Category archive: Learning

Thoughts on mistakes …

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Susan Sarandon, photo credit –

I’m a big believer in making big mistakes and that’s how you figure your life out and who you are and what you want.
~ Susan Sarandon, The Age, Saturday 14 May 2016.

When is failure an option?


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Photo – author’s own

Learning from our mistakes is often touted as a powerful learning method. Many notable humans give testament to its value but really, no one likes to fail. In the world of business, it seems that some organisations are interested in failure in a new measure – the return on failure!

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Thoughts on love …

Two hands making a heart silhouette against a sunset

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You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
~ Anatole France

Thoughts on happiness …

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Photo credit – geralt via

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
~ Buddha

A conversation about a meaningful life

Beyond Belief

I recently listened to a conversation with Hugh Mackay about how to lead a meaningful life. Hugh Mackay is a social researcher who shares his observations and insights about life. His latest book is Beyond Belief which examines the search for meaning.

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How to get the most out of feedback

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Feedback is an important part of learning. It is an important part of two-way relationships. It is also one of the hardest things to give and take. Here are some tips to help.

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Thoughts about generosity …


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What is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away?
Or having stories if I don’t tell them to others?
Or having wealth if I don’t share it?
I don;t intend to be cremated with any of it!
It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine.
~Isabel Allende


Kate has it in the bag!

KateThis post tells the story of Kate who is realising her passion through a flexible work life. She is an energetic business woman, and needs to be to achieve all that she does. 

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