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South Dunedin Street Festival 2012

South Dunedin Street Festival 2012

 

South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012
South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012
South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012
South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012

South Dunedin Street Festival 2012, Photo’s by Paul S Allen a set on Flickr.

Photos and Lion Dance video from the amazing South Dunedin Street Festival 3 November 2012.

Celebrating all things South Dunedin.

I am so Proud To Be South D today, it has been a pleasure (and hard work) to put this day on, but I am sure you will all agree it was worth it, even in the cold and occasional hail.

Same again next year.

Paul S Allen
South Dunedin Voice

What would you change?

It is within the capacity of us all of to influence the part of the world we live in.

I love this video from  Kat Edmonson - Be The Change. 

Now don’t just talk about what you would like to change; work on a plan to influence the change then implement it.

Paul S Allen

Change is Inevitable

South Dunedin’s Got Talent 2012 – Photos

Andrew MuasikaNatalie Parry and Mark ParryDunedin Catholic Samoan YouthJessica LarkinsLouis WilsonGeena Fagan
Lost 4 WordsShaniya-Rae HottonJosh LarkinsNatalie ParryNatalie ParryPeople Choice Award
Third Place - Jessica LarkinsSecond Place - Shaniya-Rae Hotton2012 Winner - Andrew Muasika2012 Winner - Andrew Muasika

Here are photo’s from tonight’s final of South Dunedin’s Got talent.

South Dunedin has some amazingly people.

Here is a celebration of them.

Paul S Allen

Humility – The Mark Of A True Leader

People will recognize a true leader by how they serve not by what they say. If you have to say you are a servant leader then you are probably not.

A true servant leader has humility and focuses on the cause not their ego. There is no thought for power or control, it is just what needs to be done to see the cause advanced. There is almost a reluctance to take on a positional leadership role, but they will if that is the best thing to be done for the cause then they will lead.

There is strength in humility.

The reward of a servant leader is to see the job done. The legacy they leave for others is a good example to follow.

Humility – is the mark of a true leader

Paul S Allen

Autumn Leaves by Paul S Allen

The Tyranny Of Perfection

Excellence is achievable perfection is not, so seek excellence.

Striving for that which is unachievable will ultimately demoralize and crush the seeker. The expectation of perfection is a cruel master as nothing will ever be good enough. Sometimes “good enough” is actually good enough.

To often the standards that we set for ourselves are so high they lead to a permanent sense of failure, but what is worse is when we expect perfection of others.

Is it wrong to have high standards? Not at all, but, the standards have to be achievable, there has to be an ongoing celebration of achievements along the path. The level of the standards should always rise, but for some there is a point to which they will not be able to improve. This does not mean that person (or yourself) should be rejected, what it means that they (you) should encourage people still on the journey to get to the standard you have achieved. Become the encourager of those who can progress further.

As a leader you should expect that some people will be better than you, will be able to achieve more than you, set higher goals and visions and achieve them. Do not let your own insecurity hold others back from achieving great things! Cheer them on. (Dangerous Leaders)

A perfectionist will hold onto tasks to try to see perfection achieved and doing so will never allow for the task to be completed at all.

Perfection is a dead-end road where failure is the only way out. Seek excellence for that is a continuing journey.

Paul S Allen

Old School House

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