Writes and speaks about living a good life, overcoming our limitations and what makes it worthwhile. He produces live events and uses what ever means possible to tell a good story. He loves a laugh, and lives in Melbourne Australia.

OWEN THOMAS

Writer | Speaker | Producer

Writes and speaks about living a good life, overcoming our limitations and what makes it worthwhile. He produces live events and uses what ever means possible to tell a good story. He loves a laugh, and lives in Melbourne Australia.

Writes and speaks about living a good life, overcoming our limitations and what makes it worthwhile. He produces live events and uses what ever means possible to tell a good story. He loves a laugh, and lives in Melbourne Australia.

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Owen Explores the one great lie which all lies depend unpon.

“Lies We Tell Ourselves”

“I’ll call you” is the number one lie men tell, according to Dory Hollander PhD in her bestseller “101 Lies Men Tell Women.” That’s up there with that other number one lying moment – “Does my bum look big in this?
Is there a correct answer?
As couples, we lie to each other apparently 30% of the time. One of my friends was surprised it was that low. Lies permeate every aspect of our day, and to be frank, sometimes we’re glad.
Yet the lies we tell ourselves can have the most significant repercussions on how our lives turn out. I believe there is one grand lie that we tell ourselves, which sets up the ripples that flow through the rest of life.
Let’s Get into it…

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Principles on Building Wealth

“Don’t Eat Your Seed Wheat”

In times of crisis and upheaval, it is always good to look at what you can control compared to what you cannot. It pays to look at the fundamentals again to set the foundations of your life as secure as possible. As the great political strategist and opportunist of the 1500s, Niccolò Machiavelli is quoted as writing,

“Never waste the opportunity offered by a good crisis.”

One of the critical foundations is looking after the money we earn and use it for its maximum results. These principles are easy to implement and easy to forget, so a good reminder, is always worthwhile. Like a drifting boat, it is incredible how far you can travel when you’re not paying attention.

So here we go.

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Owen Thomas looks at the crazy way we create our world.

“Beware High Minded Lunacy”

In my last post,  “Will Destiny Prove You, Hero?” I explored how we judge history and often look for simplistic ideas to solve its inherited problems. And more often than not, take a quick fix rather than the more difficult questions and solutions. I looked at how we forget that we too have flaws and fail to see how history will comment on us – if it comments at all. I also explored the substance of  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s famous saying,

“A man’s shortcomings are taken from his epoch; his virtues and greatness belong to himself.”

This week, as a bookend perhaps or a cousin of ideas, I will delve into the concept of “High Minded Lunacy” and its resultant impact on our macro and personal worlds, what may cause it and some ideas on avoidance.

Something’s to think about – Enjoy.

Let’s get into it. 

Read More »

“Will Destiny Prove You, Hero?”

As we look back at our histories, our family trees, our cultural foundations, we build stories and narratives of those who bear significant responsibility for the foundations on which our lives and countries are constructed. They are not the whole truth and can never be so. Yet, we build them, highlighting our species’ qualities that we either seek to encourage or negate in ourselves.

But how do we know what to do with the past we don’t like, or whose values are significantly different from our current time? Do we risk throwing out the baby and the bath water? Do we just tear down their memories?

Let’s get into it…

Read More »
Owen Explores the one great lie which all lies depend unpon.

“Lies We Tell Ourselves”

“I’ll call you” is the number one lie men tell, according to Dory Hollander PhD in her bestseller “101 Lies Men Tell Women.” That’s up there with that other number one lying moment – “Does my bum look big in this?
Is there a correct answer?
As couples, we lie to each other apparently 30% of the time. One of my friends was surprised it was that low. Lies permeate every aspect of our day, and to be frank, sometimes we’re glad.
Yet the lies we tell ourselves can have the most significant repercussions on how our lives turn out. I believe there is one grand lie that we tell ourselves, which sets up the ripples that flow through the rest of life.
Let’s Get into it…

Learn More »
Principles on Building Wealth

“Don’t Eat Your Seed Wheat”

In times of crisis and upheaval, it is always good to look at what you can control compared to what you cannot. It pays to look at the fundamentals again to set the foundations of your life as secure as possible. As the great political strategist and opportunist of the 1500s, Niccolò Machiavelli is quoted as writing,

“Never waste the opportunity offered by a good crisis.”

One of the critical foundations is looking after the money we earn and use it for its maximum results. These principles are easy to implement and easy to forget, so a good reminder, is always worthwhile. Like a drifting boat, it is incredible how far you can travel when you’re not paying attention.

So here we go.

Read More »
Owen Thomas looks at the crazy way we create our world.

“Beware High Minded Lunacy”

In my last post,  “Will Destiny Prove You, Hero?” I explored how we judge history and often look for simplistic ideas to solve its inherited problems. And more often than not, take a quick fix rather than the more difficult questions and solutions. I looked at how we forget that we too have flaws and fail to see how history will comment on us – if it comments at all. I also explored the substance of  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s famous saying,

“A man’s shortcomings are taken from his epoch; his virtues and greatness belong to himself.”

This week, as a bookend perhaps or a cousin of ideas, I will delve into the concept of “High Minded Lunacy” and its resultant impact on our macro and personal worlds, what may cause it and some ideas on avoidance.

Something’s to think about – Enjoy.

Let’s get into it. 

Read More »

“Will Destiny Prove You, Hero?”

As we look back at our histories, our family trees, our cultural foundations, we build stories and narratives of those who bear significant responsibility for the foundations on which our lives and countries are constructed. They are not the whole truth and can never be so. Yet, we build them, highlighting our species’ qualities that we either seek to encourage or negate in ourselves.

But how do we know what to do with the past we don’t like, or whose values are significantly different from our current time? Do we risk throwing out the baby and the bath water? Do we just tear down their memories?

Let’s get into it…

Read More »

“Questions Without Answers”

Through our life, we run across questions that seem to have no answers. They may be questions in our own lives or indeed problems in society that seem insolvable  – so what do we do? Do we bury our heads? Do we leave it for someone else to find? Do we give up because it is all too hard? If we fail to seek answers to questions that don’t have answers, we forget the people, the families we love and the countries we share. Perhaps the answers lie in what questions we ask? Maybe we need to examine some profound aspects of our foundations?

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