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How To Build in Redundancy (Down Time)

Despite what many high achievers espouse out there, we cannot keep working at a great rate of knots to achieve key outcomes… The concept of redundancy is a simple one: how to have time out during the working week. In otherwords, this is about implementing a process that ensures when feeling the strain, you will […]

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Three Simple Rules For Preventing Burnout

During the last five months, I have made sure to follow my own advice! Keep your weekends work free It doesn’t have to be the weekend per sae, as we all have different work patterns including when we get time off. So, when you do have that break, reconnect with your downtime through closing the […]

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Saudade – A Sense of Longing, An Absence Felt – Ottmar Liebert

Today, I thought I would share with you a wonderful piece of music by my favourite guitarist: Ottmar Liebert. It has been another busy week: meetings, reports, attending expos and undertaking presentations to the various communities I have responsibility for regarding the newly adopted budget for 2022/2023. I discovered Ottmar so long ago now. He […]

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On the farm, running a Local Government, then some downtime…

After 12 hour days this week, it was time to head to Jurien Bay and spend the next four days with the family. First though, some snaps through the week, this morning on the farm, where I am staying at the moment, and then at Jurien… So, it’s an extra long weekend for me. I […]

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Draw Blood From a Stone – Metropolis

One of my favourite songs from my favourite movie… Sometimes there is a song or a piece of music that sums up a certain feeling, a reflection or mood. One of my favourite songs is Draw Blood From A Stone. It was composed by the fabulous Giorgio Moroder and performed by Cycle V as part […]

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Taking Time Out – My Hofner Congress Guitar – Serial No. 11417

The Hofner Congress was a budget guitar. It was produced between about 1955 through to the early 1970s. Mine is one of the models from 1962 – 1964 (Vintage Congress, 2021) , but there is a twist to my tale… This is what it currently looks like: Many years ago, Linda gave to me for […]

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A Short Interlude At Jasmine Falls – An Instrumental Piece by Me!

So, this afternoon I thought I would quickly put down a piece of music on SoundCloud (only about 100 years overdue, but you get that). This is the opening to an instrumental song I wrote on the guitar a long time ago. It’s not the best recording in the world, but I had fun. The […]

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A Snapshot of a Busy Fortnight

To everyone out there doing it tough right now, our thoughts are with you And have a great weekend!!!

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It’s Friday – Some Stories From The Vault

The great thing about a Friday is that you can use this as an opportunity to celebrate the week with your team! I have always used Fridays to make a point of difference regarding the people I have worked with. For instance, if there is Casual Friday in place as a fund raiser undertaken by […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE 🎅

Here is to wishing you all, a very Merry Christmas 🎄 The great thing about Christmas is how it is celebrated in so many different ways around the globe. Even amongst families, there are a whole range of different traditions. For us, Christmas is at a very hot time of the year. No snow. Just […]

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