I wanted desperately to do a Tedx Talk; Boulder came calling, asked me what I wanted to say. I had no idea. At the 11th hour, I had to propose a topic. So, I plumbed what is on my mind and in my heart as a Master Sommelier (the only perch I feel uniquely qualified to say anything worth something from). It popped up as, "What is the biggest challenge for those chasing the MS Diploma?" It isn't wine theory comprehension. It isn't tasting. It isn't decanting double magnums. It isn't knowing how to be a profit center. It isn't test anxiety. It is that too many defer to the Court of Master Sommeliers' standards as their definition of mastery. Don't defer to, augment with. Your credentials matter most. When you realize that, and come to understand how being a Master Sommelier serves your arc, your biggest hurdle is lept. I hope this helps! tedxboulder.com/.../owning-your-mastery-in-an-age-of-perfectionism
Thanks Shayn! Can’t wait to watch.
Very cool, Shayn! Thanks for sharing.
I have this flagged to watch after service tonight... Kudos Sir.
Thank you for the insight!
Really excellent presentation, Shayn - spoke to me on many different levels. So many truths about owning your own mastery. Thank you for that dose of inspiration!
Impactful. Thank you Shayn for giving and sharing this speech. Extremely grateful for the emphasis on giving back that The Court and Masters of past, present and future have set for us to follow. What a great time to be involved in this growing industry.
Wow, this is great! Thank you so much for sharing!
I've watched this twice already. Incredibly relevant both to me personally and in general to the professional landscape. So Good!
Been rewatching and absorbing this. Deep on multi levels. Thank you for this gem!
Thank you so much for posting this. Having just met you days ago I can tell that your passion for sharing this knowledge is very genuine and very real. As someone who still has a long road in this industry I am inspired and motivated by these words and your presence. Thank you again!