"Everything you know could already be wrong."
A few weeks ago I had new and old friends come together for a fancy, not-so fancy dinner on the beach.
At one point, there we were 4 women talking about The Keepers and Catholicism.
I was laughing to myself. Here was a friend who has a following, a beloved following in the hundreds of thousands. Should she be in a super potentially risky conversation about religion with people she doesn’t know?
I mean, religion is the LAST thing you want to talk about when you are mixing old and new friends right?
But really, it was a wonderful conversation that truly connected those of us that were in them, connected us further.
There we were mature adults talking our upbringings, nuns, the pope and The Keepers.
We talked how crazy Jimmy Iovine is. Two of my friends are connected to him. Who knew! You know, Jimmy right? He’s the guy who created Beats headphones with Dr. Dre and sold the company to Apple for $3 Billion. So there we were 2 friends talking how nuts he is. How intense he is. How he makes everyone wait hours to see him. How he has stacks of cash in his office. And again, how intense he is. More power to him.
One woman talked about how she gives back. Her life and work is dedicated there.
Another woman talked about how she’s killing herself. She’s going to sell her baby as soon as possible.
Another woman talked of the events she’s hosting.
One woman was nervous.
Another was insulted. But let it go.
And another was finding success as she evolved. “You have to keep evolving.”
In real life. It’s a trend that never ever fades.
I had conversations I could have never planned.
Relationships I would have never started.
Connections that would never have been made.
Dinner is something we need. Connection is something we all want.
$95. 10 women. Countless connection. Countless relationships.
Think on it.
Quick side note from Ashleigh. Here are my most favorite tools ever.
- For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings. My walk always becomes a power walk after listening.
- To focus during the day I love to focus@will. They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does. I blare the classical music. I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
- Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away. She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money! Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny. Not. going. to. lie.
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