Speak­ers break down bar­ri­ers

Pilbara News - - PILBARA NEWS - Tom Zaun­mayr

The sec­ond Kar­ratha and Dis­tricts Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try Busi­ness Boot­camp was de­signed to boost the self-con­fi­dence of busi­ness peo­ple and in­tro­duce a greater fo­cus on state of mind.

Speak­ers such as Fly­ing Solo ed­i­tor Kelly Ex­eter and Brain Fit di­rec­tor Jenny Brockis dis­cussed top­ics such as men­tal bar­ri­ers to suc­cess and how states of mind can af­fect busi­ness.

Mrs Brockis said some of the mod­ern world’s de­mands, most no­tably mul­ti­task­ing, could limit our abil­ity to fo­cus on and com­plete tasks ef­fec­tively.

“We are ad­dicted to be­ing busy ... it has be­come nor­mal,” she said. “Your brain has to make a choice — do we go with speed or ac­cu­racy? —be­cause we can’t have both.”

KDCCI vice-pres­i­dent Robin Van­den­berg said feed­back from guests in­di­cated all six speak­ers had im­parted new ideas for at­ten­dees at the fo­rum.

“The cham­ber is ob­vi­ously try­ing to get con­fi­dence back into small busi­ness and change the way they do things,” he said.

“I have been to many of these types of events over many years and ... I don’t think I’ve been to a day where all six (speak­ers) were very, very high­cal­i­bre.”

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Brain Fit di­rec­tor Jenny Brockis dis­cusses brain science and how it can be used to im­prove busi­ness at the KDCCI Busi­ness Boot­camp.

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