I learnt that I am responsibility for the success of us 'living the dream'... a dream I have had all my adult life!
To make, for a living!
So yesterday and today I did just that.......your looking at my etsy banner, ouch has another shop!
If I want too tassel the world then the worlds biggest marketplace could just be the right place to start? ...duh!
I learnt that as a 'right brainer' I'm not happy if I am not pursuing my creativity and cultivating it!
I learnt that it's OK to want to make money, support ourselves and our families from an income generated by doing what we love!....Yeah sista!!
I learnt that we all must have an apprenticeship, continue to develop, build resistance to obstacles and be persistence (not pushy) If we are to achieve the BIG FAT DREAM!
I learned this in a safe, nurturing environment, through song with cake, with a whole lot of women creatives!
|Via Pip's Meet Me At Mikes.|
Clare asked us to write down what our BIG FAT DREAM was 5 years from now!
I started with the fact that Ouch Boy would be nine and went on from there........
Why? cause he's along for the journey and we quite like him.
All the day one speakers were pretty amazing but Kemi won my heart
She runs Kemi's Raw Kitchen and champions a change to our diets to "eat more raw'!
Simple, not cooked vegies but raw!
Her passion, wit and sheer stage presence had us hooked! Watch her video, you'll see!
That's a women whose living a passionate life!
|Clare leading us through song!|
She was amazing!
We sang this!
(Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-ship song)
Clare talked to about finding the 'Bingo spot'.
That's where your 'Big Fat Dream', your 'what you love doing' and 'what people want' collide, as in a Venn diagram!
I'm still working on that :)
She told us that we should think of marketing ourselves or our idea/product with integrity and authenticity in mind.
That building a relationship with our customers/clients etc based on trust should be paramount
or quote "bad shit will happen" then she showed us this
Your gonna have a girl crush on this lady!
For the rest of the day:
.....we heard from a lady called
is a writer, comedian, author, social commentator and broadcaster well known for her work as columnist with The Age newspaper and as a ABC regular
Who had us in hysterics.
She's a brave feisty woman that pulls no punches!
Her advice to women is to quote 'aim for fuck off status'.
That's is where your standing on your own too feet, supporting yourself and your family, you don't need a man to do it etc...
She said some controversial things like, send your kids to public school, use the public health system, live in a cheap house, live in a cheap suburb and bring up your kids to be independent!
..I like anyone who believes in the state school system...we are doing our best!
We ended the day with crafternoon and I went home, a very elated but exhausted mummy! I made it home for storytime.
report on Day 2....soon :)