Oh so many things to share. I don’t even know where to start!
Necker Island was very powerful, inspiring, and empowering. Not to mention magical! We grew our network, our minds, and our hearts.
But the main focus of the conference was to facilitate courageous conversations around how to make the world a better place. The question posed to us each day was, “What do you wish you had the courage to do?”
It was interesting to find that, for me, the answer became more clear with each passing day. It started off as this elusive, far away thing I couldn’t put my finger on. And like in The Wizard of Oz we had to take control of our minds, find the things that really hit the heart, and then step into our courage to really effect change. As we took the time to examine our fears and personal obstacles a real, tangible idea took root in me 💡 . You always know the good ones because those are the ones you can’t shake, that won’t let you sleep.
The next step was THE ASK. But there were so many other questions I couldn’t get past. How do I start? Where do I start? What resources do I use? Who do I ask for help? There are so many barriers! I don’t have a plan!
So many reasons not to. But, it’s amazing what being around a group of wicked smart, encouraging people can do. They just make you better somehow. They show you it’s possible.
They help you peel back the layer so that statements like, “But who am I to do this thing? I’m nothing special. I’m not equipped!” turn to “Why not me? If not me, then who?” The only way to move towards the goal is to take the first big step and then pray everything else falls into place.
And I did. I asked a big question of someone and put words to my idea outside of my own head for the first time. Now, I have no idea where it’ll go from here. But stepping into my own courage was like stepping into confidence I didn’t even know I was lacking.
Now the sky is the limit. Things may or may not align the way I’d like them to, but that won’t matter. There are other ways. Noticing that this is how I see things now has made me realize that I really am an entrepreneur. I know that my only limitation is me.
So, friends. I ask you the same question this week as we were asked on our trip – What do you wish you had the courage to do?
I encourage you to write it down somewhere, then examine it with someone you trust. You may be surprised what you find. Feel free to share here or private message us and we can go through it together. Courage is the price. Change is the prize. 👊🏻