The Record I was attempting was the most people speed networking in one place, currently 475 people. And no I didn’t try it on my own. <<<- I’m not that dumb!
In truth I wasn’t even involved in organising the event.
Despite believing passionately in networking to raise your profile.
Despite being an executive member of a club I have supported for nearly 3 years with nearly 100 members.
Despite having clients across the UK.
Despite a contact list in the thousands.
This was a team event in the true sense of the word and I didn’t play as part of the team. I even had the audacity to feel disappointed that the event wasn’t better attended. How very dare I?!
I have known about this event for months. I could have done so much more. I could have taken some responsibility. I know I didn’t give it the dedication it needed.
But I really quite wanted to be a World Record Holder and yet I sabotaged my own success and that of other people too. Sometimes we do that. Sometimes we just don’t take responsibility for the change we want to see. Sometimes we need a shock and a failure to make us realise what we really need to do to succeed. Sometimes we need a helping hand to get there.