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Change the world – starting with us!

Most people have dreams that they would love to see come to pass, but very few people take the risks required to make them happen, or if they do, they don’t work at the dream long enough to see it come to pass. Two years ago I had a dream to change the ‘static’ way […]

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Love What You Do

Love What You Do!

Hi Disturbers, welcome to a brand new year and a chance to realize more goals and dreams. During the Christmas break of 2013 I receive an inspirational email from a person who had attended a Proteus event and been encouraged to make personal changes before her situation changed her. This is Michelle’s story: Hi Des, […]

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A Beautiful Noise

A Beautiful Noise

Hi there disturbers, Well, I have to say right up front that I am a bit of a Neil Diamond tragic, must be an age thing! Neil Diamond wrote one of my favourite songs called ‘ It’s a Beautiful Noise”. It talks about the sounds of the street, the hustle and bustle of people, the […]

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Technology Goes Back In Time

Technology Goes Back In Time!

Last week I was in Adelaide for a workshop and happened to be there on the Saturday morning when the annual Christmas pageant came to town. Signs were everywhere announcing that Santa had arrived in Adelaide and thousands lined the streets to celebrate the occasion. There were dancers and bands and floats and all of […]

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Flip Your Thinking!

What would happen if you simply just decided, when you woke up tomorrow morning, that you would change the way you think about: your job, your boss, your organisation, your partner, your family, your friends etc, etc. Well guess what? It is as simple as that! One thing we all have control of is our […]

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Be Bitter Or Be Better

Be Bitter Or Be Better

Every one of us has gone through things in our lives that have tested us. Things that we thought were unfair, criticisms that were not called for, or tragedy that we were not ready for, and after the event were left with our own feelings and emotions and the decision as to how we would […]

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Get out if you hate it!

Hate is such a strong word and I don’t like using it unless I have to, but so many people that I come across tell me how much they hate their job or hate their personal situation or hate their manager etc. So here is my response – Do something about it! If you don’t, […]

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National Business Leader Award

Hello disturbers. It is with great joy and humility that I advise you all that the Optimistic Disturber, this week at Star Casino in Sydney, was presented with the award for: Best Business Leader at the National MyBusiness/Action Coaching Awards. I really am thrilled, especially when I know that getting disturbed enough to make change […]

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National Disturber Week!

Hi Disturbers, One of the main reasons that I created this site was to get great positive people disturbed about the things happening around them that are not right. With that in mind I am declaring next week national Optimistic Disturber week. The challenge is to find at least one thing that you are not […]

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