The Joy of Being Wrong

One of my favourite things (I swear I am not a sadist) is the moment I realize I was *gasp* wrong

You ever have those moments?

Where you get that humble pie, realizing you misjudged someone or something? 

It hurts so good. 

These moments are especially hilarious when I was SO CERTAIN that I was "right" and "correct" about my judgement or assumption. 

I dunno why, I just love it and I feel like whoever is watching down on me gets a giggle every time, too. 

"You cute human, you".

This is top of mind for me today because this experience happened last month where I was unknowingly volunteered into running a booth at the International Women's Show in Calgary. 

See, one of our co-facilitators in the SIT Certification, Kristi McLeod, was signed up to run a booth for the 2 day event that was projected to have 20,000 women attend. 😳

But due to a funeral (that she was obviously not anticipating), she was going to need to step away from her booth for one of the days. 

So, in February while I was off galavanting in Hawaii, Kristi asked V if we'd be open to coming to Calgary and helping run the booth.

V said, "Yes, of course we will come help". 

I heard the news and panicked.

Trade Shows? Markets? Me? Oh heck no.

But for Kristi? Yes, of course. Obviously!

So, fast forward 2 months and here I was.

Running the booth... 

...and LOVING it. 😂❤️

We got to meet so many incredible women... From other vendors, friends, our own students/practitioners, and so many women who visited the booth. 

We saw decades of symptoms resolve on the spot after 30 minute SIT Sessions with V. 🔥

We shared laughs and tears with strangers who've become community members.

And I got to really fully experience the profound magnitude of how Kristi has been BOOTS ON THE GROUND building her practice & helping people SITwithit by leveraging markets and in-person connection. She's a real one.

All this to say... By the end of this experience, I was exhilarated, inspired, and of course, deeply humbled. 

We had a good laugh when Kristi reminded me of the time I literally said to her, "I love that (markets)... For you. But they ain't for me!" 😂😂😂

Ohhhh how preciously wrong I was. 

And how much I didn't know I was shutting myself off from. Judgements are funny like that. 

SO...  I am curious. When is the last time you allowed yourself to be proven delightfully wrong about something? 

It's vulnerable, for sure. A lot of people aren't even willing to be wrong.

But if you can find the joy in it, there's often so much to learn & receive.

Hope this lands for you.

- O'tion (New Lover of Markets) VanOhm ❤️🌊 


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