In the Media

Jan 2017 - 13 Tips to Ease Back-to-school Anxiety

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Returning to school for a new year can be difficult for kids. Emma Bangay speaks to three experts about how to ease the transition into Term One - and beyond - for schoolchildren of every age.

Is your child excited or anxious about a new year at school? Maybe they are indifferent or overly obsessing about what lies ahead?

According to the founder of Authentic Education, Ben Harvey, the most common anxieties children face stem from seven key concepts.

>> Read full article on the Lifestyle.com.au website


Jan 2017 - Even 5 Minutes of Daily Meditation Could Change Your Life

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If you have ever struggled to keep your emotions in check when confronted with difficult situations, and it’s starting to negatively affect your decisions, relationships and health, it might be time to take a look at finding a meditation practice that fits your lifestyle.

Ben Harvey, Difference- Maker Mentor and Cofounder of Authentic Education, shares his insights into why meditation can benefit us all and there’s a technique for everyone.

>> Read full article on the Rescu.com.au website


huffington-post-logo-smallDec 2016 - 8 Habits Of People Who Have Achieved Success Against The Odds

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Ben was invited to contribute to this article. Habit #7 is from Ben - They don't see obstacles, they see solutions.

Thomas Edison -- creator of the lightbulb -- took between 1,000 and 10,000 attempts before creating the world-changing invention...

It's worth asking ourselves just how many times we've stopped ourselves pursuing something because of the perceived difficulties...

>> Read full article on The Huffington Post website


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Dec 2016 - From high school failure to self-made millionaire

When Cham Tang screwed up his high school exams for the second year running, he thought his life might be over.

Two decades later, he’s a self-made millionaire running one of Australia’s fastest growing businesses, and the perfect illustration of why university isn’t always the best option for everyone — and can even be a total waste of time and money...

>> Read full article on News.com.au website


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Oct 2016 - Meet the former dunces who are winning at life after flunking high school

Ben-News.com.auHaving struggled through school with undiagnosed dyslexia, along with emotional problems from a traumatic childhood, Mr Harvey celebrated his failure as a form of revenge against the system he felt had failed him.

It would be years before the Canberra Grammar School graduate found the tools to turn his life around. “The traditional style of schooling didn’t suit me...

>> Read full article on News.com.au website


The Syndey Morning HeraldAug 2016 - Mindset, not hard work, will help break the bamboo ceiling, says entrepreneur Cham Tang

Cham Tang believes something is holding back Asian Australians as leaders: the traditional emphasis on hard work as the key to success.

While it has helped Australians from Asian backgrounds excel academically, Mr Tang said success after graduation was a different ballgame. Diligence might take Asian Australians "to a high technical level, but not into the C-suite"...

>> Read full article on The Sydney Morning Herald website


huffington-post-logo-smallAug 2016 - Having Meaning In Life Is Proven To Be The Key To Fulfilment

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So, how do we know if we have purpose in our lives? Most of us get up and get ready to go to a job that we either love, like or hate. If your love your work, is that fulfilment? And what if you hate your job?

"Having purpose in life means that people find happiness and fulfilment when they have reasons for doing things. It's about having an overarching reason...

>> Read full article on The Huffington Post website


Jul 2016 - Helping Kids Break The Procrastination Habit

today show with Benjamin J HarveyTODAY Show chats to educator Ben Harvey about how schools are teaching kids to procrastinate.

The constant deadlines and rigid systems school children have to contend with are taking their toll...

>> Watch the full interview on the Today Show Website


EntrepreneurJul 2016 - 18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Regretsben entrepreneur sc

The number-one regret I have in business is believing in "natural talent.”

There is a thought-virus that sneaks into people's minds all over the world and it sounds like this: "Of course they can do it because they are naturally talented at XYZ." It also sounds like this: "I am naturally talented therefore I can not truly improve my skills because I was born with them"...

>> Read full article on the Entrepreneur website (Ben is slideshow #3)


My BusinessJun 2016 - Mentorship has ‘given me everything’, owner says

the grounds logoThe co-founder of a sustainable produce business has told My Business that having a mentor has potentially ‘tripled’ his business.

Ramzey Choker, who co-founded The Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney, said that he has operated seven or eight businesses previously, with varying degrees of success. However, for his current business he brought in an external mentor. “I think he’s, if not tripled my business …

>> Read full article on My Business website


The Inc. MagazineMay 2016 - 22 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

golden egg"Every morning I make it a point to leave my phone on airplane mode for a minimum of an hour after I wake up so I can spend quality uninterrupted time with my wife and 11-month old daughter.

During that time, I am in the playpen singing songs, reading stories and dancing. Apart from starting the day by being surrounded by the people you love, this also has the additional benefit of ensuring your day begins in a playful, creative space...

>> Read full article on Inc. Magazine website (Ben is Daily Habit #4)


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May 2016 - Self-help his secret to success

TPI-SMHBen Harvey, founder of Authentic Education, has overcome a massive debt, chronic mental illness and a weight problem to run the personal development business, which has revenue in the millions. It took him more than a decade to turn around his life.

"Back in 2002 I found myself coming into my fifth year of chronic depression. I was unemployed for most of that time, heavily overweight, massively in debt and all the medication the doctors had me on was not doing anything to change my situation in life," Harvey says.

>> Read full article on The Sydney Morning Herald website


ShortpressMay 2016 - Why even the most successful businesses need a mentor

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Encouraged by his businessman father, serial entrepreneur Ramzey Choker owned his first take-away business at 17, and another seven or so hospitality businesses in his 20s.

“I get bored really easily. I was always jumping and trying to come up with new ideas,” says Choker, now 33. While the businesses were successful, he ripped through the cash, and admits he didn’t realise the value of his wealth. That was until his dad’s business went under...

>> Read full article on Shortpress.com.au website


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May 2016 - Training offers an authentic road to riches

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The Daily Telegraph LogoApr 2016 - Play-as-you-earn jobs beat working

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Apr 2016 - The happiness formula: How Ben Harvey turned his life around

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Ben Harvey was overweight, $137,000 in debt after five years without a job and clinically depressed.

One day, two of his friends took their own lives. That was the turning point. In the space of just a few years, the Sydneysider cleared his debt, shed around 35kg, weaned himself off a cocktail of medication and became a self-made millionaire.

“I said to myself, ‘There has to be a better way of doing things,’” he told news.com.au. “I started studying mindset and transforming my reality to live the life I wanted to live...

>> Read full article on News.com.au website


itp_section_business_insider_logoApr 2016 - Why not setting your goals correctly could be making you sick

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Get your work goals right, and be happier.

Finding motivation and purpose in your job is one way to not only make you more successful, but also happier and healthier.

Ben Harvey, co-founder of Authentic Education, has built his business on inspiring others to do this by crafting a life of direction, passion and focus based on the teachings of Dr Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins and the Dalai Lama...

>> Read full article on Business Insider Australia website


Nov 2015 - BRW Fast 100 2015 Awards

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We’re proud to announce that we’ve been presented another prestigious award from BRW, being named one of the BRW Fast 100 businesses for 2015, coming in at 38. We are the first education business to receive both the BRW Fast 100 and BRW Fast Starters award within 2 years*.

We owe our success to the success of our students. Thanks to all the community for their trust in us and support. To view our ranking as well as the other BRW Fast 100 recipients, click the link below.

>> See the full list here: http://www.brw.com.au/lists/fast-100/2015/
*based on independent findings


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Aug 2015 - The Fuel Entrepreneurs Run On

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When it comes to building a business, it's not just the idea that counts. Your idea should be good of course, but it's far from everything. Even a great idea doesn't equal future success.

In my opinion execution is far more important, and there are really three core areas that determine your ability to execute on that idea: passion, action, and education.

Passion comes first. You have to believe in the idea and have that passion for it. You have to want it to succeed. Passion is the quality that drives people to do something "crazy" by others' standards...

>> Read full article on The Huffington Post website


itp_section_illuminate_logoApr 2014 - Framing Chiropractic to Make an Impact

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Apr 2013 - Fast Starters: Immigrant entrepreneurs start over and win

cham brwSucceeding under pressure - Cham Tang, co-founder of education and training business Authentic Education (No. 94), arrived with his parents on a boat from Vietnam in the late 1970s. He was too young to remember the experience, but does remember his mum spending endless hours behind a sewing machine before opening her own shop.

Inspired by family - “My mum worked so much she wasn’t around to help with my homework,” Tang says. “I was very independent, made my own decisions and wasn’t institutionalised into believing...

>> Read full article on BRW website


itp_section_wna_logoOct 2011 - Where Most Entrepreneurs Go Wrong

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itp_section_industryhub_logoNov 2010 - Scheduling Creative Space a Vital Step

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itp_section_think_big_logoAug 2010 - Why Entrepreneurs Fail

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itp_section_think_big_logoJun 2010 - How to Change for Good?

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