Ep 23 - Our work is not simply working. It’s putting in the effort to know the humans that are part of it.
This week I got the chance to interview Paul Armstrong. Paul and I go back some time to when I was working for a large corporate and he came in to bid on some work. He was referred via a network connection and was amazing at identifying the needs of the business as well as working out a plan of attack for building out a global digital presence for the company I was working for. While the work did not go ahead, I was able to maintain contact over the years following this. And as my life changed, I reached out to Paul for some mentorship in my next steps. He was more than happy to oblige. That being said, Paul was always happy to meet up, have a beer and hear what was going on. Often times it was a random encounter that lead to rekindling our meet ups but each and every time Paul met up with me with genuine enthusiasm. Keen to hear where I was at and what I was thinking. A true man of the people!
Links for Mental Health in Australia:
- Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636
- Open Arms - 1800 011 046
- Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
- Lifeline - 13 11 14
- MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78
- Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
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Just remember, by leveraging your self awareness, managing your mindset, having mindfulness and building your emotional intelligence you can unlock your negativity and be the person you want to be!