After your coaching regarding “manifesting” my goals and dreams, I decided to give it a try. I will be honest….when you were coaching me about it, I was only really buying in at about 50% but I thought I would give it a go. This was my outcome:
I wanted to attend the 2017 Women in Ag Conference. I manage our family dairy farm and this would be an amazing conference to attend. The conference is not a fashion show but rather a business management training opportunity for women in agriculture. I proceed with“manifesting” attending the conference with funding. I put forth great effort into acquiring funding. After contacting the MOAL, many ag producer associations, agricultural funding organizations, my MLA, even Women in Agriculture Conference itself, I was politely turned down by every organization that I contacted. Feeling a little down, I decided that maybe I wasn’t going to get funding but I was willing to pay the price to attend regardless. My husband and I decided that the farm should cover the cost for me to attend the conference. It was officially confirmed that this “manifestation” thing was hogwash!
After much thought and disappointment, I went onto the website to register and provide my credit card number to cover the cost of the conference. The website kept jamming so I phoned the phone number listed on the website. The Women in Ag representative that answered the phone had never heard of anyone having any problems with the website. She said that I could just register over the phone. I provided my information and credit card number and I was officially registered to attend the 2017 Women in Ag Conference. Now feeling excited that I was actually attending, I was still a bit concerned about the cost. She asked me how I heard about the conference. I replied that I had seen it on Facebook. She asked if I knew of any organizations that she could contact to promote the conference to the women in agriculture within the province of BC. Don’t I ever! I said “I can help you with that”! As a producer (and a women in Ag) in BC, I can contact all of these BC Agricultural organizations to request that they promote this conference. Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario all have funding available. Saskatchewan even organizes an entire tour bus to transport women to the conference! Our province should be promoting and providing funding for this as well. I then asked the Women in Ag Conference representative “If I put some time into this and I contact organizations to request they promote this as well as provide some funding, would you give me a free seat in your conference”? She didn’t even hesitate “Yes we will….I will not process your credit card, you have a seat in our conference. I will email you a package to provide to your contacts regarding the particulars of the conference. It is a good thing that our website jammed up on you!”
I couldn’t believe it! Yup, I did in fact get funding!! It is winter time and I just happen to have some time to put into this project. I’m in!
I used my air miles to get a 100% free return flight to Calgary. One of my best friends just moved to downtown Calgary and she has a guest room with my name on it. BAM….I manifested funding for the conference. My expenses would have been about $1,200. It ended up costing me 2 taxi fares to the hotel and back!
Yes, Sandy Mills…It is very possible to “manifest” your life! I look forward to working with you!