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August 23, 2012

Inspire. Adjust. Repeat

I found some amazing videos today, via the grapevine. Just watch these first, then we can get into the nitty gritty…

The Nomads from Dan Barham on Vimeo.

Why #1: Dan Gronross from Dan Barham on Vimeo.

Now let me blow you away with some images from the same man, Dan Barham.

I just got back from a week away from my phone, my office and my inbox. While I was dreading the return to an exploded inbox and full voicemail, neither happened. I had no messages in on the voicemail and my inbox was about 1/3rd of what I expected. It’s not that nothing happened – in fact, more happened than I thought would have, but processes ran and people who I trust were reliable. I am quietly over the moon about this.

Then this morning we kicked off our garden project at Songo. The first part of the project is to work the land, and Room to Grow have come on board as a partner for the garden and provided labour free of charge, which is a huge saving for us. We are build the garden in a few phases, providing shelter, erosion protection and working in a food garden element as well. We are providing the kids of Songo with vital skills to be able to grow their own food gardens, which is phase 2 of the project.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese Proverb

We are aiming to build a little army of fisherman in Kyamandi.

Inspire.

We recently had to adjust our approach to this project when we realised we would need a LOT more compost. Brett worked an angle and came up with a donation of 30 cubic meters of compost, donated by an amazing company who want to keep working with us in Kyamandi. There is no try, there is only do. Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week. There are so many quotes that relate to adjusting and getting it done.

Adjust.

And now we move onto planting days with key supporters of Pure Planet Racing. We hope they will be inspired to keep doing more with us there.

Repeat.

This mild obsession with economy of movement I have been preaching for 4 years is starting to show dividends. 10 000 hours.

Put in 3 years of hard work and you`ll be an overnight sensation.

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