What would you do with $1,000,000

I’m curious. What would you do if ONE MILLION DOLLARS landed in your bank account today? What would it change in your life?  How would you change your community?  What difference would it make to those around you? Prize for the most creative response (sorry, not one million bucks, but it will be a cool prize all the same).

#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, …

#8 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 8 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.  ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm— I’ve heard …

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 …

More about SEFA

Earlier this year I interviewed Hanna Ebeling, Relationship Manager at Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA). Listen to the interview to learn more about SEFA and some handy insights about social finance, the SEFA selection process and ways for social enterprise to survive and thrive.

Who does your money support?

This could be a righteous story about how great I am at spending money the ‘right’ way.  About how wonderful we are at saving the planet or the world or how awesomely we walk our talk. Actually it’s not going to be told like that. This is a story of an awakening. You see, I’ve always liked the idea of …

Are you weird about competition?

Think about it – there are plenty of opportunities to be competitive in our day to day lives. There’s competition for a mate, a job, a good deal, the last chocolate biscuit. We’re encouraged by popular media to be forthright, get in there and have a go, don’t wait or it will be all gone, HAVE IT NOW and hurry …