How to make your vocation your vacation …

Liz at Hotham 2015

One of the lodge manager stalwarts at Mt Hotham is Liz Hanger. In her third season now, it is hard to believe her initial reaction to a suggestion of working in a ski resort was – “oh … I think I’m passed that!” Instead she has done just that, turning her new vocation into her vacation.

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Thoughts on gurus

trees in the mist

I have been saying for many years that we are using the word ‘guru’ only because ‘charlatan’ is too long to fit into a headline.
~Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

Image credit – Sebastian Kostrubala, via Unsplash

Do you think about your “use-by” date?

Montage

I was sitting on a bus, listening to the conversations going on around me when one stood out.  The topic was “use-by” dates. I was obliged to listen because one of the conversationalists was speaking rather loudly.  They were debating the usefulness and validity of use-by dates, noting that some people observe them conscientiously and others take little or no notice and seem to be okay.  It got me thinking about my use by date …

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Straight into the extreme zone – John and Joy’s story

John & Joy

What are the decision-making processes that people go through to take up a flexible lifestyle?  Is it a process of logical analysis and preparation?  Well possibly – but like skiing, it is a dynamic sport.  There are always changes in the terrain that you don’t expect.

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Can you walk to work?

My walk to work

How do you get to work? Are you sardined into a commuter train/tram/bus lurching in unison with the vehicle’s motion? Do you drive in a swarm of traffic that leaves you stressed and anxious at the start of the day? Or, do you walk to work like a do – along a pathway like this?

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Do you want an inspired life?

~Luis-perdigao

I read an interesting article about things you can do to boost your creativity and insight.  It comes from research from neuroscience which has fascinating insights into what our brains can do.  

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