Simon is a technology minded and spirited entrepreneur with a passion for ecological sustainability. He is a proud advocate for sustainable practices – particularly in the waste industry and through developing his own circular economy project; a regenerative farm in Northern NSW.
Simon’s in-depth business acumen has allowed him to play to his strengths – learning through funding and fixing his own mistakes. Over the course of his career, Simon has also had the opportunity to work with diverse teams to build products and develop partnerships that have achieved great success. For Simon, everything is personal – so business and life provide opportunities and challenges and he believes personal growth and individual action is essential to improving the world around you.
His company www.mandalaytechnologies.com.au
To learn more about his community land based project. 96 Bangalow check out the Face Book page.
Show Notes And Links
*some outspoken words by my dog Milly
We have a different type of midlife crisis
What is success?
You do not feel like you have it together.
“I feel ill equiped and inadequate as a father.”
Techniques for making difficult decisions.
Any way that you can create community around bringing up a child is important.
I was brought up to be seen and not heard. His son is a full sovereign being.
Give his son the most broad spectrum of experiences.
What does it mean to be an engaged citizen? Our choices around consumption.
Incredibly important to be able to live with uncertainty, and not have your self being defined by your job, your status, your car or anything external.
What it means to be strong. Vulnerability with courage and dignity.
I am the solutions guy. The challenge is to sit in the space and go…”I do not have the solution.”
Sometimes I think I know the answer and I do not like it.
I have to change or it changes me.
When my identity is attached to an outcome and I feel like I am failing in achieving the outcome, if I need to ask for help, I feel like a failure. Sometimes I am not strong enough to feel like I am a failure.
Sometimes the world feels like a battlefield.
Giving his son the space to express feelings.
Be the change. I have come to the conclusion that this is about all I can do. Solve for your own backyard.
Inviting people to come to work as whole humans.
It’s not about having a program, it’s about changing the values of the entire organisation.
The true meaning of sustainability. Not being a consumer.
Redefining success, keep pulling it back and simplifying it.
By 6:30 am to 7 am in the morning I might have done some many simple things that make my day successful already, everything after this becomes a bonus.
Let’s talk about shame. (Plus guilt and anxiety)
What is forgiveness.