21 May 2018

National Young Leaders Day

Today Brenna, Ashley, Anna and Bethany attended the National Young Leaders Day in Palmerston North.  This was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about leadership and how to be awesome.  The girls heard from a number of inspirational speakers, and were even entertained by William Wairua and Vince Harder!  Here are some of the key points:


DROWN OUT NEGATIVITY WITH POSITIVITY

Kelly Wilson - AUTHOR, TRAINER OF KAIMANAWA HORSES, TV STAR
  • Hard work pays off.
  • Never stop learning.
  • Set goals.
  • Face your fears.
  • Success is no accident.
  • Once you've decided on a goal, charge after it in an unstoppable manner.
  • Write down a list of 100 things you want to achieve - and do it!
  • You don't have to be good to start.  But, you'll never be good if you don't start.

Lisa Tamati - ULTRA MARATHON RUNNER
  • If the challenge terrifies you, do it anyway!
  • It's okay to fail, we all fail.  If you're not failing, you're probably not pushing yourself hard enough.
  • If you have a dream, keep going!  It doesn't matter how long it takes you to achieve it.
  • If we're willing to push ourselves, we can achieve unbelievable things.

Jono Naylor - FORMER MAYER OF PALMERSTON NORTH & MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
  • Try to be excellent at what you're good at.
  • Tomorrow doesn't have to be the same as today.
  • We need to give people a reason to follow us - HOPE.
  • H = humility = give credit where credit is due.
  • O = others focused = put others ahead of yourself.
  • P = play to your strengths = we're all good at something, so keep trying till you find your thing.
  • E = extend yourself = take risks.

Riley Hatherway (17 Years Old) - FOUNDER OF YOUNG OCEAN EXPLORER MOVEMENT
  • Fear is one of the biggest obstacles we need to get over.
  • Young people are so influential and have so much power.
  • One person can make a difference.  But a lot of people, who each do a little bit, can make a massive difference.
  • Put EVERYTHING into ANYTHING you do.


4 comments:

  1. Some powerful messages there! Great learning for young people.

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  2. National Young Leaders Day was awesome. We heard some very powerful messages and some inspirational speakers. My favourite person there was Reily Hathaway. She inspired me a lot. Over all I had a great day. It was worth going to.

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  3. You guys looked like you had fun! I hope you learnt lots. From what you told me, it sounds like there was a lot of interesting people that came and talked to you.

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  4. National Young Leaders Day was really fun, and I learnt lots. My favourite speaker was Riley Hathaway she was really inspiring.

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