Managing The Hell Out Of Life — Telling It How It Really Is

How I learnt about leadership

Understanding what is of value

Sharing our stories to help others

Catching people before they fall

Fear versus trust

Passion and purpose

  • Embracing life, both the good and the bad
  • Being open minded and curious
  • Being patient
  • Following your gut instinct
  • Being brave enough to stick with your instinct no matter what conventional wisdom tells you

Presenting who you really are

The irony of life

  • The beauty is always in the imperfection.
  • I only started to appreciate life when I saw others loose theirs.
  • I only started to accumulate real wealth when I reached my credit card limits
  • I only experienced authentic relationships when I was too vulnerable to make any
  • I only understood the impact of my actions when I looked at the scars inflicted on me by others
  • I only understood my value when I admitted my failings
  • I only worked out how to do something by getting it wrong in the first place
  • I only learnt how to be truly sorry when others couldn’t forgive me

Living to your values

Humanity as a foundation

  • Compassion and understanding
  • Trust and courage
  • Relationships and connections
  • Passion and motivation
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Value and purpose
  • Problems become solvable
  • Potential becomes endless
  • Happiness becomes reality

Telling the truth

An Eulogy

Being the change we want to see

Returning to work

The second act



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Nik Davis

Nik Davis


Nik has a mission - to be brave, challenge the norm and tell it how it is. To share her failings and challenges, to help manage this mad thing called life.