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2021 Reflections and Inspirations

“Change is the only constant in life.” — Heraclitus

I think it’s fair to say 2021 was a year of sudden change, followed quickly by protracted predictability.

Despite the 3.5-month period Aucklanders spent staring at their screens (or ceilings), Naked Audience was fortunate to have a good year.

On top of helping a range of new and returning clients transform their speaking skills, a few highlights of the year include:

On a different note, here are some sources of inspiration from 2021:

  • Focus on the inputs, and the outputs will take care of themselves.

  • Sleep is the answer.

  • Play the long game.

  • Look for opportunities that have limited downside and unlimited upside.

  • Create space for sensory walks. Stop to smell, listen, look, and touch.

  • Multi-tasking is a myth.

  • If it was easy everyone would do it.

  • Smile at strangers. They might just need it.

  • People don’t buy coaching, they buy transformation. Sell the holiday, not the plane ride.

  • Pain + reflection = progress

In keeping with the theme of change I will leave you with this:

The Dalai Lama walks up to a vendor who is selling hamburgers and says, "Make me one with everything."

The vendor hands him one and says, "Four bucks."

The Dalai Lama gives him a $5 bill, and waits to receive his change -- but the vendor ignores him.

The Dalai Lama finally asks, "Where's my change?"

The burger vendor replies, "Change must come from within."

Have a blessed summer break folks. Sincerest thanks for your support throughout the year.



PS I’ll leave this image here as a hint for what’s emerging next year…

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