ME WHAKARO RANGATIRA
Think like a leader!
The first person on the NYLD stage was Amanda Wilson. Amanda was talking about the word me (be brave to be different). Amanda Wilson was one of my favourite speakers on the NYLD stage because she said “You have to be brave to be different and don't care about all the people pushing you down. You can do anything you want to do. Don’t let the world slow you down.” She was amazing and so so so inspiring. She's one of the people I want to be like when I grow up.
The second person on the NYLD stage was a Samoan man by the name of Sola. Now Sola was a previous survivor from the famous television show ‘Survivor’. Sola talked about the word WHAKARO. He said when he was little his whakaro was down because he listened to the people pushing him down and not the people building him up. He spent most of his life thinking he couldn’t be special, that he had to be like everyone else. So he told us ‘your something amazing.” He makes me want to do better.
Jonathan Naylor was my absolute favourite person on the NYLD stage. He used to be the mayor of Palmerston North. He told us “hope tomorrow can be better than today”. He said “hope stands for humility, others’ focused, playing to our strengths and extend yourself. You have to have a group of friends who know you, then an arena of people who know your name.”
Believe in people who you think can make a difference. A good leader supports and encourages other people. Leaders stay in the back so other people can step forward. I think NYLD has made me a better leader and I totally recommend It for the next generations of leaders Cindy Smith-Collings