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Dreaming Out Loud

01.15.2010

It was meant to happen. I don’t know why. But it was meant to happen.

Never did I think in a million years, or even just a year ago, that I would be sitting in a room with a group of people, some friends, some new friends, sharing my passion. I’ve always been a reserved person. Like, I’ve always dreamed big. I’ve always dreamed big on paper. But there’s just something magical about dreaming big OUT LOUD. In front of people who have only known me for a short time. It’s crazy. It’s fun. It’s scary as all get out. But most of all it’s empowering.

The dream starts to materialize. Right then, right there.

Okay, before you start to click away thinking I’ve gone nuts, I have good reason.

Yesterday, I attended Lara Casey’s Making Things Happen Intensive here in Dallas. And it blew my mind. Quite literally. I drove home fired up, invigorated, and my mind flying at a million miles a second. Faster than I could ever run. Like it was even happening in my sleep. My head just wouldn’t shut up. But, it was okay. It was all in the name of good things.

It was so refreshing to be in a room, surrounded by like-minded folks, sharing and being real. Being honest. Being genuine. Being our most authentic selves. Taking transparency to a whole other level. I think it takes a lot of guts to be that honest. To be open to the idea of sharing your heart. To be open to the idea of soaring higher than you could ever, ever imagine. What does that look like?

I am blessed and fortunate to have been a partial scholarship recipient for Making Things Happen. I didn’t even know that I would be attending until Tuesday. I actually didn’t blog or tweet about it because I didn’t want to jinx the opportunity. With the amazing generosity of Lara Casey and her team, we made it happen. I was able to attend. And I’m a firm believer it was because I was genuine and real about it. And it was meant to happen.

I was totally blown away by Lara’s right-side man at the intensive, Jeff Holt. Like holy whoa. Seriously. The moment he began speaking about his experience, it resonated with me. I could see myself in his shoes. And listening to his story, how far he has come, and how far he is going to go is amazing. Knock your socks of amazing.

Now, I feel like the wheels are in motion. Forward motion. I was beginning to feel like they were just spinning, but after this intensive, I’m going to make things happen in 2010.

Have you dreamed your biggest dream? Out loud?

Try it some time. It’ll turn your world upside down.

If you need to re-ignite the fire in what you love, run don’t walk to the nearest Making Things Happen location. You’ll be so happy you did.

Happy Friday!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Emily Ley 01.15.2010 at 4:51 pm

    Catie, I’m so excited to hear what MTH2010 did for you! Dont let the fire stop – run with it! Cant wait to hear what unfolds for you in 2010! Emily

  • Reply Evelyn Laws 01.15.2010 at 8:43 pm

    Catie, I couldn’t wait to hear some stories from MTH Dallas and yours is the first of a few I’m sure that I’ll read and am so thrilled that your wheels are in motion!! It’s so awesome to find your voice and to be so invigorated by others who also want the same out of their life and their business!! You go girl!

  • Reply Lisa Barr 01.15.2010 at 9:41 pm

    I can’t wait to hear all the amazing things that come out of this first step in your journey. Congratulations and don’t stop until you #Make It Happen!!

  • Reply Ati @ Gekd Boutique 01.16.2010 at 12:55 am

    I am so excited for you, Catie. I can feel the surge of MAKE IT HAPPEN energy seeping through the screen! I know exactly what you mean and I haven’t even gone to the intensive, yet. I’ll be at the Vegas intensive in March. I’m fired up beyond what I can handle right now, so I can’t imagine what it will be like when I get there. Thank you for the inspiration and for allowing me a peek into your mind all ablaze!

  • Reply Rosaura 01.16.2010 at 1:37 am

    Wow! Sounds amazing! Checked and there are no SF dates. :( Am thinking about the LV one….

  • Reply Sarah Boutwell 01.16.2010 at 9:10 pm

    Catie – So glad to read about your MTH2010 experience! I am so amazed by how it’s changing lives, and I know it’s going to be a super enlightening and enriching experience. {My husband & I will be attending MTH2010 Nashville.} Wishing you big things, a bright future and that your dreams become your reality. With this kind of energy and passion, I’m sure you will fulfill (and surpass) your biggest dreams!

  • Reply Auntie Eewie 01.19.2010 at 9:43 am

    I LOVE YOU!!!!! YOU are one of my kind!

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