Truth #1: Define A Prosperous Life

Money, Mentors, Trust & Happiness

This post will give you a peek inside how my mind works in connections and patterns. I’m going to start with a radio interview that prompted me to think about money, which prompted me to think about trusted mentors which prompted me to answer the question ‘does money buy happiness?’ I was interviewed last week … Read more »

The Benefits Of Designing A Life With small m Meaning

In a recent Fast Company article, Ainsley O’Connell discusses a new program being offered by Stanford University that they are calling ‘Design Your Life’. You can read the full article here. What caught my attention was this quote: “We invite people to live intentionally, in a generative, thoughtful way.” My definition of living intentionally is … Read more »

Searching for meaning in life
just might be meaningless!

I recently watched this acceptance speech by Tim Michin who had just received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Western Australia… I highly recommend you watch it too. I just love Tim’s idea that ‘searching for meaning to be a meaningless venture’ – rather, live now, more intentionally mindful in more moments, … Read more »

Can your future-self
trust your current-self?

Yesterday I conducted a lecture on The Science of Intentional Trust to around 100 University of Technology Sydney undergraduates studying Collaborative Business Processes. Well, my presentation style doesn’t really equate to the typical lecture, and it was certainly a surprise approach for many of the 2nd year Information/Business degree students. One of the key areas … Read more »

Developing habits for Self-Trust

Our future self needs our current self to make good decisions. Most of us have heard the saying ‘we are creatures of habit’, but I wonder how many of us can honestly say we are intentionally building and maintaining habits that will help us live more happy, flourishing and meaningful lives? This is a question … Read more »

Is Positive Psychology Overthinking Happiness?

What if the researchers, academics and practitioners of positive psychology are simply over-thinking happiness and just confusing people? In one of the many wonderful Calvin and Hobbes comic strips by Bill Watterson, the young Calvin happily tells himself “Here I am, happy and content”. In the next frame he questions himself by saying “But not … Read more »

The treadmill of pursuing ‘more’

If you asked most people in your city or town how satisfied they were with their life, how do you think they would respond? How would you respond? I was reading an article today from the Washington Post that was forwarded to me by one of our Intentionomics community members. The article outlined what has … Read more »

Is Intentional Trust on Your Agenda

When we get used to things, we tend to start taking them for granted. And when we start taking things for granted, there’s the potential for us to devalue whatever it is we’ve got used to. It’s so easy to get used to a beautiful view that you see every day. It’s so easy to … Read more »

Is each day becoming just like the last?

One of my favourite books is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho… (To see my list of recommended books and some of the reviews, please visit the resource centre). The Alchemist is packed full with gems of wisdom woven into an intriguing tale. In this post I want to point out one element that really resonated … Read more »

7 Life Lessons from Maria Popova

Here are 7 life lessons from my favourite blogger Maria Popova of Brain Pickings that arrived on Sunday… a very fitting end to the financial year for us to reflect on our own lives, and certainly timely for me after just returning to the office after a 5 week jaunt around France with Liz celebrating … Read more »