Bo Alexander, creator of Wink Apparel: the inspiration you need to pull the trigger on your own ideas and why the world needs more of it

One of the main reasons I started this blog is very cliche. I want to be the change I want to see in this world, particularly in the schooling system. All day and every day, I bang on to students about contributing to our community, and creating their own opportunities to use their personal strengths and uniqueness…

Entrepreneurial spirit: you have something no one else can offer, and it is your responsibility to work out what that is

I love my mum and dad, and could quite easily live with them for the rest of my life. But for some of you, the thought of that would make you cringe. But I must say, financial freedom is liberating, empowering and something we all strive for and hope to achieve one day. I don't…

What’s in a name: labels that we give ourselves matter

I recently read an article in the newspaper about homelessness. What really caught my attention about it was the research outlined in the article about how labels significantly impact people's wellbeing. In a nut shell, people without a stable home commonly take on the label as being homeless, but not always. A lot of people…

Teamwork makes the dream work: how to collaborate and maximize your potential by using the strengths of others

Learn strengths of those around you and work with them to maximize your own potential. Know that you have something to offer in return that other's are looking for, and feel good about problem solving in ways that make you feel good, rather than wasting time trying to get talents other people have. Celebrate your own unique talents instead, and draw upon those around you when you need to.

Neuroplasticity: you can teach an old dog new tricks

I think that neuroplasticity is a concept that if we all knew how to utilise, we would all be the creators of our own reality. We would be empowered with the knowledge of how our brain works and would use this to shape our thinking and create high performing brains. Your brain is a tool,…

You can’t pour from an empty glass: you and your needs come first

Ever been on a plane? When the instructors are giving you the safety brief, you might recall the instructions being 'put your own oxygen mask on before assisting others'. This makes sense. You're no good at helping others with their masks if your passed out on the floor in an emergency, because you didn't look…

To change the way we act, we first need to change the way that we think.

I am petrified of blood tests. You just say those two horrific words and I feel sick instantly. Ew, ew, ew, no thank you. With this kind of thinking, it is one hundred percent certain I will NOT change my behaviour and go and get one. Not going to happen. But what happens when I…

Not exercising is like taking a depressant

  I have always believed that exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind. Nelson Mandela, Long Walk To Freedom. Whether you enjoy physical exercise or not, you can't deny the fact that it is good for you. For most of you, knowing that exercise is good for you in…

How to feel good about every test that you take

We've all had to sit a test at some time in our lives, some we feel better about than others. I feel like there are four ways to feel going into a test. Totally confident. Minimal preparation done because there is no need. I am the King. I've put in the work. I'm really proud of…

How to write a kick-ass resume

Your resume is a marketing tool. It is a document that is put together to almost 'sell' all of your strengths and abilities that would make you the right person for any position that you aspire to. What makes you unique? Why are you the right fit for the role and how can you contribute…