This weekend I am waaaay outside of my comfort zone, attending a conference that I’m still trying to grok, among people who describe themselves as entrepreneurs and out-of-the-box thinkers. The innovators. The makers. The go-getters. The rules breakers.
I might be a bit intimidated.
This is the World Domination Summit. I’m still working through what it’s about, partly because there’s just so much that I can’t process it all. As an event, it’s about Adventure. Community. Service. As a personal journey, however, it’s a bit like learning to get unstuck from that place you find yourself, spinning your wheels. Of feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Of digging through the clutter of your imagination to find the dusty corner where you tossed those dreams you used to play with oh so long ago. Of re-imagining play.
Of being something more than ordinary.
I find it refreshing that this conference is about approaching new people, being open to ideas, with speakers who stick around and welcome conversation with old timers and newcomers alike, as opposed to those who speak and dash. The vibe here is electric, perhaps almost cultish; the air charged with potential and possibility. I feel freakishly alive by being around these people, and I’m starting to believe the impossible is an everyday occurrence. These people talk about success and the struggles it took to get there; people whose passion has launched them into a job they love, yet somehow they imagine themselves unremarkable. The conversations resonate in my soul, and I want to believe that the yin and yang of success and failure — which is a normal part of life — can somehow be embraced. I think that balance comes finding your place in all of this. Of engaging with great people. Of being a part of the larger community. Of service. And of finding the adventure in the process.
Right now there’s a lot stuffed into my head, and it’s going to take some time to process it. To make sense of my options, and to follow up on some ridiculous connections I’ve made this weekend. To listen to my heart, and to dust off the dreams shoved to the back of my mind. But one thing is clear: the World Domination Summit has had a profound impact on me. I don’t think things can really be the same again. I want something more.
I want to be beyond ordinary.