Unbelievable, we know. The executive director and co-founder of Excite Holidays probably doesn’t even know the meaning of failure, right? Wrong.
It’s one of the main things Stavropoulos and our collection of other fabulous speakers have in common – and has played a key role in their massive success in the travel industry.
The last industry heavyweight we heard from was Scoot General Manager Jared Simcox – who said he failed extensively on his way to the top.
But as we’ve heard from a tonne of other top players of the travel game, failure is a big part of success – and Stavropoulos said the key to learning from failure and ultimately being successful is focus.
“At Travel DAZE, I want to talk about the single most important thing that impacts success: Focus. Finding and maintaining focus is the key to success, and losing focus almost always results in failure,” he told Travel Weekly.
“This is a never-ending challenge. I’ve faced a number of failures over the 15 years since Excite Holidays first opened it’s doors, and at their core, they were always due to a loss of focus. I call it ‘shiny object syndrome’.”
“Taking on too many different opportunities, neglecting what’s important, or stepping off the path you have set for yourself. These things can distract you from what you set out to achieve,” Stavropoulos continued.
Stavropoulos is just one of the wicked speakers we’ve got lined up to speak at Travel DAZE – and he’s got even more inspirational words of wisdom that are sure to blow you away.
“Life will throw many things at you, both professionally and personally. If you become distracted, or look to the side for too long, you are bound to fail,” he added.
“If you can maintain your focus, stay on course, and remember why you started in the first place, you will be able to overcome anything life throws at you.
“At Travel DAZE, I’ll talk about how I stay on course and maintain my focus in a world of distractions.”
The fabulous event is less than a week away so you should have all the deets – but for last minute info head here.