This weekend I had the privilege of being at a training with Brendon Burchard in California. I met the most incredible people from all over the globe. People who are working to get their message out to the world. I met a beautiful woman from Iran, Maral. She speaks to the world that we need to end wars. I met a wonderful couple from Ottawa Canada, Vladimir and Carlentz. He is a relationship expert and has a program to help couples have the best relationship possible. His wife is going to be teaching women how to bring the joy back to cooking. I met Chris, a martial artist who studied with one of Bruce Lee's students. He now has written books and teaches martial arts in the style of Bruce Lee. Chris' Jeet Kune Do is an organization dedicated to perpetuating the search for martial truth that Bruce Lee began in his lifetime. What a gift to meet such gifted people and hear their stories. Then on the plane, I met Ana Lisa. What a spirit! She is a mom to 8, has goats, and chickens, and works with clients as a BodyTalk practitioner. (And she finds time to exercise every morning!) She was returning from a training herself. It made my hair stand on end when she told me her story. The universe sure works in mysterious ways and I truly believe there are no accidents. I am familiar with BodyTalk, and we knew some of the same people. I really feel that I have made connections this weekend that will form lifelong friendships.
Brendon is not only a business leader and marketing expert, he is a gifted motivational speaker. There was something he said that resonated so strongly with me. He said, "you don't have to be perfect, but you better be perfectly you". Wow. When I was much younger, I thought I had to be perfect. I thought I had to look perfect, and act a certain way, have the perfect house and fold the towels perfectly. UGH. Why do we do that to ourselves? I guess it's part of being human, part of what Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, calls 'the dream'. But I've learned as I've gotten older that perfection is an illusion. It is in our imperfection that we are perfect.
So this week, my W.O.W. (word of the week) is perfection.