Go To Where The Action Is
A number of friends recently challenged me on why I had planned to go to the cities I had chosen to visit. “Ought you to spend more time in places inside of Africa?” they asked.
Initially, I argued on the basis of the narrative that I had formed. This was how I could justify visiting places like London.
But as I thought more about the advice that my friends were giving me, I realised that they were right. Watching a video by Paul Polak around the same time closed the deal for me. His advice in order to make change was to ‘go to where the action is’.
That meant ditching London, Banda Aceh and Fukushima, and instead embracing three new countries inside of Africa. The journey has taken a different twist now, and I think for the better.
I re-recorded a video I had made to reflect the changes, and you can watch it below here:
4 thoughts on “Go To Where The Action Is”
August 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm
Love your work. You should connect with Neil Greet (@CollabOutcomes – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/neil-greet/b/992/9a2). I worked with him last year in Engineers Australia concentrating on humanitarian engineering. Great guy, and you both come from the army. I have shared with him a link to your page, I hope this helps. Keep up the great work!
August 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Thanks Nick! Great help! Really appreciate you making the connection. I’ll hook up with Neil and let you know how I get on.
Thanks again buddy!
August 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm
Go hard brother!
August 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm
Thanks Tui! Digging deep!