The Do Lectures 2018

My oldest Do Lectures T shirt has 2008 on it. And I'm excited to have gotten to be invited to the tenth Do Lectures. I've volunteered at over 6 of the events, produced two of them in 2014 and 2015 at Campovida, USA and actually spoke in 2013 too about our 2,500 mile bike ride down the west coast of the states. 

Anyway... was great to be back and see many old faces who I love dearly. 

And in return for getting to be at the tenth anniversary? I massaged everyone - well it certainly felt like it had been everyone when Sunday night rolled around! 23 massages in a few days - I was so wiped out! But what a cool way to give back to the event that has been such a huge part of my life and created so many life changing moments. It makes me so full up and happy inside to be a part of The Do. 


The talk...

In my last blog post I talked about the event that inspired me to enter an Ironman in Mexico next month. 

Here is the actual talk that made me want to do it. 

In his talk he says we all act like we think we have loads of time. We think we know when we are going to go. But we don't. We act like we have a sand clock of time left on earth. 

But we don't. And he started to point at people in the audience...

"Do you have a sand clock?"

"Do you?"

"Do you?"

"I don't". 

"What would you do if your time clock said you had a year left to live? Or a month? Or a week? What would you do differently? or the same? What if you only had a day?" Now that's something.

Here's the talk in all it's glory. 

"Pick Yourself" Isra García is a marketeer and a word reference advisor for disrupting innovation and business transformation for the new economy. Isra shares his deepest secrets on how he decided to turn around his life when he was 24 when Isra took the courage to change his present and move from a 12 hours job at a textile factory to the UK. Becoming nowadays a leader on social media thinking, Internet, innovation, productivity and lifestyle. Don't miss the philosophy he applied to live as intense as he works, pushing his abilities far away from his limits.

WARNING: It make inspire you to take on a challenge that will change your life!


Why the DO Lectures exist

Why The DO Lectures exists from David Hieatt, the guy who, in 2008 with his wife Clare decided to see what would happen if they got the Doers of the world together to inspire others to DO too.

 7 years later we have DO Lectures in Wales, California, Australia and now Costa Rica! is where you'll find the talk archive of all the speakers who've told their inspirational stories. You can watch them there for free. 


Here's a two minute introduction to us, from a dear friend of ours called Duke Stump. 

This was just seconds before we went on stage to give our Do Lecture 

I wanted to share the introduction because the time he talks about brings back the memory which is a happy one but it also reminds me to just jump! Even if you're not sure about something, go for it and build your wings on the way down. 



Our Do Lecture

There's a few mentions of The Do Lectures elsewhere on my site, so I thought I'd share the talk that Ross and I gave at The Do Lectures USA in California in September 2013.

We had been on the road, cycling from Canada to Mexico for a few months already when we stopped in at the stunning winery Campovida in Mendocino County to volunteer at 'DO USA'. As I'd volunteered at DO Wales for every year previously, it felt right to come and help out over the pond, especially as our cycle plans forecast for us to be cycling through that area right around the time of the event.

No forecast could have predicted though, that on the first afternoon of the event we would be up on stage speaking ourselves. After all, the speakers we've met from The Do Lectures over the last 5 years have become our mentors, people we have a huge amount of admiration and respect for - so to be up on stage where they had stood sharing our own inspirational story was such an honor. 

At this point though, I must add, we were invited to speak just 2 hours before our slot on stage. There had been a last minute cancellation from an adventurous speaker whose journey had been significantly delayed. So we escaped from volunteering for the afternoon and using a whiteboard, started mapping out what the hell we were going to say, pulling photos off our Facebook walls and wherever else we could to illustrate the journey we'd been on. Where do we even start?!  Unlike the other speakers who had had months to prepare we frantically got to work to give the biggest talk of our lives to date. 

We rushed into the barn with 2 minutes to spare - enough time to catch our breath, compose ourselves and hear the most touching introduction from our friend and mentor Duke Stump.