Oooft. To say that farmers are feeling it hard at the moment would be an understatement of the century! Promising summer rains have ended in desperation for a lot of producers across South Australia, and an over abundance of rain in the east of the country after debilitating drought have put a dampener on things. … Continue reading Focusing on things you can control
In my last blog, I gave you some reasons why you should have a business plan. It is great to develop a business plan, but the power of it comes from reviewing it. Don’t just create a plan and put it on the shelf. The whole point of it is to PLAN the steps you … Continue reading Reviewing your business plan…
Do you have a business plan? I am sure many of you have an idea of how your business is tracking and where you want to be, but have you got it written down? Have you set goals to help you achieve your goals? There are so many opportunities right now for farmers to work … Continue reading A business plan – have you got one?
One of my character traits is to always strive for excellence (some may say I’m an “overachiever”… I mean, whatever). I have often said yes to things, not because I am going to get something out of it or it really plays to my values, but because I don’t want to let the other person/organisation … Continue reading Learn how to allocate the resource of you.
Today, I trust that just “being” is enough. Rather than making myself crazy and tired by trying to figure out the answer, or see the picture, or work out how it will work out. I choose, instead, to focus my energy on staying present, enjoying each moment as it presents itself. I open my eyes … Continue reading Just being.
Feeling at home in any team enables you to show up authentically and makes it easier to give 100% of your energy to the tasks at hand. Reflect back to a time when you started a new job or started playing in a new sporting team when you don’t know anyone or anything about them. … Continue reading Feeling at home in the farm team.
Before I start this post, I just want to acknowledge that I signed up for the farm life and everything that comes with it. However, there is nothing quite like living through harvest. This is also a reflection of grain harvest – I am sure that other forms of harvest are just as stressful and … Continue reading Becoming a “Harvest Widow”
I have been reflecting a lot recently on what I wish I knew when coming into our farming business. I am not sure that having all the information in the world would have made it easier – it is just one of those experiences you need to jump in the deep end and experience for … Continue reading The importance of knowing your “why”.
Hi! Welcome to Ellimatta Consulting! I’m Emily, Chief Visionary Officer from Ellimatta Consulting – the one behind the stories shared in this blog. A little bit about me – I have always had a passion for agriculture. After completing my Bachelor of Ag Science, I went on to finish my PhD in human society. I … Continue reading From little things big things grow.