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SHARING 10,000 STORIES
August 27, 2020
“During my later school years, I lost connection with the bush and was fairly lost during my early career days. Once I found myself back in rural Queensland working with livestock it felt like I had filled a gap. I've worked ever since looking for a sense of meaningfulness in this industry and subsequently have built ‘Morrissey and Friends Livestock Services’ around providing a service with substance; based around activities that I enjoy and working with the people that want to work with me.
Something that I’ve found challenging that has also probably defined me has been the development of a ‘complex’ around being a female in a male dominated livestock industry where I’ve fought a lot of battles to prove my worth and change the stereotype. I chose to maintain my femininity and challenge the status quo in a strategic manner, and I searched until I found the people who have helped me grow personally and professionally.
I am capable, strong and confident however, I am learning a more constructive method to lead people which is similar to the way I work with livestock; with guidance, compassion and humility. I believe this method is much more effective as it encourages knowledge sharing and attracts people who I want to be surrounded by.
Often we can subconsciously limit ourselves due to negative past experiences, overcoming these experiences is imperative to growing. I’m working on erasing the unnecessary aspects to remove the complex; it has helped me grow to date through becoming increasingly resourceful however it’s time for a change of the guard and I plan to find a more constructive method! Having control over the ‘when and where’ is precious to me, I have had to work hard for it but it's sure worth it to have my time in my own hands."
- Lucy #HumansofAgriculture