Are you the centre of the universe and blame everyone else for your problems?

After spending two days at the WOW Festival I realised what a sheltered life I have led with my Methodist mindset upbringing – Still can’t believe I chose the ‘Lets Talk about Sex’ session

Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen writer of Erotic Fiction or as she prefers to call her genre Feminist Porn reads from her latest book

I had the opportunity to listen to a very diverse and inspiring range of women speakers doing amazing things – the ‘What Women Fight For’ session was a great example. Women who devote their lives to work in what is often no-win situations

‘I feel like I spend my life mopping floors and the tap is still running’

I also had the opportunity to be a mentor in two speed mentoring sessions. I am a pretty confident I got more out of those sessions than the mentees did. Firstly I think I actually learnt how to actively listen, secondly I found out I am not alone and many people struggle with the same issues I do and thirdly I can only actively listen for so long.  After the Speed Mentoring session I was meeting the wonderful woman (and she is wonderful) who is facilitating my session today. It’s just as well she is a good listener because she got my life story before we had even sat down.

The take home message for me yesterday was you can choose to have two different mindsets

You can say

I am the centre of the universe and I blame everyone else for my problems

OR

I am part of the universe and I do what I believe is right

Good advice for agriculture methinks

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

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