There are three big lessons that I got that I wanted to share with you. The first big lesson was start before you’re ready. We were just not ready for this big presentation but the date wasn’t movable so we had to make things happen and we made it happen, it all came together. The reason it all came together was because we had a great team. It’s not just about you, it’s about the team and the better you can work with other people and collaborate with other people the quicker you’ll be able to deliver activities and the quicker you’ll be able to gain results. In our current digital economy that’s possible, you can work with people all around the world which is amazing. You can collaborate with people in South Africa, in India, in Australia, in the UK, in the US. It really doesn’t matter, you’re connected together by the internet so make the most of the opportunity. I certainly do and it’s enabled me to do everything that I’ve done.
The second big lesson is you’re never going to be ready so accept that. So never going to be completely ready but go into it and recognize that the biggest learning comes from doing. By actually doing an activity by going through the entire process it actually helps you be confident, it helps you capture the learning, it helps you reflect so that the next time you do a similar activity you’ll be able to integrate that learning, you’ll be able to refine and you’ll be able to improve.