Episode 31. Katie O’Donoghue – Taking the leap, and learning to appreciate where you are right now

Katie works at Mandora Station which is situated on the 80  mile beach between Port Hedland and Broome in Western Australia. That’s right, Mandora is on the beach!

Anyway, Katie has a very unusual story – I don’t want to give too much away – but let’s just say she didn’t set foot on a cattle station until the year of her 30th birthday, and now she’s one of the handiest people I know. But what I really wanted to pick Katie’s brains about in this episode is how she stays grounded and manages to appreciate where she is right now, instead of focussing on where she wants to be, or thinks she should be. It’s a conversation that comes up time and time again each time I sit down with a station  manager – some people think they can only be in the camp for a few years and then if they aren’t on their way to becoming a manager, it’s time to go find another career. Well, in this episode, I hope we can show  you that  working on a station is a legitimate career, not just a gap year.

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