Looking forward to speaking at the Silverstone University Technical College this evening for Part 2 of The Atlantic Experience for the Silverstone Business Forum. Each part is standalone and audience members will take a lot away with them whether they have seen Part 1 or not. Part 2 looks at how we handle setbacks and can use failure as a foundation for future success.

At the end of the day if we are not willing to get out of our comfort zone and do something different to what we have always done then how can we grow. This can perhaps be seen more in older members of the population – people who in their own minds have become ‘expert’ at what they do or believe they are good enough and use the excuse of ‘I am too old to change’ so as to avoid that change.

The graphic below illustrates the point well:

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Out on the ocean that ‘expertise’ did not count for anything when the boat capsized! Change can therefore be something we find a way to embrace, to relish and take on, whatever our fear – or it can be something that is dropped on us like a ton of bricks and we have no choice but to face it and deal with it. It’s a big ocean and not knowing what is ahead can be very daunting – but as they say, feel the fear and do it anyway!

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