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61. Lessons Learned From Attending My Mentor’s Live Event

I’ve attended conferences before, but this time was 100% different.

Oh c’mon Alisa! Conferences are always the same.  But seriously, this event was the bomb-diggity.  For SO many reasons, most of them not having to do with my mentor at all.  Which is sort of why I’m sharing the story with you.  Usually, when you get to meet someone you idolize a smidge, the event becomes about meeting them and just standing in the shadow of their wonder.  But this time, things were VERY different.  Tune in to Episode 61 for the entire scoop, lessons learned and some homework.  Are you ready?

The 5 BIG Lessons I Learned In Cali at BBD Live

1. Be open to serendipity but set an intention.

I set a pretty specific intention for this conference around who I wanted to meet and why.  I share all of the details in the episode.  But let me tell you, that intention showed up BIG time throughout all 3 days and when I walked away I sounded a bit like Mathew McConaughy saying “Alright, alright, alright.”  Instead of just going to an event to learn tactics and new processes, adopt the mentality of being serendipitous and see what shows up.

2.  Step outside of your comfort zone.

I left this event with a group of new friends, mentors, and masterminders and it never would have happened if I hadn’t stepped outside of my comfort zone to have conversations with some of the 600 people I didn’t know.  I went to this event not knowing a soul, which is BIG for an introvert.  But, I conquered my fear, started up small talk that led to more in-depth conversations and even ventured to talk to people who have “made it” bigger than I have so far.  But one pivotal conversation changed the event for me.  Listen to the episode to hear the story. The next time you are tempted to cower in a corner at an event, I want to encourage you to instead start a conversation, say hello, you never know where that will lead.

3.  Your heroes are humans too.
So yes, I have sort of business crush on James Wedmore and have for about 2 years now.  So going to this event I was PRETTY excited to meet him and get my picture taken with him.  Alas, what did I realize instead? He’s a human being too.  SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!  Seriously though, it’s true.  Seeing him connect with his audience before and after the event and share so deeply really hit home his humanness.  The irony, I respect him even more now.  So keep in mind, your heroes are humans too.  See if you can dig that out of them.

4.  The biggest lessons and shifts come from inside of you.

Maybe that isn’t a surprise to you, but when it actually happens you may be standing there with your mouth gaping open.  At least I was, going WTHocky Sticks just happened.  It left me asking questions, like is what you are doing lighting you up? Are you full of passion? Do you like the impact your having?  Is the entire reason I’m creating this business because I want to make money? Even though I keep trying to pretend it isn’t? SAY WHAT?  Mindblown – seriously.  You see our brains are tricky little critters, and sometimes we talk ourselves into what we think we want when in reality, we are a hot misaligned mess.  When was the last time you asked those questions and really listened to the answers?  More coming on that (stay tuned below).

5.  Don’t underestimate the power of journaling.

Ok, so I know people say that and I am confessing, I haven’t been a great journaler in recent days.  But, after this event and having SO many epiphanies after journaling it is growing on me.  So much that I have added it to my daily practice and am giving you all some SUPER yummy journaling questions to kick your business in the booty!  Ready?  Here you go:

  1. If you could do anything in your business right now, without failing, what would you do?
  2. How would you have to evolve or change as a person to bring #1 to fruition?  How is that different from who you are now?
  3. What 3 action steps can you take today, this week, this month to inch closer to making #1 a reality?
  4. Who can keep you accountable so you can succeed?
  5. How will you know that you are successful?  How will you measure it?  (This is a DOOZIE by the way – especially if you think it’s one thing and then it’s TOTALLY not!)

 

Last but not least my tool takeaway:

I had the pleasure of meeting Alon David at the event and was introduced to his 90X planner.  Now, let me be real.  I am NOT a good goal planner user.  But, after talking to Alon and all of the awesome sauce he has going on inside and outside his planner, I was sold.  Of course, I got the pink one. But don’t you worry, I’ve got you taken care of and I have a challenge for you.  Alon has graciously offered a 31% discount for my audience only on his planner to get you started.  You can get one here and enter the coupon code “FeedU31” at checkout to get your discount.

Now, for the challenge.

Beginning on December 1st in the Facebook Group, we will start our 90 Day goal challenge.  All you have to do is get a planner and show up.  We will start by filling it and declaring our 90-day goals.  Remember how I mentioned accountability, well here you go – here’s your chance to get to the goal you wrote about in journal prompt #1.  So get your 90X planner and let’s do this.

Last but not least,

I would love to give a birthday shout out to my eldest son as he turns 18 today.  I’m sure he isn’t listening (because there is nothing cooler than your mom’s podcast) but regardless – the last 18 years have been a blur but I wouldn’t trade them for the world.  Happy Birthday, Reilly!

What did you learn from this episode? 

Come and tell me in the Facebook Group. Not in the group yet? Consider this your official invitation to join me in my Facebook Group. I talk all things online business growth but specifically sales funnels, branding and WordPress.

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