Fear - The killer of the beginning

I have found Suits.  Probably a little late to the party, I am what the Madge badge people call a late adaptor...although I have binge watched all 6 seasons in 2 weeks, ( I know a Harvey, Donna Louis Mike immersion fest - bliss)  - so I wonder if that makes me 'an accelerated to back of the queue of the early adaptors....??  is there even a badge for this ...but I digress.

The Power of Asking

Recently I was involved in an incredible project.  A friend thought it would be a good idea to ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff (for all you non NZ readers - that's the top of our country to the bottom)  2100km odd - in a time that beat the current record of 4 days 17 hours and 40 minutes.  I know, its bonkers - and he not only wanted to break the record he wanted to raise money for kids-

Follow the leader

 was at a conference last week - love conferences, even for the simple fact they let you have time out of the fishbowl to look at things differently, anyhow, it was a fantastic conference actually, full of inspiring people, empowering people and collaborative energy. It was uplifting and wonderful and a stark contrast to the pretty poor examples of bad horrible nasty yucky leadership on the internet of late -  It got me thinking about leadership, what ARE the qualities that we need in our businesses, in our families, and in our communities? 

A host of golden daffodils - A further post in the YEEHA pages

Something came to fruition in our community here yesterday- a project that was the brainchild of a very talented potter - Fran Maguire.  It was over 2 years in the making and involved a large merry band of volunteers.  It was driven by Fran and another amazing woman, Kate Vavasour.    What I found so inspirational about this project was it involved a whole community to be.

The YEEHA! pages

I don't know about you - but I am ready for hearing/reading different stories.
Stories that are uplifting, ones that celebrate the good stuff that is happening in our communities and our world,   ones that champion the kind things people do every day in many ways.   Without turning into Pollyanna – imagine even for a moment how differently we could feel if we were surrounded by these stories most of the time - imagine the different world we could create if we suddenly witnessed the good stuff happening instead of focussing on the awful.

I'm gonna feed that one.....

Phew what a week - and its Wednesday!  What a week!  With all that's happening in the world,  its an interesting time, an emotional time, and some pretty ugly stuff is being shown in our media, on social media streams and its just plain yuck.  And I found myself being sucked into the crap energy of it all, and it wasn't any fun.  Then some good stuff showed up - as yin yang laws (or whatever you like to call it) teaches us. 

Leadership, Class and Grace

 love the All Blacks - always been a bit of a fan. (understatement of the week) And this rugby world cup has made me even more of a zealous supporter if that is possible- and not only because of their skills, which are indeed 'alright (Note the Steve Hansen-ism there) - its the way they have conducted themselves on and off the pitch that has me in awe, the leadership of this team has been, well - outstanding. 

Who is Most Important?

I saw something today as I was procrastinating this by scrolling through Facebook, something attributed to Richard Branson - (and I have no idea if they were his words - after all you can't believe everything you read can you???)  but they hit a chord

'Clients do not come first - employees come first.  If you take care of your employees they will take care of the clients.'