What Can Happen When You Have 90 Minutes All To Yourself

I’ve just realised that I do my best thinking on planes.

And during my most recent flight, I made, what might be, one of the most important decisions of my life.

I had 90 minutes all to myself. No email. No phone calls. No wife. No kids. No wifi. No internet. No distractions.

I had just 2 choices.

  1. Read (Either the in-flight magazine, or whatever I had previously downloaded to my ebook reader)
  2. Think

I chose the latter.

Over the last few weeks I had compiled a list of all my fears, concerns, objections, worries that had been brought to my attention by friends, family and acquaintances. Continue reading

My Vision For Tauranga

Hi, my name is Sheldon Nesdale and in a moment I would like to share my vision for Tauranga with you.

If my vision resonates with you, I will ask for your help. I need your help to:

  1. Share the vision with your friends/family/neighbours/colleagues (the more people you share it with, the more chance it has of coming true)
  2. Vote for me (and encourage others to vote for me), at the 2016 Tauranga City Council elections on Saturday 8 October 2016

Before I tell you about my vision for Tauranga, I have a confession to make.

This is not my vision. It’s yours.

It didn’t come from me. It came from everyone I’ve talked to so far.

On the surface, they were talking about issues that were dear to them, but beneath the surface, I think this is what their hearts were trying to tell me. Continue reading

Should Sheldon Nesdale Stand For Tauranga City Council 2016?

My name is Sheldon Nesdale and I am considering running for Tauranga City Council July to October 2016.

I am in research mode at the moment:

  • I’m asking friends if they think Tauranga city needs someone like me on the council
  • I’m meeting people and asking them why they live here, what they love and what frustrates them
  • I’m writing a list of issues that I hear people talking about that I might be able to help with
  • I’m attending council meetings to see if the content interests me and if I have a contribution to make
  • I’m reading council documents to understand the purpose and role of council and if the content interests me
  • I’m meeting current and past councillers to find out more about the highs and lows of the role
  • I’m considering the impact on my family life and career

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