On a hot and stormy July afternoon, the Saatchi NY Planning department and their fearless leader Wanda Pogue took off to embark on the first of several “nothing is impossible” activities.
Wanda was looking to do an activity that embodies our Nothing is Impossible spirit, something that would also help the team bond over a shared experience — one that requires a level of trust and mutual support and empathy. One with some valuable and applicable lessons (pictures from the trip below):
7 LESSONS LEARNED:
1. The can be great teamwork and communal support, even in a non-collaborative task.
2. Seize the opportunity to surprise yourself. “This experience opened my eyes to the idea that my perceived self-awareness could be putting artificial obstacles in my way because I think I “know” what my limits are. Not only was I able to complete the task at hand, but I had fun doing it (the biggest shocker of the two).”
3. Always look where you’re going instead of where you’ve been: “While the merits of this statement are quite apparent when you’re scared of heights and quite high off of the ground, the lesson has a ton of ad-life application. Whenever things haven’t been stellar, its easy to look back and get mired in the negatives, but whats really important is making sure whats coming up will be amazing!”
4. the edge is a scary place, but once you take the leap it’s exhilarating.
5. Sometimes you need to close your eyes to truly observe whats going on around you.
6 Exceptional experiences shared among a group bring people closer and foster loyalty. “How awesome would it be if we made it our mission to create those kind of activation ideas for our brands on a cultural level?”
7. We all need a little trampoline and playtime in our lives to keep things in perspective.