Are You the Agent of Your Own Change?

Have you ever made a deep change in your life? Did you look at the status quo and decide you didn’t like the shape, smell or grind that defined your life? If so – did you have the courage to change? Did you make that u-turn?

At the recent fastBREAK event – Vibewire’s co-production with the Powerhouse Museum, five speakers explored this topic. My favourite was this one story by Phil Gomes. He explains how he was able to turn his interest and passion for bikes and cycling into a job as an online editor with SBS Cycling Central.

It wasn’t easy – or even quick. But Phil makes the point – “be the agent of your own change”.


  1. Not as inspiring as I thought it may be. Basically a guy who has been very lucky.Or maybe I’m having a bad hair day.

  2. Thanks Ian – from the sound of it, Phil has indeed been lucky. But he also took on the challenge – working for free with the hope that his efforts would be recognised. Not an easy thing to do.