Hi Team. Over the last two weeks, lots of people have spoken to me about Johhny and more than a few have asked about re-sharing his TYP episode as a kind-of tribute. To be honest, I wasn't really sold on the idea because I didn't want to seem disrespectful or inappropriate in any way. So as always, I did some self-examination and considered my intention. And that was to once again share with you a beautiful, funny, courageous and brilliant young man who made ten lifetimes of impact, in his one brief stint here on Planet Earth. So enjoy our all-time most cheeky guest. Love and hugs to you all. Craig. xx
In this twenty-minute solo episode (mini workshop), I explore one simple question... how do I keep myself ‘working' (physically, mentally, emotionally, cognitively, behaviourally) as well as I can, for as long as I can?
I'm fascinated with the type of relationship people have with their jobs. For some people, it's something to be tolerated, survived and endured until the weekend. Or worse, retirement. For others, it's associated with more positive things like growth, learning, skill development, fun, connection, creativity and satisfaction. As a bloke who hasn't had a 'job' for thirty-four years, I f**king love my work but I'm saddened when I talk to people who seem to spend decades waiting for weekends and holidays, to experience joy. What if we got excited about Mondays?
Lynda Petterwood is one of ten children, who grew up a toxic and unhealthy environment and situation, which she desperately wanted to escape. At the age of sixteen, Lynda left home and simultaneously worked (financing her own existence), put herself through school and found a way to pay rent, feed herself, pay bills and deal with very 'grown-up' responsibilities while still being a teenager. These days, Lynda spends much of her time helping others to navigate their own challenges, explore their potential and build their best lives. Enjoy.
In 2014, Joel Sardi was a 22-year-old rifleman with the Australian Army and in August of that year, he was back home after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan. He was catching up with friends when he fell three metres over a railing and broke his neck. It's fair to say that the last nine years have been something of a rollercoaster of peaks and troughs but the bloke I spoke with in this episode, reminded me that there is 'the objective reality' (in Joel's case, quadriplegia) and then there's 'our subjective reality; the way we think, respond, create, choose, interact, communicate, plan, work, live and love. Joel was brutally honest, raw, real and funny in this chat and I loved it.
There's the world we're in, and there's the world in us. One is where life happens, the other is where living happens. One is about our life situation, the other is about our life experience. One seen, one unseen. Jem Fuller is an Author, Corporate Speaker, Facilitator, Eternal Optimist, Good Bloke and I was lucky enough to chat with him about our worlds. Enjoy.
Our intended tech-talk with Patrick didn't eventuate, as our pre-show catch up turned into a 45-minute chat about his surprise recent illness, a hospital stay and some lightbulb moments and realisations to come from that experience. I know it sounds obvious and cheesy to suggest that kindness is powerful, healing and potentially transformational, but sometimes life has a way of reminding us, grounding us, and providing us with an attitude of gratitude that's easy to lose in the mayhem. Enjoy.
Heads-up… this episode is not about wheelbarrows and only a little about business. TYP favourite Geoff Jowett is back making us laugh, cringe, think and reflect with his unique blend of story-telling, philosophy, business coaching, metaphors and hard-earned wisdom. Enjoy.
Is comparison really the thief of joy? What if the comparison you’re making is between previous you and current you? And what if that comparison provides you with perspective, self-awareness and even a little motivation? And eventually, improvement, growth and a new-and-improved version of you? Like many things, comparison can be both a positive and a negative in our lives, depending on how we use it. This episode is a co-share of a chat I had with young Tiff on Roll With the Punches. Enjoy.
Helen Zahos is a Humanitarian, Emergency Nurse and Paramedic who has volunteered in disaster areas around the world and has cared for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. She has volunteered in Iraq in IDP Camps, in Nepal after the earthquake and Philippines after the Typhoon, as well as assisting during the Syrian refugee crisis on the border of Greece and more recently, she has travelled to the war-torn Ukraine. Helen is funny, passionate, kind and obviously, more courageous than me. Enjoy.
Apart from winning a Gold Logie, hosting Family Feud, The great Australian Spelling Bee, Million Dollar Minute, It Takes Two, Dancing with the Stars, Game of Games, being a contestant on a million other shows, racing V8 supercars, working in radio, winning Dancing with the Stars and being a hubby and dad, Grant Denyer has done f**k all. His wife (Chezzi) on the other hand, is a complete Champ. This was definitely one of the more fun, enjoyable and revealing chats we’ve had on TYP and all silliness aside, both Grant and Chezzi were breath-takingly honest, real and relatable and I totally loved meeting them. Enjoy