My Name is Maisie. After working in industries that failed to see my talents and potential, I decided to work for myself. The problem was I did not know what I wanted to do. One day, I received a colourful email about Wedding and Event Planning. Immediately after finding out all the details of the course, I enrolled on the course, passed with flying colours, and never looked back. I started a business, because this was the whole point in me doing the course, but I was unsuccessful. Business is about selling yourself. pitching and networking, and a lot more. I did not have the confidence to do all those things. In addition to this, I did not know anyone in the business to shadow or mentor me. I also kept meeting the wrong people. There are a list of things why it all went wrong for me, which led to me stopping the business. But you know what, I learnt a lot on the journey , and now the only way is up. Being a determined person, as I am, I never gave up - I was always looking for opportunities. I went on a community event course, and at the end of it, we were eligible to apply for a grant to plan a community event. For this reason, I began to search for ways to help me meet people in the event business for advise also support, because there is no way that I am going to fail again, as the only way is up, up and up. The Great and Powerful Universe sent me to Event Tribe - so here I am.
What do I want from this community?
At the moment, I am volunteering to plan and put on a community event. It is a Project that will run for a year to support people with Sickle Cell and Mental Health issues. During the events we will be fundraising and creating awareness of the two causes in question.
The greatest challenge is getting the right people to help and also finding the right locations, sponsors and external partners, etc. I have only just started to research. I will be meeting my Mentor next Friday, therefore, I must have something constructive to put on the table. Can anyone help? Also, let me know if you would like to be apart of this project.
Thank you for your time,