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New Year, New Goal Setting

Happy, happy new year!   It’s the dawn of a new day, a new month and whole new year.  I love a new year as it gives us the opportunity to review, reflect and start again.    Everything that

  • Bring in the New Year

Time to Set Yourself Up for Success

At this time of year, many people use the opportunity to set #NewYearsResolutions. The trouble is that the research shows that most of us aren’t very successful at sticking to those resolutions. Only 8% of people make it work. So, what to do?

Advice from 80 year olds

About 10 years ago, I stumbled across some advice from a survey of 80-year-old British people. I can't even remember who did the survey, but the list of lessons from people in the later years of life really resonated with me to the

  • Wellbeing@Work Sydney 2018

Two Years in Sydney: 12 Insights from Living & Working Down-Under

In February 2016, I made a phone call that would change my life. At that point, four and a half years had already passed since we were granted permission to move to Australia. That meant that it was decision time and I called

  • Lawrence Mitchell on Thrive Global

Increase Energy by Asking the Right Questions

This is Lawrence's second article published on Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global platform.   The focus of this post is to challenge you to think in a bigger way and to determine whether you are living to your highest values.  It is only when we doing that, that we increase energy, thrive and gain the motivation to succeed, often beyond our wildest dreams.

  • Lawrence and Sam on beach

The Big Questions for a Better Life

The Big Questions: As we approach the end of 2017, it’s a time to reflect and look forward to what’s to come next.  The great thing about a new year, is that you get to start afresh and do it all over again, building on the lessons of the past.

The Raw Energy Show, Episode 1: 3 Lessons Gleaned from my year in Australia

What a year! 12 months ago today, I had just arrived and landed in Sydney unsure of what the future held.  We'd pushed ourselves out of our comfort zone and headed to Australia for an adventure, and that's certainly what we've had! A year goes

How Companies are Creating Places of Work to Solve 21st Century Business Challenges

Lawrence Mitchell spoke at the Ikabo breakfast event aimed at leaders who want to improve workplace wellbeing. Lawrence spoke about his experience of creating at Reed Business Information a Living Well programme which increased employee engagement by 10%, reduced absenteeism by 40% and motivated 82% of the 3,0000 globally distributed employees to make changes to their personal health. Other speakers included Alex Lynch from Google Australia, Brett Fifield from NSW Department of Primary Industries, Cindy Lenferna de la Motte from Ikabo and Natalie Yan-Chatonsky from Full Time Lives.

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