We kicked off the first meeting in 2021 quiet and concentrated joined by our guest from Luton Speakers, Mujibur.

In his speech Can being a SAVER help you? Kartik introduces a set of morning habits to us: SAVERS is an acronym standing for
Silence – Affirmation – Visualisation – Exercise – Reading – Scribing
It describes a series of habits to start the day in a more intentional and reflective way. Calm your mind, imagine the success, learn something new and reflect, this is the recipe. They don’t have to take a lot of time, but can get you into the right frame of mind for a great day.

Peter told us of his love to the board game Backgammon, the game where skill and chance collide. Is is one of the oldest known board games, tracing back 5,000 years to Mesopotamia. It is a two player game where each player has to move their 15 pieces across 24 triangles according to the roll of dice. You can even get rich playing it, as professional player Gus Hansen proves.

Derek told us in his speech Jenny & me of the different kinds of mentor relationships through the centuries and different parts of the world and his own experience with his mentor Jenny. Moving back into a line management role after years of contract work, Derek had difficulties assimilating and after initial doubts consented to work with a mentor, which made him realise that you have to bring head, heart and gut with you in order to be successful. Most important factor for a mentor-mentee relationship is trusting each other, then it can truly change your life.

Table topics master Caroline led us through a themed topic session, in which Andy, Margaryta, Nicky, Peter, Nina, Kartik and Laura were asked to reflect on  resolution, goals and habits they started.

Derek’s speech was voted best speech of the night, Andy delivered the best table topics with his attitude to gratitude and Rebecca and Steve share the best evaluation.

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