I just got back from what might have been my all-time favorite conference yet, and I’ve been to a lot of ’em.
This summer, I was reading The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard, and in the book, he talks about his conference, Influencer. My mom was also reading the book, and we were texting back and forth about what we were learning, and I happened to mention the event.
The next thing I knew, she told me to make sure I didn’t book anything for the week of October 10th-12th because she got us tickets to the conference, which took place in San Diego, AKA my happy place.
The speaker lineup was phenomenal. Here were some who really stood out: Rachel Hollis, Natalie Hodson, Rha Goddess, Tom Bilyeu, Jamie Kern Lima, Trent Shelton, and Dean Graziosi. I didn’t stop taking notes the entire time. Today, I want to share my “aha” moments in hopes of encouraging you in your life and your business.
In the past, I would go to conferences and idealize the speakers, believing they were born with this innate talent, something I decided I didn’t have.
This time around was different.
I understood you don’t pop out of the womb talented; you develop skill sets over time, and doing those skills sets consistently over time is what makes you great at something.
So, now I paid attention to what else (other than talent) the speakers had in common. Here’s what I noticed— they took ownership of their lives and for their messages. They believed it was their responsibility to share their stories in order to be of service and help as many people as possible.
To that end, they woke up, day after day, and did the hard things other people weren’t willing to do. They were passionate about their story, product, or service, and that passion allowed them to persevere and keep going through all the no’s and doubts projected onto them.
They were lifelong learners and extremely resourceful. They consistently took themselves out of their comfort zones by saying yes before they were ready and put themselves out there to learn, build upon, and improve through those experiences.
They hired all types of coaches, therapists, and trainers, went to conferences, read books, and even used Google to figure out whatever they needed. They created a community with other people in their industry to share ideas and get feedback. When it was time to scale their businesses, they learned how to hire and delegate self-starters.
I noticed the majority of their talks were focused on mindset, because they knew believing in yourself and your message is more than half the battle.
For the first time, I saw myself in the speakers. It was no longer them versus me. It was us, and I realized we’re all not that different. It’s our choices in our time, effort, energy, and relationships that determine what we create in our lives.
My encouragement to you is to take some time to think about what you want and then see how you can apply some of the principals I’ve shared today to create a game plan to move you closer to the life you desire.
No one will ever care about our dreams as much as we do, so take the time to think, plan, and execute today. Trust God daily to help you make the next right step forward. You can do this! Love and Blessings.