18th August 2019

The past couple of weeks I’ve had turmoil and challenge and it was upsetting and frustrating. It came from a direction I wasn’t expecting yet there is nothing like an upset to focus my thinking and throw me into reflection. I tortured myself for a couple of days before remembering I had people. People who would listen and help, and they did. It turned out that things were not as they had appeared and the deception instigated a lot of positive action. I feel humble and grateful for people that rallied around me and helped me work through it (again) stronger and more committed.

I went to see ‘Truth Bomb!!!’ last night with Jenny and Pollyannar. We enjoyed it. Kerri Gannon has been at The VRI for most of the week, setting up for the show. It was a pleasure to have Kerri in our space. The performance was brilliant, honest and thought provoking. Truth Bomb!!! is coming to Sydney and Melbourne, so if you get the chance, go see it.

This TED talk is a classic – Barbara Sher is very funny.

I love the stories Barbara tells and the grounded simplicity of her message. She delivers her message with a lot of humour and humility. I see this type of thing happen at The VRI. When people come together and say what they want , others help. We are born to be problem solvers.

Who doesn’t love an Aha moment? Why not participate in some research about Aha! moments.
The Aha! Challenge takes about 15 minutes www.ahachallenge.net.au.

I listened to Soft is the New Hard by Leah Mether this week. Leah is a local communications expert and the book subtitled ‘How to Communicate Effectively Under Pressure’ is brilliant and I recommend it to everyone. Communication is such an important ‘soft skill’. Leah’s models are sound and I got some excellent distinctions about my communications listening to it.