Sometimes you need to seize the opportunity and I feel it was done this time – Raj who organizes EO in Bangkok – and someone I have worked with during the COVID lockdowns remotely – invited me down to Bangkok for an entrepreneur breakfast.
Even with the Cross Border Summit next week (cannot believe it so quick), I felt I had to seize this opportunity and flew down for a day event.
Coming in the evening before, and staying just nearby – it was 100% trip for a breakfast meeting.
But this is not a standard breakfast meeting, wow….
We had a tour of Museum Siam (private, before the museum officially opened), and 3 speakers shared a theme – Resilience Through Adversity
Meaning – facing your fear. Dealing with stress and high-pressure situations and OVERCOMING them.
Had to pleasure to see Itamar speak in the past – and actually at the first time he had spoken in public – and was a pleasure to see him speak again. Dealing with overcoming when you physically and mentally are exhausted.
Andy shared about starting his business in China, having children, dealing with cancer, selling his business, having coaches tell him he is not a CEO, etc.
Gabby (also doing business in China and moving to BKK, a theme here), shared how she tried and failed at making an LGBT community mobile app but transformed into a top digital marketing agency in China.
Definitely in this high-stress situation now with the Loadpipe and Purse transaction, and the Cross Border Summit next week – so these pep talks and motivational stories really were well received.
After breakfast, just right to the airport and one of the attendees Dan said I should move to Bangkok – as this is where it is at. True Bangkok really is a living and breathing place, but family life is nice in Chiang Mai.