I promptly posted it on facebook - so it MUST be good right!! lol.. (the video you see here.)
It is good and many thoughts came to mind, more than I can really write as they are all jumbled up in my brain.
I started to watch another- meh not so keen, then another before I started to write this. What it takes to be successful…
First of all defining success is important, how do you know you are if you don’t know what it is to you?!! wWhat is success to each of us? Is it money, health, family, big house, luxury holidays, or more about who you are and what you do - or a mix of it all.?? For me (whilst I polish my halo) it is to give back to this earth and harm her as little as possible and encourage others to do the same…
I’d rather dictate it, I’ll be totally honest - just stop!! STOP plastic for example….. That’s the big and first one. The rest I’ll leave to a conversation over wine with you!!
Anyway, Lisa then she says - you’ll maybe lose friends, some people might not get your project, you’ll have less sleep than you want, spend more money than you anticipated….
Based on that I’m a success already!!! Wooohoooo
Time - I have spent more time on it, preparing a grant application (please please please) googling business, chatting to anyone I could, learning and researching and it goes on….
Money - well yeah, almost raised the money for the machine and transport - but then the building materials for 2 houses, fire extinguishers, food, tee shirts, and now water filters!!! Oh and 10,000sqm of land there!!! lol
Friends - I don’t know if I’ve lost any, my incessant asking for donations - like a bull terrier I’ve not let go yet - if I’ve pissed you off, I’m not sorry!! This means heaps to the island and on a global scale too. I’ve been disappointed by those who say YEAH I’d love to but don’t, some friends who I thought would donate didn’t (I know their choice) and then so surprised by some who did and did so generously…
It has been an interesting journey to this part of success and we have a long way to go still!!
Over the years I never celebrated small successes - now?? HELL YEAH. Medang is a success so far and we will continue to shine our light out to afar and show what is possible….
I hope you enjoy Lisa’s inspiring words and then encourage you to go and be all you can…..
And if you want to donate!!! - THANK YOU....
Not letting you off the hook of your brilliance