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This blog is about the making and meaning of space.

We are passionate about helping busy people make space in the whirlwind of life. 

This means we write about productivity from a practical, relational and spiritual perspective. 

Dive in to discover why people struggle with overwork and under-rest at a heart level, and what to do about it.

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Habits & Health

The Secret To Achieving Your Goals

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Sounds like good advice, but research suggests that it’s not quite right. To achieve complex goals across work and life, it is essential to develop Way-Power.

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Book

From Loss To The Second Mountain

The second mountain is a noble but quiet journey. Unlike the first mountain, it happens inside of us and is hard for others to see. We rarely choose to climb this mountain, as it involves loss and suffering, but the older we get, the more unavoidable this climb becomes.

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General

The Meaning of Tiny Perfect Moments

At some stage, most of us consider the big question: “What is the meaning of my life?” Few of us ask and answer the more immediate question: “What is the meaning of my day?” What if the secret was to pay attention to tiny perfect moments?

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Book

The Power Of ‘Nothing’

It can be hard to make and maintain space in our world. We prefer activity over inactivity, distraction over focus, busyness over rest. ‘Nothing’ is incredibly hard for us to grasp, especially in the digital age.

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Productivity

The Masterful Art Of Using A Door

‘No’ can be clarifying. It can communicate our values and priorities to others. A well-placed ‘no’ establishes boundaries. It opens up space for new possibilities, allowing a ‘yes’ for something of greater worth.

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Leadership

Humility: The One Thing You Need to Be A Great Leader

Humility is not generally celebrated as a key leadership trait within corporate culture. It is under-valued, poorly understood and rarely recruited against when selecting senior leaders. Yet research shows that humility is essential for anyone in a position of power.

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Productivity

4 Reasons Why You Need A Killer To-Do List

A killer to-do list is like a well packed caravan. Everything that you need for the trip is organised and in one place. You’ve added the obvious stuff, like soap, sleeping bags and spare undies. ‘Just in case’ items are also included — like Scrabble and a first aid kit…

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Productivity

Feeling Overwhelmed? Then Break Things Down!

When life is complex and overwhelming, don’t give up or compulsively dive into action without thinking. Stop, reflect and break things down.
Here’s what I did a few years ago when my chook shed was destroyed in a landslip…

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Leadership

Be an Arrow and Not a Square

According to research, “85 per cent of working adults cannot tell you their organisation’s most important goals.” There are many reasons for this. Team goals are often vague, complex, overly generic, or (if we’re honest) simply non-existent!

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