The importance of Patience!

Often in life we want something, and we want it NOW!  Especially in these days of instant gratification, we’ve almost come to expect that we can have anything we want, whenever we want.  And when we can’t get what we want when we want – we become frustrated, despondent, or we simply give up entirely. … Read more

Have even more faith!

The other day I talked about how difficult it is sometimes to make changes in our lives even when we know those changes will be better for us in the long run. There is some strange instinct in humanity that tells us if we keep doing the same thing then everything will be all right. … Read more

Have Faith!

Do you ever get that feeling in your life when you just know there’s something you HAVE to do? It’s not a rational feeling (in fact sometimes it makes no sense at all) but it’s a persistent pressure that is trying to push you in some kind of direction? And often we resist. Our bodies are … Read more

Break out of your comfort zone!

Living in another country can be scary. You don’t speak the language, you don’t understand the customs, and when people start laughing –  you’re not sure whether they’re laughing at you or not. On top of all that, you’ve been completely stripped of all your usual safety blankets. Your friends, your family, your home, your … Read more

God and Love

I think one of the things that first attracted me most to Latin America was the spiritual side of the culture. It is something that is not really part of Australian culture (although sometimes I think football might be a replacement) and I was yearning for more of it. My first trip there, when I was 20, was a … Read more

Living a life of significance

Everybody has a need for significance in their lives, but what does significance mean for you? All too often in our culture it’s being important, being better than others, it’s competing with others. We confuse success with significance. Now I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with success – all I’m saying is that it’s not ALL … Read more

The Secret of Success

Ever wondered what it is that makes some people successful at nearly everything they do, and other people not? What type of person are you? If you’re the latter – would you like to change that? The big difference in the two types of people is how they see the future.  Some people see it as … Read more


Nearly a year ago now we started another business – a Latin American tapas bar and restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD called Vamos. We started this business with some friends and colleagues – wanting to provide Melbourne with another little slice of Latin America. We had high hopes. We imagined making a profit after just a … Read more

Believe in Magic!

Magic is a pretty underrated concept these days. We’re taught to believe in things like money, physics or biology, and experience. And while it is good to believe in all of these things – as we’d be pretty lost without them – it’s never a bad idea to believe in a little magic at the … Read more

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