When I started this blog seven and a half years ago, I didn’t really know where it was headed or what I was doing.
I just started writing.
I never really imagined it would become a business.
I never thought I’d become an entrepreneur or a digital course creator or that I’d run an online membership for women.
I don’t know what I thought.
But I wouldn’t have predicted this.
I listen to business podcasts and I am learning as much as I can and I’m teaching myself.
There are a couple women I follow religiously.
A couple years ago I wouldn’t have known who they were, but now I can tell you just about anything you would want to know about them and what they do.
I have learned a lot from them. I’d call them mentors.
Their names are Amy Porterfield and Marie Forleo.
Amy Porterfield teaches how to create online courses, how to run webinars, and how to grow your email list.
Marie Forleo basically teaches you how to create whatever business it is you want to create.
She’s pretty big time — she’s worked with people like Oprah and Tony Robbins and Richard Branson.
She just wrote a book.
It’s called Everything Is Figureoutable.
And she is going on a book tour.
This book tour is a little bigger than your normal book tour.
She’s touring all over the country, and she’s speaking at some big venues and many of her talks are being moderated by some pretty influential people like Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach and Brene Brown.
Marie is kicking of her book tour with the Everything is Figureoutable Experience in New York City at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
She describes it as if a Beyonce concert and a TED talk had a baby and then had a party.
AND I’M GOING TO IT.
This is very far out of my comfort zone.
Being in a room with thousands of other women is not really my thing. I get nervous and anxious and doubt myself and tell myself all kinds of stories in my head.
While I am, as they say, a creative, I don’t feel like I’m as creative-ey as everyone else.
Going into the city by myself to this kind of thing is scary and uncomfortable for me.
At 8:00 on a Monday night I want to be in my pajamas and just about in bed.
Not in the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.
So that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
The stuff that makes me uncomfortable.
I can’t wait to listen to Marie live and in person.
I am interested to see what other types of people will be there.
I’m looking forward to being inspired and motivated and fired up.
And I’m really happy I gave myself this gift.
Because one day it’s gonna be me up on that stage inspiring other women.
And I want to learn how it’s done from one of the best.