21 Jan A Blog Of Thanks
Just over a week ago, my life changed for the good and not in an esoteric way, but in a real, meaningful, never go back to how it was before kinda way.
Through a series of interconnected relationships, built from scratch with a lot of #HustleandServe and a bit of divine intervention I was asked by the remarkable Brendon Burchard to speak at his first ever London Experts Academy event. To say it was an honour would be a huge understatement. To say it was life changing would just be the start of it.
Brendon and I share the same literary agent,so it would be fair to say that I had a good intro, but you know, good intro’s aren’t enough. The person giving you the opportunity also has to believe in you and to some degree take a leap of faith.
Brendon had never seen me speak in public before, but believed in me and took a leap of faith.
The audience at Experts Academy was like nothing I had experienced before. The sense of community and collaboration (two of my favourite topics) was immense. The energy was incredible. Everyone wanted to learn, to share, to serve. I was welcomed on stage by 500 open arms.
I have to admit, I was nervous before I got on stage – in fact, this was probably the first time I had been nervous in 15 years! I had built business and worked with the best, I had spoken in front of thousands of people, but somehow I knew this was different.
In the lead up to the event, I felt unprepared, I worked on my Keynote presentation for over 40 hours but I still felt like I need more training, more something. You know that thing we all do when we really want to do something, but start putting barriers in our own way? “Oh, I would love to do that, but I can only do that when I’ve (fill in the blank) …”
So I decided to do the only thing I knew how. To be myself and to #HustleandServe.
The response on the day and every day since has been both breathtaking and humbling.
On the very first day, Brendon asked the audience a simple, but profound question “Do you ever feel really busy, but not fully on purpose?” The question was literally ringing through my head like a song that won’t go away. The message just wouldn’t leave me alone.
Until I stepped off the stage and finally, truly embraced my purpose.
Thank you Brendon. I’m now fully on purpose.