say that we have all experienced this at some stage during
our lives, that "aha" moment when a particular point
or thought, put or felt in such a way that it suddenly sits
you back on your heels and makes you really think - and I
mean something that has the potential to be life changing,
attitude changing or so influential that it changes or seriously
adds to your way of thinking or managing your life or career.
it may be a personal family situation, to others it may be
winning a game or receiving a scholarship, the causes are
endless and entirely subjective.
education lunch in June saw multiple scholarships being given,
with the top two winning $10,000 each, and those who attended
were the beneficiaries of a wonderful, passionate and motivating
speech by Per Heidenreich.
present were several families of the scholarship recipients
supporting their sons or daughters. When talking to them it
was very interesting to note that their only maritime experience
was mostly vicariously through their offspring.
that they were suddenly surrounded by people making their
livelihood in our maritime world, appeared to enlighten them
in a way which brought the maritime world into their world
and show them that it wasn't just the stuff of stories - concrete
and successful careers were actual and not just a figment
of their imagination.
better to show them the way? Apart from the wonderful motivational
aspect of his speech, Per emphasized Humility, Integrity and
Values - points which we should jealously guard as they follow
us through life.
that those scholarship recipients paid good attention and
that our CMA lunch, in some small way, contributed to their
"aha" moment about their future.