Back in January, Seth Godin posted on his blog he was going to host a weekend seminar. The requirement to attend was to want to make a ruckus. Applicants needed to be as honest with themselves about their fears as they are about their dreams. In the best compliment I’ve received this year, a colleague sent me the post saying they thought I was a total fit.
I applied without thinking. I’ve blogged before about saying yes and being available for opportunities life presents to participate – applying to RuckusMakers was like saying yes. Once I hit “send” the doubts came piling in. I know how the Seth-devoted are – highly accomplished, driven, inspired. Who was I to think I could earn a spot in a group hand-picked to be against the grain thinkers and creative drivers? Turns out I was myself – someone lucky enough to have some dreamy hopes come true.
It says a lot about where my life is now that RuckusMakers was able to happen for me. I work for an organization who focuses on innovation and change without losing sight of it’s people in the mix. I get to spend my days looking to the future, and I have space and time to breathe which means I have space and time to grow. I’ve accepted a challenge to blog once a day for the next eight about the experience we shared with Seth. I’ve accepted a couple other challenges, some with myself and some related to my job, that I’ll be committing to ship in the coming days. In Seth’s words, I “pick myself.”
I got this.