The power went out. Again!
"When the vision and the voice on the inside becomes greater than all the opinions on the outside, you've begun to master your life." - Dr. John Demartini
No one told you life would be easy, but they never really explained that it would be this hard. Growing up, you have been told as you get older that you will face many hardships, so you should enjoy your youth now. But, that isn't always the case. Anyone can be facing a hardship no matter the age. It hits you out of left field, It knocks you off your feet, Makes you question sometimes if you have the strength to get up.
I think most people when they think about faith, they think of it being a religious thing and often use the word as a noun, as in “My faith is such and such church.” But faith is so much more. You need not even be part of a certain religion to have faith. Faith is certainly spoken of and defined in various ways among these religions, and most consider it integral and vital to their belief system.
My intention was to write this article with a fairly clear idea of what I wanted to express. But you know what they say about intentions, at least good ones?
A Hero is someone who, the moment prior to becoming one, was a reckless, irresponsible dreamer.
Risk None, Gain Nothing.
It didn't work out the way I wanted it to, in fact it went horribly wrong. Couldn't have gone worse! Today as I sat in front of my laptop anxiously waiting for my first webinar to begin, I thought I had done everything right. I promoted it plenty on social media and within my network, got the message out there for everyone to see. I made videos even, something I'm not fully comfortable with, to promote it and posted them on both LinkedIn and Facebook. Eventbrite told me there would be eight wonderful women showing up to talk about immunity to change, when humans resist change because of deeper underlying fears or assumptions they make about what will happen if they change, if their world changes. I was so excited. I have been practicing for days just to make sure the webinar went flawlessly. With 30 minutes to go, I met with my fellow co-leads to finalise logistics and to put us in the best headspace for what we were getting ready to do. We were so excited. With ten minutes to go, we put our intentions out into the world both for ourselves and our participants. Then with three minutes to go, we settled in for an amazing webinar and the beginning of our journey together as founders of a program dedicated to the professional and personal development of women working in STEM careers. This was our starting block. We were just waiting for the gun to go off.