Last week I was most fortunate to meet many extraordinary people and a few of the conversations stood out:
Speaking with legendary racing driver Barrie “Whizzo” Williams who rallied at the highest level in the 60s and is now known for his expertise at the wheel of historic and classic racing cars.
Discussing Cyber Security Challenge UK with Lieutenant Colonel Nigel Harrison, MBE, decorated for his part in the liberation of Kuwait during the first Gulf War.
Also a lively discussion with Tanya Rennick, the energetic force behind The Oyster Club, London’s Premier Networking Club.
Watch this space….
So, flat over brow, not a term I was familiar with. Those of you who know a little (or a lot) about rallying will be aware that it means flat out, over the blind brow of a hill, requiring complete trust in your navigator or co-driver. What transpired in discussion with Whizzo was not so much the “flat over brow” but the “right hand turn 50ft” immediately afterwards, in thick fog!
“Flat over brow” seems to me to epitomize trust, that well-worn word that is talked about such a lot, but maybe not as truly practiced as it might be. Not so in my discussions above, these truly inspiring individuals expressed candidly that if it hadn’t been for the trust in team or indeed trust in self, they wouldn’t be where they are today.
As Ernest Hemingway eruditely put it “the best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them”.