This is my story
I started my working life in 1971 on a Japanese prawn trawler. I managed Weight loss clinics in central and South America. I inherited suicide.
I transferred the first bluefin tuna to cage on the Spanish Mediterranean Coast. Set up a tuna farm in Baja Mexico. Bought a small ship to transfer the technology to the western pacific. Partnered with the wrong people. Defeated a terminal cancer and finally lost everything we owned except the shirt on my back. We relocated from Airlie Beach to Mount Barker so that my wife could be with her family and so I could start again, albeit with nothing but my bare hands and a lifetime of experience in the University of Life.
I chose wooden boxes as my endeavour because I can start with one box. I have recently enlisted the help of the mount Barker Men’s Shed who have everything I need to continue the business development except maybe teachers of wood work.
For 10 years or more now I have believed strongly in our older population that’s out to pasture and that I could harness this talent. This initiative war on wasted talent I identified in the Sunday Adelaide paper yesterday 24th nov 2019 has arrived at the right time.
Together we can change the future ...for all that want to engage To step up to the plate and take bat in hand. Our greatest challenge is to complete the task without stress. To a large degree this means without boring money that has to be repaid.
Those days for us are over.