This Saturday I will be presenting a breakout session at the Eighth Annual Speaking of Women’s Health Conference taking place from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Manatee Convention Center in Palmetto, Florida. I have attended these interesting, empowering, and pamper-filled conferences in southwest Florida for 10 years.
Four years ago, at one of the sessions, I remember thinking, “I want to do this – one day I will be presenting here.” The presenter I was listening to was business acquaintance; I walked up to him at the end of his talk – scared out of my mind – but determined to say my WISH out loud, to make it real. And, I did. He smiled, kindly but not convincingly. I turned and left, still nervous and a bit embarrassed.
And, now, I am putting the finishing touches on my presentation. I could not be happier presenting on a topic I love: creating the life you want. I love helping people make their lives deeper and richer; I love researching the latest positive psychology research, and putting it into a fun and entertaining format, so the attendees will enjoy it as much as me. I love it all.
So what took me so long? Well, an amazing three-year assignment in the Peace Corps, as I began fully living the life of my dreams.
Don’t be afraid to speak-up or to share your dreams; once you start wishful thinking, you just never know where you will end-up.