We had the priviliege to be invited to the opening of media works renovated offices in Queenstown. The evening was closed off with a presentation by Tony Laker, House of Travel.
Tony Lake spoke about his journey to be one of the top travel agents in NZ ( Starting from Scratch), it was the typical gritty Kiwi against the odds story, what we soon discovered was that there were many parables to Smarts philosphy.
Success is whether you have created something that you can be proud of – Richard Branson
In the middle of difficulty and challenge lays opportunity (Albert Einstein)
If you go on to the battlefield without passion and belief – you will die
“I have modest abilities – I just combine those with a good deal of determination, and I rather like to succeed” (Sir Ed Hillary)
In the animal kingdom it is not the strongest species that survives, or even the most intelligent, but the one that is most adaptable to change (Charles Darwin)
LEAD DON’T FOLLOW
Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves a result (Robert Falcon Scott)
My job as a leader – to make everyone understand that the impossible is possible (Sir Alex Ferguson)
When you think you can’t - think again
Never interrupt the enemy while they are making a mistake (Napoleon Bonaparte)
Image ( Tony Laker, Ricci Peyroux)