Mindset & Wellbeing

Text: How do you create your happiness?

Happiness Habits

How do you create your happiness? There are simple actions we can take that literally change our brain chemistry and make us feel good – they also activate the learning centres in our brain, and make us more creative and open to new ideas.

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Text: What's your purpose... your driving why?

Your Purpose

Clarity of purpose makes decisions easier. It gives us a clear filter to assess and prioritise options. Let’s explore this at a personal and organisational level.

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Text: What are your strengths & assets?

Your Strengths & Assets

What are your strengths & assets? By focusing on our strengths and taking a strengths-based approach we increase our performance, productivity, and wellbeing.

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Text: What helps keep you feeling happy and healthy?

Your Personal Wellbeing Plan

What helps keep you feeling happy and healthy? Create your personal wellbeing plan to look after your emotional, mental, physical, and financial health… with a backup plan.

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SydDT #97: Designer: Lost & Found with Nirish Shakya

SydDT #97: Designer: Lost & Found with Nirish Shakya

Nirish Shakya visited from London
and shared some of what he’s learnt from interviewing 50+ designers, leaders, and changemakers about self-awareness, creative confidence, and meaning on his Design Feeling podcast… and a lot of reflections on his own journey and practice at Sydney Design Thinking #97.

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Path through the trees

Social Enterprise Day 2023

Happy Social Enterprise Day 2023! A time to raise the profile of social enterprise around the world and celebrate the amazing work they do. It’s also a good time for a healthcheck.

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SydDT #86: World Interaction Design Day 2023: Ethics, Equity, +Responsibility

SydDT #86: World Interaction Design Day 2023: Ethics, Equity, +Responsibility

Happy World Interaction Design Day! The theme this year is Ethics, Equity, +Responsibility. Another Sydney Design Thinking in collaboration with IxDA Sydney. I got to talk about one of my favourite things: Regenerative Design & Innovation… for Happier Communities. How do we design for regeneration, be financially successful, and increase our wellbeing while we do it?

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SydDT #74: Design Thinking in Social Enterprise Startups

SydDT #74: Design Thinking in Social Enterprise Startups

Naomi Tarszisz (Founder & CEO of rePlated), Andrew Akib (Co-founder & CEO of Maslow), and Frances Atkins (Co-founder & Director of givvable) shared a bit about their social enterprise startup journeys with key insights and lessons at Sydney Design Thinking #74.

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Breathtaking K2 movie poster

Perseverance & Giving Up

Startup lessons from the film Breathtaking K2: The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain. An accurate metaphor for the startup/social enterprise journey. What is often a journey of many years working on a startup idea compressed into a 46-minute film.

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