Reflecting on a week in Zurich

I am writing this in my little yellow beach hut after a week of travel. A week of networking and listening to customers share their stories. I was in Zurich for a week with work meeting hundreds of customers. The experience was overwhelming at times.

The week was a great time to learn and grow if you can pull out the real lessons from the noise. I may miss an opportunity if I leap to insight without reflection though! Reflecting on what my customers and team have shared.

The word ‘reflect’ comes from the Latin ‘reflectere’. The word means; turning backwards or looking backwards. It is not simply thinking. Reflective thinking requires a slowing down of the mind, a reduction in stimuli. My CEO likes to go for walks to reflect. I like to stare at the champagne shore of my little beach. So here I am in the little yellow shack staring at waves.

As the waves crash against the rocks and the people walk by I try and make sense of the week. All that I heard and the things I may not have heard.

If you reflect well enough on your experiences you will become your own teacher.

My Grandad Den

Sometimes you need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out. It is through reflective thinking that experience may become insight.

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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