Yes, you read that right. On Saturday 21st of June 2014, I had the privilege and honour to be in the presence of 8 powerful women. Between the 8 of them we had published authors, A life Game changer, an NLP Master practitioner, an Elegant Negotiator, a cognitive hypnotherapist, an inspiring entrepreneur and and a passionate chef who loves to dance in the rain. They say that we need to be careful about what we speak and the seminar on Saturday was a testimony to that. 3 months ago on an author mastermind call, I made a casual remark to Marina Nani on how they were having all the fun in UK and nothing happened in Cyprus. Thats all it took for Marina to take a decision to have an event in Cyprus.And what an event we managed!
A day packed with so much information, passion and sharing that it got to a point that we felt like we were drinking from a fire hose!. With information ranging from NLP, real estate trading, negotiating with Life and the importance of embracing opportunities, I don’t know if there is any other place I would have wanted to be despite it being a weekend and my first day as a bachelor again!. The miracle of the day for me was the fact that the team managed to select a member from the audience and completed writing her book during the day. Yes you read that right. Within a span of 7 hours, the team chose the topic of the book, the title, the chapters and the contents, all adding up to over 120 pages of a book on “The Alpha Heart”. The book will be published on Amazon soon!. Now thats the power of women.
I have always had a lot of respect for woman and to be honest I believe that women are far stronger than men. Men may be physically strong, but women are strong on the inside and when things are tough this is what matters. On Saturday I got a first hand experience of these when all these women worked hand in hand to deliver one of the most powerful and inspiring seminars I have attended recently.
Here are some of the most original and powerful quotes from the day.
You are chasing something that you don’t have, instead of attracting what you want to have – Marina Nani
Relationships are one of the most important Investments in Life. – Serah Lister
If you are not going to dream big, don’t dream at all!– Marina Nani
Celebrate Yourself EveryDay- Marina Nani [/blockquote]
This is my blog to share my views on spirituality, self-help and personal development. But I couldn’t resist writing about my experience yesterday as it was a day when I had all 3 of these. Spiritual growth, understanding self help and helping me develop myself. So what are my thoughts when I look back at my experience.
Opportunity knocks on the door of the listener.
For me the last 12 months have been a sea of opportunities and they are not stopping. From being able to publish my first book, start my blog, run my first marathon and meet the likes of Raymond Aaron, Marina Nani, Danielle Serpico and Pavlina Papalouka is an opportunity of a life time.
There are 2 types of relationships we can have in this world
- Toxic Relationships
- Nourishing Relationships
Toxic relationships are the ones where you feel drained of energy after you finish a conversation. There is a feeling of void or emptiness. Nourishing relationships on the other hand are the ones which leave you and keep you on a high and give you a feeling of being uplifted and fulfilled. What I experienced yesterday was one of the most beautiful connections. There are times in life where we say that something is “too good to be true”. I dont believe in this because I do think that this world is made of beautiful people who do beautiful things for you and if you only reach out your dreams start becoming true!
I will remain ever grateful to
- Danielle Serpico for being such a sweet person and sharing her story and insights into the world of NLP. An absolutely amazing person to have around. Thanks to her I will finally read my first book on NLP!. A book she has written!
- Serah Lister for being and showing us what she does best. Negotiating!. A true professional!
- Pat Duckworth for not hypnotising us but still hypnotising us with her talk
- Pavlina Papalouka for making this event happen and the ever energetic lady that she is.
- Chrysanthia Ioanides for sharing her love of Dancing in the Rain and Cooking. Go Woman Go.! You will go places.. 6th July is waiting!
Be careful of the relationships you build. As Serah Lister puts it, “Relationships are the most important investments in our life”. They will decide if you “go” through life or “grow” through life. As one of my favourite motivational speakers Charlie Tremendous Jones once said, “You will be 5 years from know what you are today except for the books your read and the people you meet!. Relationships are a choice!. Make the right ones!