was surprising, shocking and embarrassing. At first I thought it was a joke. But it wasn’t.
The names of the other nominees are people I look up to and many of them I’ve known for years. I’ve followed the people and the products they’ve created.
I did the old ‘I don’t deserve it’ bit and the ‘I’m not good enough’ bit, but after a lot of thought I realised a couple of things.
- The life of a conference organiser is not pretty. It’s incredibly hard work and there’s no sure sign it is ever going to be a success until the event actually takes place. Don’t get me wrong, we’re the ones putting ourselves in the organising seat. Event organising bears a heavy weight on your shoulders, managing a budget which is best part of your mortgage and the expectation of it being a success is a lot to carry by yourself. I’ve done this for enough years now than I’m starting to manage that weight a little better and I’m incredibly proud of what Industry has become.
- Someone took their time to nominate me. Whoever that person is, I thank you and I can only hope that I continue to deliver whatever it is that you nominated me for.
I was surprised because I never thought for one second I had done enough to warrant being nominated.
I was shocked to be in a pool of people who have done far greater things than myself.
I was embarrassed to be lined up next to those people.
Whoever nominated me, I thank you.
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