This past week has been amazing. Ok, the whole year has really… I am learning so much all the time, coaching brilliant, resilient, inspiring people and having a ball.
I’m doing more travel than I’d like to be, but it’s only for a season.
In May, for example, I’m only traveling out of town once – and only to Orange, which is 90 minutes away. I’m speaking at Women Wine & Wisdom, hosted by the gorgeous Mary Brell… it will be a lot of fun.
For now though, I’m downloading the last few exciting days. Last Thursday I met up with Mark Crutcher, a previous client (see November 07 archive) for a quick catch-up since his recent Fiji trip with his family, where he was awarded NSW Retailer of the Year. His standards across his 3 IGA supermarkets are all outstanding, and his attitude to staff and customers is so generous and respectful. His attitude to life is brilliant actually. I wish everyone could hear his inspiring story… Hmm, something to discuss over coffee next week perhaps :-)
We spent three days at Paul & Mary Blackburn’s at their generous invitation, for their “Inner Reflections” retreat. I had expressed (slight) concern to a friend that they might have a 24 hour period of silence…. So when they announced that it was part of the weekend, Lyndon killed himself laughing… why would he think I couldn’t do it?!
Actually I was looking forward to it and quite enjoyed it. I really cleared my head of all the busyness and constant ideas and to-do lists… which have really been building up lately with all the travel and intense learning we’ve been doing. Sigh… (contendedly) how nice to really, really relax. I met some really special people and my major insights were around how happy I am and how fun I am… and noticing that I can get too serious at times… look out world – I’m more fun than ever! Please don’t be embarrassed if I feel the urge to start skipping!