The 24 Hour No Phone “Challenge”

Today, I came to the end of a journey few would bother to venture. After 23.5 hours of disconnect, I turned my phone on.  Continue reading “The 24 Hour No Phone “Challenge””

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How To Solve Your First World Problems

Generation X and Y have redefined the meaning of a problem. There are now two categories: real problems and then first world problems. Sure, life’s no bed of roses, but generally speaking, we’ve had the luxury of creating more frivolous concerns to keep. We’ve turned collecting parking fines, ripping suit pants exiting taxis and battling fast food cravings on bikini body diets into a full-time occupation. Continue reading “How To Solve Your First World Problems”

5 Skills To Better Manage Conflict

Co-written with Sarah Dukes, Director of Peymac Mediations.

Whether you’re a solicitor or President of your local Spanish Club, you’re bound to run into a conflict of interests, the clash of opinion, or perhaps even a full-blown war with someone at work. Life’s too busy to be putting out fires. That said, occasionally, we can’t avoid bumping into highly flammable people. Continue reading “5 Skills To Better Manage Conflict”

The 3 Lessons All Universities Need to Teach

Some days, I wish I was at university again, so I could naively look forward to being an adult. I thought I’d be a kickass lawyer wearing Versace shoes, driving a Mercedes and dining near Sydney Opera House. Alas, what I really discovered was Continue reading “The 3 Lessons All Universities Need to Teach”

Old-school practices: Can they teach us how to break bad business habits?

For Generation Y and our modern first world problems, battling a Candy Crush addiction, or choosing what to have for dinner on Tinder may be the most arduous tribulation contemplated all day. In between managing our daily stresses, we may begin to wonder: how did we get from allowing three business days to respond, to expecting an email reply within a few hours?

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