Last month I was invited along to Melbourne Town Hall, to join girl bosses Jamila Rizvi and Clare Bowditch for an awesome evening, celebrating the themes of creativity and courage, at their inaugural Tea with Jam and Clare event.
As soon as this invite came through, I knew I had to be there. I crave learning about how to be more creative and constantly find myself questioning many aspects of my life. How do I have courage to stop feeling guilty about wanting it all? To be a great mum to my two kids. To be driven as a successful business woman. To love life. To be happy.
So I took along my notepad, and despite the night being quite different to what I originally thought it would be, I wrote down anything which really resonated with me. I drew on the words of Clare, Jam and special guest Zoë Foster Blake, and stepped out with a LOT to think about.
Picture this… Over 1,700 Melbournians sitting in Town Hall, all singing Katy Perry’s Roar at the top of their lungs… All because Clare Bowditch told us that if we had a voice, then we could sing!
Jam, Clare and Zoë had promised to bring the best of themselves for this extravaganza, and they didn’t disappoint (well ok, due to last minute OH&S concerns, they weren’t actually allowed to serve us tea, which was kinda disappointing), but their insightful and highly entertaining conversation more than made up for it. They brought to the stage fierce honesty, speaking about their own courageous personal challenges and even took a few questions from the audience.
Why creativity and courage? Because it takes guts to live your truth in the world, and conversations like these help us feel braver.
5 ways to boost your Creativity and Courage
The five most significant tips I walked away with from the evening…
Have a voice.
If you can talk, then you can sing.
Be brave. Be Yourself.
What if the judgement of others was no longer a factor?
Push through bored to brilliance.
Great words from Jam. Push through the mundane things and great things will shine through.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
If you are going to pour you heart and energy into something, ask yourself what you will get out of it?
Power posing. Build Confidence.
If you haven’t already tried power posing, make like wonder woman and start now.
This is going to be a very special afternoon of honest conversation and uplifting song – exploring themes of mental health, self-care and finding light in the dark.
Date: Sunday 27th May
Where: The Thornbury Theatre
Address: 859 High Street, Thornbury
Time: Doors at 2pm, Event begins at 3pm
Tickets are available now right HERE.