Entries by Taku Mbudzi

What I am Learning about Entrepreneurship

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb. The room was decked out – full of dignitaries, government officials and multi-millionaire entrepreneurs. I had been invited to the 27th Ethnic Business Awards (EBA) gala dinner in Adelaide and I was mesmerised by the […]

What I am Learning about Hope

I sat at the airport staring out of the window at the small plane I was about to board. The thick fog behind the plane had me worried. Should planes fly in fog like this? How do the pilots see anything? We boarded the plane and as it started to take off the fog still […]

What I am Learning about…Mental Health

“Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. “ – Mental Health Commission, WA Australia’s Mental Health Week (2 – 11 October) has started and I feel inspired to share my Top 5 Down-in-the-Dumps triggers and how I Act-Belong-Commit to maintain my mental health and wellbeing. My public speaking career has grown from sharing […]

5 Reasons why Creative People should try Crowdfunding

I finally decided to crowdfund my “Multicultural Me” idea via Pozible, and it is the best thing I could have done for my self-published, illustrated children’s book. I have since been asked about crowdfunding in general and this post details why I think more creative people (and entrepreneurs) should try it. (Background about my project: […]

What I am Learning about Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. The other morning I had a major reality check when I heard Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, speak at a women’s business networking event. Four years ago I was so upset when she took over from Kevin […]

10 Things I Loved about TEDxPerth

“Shut up and listen…” ― Dr Ernesto Sorilli, Sustainable Development Expert 1. I had to “Shut Up and Listen” A week or so before TEDxPerth, I was pining that I had no clue how to get on a TEDx stage. I’ve had this on my dream board for a couple of years and as the event loomed, […]

I got it from My Mama

“I realised that when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”  — Mitch Albom — When you look at this photo, know that you are looking at a dream of mine that came true. All I’ve dreamt about for so many years is to pose in a […]

My March Madness

March Madness! I cannot believe I survived it – it’s always the busiest month of my year. But I certainly would not have it any other way. Here is a quick summary of what kept me on my toes in March. Time Out: International Women’s Day Over thirty lovely ladies joined me to celebrate International […]

What I have Learnt about…BULLYING

 “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalised and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ― Michael J. Fox Yesterday I was inspired to write a post on bullying. It seemed to come out of nowhere. Granted in the morning I was on the phone with a dear friend, reminiscing about some […]

Taku’s Time Out Event: International Women’s Day

I was born on 8 March which is International Women’s Day. I love this day, I love what it represents. IWD is run by the United Nations and every year they have a global theme. 2014’s theme…I have just seen it today…and oh it has definitely stirred my heart…INSPIRING CHANGE. My joy already comes from inspiring others through […]

What I Learnt in 2013 about…FRIENDSHIP

“Only share your story with the people who have earned the right to hear it.” Dr Brené Brown It’s been on my heart for a long time to just write about friendship. I don’t think people realise the impact great, good, mediocre, mean [insert your own adjective] friends can actually have on our lives. A […]