I didn't mean for it to happen!
I think anyone whose idea has come to fruition says that. The magic formula has only happened once before and the outcome was a $250,000 grant that we received at my old job. On all fronts it looked like it wasn't going to happen but together my colleague @lucettesommerton and I created magic, we won the grant.
What is magic? When people come together to create something amazing. Anyone with an idea says... 'I couldn't have done it without the help of such and such, or my team of people'.
Magic happens when life forces bring together the right people at the right time, to create what looks like a miracle or seems like one. It's what everyone looks for, what people talk about, what people pay to learn how to do - create something magic.
So what did we create? A daily planner but not just any planner. A planner that basically came from idea to fruition in 7 weeks. A planner inspired by those working in the not-for-profit/charity space, to help anyone in a multifaceted role gain control over themselves and their life. The charity worker, entrepreneur, small businesses owner, mums.
The Story: In July 2015 I went to the USA to take some time out from NFP Connect - I had spent the previous 14 months setting it up. I went to visit a friend @alisonmercer (Alison). She wasn't doing too well. We hung out for a week and at the end of the week I bought her a journal with a special message on the front, to help her through. I left USA. Alison came back to Australia and we caught up for coffee on the 10th of September 2015 and she said "The journal you bought changed me and I want to make journals, to inspire others". I had been trying to get another company to send me their planners for my peer-to-peer mentor program, they didn't respond. So I said, "I would like to make a planner" and we went to work, going to print on the 30th of November 2015. Ummmm seriously??? That just happened.
Magic formula: So what's so good about this planner? It's got 10 years of soul in it. You see, I wrote the content, but I've been through 10 years of stuff and collected a bunch of ideas so that when the time was right and the circumstances were right they just flew out of me and onto paper. Alison designed and produced the planner, having never done anything like it before.
You have everything in you to create what it is you have to accomplish, be kind to yourself, the stars are just aligning to make it happen.
Waiting for magic to happen: If it's not coming out of you or that thing you want to happen, is just not happening, then maybe you're not giving yourself the space to let it happen… or you're just not ready yet.
Be patient with time, if it's not happening it's not time.
Don't give up! Just keep creating the space to let it happen. It will I promise.