As I opened my eyes this morning, I remembered that it was the beginning of our six week lockdown. Instead of crawling back under the covers, I jumped out of bed, full of optimism and a zest for the day ahead.
I attended the Virtual Women’s Inspire Global Conference yesterday and I have to say, I went to bed on a leadership and optimistic high.
From 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on October 21st, my screen was full of inspiring, constructive leaders, talking and sharing their stories and tips of their success. By surrounding ourselves with leaders and optimistic people, there is no way you can fall into the pandemic negative, whirlpool – onwards and upwards.
Most of the day, I was in and out, listening to a variety of people from across the globe and If I missed a talk, the replays where there to listen back. Such a well-executed event organised by another leader, Samantha Kelly A.K.A. The Tweeting Goddess.
Resilience, leadership, pivoting your business, utilising social media to benefit your business, linkedin tips and advice, self-care tips for our mental health – no stone was left unturned at this event yesterday. If you are in any doubt, that you can not survive this pandemic and enduring lockdown phases, there is light at the end of this Covid tunnel.
All you have to do is reach out to people, they are there, they are on social media, on webinars, on training seminars, at virtual events – find the right community that fits in with your values and passion.
If you can’t find one, create one. And you only have to look at the success of Women’s Inspire Network and the woman behind that – Samantha Kelly, to know that it can work well.
The topics speakers talked about at this event included resilience, leadership, tenacity, support, entrepreneurs, knowledge, support, reinvention, reframing your mind and a hell of a lot more. But the most important message here was ‘community’, Ted Rubin explained that your community gives you power and to tell your story in a way that people will care. You want people and your clients to remember you and that’s the most important element of business and the creation of your brand.
It must represent you.
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller.