Lessons learnt from a potty mouth CEO….

The lure of hearing from the mind of a successful entrepreneur is what brought me to a business boot camp over the weekend.

Even though I feel my mind is full of information and I know what I need to do to make Celebrate Living History viable, it’s always good to listen to the insights of a person who has made it big time.

I never heard of Wilson Luna and was intrigued to see what brought his legion of fans to these events.

As expected it was a packed house on Saturday with loud music blaring and high fives freely given, it reminded me of the set of an American chat show!

Suddenly this charismatic man opened with the house rules one of them included if you have a problem with swearing its time to exit the room!

This charming man had one flaw and it was with the word F*ck, just like my senior stars would say he had one potty mouth!

While I’m sure the ladies at the Probus Club would not invite him for tea, I learnt some valuable lessons from this swearing leader.

At the start Wilson asked us to dot down what it would mean for our dream to become a reality.

While I was looking around some were busy scribbling away and some were stuck in pensive thought.

I was a mixture of both, at the start I thought of the usual things I would write but then I really thought about the bigger picture.

Some of my intentions included

1. Celebrate Living History to be an organisation that can pay me a wage and offer opportunities for graduates struggling to get their foot in the door.
2. Celebrate Living History to be a living vault of stories for future generations, so even when I pass this legacy will continue
3. Celebrate Living History to form a partnership with charities like Alzheimer’s Australia that will help with research for preservation of memories
4. Celebrate Living History to be a program that inspires and mentors graduates to think outside the square

One of the interesting case studies was about Beyonce he chatted about her transition from Destinys Child to now. I never thought about it but over 10-years her songs have indicated the direction of her life from poppy Get Me Bodied to the inspirational I was here.

Its true we would not have expected that song 10 years ago, even though my experience has not been that mind blowing, I had that exact AHA moment in the catering van at the St Kilda Festival.

I think if you asked me this question two years ago I would have answered it very differently

One of my co-workers asked “Why do people pay $5.00 for soft drink when they can go next door and get it cheaper?”

I replied “ Its their value proposition they could spend 20 minutes waiting next door for one drink or they could spent one minute with us then spend that time enjoying the festival.”




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