A goal is more than a dream; it’s a dream being acted upon.

goal-settingNow that the turkey’s been gobbled, the mince pies dispensed and the Christmas decorations packed away for another year, I wonder how we’re all going with those New Year Resolutions?

If you’re finding yourself struggling already with ‘that thing’ and we’ve only just started the New Year, don’t despair, there’s good news – “Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life!”

There’s no point worrying about what you intended to do yesterday, but didn’t do, for whatever reason. Yesterday is gone. The present is here right now.



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Go on - a little bit won't hurt you!





Life doesn’t always go as planned – sometimes a road block means you have to drive down a detour to end up where you wanted to be.


Isn’t it always the case that when you start a diet, someone insists you eat a piece of chocolate cake and you don’t want to offend them?

Never mind – start again! This time – write it down and make it ‘real’.

Don’t let a small slip throw you off the path to success!

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David J Scwartz



“A goal is an objective, a purpose. A goal is more than a dream; it’s a dream being acted upon. A goal is more than a hazy “Oh I wish I could.” A goal is a clear “This is what I’m working toward.”


David J. Schwartz from “The Magic of Thinking Big”

Professor Schwartz was considered a leading American authority on the topics of motivation and leadership.

He was a big dreamer, a big thinker and a big doer. His books have influenced thousands of people to be successful at whatever is their chosen path.

Start with small steps – “A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step” and keep going.

Have a clear picture of where you are heading and you’ll undoubtedly find the obstacles easier to overcome.

Know what it is that you don’t want, eg maybe you don’t want to smoke anymore, but keep clearly in your mind’s eye what you do want, eg the healthier body you will have because you no longer smoke.

The positive thing toward which you are progressing is always the more important because the sub-conscious mind can’t tell the difference between negative and positive.

In the ‘giving up smoking’ example, it’s more important to think about the healthy body you will gain and plan what other rewards you can have with the money you will have saved by not smoking, than it is to focus on the negative of ‘giving up’ something you have previously found enjoyable.

That positive focus is what can carry you through the ‘weak moments’ when the cravings for the old, unwanted habit occur.

So write down those goals, look at them daily and take action now!


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Don't cut off your nose...


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Have a great day!

Work On Your Paradigms!


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Dr Stephen R. Covey



“It becomes obvious that if we want to make relatively minor changes in our lives, we can perhaps appropriately focus on our attitudes and behaviours. But if we want to make significant, quantum change, we need to work on our basic paradigms”

Stephen R. Covey


So what is a paradigm you ask?

A paradigm is: A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.

Having really enjoyed the following book myself, I was impressed with the way Wikpedia summarises Dr Covey’s philosophy:

‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’, Covey’s best-known book, has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide since its first publication in 1989. (The audio version became the first non-fiction audio-book in U.S. publishing history to sell more than one million copies.)

Covey argues against what he calls “The Personality Ethic”, something he sees as prevalent in many modern self-help books. He instead promotes what he labels “The Character Ethic”: aligning one’s values with so-called “universal and timeless” principles.

Covey adamantly refuses to conflate principles and values; he sees principles as external natural laws, while values remain internal and subjective.

Covey proclaims that values govern people’s behavior, but principles ultimately determine the consequences. Covey presents his teachings in a series of habits, manifesting as a progression from dependence via independence to interdependence.


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Tony's View


Tony’s View: Unqualified as I may be to comment on the philosophies of a Harvard MBA and world authority on Personal and Managerial Effectiveness, I would simply challenge you, the reader to reflect on what you stand for.

  • How do you want to manage your life?
  • Which values are part of your personal belief system?

Reflecting on some of those issues may well help you to shape your own destiny because when you understand which beliefs drive you, it will help you figure out the kind of life you want and how you will get there.

Sometimes too, our beliefs may have been formed on incorrect information and they may well be the ones that can hold you back from achieving your goals in life.

thai-beachThese topics merit far more elaboration than is intended in today’s post, so for now I will merely comment on one of my core-beliefs – the importance of work/life balance.

Taking time out for yourself  (‘me time’) and allocating time for family and friends is vitally important in today’s hectic world.

One of the greatest ways of combining those needs is to take a family vacation to new and exciting places.

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Merry Christmas…and where would you like to spend the next one?

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Merry Christmas

I’d like to take the opportunity to wish all readers a very Merry Christmas!

There’s no doubt that many of us like to spend this festive time with family and friends, but wouldn’t it also be nice to have at least one Christmas where you get away to somewhere exotic?

Ok, if you really can’t stand the thought of not being with the family, then why not take them with you!

If you like the idea of travelling regularly to amazing exotic locations, ask yourself, if you could stay at 5 Star resorts, but only pay 1 Star prices, how cool would that be?

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Christmas on a beach anyone?

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Until next time, have a relaxing and safe holiday season!

Tony Inman


Perseverance is…


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Dennis-Waitley


I first read one of Dennis Waitley’s books about a year after arriving in Australia, around 24 years ago.

It was ‘The Seeds of Greatness’ and it contained a lot of very useful lessons in life, many of which my wife and I applied in raising our two children.

I reminded myself recently of one of the key topics in that book that is one of the old truths. It is one that will remain a constant truth – that a key ingredient to success at anything is perseverence.

The following is an extract from Dennis’ book, which I highly recommend.




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Persevere to Succeed

“Perseverance does not always mean sticking to the same thing forever. It means giving full concentration and effort to whatever you are doing, right now!


It means doing the tough things first and looking downstream for gratification and rewards. It means being happy in your work, but hungry for more knowledge and progress.

It means making more calls, going more miles, pulling more weeds, getting up earlier in the day and always being on the lookout for a better way of doing what you’re doing.

Perseverance is success through trial and error.”

Dennis Waitley – ‘Seeds of Greatness’

The picture above is of Torah Bright of Australia receiving her gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. To win gold or just to succeed at our own individual daily goals requires each of us in our own way to focus and put in effort.

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Termite mound, Australian Outback


Tony’s Viewpoint: “I am a firm believer in the importance of keeping sharper and more focused on the results you want out of your life, by taking time out to think and reflect on the things that you could be doing better.

Travelling to totally different places is one of my key goals in life, but there is a double benefit, because every time I go away I learn something new about myself in the process.

Perhaps for you, the ideas will flow when you are just sitting in the hotel swimming pool, sipping your favourite cocktail.

Whatever works best for you – dream big and make it happen!”


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I hope to hear from you, but until next time, “Persevere in the pursuit of your dreams!”



“I’ll never forget the people we met there…” Natalie Miller, Scotland

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Nat from Scotland

Another young lady who stayed in Tony’s Perth-based tourism business was Natalie from Scotland, who wrote:

“I can truly say this hostel made my time in Oz the best. It was like making a new family.

I only planned to stay a week while visiting relatives and ended up staying for 3. I was so upset when we had to leave! Everyone was brilliant, the guests and the staff.

When we arrived it seemed like we were already part of them. Instead of going out with your friends you go out as a family. I noticed it was the only hostel in Perth that seemed to be that way!! I loved it so much and can’t wait to go back. If you’re thinking of going definitely do! We thought we had landed lucky with such an amazing place and I’ll never forget the people we met there.”

Natalie Miller AKA Scottish Nat…, November 2005

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Nat made a really important point that is one of the greatest benefits of travelling the world – the people you meet can change your life.

The places you visit and the things you see will also change your life.

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Champions are made from…

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Ali was "The Greatest"


“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.

They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

Muhammad Ali




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