Today is the perfect day to start

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Is that thing still bothering you? You know that thing? That thing that barges into your consciousness around 2.25am? That relentless niggle that plays on repeat as you try to shift your mind to other things. Especially when everything else around you is quiet and still. It could be anything, it may be a teeny, tiny little thing.  But the …

The leadership journey: a personal note

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A PERSONAL NOTE… I haven’t given a lot of love to the blog lately.  Why?  I thought it was because I was too busy – and quite frankly with that thing called ‘life’ in the mix that’s a reason that would probably wash. But it’s not why I haven’t been writing. The truth is that I’ve been exploring, testing, learning …

I rest on the weekend, unless I’m selling coffee

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Originally published on www.kerrygrace.com.au Nancy Sposato is a regional Australian, a performer, creative industries business owner and mum of two. Join us for a conversation about juggling being a mum in business whilst maintaining your own wellbeing, adapting diverse skills to earn an income in a smaller pond, and gaining and maintaining connection with clients and community. Nancy is a performer in dance …

How much do you want it?

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I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately.  There’s a lot going on, and like most humans I have a list.   Lately it feels like the list just keeps getting longer and I’ve got to admit my motivation (and therefore productivity) has certainly been dropping as the list lengthens. At first I thought it was just a glut of stuff …

Why your brilliant plans for social change will never work

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In recent years I’ve grown tired of writing plans, beautiful plans, strategies, ideas, theories, feasibility analysis to create social change around difficult community situations. It’s been exciting and sometimes rewarding work. Sometimes the plans create a spark, sometimes informed something bigger. But in all, these documents that have been lovingly woven together usually sit on desks gathering dust waiting to …

When a social enterprise is not an enterprise

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock by now you’ve heard the term ‘social enterprise’. There are many and varied definitions of the illustrious notion of social enterprise, our working definition “a business entity that TRADES for a social purpose” (noting the word TRADES). In Australia social enterprise is not a legal structure in it’s own right and for that matter, a …

Lip service isn’t helping

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If there’s anything that boils my blood it’s the use of disadvantaged communities for their sexy statistics of disadvantage.  And the resulting commodification of problems. Actually, I ‘get’ the commercial imperative of these actions.  I understand that it’s a tough world for NGOs big and small (particularly small) right now.  I get that ‘poverty sells’. But what I truly look forward …