It’s subtle but it’s there and it wasn’t really expected, but something is different about me and people are noticing. Not quite sure what it is, but I’m in a different place since returning from my 99-day journey around the world with my daughter.
My outlook and attitude has shifted. I’m content, I’m relaxed and I’m confident that what we did over this past summer in creating our documentary about the change makers of the world was the right thing to do. It must have been because the universe is opening up to me.
In the six weeks that I’ve been home, my time has been spent editing hours of footage that were shot on our project, working on a video that I had bartered with the Mercure Sydney Hotel in exchange for accommodations and I’ve been traveling quite a bit, speaking at conferences and giving seminars for my trade association, ASMP.
The great part is that my speaking gigs were the motivation for me to quickly put together a sample of our film, which I show and in turn have the advantage of getting feedback, while the film is still in postproduction. That’s when I get affirmation that I am on the right track in making this film. I hear people telling me, even after only seeing the 10-minute tease; they are inspired and motivated to create positive change.
I also hear people tell me that they feel my sincerity and thank me, and that is perhaps one of the highest compliments I can receive. That is what I felt from each and every one of our subjects – sincerity in their purpose. They knew that this was what they weren’t meant to be doing in their lives. They are confident and that is bringing them joy and peace in their heart. They are following the path that is intended for them and not distracted by the road that others may follow as the norm.
It’s a funny thing but in doing something that comes naturally to me, I have attracted like-minded people that want to be a part of it. I’ve received quite a few emails from editors, writers, social media experts and others who want to be part of what my daughter and I created as it goes into the next phase of the production. Collaborating with others will only make the message of my film stronger and that means more eyes will see it.
I’ve discovered that in following my instincts, good things happen. I’m in Amsterdam right now, a trip prompted by an invitation to show my “tease” tonight at The European Summit for Global Transformation. I’ll also be reconnecting with two of my subjects, Maggie Doyne and Letha Sandison as well as other change makers at this conference. Last night’s pre event gathering of inspirational change makers from around the world has already stimulated my mind with endless possibilities. I can only imagine what the rest of the weekend has in store.