Had to leave the conference on Wednesday far too early. I was energized by the event and the people that I had met and I didn’t want to leave. Unfortunately I was involved in two other activities, one of which was very important. I had to assist in a negotiation and assist someone through the complexities of negotiating by phone and deal with a very important and complex situation. Trying to ensure that someone who has never had to deal with this type of event before stays focused was difficult. Fortuitously this situation never got to a critical stage and was delayed for another day (I will elaborate when this is completed). I also had the good fortune to break down on the motorway en-route to the event. It seems that you should not put unleaded fuel into a diesel engine. Luckily a very nice person drained the tank and I was on my way.
I made that meeting and another important event. I was invited to diner at Twickenham. Didn’t think I would be able to go but the events of the day allowed me to attend. Had a great evening with other business people and some international rugby players.
Thursday was a day coaching and I had an interesting afternoon with a very talented woman who just needed to realise that she was indeed talented and immensely capable. For all of us, we sometimes have programs in our minds that prevent us from moving forward and achieving the success we deserve because of past events or perceptions of other people. This lady automatically put herself down as soon as she suggested something that was going to benefit either her or the organization (similar to imposter syndrome, the impostor syndrome, sometimes called impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome, is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments. Regardless of what level of success they may have achieved in their chosen field of work or study or what external proof they may have of their competence, those with the syndrome remain convinced internally they do not deserve the success they have achieved and are actually frauds. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they were more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be).
Then met with a very good friend of mine to discuss some of the other projects I am involved in external to my coaching work. This includes work on anti piracy amongst other things. Will finish later.