“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn
Unless you share an office with Steve Jobs (impossible) Sheryl Sandberg, Seth Godin or Richard Branson (improbable) or Donald Trump (undesirable) you are always at risk of being influenced or trapped by small, safe thinking.
And as we’ve been talking quite a bit lately about how to align yourself with thought leaders and big thinkers online…
We thought it was high-time we talk about connecting with the kind of people who can expand your mind (legally) in real life.
But where do these people hang-out??
We have put together a short list of resources and events we love, that are guaranteed to stimulate your grey matter, connect you with like-minded people and open you up to new ways of doing things.
And who knows where it might lead you…..
The Fetch: Founded in Melbourne by Brit/Aussie now NY based entrepreneur Kate Kendall – The Fetch is your one-stop shop for career culture all over Australia. The newsletter comes out on a Monday so you can fill your calendar at the start of the week and strap yourself in for a week of edu-tainment.
The Wheeler Centre: This is one for Melbourne peeps is a goldmine for the thinking woman (or man)! It’s like (a slightly more serious) comedy festival all year around. Events are usually cheap and occasionally free and run most nights.
We are heading there on May 2nd to hear the awesome Laura Bates speak. We have three spare tickets too – ping us back if you want to come along with us.
For anyone in the HR industry or indeed anyone with an interest in having open discussions about where work is headed – get along to a HR Talent Community event. Started by super motivated and ever engaging ex-HR lady Vanessa Witshire these breakfast and evening events are casual, insightful and modern networking at their best.
League of Extraordinary Women: Now the largest group for young female entrepreneurs the League breakfasts on the first Tuesday of every month are a must if you are running your own show or thinking of starting your one. And even if your not – you’ll learn a ton about your career from the featured monthly speakers. (In the interests of full disclosure – we actually love these guys so much Fiona moonlights as their Melbourne Crusader!)
Organise your own! With resources like Eventbrite and MeetUp it is insanely easy to pull together your own event – with any theme at all. Participants in our workshops have started LeanIn discussion groups and a wine club and seen them grow! Go ahead and build your tribe!
And finally it goes without saying that the one event you all want in your calendar is BOLDtalks Woman 2014.
One attendee at last year’s event said they learnt more in one day than they had through their whole Uni career! Which probably says more about their Uni attendance than the event – but who are we to judge
So save the date 27th November, 6:30pm at The Forum, Melbourne and stay tuned for the awesome line up!
Do you know of any cool events or resources we have missed here?? We’d love to know. Flick us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org