Hey, it’s me again. I know I have been so absent, and now I’m here twice in a matter of days…… I’m starting to really get a feel of some things I’m wanting to share.
So today I want to talk about approaching things with intention. Recently I went to a 2 day farming seminar in Perth. I caught up with some old friends, made new ones and listened to some very inspirational women share some wonderful ideas and thoughts. This seminar was for farming women. It was great to be in a room with 200+ other farming women all relatable to each other.
One message that was loud and clear over the 2 days was…..how do we take all this information home and share it with our families. Now most of the time these families are our in laws and sometimes the situation between parents in law and daughter in laws can be a bit….let’s say sensitive. I totally understand where they’re coming from. I’ve been there and would even say that I’m still there to a certain extent. Coming into a farming family can be hard. The family have worked hard all their life to get to the position they are in and they don’t always know how to make you feel welcome in the “business” side of things.
Farmers are very unique and very protective of what they have worked hard to earn. And I totally get it, because as our children are getting older and my husband is talking about us only really being here fully working in the farm for another 10years, I don’t know that I’m all that happy with moving On, I’ll still be young….and I love our farm 😀.
Anyway……… I’ve been thinking since I got home from Perth about how can women take new information back to their family farms and introduce new thoughts and processes to help improve their businesses. And I’ve come up with the idea that we need to do it with intention. We as women/wives/mothers/daughters/daughter in laws need to feel strong in what we are taking home and take the subject to conversation with intention of improvement. Not improvement as in something is broken and it needs fixing, with intention of helping improve and making something easier, simpler, safer, more economical. We need to be sure about what it is that we are saying. The only thing I can relate it to is, when you are standing up for one of your kids. You will do anything for your kids safety and happiness, you know you are within your rights to stand up for them. So with the same passion of wanting to help the business, take your idea home and share with the intention and passion of helping, joining in and being part of something that you love. And go with love, go with the anticipation of being heard and taken seriously. Go with confidence that it is a good idea. Go with suggestions of how it can work and how it can solve a problem or potential problem. You are worth being listened!
This is how I’m going to approach my new proposed changes, upgrades, improvements and I believe that when I go into a meeting or make a suggestion with that passion and belief that it will be listened to and appreciated. I’ll let you know how I go.
So go with intention and you will be amazed at the results you can achieve.