Act for Influence: A Lookback at EO Limitless Barcelona 2023


EO Europe’s 2023 regional occasion, EO Limitless Barcelona, from 18-20 October, attracted greater than 180 members from 46 nations to listen to 14 audio system and make numerous impactful connections. The occasion featured dramatic social venues, from informal hangouts to black-tie gala dinners to beachside bashes. EO members from 42 chapters introduced their high-energy model of curiosity, open-minded enthusiasm, and thirst for studying to assist make the occasion an enormous success.

Beneath the theme “Act for Influence,” EO members explored a large number of the way to observe Mahatma Gandhi’s sage recommendation: “Be the change you want to see on this planet.”

As all the time, EO members gained power and constructed momentum from partaking collectively. As well as, the inspiring audio system offered important takeaways for members, together with that making a optimistic influence might be the principle focus of your enterprise.

Partaking audio system

Dandapani, an entrepreneur, creator and Hindu priest, delivered a message that made a major influence on EO members. In his speaker session, he addressed the worth of studying unwavering focus, understanding your life’s goal, and constructing a 50-year legacy.

“Dandapani’s studying phase impacted me considerably. The combination of knowledge and sensible instruments was magical; a structured course of in spirituality. At first, I used to be a bit skeptical, however I discovered his message and the unconventional selections he has made very inspiring. He shared that “Life is just not quick, however it’s finite,” which I discovered very inspiring as a result of it prioritizes all the pieces. I’m studying his e book now, and I’m not upset!”  — Emmy van Rooyen, EO Netherlands, founder, AFTER’SCOOL

Different notable audio system included Verne Harnish, EO founder, who shared his expertise on scaling organizations; Jeff Hoffman, chair of International Entrepreneurship Community, who spoke about constructing and leaving an enduring legacy and discovering methods to redefine progress by means of goal for optimistic influence; and Florencia Andrés, an award-winning worldwide speaker, bestselling creator, and mindset coach for top performers. 

“The audio system had been very spectacular, inspiring, and sparked many ideas.” — Sebastian Baerhold, EO Munich, founder, IDnow

“I realized loads from Florencia Andrés, who shared the way to use efficient communication and recognition to drive crew morale and efficiency. In her phrases, good vibes make a crew unstoppable.” — Emmy van Rooyen, EO Netherlands

Inspiring change

We requested EO Limitless Barcelona attendees how the occasion modified them each personally and professionally:

“I’m in a section of change. EO Limitless Barcelona helped me to recharge, see prospects, and get into motion mode.” — Ernest van der Meijde, EO Barcelona, founder, Wibaut and 1828

“For the reason that occasion, I now take pleasure in a morning routine for a dialogue with myself. I write, learn and stare out my window, only for a second! I’m nonetheless getting used to it, however I’m very pleased with it.” — Emmy van Rooyen, EO Netherlands

“I got here to Barcelona very low in power, not sure if I’d survive every week of conferences, conversations and audio system. After which, the EO magic occurred: Fantastic folks, inspiring conversations and significant connections. And my power is again!” — Heiko Trautwein, EO Zurich, founder, Cakefriends

What would you share with EOers about EO Limitless?

“What a kick-off for my EO worldwide journey! An excellent thanks to the organizing crew that put all this power and energy into offering such a singular expertise — so many issues to absorb and digest. Such an amazing neighborhood of individuals the place shared values create a magical, homey feeling! I’m wanting ahead to what’s but to return.” — Maria Droumpani, EO Greece, founder,  Gruppo MD Life-style

“The worldwide EO occasions actually make a giant distinction for me. It’s unimaginable how simply going to 1 occasion can provide so many new concepts, pals, and a lift of power. I can’t wait to go to extra EO occasions world wide.”  Ernest van der Meijde, EO Barcelona

Insightful takeaways

Right here’s a pattern of the highly effective takeaways from EO Limitless Barcelona:

  1. Florencia Andres tells us to repeat: “I consider in me” or “I consider in you.”
  2. Verne Harnish reminded us to not use a defend that will get broken when it takes hits, however as a substitute to design an antifragile defend that will get stronger every time it will get hit.
  3. Dandapani offered a simple but highly effective method to determine life’s priorities: Life is just not quick, however it’s finite. Whenever you suppose you’ll dwell perpetually, your priorities are unfastened and disorganized. However in the event you knew you had solely days or perhaps weeks of life left, what would you prioritize? When you shrink your time, your potential to focus will increase exponentially. Whenever you’re confronted with a problem in prioritization, merely shrink the time left, and the selection will change into obvious. It’s a device we are able to all use to get again on observe.

Because of the efforts of member leaders and EO employees, the occasion got here collectively like a dream and ended with high-fives throughout.

Intrigued by this recap? Save the date for EO Limitless 2024, which might be hosted by EO Suisse Romande in Geneva, Switzerland, from 25-27 September 2024.

We look ahead to seeing you subsequent 12 months for one more memorable EO Limitless occasion.

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