To celebrate the new year we are delving into stories our student interns have created over the years. Today we revisit Stella Wilkie- 100 years and counting by Kate Grant.
Stories connecting generations. Visit our website www.celebratelivinghistory.com.au Stories read by founder of Celebrate Living History Bev Wilkinson.
Dec 12th, 2018 by celebratelivinghistory
Today we meet Ross Marais who founded More Time Financials on the Gold Coast. An older person Ross admires is Warren Buffet. "Not so much because of his investment track record but rather how modest he is and the way he presents himself. He is one of the wealthiest people in the world yet stills lives in the same house he brought in 1958 and drives a car worth $45,000," he says.
To see Ross's story in print visit www.celebratelivinghistory.com
Dec 3rd, 2018 by celebratelivinghistory
Nov 26th, 2018 by celebratelivinghistory
Today we meet Ian Oliver who is CEO of National Training in South Melbourne Australia.
If Ian could give advice to the younger generation it would be to not be afraid to change careers or jobs, "You should always be able to learn something new everyday,"he says
"Don’t be afraid to do someone else’s job especially someone who reports to you, maybe they have gone on holidays for a couple of weeks, you will often be amazed at what you discover and what you thought was happening is often not the case,"
"It is extremely difficult to change employee’s habits and preferences. Retraining, reskilling or change management is one of the hardest and misused process’s in management."
To see Ian's story online visit www.celebratelivinghistory.com
Nov 14th, 2018 by celebratelivinghistory
Today we meet Angela Rodgers who founded her own Business to business copywriting business.
An older person that she admires is her great grandma. "My Great Grandma was pretty cool, she made it to 102. I don’t just admire her for her longevity though. She was a feisty lady and raised four small children on her own after her husband died. She just got on with life, made the most of things, and was always super practical," she says.
To see Angela's story online visit www.celebratelivinghistory.com.au
Today we visit Seattle Washington and chat with Reza Khastou who is founder of The Polytech a private school for students in grade 11-12.
If Reza could give advice to the younger generation it would be to try to become self-actualised.
"This is such an important accomplishment and I spend much of my time trying to help young people figure out who they are and what they want their role in the community to be. It is very powerful when they decide their own role, and don’t feel they are a victim of their circumstances or the world outside," he says.
To see Reza's story online www.celebratelivinghistory.com
Nov 4th, 2018 by celebratelivinghistory
Today we chat with Michael Sloan who is the founder of The Successful Investor which focusses on helping people plan for retirement. If Michael could give advice to the younger generation it would be to put 10 percent of your disposable income into something that will grow in value.
"Get into the property market as soon as you can. But don’t leave yourself in a vulnerable position by doing so. Don’t be afraid of good debt, leverage your assets carefully to get ahead, and remember this, once you have debt, pay it off as soon as you can. Debt reduction is the only guaranteed wealth creation strategy there is."
To see Michael's story online visit www.celebratelivinghistory.com