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Show your true colors

Posted by Cam Calkoen on 19/03/2017 14:37:11

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“There is life how it is and life how we think it should be, the more we cling to the latter the more we struggle” - Andy Puddicombe. The other day I was at an event talking with a man for whom I had respect for and whom I believed had respect for me. He’d engaged me... Read the rest of this entry >>

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A night without a phone

Posted by Cam Calkoen on 05/02/2017 11:36:21

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It was a few days after Christmas and I was at the dinner table with Mum and some family friends. We were in great conversation. Then... ring ring… ring ring… went the home phone. For our guests it was as if there was a crying baby in the room next door and it needed attention... Read the rest of this entry >>

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Turning rejection into affection

Posted by Cam Calkoen on 02/12/2016 14:18:06

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It wasn’t even a dream 13 years ago when as part of my job I started speaking at Rotary clubs, Schools, RSA’s, Age Concerns the odd corporate here and there, as experiences increased the job created a dream and I thought I’d position myself in front of the bureaus –... Read the rest of this entry >>

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Mum & I in the Big Apple!

Posted by Cam Calkoen on 17/11/2016 09:16:27

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Ka Mate Ka Mate, Ka ora Ka ora it was these words that raced around my mind as All Black after All Black (our national sporting legends) filtered into the lounge at Auckland International Airport, they were departing for Argentina, mum and I were off to New York City. Whether or not we all knew... Read the rest of this entry >>

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When life throws us a curveball

Posted by Cam Calkoen on 21/10/2016 16:55:07

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When life throws us a curveball there are three things I have found that will serve us well; humour, strength and balance. Recently I was speaking at the MAS (Medical Assurance Society) Talks in Dunedin. The audience was medical professionals from diverse fields of medicine and serious... Read the rest of this entry >>

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The power of words

Posted by Cam Calkoen on 07/09/2016 15:56:04

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“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to... Read the rest of this entry >>

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Staying Brave

Posted by Cam Calkoen on 16/08/2016 10:05:21

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Life is one awesome journey and on it we can come across people who question why they do what they do. Many of these people have the potential to be or are already leaders, trail blazers and there's a reason they find themselves in this place, it's because it's not easy to take on... Read the rest of this entry >>

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Stop bullying

Posted by Cam Calkoen on 15/07/2016 12:58:33

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As a speaker with Cerebral Palsy I regularly go to speak in schools and get asked "how did you respond to bullies when you were at school?” I feel useless that I can't answer it to the degree that one may expect, that I don’t have a black and white solution because bullying... Read the rest of this entry >>

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Putting the pieces together

Posted by Cam Calkoen on 23/06/2016 20:51:52

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Last year a good friend of mine brought me a jigsaw puzzle with the words Dream Big surrounded by illustrations of the sorts of dreams people have. The completed image looked totally awesome but as a jigsaw I thought to myself what the heck! One, it was a thousand pieces, so when was I going to... Read the rest of this entry >>

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