Last Saturday I had the pleasure of being part of an incredible group of women that gathered thanks to a very dear friend of mine. Sheila is an incredible women and the more that I discover about her, I discover about myself. The group gathers once a month and is ‘hosted’ by Sheila. Entrepreneurial Women In Powerful Conversation, is a group that Sheila created and let me tell you that it was so powerful.
Women showing up and being themselves. How incredible is that and how rare is that? For the most part (and I’ll speak for myself) we move through our days as a mere shadow of who/what we have to offer others in fear of offending someone.
Because I live in the Maritimes, this was my first time gathering with these incredible women. I figured that everyone there had been there before so I engaged in meaningful conversation as though I had known them for years. Interestingly enough, I do know them all very well…even the ones who I had only met that Saturday.
Hmmm, women showing up and only speaking about those things that hold meaning to us that we so rarely share with others. Why is that? It’s actually quite pleasant to show up and…know that that is all that is required. It’s friggin well effortless and yet we make our lives so difficult.
So what I want to share with anyone reading this is, find a group of women that gather and speak only of the things which are meaningful and take part in such a group. They are all over the place if you just look. Louise LeBrun has a gathering, Sheila Winter Wallace has a gathering, Amy McNaughton and soon there will be more groups of women gathering and having meaningful conversations.
Ten women gathered last week and I met 4 of them for the first time in my life and let me tell you that by engaging in meaningful conversation for a few hours, I know who these women are and I have no idea what they do for a living.
It’s not what we do that defines who we are, rather it’s who we are that defines what we do or how we move through our worlds.
Thank-you Sheila for a fantastic Saturday and you can bet that when I’m in Ottawa next time that I’ll be ready for some more ‘meaty’ conversations.
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