From Wonder Women to International Women’s Day, it’s been a whirlwind. Last week, I told you all about the fabulous women at the Business Bootcamp for Wonder Women, this week I met even more great women at the Internation Women’s Day celebration in Atlanta.
What a wonderful event and I loved meeting and listening to all the great speakers. Incredible stories from Vernice “Flygirl” Armour (that’s her in the picture with me), Aurea McGarry, Shelly Bloom and Joyce Bone. It is amazing to me that no matter how different each story is, each one gives us a great lesson that we can apply to our own lives.
For instance, Vernice’s message is that we HAVE permission to engage. We already have it, we don’t have to wait for permission from anyone. What are YOU waiting for? Are you waiting for something or someone before you take your opportunities? I know I have been guilty of that sometimes…
Aurea has faced some tremendous obstacles in her life. Father murdered, abusive husband, life threatening cancer? Check. But through it all she found a way not only to survive, but to thrive. And she believes that we are all beautiful. What an inspiration she is!
Shelly took a painful divorce after 30+ years of marriage and used it to get in touch with the lighter side. What a time to start stand up comedy! Her message is that Laughter really is the best medicine and that you can use it to get through anything.
Joyce went from a childhood of having very little to being a Millionaire Mom. And it took hard work, ingenuity, but mostly the will not to give up.
It got me thinking that every single one of us has a story and lessons to share. We may not all be combat pilots, cancer and domestic abuse survivors or even millionaire moms, but we do have experiences that made us who we are and that can help other people.
Please share your story to help others. It can be through speaking at workshops. events or teleseminars or you can write about it on your blog or even in a book. You may not know it, but what you’ve experienced and learned throughout your life can make such a difference in the lives of others.
What is YOUR story? Please share in the comments..