I started this post writing a list of things I wanted to achieve – a simple check-off list (see below) that I could re-read in December, but the post pivoted to thinking more about the world we live in, and reflecting on how I function in it.
JIG = jealousy, insecurity, greed
I didn’t coin this term, but I’m increasingly seeing it in different places. And I’ve probably been guilty of it as well.
I understand why we see it – often because people are fighting for scraps. But when that’s not the case, we really need to keep ourselves in check – know our why, make sure we have all the information before we judge, recognise you don’t know everything that a person has gone through, and ask ourselves what can we do to change a situation instead of just growling at the people who I should be working with.
Just like last year’s wrap up – here we go. Some of the big things included –
In my last year at university in 1993, I had no idea what I wanted to for a career. I was majoring in public policy so a public servant job was probably on the cards. But I didn’t really know what that meant.
Tonight I attended the Griffith Business School’s annual Alumni dinner and was awarded the 2019 Griffith Business School Outstanding Entrepreneurial Alumnus Award. To say I was surprised is an understatement.
I landed in Perth at around 12.30 Monday night. My connecting flight to Kalgoorlie was at 6.30am. By the time I got luggage, and then arrived at a hotel (or friends house) I’d lay down, I’d then be on the move back to the airport.
My to-do list is just ridiculous.
My business is growing and my community volunteer work is coming to a head. I’m so grateful for the business opportunities I have and my community work is something I can’t imagine ever not doing.
So this year – the year I turned 50 – I set myself a target to complete the 52 Hikes in 52 Weeks challenge.
I started well but dipped in the middle of the year because of work. I’m hoping I can double up a few hikes in the next few months to get me back on track. I know doubling-up defeats the purpose – taking time out each week to get out into nature – but I am keen to get to the end of the year exploring South East Queensland.
Today I worked from home – focused on study and preparation. It comes after 19 days of work (in Brisbane, Caloundra, Gold Coast, Barcaldine, and Toowoomba). Just so nice to stay put and not need to drive anywhere.
Most days and nights I’m chained to my desk. Not just during the week, but weekends too. Running a growing business and running a not-for-profit (unpaid), means I’m always in work mode and I’m always just catching up.