Travelling with Teens

ADVENTURE PARENTING ASIA-PACIFIC, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

As a 13 year old, my parents sold our home in the suburbs and bought a sailing boat. They pulled my brothers and me out of school, and set off on an incredible 12 month adventure to sail the east coast of Australia.

I. Hated. Every. Minute. <Read more>

Letting your children make bad decisions is good for them. Really.

ADVENTURE PARENTING ASIA-PACIFIC, AUGUST 16, 2017

It doesn’t make you a bad parent if your child makes a bad decision.  Let’s get this one out of the way right now.  Your child’s bad decision is not a reflection on your parenting.  What is important is actually how they (and you) deal with it, and what your child learns from the experience.

We all want our kids to have happy successful lives. <Read More>

Got your eye on an office with a view?

LINKEDIN PUBLISHING, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

We’ve all heard the old adage – ‘if you want to move up in your career, you have to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion’, but how can you prove your leadership capabilities without a team to lead? <Read more>

How to Position Yourself in Front of Your Competition

LINKEDIN PUBLISHING, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Do you have people within your LinkedIn network who seem to be killing it with blog posts?  Are they defining their personal brand and niche. Providing educational, informative, interesting content that you read, like, share and think “I should really get onto doing this myself” before your phone rings, a client calls, your boss or team members need to talk to you, your meeting reminder alarm goes off, or your email folder clammers for your attention again. <Read More>

Trying to write your LinkedIn summary or blog post? 8 steps to take your business writing from ‘Blah’ to ‘Wow’…even if you only use Step 8

Sitting down heavily, he plonks the coffee mug down next to the two cold, half-drunk mugs already beside the keyboard. “Right,” he says out loud to no one in particular and impatiently scratches that spot on the back of his head before leaning forward with his hands poised ominously over the keys. He frowns. His fingers don’t move. Slumping back in his chair again, he stares at the screen.“It really shouldn’t be this hard.” he mutters to himself shaking his head. Is this you every time you go to update your profile, write a new blog post, or draft that winning proposal?  <Read more>

Vivid Verbs for Visualization

RAYLENE SYMONS, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

A verb is an action word, it’s something that you do. Not all verbs are equal. “Enthusiastically motivate” is a verb plus an adverb, but “Galvanise” is a vivid verb that conveys exactly what you mean.

Vivid verbs remove the need for adverbs and tighten up your writing. See below for a link to my favourite vivid verb list. vividverblist