I’ve been going to far flung places to run Vistage workshops and now that I am back and catching up I thought I should share some of my experiences.
Insight, advice, news and chit chat
Last week we spent a week in Sofia, Bulgaria, and set up an office in Nu Boyana Film Studios so we could work while we were there. There were 4 of us on the trip – me, Amy, Elisa and Tam.
On Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday we worked full days; other than that we did all sorts of fun and team building things.
It’s hard to find time to write a book.
Even for me and I consider myself an over acheiver.
And for my friend – fellow over acheiver Abbie Tanner. So, we decided in order to properly focus we needed to get away, somewhere we we could have time and quiet. We thought – possibly Cornwall – as this is a peaceful place we had visited before.
The other option was New York. We compared the cost and travel time. New York was slightly more. But Abbie thought it would be best anyway to choose New York. And she’s right about most things.
A note from me, Keren, before I hand over to Mark.
I met Mark at JFK Airport, we randomly started talking, and he was on the same flight as JP and I – heading back to London. Turns out, he had also been to Comic Con (what, you didn’t know about me going to Comic Con? Check out my post about it here).
My incessant questions ended up with me being told a fascinating story about how Mark became Spiderman. I told him – you have to send me this in writing so I can put this on my blog! And so he did! See above:
We all have a dream destination, a place that we want to go to, a place that if asked the question ‘If you could only ever go on holiday once where would you go?’ you would instantly answer with that city’s name. Mine was, and in many ways still is New York City.
So when Keren and I where having our monthly 03 meeting over breakfast and Keren said she wanted me to go with to New York City I almost fell off my chair.
The emotional roller coaster
It was a real emotional roller coaster for me. Not just because I was going to a City I always wanted to go to but because I was going to New York Comic Con. I love comics and I love my action heroes even more, and now I am going to the Big Apple to be a part of a 4 day event that is all about comic books and action heroes. So naturally my emotions went back and fourth. I was happy one day, excited the next and in disbelief the day after that. To help with this roller coaster was the fact that I was going to New York to help with the social media marketing of a Movie about Hercules, and to quote Renny Harlin (the director) “the original super hero”, this all made it seam to good to be true, too awesome to be true.