Reading the Heath’s book Switch: How to Change when change is hard, reinforces what I have been teaching for years: we can create a life environment that can support and nourish us or make it hard for us to achieve what we want.
As I reflect on my life, I know that I have been “lucky” to have supportive environments:
For over a decade I’ve run a small business and I have been nourished by a number of networks of supportive colleagues.
On the sports front, I have been part of groups that have supported me to achieve my sporting goals.
And in my home life I have been supported and nourished by a loving husband and together we have created a beautiful home environment for us, our families and our friends.
So what’s next? More opportunities to create nourishing environments in the social sector and promote corporate volunteering. And the beauty of volunteering is that ultimately it is a very self-serving act – it feels great to help others.