My mentor, Michael Neill, defines success in these words “Success is waking up in the morning and looking forward to your day, enjoying your experience of the day, and going to bed at night looking forward to waking up the next morning.”
In other words success is an attitude of mind. I’ve met cruise speakers who moan the whole cruise about the lack of interest shown by the cruise team – ignoring the fact that the speaker is often the least of their problems when they have prissey entertainers, high expectation passengers, a demanding boss and even the odd emergency to deal with.
Our job is to get out there for an hour a day on sea days and provide an entertaining and enlightening diversion for the passengers – one that the cruise director doesn’t have to worry about. And having done that little thing, the rest of the task is to sit back, sip cocktails, watch the great shows, enjoy great service and food and explore fascinating ports. Oh and watch and learn from some other great speakers. Do that and you have achieved success.
Happy cruising FREE (of course!)