Who Packs Your Parachute?

One, one thousand. Two, one thousand. Three, one thousand. Canopy OK.   That was the drill that we were required to complete when we jumped out of a perfectly good aeroplane and left the aircraft when parachuting in the Army.   I completed 15 jumps in total during my service, and fortunately, I never had to […]

Keep Your Head & Standards High

When you consciously set standards for your life, whether it be how you expect to be treated, how you expect to treat others, where you live, the quality of the food you eat, or the quality of relationship you are willing to settle for, you are deciding on what meets and exceeds your highest standards […]

We Have Got This All Wrong

During my time in the Army, I witnessed first hand young soldiers constantly on edge with a fight or flight attitude. This happens in military operations from Vietnam to modern-day war zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq, where it is difficult to make a distinction between those who are fighting against you and those who […]

You’re Living The Future They Fought For

The Be You. Be Great. newsletter reaches people from more than 10 countries around the globe. Today, however, is a significant day in Australia & New Zealand’s history. Two very proud countries today commemorate 101 years of the ANZAC spirit. ANZAC Day, originally a commemoration of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli […]

Terminator Mode

I have a close friend who has an ability to produce a strong and determined mindset to get something done, and he calls this state of mind, his ‘Terminator Mode’. This mindset is where your productivity is at its highest and you feel like there is nothing that can stop you. Where you are completely […]

Be The Hero Of Your Own Story

Having spent a quarter of my life in the Australian Army and having witnessed firsthand some of the most heroic men and women serving their country, I have always asked myself, “What does a hero look like?” A hero can be brave and willing to sacrifice his or her life, but I think we all have a hero […]