How to Choose a Live Event to Attend That’s Worth Your Time + Money

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I am a huge fan of live events.

Here’s why …

There is nothing that takes the place of six senses connection. Computers are great, and being able to do business online is fantastic. But I have not only used online methods to build my business.

I have very much used offline methods as well. I think some of these offline methods are getting lost with all of the hoopla and focus online.

You need to touch people everywhere if you want to create a movement that lasts.

I recently saw Gloria Steinem talk about this.

She’s been at it for decades and that’s what I’m in it for.

Someone asked me recently how long I want to do what I’m doing and I said “forever.” Now the way that I share my magic and knowledge may shift, but I plan on sharing and teaching and guiding forever.

I’m not looking to be the one-hit wonder who comes out with a bang and then totally disappears after a little while.

I am “all in.”

My philosophy is “slow and steady wins the race.” I use online AND offline techniques to grow and connect with my tribe.

If that’s what you’re interested in, if you have something that you are really passionate about helping people achieve, then I want to talk to you about how to leverage this offline technique of live events.

Now, you can certainly host your own live events like I do, but I want to talk to you about actually attending live events, especially if you haven’t done a lot of this before.

When it comes to choosing what live event to go to, you really need to check in with your intuition … and ask yourself some valuable questions.

Attending events requires an investment of time and money so as a gutsy biz chick you want to ensure you’re being SMART about where you show up.

Questions to ponder:

  • Does this live event call out to you?
  • Do you like who it’s being hosted by?
  • Do you feel the content will be valuable to you?
  • Do you like the flow of the agenda?
  • Do you vibe with the people who will be at the event, the attendees?
  • Who are the speakers?
  • How is it setup?
  • What is the venue? Is it in a big metropolitan city and you’re in just some random hotel room without windows? That’s fine, but there are many other types of venues. I tend to do my events at beautiful venues that connect us to nature that have luxury built in, because I like that myself and I feel like when we do this work in the world, it’s intense and we need really supportive structures to be able to rise up to our next level together.
  • What travel will be involved? When it comes to travel, are you comfortable going solo or do you want to buddy up with someone? And if you buddy up, can you split hotel cost? Can you carpool together? Do you want to get a flight together?

You can ask yourself these questions to make the decision easier.

The biggest question to ask yourself is what kind of transformation are you looking for?

What is your intention from attending and how will this event give you the space that you need to make a huge up-level in your business?

Word to the wise: do NOT look at all the reasons why this is hard for you to make happen. Getting out and going anywhere is effort, it does require effort, and when you decide to do this, you will be met with many challenges.

If you have children, you’ll have to arrange for their care and talk to people about getting help and making sure that all is well when Mom leaves the building. And it will be. I used to think everything’s going to stop and no one is going to be able to do it as good as me, but everyone’s going to be fine. Everyone is going to be fine, and actually, everyone’s better because you come back as a better, more plugged-in human being, woman, mother.

Know that when you make this decision to attend, sometimes very close to when the event is about to take place, shit starts hitting the fan (I’ve seen this happen so many times!).

Things start happening, these roadblocks start emerging, and you’re like, ‘What? Maybe I’m not supposed to go to this thing.’

Somebody gets sick in your family, or you lose a client and you’re feeling some money woes.

You name it, it starts happening.

Relationships start imploding and it is very, very easy to use those circumstances as an excuse to keep you home.

Because home, it feels safer. It feels much safer and easier.

I will say to you that you’ve got to really be committed and strong to keep going through those obstacles because it will so be worth it.

The people who you will meet at live events, some of them will stay in your business and your life forever. I’m serious. FOREVER.

The ideas that you get will be worth their weight in gold and the person that you evolve into will knock your socks off. Truly, truly, truly. You can’t go back to old you.

You’ll be better, stronger, wiser, laser-focused on the true priorities in your business and your life. You’ll get the confidence and courage to LET GO of the other extraneous things and the details that are holding you back.

That is the power of live events.

Find a live event that calls out to you, sign up for it, commit and watch what happens in your business.

And if you want to come hang with ME at my kickass live event this October, well come on over here and check out ALCHEMY Live. We still have a few seats left and would love to give one to YOU, gutsy biz chick.

http://www.TheAlchemyEvent.com

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10 Reasons You’re Not Further Along In Your Business

10 ReasonsI’ve been seeing a bizarre theme lately: fledgling entrepreneurs wimping out on themselves and their vision.

It seems that some gals are simply afraid of hard WORK and INVESTING in themselves and their businesses.

You’d rather have a successful 6-figure business handed to you on a silver platter without having fought for it.

FRIENDLY NEWSFLASH: It doesn’t work that way because YOU’VE GOTTA WORK!

But that’s okay because doing work that you LOVE is a BEAUTIFUL thing.

So … are you wondering the 10 reasons you’re not further along in your biz?

Take a look … then keep reading because I’m going to help you get PAST this crap next week on a FREE training.

You can reserve your spot on the FREE training here now.

1. You compare yourself to others and feel crappy because you’re not achieving the same level of success. Then you just try to copy them. It doesn’t work.

2. You sign up for courses ready to make a change in your biz, then freak out at around week 2 when you realize there is work involved.

3. You mistake busyness for business.

4. You don’t think you can afford to get help and instead focus your energy on $15/hour tasks rather than growing your business.

5. You are a professional fire killer. You are in full reaction mode all of the time as you have no systems or structure. You fly by the seat of your pants and are worried that your biz may crumble at any moment.

6. You spend all your time on social media looking at pictures of cats and doing quizzes instead of strategically connecting with prospects and clients by posting high-value content.

7. You have no list and aren’t building one. Or you have a list but you never communicate with them because you don’t have a content strategy plan.

8. You’re scared to “sell” because you think you’ll come across as a sleazy used car salesman. You don’t realize sales equal service.

9. Investing in yourself is a foreign concept. You keep looking for free and cheap to grow your biz.

10. You’re looking for shortcuts and magic pills. You don’t recognize opportunities disguised as work.

As Richard Branson recently said, “If you spend your time looking for shortcuts, you will find one — right out of business. Creating a successful and profitable business takes time, since you build your reputation as customers learn to trust and rely on you, one by one.”

Just because there isn’t a shortcut doesn’t mean you can’t get HELP.

Are you ready to get out of your own way and add $100, $1,000 or $10,000+ a month in revenue by turning your gifts into gold online?

Let’s go.

I’m hosting a FREE training next week to teach you how to build a profitable soulful business that you LOVE and that LOVES you.

I see too many women out there letting FEAR, DOUBT + OVERWHELM get the best of them … and their bank accounts and souls are suffering.

No more.

You can reserve your spot on the FREE webinar here now.

Fearless with the galsIf you’re tired of being too scared to make a move in your business … if you’re tired of just “getting by” … if you’re tired of drowning under your never-ending to-do list … if you’re tired of attracting people who can’t “afford” you, you need to be on this training.

Click here to reserve your FREE spot.

Let’s get gutsy together.

xoxo
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P.S. I used to let FEAR rule me! But then I chose to RISE ABOVE, look the TIGER in the eye and walk right through that FEAR.

Since then, I’ve redesigned my business from the ground up, generating more than $500,000 in sales (the vast majority has been earned in the last 2.5 years).

I work about 15 – 20 hours a week while my 5-year-old and 3-year-old sons are at school/camp and my 3-month old daughter is with her sitter.

And I want to help YOU by sharing what I KNOW to be TRUE.

Click here to reserve your FREE spot on the training.

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Taming the 3 Crazy Chicks Called Fear, Doubt + Overwhelm

Do these 3 crazy chicks that I call FEAR, DOUBT + OVERWHELM ever pay you a visit?

Since you must be alive if you’re reading this right now, I’m going to venture that the answer is YES.

Guess what? We ALL deal with these 3 crazy feelings as we grow our businesses and lives. It’s part of the deal of a process I call UPLEVELING.

FEAR is the “biggie” that has derailed me the most. Let me tell you a quick story …

I remember it as if it were yesterday.

There I was looking at my total income in my Excel spreadsheet in late 2009 and freaking out. While my infant son Sean napped in his crib, I was squinting at the cells of this stupid spreadsheet wishing that the numbers would add up to something bigger.

Private coaching clients = $10,354

Freelance conference production work = $10,150

Leading new moms support groups = $4,450

One private yoga client who stopped after 2 sessions = $180

Grand total = less than $30,000!!

My heart dropped into my stomach.

These numbers just weren’t going to work, especially living in New York City.

Not when I earned $175,000 just 2 years prior as a corporate gal.

Not when I was busting my ass growing my dream coaching business yet realizing that I didn’t even WANT to have a “full” coaching practice of 20 clients a week and be on the phone with clients 6 hours a day on the 3 days a week I was working after having a baby.

I felt like someone punched me in the stomach.

What was I going to do?

This formula, this game plan just wasn’t for me.

I felt the FEAR start to swallow me up whole …

But right around that time, something miraculous happened:

I got invited to a free training call about rising above FEAR. That training changed my life and my business forever. Seriously.

Since then, I’ve redesigned my business from the ground up, generating more than $500,000 in sales (the vast majority has been earned in the last 2.5 years).

I work about 15 – 20 hours a week while my 5-year-old and 3-year-old sons are at school/camp and my 3-month old daughter is with her sitter.

I work from my sunny home office in the #1 Small Town in America – Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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My secret? I’ve learned to convert FEAR into FUEL. I’ve learned to DISBELIEVE my DOUBTS. And I’ve learned how to create SYSTEMS and BOUNDARIES to just say NO to OVERWHELM.

And I want to help YOU by sharing what I KNOW to be TRUE.

You ready to get out of your own way and add $100, $1000 or $10,000+ a month in revenue by turning your gifts into gold online?

Let’s go.

I’m hosting a FREE training next week to teach you how to build a profitable soulful business (it’s actually not that hard).

I see too many women out there letting FEAR, DOUBT + OVERWHELM get the best of them … and their bank accounts and souls are suffering.

There’s another way to “be” in business and I want to share this with you now because I’m fiercely dedicated to your growth and success.

You can reserve your spot on the FREE webinar here now.

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Here are the details:

“FEAR LESS: How to Move Through Fear, Doubt + Overwhelm As You Build Your Soulful, Profitable Online Business”

If you’re tired of being too scared to make a move in your business … if you’re tired of just “getting by” … if you’re tired of drowning under your never-ending to-do list … if you’re tired of attracting people who can’t “afford” you, you need to be on this training.

All that crap can be in the past, but you must take action NOW.

Click here to reserve your FREE spot.

Let’s get gutsy together.

xoxo
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Quick Announcement + Favor

I’m getting really close to hosting a brand new training about how you can expertly move through FEAR, DOUBT and OVERWHELM as you build your business.

This training is a culmination of my 37 years on this planet, and the last 7 years spent building my online business that gets to touch the lives of awesome women like YOU.

HOWEVER, I need your help. Before I finalize the training, I want to ensure I cover everything.

That is where you come in. Please take a few minutes to answer this super-short survey – there are really only two things I want to ask you …

You can answer the questions here.

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Here’s to GROWING, together.

Click here to take the quick 2-question survey.

xoxo

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P.S. Reserve Wednesday, August 13 at 12 p.m. EST (9 a.m. PST) for my brand new FREE training I’m creating just for you.

More details coming. Psyched to gather with you soon.

Burn the Ships: How to Truly Succeed In Business

Burn the Ships

I’m feeling SO full of love, joy and pride after being with my Business Adventure School Inner Circle clients the last few days at the Get Gutsy + Be Unstoppable Retreat: Systems, Leverage + Profit.

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I introduced this program close to one year ago at my last-ever Retreat for Goddesses and had a number of women step forward into it. Then I launched it online a few months later and had more step forward.

(I’ll re-open registration at ALCHEMY Live in October.)

The caliber of women blew me away. (I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THESE GALS.)

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So did the program launch. It has been my most successful launch (more than $100,000 generated from this program) in the history of my 7-year-old business.

It’s a program that I had developed in my mind over many, many years … to provide the kind of sacred support and soul sisterhood necessary to walk the crooked path of entrepreneurship.

I have tears in my eyes as I look at the growth my clients have achieved … and the MIRACLES and MAGIC they have manifested in their BUSINESSES and LIVES.

  • More clients
  • More self-care
  • A marriage
  • Moving
  • Pregnancy
  • A client who PAID IN FULL for an entire year’s worth of service (a first for this client)
  • More fun and vacations
  • Feeling the love and support of her community as she had a kidney removed due to cancer and redesigning her life and biz as a result
  • More time for art!
  • More time for riding motorcycles!
  • More content creation
  • Business model evolution to be more in line with her truth
  • Increased visibility
  • Stronger boundaries and clear-cut business policies
  • An invitation from the top association in her field to deliver a webinar to her ideal audience
  • Listening to SPIRIT
  • Embracing her connection to God for the first time in a LONG time and surrendering to being fully supported on her journey

The list goes on.

I’m humbled. I’m honored. I’m FULL.

THANK YOU, UNIVERSE for giving me this download to create this SPACE for gutsy biz chicks to do their big work in the world.

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I share this with you to give you insight into what happens when you immerse yourself in a sacred container of unconditional love and support.

MAGIC.

CONNECTION.

GROWTH.

UPLEVELING.

I share this with you to show you what is possible when YOU share your Divine Downloads with the tribe you are here to help.

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Now I’m making this sound easy yet I understand that you still might feel confused about what you should be focusing on to grow your biz. My first few years in business I felt like I was chasing my tail most days!

Don’t worry, girl … I’ve got you covered.

So here are 20 tips for you to get the juices flowing:

  1. Don’t hoard … CIRCULATE.
  2. Have more fun! You’ll attract more business to you when you’re happier.
  3. Create more valuable content and spread it around.
  4. Help more people.
  5. Trust that there are people RIGHT NOW looking for your solution.
  6. Don’t use money as an excuse to hold you back from growing. Instead of saying “I can’t afford it,” flip that around and say “How can I afford it?”
  7. Recycle and repurpose old content (it’s still good!).
  8. Stand for something bigger than yourself. Come back to your “why” whenever you’re feeling frustrated or overwhelmed.
  9. Celebrate your successes and tell people about them. It’s OKAY TO BRAG.
  10. Find a mastermind to join.
  11. Just say no to tolerations and bullshit that are holding you back.
  12. Sign up for a live event that can help you leapfrog in your business.
  13. Develop systems for tasks that you do regularly in your business so that you’re not always reinventing the wheel.
  14. Chunk your time to get massive shit done while still having time for your life.
  15. Engage in sacred self-care regularly.
  16. Get testimonials from your clients. This social proof is HUGE in attracting more clients.
  17. Have fun on social media and ENGAGE with your audience. It’s one of the greatest tools we have at our disposal today.
  18. Fly your freak flag. Embrace your uniqueness. We’re all weird in our own weird way. Love your weirdness.
  19. Get help! Don’t try to do all this shit all by yourself.
  20. Remember – entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint. Run your own race. Pace yourself and perfect the art of the hustle.

Commit to being the gutsy biz chick you are.

This isn’t a dress rehearsal.

The time to RISE UP is now.

Build your business AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.

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Abandon Plans B and C and D.

Burn the ships.

Bask in the glow of your faith that anything is possible.

Commit to going on the adventure of your life.

There’s no turning back.

You’re safe, you’re supported, you’re spectacular.

xoxo