Moscow has been on my ‘bucket list’ for 4-years, and of course, as a Motivational Speaker, I set a goal. I didn’t just set a goal, I told people I wanted to go, I found connections that could open doors for me to speak in Moscow. A goal without action, as you know, is just a dream and so I practiced my Self-leadership and set my intention which drove my action.
I’ve been based in Singapore for 14-years, because Singapore is a great hub for business and a gateway to the growth of Asia. The cool thing about Singapore is that you get to meet people from everywhere. So one day I meet this Israeli entrepreneur, who lived in Canada, with a Russian wife who promote Tony Robbins in Russia and for Russians to see Robbins in other countries. Not only is Gil Petersil a promoter, but one of his businesses is MeetSpeakers, a Speaker Bureau in Russia.
Well that, you might think, was the end of the story, but although I’m recognized as the #1 Self-leadership Expert in English Speaking parts of the world, I’m completely unknown in Russia and therefore nobody was likely to book me, and so a couple of years pass with no results.
Never underestimate the power of intention, coupled with the practice of patience.
I knew my goal would be achieved, and so I would provide MeetSpeakers with Social Media Posts and conducted a Webinar for Gil’s Russian MasterMind group. Then I get a call from Tatarstan and the organizers of the the Russia World Islamic Conference. They want me to give a speech on Leadership and moderate a Panel with the President of Tatarstan and ten VIP’s from Russia and the Islamic World.
So, this gets me to Russia but to Kazan, not Moscow. Never fear, Gil messages me and says he has an entrepreneur friend who is visiting Singapore and wants to meet speakers, because he wants to be a speaker. Igor Rybakov is an ultra-successful businessman who has started a club for Entrepreneurs in Moscow. Naturally, I invite Igor to one of my legendary BBQ’s and a connection is made!
The video in this post, shows me being taken around Moscow by Russian Entrepreneurs. It was an amazing time, seeing the city through the eyes of people who love it.
Now that I have visited Moscow, I look forward to returning, as the architecture and the people are equally intriguing. Have you been to Moscow, what were your experiences? Do you have a city on your ‘bucket list’ what are you doing to get there?