Tag Archives: Work life balance

Excited to announce….

Live What You Love. When Passion and Purpose Change your Life. I have been alluding to the fact that I have been researching and writing my next book for some time now. In fact, it is more than 12 months since I decided to set aside about eight hours a week to work on the manuscript. It started as a collection of life lessons – almost like blog posts and something that could be dipped in and out of, but…

Ten myths about woman and pay equality

I was having dinner a few years ago with my daughter then (17) and son (15) – and my son asked me if I would prefer to be a man or a woman… I instantly responded ‘A woman’ – when he asked the same question of my daughter, after some deliberation she said ‘A man’. When I questioned ‘why?’ she said – ‘they just get everything easier and they are paid more.’ This saddened me. At such a young age…

Pause in your pursuit of happiness and be happy

Here are TWO things you can do right now to experience happy: 1. Create a Happiness Jar Find a Jar (A big one – that is clear) Each day, on a small piece of paper, write down one thing that brought a smile to your face – it doesn’t have to be anything big. It could be as simple as watching your dog roll on the lawn. The point here is to notice what is right in front of you….

How Business Leaders ‘Do It All’

“How do you do it all?” This is a question every woman leader seems to be asked, but this question is relevant for all busy people and all people who aspire to leadership. ‘Leadership’ can seem like a big word. Many people are reluctant to give themselves that title, fearing if they call themselves a leader they will be open for ridicule – and the tall poppy syndrome (which Seth Godin told us in Sydney last week is not an…

With your friends by your side… 10,000 steps a day can change someone’s world

Yesterday I did the City to Surf with some of my colleagues from RedBalloon. Together with 80,000 other’s we headed the 14kms to Bondi – apparently this is the biggest race in the world. A massive celebration of humanity. This person standing in front of me at the start of the race – had the right sentiment. Nothing better than: The wind to your back, The sun in front of you, And your friends beside you. To share the Happiness…

Out of Office: Whatever It Takes to Get There, Your Audience Can’t Know

This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers and members share their business travel advice and stories from life on the road. Read all the posts here. No matter what has happened on the journey, I need to arrive glamorous, fresh, funny and ready to give ‘all’ to an audience. No matter what it has taken to get there I am only there to give my best performance – and it can never be about me or…

If I Were 22: Work Won’t Remember that Weekend You Didn’t Give It. Your Friends Will.

This post is part of a series in which Influencers share lessons from their youth. Read all the stories here. I turned 22 on February 22nd – my Hawaiian birthday. I had graduated with my economics degree from the University of Melbourne, a year early, ready to take on the world, thinking I knew it all. I was taking my role at IBM in its World Trade Center headquarters in New York very seriously. My sister came to visit me…

84% Say Clutter Adds to Stress

Too much stuff – deal with it – feel the joy! “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” Will Rogers According to the Australia Institute research paper “Stuff Happens”, 88% of Australians have at least one room where they stash trash and it is making us stressed just thinking about it. “How clutter affects people: More than a quarter of survey respondents (29 per cent) said that…

Happy people have one think in common

Here is a challenge for one day only, try not to experience life through a lens – could you?. How wonderful all the tools are that we use to capture glimpses of our lives, but they are just tools – they are not life. Recently, we surveyed close to 2,000 Australians to find out what makes them happy. (See detailed info graphic below.) What we found was that an impressive 95% of respondents who stated that they live in the…

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…