Tag Archives: Work life balance

Three quick ways to make your world a better place

‘Every little bit helps’… environmental artist John Dahlsen (work above) spent 8 years collecting the thongs from the beach on the far north cost – one man’s trash is another mans profession. I listened to Matt Perry last week implore his audience of entrepreneurs at an EO event in Sydney…. that ‘it is up to us’ to make the world a better place. No matter how small, each of us has the opportunity to make a profound difference to ‘looking…

The ‘Fear of Missing Out’ epidemic

I pose the question’ are we so busy staying connected that we have disconnected?’ Are we so busy to dash off an email we forget that a quick phone call can not only do the trick but be more time effective (as well as build the relationship). Perhaps you prefer email to ‘sneaker net’ just popping by a colleagues desk to ask a quick question. Or worst of all what about the ‘copy everybody’ in the company into my correspond…

Clouds level the business playing field

I was invited a few weeks ago to attend the V8 Supercars in Launceston… in the 12 years I have now worked at RedBalloon I have seen many a car (and been in side many a V8) as they raced around the circuit…. and given that the event was in Tasmania – and my close colleague Lauren is from there…. I thought she would have an interest. I was unaware the degree to which she is a rev-head. As a…

Eight things that have disappeared at work

I started my career bright-eyed and bushy-tailed – committed to doing my best work – armed with my very precious degree – and now years later, I have been accused of starting a ‘namby pamby’ employment revolution… and I am impatient to influence the ‘happiness at work’ movement to a greater degree. As I reflect on my own quarter of a century (that is only 25 years) in the workforce, I see that already there is much to celebrate in…

Coming up this week 8 October 2012

Last week was all about publishing! – I had known for a month or so that launch date for the LinkedIn Influencer Program was 2 October – so I had been working hard on presenting my ideas and opinions in blog posts.  I have been very happy with the first week  and the reaction my posts are getting. It was great to be present at the company meeting lunch last Tuesday… and I also made a quick trip to Geelong…

Five things to consider in choosing one’s life’s work…

During the presentations at the Entrepreneurs Organization conference we had a presentation from the founder of NGO – Wine to Water. He painted himself as a reluctant hero… called to action because he could not believe that more than 1 billion people on the planet do not have access to clean water. This is now his life’s work. I I listened I pondered how do we choose where we spend our energy, love and time? What is it that calls…

A 360 degree view of the holistic life

The Entrepreneur Organization Theme

Looking at one’s spirituality and how it impacts each area of one’s life is not necessarily something I think about a lot. But as I launch headlong into inspiring people to thank five people a day …. I am researching and learning more and more about the impact this can have in every area of our lives: personally, family, business and community – perhaps even the planet too. I have just listened to a Dandapani at the Entrepreneurs Organization conference…

Coming Up this week 27 August 2012

Last week was a great week of learning – Early in the week I attended the Entrepreneurs Organization event with Tessa Marshall on ‘Powerful Conversations’. Later that day the deputy commissioner of NSW Police – Catherine Burn (and National Telstra Business Woman of the year 2011) spoke at a RedBalloon lunch and learn about her career – which began in 1984 prior to the royal commission – and now she is accountable for a $2.7billion budget. A great story of…

Why is happiness important?

“From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and freedom and wants to avoid suffering. In this we are all the same; and the more we care for the happiness of others the greater our own sense of each other becomes.” – The Dalai Lama -Spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism My mother the wonderful woman that she is, sent me the above quote earlier this week. And as I prepare to launch my new book – Five Thanks…

Coming up this week 16 July 2012

In addition to writing a column for the Australian, a blog or two, doing several interviews – one for Women in Focus at the ComBank, another for the Australian on Thursday and one for Julie Meek researching her new book on health and well being. There was choir, writing performance reviews – and doing a wonderful experience on Friday morning – in fact it is a brand new listed experience at RedBalloon and I was the first customer to purchase…