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3 09, 2018

PatChats for breakfast

By |September 3rd, 2018|Branding, Creativity, Uncategorized, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on PatChats for breakfast

https://youtu.be/mKRpQzhpqEE This is a video the guys at zero limits production created for PatChats. It's a breakfast talk series I co-host with Eamon Eastwood of Taste Ireland on behalf of the Lansdowne Club. PatChats is kind of like TED talks with an accent. We started a couple of years ago in response to the [...]

30 05, 2018

So, what is branding?

By |May 30th, 2018|Branding, Creativity, Design, The Daily Practice, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on So, what is branding?

Is it a logo, is it a colour, is it a rumour, is it a plane? The word branding is loosely thrown into conversation like people speak with false familiarity about having 'done' France by touristing through Paris for 24 hours. Paris, delightfully is much more than can be fitted into a passing glance, just like a brand is more [...]

5 01, 2018

#3 – Sadhana – a daily practice

By |January 5th, 2018|Creativity, Design, Meditation, Mind, The Daily Practice|Comments Off on #3 – Sadhana – a daily practice

via istock.com Sadhana means daily spiritual practice. It's what we are doing creating here, a consistent check in with yourself. It's no more complicated than that. It's your personal 'So how are you doing today?' It's connecting your finite self with your infinite - bigger or higher self. Sadhana builds your discipline muscle [...]

31 12, 2017

Welcome to 2018 Prosperity Meditation

By |December 31st, 2017|Branding, Creativity, Meditation, The Daily Practice|Comments Off on Welcome to 2018 Prosperity Meditation

https://soundcloud.com/eilish-bouchier/new-year-2018-lets-get-this-adventure-started Image from unsplash - luigi-colonna So, it's the time of year to say so long to the old & ring in the new. Like all years its had its share of gifts and challenges. For me its feel like its been really introverted. A year of stripping away, recalling and reclaiming parts of [...]

27 10, 2017

PatChats Brian McGeough on Relevance

By |October 27th, 2017|Creativity, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on PatChats Brian McGeough on Relevance

This is Bill's illustration from Brian's talk

20 10, 2017

What to say to ‘What do you do?’

By |October 20th, 2017|Branding, Creativity, Design|Comments Off on What to say to ‘What do you do?’

In Australian this question is followed immediately by your name. In Europe,you could know someone for months before this questions comes up, (possibly because of higher unemployment) or could it be as civilisations mature their questions do too. Either way, we’ve been trained to label ourselves. 'I’m a designer, an architect, an accountant, a rocket scientist, [...]

2 08, 2017

How does your creativity comes calling?

By |August 2nd, 2017|Creativity, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on How does your creativity comes calling?

I can never read a book without it sparking a new idea. I think, well, that's great but what about this? The creative mind sparks and next thing I'm reminded of some other thing, theory or idea and off down the rabbit hole I go? Austin Kleon in his book Steal like an Artist writes when you [...]

4 07, 2017

Half Year Check in

By |July 4th, 2017|Creativity, The Daily Practice, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on Half Year Check in

Can you believe it's July already? Rumour has it time is speeding up. The physicist Brian Greene might say time is different for all of us but it sure feels it's on crack from where I am. Only minutes ago (or it felt that way) it was Summer with daily swims, New Year's Eve fireworks with friends and [...]

11 05, 2017

What would you do with shiny and new?

By |May 11th, 2017|Branding, Creativity, Moon Rituals, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What would you do with shiny and new?

It is said that we start our lives afresh in each moment. And we do. Or we can, all shiny and new. In any moment we can choose to let go of all or just a little of what has happened before that moment. Can you imagine complete amnesia? New name, new world, new relationships, [...]

1 02, 2017

The value of foreign and normal

By |February 1st, 2017|Creativity, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on The value of foreign and normal

via Pinterest Hayley Cariker I have lived in Australia off and on for more than 20 years. It would be fair to say we've had a challenging relationship. I realise it's resonant of the relationship I sometimes have with myself and of course amplified by being in a 'foreign' country, and place where I grew up. The [...]