Yesterday, September 20, 2012, I was attending the "Unstoppable Conference" in Sacramento, CA , hosted by "The Bam Project" , A Christian Business Women's Networking Organization.
This was the first night of a two day conference and was the first ever, for Bam! I was excited to be there with our Social Media Kiosk, to help spread the word about the great things that were happening!
Upon entering, I had no idea what to expect. I was enjoying myself, listening to great worship music by Christian Artist, Amari, and meeting some incredible women. At one point during the conference, one of the hostesses, Barb Wilber tasked us with finding someone in the room that we had yet to meet, and scheduling a time to get to know them better.
Before I had time to stand up from my chair, this adorable, southern woman approached me and said, in her cute accent "I want to get to know you"!
Me? I was honored, because I had JUST looked at this woman's picture in the program for the conference and realized that she was now standing before me! It was none other than Julie Ziglar Norman! You, know the Ziglar name, don't you? She's the "daughter of the motivator’s motivator, Zig Ziglar"! And she was asking to get to know ME better! I was so excited and honored.
Unfortunately, we didn't have too much time to chat, as we were quickly asked to come back to the larger discussion. But we were able to talk on break and share a few laughs while she and some other ladies were being silly and posing for the Social Media Kiosk!
What's even more funny to me, is that the largest lesson I learned from my few hours at this conference, from Barb's key note and "Sacred Space" activity was that we are often living as what we are NOT, instead of what we are! We are constantly living in the world of "Im NOT Smart Enough", "Im NOT pretty Enough"etc, instead of who we really are!
When I was asked to write down my biggest "Who I am NOT" - it was "I am NOT Worthy". The funny thing is, I was worthy enough because Julie chose me out of over 50 women in a large room. She chose me, because for some reason she was drawn to me. And from that moment, I promised myself, to let myself be as worthy as other see me, and live with who I am vs. who I am NOT!
Learn more about The Bam Project Online, and Julie's Organization, "ZIglar Women" here.
Rebecca Johnson is a Freelance Digital Media Specialist, Social Media and marketing strategist. She uses her creativity, and marketing skills, along with her business ownership experience to assist small and medium sized businesses with their online marketing. Rebecca owns with her husband, Get Networking Now!, Rebecca Johnson Consulting and My Social Media Pro.
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