Our convictions are the lens through which we see and understand the world. They shape what we understand, what we do and what we stand for.
To have intentions is not enough. To be intentional makes our intentions active.
Life is all about balance. Balancing your work-life balance, eating a balanced diet, being balanced in your views and as a leader for me, weighing things up to make a balanced decision is part of everyday life.
Humans behave altruistically because it is emotionally rewarding.
I have had two near-death situations which I have walked away from unscathed, which brought my fears to life. I feel blessed to have survived both accidents. I feel blessed that my parents rescued me on each occasion.
As I reflect, I have realised that I thrive in environmental order, and I suffocate in ideological order.
Having a whistleblowing policy is part of the same armoury (and I choose that word carefully) that contains the complaints policy that says “we value complaints as it helps us to improve our practice.”
We can have an abundance of valuable possessions or money, but that will not make us happy.
Instead, we need to focus on having a plentiful supply of what we need, of what makes us happy and brings us joy.
It gives me superpowers to show up and overcome the challenges I face because there is no greater fuel and purpose than empowering a young person and giving them the permission to be themselves.
Self-empowerment becomes intuitive and instinctive when we listen to our gut.