March 24 – 25, 2017 saw the 5th Anniversary Australian Conference, which now includes New Zealand and Fiji. The venue was the new and spectacular, International Convention Centre on beautiful Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.
This was going to be a very special one, attended by the company owners and Chief Visionary Officer, aswell as the launch of yet another genre entering product range.
Myself and one of my business partners and good friends arrived early Thursday morning and went for a wander around town before we checked into our hotel.
Very cool to see the company flags bordering the Pyrmont Bridge and all through Darling Harbour.
Thursday evening saw a fantastic team training session with amazing speakers covering a range of content. Very inspiring.
Having been part of a pilot group for the launch of the new Zen Project 8 Weight Management System, I also met it’s partner creator, brand ambassador and celebrity nutrition and fitness guru, Mark Macdonald in person for the first time. We had spent several weeks conversing via web link and he’s an even better man in person. So much energy and enthusiasm, it would be very difficult not to smile when you are around him, he is just that sort of guy.
Some specialised social media training followed, then some very wise and impressive words from one of the most successful, celebrated and influential women in all of Network Marketing, Theresa Gregory. We concluded the session with some great insight and tips from several other of my colleagues, followed by a few drinks into the night.
Friday saw the first of the 2 Day Conference and a brilliant start to proceedings. I was fortunate enough to be able to share my story of success from the Zen Project 8 Pilot program with over 2500 of my peers and colleagues. I do enjoy and are well versed in presenting and public speaking, but this was a first in that I was talking openly about my battle with my weight for many of my adult years. However the story is not over, with incredible success in just a 5 week period, the foundations are set for a leaner, healthier me.
More fantastic training and insights continued for the day, concluding with a cocktail party with the owners and many of my friends and colleagues. A great day all in all.
Saturday was followed up in a lot of style, with guest speaker, Winter Olympic Gold Medallist, Steven Bradbury, taking to the stage. His story is an epic and inspirational one and he really impressed me as a speaker and entrepreneur.
Saturday night saw the now infamous J-Rockers Band tear up the stage at the formal leader’s dinner. I love that I can combine my passions for business, entertaining and playing music into one incredibly rewarding, educational and fun few days.
The best part is sharing these occasions with many of my business partners and friends and I look forward to our next "junket" in a few months time.
I will leave you with a quote I have penned, that I believe sums it up quite well....
"Whoever says you cannot mix business with pleasure, is in the wrong business!" - Greg Fawcett, The Rockstar Entrepreneur