I thought at length about how to present myself to you and started to prepare my CV. Halfway through I looked at it and thought” how dry” anddecided to choose another route. So here it is.
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life” I love and live this saying and really see everyday as a new beginning, a new chance and a new exitingopportunity to achieve things.
I have learnt that it is not productive to regret yesterday as I cannot change it but I can influence today and the days to come and so can you.
I have been influenced and inspired and humbled by so many people andevents. They have all played a role in making me who I am today.
For example: Nelson Mandela for his great vision, leadership qualities andability to forgive, Ghandi for his determination and vision. He believed that there are no bad people just uneducated ones, Sir Winston Churchill for showing great leadership in times of crisis. He too had a vision. The Scottish team of Mountaineers who climbed the Himalayas because they said that once you are committed to achieving your goals there is a mysterious force that follows and supports you along your way. I absolutely believe in that.
If I look at business people today the ones that immediately come to mindare: Steven Jobs The General Manager of Apple Computers because of hisconstant innovations that have powerfully influenced and the lives of peopleall over the world:
Muhammad Yunus (one of the richest men in the world) because of hisenormous contribution in offering people financial help towards achieving their dreams. What appeals to me is his way of offering help. He believes that if someone is hungry one shouldn’t offer him a fish but teach him to fish. Itoo believe in educating people so that they are able to develop and create their own security independence and dignity.
Author Ayn Rand in her novels “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” because of her belief in always striving for excellence!
Taking the Time Management Course was a real turning point for me because it made me aware of trying to live my life more effectively by taking a break to analyse myself and become defined about what is important to me in every aspect of my life and to then designing a plan and a system to help me keep on track. These analyses focused me on what I believe I do bestand love to do namely: Building business plans, designing action plans, finding creative solutions, definitely thinking out of the box and inventing new ways of seeing business scenarios. When I am occupied in those areas I really have fun.
In one of my seminars I talk about how you would spend a day if you only had one day to live. Mine would definitely be to spend that time with those that I love, my family. Sometimes one gets so caught up with daily activities and challenges that one forgets to give the right value to those one loves. We should all do it. You should also have a personal time“ to do ” list .The top ofmy list includes going back to deep sea diving dangerous but exhilarating and skydiving –feeling like a bird .
Everything starts from a vision and it is our personal mission to realize it.
In every situation in your life my message to you would be: to be remarkable, decide what you want to do and do it in a remarkable way.
If I had to define myself in one word it would be inspired, yes that is definitely what I am.