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Last week was full of surprises and discovery. I felt very privileged to attend a business event in Beijing – which included doing a goal setting program at the Great Wall. One appreciates a sense of purpose when sitting on the largest man made structure in the world. The Chinese clearly had a shared sense of purpose (the fear and loathing of the Mongols) to build such a structure – thousands of years ago – with only manual labor.

After five days in Beijing – I got straight off the plane to attend TedX Sydney at Carriageworks… (more on that in following blogs).

This week I will deliver the last of the series of presentations at the Goldwell sales conference – in the Hunter Valley… Host a dinner with 12 female CEOs, attend a planning session for the executive committee of YPO, speak at the Central Coast BEC lunch in NSW – and I will finish the week in Mount Gambier presenting on ‘From success to significance’ at the Regional Influential Women in Business awards.

I am looking forward to a week off in mid June to recharge my batteries.

 

 

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  1. I was just in Beijing in Jan and it was -8C!!!! Looks a bit more pleasant there now! What an amazing place to stand and reflect…

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