As a resident in Japan, there is a clear challenge for me to overcome with the language. However, since I work as an English Trainer for a Japanese engineering firm, there is actually very little opportunity to stretch my Japanese abilities. After three years here, I thought I would be slightly better than I am currently.
So I looked at my work to see what I should be doing.
For my participants in Canada I gave a project to meet and have a conversation with 100 new people. I had always thought that this challenge would be very easy if I were ever to try it myself.
How wrong could I be?
There is a lot to be said to actually doing the thing that you are supposed to be supporting. The difference in perspective is incredibly useful.
So, how am I faring against some of my previous members?
Well I started the challenge three weeks ago and have only met five people so far. One of my guys had almost completed his project in that time.
I think I should now go and eat a hat!