Author Archives: Graeme

I am 5 – vulnerability in the workplace

Its 5 years (23rd June) since I suffered a heart-attack. Described on my medical records as a ‘significant episode followed by a series of major complications’ over a 4 hour period my heart had to be restarted 3 times. My … Continue reading

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Sticky Boogers

My wife asked me, “why is it that families can treat each other so poorly?” I began my answer by reminding her that: – ‘you don’t have to like someone in order to love them’… and, that – ‘friends will tell you … Continue reading

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The Art of Conversation

What I enjoy more than anything else these days, is conversation. “I know you don’t like when people tell you you are quiet, but when you talk, everyone listens…” I have just had a wonderful weekend, full of conversations. Sometimes … Continue reading

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My Hypocrisy

This morning I was thinking how I want to be acknowledged and rewarded for speaking. I want to be a professional speaker. I know what I need to do to make it happen. I tell people this stuff almost daily: … Continue reading

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Sam Elliott

Actor Sam Elliott was so cool and so damn tough. He had a certain look; a full head of dark hair, bushy, strong eyebrows and a big moustache. Tanned, slightly leathered skin. The characters he played were cowboys or bikers. … Continue reading

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My letter to myself

Hey dude, I’ve been watching you, the way that you watch people and I gotta say that I worry about you. Yeah, you’re trying hard to get your life sorted. Trying hard to do things a whole lot better than … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be special to change the world

I watch as people begin to introduce themselves and tell us how they are going to help to change our lives for us after the upcoming election. These are ‘special’ people. They tell us how educated, how clever they are. … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be special to change the world

I watch as people begin to introduce themselves and tell us how they are going to help to change our lives for us after the upcoming election. These are ‘special’ people. They tell us how educated, how clever they are. … Continue reading

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For Johnny and Jack

The following is a speech that I proudly presented on Anzac Day.  It is a message that should be shared. Soldier, soldier At the outbreak of World War 2, Great Britain was still treating 120,000 World War 1 veterans for mental … Continue reading

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Take Control of Yourself

One of the most powerful things that I have learned in this journey that I have been on, is that I am in control of only one thing, my self. This sounds kind of obvious and almost defeatist, but its … Continue reading

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