the 2nd of March my fellow young leaders and I took attended the
National Young Leaders Convention at the Cultural Centre. We were all very
speaker was John Coutis. His mottos were:
- always get out of your comfort
- be the best that you can be,
- always find strength in
listened to John, I learnt “No matter what challenges you face out of your
comfort zone, you always need to find strength in yourself.”
speaker we listened to was Jack Heath, an author who taught us an acronym to
help us understand leadership. G.R.O.S.S - Goal, Reason, Obstacles, Strategy
and Start. After listening to Jack, I learnt that during projects in leadership
there are always going to be obstacles that you need to avoid.
listened to Harrison Craig who taught us that no matter what challenges you
face you can live your dream. This meant to me that no matter what I do when
I’m older I can still be a happy person.
speaker was Holly Ferling; her motto was you don’t truly know what you’re
capable of until you try. From listening to Holly I am going to try new things
more often throughout my leadership role.
we had a great day and all of my peers are going to take this experience into
later years of schooling. I would also like to recommend this experience to all
young and ambitious leaders. It was a trip I will never forget and was very
inspirational and inspired everyone to become the best leaders we can be.
inspiration was mainly explaining different choices that we could make using
responsibility, knowing what is wrong and what is right, telling us to be the
best that we can be together and inspiring and encouraging each other. He
explained what goals stand for and how to treat people the way you wish to be
explained that we need to be proud of what we achieve and accomplish, to follow
your dreams and goals, to follow your inspiration and to try everything. He
told us to embrace things that will make each and every one of us stand out by
our different skills and talents, what we can achieve and what we can do.
Lastly, he explained what leader ship stands for.
- Goals - needing to accomplish a
goal while being a leader.
- Reasons - you need a reason for
anything you do and what why you want to do it.
- Obstacles - you need obstacles
in your life, to face your fears.
- Strategies - you need a
strategy to overcome those fears.
- Starts - and you need to start
at a point where you are comfortable and ready to be a leader.
Craig told us to participate in everything, to live our dreams and achieve what
you want to accomplish. He wants us to take that step to our goal, and to learn
to overcome our challenges, to face our fears and make them into thoughts and
to think about what is valuable for us.
talked about failing and that when you fail you'll learn from it and fix that
the next time. She said to find positives in all negatives and to make your
thoughts mindful of how negatives can become positives. Her advice was to
embrace the scary and feel the excitement.
Have I Learnt
learnt about being a positive person and achieving goals, to always be ready to
face your fears or something new and to wonder about what would be a good
choice before taking action. I also learnt to reward others for what they have
done and to participate in anything and everything and to fix the wrongs and
turn them to rights.
day taught me: the best you can be is by being yourself.
Something that inspired me was when Holly said you are never too young to be a
By Sophie H By Jasper C-W
I learnt a
lot of interesting things on the day like that you should treat people how you
wish to be treated, and also follow your dreams and don’t give up.
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