Author: Tony Curl

Tony Curl has been a successful corporate leader for 30 years. He now works alongside leaders in Australia to maintain clarity on their vision and purpose, and helps map their way around their roadblocks and obstacles. Unless you take action on your goals, they remain a dream.

We have all struggled from time to time to create motivation in our lives. Maybe we’ve missed an energy boost when we have needed to complete something. Maybe we have woken up lethargic and long to head back to bed. What if I told you of a natural way that our bodies release energy and to advise you how you can hack into it? Would that be worth knowing? Sitting within us is a natural physiology that’s designed to bring energy to us when we need it. This phenomenon has kept us safe and has allowed us as a species…

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Business is changing at the fastest rate we have ever experienced. Business is characterised and celebrated now with terms like disruption, digital technology, influencers and relevance. Change is a constant, but the key to business success often remains the same. Every successful coach has a range of quotes they pull out when their clients need to focus on a specific need. These quotes vary from a load of topics, some will tell you to take a closer look at your business energy and use things like Simply Switch to help you get a cheaper bill, however, others might suggest you…

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Sharon and I have been married for over 26 years now and been together for almost 30. The secret to a long-term relationship is a topic we get quizzed on often and it’s one we struggle to answer. We have seen others in our community of friends and family, fail in their quest for a long term relationship, seemingly happy couples shocking everyone with their decision to split. There seems to be no rhyme or reason, although we would be confident there is. I am constantly fascinated by older couples that still walk hand-in-hand. Eating ice-creams along the beachside boulevard,…

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What is it that builds legacy and makes someone memorable to the people they have had contact? When the world loses a legend, we pay tribute and mourn. We mourn for people that have left a mark, we mourn for people we love, we mourn for those that made the world a better place. We mourn most for those close to us and for those that leave something within everyone they have touched. We celebrate their life and we hold them in our heart. Recently, I heard the news that my old sports master had passed away. Johno was a…

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At some stage in everyone’s life we all face the pain of deception. People, being people, can be selfish. Selfish people act in their own self-interests and doing so often hurt others. Sometimes willingly, other times accidently. And every time, it hurts. It happens in business; it happens in relationships; it happens at work. It happens. And every-time, it says more about the deceptor than it does about you. Deceptors break business deals, Deceptors cheat on their partners, Deceptors spend money they don’t have and not tell their partner, Deceptors drop you under a train at work. Deceptors do this…

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Music has been a soundtrack of my life and I’m sure for you as well. Songs that have framed a time in my life, never fail to bring a smile to my face. The music takes me back to the emotions and feelings of that time and place. It never fails. At any time on a random selection playlist I can be transported back to any  time of my life, I could be sitting on a surfboard on a cold wintry day; I could be that nervous young kid again, in love with the girl next door; preparing for a…

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I searched online for quotes to help keep some of my clients on track and productive. I list them here and hope that one will resonate with you to keep your productivity in the place it needs to be. It’s frustrating, isn’t it. Incredibly frustrating. The time you have allocated to do your important work gets taken from you. Stolen by distraction, by procrastination, by others or by laziness. Your important work gets stunted, gets shafted or gets put on the back-burner. And our important work never gets done. I have a small note on my computer that simply says:…

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Life is a struggle for many. Struggling to get ahead, struggling to find meaning, struggling to find their purpose. And I understand why.  We get caught up in our world and the events that happen to us. They became placemarkers on our journey of life, but placemarkers not of our choosing. We place pressure on ourselves attempting to gain an understanding of everything we are going through, of things we cannot control and we will never be able to control. Today it’s time to free yourself from some of these burdens. Today its time for a brave new step forward.…

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Shift happens but not when you focus on the shit that happens. It has become a bit of a mantra recently. I was asked recently, by a new connection, for the reason behind my shift from a corporate warrior to an empowered thinker. The shift from what I now consider as a life lived under the radar, a life lived pointing fingers at others success and a life lived under the perception of others. She wanted to understand a little of the reason for my shift in life from, what many would consider was a corporate success, to becoming one…

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If you want something substantial in our life, if we want significance, we have to stop listening to the sub-standard version of ourselves.  I was speaking with a dear friend the other day who was frustrated at her job and the lack of respect and recognition she was getting. She shared her stories of frustration, she shared her pain and she shared her dislike for the job. And when I thought we were close to a resolution to commit to chasing a new job, out came those famous words. “I guess it’s better the devil you know” “What! Are you…

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