A Global Network
There are many things that I love about our events. What’s not to love? The excitement, celebrating your successes, the pyrotechnics, sharing new developments in our business with you…these are all amazing parts of what I get to do. But there’s one thing I’m looking forward to more than any of the rest of it – the opportunity to speak with and see so many friends from around the world.
Something happened at Costa Navarino in Greece that I haven’t had the opportunity to share with many of you yet and leading into Global Rally in Dubai – and as we come to the end of our qualification for Eagle Manager 2017 - seems like a good time.
One night, a few of us had had dinner in Pylos, a small town about 20 minutes from Costa Navarino. We were heading back to the resort quite late and I expected to find it quiet and deserted as it must’ve been close to midnight. But that wasn’t the case. Throughout the lobby and open restaurants, FBOs from all over the world were gathered sharing their experiences, best practices, knowledge and their cultures with one another.
In the lobby, I saw some Malaysian Eagles sharing with Eagles from Benelux and telling our Japanese leaders who were experiencing EMR for the first time, why they needed to be a part of it. THIS is what Forever events are about. Our love for helping others and sharing this amazing opportunity is what makes these passionate people from all around the world come together. It’s what makes Forever special and has helped us achieve nearly 40 years in business.
Undoubtedly, you will have an opportunity to be part of moments like this in Dubai, where so many of our world leaders will come together. I challenge you to take a moment to really think about what you are bringing to the conversation. Are you bringing your best practices, positivity and knowledge to share with others? Are you coming into those conversations with an openness and willingness to learn? Be honest with yourselves.
As Global Rally qualifiers, you represent some of the highest achieving FBOs in our business and I know that responsibility is big! Your words and the examples you set are powerful ones! It’s you we look to to teach others and show them the power of positivity and resilience against adversity.
I can’t wait to see so many of you in Dubai, celebrate your successes, hear about your achievements and learn. Because the truth is, if you can believe it, I am still learning more about the power of this business every day.