The crowds were cheering from the moment Luminosity Youth Summit 2018 kicked off for day two.
After a cracking line up on day one, which included talks from solo sailor Jessica Watson and ninja warrior Jack Wilson day two had a lot live up to.
And it delivered ten-fold.
Former Port Macquarie resident, obstetrician and White Ribbon Advocate, Dr Angela Jay, amputee Mike Rolls and Hastings local, Commonwealth gold medalist and Olympian Shelley Watts were the headliners for the day focused on challenge.
Dr Angela Jay told her gripping story of surviving domestic violence right here in Port Macquarie and gave an inspirational talk with the message that even at your worst still challenge yourself to get up and keep going.
Her talk touched on her struggles with mental health in the months after her heinous attack and how, with help from professionals she got her mental health back on track.
Mike Rolls was the second speaker and told the largest ever Luminosity crowd that when making decisions the key is to challenge toxic beliefs and to enter a different mind frame.
“We make decisions all the time but when we make those decisions we need to ensure we ask ourselves two follow up questions,” Mr Rolls said.
“One, the decision needs to challenge our toxic beliefs because we can outgrow our beliefs and one of the most liberating things is to make choice not to be afraid.
“The other follow up question is we are going to be pushed from our comfort zone?
“Doing something even if it scares you is healthy and I think it is always good to do something a little different even now and then.”
On day two summit participants also took part in masterclasses to get some one on one time with a number of the speakers.
Olympian boxer Shelley Watts held a boxing class, Ninja Warrior Jack Wilson held a fitness class while other speakers talked on money, public speaking and goals.
Host of the event and winner of the Apprentice, Andrew Morello said the conference has been stellar.
“This is a word class conference and after hosting it for six years I know how good the summit is because I have seen the transformation of the delegates that come each year,” Mr Morello said.
“I speak at conferences all over the world and I love coming to Port Macquarie because the people are incredible and all the organisers are selflessly doing it for the youth.
“I am proud to be a part of the Luminosity Youth Conference.”
Luminosity Youth Summit is on at the Glasshouse from July 25-27 and bring together youth from all over the county for three days of inspirational talks and workshops.