A few years ago I documented my tale of my personal transformation on The Bed Blog. I quit my job leaving me a homeless couch surfer who traveled the world and came back to Melbourne with $20 in my pocket. Every night that I was homeless I took a photo of the bed I slept in and so The Bed Blog was born. This week I presented my story at Pecha Kucha at the NestCoworking space in Thornbury. The topic was transformation. I spoke about how the changes I made lead me to were I am now.
The 10 speakers spoke about transformation in 10 very unique ways. Transformation is a personal thing. It is a privilege and an honor to live the life you choose. It is possible to transform into a person who wakes up in the morning and who decides how they want to spend the day.
I choose to spend my days finding people to talk to. I find them for myself, for my clients and for projects. I find them on Twitter, other social media platforms and in real life. I have a purpose for finding these people. I find people who will make me and my business stronger.
We have all been at a point in our lives where we need change. How we go about it is totally up to us. How do we know if we are making the right choice? You can only find what you are looking for. Keep the end in mind when you are beginning your conversations. If you need to make changes to your social media strategy, ask yourself a question. What kinds of outcomes do you want from your interactions?
I completely transformed my life a few years ago when I decided that I was really unhappy. I made a decision to take a massive leap of faith. I quit my job, became homeless and traveled the world and couch surfed my adopted city of Melbourne for six months. I didn’t know where I was heading when I set out. I did not have an end goal in mind other than I wanted to be happy. Life is too short to waste feeling unhappy and restless. Traveling obliterated the restlessness and starting my own business erased the unhappiness.
When you communicate, however you choose to do it online, remember to start with the end goal. It is very hard to hit a target that doesn’t exist!
Dear Megan. I have assisted to the amazing Pecha Kucha “Transformation” evening couple of days ago & I wished to thank you for sharing your story with us. Many points of your story reminded me of my own. As they say in Cambodia – it was kinda “same same but different”. 🙂 So, again – thank you very much for your story & smile. Oh & if you need a bed or want to have a chat – I’ll just need to sign you up as my guest at the student shared accommodation where I am living this year during my student times… 😉 Have a lovely Friday.
Thank you for your offer of a bed! I am now very stable and have a wonderful home in Preston! However, it is great to know that there is so much generosity in the world! I hope you are enjoying your studies. I am sure you also have a wonderful story to tell and I hope one day you share it with us all. Enjoy your weekend!