Last Day Of The First Month

Last Day Of The First Month

On the last day of the first month of another year. What have you created so far? What is different and what’s the same? What’s working and what’s not working? What do you have to change? What has to happen for next month to be better than this? For this year to be...
Ideas Come From Every Where

Ideas Come From Every Where

Ideas come from every where. They pop in and out and through your head on a daily, hourly basis. The key is to catch them, write them down, and then choose the ones to act upon. And save the rest for another day. Creativity comes from paying attention to the ideas...
Happiness Is Not Based On Stuff

Happiness Is Not Based On Stuff

Happiness is not the purchase of the next big screen TV, or a bigger house, a new wardrobe, a shinier car. Happiness is how you think those things will make you feel, once you have them. They might, for a short time, until the feeling goes away. And then you need n...
Texting While Walking

Texting While Walking

When you walk across the road looking at your mobile phone and texting. And fall over. Yes, I’ll help you up. But I won’t have much sympathy. You’re lucky you didn’t walk in front of a car. The driver might have been texting and not seen you… XO Liz...
F$*% The Five-Year Plan

F$*% The Five-Year Plan

Where do you want to be in 5 years? The problem with having a clear path and actions to get there. Is that, when you’re half-way along the path and you realise it’s heading in the wrong direction. You’ve mentally committed your self to the point that you won’t turn...
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

What do you want to be when you grow up? For a 5 year old, a policeman, a basketball player, a teacher, an artist, an astronaut. The world is open to opportunity. But as we get older, we are forced to narrow it down, be more realistic. Pick a degree, a major, a...
The Internet Is Not A Newspaper

The Internet Is Not A Newspaper

There’s an interesting meme – an image of commuters of today flicking through a phone and commuters of 50 years ago with their heads buried in a newspaper. It seems the point being made is that human being have always isolated them selves in public scenarios....
How To Start A Blog

How To Start A Blog

How to start a blog? Find a free online platform like Blogger or WordPress.com and join it. Create a new blog post. Write something. Anything, even if it’s crap. Push the Publish button. Congratulations. You have a blog. Rinse and repeat. XO Liz...
Market Where They’re Already Looking

Market Where They’re Already Looking

The marketing gurus will tell you that you need to be on social media, blogging, vlogging, networking, cold-calling… In other words, spending most of your day trying to convince people to “buy your stuff.” But what if marketing became a much more integrated part of...
Access To Every Thing

Access To Every Thing

You don’t need to pay thousands of dollars for degrees and courses and gurus and experts. With this thing called the internet, the information is out there. You now have access to every piece of information or thing you could possibly need. You’re not restricted to...
Tracking And Checklists

Tracking And Checklists

Many successful mentors and coaches teach that tracking and checklists are a key to success. If you’re training for an Olympic gold medal, which is the focus of every waking hour, that might well be the case. Every split second or extra hour of training will have an...
When The Horse Won’t Drink

When The Horse Won’t Drink

They say, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. But what happens when you can’t even lead the horse to the water? You can try to entice it, with incentives and promises of rewards. You can push it and force it, with sticks and punishments and...
Life Is Collective

Life Is Collective

You cannot measure the success or failures of a person by one moment in time, or the outcome of one event, or one project or one job. Your life is the collective of every thing you create and do and are – the good, the bad and the ugly. Each moment of your life...
There’s No Self Love In Squats

There’s No Self Love In Squats

You know those people at the gym, both girls and guys. Huffing and puffing under 100kg weights, or running until they vomit. Legs burning as a personal trainer screams at them for yet another 10 squats. Red-faced, unhappy, and counting the minutes until it’s over....
Capitalist Crap In Your Lounge Room

Capitalist Crap In Your Lounge Room

We live in an economy of Capitalist Consumption. In order to survive, the capitalist system must expand infinitely. It requires more and more profit which has us creating disposable and obsolete products. On a daily basis, we’re buying stuff that we don’t need or goes...
Is Any One Having Fun Yet?

Is Any One Having Fun Yet?

Did you have fun yesterday? Ave you had any fun today? Do you enjoy what you’re doing? Or are you doing it because you have to, because it’s your job, because someone told you to? If you’re not having fun in the daily activities and experience that you have chosen to...
Hand Dryer Or Paper Towel?

Hand Dryer Or Paper Towel?

When you’ve washed your hands in a public bathroom. Do you go for the hand dryer or the paper towel? The paper towel is going into landfill. But the dryer is using fuel to power it, most likely fossil fuel. Which is better for the planet and the environment?...
Consumtionism

Consumtionism

There are two types of product. Those that you use, for the long-term – cars, washing machines, refrigerator. And, those that you use up – food, The consumer society encourages us to start to see the products you use for the long term as something that you...
Don’t Be Fooled By The Pretty Pictures

Don’t Be Fooled By The Pretty Pictures

Technology and software does amazing things. Graphics and fly-throughs and virtual reality. Digital wizardry with effects that, on the surface, look amazing. Many can be fooled by the special effects. But those who know good design and quality product, can see through...
Renaissance In A Specialist World

Renaissance In A Specialist World

Leonardo Da Vinci was interested in painting, sculpting, architecture, inventing, mathematics, music, astronomy, botany, geology, history, writing, cartography, literature, engineering… Michelangelo loved painting, sculpting, architecture, poetry, engineering… They...
Every Thing New Is The Result Of Creativity

Every Thing New Is The Result Of Creativity

Every thing new is the result of creativity. An expression of the self. A coffee, an email, a face of makeup, a business report. Each of these things, in their own way, evolves into something from nothing, or something else. Taking one form of energy and transforming...
Consistent Pressure Creates Diamonds

Consistent Pressure Creates Diamonds

It’s amazing how last minute deadlines put the pressure on to create magic. What evolves in the last 24 or 48 hours compared to the previous week or month, can blow your mind. Some people work brilliantly under pressure, making fast decisions and acting quickly....
There’s A Buyer For Every Thing

There’s A Buyer For Every Thing

There’s a buyer for every thing. Someone’s junk is someone else’s treasure. You just have to look at garage sales and op shops to know that. People buy the craziest things for who knows what. So, no matter what you offer or what you sell, There’s someone, somewhere...
The Needs Of Resistance

The Needs Of Resistance

A part of you wants to do or be or have something. Another part of you does not. When we push and force for what we want. And supress and repress and try to hide that which we don’t. We are simply adding more energy fuel to the resistance of our desires. Instead,...
Finding Purpose And Meaning

Finding Purpose And Meaning

If the purpose of human beings is to remember and rediscover the truth of who we are. The purpose of life is the vehicle for that journey of remembrance. Our emotions are the compass on that journey. When we feel good we are closer to the truth of who we are. When we...