Rod Drury in­spires Young Lead­ers

Havelock North Village Press - - News -

Each year I host a Young Lead­ers break­fast at the EIT Schol­ars Restau­rant. The Young Lead­ers are the cream of our lo­cal sec­ondary schools. Pre­fects, Heads and Deputy Heads. What an amaz­ing group of young peo­ple they are. As an aside, the restau­rant is a must visit. The team there do an amaz­ing job and would love to show off their skills to you. I en­cour­age you to make a point of go­ing for lunch or din­ner when you get the op­por­tu­nity. Rod Drury, lo­cal lad, who has done in­cred­i­bly well , ad­dressed the group and gave great ad­vice. Rod said we have “one life, only one op­por­tu­nity so make the most of it.” With these wise words came many more for our young lead­ers to take home and mull over. He said that there are op­por­tu­ni­ties for our youth that as yet haven’t been cre­ated. There are the jobs we know of today, but there are jobs that will be cre­ated in five years’ time that we are to­tally un­aware of. A great ‘Rodism’was “If your work is fun, then it doesn’t feel like work.” This is a huge in­cen­tive for young peo­ple to be cre­ative in what they want out of a job and how they want to plan their futures. Rod trav­els the world and he told the group that New Zealan­ders are seen as spe­cial; we are the envy of many. Why? Be­cause NZ is a fan­tasy des­ti­na­tion filled with pas­sion­ate peo­ple who dream big and achieve hugely. Rod says “The only thing that is hold­ing you back is you.”

Au­tho­rised by Craig Foss MP,201 King St,Hast­ings

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