When I was 21, I attended a Women in Film conference in hopes of finding someone to help me produce, edit and air my TV Show idea “Get Out”.
I wanted to randomly talk to people in the city, hear what they were up to and basically cause a bit of a comedy ruckus where-ever I went.
I had just finished my Improv training and I was ready to hit the streets and become a TV Star.
Well, at that conference I boldly stood up and told the entire crowd exactly what I wanted. I cried a little at the end with a bit of shame that I wanted it so bad and I didn’t know how to get it. Right when I sat back down, the organizer cut to a break without even acknowledging what I had said. I felt so dismissed and embarrassed, I was unable to move as I wept a bit more.
Moments after, I heard a voice beside me say “I’ll help you.” I looked up and saw a kind man who was touched by my story. He was a camera operator and editor who had the skills I needed to bring this dream to life and he was willing to donate his time to help me see this through. Together we created this “Get Out” pilot below. I did all I knew to do and pitched it the best I could to networks or anyone who would listen…
(If you read “Free Spirit” at all, you get a peek at the Bus Driver I was dating in Chapter 3. :)
…BUT GOT ZERO TRACTION. No one wanted it.
With all that to say, I still put myself out there and was able to create something that was near and dear to my heart’s desire just by BOLDLY stating it to a room of hundreds of people.
You never know what could come your way if you’re courageous enough to ask.
I wish this TV Show idea had taken off back then, but I can see how it was a progression in my evolution as a host, speaker, producer, director.
It was a step in the direction of my dreams, not the final destination. This experience gave me the confidence to keep moving towards what I wanted most even though I encountered NO’s along the way. I also got confirmation that people DO come out of the woodwork when you’re clear with what you want and you’re not afraid to ask for it.
And as you know I did have my own TV show 9 years later called The GOtoGAL - dream come true. CHECK.
That wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t declared what I wanted. I had two amazing partners that helped bring that show to life - and I met the love of my life making that show! So, double bonus.
NOW, if you are ready to see some dreams come to fruition I AM HERE FOR YOU.
One of my favourite things in the world is helping you to bring your heart’s desire to life in your business. If you’re ready for that…
I’ve helped hundreds if not thousands of Entrepreneurs bring their dream businesses to life either through business and marketing strategy or video storytelling.
I care deeply for those who are on a mission to change the way we see and do things for the betterment of humanity and the planet through the work they choose to do in the world.
I desire to elevate these voices and that’s exactly what I do and I’m not afraid to say it.
To celebrate International Women's Day I put on a talk series to highlight some of my Light Leader Members and friends who are doing work to help people look through a new lens, to make new choices, and to do what's right, not only in their life but in the lives of others that generates peaceful perspectives.
Below are two out of the nine speakers that were featured but all of them can be found here.
They are all worth a listen.
Fresh Magazine published a coffee table style book of 365 women in Canada who were all in pursuit of success and happiness and I was one of the contributors. I got to share my journey of how mishaps and mistakes help me find my confidence and self-trust, ultimately leading to my dream business and relationships. You can read the full article HERE and see the other women's stories.
Shaeah Love is a self-love advocate who helps people tap into their precious inner compass and awaken to their own self-love. She is a gifted facilitator with roots in the Hawaiian spirit of ‘aloha’. Using principles learned from these sacred islands of Hawaii, Shaeah guides people to heal and align their mind, body, heart, and spirit so they can open to radical self-love. She does this through Lomi Lomi massage, group coaching programs, and one-to-one training. In this interview she gives us 3 tips on how to tap into our self love NOW.
Adera is the Co-founder of SPIRO Creative, and a Business, Video + Marketing Strategist to Entrepreneurs who are ready to make it their business to lead with their light. With over a decade in TV + Video she’s witnessed loads of talented amazing souls shy away when it comes to ‘putting themselves out there.’ She has a gift for helping those who once struggled to share themselves show up as authentic storytellers and joyful risk-takers, confident in their abilities to build businesses and connections that move humanity forward.