Cam Calkoen | Dream Big, Achieve More Blog Latest update from Blog en-us Sat, 04 Jul 2020 22:16:11 +1300 Sat, 04 Jul 2020 22:16:11 +1200 60 Slip, slop, slap and SCRIBE: The four S’s of the season <img src="" width="200" /> As one season comes to an end and a new one begins it&rsquo;s a great time to reflect and evaluate; what are the things we&rsquo;ve enjoyed seeing? What would we like to see more of? What can we do in regards to our perspective to create that? Over the years of mentoring and speaking I&rsquo;ve... Sun, 09 Feb 2020 13:06:39 +1200 Mt Kilimanjaro – challenging the mind and connecting people Late last year I met with a friend of mine. I was expecting a good conversation but within it he&rsquo;d say a few words that have led to an experience of a life-time: the words &ldquo;would you like to climb Mt Kilimanjaro?&rdquo; Do you reckon I could, was my response&hellip; then without to... Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:41:03 +1200 Becoming 6% more awesome <img src="" width="200" /> &ldquo;What do you think is a top score (out of 10) in gymnastics&rdquo; my mentor on the other side of the table asked me, knowing it would not be 10 I said 9.5, he said &ldquo;9.4, so what do you think creates the perfect score Cam, what measures are the other 6%?&rdquo; The other 6% for... Fri, 02 Nov 2018 09:20:54 +1200 Everything is an opportunity <img src="" width="200" /> This is a thank you to all the mentors out there, all the people who give their time, who understand that our success in life is not determined by what we achieve individually but through how we learn from our experiences to move, to connect, to care, to inspire a fellow human being. It is the... Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:08:11 +1200 Connection, Inspiration and Happiness. <img src="" width="200" /> On a recent flight I had an awesome talk with the man beside me about inspiration, connection, challenge and attitudes within the world. Speaking about the power of communication&nbsp;to eliminate assumption&nbsp;we got to the point where he said, &ldquo;You could probably talk to anyone on this... Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:59:55 +1200 Ticking off the bucket list <img src="" width="200" /> &ldquo;You have a great vision, you know what you&rsquo;ve got, you know what you want, but you identify your lack of desired outcomes buy saying &rsquo;someday I&rsquo;m going to succeed&rdquo;. A teacher shared these words with me once I&rsquo;d come out of a life-slump but still wasn&rsquo;t... Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:49:43 +1200 Be opportunity centric <img src="" width="200" /> We live in a world where our perception of ourselves, others, and all that surrounds us is so influential in the lives we live. As a speaker I love learning from everyday experiences, and as someone living with Cerebral Palsy I get some very interesting perspectives which if articulated right... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:29:53 +1200 Become the king of our courage <img src="" width="200" /> During May 2018 I was in the most beautiful part of the world...&nbsp;Queenstown!&nbsp;With the autumn leaves the hills were covered in shades of orange, red, and yellow, and with a dusting of snow it was like icing on top of a cake. It was truly majestic and calm, at which point I decided to do... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:22:32 +1200 Look for difference <img src="" width="200" /> Last month I was speaking at a conference in Hawaii and on the way home I bought a book entitled &lsquo;the subtle art of not give a f**k&rsquo;. I found this title humorous and contradictory to the environment in which I found it found it in. Back&nbsp;home at Takapuna Beach I make it my goal... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:16:09 +1200 Becoming a citizen of awesomeness <img src="" width="200" /> The other week I was in a conference watching some truly great names tell their stories and be interviewed on how to build, lead and leave great teams. I guess the ultimate desire of an event like this was to inspire everyone to consider their role in society and what it takes to truly be a... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:08:14 +1200 From leader to legacy <img src="" width="200" /> Isn&rsquo;t it funny the things we remember in our life, things that occurred so long ago or from the smallest of interactions. One of my my earliest memories is my primary school friend Logan. He was a tough little soldier; walking to school barefoot and one day I even saw a nail in his heal, I... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:01:33 +1200 Be the unexpected surprise <img src="" width="200" /> No matter the number of flights I do in a year, or where I&rsquo;m going, I continue to get a huge thrill and learn so much from the experience of travel. I like to have fun with my dreams when going through airports and on occasion opt for the incognito look not because I need it, no one knows... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:53:58 +1200 To me my bowl is perfect <img src="" width="200" /> A few years ago when on a trip to Japan I brought this bowl which I thought was absolutely perfect, I&rsquo;d never seen anything like it and assumed it had always been this awesome. But as I went on to learn, only a few weeks before I had brought it from the shop it had been a broken bowl and... Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:26:22 +1200 Traveling to create opportunity <img src="" width="200" /> Monday morning; wake up have breakfast. Get in car. Go to work. Look up and see the Sky Tower. Meet with people and in places I know. Wednesday morning, wake up have breakfast, but where is the breakfast I know? Navigate the subway. Look up and see the Empire State Building. Meet with people... Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:53:35 +1200 Riding on the back of a blind tiger <img src="" width="200" /> &ldquo;In the past 15 years that I&rsquo;ve been working, I&rsquo;ve called myself &ldquo;a blind man riding on the back of a blind tiger. Those experts riding horses, they all fell. We survived because we worried about the future. We believed in the future. We changed ourselves&rdquo; - Jack Ma... Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:15:58 +1200