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So far Nick Bendel has created 151 blog entries.

How to gain lifelong wisdom from the worst day of your life

By | November 16th, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

The great thing about having lunch with 500 strangers in five years is you get to meet some extraordinary people. Like Shane Quinnell. When I had lunch with Shane, in July, he told me his remarkable story of almost dying during a paragliding accident. Shane is writing a book about his experiences; in the meantime, he’s [...]

Helping others fulfil their potential

By | November 14th, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

You know when you’ve met Angelina Zimmerman: she’s a ball of energy who smiles often, laughs loudly and has an infectious personality. Angie, the 140th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is also a woman of many talents. She hosts a podcast, she’s a former columnist for Inc. Magazine – [...]

An exciting partnership that will help so many children

By | November 11th, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

I’ve always liked German football club Borussia Dortmund.  It started back in 1992, when Australian star Ned Zelic joined Dortmund.  I also remember my excitement in 2012, when I watched young Aussie goalkeeper Mitch Langerak play in the DFB-Pokal final – a 5-2 win for Dortmund over Bayern Munich. Here’s another thing I love – meeting [...]

He knows where he will be

By | November 9th, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

“If you don't know where you are going, any road can take you there,” Lewis Carroll once wrote. Conversely, if you know exactly where you want to go, it’s likely you’ll plot a clear, direct path to that destination. William Zhang, the 139th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is [...]

Trading countries, trading currencies

By | November 6th, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

Lenka Taylor, the 138th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, has created a lifestyle a world removed from her childhood. Lenka was born in communist Czechoslovakia. When she was 12, her family went on holiday to Greece; once there, her parents explained the trip was actually a ruse to escape [...]

Hungry for success, hungry to help others

By | November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

Graeme Holm, the 137th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is hungry. He’s hungry to change the finance industry. He’s hungry for success. And, at one point in his life, he was literally hungry. So Graeme hired a personal trainer. He liked her – really liked her. So, every week, [...]

When personal growth leads to business growth

By | November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

Thomas Cho, the 136th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is building his business one rejection at a time. Thomas is the general manager of Alkalife, a company that sells naturally alkaline bottled water.  As the GM, one of Thomas’s main roles is to generate sales; right now, Alkalife is [...]

Plenty of law but not enough cello

By | October 30th, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

Life is all about compromises. When we pursue one activity, it’s at the expense of another. When we mix in certain circles, we may have to show one side of us and hide another. Gillian Woon, the 135th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, knows this only too well. Gillian [...]

How to become a successful entrepreneur

By | October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

Nancy Youssef is a finance broker, a mentor, an author, a philanthropist, a keynote speaker … and a powerhouse. Nancy, the 134th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, has achieved so much in her career. She’s built two successful businesses, Classic Finance Group and Classic Mentoring & Coaching. She’s twice [...]

He’s comfortable in a business suit … and a chef’s apron

By | October 21st, 2020|Categories: Lunches|

If life had turned out differently, I would never have met Daniel Talbot for lunch – because he would’ve been in Peru instead. Dan, the 133rd person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, moved to Lima in 2018, with his Peruvian wife. Dan has years of corporate experience in the ICT [...]