Just got back in the UK and I would like to thank all the people who took time out of their busy day to meet me and discuss how we could possibly work together.
I have travelled on business for years and on behalf of my own for the last 10. It never ceases to amaze me how across countries, cultures and market sectors how helpful, open and welcoming people can be.
Thank you all.
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Its always good to revisit old skills, ones that you thought you would never forget and would always be on hand whenever needed. It doesn't matter what it is but over the years we forget the details behind so much of what we took for granted.
After all most of us know its the details that make the difference. Its the difference between someone with years of practice built on top of good training and everyone else.
I recently took the opportunity to step away from business meetings, public speaking and corporate training courses to return to something from my past. I love the rewarding feel that primeval skills such as fire starting can give you and its certainly something I thought I would never forget. However in everything its the details that make the difference.
Poor technique led to 5 fails before it clicked in and on the 6th the results paid off.
As in everything;
- I could just assume that retraining and advice from an expert is not needed - of course I remember how to do it. It is so obvious. - I could have given up before achieving my goals - I could be humble listen and accept some advice and keep driving towards my goals.
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I have seen a few people commenting on this in different ways so I thought I would throw my oar in.
As someone who no longer travels to the city every day but often still does so to visit clients this comes as no surprise. The old 9 to 5 work day no longer exists if it ever did. People are constantly on email or some other app as part of their work or social life. The old work life balance isn't the same as it once was. I personally think this probably goes back to the start of the Blackberry (hands up who remembers them).
However from a security and fraud perspective lets use some sense. You do not know who is looking over your shoulder and if your smartphone or tablet is not using a VPN then you do not know who is looking at your messages/data/spreadsheets/quotes/images etc.
I know it sounds far fetched but public wifi should trigger that term in your head - PUBLIC.
When recently giving a training workshop on safe travel, fraud prevention and risk no one had a VPN on their phone and all dealt with business critical sensitive data. Its like leaving a folder of all your quotes, HR data and everything else open for everyone to read.