This track has been on loop in my world for the past few days as I packed and moved through the Sydney – LAX – NYC long haul experience.
Then, as the bus shuttled me from JFK airport into Manhattan at dusk, a billboard sitting over the dirty motorway reminded me again about the core essence of where I’ll be adventuring for the next ten days::
“NEW YORK. THE CITY OF DREAMS.”
So now I’m here, with an open heart and armed with a mission to see what fun can be had in this big city and, more importantly, to engage with whatever transpires in support of my three main objectives:
1) Find a venue for Soul Sessions September launch
2) Connect with NY professionals/speakers
3) Introduce the local media to Soul Sessions. We’re going to need all the help we can get educating New York around who, what and why we do what we do. Which, by the way, we’ve just managed to streamline into three tight little sentences:
WHAT DOES SOUL SESSIONS DO?
Share the knowledge, wisdom and real life experience of conscious world leaders with the global community.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
By providing food, wine and wisdom at our monthly events held in Sydney, Melbourne and New York to facilitate the best, and perhaps the most important, dinner table conversation you will have.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
We believe that the most powerful wisdom and knowledge is worth nothing unless shared. We want to figure this shit (life) out together.
At this stage I’m fuelled by little more than a wing and a prayer… as well as the knowledge that you only live once so you’ve may as well shoot for the stars.
Until I make some progress with this list however, and later sell the 99 tickets to our first event, our NY launch remains nothing but a pipe dream.
Lucky for me, New York is the city of dreams so we’re off to a good start. But will it embrace ours? Stay tuned…
EMPIRE STATE OF MIND – CHORUS LYRICS
Baby, I’m from New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new,
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York!