Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I have thought long and hard about writing this post. I have written it and re-written it. Ever since I saw that the conference was on, I have been thinking about taking the plunge and going along. But, and there has always been a But! I just wasn’t sure if I really qualified for the fabulous things on offer.
You see I never have really thought of myself as a Mumpreneur. This got me thinking though and assessing what I do. I have thought about the comments I receive about my work, not only from friends and family but from complete strangers and other wonderful women out there in the blogosphere, market world, online, wherever. I have worked hard to turn a small hobby I suppose you would call it into a thriving business that is growing everyday. I am always seeking new ways to build my business but also hopefully help others along the way on their journey.
A very good friend of mine is continually telling me “Jo you are a business woman, you are successful and you need to believe that, because everyone else already sees you that way!” And you know what she is right.
So with that being said, I would love to come to the conference, to do something for myself, to be surrounded by intelligent, motivated and successful women and hope that some of that rubs off on me.
It really is that simple, nothing too complicated, just honest.
I read this poem once, and really love what it says.
The Empowered Woman by Sonny Carroll
she moves through the world
with a sense of confidence and grace.
Her once reckless spirit now tempered by wisdom.
Quietly, yet firmly, she speaks her truth without doubt or hesitation
and the life she leads is of her own creation.
She now understands what it means to live and let live.
How much to ask for herself and how much to give.
She has a strong, yet generous heart
and the inner beauty she emanates truly sets her apart.
Like the mythical Phoenix,
she has risen from the ashes and soared to a new plane of existence,
unfettered by the things that once that posed such resistance.
Her senses now heightened, she sees everything so clearly.
She hears the wind rustling through the trees;
beckoning her to live the dreams she holds so dearly.
She feels the softness of her hands
and muses at the strength that they possess.
Her needs and desires she has learned to express.
She has tasted the bitter and savored the sweet fruits of life,
overcome adversity and pushed past heartache and strife.
And the one thing she never understood,
she now knows to be true,
it all begins and ends with you.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Please leave a comment as I would love to hear why you think I should go to the 2010 Mumpreneurs Conference.