Friday, March 26, 2010

Making Things Happen

Where shall I start? Words. Words would be good right now. Problem is, there are no words. How do you describe an experience that asks you to face your fears and change your life? All I can say is wow. That's all I've been saying for the past 48 hours anyway.

For those of you that don't know, Making Things Happen is an intensive for wedding industry professionals that helps them face their fears, forget their past, overcome their hardships and live a better life, running a better business. It's held by two complete geniuses, Lara Casey (of Southern Weddings Magazine) and Jeff Holt (photographer extraordinaire). It all starts with a notebook.

{Bella had to get in on the action too!}

Throughout the seminar we filled the notebook with fears, goals, people we love and people we think hinder our abilities to succeed. It was a lot of self-reflection, something a lot of us (including me) don't do very often. But something we should probably do more. Yes, it sounds a little like therapy but it's not. At least not the kind of therapy where there's a man in a chair saying "And how does that make you feel?"

Rather, Lara and Jeff left us with completely awesome words of wisdom. A few of my favorites...

Bring the subconscious, conscious. Ask yourself not what is the problem but what is the opportunity? Nothing great was ever built by one person. Find stillness. And my favorite... Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Before I get to what my experience on Wednesday means for Notable Inspiration, I want to make a suggestion to anyone and everyone reading this. Whether you work in the industry, are a bride or a just a person that came across my blog on a whim, this can help you. It's called the daily download. And no, it doesn't have anything to do with computers. (Whew!) All it means is you take a few minutes everyday to write down anything (I repeat, anything) on your mind, big or small. From remembering to feed the dog to the next big idea that you think is going to change the world. It clears your mind, gets everything on paper and gives you a few minutes to breath. Try it, I dare you.

Now for the effects Making Things Happen will have on Notable. Well, your in luck, its only going to get better. I have so many ideas and things I want to put up on this blog and share with you all and it was one of the goals in my notebook to do so. To start, your going to see some DIY things popping up here and even some video blogging. I have big plans for this blog and I want to take all my fab readers with me. Give me your input, anything you'd like to see? I know what I want to do but what do you want me to do here?

For the next couple of weeks you may see a few posts about the lasting effects of Making Things Happen and my efforts to do just that, make things happen. I'm fired up, as the MTH slogan would say! This weekend I'm gathering all my ideas that are about to explode out of my over-working mind and hopefully I will have a more clear future for Notable to share with you soon. For now, I'm still just wowed.

{The DC Making Things Happen ladies! Special thanks to Holly of Holly Chapple Flowers for sharing this great picture!}

I also want to send a little shout out to all the women who poured their hearts out right along with me on Wednesday. Thank you for being so inspiring!

Aspiring to Inspire,



  1. Great post Kelly! You summed it up so well. Real artists ship!

  2. Fabulous post about a fabulous day! It was wonderful to share the experience with you.

  3. Kelly! So wonderful to share this with you and what a great re-cap! Hope to check in again with you soon.


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