How the world has changed – Merry Christmas!

I was cruising through Asia on a break and as the dates got closer to Christmas, decorations on the ship started to appear until it became almost a winter wonderland. They were a great conversation piece. There were very few children on the ship but one morning while waiting for coffee, a conversation with a […]

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Stop The Guilt

Opportunity Waits For No-one

Hi Optimistic Disturbers Well, it has now been a couple of months since I posted an Optimistic Disturber Blog and this is not because I am lazy, but because I needed to retreat from life in the Leadership Lane, as I am sure you would all understand. After 23 years of running Proteus, commencing as […]

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Just Be Kinder!

Maybe I am naive, but I just can’t get my head around how one person can actively take steps to take the life of another person – it is just not a part of my psyche. The execution of two young Australians in Bali has disturbed me greatly. Not that I agree in any way […]

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Be Bitter Or Be Better

Think Differently

What would happen if you just decided today to change the way you think? Well the answer is that you would see so many areas of your life change instantly and other areas that have been concerns would begin to unfold. The fact is that you would be back in control and life control is a […]

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A Millstone Or A Milestone

A Millstone or a Milestone – your choice!

Another year almost gone! Sure, but rather than comment on how time goes so fast these days, let’s focus on what we learned over the past year so that we can appreciate what all of the hard work was about. Over the past month I have been faced with many challenges. Firstly I hit the […]

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Stop The Guilt

Stop The Guilt!

Recently I had the privilege of attending a great conference on the future of leadership. There were several reasons that it was great. Yes some of the speakers were great, but the best bit was that I was not running it and could just sit back and reenergize myself. So many interesting things were said […]

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Sometimes we need to let go!

We have spent our whole lives building and creating habits to help us cope and survive, to help us protect ourselves and to help us to get ahead, but what happens to us when everything we have built is being challenged and deep down inside we know that we need to let go of those […]

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It's Tough Being Different

It’s tough being different!

I apologise to all my BLOG followers for the length of time since I posted my last BLOG, but I decided to take some time out and head overseas for 3 weeks. It was a magic time, but I also couldn’t wait to get home to the greatest country on earth. While I was away […]

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Stand Up For What You Believe In

Stand Up For What You Believe In!

Stand up for what you believe in, but don’t expect everyone to agree with you!  If you are waiting for everyone to agree with you then you will die a very slow death. In fact, my view is that if people do agree with everything you do and say, then you are possibly not challenging […]

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Adversity Is Part Of The Plan

Adversity is part of the plan!

For the past six weeks I have been suffering debilitating pain from a ruptured disc in my back. For those who suffer a back condition, you will know exactly the type of pain that I am talking about. Like everything that happens in my life, I always try to look for lessons I can learn […]

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