We are all surrounded by lessons every day. As the old saying goes if you are not learning you are dead. Some of the most important lessons in life aren't taught to us by situations we find ourselves in, mentors or coaches, they can be taught to us by those who are closest to us.
This is the first in a series of blogs where I explore some important lessons that I have learnt from those who are closest to me.
The first lesson is that of Selflessness taught to me by my son Luke.
On this episode of ON THE WIRE our guest is Jake Edwards, former AFL footballer, founder of Outside The Locker Room (OTLR), soon to become author and clothing brand entrepreneur. Outside The Locker Room is an education and welfare program developed for local sporting clubs, schools and community groups.
The purpose of OTLR is to equip adolescent boys & girls and young adults, along with their parents, families and communities, with the information and resources to better enable them to tackle the increasing number of social and mental health issues in a productive and not destructive way.
As another ANZAC Day approaches I would like to share with you another piece of our families history. This year it is from my wife's family, the story of two brothers.
Cecil Howard Toms VX37531 and Claude Hector Toms VX33107.
On this World Health Day, I would like to start a conversation about depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. If these illnesses are left untreated they can result in catastrophic outcomes. On this episode of ON THE WIRE, I would like to share a conversation that I had with Simon Sharky Clark. Simon’s story is one of those examples when a mental illness is left untreated, life can quickly spiral out of control.
On this episode of ON THE WIRE, I had the pleasure, no I think it is better described as the honour to speak to Grant Monks. Grant grew up in Kyabram and is now doing some great work as an ambassador for Kidney Health Australia and the Alannah & Madeleine Foundation. Grant has battled with kidney disease for his entire life, has been faced with family tragedy, but still approaches life with his infectious wit and smile. Despite the adversity Grant has faced throughout his life, he still declares that he is the lucky one.
Grant truly lives his life with Resilience, Persistence and Determination
On this episode of ON THE WIRE, I had the pleasure to chat with an old mate, Jeff Wright. He is served his country with 20 years of military service, He has been a member of the Queensland Police Force, and more recently forged a career following a personal passion, as a building designer. But 18 months ago, he was presented with an unexpected challenge a challenge that would draw on all the skills life had taught him until now. this is an inspiring story of overcoming obstacles with Resilience, Persistence and Determination. I am one of the lucky ones, I get to call him Mate.
On this episode of ON THE WIRE I speak with Tory Trewhitt - The Health Bloke. We speak about his story and the journey that got him to where he is today, an Excercise Physiologist, Corporate Health Coach and Motivational Speaker. We also discuss the relationship between physical fitness, nutrition and mental health, and how they all work together to create a healthy lifestyle.
On this episode of ON THE WIRE I speak with Emmanuella Grace the founder of Find Your Voice. Emmanuella is a voice coach, Professional Speaker and a supporter of women in business. We discuss how she has harnessed her passion for helping people, along with her skill of singing, to help a broad range of people find their voice
On this episode of ON THE Wire I speak with Trav Bell better known as The Bucket List Guy. We discuss developing a Bucket List amongst other things. Trav has been my speaking mentor for a number of years. Trav walks the talk and lives by his motto.