Lately I’ve become even more aware of how important it is to surround yourself with positive-ness! It’s amazing how being around positive people and positive energy makes you feel so much better within yourself and how this reflects in your daily life. Going to see inspirational speakers or attending workshops or Q&A sessions in a field you are interested in can be really informative and uplifting and I think it’s a really important part of personal and professional development.
Last month I attended the “Imagine the Possibilities” workshop at the Moama Bowling Club. I was surrounded by a room full of amazing women doing incredible things and all yearning for information and skills to improve their businesses and lives. Lisa Messanger of The Collective was the keynote speaker and Kylie from “Of Kin” also made a keynote presentation. These ladies rocked. Their creativeness, courage and enthusiasm for what they do is just so inspiring. The whole day was all about supporting and nurturing each other and about being positive and having courage to do things and I came away feeling so fresh and inspired.
Last week I had the pleasure of being guest speaker at the Rabobank International Rural Women’s Day lunch in the Yarra Valley. It was such an honour to be asked to speak at this event and it I felt like it was my opportunity to spread that positivity on to the group of women that I was speaking to. I loved being able to share our story with these women and talk about what we have done to grow and develop our brand and our business and it was so lovely to speak with people afterwards and have lots of lovely feedback on what we were doing and hear stories from other people of all the wonderful thing they were doing with their businesses. I was also lucky enough to attend the Rabobank Leadership Awards dinner in Melbourne last week and once again I was in a room full of people who were looking to the future and who were positive about the field of agriculture and the future of the industry and it was really encouraging and comforting.
These sorts of networking events are so important for making you feel refreshed and giving you new insights into things. It’s good to be surrounded by inspiring people with positive energy and I really encourage you if you get the opportunity to get along to these kinds of events. Sharing knowledge and positivity is really important not only for you as an individual but also for your business development and you can come away with new and innovative ideas to explore.