• Life,  Telling Your Story

    The Chilli Effect

    Do you like to eat chilli? Would you munch on one raw? Probably not unless you’re one of those people on a food challenge show on YouTube. Why do you think they would do it? Usually there is a reward for it, like winning the challenge, getting media exposure or winning money. We will get outside our comfort zone if the reward is there. If not, we’ll remain as most humans are: lazy. What is it YOU want for 2018? What are you going to do to make it happen? If there isn’t enough incentive for you to make something happen, it will be very hard to find the motivation…

  • Life,  Telling Your Story

    The Genesis of Busybird Publishing – the short story

    Many people ask me about why the business is called Busybird. I guess it was an organic genesis. Let me try to give you a short version … When I was a child living in the bush, I spent a lot of time hiding under a blanket watching birds. My favourite bird was the cheeky Willie Wagtail flitting from branch to branch showing off his beautiful blue-black tail feathers in all their fanlike glory, and the little Superb Fairy-wren, so delicate and pretty. This fascination was further encouraged when my stepfather went to Melbourne and came home with posters of bird species from the Royal Melbourne Zoo. My little brain…