Smiling at the Finish Line: 7 Ways to Avoid Disaster on Your Big Day


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Big event coming up? Want to make sure it goes well? I just completed a big event of my own, and despite some bumps along the way, it turned out well in the end. Here are the seven things that helped me make it upright to the finish line, and how they can help you, too, whatever your big event may be.

Notes and Resources:


“The first report is always wrong.” – U.S. Army axiom

“There is no substitute for personal reconnaissance.” – U.S. Army axiom

“If you’re going to make plans, plan to be surprised.” - Anon

“When leaders are physically exhausted, sleep-deprived, and mentally drained, they become more emotional, think less clearly, and the door to bad decisions swings wide.” – Ken Downer

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