It is easy to look at other people and wonder in awe how they seem to get so much done and it is also easy to find reasons why we can’t do something. Sometimes we can feel trapped by our organisations, our workload and out-of-work commitments. But sometimes, if we are honest, it is down to ourselves to try to make change and lead on something, or it may never get done. Finding time and energy is often about being authentic and true to ourselves in what we believe in and what we value. What we need is more of a ‘can do’ approach. Gill Leng always seems to be someone who remains positive and gets things done and continues to work for better housing and health. Take a look at her blog on how to be a ‘can do’ council, there are lots of useful ideas for public health too.