I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with Vern on his trip to Canberra last week. The man is a true inspiration and has an infectious zest for life that I hope I never lose.
We discussed many things and chatted through some really interesting topics. There was nothing specific I feel I can report back on because the situations and circumstances are completely individual. The MASSIVE take home message however is
NEVER STOP LEARNING
This man is a sponge – he wanted to listen and absorb as much as possible, it was truly inspirational and something I have only ever seen with another great man – Kelvin Giles. Both are incredible.
He may not have agreed with everything and may have had suggestions but he has the respect and the manners to reflect on everything that is said and also realises that even if you don’t agree with methods sometimes, they might work for a particular environment and the key to being a world class practitioner is to be open, creative and intelligent with your choices for making things work.
This is a huge message and something that I will come back to frequently to make sure I am still on track and keep my feet grounded.