I just returned from a wonderful experience in Trinidad and Tobago orchestrated by an amazing woman I met through social media, Giselle Hudson.
Giselle had a dream less than a year ago to create a gathering for women in Trinidad committed to exploring possibilities for their lives. She had never created an event before. She asked if she could use my writing along with her own to print articles in the Trinidad Express to help create a following of women who would then pay to see me speak at the event in a year.
Giselle created a vision and didn’t let anyone talk her out of it. In fact, she decided that she would ask the women to sign up for not just an event but an entire year of coaching and teletraining so the like-minded passionate and purpose-driven women would work together to create their futures. The event where I was to speak turned into a kickoff for the year-long program.
Last week, as I stood in front of 50 beautiful Trinidadian women, I asked the question, “What is keeping you small?” I felt Giselle’s presence behind me, a shining example of a woman who decided to play large and step into her dream with trust and passion. Not only did she fill the room, but she attracted sponsors to pay the expenses, including my travel and speaking fee plus those of one other incredible speaker, Karen Walrond (check out her chookooloonks website if you want to see a tribute to the beauty of life).
I was even interviewed on Trinidad TV along with Giselle, another example of her ability to ask for what she needed and strangers, now friends, said yes.
What seeds of dreams do you have just waiting to sprout? What is stopping you from bringing them to light? What is keeping you small?
Giselle offers a World of Possibilities for women. Check her out on Facebook when you need some inspiration. I am lucky to have her in my life.
And Giselle, since I know you will read this, I want to publicly thank you and Anastasia for the delightful two days in Tobago after the event. You definitely win the best host award. I learned to not only choose to be with those who dream big, but accept the gifts and surprises that come with the package.
I can’t wait to visit your beautiful country again and to have you visit mine.