Proactive is Positive

I was having a chat with a coworker on Friday and he was talking about the biggest thing he looks for in his team. It’s not skill as that can be taught, it’s not leadership as people can lead and influence from all levels. It’s proactivity. It’s foreseeing problems before they arise and doing something…

To Ask or Not to Ask

To ask or not to ask. That is the question. My friend’s dad once gave me some life advice. “Don’t ask questions you don’t want to know the answer to.” Well I was talking to my friend and we debated this to no end. When do you ask the question you’ve been keen to ask?…

Try the Pie

Pies. Sweet pies, savoury pies, pot pies, shepards pies, all kinds of pie. Last night after softball my teammate ordered a pie floater. Basically a pie floater is a meat pie with mashed potatoes and gravy on top of the pie rather than inside it like a shepard’s pie. My teammate mentioned that she doesn’t…

Small Business

Starting a a small business can be hard. In fact, it’s really hard with corporate pricing offering such cheaper and “more experienced” options. One of my coworkers started her own candle business. She started it because she burned so many candles, so she figured there must be a cheaper option. So she experimented with various…

Compromise vs. Settling

I was talking with a girl from bootcamp about this guy she met. She has known him for all of a few months and she said they hit it off instantly. They became really good friends and he has asked her to move closer to him. Well here’s the thing: she just moved to Australia. And…

University Costs

State, out of state,  or private? That is the question a 17-year-old must make if going to university after high school in America. And the decision could very well be biggest decision of your life. I was talking with a girl on my softball team who went to a private university To go in-state is…

Keto Diets

Keto diet. When I think of the keto (short for ketogenic) diet, I think of the crazies. Personally I have tried a few different frenzies and only one seems to work for me: Eat whatever the fuck I want. But for those who are much more disciplined than I am, the keto diet is an…

Mates and Manchester by the Sea

Just a warning, if you haven’t seen Manchester by the Sea, but want to see it and be surprised, stop reading this. I just saw Manchester by the Sea with a mate. What a gut wrenching film. I have to say, the entire movie was just so indescribable. You don’t know what to say or…

Now is the Time

I was on a walk with my friend and her friend from Brisbane (by the way, if you get a chance to come to Sydney, do the Bondi to Coogee Coastak walk). She was talking about her husband and what age has done to him. I always tell people I can’t wait to be like…

I Just Came to Say Hello

I missed the door. I was so drunk, I missed the door. All I wanted to do was go to the bathroom. But because I was in no state of coherence, I tried to get into the dining area by going through a window. Laugh all you want I’m telling you it’s true. I missed the…

Give and Get Feedback

Feedback. It’s what helps us grow. It’s what helps us become better people personally, professionally, and emotionally. It’s needed in every aspect of life. Some feedback is requested, some is needed, and some is heard but not wanted, and some is seeked. I was in a meeting today requesting feedback from a higher authority. I…

I Work Out!

I was walking with my friend to this really good place for dinner and we were talking to a guy who goes to bootcamp with us. This guy spent 10 years in the Ukraine and then moved to Russia, where currently his wife and son reside. He just moved here to see if he could…