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What's Stopping You?

Sometimes in life we know where we want to get to but feel stuck.  There can be external barriers but more often there are internal barriers that prevent us from taking the next steps or even seeing what they are.

What’s Stopping You? Aims to help inspire you with stories of courageous rural people who have pushed beyond barriers to achieve in different disciplines of rural life. Whether that be leading organisations, taking a risk by diversifying into a new field, getting involved in agri-politics or by using the power of social media.

What’s Stopping You? - Self-coaching questions

If you are feeling stuck in a rut or not sure how to progress here are some questions that you can ask yourself, or even better discuss with a trusted confidant

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What do you want to be?

What are your options?

Inspirational Stories

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park” whether that be the rollercoaster like dread in pit of your stomach and exhilaration of taking a risk, or the argy-bargy of agri-politics that can feel like being on the dodgems,  or the distorted reality that social media can show.  We are delighted that we can share inspirational stories.  If you are feeling inspired then please click on the fairground tent below to explore the many rural organisations that can help you take the next steps to realise your goals and dreams.

Taking a risk

Growing pumpkins in the highlands - Barbara Girvan

Getting involved in agri-politics

Jen Craig tells her story from shy farmer to Chair of the National Sheep Association (Scotland)

Social media for your business

In this video we hear from Cara Young of Puffin Croft. Cara explains what social media she uses and how it has benefited her business.

Finding Support

There's a load of organisations out there who are able to provide the help and support you need.  Click on the options below to find out more.

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