Today, I’m attending the first sustainability event in Phuket, and tonight it’s time for some of the great musical talent to come together and rock the night. All funds raised will go to local charities and foundations, doing amazing work in and around Phuket. Today has been brilliant. Amazing. Soul enriching.
This is all brought together by our community One Phuket, which we established at the start of 2021 – first to raise money to feed people who were struggling during the economic fall-out of the pandemic, and now, we are focused on sustainability.
With both areas of focus, we recognized multiple groups, all working hard and doing incredible work, but separately, isn’t the most effective way of succeeding. So we all agreed it was time to come together and combine forces.
It is incredibly powerful too. It not only means we get a bigger view of the challenges we face, but we also get the creative ideas of everyone, can achieve more, and we can be bolder. We also give each other energy, because it is very challenging to do this sort of work, and you need the extra energy shots!
We are incredibly bold in the ambitions we have set for ourselves too. Hugely bold, but boldness is the only way. Read the environment section below. Times are getting more challenging all around the world.
Over the coming year, we are documenting everything we are doing and will share it far and wide, especially with other tropical Island paradises around the world – hoping it’s a template for wider action. However, we hope it’s a roadmap for any community in the world.
The key epiphany for me is really simple. Come together with your community and get to work. Find the people who are passionate and with great ideas and get them on board. Find the artists, the activists, the workers, the wranglers, the fun people, find them all and start making changes in your community right now. People with strong egos, probs best leave out. It’s not an ego game.
We can ALL do this and truly, if we want to see the change needed in the world, this is where it starts. Governments are not going to do it for us. I mean, just read this article: Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation. I’ll address this in another post, because it’s a big wide topic, but until we get the message, our elected representatives will not. We need to get it first.
When we get it, we’ll vote for it. When we vote for it and support the leaders to do the hard work necessary, then we have a chance of seeing great change. Let’s do it, but start with your community. You’ll make amazing new friendships too.
Friend’s content and mine
Post-covid trauma: what can be done? By the incredible Sha En Yeo. This is SUCH an important issue and we need to face it.
Grit and ability to innovate go hand in hand – GREAT piece by Natalie Turner. Could not agree more.
Connect With Confidence – with Kerrie Phipps: Leadership Without Mind Games with Frank Hagenow on Apple Podcasts – Kerrie Phipps and Dr Frank Hagenow, two awesome people and a wonderful conversation.
I have relaunched a new edition of 18 Steps to an All Star LinkedIn Profile (2022 edition) – if you are a newbie on LinkedIn, this book is for you.
Uncommon Courage #28 The one minute meditation – Uncommon Courage – An Invitation – this is the meditation that can help you drill down into your focus. A chapter from my book, Uncommon Courage: an invitation. Do this if you’re struggling on what you want to do or what you want to be known for.
10 EASY ways to reduce our water consumption
If everyone gave #just10percent of their time, talent, money or voice, we’ll change the world. Can you donate? Make it a regular donation to the World Food Programme. Or donate to the UN Refugee Program, PowerOf , Kiva.org , Soi Dog Foundation. It’s a time for giving and taking care of each other.
Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading or watching this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
REGENESIS: George Monbiot calls for the end of (almost all) animal farming
Could Google’s Carbon Emissions Have Effectively Doubled Overnight? tks Robert Kirubi
Why ‘Super Worms’ Might Be The Answer To Our Plastic Waste tks Philip Merry
How to turn your garden into a carbon sink tks Avi Liran
Why bankers close their ears to the ‘climate nut jobs’ talking about the end of the world tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Something starting to do the rounds on social media, is this Tweet. Yes, the scientists are telling us they were not expecting what is happening in the environment to happen until 2050. It’s happening now. No time to lose. Thanks for sharing Phillipa Edwards.
‘Negligent in the extreme’: Labor inherits crises across portfolios tks Phillipa Edwards
The war in Ukraine tks Francine Varner
Australia’s mainstream media is stumbling from crisis to crisis tks Phillipa Edwards
Business and technology
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of tks Shalaka Verma
Social issues and humanity
I’ve lived as a man & a woman — here’s what I learned tks Vicky Coburn
Passion, humour, history
The Merry Little Minuet THE KINGSTON TRIO (with lyrics)
Let me know what jumped out at you? Or share with me what you’re reading? I love that!
Three environment resources to help navigate this challenging territory. 1. Knowledge, constantly updating. 2. Individual action and awareness, so we do our part. 3. Resources for those struggling with eco-anxiety. Please share with your community.
Uncommon Courage: an invitation – my latest book
Uncommon Courage is an invitation to be your courageous best self every day. It’s also an antidote to the overwhelm, fear, and rage rolling around the world. But it’s more than a book; it’s an invitation to join an inclusive community that wants to better understand humanities challenges – both global and personal – in order to take courageous action and create a better world for everyone. If Covid19 has given us the time and space to reflect, Uncommon Courage gives us the nudge we need to create lasting change.
Better yet, order it from your local bookstore, so you can #SupportLocal.
You can read the reviews, including a new five-star review on Book Commentary, another five-star review on ReaderViews, a review on BookTrib, and three more on Booklife, another on Book Commentary and Blue Ink Reviews. I’m also collating reviews on my Website too. Have a look and grateful to everyone who has written or recorded one.
Come and join the conversation in my new Facebook Group Uncommon Courage.
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18 Steps to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile (2022 edition – out now)
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Are you a Social CEO? The Social CEO: How Social Media Can Make You A Stronger Leader.
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