Just when I was about to give up hope, a Rose appeared to remind me of who I really am.
That Rose is Lynn Rose, a powerhouse singer, speaker, teacher and all around amazing woman.
I met Lynn a couple of years ago at Mark Victor Hansen’s Mega Speaking Event in Los Angeles where she had the challenging job of singing before this huge crowd of expert speakers and speaker wannabes. She warmed up the audience with her blow-‘em–away performances so that everyone was ready to rumble by the time Mark hit the stage. I don’t think anyone could have done it better. Her voice and her presence were so huge, so enlivening that the crowd went wild every time she appeared.
Well, last night, I had the good fortune to receive another hit of Lynn’s energy and passion. She was interviewed by Tom Antion, a great speaker and internet-marketing guru, on one of Tom’s special teleclasses. Lynn was talking about creating the Wow Factor, or how anyone can be a powerful, captivating presence on stage and off stage. She teaches a 2-day workshop called "Achieving the WOW Factor" which is coming up on Sept. 9 & 10, in Marina del Ray, CA.
As I listened to Lynn, two things happened to me.
One, I was floored by how much her teaching matches my own. Three of her four main points mirrored perfectly the three Power Tools I offer on my “Engage Your Audience” CD and in all the Unconditional Confidence programs. Her envisioning process felt identical to my "Focus on the Fabulous" process.
And her passion and love for this work, well, it so reminded me of me!
Now, I’m not saying I’m being plagiarized. Heavens no! I just think that both Lynn and I approach this work of being and expressing all of who we are from the same perspective. We’re not teaching people techniques and gestures and gimmicks and tricks. Both of us want to offer people the real thing. Real, bone-deep confidence, authentic connection with others, celebration of what is, and the unlimited joy and aliveness that comes when one is fully, authentically self-expressed, on stage and off.
The second thing that struck me while listening to Lynn was how much I needed to hear what she had to say.
I needed to hear what I already knew. I needed to hear it from someone besides me. There was something so uplifting and revitalizing about hearing her talk about what I know to be true. Especially when she spoke about it so well.
I needed to feel her passion so I could feel my own, because lately, it’s been hard to feel it. Doubt and discouragement have been chewing at my throat and whipping me around like a rag doll.
But listening to Lynn speak with such passion and energy, to have her remind me of what I know and love, was such a blessing. I can’t thank her enough.
Listen, you should check out her website. She’s got some amazing freebies in addition to this great workshop she has coming up on September 9 & 10. If I hadn’t already spent my entire education budget for the year, I would be there myself just so I could get a huge hit of her energy.
Lynn only allows 20 people in these workshops so that every person gets a lot of stage time and tons of personal attention. It’s so obvious that she is dedicated to making sure her students get what they came for!
P.S. If you’re not on Tom Antion’s mailing list, you might want to check it out. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite interviewers, and he is one of the most entertaining, take-me-as-I-am kind of speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing. And he’s also very generous to his guests.