Advocate update May 2016

Turning 30 never looked so good!

RESULTS in Australia turned 30 recently, so we celebrated with our biggest National Conference ever! Everyone I spoke to agreed it was a really special, empowering and inspirational weekend. Check out the story of our conference, and see if you can spot yourself (or some familiar faces) in our photos taken by our talented volunteers David Clare and Bert Kelly-Johnston.

Hobart gets quizzical!

Congratulations and thank you to RESULTS Hobart, who recently raised $6000 at their annual Quiz Night. They must have been really paying attention at the National Conference fundraising workshop, because that’s a phenomenal result!

Take your marks, get set…run for RESULTS!

The City 2 Surf is on again, and we want you on Team RESULTS! Not in Sydney? You can join fun runs around the country and raise money for RESULTS.

What’s been inspiring me this month?

I LOVED meeting so many of our fabulous volunteers from around the country at our 30th Anniversary National Conference – many of them for the first time. I tell you what, we have some unbelievable stories amongst our grassroots advocates – what remarkable people. I’ve been especially inspired by the tenacity of our 30-year volunteers, who are still at it, fighting for a better world for us all. I also recently enjoyed this video about leadership, illustrated through dancing. I’m currently reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Playing Big, after recently finishing Decisive (I’m so decisive I read up to 6 books at once) and especially loved this part of Playing Big:

We can get confused if we’ve been taught that we’ll feel good or excited when we’re on the right track. In fact, often when we start doing what we most want to do in our professional lives – or when we even contemplate doing so – we actually feel a sense of discomfort. Many women mistakenly think all those doubts and uncomfortable feelings mean they aren’t on the right path after all. But really, we’ve just woken the sleeping guard at the edge of the comfort zone. – Tara Mohr, Playing Big

What comfort zones have you pushed out of lately?

I’d love to know!

Love,

Gina

One comment on “Advocate update May 2016

  1. Lindsey Little Reply

    I pushed a comfort zone this very day. There were four people I had to call to see if they wanted to join the RESULTS Hobart team. A good thing, right? Not if you have a pathological fear of phones! I spent most of the day hiding in my bed and pretending I didn’t exist. Thankfully I finally got tired of my fear, crawled out of bed and grabbed the phone. Three calls down, one to go!

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