I attended a Harper’s Bazaar At Work event last week at The Dorchester. The editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Justine Picardie interviewed the director of the Serpentine Galleries, Julia Peyton-Jones. It was a wonderful experience to hear these two accomplished women speak.
Justine started out by reading Julia’s daily schedule, which starts out like this: 6 A.M. – walk Charlie, my Jack Russell, who dawdles and won’t be rushed.
And ends like this: 12 A.M. – last check of the BlackBerry, then bed.
I am now convinced that to be very successful in one’s career, sleep must be sacrificed! Julia is only getting two extra hours of sleep than the U.S. president (who is rumoured to survive on four hours of a night).
Julia is the director of the Serpentine Galleries which are two contemporary art galleries in Kensington Gardens. Entrance to the galleries is free and attracts up to 1.2 million visitors a year. http://www.serpentinegalleries.org
Julia quoted during the talk, ‘people who are very successful are almost always fascinating’ and also urged us to ‘never stop learning!’
I can certainly agree with the ‘never stop learning’ part. It’s what gives life pleasure and makes us find meaning in our own little worlds. A desire to learn creates passion and motivation. I look forward to attending the next Bazaar at Work event!