I spent most of April out of my comfort zone (I love being uncomfortable) doing my first ever speaking tour in beautiful Australia (Melbourne & Sydney) and then a week on vacation without internet connectivity. In total I gave 12 talks (at conferences, local events, workshops & office hours), during that time I connected with 94 people and had 4 big takeaways. 1 of which is life changing for me. I recored a short video of my key takeaways:
Shout out to Experiment Engine for the awesome t-shirt!
- I was able to do my most of work in just 2-3 hours a day. Normally I spend 12-13 hours a day doing. CRAZY!!?!?!
- From 12 back to back speaking engagements my communication and presentation skills leveled up and I became quite comfortable talking in front of people. I even minimized using words such as, like, ummm, yah, you know, right.
- I absorbed some of the aussie culture and am making major changes to reduce time I spending working and only work on high impact work. To date I’ve counted the hours I’ve worked and professional achievements, I’m done with that. I’m counting the hours I spend with my family and doing the things I love.
- I love helping people. There’s something about problem solving with other people and a few weeks/months later seeing the improvements that brings me joy. It’s my way of putting a dent in the universe.
A few pictures from the trip:
— Sam @HubSpot (@samshoolman) April 15, 2016
— Sujan Patel (@sujanpatel) April 11, 2016
— Rohit Bhargava (@RohitBhargava7) April 11, 2016
— Andy Farquharson (@Andy_farq) April 6, 2016
— Sujan Patel (@sujanpatel) April 15, 2016