But here's the really brilliant thing: since like attracts like, ALL of the 4,000+ members of the Academy are kindred spirits who think like Leonie does. We are all women who have chosen to step up and claim our very best lives, and we all strive to have our work and life make positive impacts on our families, our communities, our cities, the world.
And I want to thank these women because they have restored my faith in humanity. That may sound grandiose, but it's true. After some bad luck with poor health and the desertion of some fair-weather friends, I was feeling cynical and jaded before I joined. Now, I am relishing the camaraderie and support that is present in all of my exchanges within the Academy. My life is changing for the better, and it's all because of these glorious individuals.
One of the best and only rules of the Academy is that bullshit is not tolerated. Everyone enters all communication with other members starting from a positive point of reference. There can be differences of opinion, but no outright criticism or arguing is accepted. (How refreshing.) If you break the rules, you get turfed, no exceptions, so everyone shows up with their attitudes set to cooperative.
The result? The Academy's online mastermind forums are the SHIT. I have never in my entire life come across a more loving, accepting, supportive group of people anywhere, and let me tell you, when we put our heads together, some serious positive energy is created. We've got plans and ideas that are going to change the world. We're starting a revolution, so y'all better watch out!