name: stacy julian
passion: memories and stories
cause: women with abundance
life work: unleash the potential in others to do good and amazing things
Here’s the deal: It’s not so much the things that Seth Godin writes that I love. Its the stuff that happens in my head and heart when I read the stuff that Seth Godin writes (follow?)
I had one of those ‘showers of inspiration’ (literally) in the shower this morning. I’m preparing to fly to Houston to the Mom 2.0 Summit tomorrow. The resistance (voice of my lizard brain–a reference to Seth’s book, Linchpin) is trying to tell me that I’m not “enough” to hang with the three other women on my panel. Stupid resistance.
I feel I should have some amazing cause, like impoverished or disadvantaged women in third-world countries — and certainly that is an amazing cause. I love to see people become activists for foundations they believe in and certainly there are foundations I believe in and support. I’ve wondered about becoming more vocal, raising my voice to defend, advocate or benefit a worthy movement. But, what I just realized this morning (thanks to Seth, in a round about way) is that I do have a cause. My cause is women with abundance.
Let’s see if I can explain.
If you have ever wielded a camera (and I know you have) to capture some minuscule detail of your life, or stared into the face of an unidentified person in a photo (likely also true) then I know you have sensed not only the importance of your family lineage, but also the nearly universal web of connection that stems from memories and stories. I know from years of personal practice that authentic scrapbooking gives rise to a greater sense of awareness that in turns leads to more gratitude. When we truly understand all that we have been given we are more willing to be accountable to intuitive nudges and inspiration for making a difference in a very unique way.
So, my passion is helping *primarily* women excavate meaning from their memories and use this meaning to put themselves on the path of personal enrichment that spills over into the lives of others.
If I can help other women who lead abundant lives, more clearly recognize both their privilege and their potential then the great spirit of the universe (which opposes lizard brain resistance) will take hold in their hearts and lead them onto a greater cause — one that they are destined to promote.
Memories are immensely powerful and I am now prepared to sit on a panel with other esteemed women and say with humility (and pride) I am a scrapbooker and I have a cause.