Saturday, March 7, 2009

Showing Up Differently?

For the first time in a long time, I've been at a loss for words. Yesterday, I attended an event for the Greater Houston eWomen Network.

Hearing the founder Sandra Yancey share her story and her vision for the GLOW project, with us was moving to say the least. It is often difficult to see that those whom you aspire to emulate have once been in your shoes.

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to see the movie yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. For my Houston area readers, there will be a private screening in the coming months, so watch for my post about it. If you are not in a city where the movie is playing, you can purchase the DVD and have your own screening! EVERY woman needs to see GLOW...end of story! (And as an FYI: I gain NOTHING from sharing this with you, other than the satisfaction of knowing that it will change you as it has me.)

Simply put, GLOW is the light that we share when we lift another and though we give, we've lost nothing in the process.

Ponder that...

The concept of giving without remembering and taking without forgetting is powerful.

Sandra Yancey is humble, generous, candid and open. She shared a powerful story where she discussed the concept of showing up differently to do something the NEXT time around. This really struck a cord with me, considering that I've done this very thing by leaping off high dive to launch my dream business. I've quite literally transformed before my own eyes.

Ask yourself this:

If I could start my business all over again tomorrow, how would I show up differently this time?

The answers will amaze you!

I know that I am not doing her justice, so I will not continue to ramble on. Maybe as my thoughts clear in the next few days, I can share more.

I'd love to hear how you have shared your GLOW with another or how another has shared her GLOW with you and what impact that had on you.



  1. I haven't seen it yet. Sounds like a very inspiring movie. I'm going to make a note of it. :)

    Let me introduce myself.
    Hi my name is Betty,
    I'm a new Follow Me member from the Mom Bloggers Club and I'm now following your blog. :)

  2. Thanks for following my blog. I'm following yours too and looking forward to more visits to your fab site.

  3. Hi Edie! I'll have to check out that movie! Thanks for letting us know about it!

    Just stopped by to say 'hi'. Came over from MBC/Follow Me group, wanted to let you know I'm following you!

  4. Hi Veronica, I'm now following you, too! Thanks!

  5. Hi Edie! Just started following you from MBC follow me club. Thanks for posting about Glow. I haven't heard of it until now. I will definitely watch it! I'm all about empowerment too :-)

  6. Hi, I'm your other new follower from the MBC. I'm looking forward to reading your blog. I found the first post inspiring so I know I'll love it. Can't wait to check out "Glow".

  7. Thank you for the info about this movie. I am looking forward to seeing it.

  8. Hi, I'm also stopping by from the MBC Follow Me club and I've added myself to your list of followers. I'm really interested to read your blog and how you've utilized social media. Also looking forward to checking out Glow. Thanks, Deb

  9. Found you through the Follow Me.

  10. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following yours as well. Looking forward to your insight!

  11. Can't wait to see the movie! I'm Rachel, a new follower via MBC.