Be the leader of your own journey

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

There are far too many capable people who don’t pursue their dreams and goals because they let their fears and others talk them out of it.

They give up before they even try, and let life’s tides flow them out to sea.

Choose to be stronger than that.
Choose to swim against the tide when you have to.
Choose to do the things in life that move you.
Let others lead small lives.
Let others argue over small things.
Let others cry over small wounds.
Let others leave

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No better present than your presence

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

Here’s a reminder that by just being present, you make each moment and each day more meaningful and special.

Regardless of what this time of year means for you spiritually, emotionally or physically, it is a good time to take pause and think about what, and who, matters most to you (including yourself). 

We all get busy in our daily lives. Even more so when trying to get many things done over the festive season. I hope you will make

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Self respect starts and ends with YOU!

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

How does other people’s negativity impact you? We must learn to allow people to enjoy their own projections without taking them on as our own.

If we don’t value ourselves, look out for ourselves, and speak up for ourselves, then we’re sabotaging ourselves.

We do not have control over what others say and do; but we do have control over whether or not we allow them to say and do these things to us. And we also get to decide how (if

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Putting a spotlight on
your negative thinking.

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

Let’s put a spot light on our own negative thinking.

Our mind is our sacred space. We can close the windows and darken our space, or we can open the windows and let light in. Light or dark? Bitter or better? It’s our choice.

The sun is always shining on some part of our life – but we may not be paying attention.

What do you typically think about? How far you’ve come, or how far you have to go? Your strengths, or

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Resilience: Let go and live life to the full

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

One of the most rewarding and important moments in life is the moment you finally find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.

When we let go of how life ‘should’ be, we ignite the full potential of how life CAN be from this moment forward.

Happiness is ultimately about letting go of what we think our life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is, and making the very best

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Cultivate Appreciation and Purpose

Written by Josie Thomson on October 14, 2016

As the year draws closer and closer to conclusion, I’d like to share five powerful questions that yield two wonder-full aspects of life: appreciation and purpose. First though, let’s focus on what they really mean.

Appreciation = thankful recognition.It’s seeing the positive in something or someone, and celebrating it. By doing this, we open our mind and hearts, give the gift of gratitude to the world, and open ourselves to receive more of what we want and enjoy. Our cups become

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Matt Hirst’s Mighty Steps to cure Brain Cancer

Written by Josie Thomson on October 5, 2016

In our busy daily lives it’s easy to miss the forrest for the trees and completely overlook some of the more obvious activities that can disproportionally affect our happiness levels. Luckily, we can go off more than just our intuition; there are lots of proven strategies that aim to create the right behavior that leads to a happier life.

One way to do this is to find meaning in your work.

Last week I spoke to a hospitality worker at a major

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Shiver Me Timbers, Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Written by Josie Thomson on September 22, 2016

Avast! Talk Like A Pirate Day 2016 for Childhood Cancer Support was a huge hit. Shiver me timbers! I really enjoyed being Master of Ceremonies.

A huge shout out and thanks to Cr Jonathon Sri, Cr Vicki Howard, Minister for Health Cameron Dick, TocH, Bus Queensland, Multispares, Queensland Maritime Museum, Xpresso, Tegan Doyle and Kasey, Leith James, Peebo & Dagwood, Qld Maritime Pantomime, Sarah Daviess , the many CCS and other volunteers, and all the mum’s and dads and kiddies who

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Change. Change. Change.
Turning Endings into New Beginnings

Written by Josie Thomson on August 12, 2016

Every end is also a beginning…

Q: What’s one of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you truly want?

A: Right after a chapter of your life comes to an end.

Just like changes of the seasons, we are constantly evolving and growing – becoming better or bitter by these changes that occur in our lives. The choice is ultimately ours.

The fact is every chapter in life comes to an end at some time.

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News from Old London Town

Written by Josie Thomson on July 19, 2016

News from Old London Town

Here’s a quick update… I’ve just completed a whirlwind trip to London and I had a blast!!!

I was in London to collaborate with my co-authors Art Kleiner and Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz, and here we are with Jonathan Trippett and David Lancefield regarding our impending leadership book due for publication in 2017. Lots of exciting ideas and what a magnificent place to explore our thinking.


I went to see the Sunken Cities exhibition at the British

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