>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

Always a way

Posted: 07 Jul 2008 12:05 AM CDT

Since I broke the push mower on a tree stump six weeks ago our house has been gradually disappearing like Sleeping Beauty’s castle. With about 3000 square meters of almond terraces, growing like mad since the wet May we needed another mowing solution – fast.

I looked at new tractor type mowers, but they are pricy and I was not convinced that running a new mower over our rough terraces was all that sensible. Then the credit crunch hit home when it turned out that the ‘Interest free” credit offered would not be available.

So – we needed another solution.

We asked around in the village and it turned out that someone had an old tractor mower. It had been sitting, neglected, unused and outdoors for five years, but they were prepared to give us, if we could take it away.

Some friends helped to transport it back and I set to work to get it going again. It took most of the weekend, but yesterday evening it coughed into life and it now runs beautifully.

Not only have we got an excellent mower for the price of battery, but we have also recycled, rather than calling a new machine into existence.

It is the same in life. Whatever you need is available at a price you can afford.

“No” is not a failure, merely a suggestion that you might like to try another route.

The longer you are prepared to sit with a challenge and be creative the more likely it is that opportunities and solutions will present themselves.

It is a good thing if tougher economic and environmental considerations push us into thinking a bit harder about what we have and how we get it.

Life and business can be a fun adventure if we are prepared to push that bit harder, go beyond the norms and innovate and invent our way way through challenges.

Go for it – there is always a way.

If you want some help with getting past challenges in business or life – drop me a line.

With love


neil crofts  – coach, consultant, facilitator
Authentic Transformation – join the evolution
UK mobile 07775 658534

Nature does not compromise,
A pelican is not a compromise between a crow and an otter
It is just a pelican.

Amory Lovins

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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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