Entries by Taku Mbudzi

Harmony Day Australia Poem: Multiculturalism isn’t a bad word

As Harmony Day in Australia approaches I am starting to prepare speeches for school and community events. On 21 March 2016 the whole of Australia will celebrate its cultural diversity in different ways. When I speak to children in Australian schools I use humour and cartoons to explore topics like friendship, respect and inclusion. I wrote this […]

What I am Learning about being a Writer

“It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were.” ― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi I am a writer and I can’t live without writing. I finally published my first book this year and since then people have asked me how […]

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 […]