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Old does not mean dead, new does not mean best

This piece has been inspired by three things, one being a recent post I shared on LinkedIn that you can view in the picture below, a lyric from a new song by Slipknot and a movie called the Intern starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway – an odd combo I’m aware.

My context and aim in releasing the LinkedIn post was initially to start a conversation on not discarding what we already have in favour of what’s on trend. It the days after I posted this, I began reflecting on what this philosophy could mean for many areas of life and in particular in the fields of learning an marketing which I operate in.

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Family is not bound by blood

Christmas and new year festivities are the ideal time for many of us to come together and celebrate, life, love and the year that has been.

Many will return to their homelands and spend time with family.

Family is an important thing for all of us, yet not all of us have been blessed with direct relatives that we wish to include in our lives and that’s ok. You see family is not bound by blood, just because you share the same blood and DNA, this doesn’t mean you must accept them.

Family is what you create, a family is a collective community who support, challenge and love each other through it all. Just because your blood relatives aren’t great, this doesn’t mean you cannot build your own family through your friends.

A family is a family regardless of where you’re from or who you are. We all create our little families across all areas of life, so make sure to choose the right people and spend time with those you truly want to.

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The top 21 thoughts of 2018 that will make you a badass in 2019!

This quick post contains a treasure trove of the top free content that I’ve shared in 2018, all neatly packed into those lists that we all love at this time of the year.

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In no particular order:

Conquer your inner bitch

Therapy makes me a better human

I’ve been using CBD oil for 2 months and this is what I’ve learnt

How to build world class skills

Alexa, can I trust you?

5 lessons I’ve learnt in the world of L&D

Bring the Drake approach to your learning offer

Define your Intent with social media

The affect you have on others is the most valuable currency you have

How I changed careers – 8 lessons I learnt and tips to help you

We do not have an inexhaustible well

What a 2000 year old journal from a Roman emperor can teach you about life, business and mental health

OMG! my jeans are killing the planet

The only way out is through

Disconnection in a connected world

The 5 books I recommend for everyone to learn, develop and grow to be a better person

What not to do in developing culture and behaviour change

Is it normality that we really fear?

Why job titles are worthless: becoming future fit for the multi skilled generation

Change the way the game is played

The 3 questions Tony Robbins shared with me to find purpose in life

That’s it folks, I hope you have a happy and healthy 2019.


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Sometimes you can’t always get what you want

But you get what you need.

True story and an amazing Rolling Stones song. We all want lots of things to happen and we do everything we can to get there, but it doesn’t always work out and sometimes that’s not a bad thing.

On some occasions instead of getting what you want, you get a reality check and smacked in the face of exactly what you needed instead – this is a powerful learning experience for anyone and will teach you more in many cases.

Use these final days of 2018 to reflect on what may have not gone quite the way you expected this year and look at what you can learn from these experiences.

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Love people not things

Your shiny converse will not hug you at night!

Invest in the people around you, develop relationships, make connections and share amazing experiences with loved ones.

Don’t get me wrong, materialistic possessions are fun but they won’t bring you true happiness and sacrificing time with people to amass these are not the way.

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