Gill Hicks, a survivor of the 2005 London Bombings, was simply amazing to listen to. Her re-take of her thoughts when lying in the dark waiting for help really made you give more thought and meaning to what you are trying to achieve. She encouraged everyone to consider what we could achieve if we freed ourselves to live a little more. Her speech was, “what’s the worst that could happen?” and for her it is being alive but not actually living.
The breakout area at Xerocon was occupied by the leading Xero app partners. We were able to network with other key individuals, develop our knowledge on how these apps are implemented, and how they can make the “small business” journey that much easier. Whatever business you are in, there are apps out there to make your life easier and help you reach your goals. This is a key focus area for BHR Papalia moving forward, to pass on our knowledge to our clients and help them on their journey.
A core value Xero holds to heart is “human”, and this was a strong focus of discussion at Xerocon. Their culture sounds incredible and their work place must be an absolute blast to be a part of. A quote from Rachael Powell: “when you have purpose in your heart, this has a ripple effect through your organisation, your brand and ultimately your customers”. At BHR Papalia we are striving to have this sort of workplace culture and provide the best possible experience to our clients.
All in all we had an epic time at Xerocon in Brisbane, and came back into the office refreshed and with a renewed focus. We have plans in place to implement some changes in our own lives and our workplace. We also have a strong focus on how we can further assist our clients by providing them with that extra service, support and advice, so that we can all achieve the dreams that we never really thought were possible!