Meetings No 26
Intro
Unlock Your Superpower
Atti Soenarso: If knowledge is power, learning is a superpower
Cover Story
Strong Networks and Even Stronger Relationships Are Critical to Success
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau on one of the world’s largest strategies in scale and scope.
Psychological Meetings
Lies
Hans Gordon on when social lubricants become dangerous weapons.
Radar
The Evolution of Faroese Music
The next step is to develop connections between artists and the international music market.
Intermission
Position Yourself
Go a little bit out of your depth.
Industry Identity
Reflect, Reset and Redefine
Elizabeth Rich is a keen observer of an industry which remains close to her heart.
Ancient Knowledge
Forum Unites Ancient Societies with Global Investors on a Futuristic Platform
The world’s indigenous communities are owners of highly innovative businesses.
White Paper
New Study Spotlights How Socio-Political Changes in Europe Impact Events
Current trends influencing Europe as a meetings destination.
Strategy
Copenhagen CB Strengthens Its Business Model for Congresses
Copenhagen Convention Bureau shares their insight and knowledge.
Technology Pivot
How the Pandemic Will Change Business Events for the Better
One thing is clear: technology will play an even more significant role moving forward.
Radar
Brain Research Shows Added Value in Live Events
Video cannot replace an event, but it does extend the lifespan of an event.
Intermission
Solsbury Hill
Walking right out of the machinery.
Demand Networking
Don’t Accept Webinars as Good Enough
We need to sit down and evaluate what we are doing. Are we rolling towards the abyss?
Radar
IBTM World Virtual 2020 Goes Live
Over 10,000 meetings due to take place over the three days of the event.
Radar
IBTM World Virtual 2020
The latest keynote speakers at IBTM World Virtual presented.
Sharma
×5 Your Positivity and Productivity During the Pandemic
Getting you into the rare-air that very few know.
Adding Value
Here East: An Intellectual Ecosystem
Innovation campus in the heart of the Olympic Village on the eastern fringes of central London.
Kellerman
A Political Perspective
Roger Kellerman wants us to learn what fragile states means for business.
classifieds
news
November 17-19 in Orlando
GBTA Announces New Dates
for 2021 Convention.
Awards
Austria Center Vienna Bags Coveted Gold and Silver Stevie Awards
Best B2C event and rapid testing lanes most valuable company response to the Covid-19 crisis category.
hotel news
First Radisson Individuals in the Baltics Opens Its Doors in Tallinn
Palace Hotel Tallinn is a monument of national architectural heritage built almost 100 years ago and respectfully renovated.
€300+ millions
The Economic Impact of Messukeskus Helsinki Melted By 80 per Cent
Pandemic damage radiates over the business life of the entire Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
sleep congress is awakening
World Sleep Congress 2022 to Be Held In Rome
EGA Worldwide Congresses & Events formally contracted as DMC service provider.
digital move
ICC Sydney Expands Broadcast and Hybrid Event Solutions with Media Studio
The studio features green screen technology which allows for visual integration of presenters into customisable background content.
21–22 October 2021
Union of International Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2021
Hosted by Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) live and online.
hotel news Scotland
Virgin Hotels to Open in Glasgow
Pack your kilts, Virgin Hotels opens brand new Scottish property in 2022.
CB Italias platform
Convention Bureau Italia Premieres Box IT,
The Free Networking Online Platform for International Buyers Interested in Italy as a Mice and Wedding Destination.
new roles
Imex Group Invests in the Team With Nine New Appointments
Several new roles have been created within the business with significant investment in systems, marketing and design.
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×5 Your Positivity and Productivity During the Pandemic

Following the crowd and behaving as the mass of humanity does will not get you into the rare-air that very few know. Legendary (or simply just happy) requires one to become a member of the anti-majority. Some of the specific unusual mentalities that are at the foundation of the way that I do my best to work and live are these:

1To Imagine a Glorious Future is to Come Alive

Personally, if I can’t keep making my tomorrows more beautiful than my todays, I don’t want to live. As a matter of fact, I come to life when I build. And when I make. And when I feel the spiritual energy that is released when I progress. Imagining your next-level of heroism and then having the guts to get that dream done is, to me, why we are here.

Yes, getting into the ring brings the risks of a knockout punch. I should know because I’ve been struck by a bunch. And yet, isn’t that part of the sport of living? And to know the victory of getting back up, though bruised and bloodied, is one of the greatest satisfactions of a courageous human existence.

2Reaching for What Makes Your Spirit Soar is How You Become Heroic

Remaining in your Safe Harbor of The Known is a wonderful way to stunt your self-respect, while you degrade your mastery. It is in the process of pursuing your visions that the winning lives. Please don’t fall too in love with the rewards that sit at the end of the journey you’re on as they never are as amazing as you now think they’ll be.

Embrace where you now are. Adore the micro-wins and mini-triumphs. Appreciate your perfect decisions as well as your dead ends. And celebrate what you are advancing steadfastly toward your Mount Everests’ is moulding you into as a leader, producer and person.

3The Triumph is in the Try

Really important point above, I suggest with very real respect. First, you’ll never get to great if you’re afraid of any risk. Just not possible. Every fantasy carries with it the threat of adversity. And sometimes even tragedy. That’s simply part of the calculus.

Second, and even more essential to appreciate, the real success lies in the fact that you disbelieved your doubts, ignored the naysayers and continued your climb. If you’ve tried and lost, you’ve won. And if you’ve tried and won, even better. God bless you.

4Any Fall Breeds Increased Fearlessness

Those stuck in insecurity and scarcity and impossibility secretly hope you’ll fail. Because once you do, it quietly validates their psychological philosophy that aspiring for mastery is the game of fools. And that it’s best to operate within a tiny field to avoid getting stung.

What these souls don’t understand is that it’s in the storm that strengths are made. It’s in the hard periods that we receive the chance to grow exponentially, in wisdom, honour and skill. And it’s in the falls that we are schooled in the fine art of fearlessness.

5Pessimists Are Self-Faithfulness Mentors

A pessimist is someone who looks for the calamity within every opportunity. They natively seek out what could go wrong and the reasons not to seize a possibility like a heat-seeking missile whizzes towards its target. You are a possibilitarian. A POIV (Person of Immense Vision). A hopefulist and a radical enthusiast.

The more you own your power and develop the exceptional confidence that comes with making your fantasies real, the bigger your dreams will get. And when that happens, even more people will think you’re weird. And foolish. And wrong.

Those who condemn you are locked in their limited beliefs and terrified of their own bigness. That magic that was awake within them when they were kids has been stuffed deep into their darkest natures through life’s trials and corresponding traumas. And so, they know not what they do.

Their criticism is awesome soil within which to grow your faith in yourself. And your ironclad trust in your finest instincts. Bless them rather than cursing them, for they are helping your rise.

I hope this piece that I’ve handcrafted with deep care helps you stand strong and productive during these challenging times.

Love + respect,
Robin