Yes, you did read that right. In this blog I’m going to talk to you a little bit about how I stepped out of the car and onto the stage.
As many of you know the story that Jorjia and I started this blog five years ago. And throughout the time with this blog I have shared it with a number of people. There’s even been some stories about my driving Uber or Lyft.
Anywhere that you’ve seen me either in person or online, it’s pretty obvious that I have an addiction to personal and leadership development.
If you happened to read my blog from a couple of weeks ago, you know the story of Katie. How Katie lived larger than life and really encouraged Jorjia and I both to learn to live life out loud.
She touched so many peoples lives, and in the back of my mind I knew that I was supposed to be touching more lives than I had been.
Driving, and talking to my passengers was a blessing. It was wild how I connected with them. Made friends with some of them. Was almost like a bartender or counselor to some, as they shared challenges that they were going through. One of my biggest goals was to make sure that as much as possible their day was brighter just from being around me.
It’s really scary though. Not so much scary for me to talk to people, that’s really a gift that I feel God has blessed me with. What was scary was stepping away from what seemed safe. Now at this point some of you are thinking driving strangers around and your car was safe?! Haha!!
Driving Uber and Lyft seemed safe in that I was able to keep an eye on financially where I was, and if I wasn’t making enough money at that time, I would just drive more hours. I was trading time for money, and it seemed safer than stepping out and trusting.
And I was making a difference. To the few people that got into my car, for the few moments that I had. But I knew it wasn’t enough.
I had started an online program, where I learned about affiliate marketing, and building an online brand. I thought that I was learning about it to just monetize my blog and my YouTube channel.
I had no idea where this was going to go.
The program is phenomenal and I’ve learned so much from it, that I actually chose to be an affiliate for them. (shameless plug here, if you’re looking at other ways to add to your income, if you’re curious about affiliate marketing, or digital agency, YouTube, or any of that online stuff shoot me a message. 😁)
But creating an event?! Stepping out on stage to talk to a room full of people, to encourage them that they are called to more? Spending the hours, months, days, weeks that I have spent working with Jorjia, and now an entire team, to bring this to reality?
It was totally not what I imagined when I thought of leaving Uber. I mean I totally love to drive! But honestly driving daily trying to make the money, was stealing my love to drive.
But I thought perhaps that I would spend more time writing. Which I do. And it perhaps I would write a book. Which I am. I thought that as an affiliate I would bring in streams of money from my online presence. Which I am. But I truthfully did not see Jorjia and I creating this event, working with a team, and creating an experience that we know is going to create a ripple effect in changing this world.
I don’t know if I’ll go back to driving Uber or lift at any time. I just know that right now, I know that I am in the right place at the right time and doing what I’m called to do.
Today, I’m not on stage. Today I am in the pool. I was working out, and going through some of my talk for the event, when I realized that it was Wednesday! Not only that but it’s my day for the blog! Somehow I missed it I did not get it on my schedule to do yesterday. So the blessing of this being a digital life, is that it can be done anywhere!
Thank you so much for joining me in the pool, and sunny Florida. I really hope that you will check out conquerwithhope.com, and get your ticket for the event. I’m super excited to see the ripple effect that Strategize Your Victories will bring!
You never know where your future is going to lead, so enjoy the journey, and listen to your calling.
Drive safe, Amy
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