Community

Killer-phrases inhibit forward progress

Killer-phrases can lead to ill-health.

Killer-phrases often heard, prevent progress You only have to walk down the main street of most communities, and you will listen to killer-phrases from all sorts of people. Often they contain no logic, but unless someone challenges them, they end creative conversations. Conversations which will move a community,  its businesses and non-profit organisations in the…

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Values shared outperform values imposed

Make your values matter.

Building a culture of good values may be the best thing you ever do  Do your personal goals and those of your stakeholders align with your values?  If they don’t align, people procrastinate and little progress will be made with your planning efforts and most other aspects of your business. Congruence relates to job satisfaction,…

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Complacency costs community sustainability

Complacency kills communities and businesses.

Many are happy with their town or village Work-life balance is a bit of a misconception. You are never genuinely balanced life, even though you might be feeling great, complacency costs you and the community sustainability. The thing is you should be striving for it as a concept. The trick is to ensure you are…

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Growing communities requires key pieces

Growing communities requires entrepreneurial activity.

In growing communities, every town and village will improve if you plant the right seeds, fertilise and water them. Dreams are the forerunner to community growth It can be hard to start growing communities, mainly if it has been stagnant for an extended period. It can be even harder to find an appropriate starting point.…

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Local businesses often need supporting

Sometimes local businesses need all the help they can get.

When local businesses are in trouble Snap non-performing local businesses out of it. Stop any procrastination, inaction because of fear, or because of drought and start them taking action. To turn around a business might be easier than you think, but it must happen. Many communities ignore their struggling companies; they believe businesses in trouble…

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Healthcare valued community services

Regional community healthcare is critica

Value the professional healthcare services you have Healthcare one of the most valuable assets in every community’s value chain, and even more critical in times of drought. All too often people take for granted what they already have, or worse still they discount the value of people and services already provided. The following story may…

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Small communities entrepreneurial action

Small communities taking an entrepreneurial approach Entrepreneurship in small communities is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems. Every successful entrepreneur, indeed every successful business person has been able to identify a problem and come up with a solution. And they do it before somebody else does. I believe this is the best time…

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Objections undermine worthwhile projects

Never avoid or dismiss objections.

Most objections are only requests for more information You want to do some introduce a new idea or do some community development, and everything seems to be going perfectly. You’re engaging, relating, and connecting. Then, instead of a big yes, to your proposal or project, you  hear objections such things as: “I don’t think we…

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Sustainable living choices really matter

Sustainable living means better lifestyles.

Taking responsibility for  future generations Take time to do something which enables survival and underpins our very existence. Whether it is gardening, consume local foods, recycle or use reusable bags, sustainable living should top of mind in the day to day activities of our communities and our lives. There are so many things everyone can…

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Attitudes build prosperous communities

Good attitudes stop procrastination.

Attitudes can make or break a community People in a town or village with the wrong attitudes can break other’s spirit, and turn them off wanting to do anything to help the community. Changing people’s attitudes and mindsets are the ultimate battleground.  Your mind is the space where the most significant and fiercest conflict occurs. …

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