I recently visited The Riccarton Market in Christchurch, New Zealand. This would be one of the biggest of it's kind still running in the South Island of New Zealand. I'm not sure how long it has been going but it's been held in the grounds of Riccarton Park Racecourse for many years now and ably organized by Riccarton Rotary.
It was a fine day, a bit overcast but warm. I arrived at around 9.30am, half an hour after the market's official opening time. There was a good number of visitors making their way through the many isles of stalls. All the traders were set up hoping for a big day.
This post is about a couple who have worked on a project passionately for the past 26 years but with no intention to profit from it.
Last week I was lucky enough to catch up with some family and friends living in Hamilton, New Zealand. One particular couple I really enjoyed meeting up with was Vic and Rangi Parker of Temple View, Hamilton.. I first met Aunty Rangi and Uncle Vic whilst holidaying with my late wife in Sydney Australia back in 1981.
Last week when I was browsing through the stalls at the Nelson Market, I came across a stall holder who was selling dream boards. They were wooden boards of which you could attach photos of objects, places, or people to, in order to remind you and motivate you towards goals that you were working towards.
Dream boards have been around for a long time. They are also known as vision boards. I know of many successful people who use them. I have a niece who created a vision board many years ago in her teens and now almost ten years later she and her husband have acquired many of the items shown on her dream board, so it has worked for them, but I believe their effectiveness as motivational tools could be increased considerably if they were used in another manner.
In my previous post I spoke of my friend Quentin who has made a success of his Unicity business, mainly due to his business being aligned with some of his core values. I believe that this principle stands true for anything that we do in life, whether it is building a business, raising a family, excelling in sport, enjoying meaningful relationships or learning something new.
In order to excel at anything in life we need to give it our all, literally, we need to work towards our goals using our head, heart and hands.
Have you ever been in a job where you really struggle to stay motivated, or maybe even started a business and after a few months lost your drive and desire to keep going?
I have and I'm sure many others have also experienced this dilemma.
Many years ago I got involved in Amway, a multi level marketing business which has provided really good income streams for many thousands of people around the world since it was formed back in the mid 70s from memory. My late wife and I got into this business on two occasions but after only achieving mediocre results we gave up and carried on with our full time jobs. I don't believe we got into that business for the right reasons and certainly didn't take the time to work out whether the business fitted with our core values.
A couple of weeks back I spent some time in sunny Nelson, a smaller city situated in the Tasman District at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.
Nelson is well known for it's popularity with artists and other creative entrepreneurs who love the lifestyle this area has to offer.
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