Two weeks ago to the day, I sat at the Oregon Convention Center listening to old white dudes tell me how to get rich overnight by handing over my credit card, and they called it a “self-help” seminar. I looked around the room and had a realization, it was time to get off my ass and create a REAL event. One I’d actually want to go to!
Because the day was so agonizing I had a lot of time to think, and I began imagining what my events would be like. The one thing that became crystal clear, was that I’d never sell anything at my events, and that I’d stay authentic to WHO I am. I realized that these cookie-cutter events are just not for me. Instead, I thought about creating the type of evening I’d want to; grab my girlfriends, put on some heels, maybe even some eyelashes, a notebook and prepare for a truly inspired evening.
I thought on this for several days, as messages began pouring in from people who’d read my Tony Robbin’s “review.” Instead of being burned at the stake for speaking my truth about that experience, people where supporting me. Asking when I was going to create an event they could attend. It was time to take action.
And so #HBRSocial was born.