Huge thank you to @JimMarsdenPhotography for your friendship, conversation and these beautiful pictures from DO 2018.
Crisp cold mornings. Autumn is here. Summer, and in particular one gloriously hot weekend at DO Lectures feels like a lifetime ago. So, as the season shifts, as we find that sweatshirt from the back of our closets and we knock the central heating up a degree or two; now feels like a good time to reflect.
Hidden in West Wales, DO is the place where we brush our teeth to an open air view of the sea. Where the sky is filled with swallows and no matter how late we hid out in the whiskey barn and secret gin bars we still jumped out of bed to stick the coffee on, grab an early morning yoga session or a run on the beach. DO is the place where one person’s story can render you speechless and you discover parts of your brain that you’d forgotten existed. Where the people, wow - the people and the sense of community literally takes your breath away.
Anyone lucky enough to have attended the DO Lectures will know that a single blog post couldn’t possibly do it justice. But, as overwhelming a task as it was, here are my personal highlights, a handful of lessons learned and some of the incredible people we met.
In a family run business like Extract, our team is everything. An unbreakable culture where relationships run deep. A community. A family.
We made some fabulous friendships at DO Lectures. Inspiring creators. Awesome people, who we hope to meet again and again.
We all have a story. Most of us want to hear each others. So speak your truth. Share your story and listen to others. This weekend was filled with the most wonderful storytellers.
Bobette Buster let us in on the secrets of telling your story. Her book,DO Story is definitely worth a read.
At DO we found ourselves surrounded by some of THE most inspirational people we’ve met. Disruptors. Change makers. But the talks that made us stop in our tracks were from people reminding us to live and love each day. That the small, can be extraordinary - and inspiring.
More than you could possibly imagine.
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