Misfit Local: Nick's Story

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Hot Numbers

Dales Brewery

Gwydir Street



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Everyone you encounter has a story to tell. Misfit Local tells stories you won't hear anywhere else, and it’s just for you

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In this May's Misfit Local, we will be back at our venue of choice, Hot Numbers, meeting Nick Heap.

This Month's Misfit Storyteller - Nick Heap

Nick has spent most of his working life listening to people and helping them listen to each other. This is his life's work: he thinks we can solve all the world's problems if we listen to each other and work together.

Nick will tell us how and why a shy scientist changed his career and life totally - showing us that it's often those chance moments that become pivotal in finding our life's work. Nick loves helping people find their purpose and appreciate their unique value. One example: helping someone recover their confidence after a humiliating encounter.

Nick's story is a great listen for those of you who want to make the world a better place but don't know where to start.

Nick is also working on his big idea. Starting your own business is an excellent way to use your unique skills and character; however, young people aren't encouraged to explore the potential of business when making decisions about their careers. Nick is interested in finding ways to overcome this locally; any ideas or connections you have would be most welcome!

What to Expect at a Misfit Local Event

Misfit Local events feature a local Misfit Storyteller sharing his / her experiences, work, and the different adventures encountered and lessons learned along the way. This is followed by a brief Q&A, with soft and alcoholic drinks as well as tasty treats available from our host cafe. We pride ourselves on creating the community we want to be part of; expect to receive a warm welcome, and to leave having made a new friend.


What is Misfit Local?

Misfit Local is a space to listen to stories from Misfit Storytellers who call the Cambridge community home. Misfit Storytellers are local people who have made a difference locally or globally, or have made interesting life choices that we can all learn from. Misfit Local is a place for community and connection, as well as great content.

Do I have to get tickets?

Yes please! It helps us plan properly. It also gets you a handy reminder 48 hours before the event and on the day, so you don't forget to come along.

Optional Donations It's takes time, effort, and resources to make Misfit Local happen - just like it does to put on a gig or show a film. If you value Misfit Local and want to contribute to its running costs, you can choose to make a donation along with your ticket, if you wish.

What will you do with my email address?

We won't sell your data, ever. We'll send you a handy reminder ahead of the event. We'll add you to our mailing list so that you get reminders about future events and links to information that is mentioned in a particular event. You can unsubscribe from these reminders at any time.

Is the event accessible?

Hot Numbers is located in an old brewery, and has the kind of access issues that come along with an older building. There is stepped access in to the cafe, which can be overcome with a ramp - please bring your own portable ramps. In the past we have supported attendees in wheelchairs to gain access to the cafe by sharing their ramps (note that the venue doesn't have its own). The toilet isn't a disabled toilet and there is no hoist.

If you have any questions or concerns please use the "contact the organiser" button. We'll do our best to support your access to the event.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No! All ages are welcome. Once you've got your ticket, you just need to show up and give your name. Our youngest attendee has been under one year old.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

By Bike There are a small number of bike racks outside Hot Numbers, just over the access road that runs down the side of the cafe under the trees. There are more racks on Mill Road opposite Al Amin.

By Bus Mill Road is on the Citi 2 Bus Route. Take the stop nearest Gwydir Street, then make the rest of your way on foot.

By Car There is free parking after 5pm in the Gwydir Street Car Park. There is also free parking in the Great Eastern Street Car Park and in certain streets off Mill Road. Please check the parking regulations on local streets to be sure you won't get a ticket when you park, and be mindful of local residents - you are parking in their home. All part of the Misfit Local message - create the community you want to be a part of!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? What else do I need to bring?

No - save some trees! Once you've registered, you just need your name to get in.

You just need to bring your good self, and an open mind - plus a friend, if you'd like!

I can't make it this time. How do I stay informed about future events?

Easy! Add yourself to the Misfit Local mailing list here.

What is a Misfit?

  • Our community is the first and only Misfit Local community in the world. We're part of a global network and movement, started by Melissa and AJ Leon. Misfits are committed to living life with intention and doing work that truly matters.

  • The movement began with AJ's series of essays called the Life and Times of a Remarkable Misfit. Get your hands on the pdf here

  • AJ and Melissa came to Cambridge in 2013 as part of their book tour and you can listen back to that event here using Soundcloud

Who runs Misfit Local?

The events are facilitated by our crew at The You Can Hub, where we connect people, ideas and things to help make change fun. Check us out on our website or our Facebook Page. We are always up for partnerships and new co-organisers / volunteers. Just get in touch via the contact an organiser button.

Misfit Local is sponsored by Misfit, Inc. - Melissa and AJ Leon's boutique digital agency that designs handcrafted web and mobile experiences and campaigns that actually matter, and that is also the brain behind a host of social and humanitarian projects.

What if I want to know more about the storyteller?

Nick has his own website full of hundreds of tips and tools about personal and organisational development. Check out here. You can also find Nick on LinkedIn.

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Dales Brewery

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