Hacking Happiness

Hacking Happiness

This week I turn 44, and last week I lost a dear friend who fell just shy of her 44th birthday by a month. The juxtaposition of these two events has left me pondering what makes a happy life?

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Are We Too Tired To Change?

Are We Too Tired To Change?

The word transformation has become a vocabulary staple in the world of business. The need to evolve and do it fast to avoid the threat of disruption from an unlikely upstart is ever-present. What is intriguing is that the word transformation for many of us implies an end state.

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When Is Quitting OK?

When Is Quitting OK?

I pride myself on seeing things through, my word is part of who I am, so when I say I’m going to do something, I follow through. However, I have a confession to make, I recently quit what could be perceived as one of the most amazing opportunities I’ve had.

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If This Is Success Why Do I Feel So Uncomfortable?

If This Is Success Why Do I Feel So Uncomfortable?

Last week I started full time for eight weeks in the first Australian Antler Cohort in Sydney. Antler is an incubator program that focuses on creating the next wave of tech companies. They had over 1000 applicants but accepted only 71 amazing humans of which I was fortunate enough to be one. Some may consider this a success but at the end of week one, I found myself questioning if this is success, why do I feel so uncomfortable?

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What I Learnt About Intentional Adaptability Whilst Trekking In The Himalayas

What I Learnt About Intentional Adaptability Whilst Trekking In The Himalayas

Adventure is defined as ‘an unusual, exciting or daring experience’, I figured that was exactly what we needed from a place like Nepal.  Having never been there I thought to myself, why not tack on a 7-day, 120-kilometre trek through the Himalayas to Annapurna Base Camp with my eight-year-old son.

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If You Don’t Intentionally Channel Your Attention, Someone Else Will

If You Don’t Intentionally Channel Your Attention, Someone Else Will

“You’re not the user, you’re the product. Hang up, log off, and tune in to a different way to be in the world."
—Seth Godin

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What If Success Looked Like Discovering That What You Thought You Knew, Was Wrong?

What If Success Looked Like Discovering That What You Thought You Knew, Was Wrong?

How uncomfortable does that headline make you feel? Welcome to intentional adaptability, the foundational skillset required to navigate and shape the future.

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Make 2019 Boring

Make 2019 Boring

With so much technology being developed to deliver greater convenience and efficiency in how we work and live, where is all the newly created space going? How are people filling it? Are we intentionally adapting or unconsciously being pulled along?

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Six Podcasts To Amplify Your IAQ

Six Podcasts To Amplify Your IAQ

Do you love a podcast? Do you use it as a means to challenge your view of the world? If the answer is yes and yes, then I have a little end-of-year gift for you – six podcasts that will challenge you to shift the way you look at the world, and amplify your IAQ.

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Books That Changed How I View The World

Books That Changed How I View The World

A Reading List To Amplify Your Intentional Adaptability Quotient (IAQ)

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Why I Renamed A Global Term

Why I Renamed A Global Term

The one observation I consistently have in teaching the human skills to thrive in uncertainty is that many of us are at a loss as to what gives us meaning in life and presents a clear opportunity.  This is why I’m challenging the terminology of the highly topical measure of future success AQ and relabelling it IAQ (Intentional Adaptability Quotient)

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Intentional Adaptability Quotient™️ / Your Secret Weapon To Remaining Relevant

Intentional Adaptability Quotient™️ / Your Secret Weapon To Remaining Relevant

Welcome to the fourth industrial revolution where uncertainty is the new normal. Exponential technological advancements combined with a generational mindset shift in how we view the world is driving environmental upheaval, that has many uncomfortably questioning how to remain relevant.

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