My last post was over three months ago. I have been busy in my day job as a restructure/turnaround advisor but what’s had more of impact is that I find writing difficult. To write I need to look inward and listen to what is really moving me or interesting me at the time. This process is difficult for me because it requires acceptance that many of my thoughts and interests are not going to change the world, they are not amazing, they are not intellectual and that they are just thoughts rattling around in my head. And then to out pen to paper I need to overcome my fear that nobody will be interested in these thoughts and ideas.
My introduction is a great segue to the theme of my blog, the pursuit of luck, because overcoming fears and sharing your thoughts with others are two critical tactics in the pursuit of luck. So I am going to practice what I preach and lose the fear and get my thoughts down. If me readers enjoy it then good. If readers are indifferent to my ideas then there is no harm done. If they disagree then great because I am being polarising which is another tactic in the pursuit of luck to elicit “people collisions” and create new opportunities.
I have not been completely ignoring the pursuit of luck principles I espouse as I really have been busy doing of lots of new, neat and different things. I have been getting in the game. Currently I am managing an irrigated cotton farm on behalf of an insolvency practitioner. I knew nothing about cotton three months ago but I approached it without fear and trusted unreservedly the farm managers. I now know quite a bit about the business of cotton farming. I have my next restructure project organised which is in the film and TV sector and whilst running the cotton farm I have been working on a web based file note system and got it to the point of an alpha release. I have also had my first ride in a private jet which was as cool as it sounds.
From an entertainment perspective I have just competed in Targa Tasmania with my father. Targa Tasmania is the largest tarmac rally competition in the world and we finished third in our class just seven seconds behind second place after four days of racing. It was challenging, an immense amount for fun and once again is a proof of the mantra “you have to be in it to win it”. Or in this case “be in it to get third place”.