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Does Charisma Really Exist

Does Charisma Really Exist?

Six months ago, Australia held a national election, and more than once I heard it referred to as a contest between two non-charismatic leaders. One headline called the election a ‘low charisma contest’. Another journalist wrote that both leaders specialised in non-charisma. It turns out that our Prime Minister Scott Morrison must have at least
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Is it Better to Be an Idealist or Realist?

Are you an idealist? What is an idealist? According to one online definition “an idealist is someone who envisions an ideal world rather than the real one” but idealists are often seen as naive, impractical, and out of touch with reality. Cynics say that idealists think that striving for perfection makes the world a better
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Are You Bored by Boredom

Are You Bored by Boredom?

There is no denying that we will be challenged in this life. We will be disappointed by other people. We will face financial stresses, romantic disasters, the occasional crisis of identity but one life challenge that we underestimate is boredom! Sometimes life can be tedious, even if you are a motivated, ambitious person. In every
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Why Australians Aren’t Buying Art

Why Australians Aren’t Buying Art

If you asked me to paint a picture I would produce something not even a kindergarten teacher would stick on a wall. I have no talents when it comes to fine art – painting, drawing, sculpting, but I do believe that every day all of us should do something creative. It is essential to our
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Do We Become ‘Invisible’ As We Age

Do We Become ‘Invisible’ As We Age?

A female friend of mine recently told me about a podcast she’s listening to called ‘The Invisible Women’s Society’. It’s a comedy audio drama about three women in their 50s and the challenges they face. It’s written by Australian author, Nikki Gemmell, who penned the best seller ‘The Bride Stripped Bare’. My friend loves this
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The Art of Complaining

The Art of Complaining

You know I’m all for personal growth, and not hanging onto the past or past regrets, but I have to tell you that I recently read a great story, entitled ‘Ten top tips for nailing complaining’ on the BBC website. I am not one for whingeing. I am one for just getting on with it,
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