Reading, Watching, Listening, Supporting – A mixed bag

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This year I dedicated a category in my goals to learning. I want to find new sources of information to grow my knowledge. It is often very easy to seek out the same sources of information and stick with what you know.

So instead of just sharing some links to read this year, I am also sharing podcasts I have been listening to and videos I have been watching. You can read past editions here.

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Reading – You Can Have an Easy Life or an Awesome One. Choose Wisely.

Taking a creative risk and stepping off the status quo treadmill requires bravery. It demands embracing risk, and fighting the good fight to face your fears of financial doom without bailing at the first sign of discom- fort. The discomfort is just a test. It’s a test of your commitment and enthusiasm—a test of your endur- ance and how much you want it.

99U is one of my favourite blogs. When I first read this post, I wasn’t sure I agreed with it. I have re-read it a number of times and I think it is spot on – tough, challenging, but spot on. Click here to read the full article

Watching – Really moving Victoria


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A very good friend of mine helped make this 60 second video (you may even see my family in it for a second!). The video highlights how what my home state of Victoria needs, is better public transport, not more toll roads.

Listening – The curse of comparison

I have mentioned The Broad Experience podcast before on the blog and if you aren’t already subscribed to it, I highly recommend doing so. In Episode 51: The curse of comparison, looks at how comparisons can hold us back and make us unhappy.

“Who am I to create X, Y and Z when that person’s already done it. They’ve already written the book that I wanted to write. What’s the point? So I won’t bother.”

Supporting – Save Foster Care

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I was lucky enough for my campaign on Pozible to be successful. I love Pozible and the potential it creates for people to bring to reality their ideas. Save Foster Care is the most recent campaign I have supported and with less than a week to go, you to can support the campaign too. You can find the full details here, but in brief:

The Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to strengthen foster families and enhance the wellbeing of children in their care. To help better support these carers, FCAV have launched a Pozible campaign to add a ‘live chat’ function to their website and develop two election communiques ahead of the state election advocating for increased reimbursement to meet the day-to-day costs of caring for children in the long term. To join the campaign, share or pledge here before 28 November.

What have you been Reading, Watching, Listening, Supporting?