Tuesday, 14th April, 2020
Ignite Wanaka Board member Randal Dobbs shares his real-time and virtual bubbles with us. Randal's a busy man, not only running his business Framework Marketing, but is also involved with Ignite, the local BNI, kids' sailing, the startup community through SQL and is the Chair of Kahu Youth Trust.ย 

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผโ€™๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ-๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ & ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ?
โ€ข In real time - my wife Mandy and our golden Labrador โ€œFlickโ€ ๐Ÿ• . Both think they can just wander into my office without knocking or bringing gifts ๐ŸŽ . And often do. So much for winning that battle.
โ€ข In virtual time our bubble ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ includes our adult sons ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ , two in London and one in New York ๐Ÿ—ฝ . So heaps of time-wasting on Boris & Trump jokes ๐Ÿƒ . Jacinda wins that one. Also a daughter and son-in-law in the North Island with their 4 kids. We daily Zoom or on the family WhatsApp.
โ€ข Reading ๐Ÿ“š Slinky Malinky and Monster Slime most days to our 4 grand kids under 5 years on Zoom. A bloody riot - they know if I miss a page the little mites...

๐— ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป?
โ€ข ๐Ÿ“ด Silence - for thinking
โ€ข ๐Ÿ“ด Silence - for having conversations with neighbours, while in the sun ๐Ÿ˜Ž standing in the middle of the road - no traffic for hours on end ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿš™ ๐Ÿš“ .
โ€ข ๐Ÿ“ด Silence - oh yeah - forgot about family zoom-time - that's a zoo ๐Ÿฏ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿต ๐Ÿฆ“ ๐Ÿ†

๐— ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป?
โ€ข Not being overwhelmed with info - so you can tell clients not to be overwhelmed with info.
โ€ข ๐Ÿ“ต Not answering the phone or the email or the FaceTime
โ€ข โœ… Finally getting the one page business plan into a workable state - nailed it! ๐Ÿ‘Œ

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ โ€œ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บโ€?
โ€ข ๐Ÿ“š Audible books while wandering the Clutha river tracks and hopefully having our Labrador follow me till we get home
โ€ข Mastering the art of home coffee-making โ˜• . Itโ€™s a work-in-progress to be honest.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜†?
โ€ข Routine, relax, routine, relax, routine, relax etc - in whatever time frames you want
โ€ข ๐Ÿคฉ Toss in a little crazy every so often
โ€ข Also some humour is good too. If itโ€™s too edgy or not PC, just say โ€œa mate sent this to me and ask I pass it on !!!"

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต?
โ€ข ๐Ÿ‘€ Donโ€™t look back.
โ€ข Donโ€™t panic, seriously, itโ€™ll work out and the longer the disruption, the more time youโ€™ll have to get used to the โ€new normal".
โ€ข ๐Ÿ’ฌ Talk to staff, partners, customers - all your groups, and often.
โ€ข Think lucky. In NZ we are so lucky - overseas is mayhem so stop watching the news. We have a single, strong, capable, decisive, 95% โ€œgetting it right" Government.