169. Author 2.0 Bali Retreat Session 2

In May 2016, I attended and spoke at a brilliant retreat that was organised and run by Andrew Griffiths and Bree James. I had a chance to chat with some of the attendees, and here are their stories…

Kate Christie

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Kate Christie really enjoys the Author 2.0 Bali Retreat
  • The overflowing knowledge, actions and goals she wanted to implement during her last couple of days at the retreat
  • How she feels inspired and confident for her second book after spending time in Bali
  • How she loved spending her time in the retreat with different groups of authors who also have passion and love for what they do
  • Her book Me Time – The Professional Woman’s Guide to Finding 30 Guilt-Free Hours a Month
  • How she relates with different time issues concerning interpersonal relationships and freedom of choice
  • The importance of managing our time well to reach our goals and achieve our dreams
  • How Kate encourages everyone to learn and follow a framework to make sure we live a life we love
  • The content writer’s role in helping people to connect the dots through creating engaging and inspiring content
  • A clear understanding of where our time really goes, and how to be strategic and proactive
  • Kate’s next book on the five steps framework in terms of helping people manage their time smarter

Where to find Kate Christie

Website: http://timestylers.com


Twitter: https://twitter.com/katetimestylers

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimeStylers

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/kate-christie-58a0102b


Chris Robb

In this episode we talk about:

  • The Mass Participation Events and how they are a massive, multifaceted production that Chris Robb has organised for 30 years
  • Chris Robb’s book Mass Participation Sports Events: Unlock the Secrets to This Complex and Exciting Industry
  • Why Chris wrote his book, plus having the opportunity to share his experience of 30 years in the industry
  • The importance of responding to challenges that ultimately determine our success
  • Recognising plans and putting attitudes in place when dealing with challenges
  • How he counsels his staffs when dealing with tragic events
  • The real beauty of the Mass Participation Events
  • How he saw the Author 2.0 Bali retreat as an opportunity to commend his journey as an author
  • How he loves the process of the retreat and how he learned so much from Andrew Griffith as a mentor
  • Chris Robb’s ten year plan as an author
  • His biggest take away from the last couple of days at the retreat
  • The importance of opening our eyes to opportunities and not being afraid to reach out
  • Overcoming challenges and managing complexity

Who would you love to have dinner with?

“I’ve always been amazed by Richard Branson and what he has achieved. I would love to have the opportunity to sit down with him and hear all about some of those amazing back stories on how he has overcome so many of the challenges in his life.”

Last meal on the planet

Probably a barbecue on the beach.

Where to find Chris Robb

Website: http://massparticipationasia.com/speaker/chris-robb


LinkedIn: https://sg.linkedin.com/in/chris-robb-252557


Dean Hawkins

In this episode we talk about:

  • Dean Hawkins and his journey as an author
  • His 30 year journey in the fire service managing troops and teaching them to fight dangerous situations
  • How he decided to change his destiny and become a writer
  • The importance of being well prepared for any situation
  • Taking the courage to start your own business
  • Dean’s theory on preparing for the righteous fight
  • A matter of learning about choosing between the right and wrong foods
  • Making great choices, being prepared for circumstances, and being ready for glory and victories by making the right decisions
  • The importance of preparation and meditation
  • How Dean relates his experiences working in the fire service and applies them in life situations in terms of having courage to fight
  • Dean’s perspective on having the courage to give up drug addiction, unhealthy relationships and losing weight
  • The steps in having courage despite fear
  • Recognising and understanding what needs to change and improve in our personal life, health, home life and business
  • Facing denials
  • The power of reflex action
  • The ripple effect
  • The good thing about touching others’ emotions and making them feel they’re in the safest place
  • The reason why Dean wrote his book Fight Fire with Fire and trying to help as many people as possible
  • Dean’s wonderful passion and the massive emotion attached to everything he does


Where to find Dean Hawkins

Website: http://www.deanhawkins.com.au


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009613206002

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/dean-hawkins-hawk-solutions-365b3915


Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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