As I sit here in a hustle and bustle of Heathrow Airport, I am about 4kg heavier, got a pack full of Duty Free Goods for my friends & loving family – and have had my thinking and knowledge upgraded by learning from some of the World’s Best Business Leaders.
I am tapping away on my Sony Windows 8.1 Touch Screen 13″ Ultrabook somewhat wiser and shall we say a “Rather Upgraded” version of my old self.
The cost of my trip (let alone taking 2 – 3 weeks overseas) has been high in itself and for a long time I have been planning this expedition. The overwhelming value of the trip has been in the friends I have made and the knowledge I have gained from working with some of the worlds top experts from a range of areas:
Stefan Thomas: Relationship Management and Truly Understanding Business Networking.
Brad Burton: Learning 100% Conviction in myself and Inspiring Leadership.
Suraj Sodha: Blogging and Online Product Selling Superiority.
Jarratt Davis: Independent and Long-Term Thinking.
Lin Cooper: Organization, Consistency and Focus.
Terry Cooper: Sales Process and Management Superiority.
My belt is tight from lots of food and no exercise and my mind is exploding with tons of new concepts that I have 2 x Flights of 8 x Hours each to think about.
My big learning on this trip was it’s great being open to people who know it better than you, keeping an open mind and increasing ones knowledge from the wisdom of their knowledge.
Where to from here for me? Who knows – but I have 16 x Hours of Flying time to Manila to think about it and my next steps.
Goodbye for now to my new friends and support team from the United Kingdom. They rock and one day I so must return the favour.
Edward Zia – Marketing Mentor and Man Sitting in the Hustle and Bustle of T3 Heathrow Airport!