It was an early but positive start to the day for a number of residents attending a Networking Breakfast hosted by motivational coach Peter Borda on Tuesday.
The session featured a presentation from Becker Helicopters Whyalla Base Pilot Aaron Hillier, who talked about the ups and downs on his journey to securing a helicopter licence.
Mr Borda, Director of his business Peter Borda Coaching, said the session drove home the importance of time management, persistence, and dedication to life goals.
“Motivation is like bathing, we think we can do it once and we’re going to be clean forever, but it’s something you have to do frequently,” he said.
“This is a monthly breakfast where people can check in and feel enthused, it’s a testimony to human persistence and the will to succeed.”
Mr Hillier said the breakfast was a good way for people to set themselves up for success.
“They were interested in the challenges involved with getting a helicopter licence, about how I made it happen and then relating that to their situation,” he said.
“We talked about strategies towards achieving goals, be it starting a new business or getting a helicopter’s licence.”
OneSteel worker and business owner Chris Mayes attended the breakfast to meet new professional people to form friendships and business relationships with.
“This helped me meet people who are like-minded. Everyone’s positive and upbeat, I had a great time,” he said.
Mr Mayes said he was inspired by Mr Hillier’s presentation.
“It highlighted a lot of similarities that we have, we have some of the same outlooks on life, we both have young families and are both exploring new ventures,” he said.
“It’s good to share some of the positives with people who have gone through the same thing.”
The Networking Breakfast was held at the Whyalla Foreshore Motor-Inn.