A friend of mine was recently over in Nova Scotia to do some filming for a webinar series we are working on. While having lunch she commented that people around here say a lot of negative things about the place they live. The way they introduce the place to people is to point out everything that is wrong or not working.
It got me thinking ... firstly it validated one of the things that I think is a problem with the way things are around here which is our attitude ... oops, there we go again ...
Okay. About turn.
This turned into a HUB blog post because I think the HUB is truly one of the places I go to get my positivity re-charged. In an economy that is struggling and province that is transforming around us I think having places to go where the future looks bright is important. I walk in the HUB and see people making it happen, not in a big grandiose change the world kind of of a way - but in a simple I am making it work living in Nova Scotia kind of a way. I think the majority of people who come to the HUB could choose to live in a big urban centre and make a lot more money. These are smart business people choosing quality of life for themselves and their families.
It is not that every time I go into the HUB I have a transformative conversation or a brilliant business idea (that does happen though) but just by being in there and feeling part of an industrious group of people it lifts my spirits. Gives me the momentum to continue making it work, taking risks and enjoying this place I live.
It's the simplest thing. When times get hard people turn to each other. That's why humans are so successful. The more we can create pockets of positivity in this province the more we'll have a chance of building a future we're proud of and place our kids will want to stay.