“You will get all you want in life if you help enough people get what they want.”
– Zig Ziglar –
This is something that I was taught last year by a fantastic Mentor, Coach and Entrepreneur called Mr Matt Catling last year, and it is something that is very close to my heart as a businesswoman too. It is also the reason why I set up my company. All I want to do is help people make a healthy living doing what they want, while giving back to a good cause, which is why we support a fantastic NGO called My Happy Village Cambodia.
And I wanted to share a piece of really good news with you all, which proves that this works! I am a big fan of music festivals, always have been, always will. There is something really quite wonderful about experiencing live music, out in the open air and surrounded by thousands of people who all share the same love, in amongst nature, the elements and the beauty of the great outdoors.
I was a regular at Glastonbury, having grown up just 20 minutes down the road from it in the West Country. I have also been to numerous other festivals up and down the country (V, Reading, Leeds, Isle of Wight, The Big Chill . . the list goes on) and festivals abroad too, like Rockwerchter in Belgium.
While I was travelling in New Zealand, I made it a goal of mine to come back and set up a festival there to be set against the backdrop of the amazing and beautiful scenery and landscape that the country has to offer. Maybe something like Mount Cook.
And when I moved to Sydney, I made it a goal of mine to start to enjoy all of the amazing music festivals that this great city has to offer. So last year I frequented Big Day Out, Future Music, Field Day and Laneways.
This brings us up to now, where I am looking at the line up for Splendour in the Grass with much excitement, and I have also recently stumbled across a brand new festival which is being launched in Sydney called Vagabond.
This particularly interests me, as it seems to be like a baby Glastonbury. Set in an old orchard in the Kangaroo Valley, it is the brain child of a guy called Adam Taylor. I first heard about the festival before Christmas through a friend in Manly and was intrigued. And recently, I secured a headline slot at the festival for one of my amazing clients, the World Class Chilean DJ who has just moved to Australia to launch his career here and set up shop for good, DJ Sien.
So, what relevance does this have to helping others and you’ll be rewarded? Well recently, I noticed that the festival is not that far away (8-10 June) and I hadn’t seen much marketing or promotion for the event. So I dropped Adam an email to see if there was anything I could do to help from a Marketing and Branding perspective. And this was without an agenda and completely and utterly from a place of love.
We met last week to discuss the festival, and the more I learnt about it, the more excited I got, and now Thought Cloud are on board to help market, brand and promote the event and ensure that the inaugural Vagabond Festival is a resounding success and to lay the foundations for more amazing Vagabonds in the future.
So the moral of today’s post is, if you have the feeling or the desire to help someone in life, just follow that feeling, follow you heart, do it from a place of love, and I promise that you will be rewarded.
After all, what goes around comes around, and if you put good things out into the Universe, they will come back to you in equal measure.
All you need to do is decide who you want to help.
Inspiration for today’s post
Video of ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ – Joe Cocker – Queens Jubilee Celebration