Enlightened Conversations with Michelle Lightworker & Lady Vee
*FACEBOOK LIVE 30th March 2017
Leading a movement of positive change around the world, Lady Vee (Vanessa) guides introverted women to reclaim their sexiness, reconnect with their bodies, and increase their feminine confidence. She teaches her students how to dissolve self-criticism and improve their romantic relationships — so they get the life they want and deserve.
Some topics that were explored:
– What’s it like to be bi in a heterosexual relationship?
– Do you make out with your friends?
– Are we always on the look out for 3somes?
– Do you always know you’re bi?
– Do bi’s have a ‘type’?
– Do you stop being bi if you are in a hetero-sexual relationship?
– Do bi’s always cheat on their partners?
– How do you navigate relationship ‘rules’ when you’re bi?
– What’s it like being a hetero/gay partner of someone bi?
– How does it feel to be bi in a gay community setting?
– Why bi’s feel invisible.
An elderly Chinese man had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the man bringing home only one and a half pots of water.
Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the man one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.”
The old man smiled, “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?” “That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.” “For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.”
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.
So, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
I originally posted this as a Facebook status (click here for the original). What I say, is the truth .. it is the key to why I can do live video and even ‘recorded’ video. It’s due to confidence and laughter.
I can see why a lot of women falter when it comes to doing a video and then posting to their Facebook profile (outside the safe supportive environment within a Facebook Group)…..
Thanks to Periscope, I’ve learnt to embrace my authentic self (crazy, flawed, fast talking, loud, and everything!) and know that the right people will “get me” 🙂 and to ignore the nay-sayers (aka trolls).
I had some random guy who isn’t even one of my friends message me today his unwanted and unsolicited opinion about how I wasn’t wearing a bra in my video.
Here’s the low down for those who are new to “me” —
I don’t see nipples as inherently sexual on any person’s body especially that of a woman. I’m a BIG supporter of Free The Nipple. I’m a BIG supporter of women being confident and loving their bodies. I’m a BIG supporter of body autonomy for women (even when I dislike what you’re doing to your body I fully embrace your right to do WHAT YOU WANT to your body).
Now you can see that his why comment was amusing …
Poor man thought his opinion was so great that he just HAD to tell me when I never asked nor wanted it. Wow. You’re so important.. I do not know you Mr Strange Man who doesn’t contribute to my life in any meaningful way.
😀 hahahaha (laughing)
The other one is that.. ah… he better not watch ANY of my Periscope videos… ever… hahahahahahahaha I’ve done well over 100 broadcasts… and all of them… OMG!?!?! BRA-LESS!!!!! WHAT A TRAVESTY! (I’m totally being sarcastic and dramatic.)
Thank you Mr “You’re Not Wearing A Bra” … you gave me a laugh 🙂
TO ALL THE WOMEN WORRIED ABOUT BEING JUDGED HARSHLY … laugh. Laugh some more. Then go do something you LOVE .. surround yourself with beings who LOVE you (being can be human and non human 😛)… and click “start broadcast” (or record). Remember, it opinions of random strange men (or women for that matter) are inconsequential to the impact YOU sharing YOUR MESSAGE can do for the world.
STOP HIDING. START SHINING.
CLICK START BROADCAST (or record 😉 )
If you have not already cottoned on by now, I adore Periscope.
If you want to learn more about Periscope please get in touch with me for a free copy of The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Periscope 🙂
After I had done my daily Business PeriShow (The Truth About Being A Pet Lovin’ Entrepreneur) … I checked out if anyone else I was following was live … another local … @SoniaCarroll ! (click here to learn more about Sonia)
I popped into her Periscope broadcast (aka PeriShow) to say hi. I also informed her of the Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo happening today (and tomorrow). That was it – it was a PeriDate !
Lesson: Be open to opportunities to connect with people !
Eventually we connected at The Expo.
Lesson: Be bold. Say HI. We are all human in the end.
I could’ve easily shy-ed away and never tried to connect with her as she is one of the Superstars of Periscope (at least for Australia!)…. yet I didn’t as I genuinely wanted to meet her as I admire her for being authentically herself.
Whilst we were chatting we happened upon another person who we both had an inkling looked like he was a doing a live PeriShow … we were right ! We had just met Ron Pia (click here to view his PeriShows).. another local Periscope broadcaster !
Lesson: Be spontaneous.
Lesson: What you think of you is more important than what others think !
This is when the above lessons comes into play:
Due to this random happenstance, we were featured on Ron’s PeriShow! I highly doubt he was expecting THAT .. and from there Sonia started her live PeriShow at the same time! (My phone had died so I couldn’t join in.) We possibly looked a little ridiculous to a lot of other people around us … NONE OF US CARED !
We were having fun.
You want to know what I feel are Sonia’s secrets for having such a popular PeriShow ?
Sonia is authentic: the lady I met today (when she wasn’t broadcasting) is the exact same person who you view when she is broadcasting.
Sonia has fun: Whether it is a more random PeriShow or something that she has set up a bit for her viewers … it is plainly obvious she is having fun each and every time.
Sonia is vulnerable: This is in relation to the fact that she does a lot of PeriShows. You do not have to do as many and as frequent as she does ! Nope. If that isn’t your style – find what works for you and do it. People love you for you. Where she is vulnerable is the fact that she does share her life with us all – often.
You don’t need to be perfect for Periscope !
Just be YOU!
Who have you met with thanks to Periscope ?
At the time of this blog post, there was no category specifically for Pets. Thus I created a scheduled BLAB under the GENERAL TAG (using the TOPIC subject to clarify it would be a chat about Pets) to hopefully show the team at Blab that there is demand for one.
If you would like to learn more about BLAB.IM I recommend The Ultimate Guide To BLAB.IM
The three biggest tips I can give to you (at the time of this post):
- Use Blab.IM via the web using Chrome as your web browser (at the time of this blog post the Blab.IM app for iOS (only at this stage) isn’t stable or ‘good enough’ tho’ the Team at BLAB.IM have assured everyone that they’re working furiously).
- Join BLAB.IM (it is free) and lurk. Watch current BLABs happening to get a feel for the platform.
- Participate – always ask first in the chat if you can join in .. never assume that a spare seat is available for just anyone. It might be ‘on hold’ for a specific someone. Then click JOIN ! You’ll experience the best part of the platform by JOINING IN on the chats.
Enjoy – just click WATCH !
Post your own BLAB username and feedback below 🙂
According to my Instagram account I posted this photo 30 weeks ago (click here to view). To be honest, it was a commitment I made to my own personal development (aka ‘life hacking’ as it is called these days) way back at the start of the year (at an event Rossco provided at his former home).
My whole PD (or life hack) plan for this year (and many years to come) is to work on my relationship with money … because even if I start to earn millions of dollars (don’t laugh – it’s possible!) I want to ensure I do so having a honest relationship with my money (because the relationship I have with my money does affect EVERYTHING else in my life).
It all started with an opportunity with Anne Aleckson via Peaceful and Plentiful Financial Flow – 21 Day Intensive / 21 Day Money Flow Intensive. Thankfully for me the universe gifted me those experiences (thanks to action I had taken thus I had ‘earned’ my position).
Lately, I’ve been participating in Lotus Kruse‘s Money Love group programme. We’re in the final week of it.
I’m happy to say that I’m achieving this 1% (if not more).
The best thing. This change is sustainable. I’m also ‘waking up’ … now when I see and hear people speaking about earning six figures or more per year I’m instantly skeptical … that means absolutely shit to me now … what I want to know (from now on) … is if these “six figure income earners” are in POSITIVE net wealth ?
They may have ‘earned’ six figures this year however what is their TRUE NET WORTH ? Are they in debt OVER their income ? How much money did they spend that was theirs (not credit) to get to those six figures ? I honestly don’t give a rats ass about your flashy BMW which is actually BAD DEBT .. even if you owned it out-right … that’s something that’s a liability not something that is an asset.
I’m NOT PERFECT in this sphere myself. Awareness was the 1% I needed this year to help me recover from a horrendous 2014 where I had my head in the sand for most of the year.
It will be interesting to see where I am ‘this time next year’ due to how I’ve actively been working very hard on my relationship with money.
I still have a lot of stories, thoughts and “money beliefs” that don’t serve me however all I am seeking this year and in the years to come is 1% change. Anyone familiar with “cumulative interest” (google it if you need to) will understand the power of 1%.
Anymore change beyond this can be unsustainable. That was my obstacle previously. I had made changes yet those changes were great that ultimately they weren’t sustainable.
My intention at the start of Money Love was the below. It will be interesting to reflect this time next week when the Money Love programme is over to see what my new intention will be for going forward.