All posts by Martin Longden

Queensland coal miner awarded $1.25m after crashing on drive home after 12-hour shift

QldCoalSmashA central Queensland coal miner has been awarded more than $1 million in damages after being injured in a car crash while driving home from work, in a case that has been tipped to change the way mining companies deal with fatigue.

Harold Kerle was driving home at 6:30am in October 2008 after a long night shift at the Norwich Park coal mine near Middlemount, north-west of Rockhampton, when he failed to negotiate a slight curve. >> Read More Here

CoachPOINT : Changing Horizons

ChangingHorizonsA season ahead can be like a weather change. You know its coming, and you may even know what to dress like for when it arrives, but what are you doing to make sure you’re ready to switch into the weather change when it arrives? Ensuring you are ready is the necessity of preparation to make the most of every opportunity.

Change can be an inconvenience at the best of times, incredibly ill-timed at the worst of times, and yet change invites us to grow and navigate the opportunities to both actively engage results we’re seeking, and reflect on the progress of results so far obtained. Continue reading

News : Kidman Cattle Co Approved To Rinehart

KidmanCattleCoThe sale of Kidman cattle empire has been approved by Treasurer Scott Morrison, with the empire now belonging to mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese consortium.
In a statement, Mr Morrison said a local farming family would acquire the largest station in the Kidman group, Anna Creek, and its outstation The Peake. >> Read full story here

CoachPOINT : Studio Apartment Thinking

StudioApartmentThinking-150x150The rise of studio apartment living has both challenged us to move beyond the known boundaries of how we can experience life in the traditional layout of a home or large unit, and invited us to consider how we could re prioritize our categorization of life in how we live it with resources outside our apartment.

When you break this down and apply it into your life, you’re simply engaging a strategy applying to a living environment, and internalize it into the way you would need to think to support making choices to sustain this environment.

“Micro living is simply a representation of how we think about living.”

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CoachPOINT : Your First PET

Positive-Attitude-150x150YOUR first PET is not your first pet, nor is it your first ‘pet’. Its your first ‘positive empowering thought’ you become aware of as you face the opportunities to achieve what is important to you. And by focussing on your PET, you also create the outlook and belief about what is possible, and therefore include yourself as being the person of possibility to make it happen.

The way we become aware of our first PET when facing a challenge, is to notice how we are framing the challenge, and the limits we choose to notice in our thinking around this. When you do this, then you give yourself permission to explore the contrast of this known limiting thought, the possibility. Now you are beginning…

“Overcoming a challenge begins with contrasting a limiting view with a different possibility.”

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