You don’t need to talk to someone, to feel connected to them
Last night I experienced my first Silent Disco. I can honestly say it was the most fun I've had all summer. It’s made me feel quite reflective today, and I think I’ve realised why...
With this silent disco setup, there were 3 channels you could choose from on the headset - red, green, blue. Each channel had its own DJ (there live), who was playing tracks and keeping the banter up with the people listening. You could switch between channels whenever you wanted, so there was a playful feeling of the DJ’s encouraging you to be on ‘their team’.
There was a real sense of camaraderie.
You were surrounded by strangers all having carefree fun, but you felt connected to them when you could see by the lights on their headphones that they were on the same channel as you, singing along to the same song.
You had this shared experience which brought you together. It created a sense of belonging, a sense of community, with this group of people you didn’t know, you weren’t even speaking to. You were just connected in this shared space, with a shared purpose of having fun.
We were all there to feel better.
And that’s where I’ve had an epiphany about what I love to do most.
I create connection.
I create a sense of belonging.
Over 7 years I’ve created a shared safe space for women in business, where they can be their authentic selves, without fear of judgment, and know that they are part of this community. That they belong.
We all have a shared purpose too - to feel better.
To feel better about ourselves. To feel better about our businesses. To feel better about the decisions we are making on a daily basis.
Connection. Community. A sense of belonging.
Because life and business can be bloody lonely when you have to face everything alone.