Passion for Life
Investing in the Future

Investing in the Future

  • What is the difference between short term and long term?
  • Who do you want to be in the future?
  • What are some sacrifices that you may need to make today?

 

These are all important questions for us all. Stephen Covey talks about “beginning with the end in mind”, while in the army we call it “endstate”. I often reflect on who I want to be and what I would like to do… When I do this it gives me a…

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Do you have an Entitlement Mentality?

Do you have an Entitlement Mentality?

          An entitlement mentality is a state of mind in which an individual comes to believe that privileges are instead rights, and that they are to be expected as a matter of course.

My belief is that the world has experienced an amazing time of growth and economic development over the last fifty plus years. Most people alive in Australia today have not experienced a Depression in the…

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Time to Catch up with Family

Time to Catch up with Family

I was fortunate today to have a relaxing morning catching up with a Cousin of mine. We do not see much of each other and it has been forever since I have seen her children. This is my fault as I get caught up in work and projects. I end up being so busy that I neglect the people around me, like extended family and friends. So this morning was a nice change to my busy schedule and spend some time…

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Flowers Lit Up

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Tonight for the first time I attended Floriade’s Nightfest in Canberra. Floriade is Canberra’s annual flower show and it is a big one. During the festival for five nights they have what is called Nightfest. It is the flowers lit up in different ways for the evening. There is also a number of entertainers performing. Okay, I may not be the biggest flower lover, but it was good to see what…

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Florida nightwear. Flowers at night. #cbr #floriade #nightfest (at Commonwealth Park)

Florida nightwear. Flowers at night. #cbr #floriade #nightfest (at Commonwealth Park)

Good morning #fitness #health #run #jog

Good morning #fitness #health #run #jog

Cutting up the Credit Cards

Cutting up the Credit Cards

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I regularly listen to the Dave RamseyPodcast about getting out of debt and staying out of debt. In doing so I had the lesson rub off a little on me. It is funny how my life has gone a full circle in the last twenty years. Twenty years ago I was debt free. My thoughts back then was to avoid debts at all costs. Over time things changed and not for the better. I allowed people to influence me and…

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Performance Management or Performance Leadership?

Performance Management or Performance Leadership?

Last month I attended a training session called “the psychology of performance” presented by Dr Samantha Johnson. The session was run by the Australian Institute of Management. It was a good session on performance in the workplace and ways to improve workplace performance. Dr Johnson challenged us to think of performance as an attribute of leadership, rather than of management.

What do you think…

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Cool racing car. If only I was a kid again. #car #children #play (at Jerrabomberra Shopping Centre)

Cool racing car. If only I was a kid again. #car #children #play (at Jerrabomberra Shopping Centre)

Everyone is Special

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Tonight I watched the Lego Movie for the first time… It was a good movie with so many great messages. As a watched it I really enjoyed the message that everyone is special. I do believe that each of us is special and has something to offer society. So many times we tend to judge people by what they do…. I think that each is special with what we have inside. We just need to believe and let it out.

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