Picture taken by ME (Caitlin Kobrak)
It’s been a 2 week window of inactivity on this blog, if you follow me on twitter (@blogbykobrak) you might have seen that I was away exploring the city of Rome for a few days. Unfortunately this is not a post with pretty pictures of amazing Italian food I don’t think that would be fair, and I was too busy stuffing my face with ALL the pizza/pasta to have time to snap an Instagram worthy picture.
Tim Dingle taught us a few simple rules of ‘How to be Amazing‘ – not something you would think could be explained in 10 minutes. Fundamentally it all comes down to breathing correctly, there is a whole science behind this concept that links into meditation, but apparently the one thing we should NOT be doing it taking deep breaths. Instead breathing slow, even and rhythmic is the correct way, it will release a certain chemical (the actual name escapes me) which allows you to get rid of any stresses and instead see clearly! There is a whole list of rules that Tim spoke about, which can be seen in the picture below!
Tim also said a great point that I think resonates with Event Students – ASK BETTER QUESTIONS. The thing I’ve learnt since Graduating last year is that no matter your job position you are continuously learning. We can all ask ‘does social media enhance the event experience’ but surely we are all clued in enough to know the answer is yes!? It links back to that overly shared, but very important, piece of advice to always be curious and willing to listen!
As a new event professional, & someone who has only been working in the industry for less than a year, I personally love attending these type of events. Sometimes the content and discussions are on, or around, topics that you already know a lot about BUT you will always walk away having discovered something – even if it is knowing other people have the same viewpoints! In a way it fills the gap which was created once I finished University, I don’t think I appreciated or understood just how curious I am as a person!!
So in summary you can make yourself amazing & become the best person by taking 3 minutes out of your day, closing your eyes and breathing! Maybe it will help you through all your assignments next year , or if you’ve just finished your uni course, it might be a big help for when you start you graduate job!