Since yesterday, I have learned SOOO much at this conference! It has completely changed how I think about my business. I also have a TON of new ideas for side projects and books to write.
The highlight of today was hearing Stedman Graham speak. You probably know him best as “Oprah’s man” but after hearing him speak, he is completely in his own category in my mind.
He shared SO many encouraging things and I’d love to just type them all up…but I don’t want to just give away his information, you know? BUT, I will share something that he shared, written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (taken from this page)
“And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.
If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
I am honored to be good friends with Mara! Even more so after she asked Stedman if we could get a picture with him!! He’s so nice and down to earth in person. He actually shook my hand and thanked ME after we took the picture. Awesome guy!
And randomly….they had this beer at the party….this was the same company that made our root beers in Virgina!!
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