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The cost of not dreaming

“Without a vision people perish.” Someone said that to me recently. They went on to say they don’t mean you literally die, just slip into a kind of walking dead where life becomes ordinary and without boundaries or purpose. And as I listened, it struck me that the cost of not dreaming is actually very high. I don’t think I’d thought of …

Advice for you as land owner (even if you don’t own your home!)

Owning your own home has long been considered an Australian dream, though much debate is raging whether we’re losing this cherished ideal as housing affordability rises. If you’re a land owner with a plot of ground you call home, well done. If you’re not prepared to give up on that dream just yet, good luck realising it. Whether you hold …

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Once upon a fairy tale

The past few weeks I keep finding myself behind buses with a lovely looking girl and her Prince Charming on the side. Seems that Cinderella is coming to town again! Yep, we’re about to be hit by another ‘live action’ fairy tale. (I gather it opened in US cinemas last week.) I often wonder about the fairy tales we grew up with.They were loaded …

Dreams vs. Fantasies

Why I really don’t want Christmas on the beach At a dinner recently, everyone was given a question about Christmas. I was asked where my ideal Christmas Day would be spent. After a few minutes – I had to think about it cos it’s not really a life or death issue for me – I answered that the picture in …