A place to share some of the great ideas and events I come across - enjoy!

 

One Of Life's Most Important Qualities Is...

Resilience. 

Meryl Streep said:  "This was me on my way home from an audition for King Kong where I was told I was too “ugly” for the part. This was a pivotal moment for me. This one rogue opinion could derail my dreams of becoming an actress or force me to pull myself up by the boot straps and believe in myself. I took a deep breath and said “I’m sorry you think I’m too ugly for your film but you’re just one opinion in a sea of thousands and I’m off to find a kinder tide.”

Today Meryl Streep has 18 Academy Awards.

Moral: Never ever give up on your dreams. Only you know your true worth.

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

Top 8 Mistakes New Landlords Make

Top 8 Mistakes New Landlords Make

Successful property investors have practices that maximise their ability to secure properties with the greatest capital growth and strongest rental return. Dealing with thousands of investors throughout metropolitan Melbourne over the years has also highlighted the repeated mistakes that many people make. Generally, these owners think that property investment is too hard, risky or time consuming, but with the correct strategies you can avoid their pitfalls.  

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Beautiful Australia Time-lapse

A beautiful video by Eddie Hobson showcasing Australia...

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

The Future Today - Google Glass

The Future Today - Google Glass

If you thought Apple's iPhone and iPad was big, wait till you've tried Google Glass.  This innovation, which is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD),  will ​change the way we interact with each other and capture our experiences.  By combining the convenience of natural voice commands, the access to the internet and capturing images and video, this technology is promising to take our enjoyment of life to a new level.

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Anzac Day 2013 - Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget the sacrifices that were made so that we could enjoy our freedoms...

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

Mihalis Hatzigiannis Rocks At Antipodes Festival 2013

Mihalis Hatzigiannis Rocks At Antipodes Festival 2013

Every year the Antipodes Festival in Melbourne Australia has some lovely surprises.  This year the crowd came to see Michalis Hatzigiannis - Greece's musical superstar.  Not even the wind and rain could dampen the enthusiasm and the energy Hatzigiannis created on Saturday 16th March in the Greek precinct of Melbourne in Australia.  He sang all of his hits and the crowd joined in enthusiastically putting up their hands for the hit "Χερια Ψυλα" (Hands Up).  I made a video of a few of the songs he sang...

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Amazing 360-degree Aerial Video Of Tolbachik Volcano Erupting

Amazing 360-degree Aerial Video Of Tolbachik Volcano Erupting

A beautiful, zoomable, panable, 360-degree video of the erupting Tolbachik Volcano - taken from a helicopter!  Just click on the link below to play the video yourself and see how spectacular it is.  The Tolbachik volcano is located in the Kamchata Peninsula in Russia.  There are 29 active volcanoes and you can see four volcanoes erupting simultaneously in the video below.  Enjoy the images from the eruption below as well.

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Extreme Stunts in Viral Video

Extreme Stunts in Viral Video
I really enjoyed this new video of extreme stunts.  Lots of flips, flops, twists and turns.  It's called "People Are Awesome 2013".  The four-and-a-half-minute video shows daredevils jumping over moving cars, racing across rooftops, cliff diving, as well as doing a myriad of tricks using skateboards, BMX bikes, surfboards, motorcycles, unicycles and their own bodies.  What's your favourite stunt in the video?  Let us know in the comments below.Read More

Greek Celebration With An Australian Twist

Greek Celebration With An Australian Twist

It happens every year on the 6th of January.  The guy in the white beard arrives and there are thousands waiting with anticipation. But, it's not Santa.  It's the local Greek Orthodox Priest who has come for the Great Blessing of Waters - known as the day of Theofania or Epiphany. It is an Orthodox celebration of Christ’s baptism by John the Baptist in the river Jordan. The video below captures some of the fun.

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Jack Reacher - Starts 2013 With A Bang!

Jack Reacher - Starts 2013 With A Bang!

If there is one type of movie I absolutely love it's one that has mystery, romance, a chase, a twist, drama and a good old fashioned message.  Well, Tom Cruise is great in "Jack Reacher".  He may not be everything people who have read Lee Child's book series of the same name expect, but he certainly has presence. Watch the trailer below and you get just a little taste of the excitement.

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Great Way To Travel To Work

Great Way To Travel To Work

I love this new mode of transport from the guys at Organic Transport.  It's called the Elf and it's not a car nor is it a bicycle but it has the advantages of both.  Better still, it comes with its own solar power panels to help you get up those steep roads when pedal power just will not cut it.  Enjoy the video and if you feel inclined buy one and let us know how you go.

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Movember - A Great Initiative For Men's Health

Movember - A Great Initiative For Men's Health

The annual Movember initiative is a great way to raise awareness for men's health issues - primarily prostate cancer.  If you have a male friend or relative or work colleague who is participating please support them.  The video below shows just how important this annual initiative has been to raising awareness and fighting a terrible disease.

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Job Prospects in Australia - 2012

Job Prospects in Australia - 2012

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, during the second Quarter of 2012 Australia’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.2%, the same rate as at the end of the previous two quarters. Variations continue across the country. In June the jobless rate fell to 5.5% in Victoria (from 5.8% in March), and is 5.1% in New South Wales (from 4.8%). The lowest rate is Western Australia at 3.5%, falling from 4.1%. Queensland has risen from 5.5% in March to 5.8% in June. The national labour force participation rate in June is 65.3%, steady from the previous month.

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Beautiful Planet Earth

I came across this magnificent video called This is Our Planet from Tomislav Safundžić on Vimeo.  You will simply marvel at the beauty of our world from this perspective.

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.