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Leon Ruri Q & A

 

What do you hope to articulate to the audience at the IMD event?

That we are all the same. That the feelings and thoughts I have are similar or the same as all of us and it’s perfectly OK, it’s called being human.

What drives you to where you are today?

I can see by interrupting my story, it is possible to be the man I truly want to be, it can still be tough, having being behaviourally repetitive for so long means there are times and moments where I am still challenged to ensure I change my story so the outcome is different. It’s a constant awareness of getting myself out of the way from my growth. By this I mean, not letting my self-doubt, insecurities such as dictate how powerful I will be in this world and for this world.

What tools, do you think, every Australian man needs to fine tune to be a balanced, well-rounded, happy human being?

Of course the default answer is books, courses and much more. We have access to so much information, however, as men we are still struggling at times to advance toward fulfilling what we dream to be…I think two of the biggest tools we can use are: Listening and then auctioning.

Why should people register to this event?

Registering for this event will enable you to experience passionate ordinary men who are sharing real-life stories about their challenges and triumphs in how to be, what you want to be.

What does the IMD event offer to participants that makes it different to other events aimed at men?

We need to line our words and actions more powerfully than we have even done.

What concerns you the most with the physical, mental and spiritual health of Australian men?

Through listening we gain insight into alternative ways of living life, traditionally, to be happy and healthy, we may have gone on a diet and watched some happy movies. There are so many more effective and powerful ways to be and stay in a balanced, healthy, happy state of mind through activities like yoga, meditation, reading, hobby groups, self-assessment, surrounding yourself with different people, enraging with people of similar life experience that want to positively look at life and not live in the past. It also gives you the opportunity to expand your networks to connect with these men and share ideas and experiences.

What advice/top three tips can you recommend to Australian men to better themselves in the short term and long term?

The difference with IMD is that we are creating an event that gives you access and connection to the speakers and team at IMD. We are encouraging inclusiveness on an intimate level, with understanding and intention of where men are at in life and who they can be in life.

My biggest concerns for men in Australia, is regardless of the help and information available to live a successful life, our suicide rates are at an all-time high. This indicates within men’s mindset that when things are not working out, part of our strategy to an outcome is to suicide. It is this conversation that we need to recreate so men can see that there are steps and support that will enable them to overcome their circumstances.

Change the conversation you are having with yourself about yourself, knowledge yourself for all the good you do. Picture yourself encouraging others, but have that conversation with yourself. Start a plan through self-conversation about decreasing/eliminating alcohol, drug, and gambling, risky behaviour. For Example: start telling yourself literally, I need to stop this, I need to change this, change your conversation in this space. Access who you get advice from and who you associate with. There are some people you no longer need to be connected too because of the negative impact they have on your life. Declare to people what you want to be and ask them to support you.

After the IMD event, what will guests walk away with?
Guests will leave empowered with an understanding that there is ways to be successful and impact the world in a positive way.

What has been the foundation of your passions and successes in your life so far?

Be true to yourself, authenticity.

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Q & A with Wayne Schwass

 

What do you hope to articulate to the audience at the IMD event?

Living with mental health conditions has been a challenging and difficult journey of self-discovery and I’m grateful for that opportunity.

What drives you to where you are today?

Living an ‘authentic & genuine’ life

What tools, do you think, every Australian man needs to fine tune to be a balanced, well-rounded, happy human being?

Men need to be supported and encouraged to reconnect with their full suite of emotions and feelings. Men need to be taught how to process, feel and articulate their feelings, thoughts and behavior’s.

Why should people register for this event?

Anyone wanting to grow, develop and hear from a range of outstanding speakers should register.

What does the IMD event offer to participants that makes it different to other events aimed at men?

An event like this has never been done before, its ground breaking and vital for men of all ages.

What concerns you the most with the physical, mental and spiritual health of Australian men?

6 of the 8 suicides each day in Australia are men. Masculinity is fundamentally flawed and it’s costing the lives of so many valuable and worthy men in our communities.

What advice/top three tips can you recommend to Australian men to better themselves in the short and long term?

Allow yourself to feel and express your emotions, being emotional and vulnerable is not a sign of weakness and ASK FOR HELP!

After the IMD event, what will guests walk away with?

A set of skills and lessons that enable them to be able to deal with a range of challenges life might throw at them.

What has been the foundation of your passions and successes in your life so far?

Learning to live an authentic and genuine life without fear of what others may think, say or do.

What do you look forward to in the next five to ten years?

Normalising the mental health con version and reducing the number of suicides in Australia.

What online resources / books do you recommend that Australian men (and women) tap into to harness their full potential?

www.pukaup.com www.beyondblue.org.au www.mensline.org.au

How can a person be truly happy? What steps or strategies can maximise these possibilities?

Learn to accept, respect and love ourselves instead of seeking the approval of others

In three words or less, how would you describe yourself in a nutshell?

Passionate, authentic, genuine

How do you quantify and quality the definition of success?

Authenticity and genuine

Our vision is to create the environments for every person to have authentic and genuine conversations about mental health and emotional wellbeing”. By Wayne Schwass

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Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence

 

This August, we will be focusing on collaborations and partnerships. Learn how to form strategic alliances and improve relationships to deliver more effective programs and services to address family violence.

What are we bringing back?

Survivor’s Session
Real-world case studies and presentations
What’s new?

The Hon Fiona Richardson will give a closer aspect at the $38.7 million world-leading approach to changing attitudes and behaviours towards violence.

Interactive discussions with representatives from NSW ,QLD and VIC Police Service on how we can bridge the gap between police and the community.

1.5-hours session specifically on Working with Survivors and Working with Men to facilitate greater discussions where you will walk away with an outcomes-focused action plan
And also …

Consult with Indigenous Elders to develop targeted services

Charlie King’s future plans for the expansion of the NO MORE campaign

White Ribbon strategy to engage the nation as allies against family violence.
“Come to learn and understand the fight against domestic violence!”
– Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation

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International Men’s Day Greetings – by Jerome Teelucksingh Founder


15th August 2017

International Men’s Day Greetings – by Jerome Teelucksingh Founder

Congratulations to Francesca Thorne (Founder & CEO of Australian Women’s Network & Australian Men’s Network) for embracing International Men’s Day scheduled for 20th November in Melbourne, Australia.

Your effort is part of a world movement that encompasses tens of thousands of likeminded people across the globe. Our movement is a celebration of positive male role models, family values as well as an inner understanding that our purpose-driven individual lives can play in building a more humane world.

The annual International Men’s Day movement aims to bring attention to positive achievements and neglected deficiencies of Men in today’s world. The IMD movement brings attention to people who have a deep desire to assist the troubled, help the dysfunctional and promote positive role models through our desire to elevate goodwill. It is our hope that celebrating International Men’s Day will ultimately lead to increased mindfulness and well-being to create more caring fathers, brothers, nephews, grandfathers, husbands and sons.

It is also our core belief that IMD is a movement our children will be proud of. Integrating our core attributes surrounding righteousness, love, compassion, steadfastness, resilience, self-reliance and Integrity.

IMD’s aim is to assist a growing population of genuine male role models in particular among our youth. IMD along with other likeminded organisations and individuals aim to create an environment that nurtures understanding as well as increase mindfulness by actively looking within.

It is my goal that International Men’s Day becomes the global medium to heal our world. The concept and themes behind IMD are designed to give hope to the depressed, faith to the lonely, comfort to the broken-hearted, transcend barriers, eliminate stereotypes and create a more caring humanity.

Since its inception, IMD has blossomed into a movement that promotes goodwill, positively and has a transformational core message for those wanting to experience more connection, understanding and growth. I would like to commend the organisers and supporters in Australia for supporting IMD.

Kind Regards

Jerome Teelucksingh
Founder of International Mens Day
University of the West Indies
University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago

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Learn a bit about presenter Barry Nicolaou – International Men’s Day

INTERVIEW WITH BARRY NICOLAOU

Barry NicolaouAuthor of ‘The 11 Master Secrets to Business Success and Personal Fulfillment’ and successful entrepreneur, Barry Nicolaou believes that finding a perspective on passion and personal-truth is the answer to performing exceptionally well and living a fulfilled life.

What do you hope to articulate to the audience at the IMD event?

A profound understanding of the possibility of becoming the best version of ourselves possible; looking at this from an abundance, relationship, soul-connection and prosperity standpoint.

What drives you to where you are today?

A realisation of limited time and a deep desire to Live Life on Purpose with urgency. Having limited time brings the focus to living your true purpose.

What tools, do you think, every Australian man needs to fine-tune to be a balanced, well-rounded, happy human being?

Firstly, to identify the correlation between self-acceptance, self-worth and self-love and their connection to manifesting healthy relationships. To secondly identify and connect with how we transition our emotions from a negative state, to a state of appreciation for all situations brought before us.

Why should people register for this event?

People should come along to this event if they’re after a transformational gathering of like-minded people in pursuit of better life decision making. If you’re after growth – you need to be here.

What does the IMD event offer to participants that makes it different to other events aimed at men?

This event is run to encourage men to speak out about looking within. It facilitates the connection between heart and head which enables more heart-based decisions to be reached and deeper sense of connection between other men.

What concerns you the most with the physical, mental and spiritual health of Australian men?

The inability to self-diagnose a prolonged negative state of mind combined with defining what constitutes mental toughness.

What advice/top three tips can you recommend to Australian men to better themselves in the short and long term?

Talk about it, talk about it, talk about it.

After the IMD event, what will guests walk away with?

An understanding of transformational growth from looking within while having the courage to speak out when something isn’t right within themselves or another.

What has been the foundation of your passions and successes in your life so far?

Family, combined with an understanding that if I say to my daughter to reach for the stars, I must lead by example. Don’t do as I say, do as I do. Recognising the falsehoods in parents asking children to reach their full potential, when they are not willing to reach for it themselves.

What do you look forward to in the next five to ten years?

Watching my daughter grow up to become limitless.

What online resources / books do you recommend that Australian men (and women) tap into to harness their full potential?

Any book or audio recording of Dr Wayne Dyer would be the best reading material you can get your hands on if your aim is to Live your True Purpose.

How can a person be truly happy? What steps or strategies can maximise these possibilities?

We need to realise that happiness is an inside job. Most look for happiness through external trips, experiences and other people to make them happy – but unless we make the decision to be a happy person – no external stimuli would satisfy the craving entirely. Self-love, self-appreciation and gratitude for everything that enters your domain is key to happiness.

In three words or less, how would you describe yourself in a nutshell?

Live YOUR life.

How do you quantify and quality the definition of success?

I’ve always loved the words of Earl Nightingale when defining success. He said, “The definition of success is in the pursuit of a worthy ideal”. In our material world, many pursue success in terms of the accumulation of material possessions. However, in many cases this is a very narrow view of success, as our material possessions are then directly tied in with our self-worth. When/if our possessions go, our self-worth goes with it. If you are pursuing a worthy ideal – e.g pursuing a better relationship with others or self, this goal once reached would make you a successful person and will also form part of your character for the rest of your life. Despite our society throwing evidence to the contrary, the aim of life is not solely anchored in material gain or some sort of illusionary ‘security’, Our aim is personal growth through understanding oneself and how best to be of service to others while we’re here.

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Inspiring Greatness: How to Reach Your Full Potential

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