Last month, I joined four incredible Canberra based entrepreneurs to address the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) on entrepreneurship. The forum is a 12 day residential program for students entering Year 12 who love STEM!
Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of joining an incredible, all Indigenous panel at the Indigenous Land Corporation's (ILC) Senior Managers Conference. Tasked with reflecting on the organisations successes over the last 20 years and projecting what the future may hold, the conference was a time to pause and to dream.
As the world closed in and became connected through radio and television, and later the internet, society became attracted to the greats of the world. There were those who raced and pushed the human mind beyond the confines of the Earth, while others used words and public demonstration to create equality, end racism and stop the war. They became the trusted voices, identifiable leaders who guided the world to the present state and dreamed for the next generations.
In the later months of 2014, I found myself burnt out, depressed, broke and regretting the rash decision I had made to move away from my family farm and start work. It was just moments after that first intoxicating taste of achievement and publicity, yet the media interviews and peer support helped drive reckless sleeping behaviours and further instability. My mind and soul became addicted to externally promoted success.