My Dear Friend,
It’s been two weeks since World Domination Summit ended, and I still don’t know how to distill the enormity of it into a simple blog post.
For brevity’s sake, I’m not going to go into exactly what World Domination Summit is. I’m not very good at explaining it anyway, but if you read this you’ll probably get the info you’re looking for.
World Domination Summit was important to me for several different reasons. Not only was WDS on my List, but it marked a point in my life that I look back on as a springboard.
- When I bought by ticket back in October I used that to get myself moving and I started preparing for a life with which I wanted to experiment.
- It gave me an “excuse” to start traveling.
- I used the event to start getting serious about this blog.
- I got a better grasp on what I was actually doing in life.
- And looking back, it now marks the point where I stopped looking at myself as “just a nomad” and started owning up to the fact that I’m doing something special here, even if I fully don’t understand it all yet, and I can use this to bring value to other peoples lives and I can play my own part in making a difference in this world.
In the end, you don’t come away changed because you’ve gotten something out of the experience. You change because the environment is one that allows you to examine yourself, to look at your own actions and then tell yourself and confirm to yourself, this is why I’m doing what I’m doing. And this is how I can keep going with it.
Putting words to our thoughts and feelings is a powerful thing. Once we can coalesce our ideas and beliefs and dreams into words, we give those thoughts physical form (sound is physical). This is also why action is so powerful. Once we give physical form to our passions, we actually create these things. We bring them into physicality. Which, in turn, starts a creative snowball rolling.
People don’t come to WDS, I think, for the keynotes or the workshops (although those are excellent). I would say they don’t even come to see specific people. I think the majority of people that attend WDS are there to experience the community. This “entity” that’s made up of all these passionate, unconventional people — that’s why people attend WDS. We come to glean the knowledge of the Whole, and hear what It has to tell us about ourselves.
What really made WDS magical was the fact that so many people around you were totally on the same page. For example, with me, I didn’t feel like I needed to explain or defend my need for constant travel and movement. People just got it. I even met plenty of other nomads who showed me greater potential in the nomadic lifestyle.
This community that I found brought me to three major takeaways by the end of the that weekend…
1) Own what you do.
You may get challenged or questioned a lot. You may get funny looks, and people may not “get it,” but whatever it is you’re doing — own it. The world has no need for people who do not believe in themselves 100 percent.
2) We each have something valuable we are bringing to the world.
So many times we think “oh this just isn’t really that important.” But it is important! It may seem small and stupid and insignificant, but everything we do has value to someone. Maybe you don’t even fully understand it yourself, but I can almost guarantee that if you’re following your dreams, then you are bettering someone’s life. And if you’re bettering even one person’s life through what you do, than there’s no such thing as “not that important.”
3) No one is alone.
There’s always someone who gets what you’re doing. And there’s always someone who can benefit from what you’re doing.
That’s what I really loved about WDS.
It’s a place for you to learn about yourself.
It’s an environment which allows you to supercharge your self-knowledge. To look back at yourself from an elevated standpoint and see, not just your blind spots, but how you, with something unique to offer the world, fit into the picture.
It’s an environment that fosters an acute awareness of your own power.
What lessons have you learned in finding your tribe?
How has your community supercharged you?
Love always, all ways,