I was invited to talk at OPM52, Harvard Reunion at Portugal on 7th Oct 2019.
The topic being :From Stress to Zen. Set at a relaxed atmosphere at a winery near Lisboa, with leaders and change makers from OPM/ Harvard , I couldn’t have asked for more.
Interestingly I noticed I was in stress and tried the breathing technique I recommended to the audience. I call it 3-3-6 technique. Breath in to the count of 3, hold to the count of 3 and slowly breath out to the count of 6. But nothing helped calm my racing heart beat. I did go ahead and deliver my speech. After-all, my new motto was ‘I am not perfect’.
What was the reason behind my stress. My perception of the ‘Harvard’ audience, how will people judge me… The best part of life, in my opinion is, it is a good leveler. It grounds you and offers lessons at every nook and corner. It is for us to take that pause, do the 3-3-6, helping us be aware of our thoughts and feelings, and use these awareness and learnings to a better ‘I’.
It was an awesome and humbling experience and I am truly grateful to OPM52 for offering me this amazing opportunity.