This is a reminder to myself much more than it is for you, so be forewarned.
This weekend I was in Kansas City as one of the Esteemed Exhalted and Beneficient Speakers for The Fitness Summit. Truly it’s a highlight event for the year and one I was sad to miss for the first time in five years last year.
And while there is always something to gain from those who take the podium, they’re true experts after all, the formatting and packaging of a presentation usually means that it’s not something you can’t get from articles or books they’ve written.
So I’m sitting in the back of the room having a great conversation with James Clear and I’m remembering, for the thusandth time: it’s the people.
The genuine connections and conversations you have with real live people can’t be replaced with facts and charts and tables or articles for that matter.
Time and time again I need the reminder that people are the key to everything.
Apple and Microsoft didn’t change the world, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates did.
The Southern Leadership Christan Conference didn’t change America, Martin Luther King Jr. did.
University of Zurich didn’t change physics and science, Albert Einstein did.
And so on and so on.
You gotta remember this. People are the answer.