Stop planning, start doing.

If I could distill just one thing from over 12 years consulting for communities it’s this; People in any community, no matter how disadvantaged already know how they want to live their lives. And that’s hard for an ‘expert’ to chew on.  Because we are paid to have the great ideas, right? One of the things that always irked me in …

A resolution that sticks

Which best describes your approach to new year’s resolutions? 1. I’m a master – I set the challenge and follow through knowing it’s an excellent way to create change 2. I usually fall off the wagon around 3 January 3. Who are you kidding, I couldn’t even be bothered setting one 4. I waiver between all of the above.  Depends …

#9 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 9 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.            Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, …

Engaging disengaged youth PART 3

If you’ve been following our posts about disengaged youth, and the project I’m developing to create a swag of school based traineeships you might be asking yourself WHY I’m bothering in the first place? I am the owner of a growing business, I have three children and I’m a busy lady.  Why bother getting into the trenches to involve myself in …

Engaging disengaged youth PART 2

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about being annoyed by the systems that ‘support’ youth who are disengaged. And I mentioned I was going to do something about it. So, here’s the update. What I mentioned that I was going to do is create an opportunity for young people in my locale in the multimedia industry.  It was going …

#7 Flying Pigs at Number 20

#7 Flying Pigs at Number 20 Week 7 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.  These spiritual window-shoppers, who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking. They handle a hundred items and put them down, shadows with no capital. What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping. But these …

The timing is always right

Did you ever wonder what life would be like if you had met that person back then, or said that thing when you’d thought of it, taken that course on that date or got on the bus there and then. Did you ever criticise yourself for taking so long to get ‘over it’?  For saying ‘that’ thing, or foolish for …