Henry David Thoreau
|Table Decorations by TLC Design and Events|
|Cake Topper by Milkk Money and cake by Cupcake Couture|
We were very fortunate to have Adro Sarnelli present to us on the night. Many of you may know him as the Biggest Loser Australia Season 1 (2006) winner.
|The New Me Obesity Rehabilitation Facility|
I found this new concept a bit challenging at first to grasp but with Adro's practical examples, the idea became a bit clearer. Basically if you are being 'pushed' then motivation is work (i.e. you have to force yourself to do it - tax statements anyone?) but if you are being 'pulled', then your dedication and inspiration to your work is what drives you (i.e. what made you start your business in the first place), so it's not work anymore but something that you love doing.
|Sarah from Style Me Gorgeous|
He encouraged us to strive to 'be pulled' by our work and if it wasn't pulling us anymore, then we needed to re-evaluate what was standing in our way, which could be as simple as getting someone else to do your tax statements, book keeping etc and then using the time that you saved to put back into your business.
|Kristy from Kristy Rinkin Photography|
So focus on the things you like to do and do it well and as for the other things that you don't like or find challenging, pay someone else to do it because it is likely that if they are doing it as a job themselves (ie an accountant), they will probably do a better job and do it faster. But if you are the percentage that need constant motivation to do your job, then perhaps it's time to re-evaluate what you are doing and if you should be in that line of business in the first place.
Although I can think of lots of 'ifs' and 'buts', I know the bottom line of Adro's message was spot on - stay true to yourself, love what you do and you will love doing it.
|Dessert Bar styled by Sweet Little Birdy|
|Lauren from Little Red Door Photography|
After a little break and some more delicious food, we then had lovely Lucy from Mary Kay present. Her message was clear and simple - look after yourself, you are the image of your business and as much as we hate to admit it, first impressions count. Spending that time on your dress, skin care and make up will not only help you look good but more importantly, feel good too.
|Lucy from Mary Kay|
|Lucky Door Prizes|
|Tara and Damo from Sweet Little Birdy|
So tell me readers, what did you gain from the night? Are you 'pushed' or 'pulled' by motivation? And if you didn't attend, what are your thoughts on motivation vs inspiration?