Smart opportunity for a city council – Putting Perth on the world map if they dare to lead

With city councils costs rising dramatically, wouldn’t they be truly heroic if they offer a surprise to their residents by eliminating any further hikes on rates for the next few years. I took this pic at a teaching lesson at Shalom House by its founder. Men ready to make a difference as they turn their […]

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There’s no security in the world, only opportunity

A couple of weeks ago I woke up early and felt that I needed to honour one of Perth’s elders. Only room for twelve – Keep it small and intimate I sent a text to about fifteen young leaders and invited them to hear ninety three year old John Stefanelli Senior share about his life […]

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Desire excellence not perfection – Fail more and let the adrenaline kick in

The perfectionist struggles to experience growth for fear of failure. Always planning and seeking 99.9% in their theoretical results which makes them fail to launch in the real world. By seeking excellence we acknowledge failure is very much a part of the growing experience. Unless we are willing to fail miserably from time to time, […]

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Take time out to sharpen the axe – Working harder doesn’t always guarantee greater outcomes

My local fruit and vegetable shop was sold a number of months ago and you could instantly tell something changed. Shelves looked lean, the quality had dropped and the vibe was dead. The previous owner, an old Italian man had that shop for decades and the customer base was strong. The prices, quality and service […]

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Even street people yearn for community – Let’s call him Bob

We don’t have to be rich to practice philanthropy It was 4am and I had a McDonalds breakfast in a bag hoping to find a hungry soul, breakfast in exchange for a story. His face looked familiar, the face of yet another stranger who lost their way. He was happy to share his story and […]

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Our community’s fabric is destroyed when Goodwill is chopped down and uprooted and replaced with codes, laws and bylaws

Choosing to be ignorant of how goodwill works in community is not an excuse. Corporate and civil social responsibility is everyone’s business. You don’t palm this off to some make-believe GOODWILL department or PR department. It’s everyone’s role to create good-will. Am I my brother’s keeper? is the very first story in Judo/Christian teachings of […]

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They call him Boxer – 80 yrs old and still gives the young ones a run for their money on construction sites

Boxer walks around a construction site with a sense of urgency and purpose, like name like character. Boxer is one of those rare people that reminds me of the marble in a paint can, when the can is shaken the paint mixes well because of the marble. Guys like Boxer bring order to urgency as […]

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They vote him in and then they try and shut him up – Irony (Chambers need leaders)

One of the greatest privileges we have as an individual is to give back to society by choice and not by coercion. Business chambers, not for profits and government have been given a bad rap in recent years and I’m sympathetic to the disgruntled voices. In the absence of a leadership that inspires and rallies […]

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Local Government with the authority of a cartel- Who gave them such power, we did

King Solomon ~ “There is an evil I have seen under the sun, Kings and rulers make grave mistakes when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth”. I can understand parts of the world where autocratic rule and nepotism becomes the burden of the state. I can’t […]

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Entrepreneur – Modern Day Gladiators

They show potential and the blood thirst of the economy must be fed so small business is encouraged at all costs. Modern-Day Gladiators, practicing their skills when no one is watching, waiting for the day they get a shot in the arena. The arena (THE MARKET PLACE) is packed to the brim, represented by every […]

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Defying teachers and elders until they see you – My English teacher, she saw me

Ever feel the condescending tone? You’re too young – You’re not educated enough – You’re not equipped – You’re an outsider – You’ll never amount to anything Young people need to be seen, they are not fodder for the economy. Teachers on more than one occasion would encourage my school friends to keep away from […]

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Toxic Construction Culture weeded out by a new style of leadership

Six years on and it’s still happening, wholesome leaders empowering people to build amazing structures in Perth’s high-rise horizon. pic taken at Langley Park nurturing good mental health and suicide awareness, a Hanssen campaign ‘run for a friend ;’ September 2018, I concluded a five year personal challenge to make a difference in the building […]

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