This is a short video on how I made the transition from employee, to home based business, to leading a co-working space in central Tauranga, New Zealand.
TEDxAuckland ran from 10am to 5.30pm on 3 Aug 2013: 7.5 hours of awesomeness.
But my day started at 6am because I drove up from Tauranga for it, and got back home at 11pm.
I’m still counting the 8.5 hours of waiting and driving because those were all awesome too. I was either talking to my car buddies Michelle Herrick and Lisa Martin-Payne about our businesses, family, lives, dreams and aspirations. Or, chatting to new people we met during the day and catching up with friends.
I’ve been watching TED videos for a few years now (3-5 a week), but to have the speakers right in front of you, really engages your other senses and drives the content and their message into you.
This was not an accident. It’s my philosophy that 50% of the value of any event/seminar/conference/expo you go to is the content you are exposed to, and 50% the people you meet before, after, and during the breaks.
On to the TED talks.
I have broken the 17 speakers into 3 sections: