Article written by Bob Green, Business Advisor, Western Sydney Business Centre.

Well, if you have been doing what I suggested last month, you will have been reading, hearing, and listening to a whole lot of stuff happening around the world.  Dorothea McKellar, an Australian poet, wrote a poem in 1906 called My Country in which she said: –

“I love a sunburnt country

A land of sweeping plains,

Of ragged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding rains.”

Seems nothing has changed. We have concurrent droughts (west coast) and flooding rains (east coast).

Then we have those two war mongering dictators to our north wrecking economic and physical havoc on those around them. Both wanting property and people that are not theirs.

All this on top of the Covid-19 virus unleashed on the world over two years ago.

A wise writer reported someone saying, over 2,000 years ago, that there will be a time to come when we will see “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth”.

So, what am I saying?  Seems that to survive and be victorious over these things, we all, including business people, need to plant our feet firmly on the ground, pull our hands out of our pockets and declare determinedly “enough, I will overcome you, you shall not stand against me”. And then we need to follow that up with action.

Instead of reacting as we have in the past, we need to look for new ways to deal with these and other crises.  To innovate. To manufacture.  To be able to be self-reliant.

If you want expert help to take your stand, go to the Business Connect website, look for the Western Sydney Business Centre advisors and book one of them or call on 02 4721 5011. I provide advice to NDIS providers, Bob Green.