I was extremely excited for today. For the first time the entire BrainStation team was getting together in anticipation of our January 6 start date. Duncan, Alex, Apoorv and I are facilitators and spend all of our time building the business and connecting with potential students so we're always together. Jasdeep, Calvin, Christine and Jin are our educators and work full-time elsewhere so it was amazing to touch base.
I was thrilled to take everyone through a goals workshop and Alex did a great job leading a retrospective, something the facilitators do every Monday. The energy was amazing. Some of the goals were inspiring; empowering 1,000,000 people, getting more women involved in technology, creating businesses, completing triathlons, etc... There were also so many themes that overlapped when we addressed what we all wanted to be included in our lives; empowerment, community, learning, health, fitness, fun, creativity, etc...
I left the meet up feeling reenergized. It has been a grind thus far and it's only going to get more intense, but seeing how aligned we all are was just what I needed. BrainStation is going to be big. I can't wait to refer back to this post in a year.
Oh right. For my daily activity I walked to the office (4km) and then practiced yoga in my room for a bit before throwing on House of Cards for a relaxing Saturday night :)