Last week Emmy and I spent 4 days at the Leaky Con convention which took place here in Orlando. No, Leaky Con wasn’t about plumbing or pipes, it is loosely based on the name of the popular wizard pub in the Harry Potter series the Leaky Cauldron. For us it was the first fandom convention we’d attended and we’re already making plans to attend next year.
Something tells me that when J K Rowling wrote the beloved Harry Potter novels that she had no idea the impact they would leave on the world. Like most authors she had a story she wanted to tell, something she was passionate about and she believed in. As the story goes she was rejected time after time by publishers who weren’t interested in her story. Thankfully one publisher said yes and well as they say “the rest is history”.
Her stories inspired organizations such as the Harry Potter Alliance to form which has chapters internationally that inspire and affect social change in the world.
Leaky Con was more than people getting together to chat about the Harry Potter books and movies, it’s a community of like minded people of all ages coming together to celebrate, dress in the costume of their favorite character and be a positive presence in the world. Here’s a photo of Emmy and our friend Laurel who came in from Seattle to attend.
One of the keys to the success of the book series, the movies and these conventions is the loyal and raving fans. In my work as a soulful business coach I teach my clients that it’s far easier to grow your business when you keep your clients engaged and happy than it is to constantly be marketing and advertising for new ones. Happy customers are like a free small sales force spreading the word about your business.
If you’ve got a big vision and wish to affect change in the world through your work then let’s chat, I’d love the opportunity to possibly assist you. J. K. Rowling didn’t do it alone and you don’t have to either. Each month I have a few complimentary appointments available for Soulful Entrepreneur Breakthrough Discovery Sessions. I’d be honored to help you in anyway possible make the world a better place. Click here to schedule an appointment.
Here’s to big dreams, grand adventures and making our world a place where LOVE rules.
Please help spread the word this family needs our prayers and support
Illuminate Together Radio
August 13, 2014
Join me as I chat with Empowerment authority Kingsley Gallup, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC who will introduce Project Personal Freedom: Tips and Tools for a Liberated Life, a nuts and bolts guide to satisfying our universal hunger for personal freedom.
Meet Your Fairy Godmother
Michelle Spalding, Fairy Godmother, is the founder of Extraordinary Business Extraordinary Life, LLC an international coaching and consulting company specializing in helping soulful entrepreneurs create extraordinary businesses and live extraordinary lives.
In addition to working with private clients around the world, Michelle also teaches group training programs, runs a local business networking group called Illuminate Together and hosts a weekly radio show where she interviews soulful entrepreneurs.
She lives with her family in sunny Central Florida and enjoys the adventures of traveling the world.