A Thank You For Sue
Now I would ask Sue how she's doing this morning, however, I will tell you how she's doing this morning, because Sue Bryce has lost her voice. Kinda hard to believe, right everyone? (laughter) So, yesterday we were all about Sue, introducing the mentors, we were talking about the challenges of pricing, of finding yourself, your voice, and today a lot of you, (laughter) yes I know, a lot of folks at home and the whole reason we have these nine women here who are the Sue Bryce mentors, is because they have taken 28 Days With Sue Bryce and built their own successful businesses in the Sue Bryce model, and are living the life that they want. So yesterday you guys wanted to hear more stories from them, and you had a ton of questions about their specific challenges, and how they've overcome things. So that's what we're gonna do today. Today we're gonna have, Sue is gonna be peppering them, via my voice, with questions. And so get in that chatroom, and we're gonna have the opportunity and usin...
g the ask icon, for you guys to hear from who are now your nine additional mentors. So Sue, it's a little bit ironic, that you have lost your voice, don't you think? You for the past--
I never lose my voice.
You never lose your voice.
Never even lost my voice.
And for the past three years, you have been teaching people to find their voice.
Own their voice.
To own their voice. And it's quite ironic. I mean, the thing is, that you've created these women, and now they are exponentially going out there.
I have been sick for a few days.
Yep, you have been sick for a few days, I know, I know, I'm gonna be translating the whispers of Sue. (laughter) So, Sue, it is really ironic, but it is an incredible opportunity for these women to now truly be mentors. So, we have a little surprise for you, Sue. We have a video that we were going to play for you at the end of the day, however, we are gonna start off with it right now, and we have a lot of people who want to say thank you, Sue, for you helping them own, find and own their voice. So, we're gonna play that video.
Thank you for pushing us, and for guiding us, and thanks for giving us so much to think about our heads hurt every time we talk.
Hey Bryce, remember that girl I was, sitting with you having coffee in Potts Point? Now I have all of this. Because you inspired me, and I love you for that. Thank you so much for being my friend.
Sue, thank you so much for changing my life forever. If it wasn't for you sharing my story to the world, I would not be able to help others that are going through cancer.
You brought glamour back for women everywhere.
You helped me launch a new career, which I love.
Thank you for being such an incredible force of light and love, Sue, for kicking my butt when I needed it, and reminding me to never, ever let anyone outside myself determine my value.
Hey Sue, I wanna thank you for inspiring me to pick up a camera. I think it was the second job with you, I was like, yep, this is what I wanna do. And I was hooked. There isn't a shoot I'm going to without thinking about you.
Thank you for everything that you've given me in the past five years. I have so much gratitude for your friendship, for your encouragement and support, and your constant kick up the bum that I always need.
You have been my coach, my friend, my mentor, my butt-kicker for sure.
Thank you so much for just sharing your story, and for lighting a fire under all of our butts to be better photographers, better artists, and better business people. If you had a TV show, I would watch you everyday, literally Oprah-style.
Thank you so much for giving me my first makeup job, for believing in me, and for inspiring me so much.
Your photography helped me to see who I am to other people, and not just what I've made up in my head.
'Cause of you and CreativeLive, we've gone from having $1800 months to having $18000 months as a portrait studio.
Since the day I met you years ago, it has been such a pleasure, such an honor, and most importantly, thank you for inspiring me. I think I speak on behalf of many thousands and thousands of people across the world that you have inspired to become better photographers and push themselves.
Thank you, Sue, for being an inspiration to so many people, including myself. You elevate everyone that comes in contact with you, and that's certainly true of everyone here at CreativeLive.
Sue, you are such a brilliant woman. You've helped make the dreams come true for so many people. I mean, how amazing is that? You've certainly helped change my life, I appreciate you, I'm so proud of you, and I love you. Thank you.
Thank you for teaching me that when I wake up every day with unconditional love for myself, anything is possible.
You have taught me compassion. You have taught me self-discipline. You have taught me how to work harder, and that's all in addition to being a phenomenal photography teacher.
The creative photography community is a better place for having you be a part of it, and women all over the world, myself included, have a stronger self-worth because of the things that you've taught us.
I am so incredibly proud about what you have done over the last three years at CreativeLive. You sum up the very best of what this place exists to do. And you've transformed people's lives, you've transformed my life.
I can still remember this Kiwi girl landing in Australia. She had a huge dream and big talent, and we knew you were something special, Sue. It's been incredible watching you achieve your dream, inspiring so many people along the way, and having such a huge impact on the photography industry. And best of all, we know there's more to come, so here's to you, Sue! (gentle music) (applause)
Speechless, is a good place to be right now. We'll show you that again. That is why we're here. That is what this class, that's why you wanted to create this class. Because all of these people, all over the world, this is just a small sampling, are creating the life that they wanna live. And that's what this is really about. Whether it's their business, their family, whatever it is, it's waking up every day and creating what they want.