If I Were a Fish

If I were a fish and swam in a creek would my entire universe look two dimensional? I could swim forward and backwards – one side and then the other. Would I conceive of an UP – beyond the surface of the water? So if I were a fish and I mentioned to the other…

Thank God for the ATO

On the big screen adaptation of life as business we can see the series and episode catalogues and marvel at the storyline so far. The labyrinthine spiritual journey to the centre of self, the Architecture of accountability structure, the mythic struggle for Global advocacy viewed through the latest cause, the large loyal loving loud family,…

Magic Carpet Ride

It looks Persian perhaps. Faded dark reds, muted blues, patches of yellow trying to break through jaded greens amidst swirls of stories told in symbols of chest combs, mother goddess hands and ram’s horns. This enormous carpet is heavily textured, edged in brocades of old golds, thickly woven around motifs of birds and fetters and…

Tell Me What To Do

I recently met “Mark” at one of my training events. “Mark” lives in Melbourne in a million dollar apartment, very well groomed and good looking, is a highly educated man of 35, wealthy with a well paid job, in a nice long term relationship with a lovely girl, socially well connected, owns an impressive library…

Drive Around Me

My beloved brand new Peugot was waiting for me at home after five weeks of being a New Yorker pedestrian. I hop in, turn the key, and nothing happens. Shit the battery has gone dead! Roadside Assist arrive within the hour to start my car and it is recommended that I drive for at least…

Hronia Polla to me

Hronia Polla to me – a ninth generation skip celebrating my Greek name day and pondering my insatiable addiction to all things Mediterranean. I’m the first “Nichola” in my anglo saxon family but not the last – thanks to my son Niko. Family legend “has it” that my newly married parents lived with their Italian…

What May Grow

Since 2011 dawned we have been treated to weekly headlines of disasters around the world. We’ve had unexplained deaths of millions of birds, fish and animals across the globe since the New Year began. We’ve had devastating uncharacteristic flooding and mud slides in Brazil. Destructive cyclones, ravaging bushfires and relentless floods in Australia and then…

What does 26 years look like?

The Pushworth Group started out as Manick Promotions on 17 July 1990 with my business partner, (and husband) Emmanuel Kyriakidis and myself. Fast forward to 2016 and after 26 years, the same two directors own and operate one of Queensland’s longest running Music Industry businesses. For Manny, always in trouble in and out of school…

Shedding Old Skins

The best way to survive is to mirror nature and shed old skins, let leaves fall each autumn and appreciative the cycles of destruction and creation. Austerity is the new wealth. This is the new black. Going through this in the first wave prepares you earlier. Early adapters prosper and suffer first so the rest…

And Begin Again…..

We are living in a time of unprecedented change. Or so it seems. Never before on the history of the earth have we had easy access to so much information. Or so it seems. One thing however cannot be googled and that is real live human connection. One thing that cannot be found in a…