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How to maintain your humanity while immersed in technology

The distinctions between human beings and the technologies around us are becoming increasingly blurred as our devices get smarter.

Our phones are smarter. Our cars are smarter. Even our fridges and washing machines are smarter. Now, the clothes and accessories we wear are getting smarter, too.

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Are you fluent in body language?

We are all good at communication. With all the video calls, text messages, social media comments, emails and more, we certainly get a lot of practice. So, we’d have to be good at it by now, wouldn’t we?

Well, maybe not. While technology does give us more communication options, it doesn’t stop us misinterpreting each other’s messages or unintentionally causing offence. So, maybe it’s time we stop to consider how communication works.

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Success comes with risks: Are you willing to take them?

Have you ever stopped to reflect on what success looks like to you? Most of us have a dream of becoming ‘successful’, but our dreams can look very different. They could include a nice house and car, having a life-long partner and kids, becoming a CEO, joining a rock band or simply having the time and space to do what we want. Sometimes, we define our success by someone else’s standards. Whether this is done consciously or unconsciously, we end up living life by default and not design. Social norms can dictate what we ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ be doing with our lives and we can end up fearing the consequences of not fitting in.

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How to build a mentally healthy team in a growing business

“Adam Trippe-Smith is also no stranger to burnout. As an entrepreneur, he was a co-founder of easyCar.com in London, co-founder of McLaren Vale Beer Company, co-founder of the Independent Brewers Association, founder of Kegstar and founder of The Balmain Ball. In other words, he’s been busy.

In his interview on The Mentor List, Trippe-Smith described the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey. As well as sharing his successes, he was quite open about the delayed effect his years of constant activity had on his mental health.”

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Disruption in healthcare advocacy – fixing an ailing system

“Tony McGinn knows how to get things done.

Through his company, MCM Entertainment, he has been a driving force behind media content production and syndication in the Australian music industry for several decades. His company created ways to create and transport several kilograms of pre-recorded large audio tape reels via courier to hundreds of radio stations across the country so that shows like Take 40 Australia could be aired at the same time each week. Then they had to collect the tapes and bring them back to start the whole process again for the next week. Later, the tapes were replaced by CDs and, eventually, by digital platforms.”

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Change Happens! How to Make it Work for You

“Are you the sort of person that likes to know what they’ll be having for lunch in 3 weeks’ time or where every cent of your money goes?

Maybe you prefer to leave each day totally unplanned or you have no specific goals, budget or savings?

Or, maybe you’re a bit of both? Most of us do sit somewhere in between. You might have plans or routines in some areas of your life but be happy to drift through others. Is that a conscious choice, though?”

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How Small Steps Lead to Giant Leaps

“You’ve heard the saying, ‘If nothing changes, nothing changes”. It makes sense, doesn’t it? We can’t expect to improve something without changing it in some way. So why is it that many of us allow our careers (or our lives) to fall into monotonous patterns?

We don’t start out that way. Babies are fascinated by new things, even something as simple as the feel of grass. Toddlers spend whole days exploring and pushing their boundaries. Schoolchildren build up their knowledge year after year. If we go on to further study, the habit continues. However, many of us lose the habit of learning once we join the workforce. We may gain more knowledge or skills incidentally but not always as a result of deliberate or planned progression. Why not?”

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Why It’s OK to Reinvent the Wheel

“Can you imagine what the world would be like if we never developed new ideas or new ways of doing things? We’d be right back in the pre-historic ages with no fire, tools or clothing. But even then, there were some groups who didn’t catch on. It’s hardly surprising that they weren’t the one that survived and evolved.”

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The best networking return on investment you can get.

“Have you seen the ‘Compare the pair’ superannuation ads on TV? The ones that show 2 people at similar stages of life along with their superannuation values? The ads then cut to the same people some years later and compare their super values again. The point of the ads is to highlight the different returns on investment between the person who paid attention and invested strategically and their counterpart who did nothing. The person who paid attention and made intentional changes to their super ended up with a significantly greater return on investment.”

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3 common job search roadblocks and how to jump them

“What do you do when you’re ready to take the next step in your career and you know exactly what you want to do, but there are too many obstacles in the way? Do you:

A: Give up and say it’s all too hard, or

B: Look for different ways to get to where you want to go?

(Hint. The answer is B.)

Sometimes it can be hard to see how you can change your situation, but if you know where to look and are prepared to step outside your comfort zone, you can still get your dream job. Let’s look at three of the most common roadblocks that might be sitting in the middle of your career pathway and how you can get around them.”

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6 ways to refocus your mind at work

“The biggest challenge in the 21st Century is choice. There is too much choice … You can’t do everything. There are too many things to listen to. Too many books to read. Too many things you want to get done. Whether it’s take care of the trash, clean the house, renovate the back porch, go to the gym, go hiking, have a holiday, take care of your marriage, take care of your kids, advance your business, get some part-time education – there’s too much to do.”

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Scott Harris - Deliberate intention

For more than 20 years Scott Harris has been coaching, mentoring & speaking to individuals, businesses & large audiences to help them create great success; financially, physically & emotionally.

Having dedicated his entire adult life to growth, change, and inspiration, Scott now delivers profound powerful training, coaching & mentoring programs around the world to facilitate life-changing positive...

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