Creativity, teamwork, innovation and action

On Friday and Sunday I attended the start and finish of a startup weekend where groups of people come together for the first time to turn an idea into a business. To see startup businesses making sales literally hours after business creation was inspiring. The creativity, teamwork, innovation and action involved was stunning.

Run, run, run

This morning I completed a half marathon (21.1 kilometres) in perfect cool and overcast conditions.

Running with hundreds of other people, all sharing the same goal of reaching the finish line was joyful and motivating. Beating the challenges of a 6:30am start, running up hills and making it to the finish line is much easier when there are other people to run with.

What a great start to the day!

Be kind

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

This quote is attributed to Ian Maclaren, the pseudonym of a 19th century Scottish author and theologian, and is a reminder to be considerate of others. We do not now how other people are feeling internally or the issues they are facing so we be kind to everyone we meet.