I applied to be a TED TALK DETROIT presenter a while back, thinking about how fun it would be to get up on stage and story tell as to how I came into working with crystals and the healthy benefits of alternative healing that are just as important to the mind body and spirit connection..
I think when I filled out the application I was half serious and half taking the piss being silly with myself, really just acting out of the bravery of my inner will wanting to spiritually begin to farm my ideas wherever they may grow..
Sometimes you have to be willing to go outside of your normal domain if you want to play in the big league to get anywhere other than where you currently already are..it requires, no DEMANDS of you to step OUT and be vulnerable and susceptible for any type of open criticism that may come your way..
The irony in all this for me personally was the amount of positive supportive feed back I received regardless of the overall outcome because of who I am, what I do and the power to which I do it..
There will always be snarky naysayers who will try to derail you from your journey, yet those are the people who are motivated out of their own lack of worth looking to rain on your parade while then turning around and try to make it their own..
I waited patiently for months to a response that came with a regret to inform you email, that out of 109 submissions with only 8 time slots available, yours wasn’t one that we chose to select..
After rereading it several times with admittedly a bit of relief, I decided that this was an excellent form of rejection and opportunity..Instead of seeing it as a negative, ive decided to run with it and take this year to really work on my shit so I can actually submit a real application with a video and some resumes esk details for next time..
If life offers you some sort of a road block, you have the decision to make as to how important it is for you to arrive at your destination..sometimes you have to be willing to navigate roads less traveled to arrive at where you want to be and those who have become successful are the ones who didn’t give up after the first road block..
So salute to my first TEDTALK rejection and thank you for even reviewing my application and taking the time to decline..if I have lit a fire cracker up some one elses ass by wanting to to apply for this brilliant platform themselves now, than I have successfully spiritual influenced and inspired someone other than myself..peace love faith hope <3 <3 <3