By the time you are reading this, I’m already home and life is back to normal. Some really amazing stuff has happened since the last blog and I wanted to keep you all in the loop.
First, Lyceum. For those who don’t know, Lyceum is a chiropractic event that NZCC hosts every year. This year was my first one, and I know it won’t be my last. It was the most attended Lyceum of all time and a huge success, much credit to Dr. Eric Russell and everyone here for creating such an amazing event.
How did Dr. Jamie speak?
In my opinion, it was, up to now, the greatest talk that Jamie has delivered. It was a talk that began the conversation (and issued a bit of a challenge) in our profession as to what we chiropractors want to see happen in the world. Dr. Jamie also clearly defined Life By Design’s "why" and inspired people to come with us. It was also delivered in a smooth and interesting manner which captivated the audience. That evening was spent hanging out with awesome people at the president’s ball. The next day we had the pleasure of spending time with Eric, his wife Yvonne, and Dr. Rob Sinnot (another amazing speaker at Lyceum) and his wife Gail.
On Tuesday, the Life By Design team took a quick day trip to Waiheke Island for a wine tour. Check out the links. The place is pure magic. I also added links to two of my favorite wineries that we visited, Cable Bay and Mudbrick. We ate lunch at Mudbrick. I’ve always wondered what the big deal is about New Zealand lamb. I found my answer at Mudbrick; I thought I was eating beef, it was so smooth and yummy.
Tuesday night it was my turn to step up and deliver to the philosophy group at the college. Brian and Thea have been working really hard to bring philosophy, chiropractic and Life By Design to the college, Auckland and New Zealand. They have done an amazing job!
I spoke about my strength: the importance of philosophy, not only in practice but in life. I am proud at how the night went and how I delivered my message. I am also proud and humbled to find out that it was the busiest philosophy club meeting ever (more than when Reggie Gold, my mentor, spoke). Including Q & A, I spoke for more than 3.5 hours.
Wednesday I had the pleasure of being taken out on the town by Drs. Peter and Tamara Hume who are our first LBD New Zealand office. It was awesome to hear about Tammy and Pete’s plans to become the undisputed authorities on how to create an extraordinary life in New Zealand…. They are well on the way, and I truly can’t wait to see how far they take Life By Design.
How did the LBD seminar go?
I could tell you, but I will let some of the participants speak for themselves...
I also wanted to comment on how amazing all the people I have met have been. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and I can't wait to get together again.
The theme of this post has been a simple realization that the things we wish, dream, and (most importantly) plan do come true. I would have liked to end this post with the "Be careful what you wish for…." quote but I don't think that really applies. I think the problem is that too many are "to careful to wish" We need more dreamers and creators on this planet.