Australians have it so right


I’m writing this article beside the pool of my rooftop apartment on Bridge Street, Central Sydney CBD. There are worse places to write a blog. I lived and worked here in the City from 2010 to 2011, so I know firsthand just how great the country is and all that it has to offer.

From this trip, I wanted to share some key takeaways I think we can learn from the country as foreigners that I believe will make us happier, healthier and richer.

  1. With Aussies, it really is “no worries”.
  2. Aussies are genuinely nice people. “Hey, how are you?” is the standard greeting, and they mean it.
  3. There is no awkwardness like their is in the UK, the US and Canada. Ever.
  4. They smile and are optimistic about the future.
  5. They make the most of every moment and dance wherever possible.

One of my issues with the UK attitude is that we tend to take ourselves a little too seriously. It’s almost as if we have to pretend to be ‘grown up’, not smile/have too much fun and put on a versard that dancing in the rain is a little silly. There’s no need, and it’s more fun not to.

Short and sweet, let's learn from the Aussies.


JAMES LORD | Global Recruiting | Recruitment Insight | Hire Gen Y | Flexible Recruiting | Millennials

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