Our Summit on January 20 broke all previous attendance records and the level of engagement among our attendees was gratifying. Our group dynamics were enhanced by the JumpStart and Apprentice University students in attendance. Thaddeus Rex brought his guitar and graced us with a song and explained his 5 Factors of Significant Stuff as he shared his own personal failure story. Next up was Chris Newhouse, who set a new record for the most scholarly and research-based (yet personal) story. If you did not pick up Chris’ handout, you can download it here. Perhaps the most gratifying moment for me personally was during our small group exercise. Chris asked one person at each table to share their own failure story and then get feedback from the others at the table to compare the actual reactions of others to the way the story-teller imagined they would be judged. My friend and colleague, Kait Karr, shared her personal story and how it became a pivotal moment in her life. Kait’s story was high-impact for me.
Our Second Quarter Summit is coming up on April 28. We will be at Westside Church (8610 W 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46234) again. Our first failure story-teller is Grace Conyers, Co-Founder of Insanitek, a business incubator for independent researchers and inventors. Her mission is to show the world what happens when you boldly live the “what if”. Her world of research and development is rich with illustrations of failing forward.
Our second failure story-teller is Jack Frisby, the owner of Optimize Selling Solutions and author of “Stop Selling… Start Serving”. Jack is living proof that being a Jack of all trades doesn’t mean you are a master of none. Although Jack is most well-known for his mastery of sales and sales training, he has also mastered the use of LinkedIn for lead generation. But did you know that Jack is also a Character First Trainer with the Character Council of Indiana? Jack’s story will focus on the role of one’s character in navigating through failure.
This is going to be another high-impact event. Don’t miss it.