I got out of my head. I got out of my own way. I spoke up. I made myself visible. I made myself heard. I said no. I said yes. I made judgement calls. I bossed it out. I met new people, famous people, people I admire and people I want to learn from. I spent time with and by myself. I achieved what I set out to do: make the most of my time in Cannes. One lesson made that possible.