Stepping Out

I just returned from Portland, Oregon yesterday, where I attended the World Domination Summit. I had planned to post about my experiences today, but while I did a good deal of writing, I’m going to hold onto it for a little while. It was an amazing weekend: interesting, insightful and really emotionally intense.

I am thrilled that I stepped out of my comfort zone to try something different.

This trip was a lot of firsts: my first time staying in a hostel (which housed quite a lot of conference-goers, adding to the overall experience) and my first time going to a personal development conference. It was also my first time with complete honesty and openness, making an effort to truly connect with someone at a level that made me twitch with discomfort but offered the reward of deepening a friendship that I truly cherish.

The weekend was all about connection for me, and learning to reach out for comfort when I need it, and not only when I want it. An intensely personal journey shared with many people and new friends.

I watched a person confess their deepest fears on a stage to 3,000, and saw a wheelchair-bound man fly. Truly amazing things can happen. 

“What if we treated a life like a memoir about to be written?” Donald Miller

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4 thoughts on “Stepping Out

  1. Liz King

    Congratulations on your brilliant, heartfelt talk. We spoke briefly afterwards in the theatre, but I wanted to once again express my gratitude for the story you shared, your honesty, and most importantly, your vulnerability. I too am struggling with whether or not to share my experience, torn between processing a little bit longer or setting my intention out into the world. I can say this though, whether I say it today, next week, or next year, it will be said with the same openness that you shared with us. For me, that’s where remarkable begins. And you are nothing short of remarkable…no matter where your journey takes you!

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  2. samglauser Post author

    Thank you so much, Liz! It was such a pleasure sharing this adventure with you, and I can’t wait to hear about all of the wonderful things that you will do. I’m honored that you’re part of my new tribe.

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  3. Chanté

    Sam, it sounds like you had an enlightening experience. I look forward to reading about it; if/whenever you decide to share it.
    Be well my friend, and I look forward to chatting with you soon.

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  4. samglauser Post author

    Thanks, Chante! I’ll definitely be sharing a lot about it in the upcoming months as I learned a lot. Thanks, as always, for your tremendous support! I’m so grateful to have you in my life!

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