I’d just finished an online meeting with a potential new client about a keynote presentation.
Ideas were bouncing and (forgive a moment of ego) I shared some brilliant off-the-cuff ideas.
At the end of the meeting, they commented that it sounded perfect, they loved it and wanted to book me.
Then I realised…
In my moment of ‘flow’, I hadn’t made any notes.
Neither had they.
After the call, I wracked my befuddled brain for the order, stories and takeaways. Eventually, after much mental munching, I captured the fundamentals.
I wish I’d recorded that.
The Beatles have just released their last ever single.
I watched the short documentary on how they did it (it’s fascinating) and marvelled that a piano and vocal recording made by John Lennon on C90 cassette could, years later, be turned into the most streamed record of the year.
I’m pleased he recorded that.
I take hundreds of photographs (I have 71,856 pics and 6,412 videos). It’s so easy to search them via location, date, facial recognition, etc. I can easily access my visual memories.
I love it when my photos app suggests I look back at memories from 3, 5, 8 years ago. It’s joyful.
I’m glad I recorded that.
I sporadically keep a journal. When I’m writing it, I often feel like I’m simply repeating what happened just a few hours before. Why bother writing that down?
However, months or years later when I reread how I was feeling, the people I met and the places I’ve been, I’m always surprised. Mainly about how much I’d forgotten!
Whenever I’ve spent the time capturing my life in words; I’m proud I recorded that.
What do you record?
What do you wish you’d recorded?
What will you record?
I’d love to know.
Please record your thoughts and comments below.
Did you know I’ve recorded every newsletter/blog I’ve written and stored them publicly since 2016? There are 341 covering everything from Customer Service to Christmas, Love Lessons to Leadership and they’re available for your perusal here.