to inspire us. I feel very fortunate that I had strong women around me as I grew up (and continue to grow)… Here are six great women who contributed greatly and give all of us food for thought. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams” Oprah Winfrey. “We should all start to live before we get too old. Marilyn Monroe. “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your…

Get on with it.

Get on with it.

If you have a dream – follow it! Each day wake up think of the dream – and take one step towards it. It might be learning about it and starting a plan. Dreams can come true if you take one step towards it consistently. I’m sure Walt Disney had no idea what Disney would become when he first sketched a mouse is breeches. Just talking about it won’t create anything. The work needs to get done. “The way to…

I am an entrepreneur

I am an entrepreneur

A wonderful friend (Emma Isaacs) sent me this quote earlier today. It could be the entrepreneurs credo, or manifest. What it did do for me when I read it – was to remind me, that whilst at the moment I might be very caught up in detail – I do it for a greater purpose. I’m not sure who the author is – but some messages come to us when we need them most. There is ‘gold’ everywhere, I personally…

Friday’s Food for Thought

Dexter reflecting on life's opportunities

The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. … The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. The joy of life is to love. Quote from William Arthur Ward Thanks to Warren Henningsen…

A few thoughts on thinking

A few thoughts on thinking

‘An unexamined life is not worth living’ Socrates Last weekend I took myself off to Landmark Education to do a newly developed program – called ‘Direct Access’ – and whilst I was not quite sure what I wanted to get out of the program I was delighted to see how the organization has evolved since I was last there seven years ago. This is an organization that has been listening to its customers and the customer touch points were noticeably…

A woman should have:

Maya Angelou: Some great words of wisdom.

The fact that 50% of Australian women over the age of 45 have less that $8000 in superannuation is completely alarming to me. I continue to debate, discuss and consider the implications of free childcare in Australia and other ideas around women’s financial security. Financial freedom gives people choices. The following poem was forward to me by a colleague… and rather than present more statistics about why society would be a better place with more women in leadership roles –…

Top 25 insights from EO Amsterdam Conference

Peter Schwarts - Futurist

In no particular order I present quotes from the event which either made me reflect, ponder, question or dream. (I have only added links for the people who were speakers at the event – the other quotes were part of either the work book or presentations) 1. “Every morning is the beginning of a brand new day. You have been given this new day to use it as you want. You can waste it, or use it for good. What…

The big questions in life.

My Change the World workbook from the EO University in Amsterdam

Some days I pinch myself and wonder how I got to be where I am… really it is very amazing. I find myself sitting in Amsterdam in a room with 500 other entrepreneurs (I’d never been to Holland before). The energy in the room is effervescent.  Suddenly the group is hushed as if we are ‘one being’. There is a Nobel Peace Prize winner on the stage. All of us are instantly humbled. Over 4 days we will have access…

Giving voice?.

I went to the launch of a new space last week. Lucy Cornell who has been a voice coach for many years has grown her business to create a space to develop great speakers. It has been fun to work with Lucy (as a participant of her program) but also to talk about her business. She has a clear vision of what she wants to do, and why. She outlined that if you ask a group of people to identify…

A little bit obsessive…

I am currently working on updating my presentation on leadership versus management and I came across this…I remember when this was released. It demonstrates that to make a difference you must truly make a stand for what you believe in. And be prepared to be different or even a little bit crazy. I do know one thing I often consider myself obsessive…(especially about employee engagement – and changing gifting in Australia and New Zealand for ever) and now I don’t…