Happiness is a Lousy Goal

All around us, happiness seems to be the pinnacle of all human experience. Everywhere you look, there is a not-so-subtle message toward personal happiness, career success, personal freedom and other ethereal marks that round-off the whole point of our existence.

Happiness is a Lousy Goal

But seriously, since when was being happy the goal? Continue reading “Happiness is a Lousy Goal”

The Crisis Literally Destroying Our Future

Nearly 1 in 4 Australian teenagers meet the criteria for having a “probable serious mental illness”, a joint report from Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute has found. via ABC.

Read that again. Let it sink in for a moment.

1 in 4 Aussie teens is likely to have a serious mental illness.

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The Magic Found by Reading Memoirs

I’ve been getting into some memoirs and autobiographies of late. Mostly footy ones, but there is something about reading another person’s story that instantly brings connection. It’s especially interesting when you read the story of someone who is maligned in their public life. The persona they (or the media) portray often gives way to the real story behind the story.

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The Taboo Topics of the Easter Story

Of all the public holidays we get and the religious celebrations our culture participates in, Easter would be my favourite. Not just for the fact that we get four days off, but it forces me to stop and reflect.

Life just goes slow for four days, and there isn’t the huge build up that Christmas seems to bring. It’s different, and I like that.

Mostly though, I love the Easter story because it discusses a taboo subject: death. In our world it’s called ‘passing on‘ or ‘passing over‘, but what we’re actually talking about is death. People dying. The people we love and care about will die. This isn’t supposed to be some morbid yarn, rather a truth our culture tries to water down. Continue reading “The Taboo Topics of the Easter Story”

Accepted into the SAYES Program. Boom!

Running a business can be hard. Starting a business from scratch is even harder. At least that’s what I’ve found. Wide Open has been my baby for a while now and it’s given me some sleepless nights indeed. Like parenting a newborn, a bit of guidance from people who know what they are doing is invaluable.

SAYES Program Wide Open Coaching


So for me, the Business SA SAYES program (South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme) has come along at a great time. At the end of term 2 this year, I would have been working in my business full time for a whole year. It would be fair to say, it hasn’t grown as fast as I would have liked. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is a lack of guidance and mentorship in the way to build and grow a business from the ground up. Continue reading “Accepted into the SAYES Program. Boom!”