The Life of Doug Anderson

I trust you will enjoy my website – it documents my life's journey to date, years of highs and...well, challenges.

The good news is that bad news can become good news, if you simply change the way you think about it.

I was given a 2% chance of survival at birth. Doctors told my parents that I wouldn’t be educated and I wouldn’t have a quality of life.

Let me tell you that a chance, no matter how small, is all that any individual needs to do great things and become a great person.

My life has taken me in many directions. I have played sport for my country; I have started a business from scratch, I have studied in the Allied Health Professions, I have been the behind a number of life-changing initiatives. Currently I am playing a part in the media and entertainment industry.

I have been blessed in many ways and learnt many lessons. I have been very fortunate to meet, interact with and interview many interesting, influential, significant people in my life. I have learnt from these amazing people and I hope to be able to share some of the great things I have learnt with you.

As you sow, you reap. What goes around, comes around. Two of the biggest lessons I have learnt is to give and to bring about positive change.

Every successful person that I have had the privilege of meeting and interviewing over the years (and I mean successful at many levels, not just business) has been naturally giving in nature and has brought about positive change. I believe their success can be attributed to their giving nature and passion to bring about positive change.

Anyone’s success can be attributed to some philosophies / universal laws:

1. You must love what you do so much, that you are prepared to do it for free BUT you must become so good at what you do, that people will be prepared to pay you to do it.
2. If you give you will get but you mustn’t give to get.
3. If you continue to think, the way you have thought, you will continue to do the things you have done. If you continue to do the things you have done, you will continue to get the things you have got. As you think, you are. Garbage in, Garbage out.

Probably the most important thing I have learnt is that LIFE is indeed all about Making A Difference. Many people have Made A Difference in my life and in the true spirit of giving back, recycling good energy, paying it forward I am committed to go M.A.D. (Make A Difference) wherever I can. I hope YOU are moved to go M.A.D. too.

Making A Difference

I saw a man on a beach amidst hundreds of  beached crayfish, throwing them back one by one.
I said, "You can't possibly think what you are doing will make any difference."
He replied, "It has made a difference to this one, and this one, and this one..."

 
 
     
 
   

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