I have had an EPIPHANY…..and it involves YOU!
You know when you have an idea and it BURNS in you and it is all that you can think about and it CONSUMES your waking breath…. Ok – maybe that is a bit dramatic – but those that know me, know that I am actually containing myself here (tee hee!).
Well…. I have had an idea and it has grown, changed, morphed and the angles have softened – and that process has taken 2 years. 2 FREAKIN’ YEARS…. But now… I am ready to talk to you about it….
Stay with me here…. It is all part of the journey!
I have basically been travelling overseas for the past 2 years to find and attend conferences, seminars, workshops and retreats all over the world. I have been going back and forth and back and forth on plane rides to meet wonderful people and engage in conversations that have been life changing and life affirming. I am incredibly lucky and very grateful to have done this and to have created the connections that I have nurtured. Then I noticed that a significant part of the audience that I was meeting were fellow Aussies travelling to go to the best conferences in the world – so it started me thinking…. What is in Australia? What events are there for me in the Land Down Under?
[Here comes a back story…. Brace yourselves]
When I arrived in Melbourne 14 years ago, I didn’t know anyone (ahhhhhhh blesssss, I hear you saying!). So I decided that I would create the life that I wanted to create, so I put signs up in the foyer of my apartment block to ask if anyone wanted to meet me for a walk at 7am on a Monday morning (crazy right??). Well, from that I met some of the loveliest people who were also looking for the community that they wanted to be a part of, but didn’t know how to go about creating it. So on the first Monday morning, I stood outside my apartment block and 7 women showed up to have a wander-n-a-natter. That turned into a book club (I say book club, but it was really a bottle of wine and a natter – oh and look over there, there is a book!).
Communities are built and nurtured from the needs of the people that are in it.
So my NEED now, is to create a conference…. NAY…. A SYMPOSIUM (fancy word!!) in Australia (can I hear an “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie… Oi, Oi, Oi!”). It is going to be held at the beginning of October 2015.
I want to create a movement, a revolution…. Fine…. A community of engaged, incredible, inspiring women that want to/have a need to, give back to their communities in the way that they want to and have a KICK-ASS business that they are proud of and that lights them up and paves the way for their successful future.
I firmly believe that we all have it in us to BE successful, but sometimes “life” gets in the way of showing you the inspiration and the “if she can do it, I can to” clear path for us to follow.