What do I have in Common with Human Nature, a group of performers have in common?
- We both performed in Las Vegas on the same day;
- We both have long term goals that we’ve achieved;
- And,I know it’s a STRETCH but we both have ties to Australia – they are from Australia and I have a Minature Australian Shepherd (Izzy).
Being a keynote speaker achieved a goal I set 13 years ago when I attended the Smart Women Smart Money Conference hosted by Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane. I was working as a PR specialist at Social Security. Attending the Smart Women Smart Money conference ignited a passion that changed my life. I realized I wanted to educate and empower women to live financially healthy. It took three years to summon the courage to step outside my comfort zone. One of the goals I set for myself was to be a keynote speaker at a state treasurer’s women and money conference. Over the next 10 years I made contact with several state treasurer’s offices.
I’m sharing this because I’m a huge believer in setting goals. Sometimes goals are years in the making. Human Nature is a group of men from Australia who began performing together in high school. They loved Motown music and were determined to be successful performers. Through hard work and determination – 22 years later they are Australia’s leading pop vocal group, have released nine albums, just finished a United States tour, appeared on Dancing with the Stars a few weeks ago, perform at Imperial Palace in Las Vegas and Motown legend Smokey Robinson is a big supporter and introduces them via video at their shows. They have also opened for Celine and Michael Jackson.
We (Human Nature and myself) both set goals and took action to accomplish them. It took years to achieve our goals but it’s obvious by watching Human Nature perform they are living their dream. You can see their passion when they perform – it flows out of them. I felt the same passion when I spoke to the 300 women at the NV Women’s Money Conference on Saturday. My passion continued to ooze out of me throughout the day. Especially when women told me they had set financial goals based on the information I shared.
Know that goals are not always accomplished quickly. Sometimes it takes weeks, months or years to accomplish your goals. The key is to put your goals in writing and take action. And, never, never, never give up. Little steps can lead to big success.