Making the world a better place

By |2021-06-11T16:19:42+10:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Robyn Monro Miller follows her heart rather than the money when making career decisions. Robyn, the 184th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, throws herself into roles she believes in, but can’t work for organisations that don’t align with her values. Robyn is currently president of the International Play Association, [...]

How to succeed in the people business

By |2021-06-08T17:06:02+10:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Depending on when in the past three decades you’d met Ray Dib, you might’ve thought he worked in insurance, finance, hospitality, rugby league or some other industry. But Ray, the 183rd person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, explained his diverse and successful career to me in different terms: “I’m in [...]

Weddings, funerals … and office work

By |2021-06-04T15:04:54+10:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

When work is getting stressful or life is getting hard, Raymond Basha has a wonderful way to unwind. He sings. Ray, the 182nd person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is an accomplished tenor. When Ray was a teenager, he auditioned with Opera Australia, and thought about pursuing a professional singing [...]

Accountability starts with yourself

By |2021-06-01T12:11:08+10:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Mark Bragg, the 181st person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is a performance and leadership coach who knows what it’s like to be a flawed leader. In a past life, Mark was head coach of the Townsville Suns basketball team. At one point, the team was performing poorly, and Mark [...]

See what happens when you put yourself out there?

By |2021-05-31T17:50:56+10:00May 23rd, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

My first lunch, in August 2019, was the start of an incredible adventure. Since then, I’ve met another 179 strangers, built a powerful network and learned some valuable life lessons. With every lunch, more people have heard of my journey and started following my progress – which is why I got asked to speak at the [...]

Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear

By |2021-05-24T13:56:57+10:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Kerrie Phipps, the 180th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is the perfect example of the heights you can reach when you step out of your comfort zone. Kerrie has published four books, including DO Talk to Strangers, and is about to release a fifth – How to Talk to [...]

An opportunity I never would’ve predicted

By |2021-05-22T08:40:30+10:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

One of the reasons I decided to have lunch with 500 strangers in five years was because I sensed it would open up opportunities for me – even if I had no idea what they’d be. I’ve just enjoyed an opportunity I never would’ve predicted – the chance to share my story with the inmates of [...]

How to fly business class at economy prices

By |2021-05-14T17:29:36+10:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Steve Hui, the 179th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, has a nickname to die for – the Points Whisperer. It all happened through a mix of intelligence, diligence and luck. A decade ago, Steve was a corporate accountant who did a lot of international travel as part of his [...]

The man who finds the truth

By |2021-05-07T15:48:26+10:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Lunches|

Tony Johns, the 177th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is charming, street smart and a great reader of people. It makes sense once you know Tony’s background – he owns Inner Sydney Investigations and has been a private investigator for more than 40 years. Tony fell into the industry [...]

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