I wish someone had told me to also live a little…

“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. Each week we hear from someone in our network about something interesting or surprising that’s recently happened or occurred to them – or lessons they learnt. These blogs are a way to pay it forward and form part of CN&CO’s belief that the world can be a better place – and we all have a responsibility to make it so. This week’s post is by Llewellyn du Plessis.

“Hi, I’m Llewellyn and I am a workaholic”

Running around and constantly working is what I do best. For years I have dedicated every second of my life towards workings and chasing success in life. I hardly ever made time to go on holiday or just taking an off day. I feel lost when I don’t have multiple projects running at the same time.

After burning out and being diagnosed with psoriasis I realised that it is time to change things up a bit. This was also made possible by joining the CN&CO team and working remotely. This enables me to work from wherever I can plug my laptop in and have internet connectivity.

I decided in August to take a couple of days off and relax in the beautiful Phuket. Taking the time to relax a bit makes you clear your mind and gives you the energy to tackle life with all you have to offer.

Taking time to reflect on life in the beautiful Phi Phi Islands

There is a big difference between being busy and being successful. I have learned how to work smarter and more efficiently. By taking time to also clear my mind, spend time with friends and just relax a bit gives me the opportunity to reflect on life and plan better. If we work smarter there is no reason to burn yourself out. What use are you anyway when you are exhausted and not functioning at all.

The CN&CO team thrives in our lifestyle business model and I personally think that is why we deliver phenomenal results for our clients. We use our experiences in life to create experiences for others. Seeing the world and living life enables us to be creative and conceptualise unforgettable events. Without being biased I have to say we throw a mean party…

The CN&CO Events team with MiCasa at AIE 2019

Live life to the fullest, drink a gin & tonic and when taking on a project, give it your best.

Llew has been working with CN&CO since 2015. At first he engaged with us via his events company, Urban Motion. In 2018 he joined the greater CN&CO team and has run many successful events, including the African Insurance Exchange, InsureTalk, FIA Awards and Summit, African Insurance Organisation conference and the OR Tambo Memorial Lecture.

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