A highlight of my summer was a Robin Sharma ‘Remarkable Entrepreneur’ conference in Toronto. A truly meaningful seminar, enjoyed by an international like-minded audience, eager for an injection of new energy and ideas, I left inspired, motivated and overloaded with mind-boggling material.
Toronto itself is a winning city. I enjoyed a stunning three-hour run on the banks of Lake Ontario which seemed effortless thanks to the crisp and lush greenery. I discovered Above Ground, a fabulous arts and crafts venue behind the equally worth visiting Art Gallery of Ontario and I plunged into the pages of a fantastic selection of books at Ben McNally’s bookstore. Purchased was Mike Powell’s ‘A Game to Love’, a beautifully thought-out book celebrating his love for tennis.
Staying at the family-run Rex Hotel, my days came to a perfect end with great nightly live jazz. When the mind is over-flowing with creative ideas and the
tongue tired from incessant talking, few things beat kicking off your shoes and listening to the sweet soothing sounds of live jazz.
As for the conference itself, Robin Sharma simply cannot fail to inspire even the hardiest of individuals. The content was extensive which led me, post event, to creating a mind map to capture my best moments and top five learners. I was left with 18 new best practices, seven life questions, ten next steps and nine personal ideas to consider.
These include such considerations as …
- work on the business in the business
- allocate digital distraction free time to do creative work
- work with a weekly blueprint – rise early, have a game plan and stick to it
- things scheduled are things done
- write a 24 month significant obsession and put the word out
- be yourself in your own skin
- get a dream team and hire the best
- and join the 5am club …
Going forward, these will guide me in the right direction, keeping me focused and determined. They will also act as a reminder of Robin Sharma himself, without whose great delivery, the inspirational rating would have been cut by half. Thank you for sharing your insights Robin, thank you for being a great source of inspiration.