I've been waiting for the Council to get back to me about my application and I believe there is about 14 days wait before I hear anything back from them, they sure are a busy bunch - getting a hold of them on the phone is actually quite difficult! I've been pretty cooped up inside lately, I guess the cold rainy weather doesn't help me to get outside and explore. Dad is coming down from Sydney tomorrow so I've decided to hitch a ride back up there with him on Saturday and stay there for a few days. I haven't been to Sydney since last September when I attended Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within Seminar. It was certainly an experience to remember for the rest of my life. I remember when I walked into the Sydney Entertainment Centre with thousands and thousands of people standing up clapping and singing in unison, I was thinking in my head oh...my...goodness...have I just joined some kind of cult? This is bizarre. I was sitting next to a guy thinking the same thing. But after 15 mins or so we were both standing up and doing the same thing, and yes I loved every moment of it! The amazing part is that Tony has this unique gift to make a whole stadium full of people feel his energy, to feel excitement, to feel alive. All without the aid of alcohol or drugs. The one thing I remember most from UPW was the goal I set for myself at that seminar. My goal was to have my own Cupcake business. I never would have dreamed that not even a year later, I'd be closer to my goal that I thought I would be. It may not be a cupcake shop but I do sell my cupcakes at the markets and do an occasional order here and there, so I'm getting there! My dad was extremely pessimistic and skeptical of this seminar I was going to, thinking it was a scam and was a brainwashing scheme because I had paid so much money to attend it and also hearing my stories of "Dad, we get to stand up, sing & jump up and down..and walk on fire!!!". But before I went back to Melbourne, I gave him a copy of TR's Personal Power. I was pleasantly surprised when he called me up and told me that he was actually applying the methods in the book! He's a recruitment consultant that helps disabled people to find a job and he said that using those methods actually helped him to connect with them better which helped in motivating them to find a job. Here's a clip of TR, I know that it may not be your cup of tea and a lot of people are skeptical of him but if you just open your mind for a few minutes and take in what he says, it might change your life. I know that mine certainly has. I believe that anything is achievable, if you persist.
So yes a little off track but what I wanted to blog about was that I'm planning to try some cupcakes whilst I'm over in Sydney as they have so many cupcake bakeries and shops over there. I want to visit these shops and enjoy each different cupcake experience, I think it will help me visualise how I would like my customers to feel when they visit my cupcake shop one day. I also know that I'm not the best cupcake baker in the world and probably only a beginner compared to those who have had years of experience so by tasting real cupcakes (not from your local bakery) I can know how far I need to go to perfect my cupcakes. I might do a short review on each of the places I visit and you guys can tell me your thoughts too! Cupcake Excursion Destinations: - My Little Cupcake 62 Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay,NSW 2089 - The Cupcake Bakery 438 Oxford St Paddington NSW 2021 - Sparkle Cupcakery 132 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW - Cupcakes on Pitt 61 York St, Sydney, NSW 2000 Here's a small twitpic from my new 3GS iPhone, follow me on twitter to get constant updates on my adventures.