This month has gone by like a whirlwind with lot’s of learning and taking imperfect action. Every December and January, I sit down and intuitively map out my personal and business goals, and this year was no different.
I don’t always stay the straight and narrow course, however, I started writing my next book at the beginning of January and then had the brilliant idea to put on a summit.
Here’s the thing, sometimes you have to follow the crazy ideas that are coming to you, even if they aren’t in your original plan.
The second week of January, I announced I was looking for Speakers for the Rebel Shine Summit. I reached out to a few speakers I thought would be an amazing fit for the message, and they totally were. What I was not expecting was me being able to book 23 speakers with signed agreements in 3 days.
That’s the power of the message and taking action even if it feels crazy scary.
By the time promoting of the Summit arrived, I had 25 Speakers lined up and recorded all of them. Not only did I have the best time, but from a technical aspect, everything seemed to be aligned perfectly. Sure there were a few hang-ups but they were minor with little stress.
What have I learned?
You can totally create a Summit in less than 2 months if you are focused and take action. Sometimes even with your goals and plans all mapped out, detours become the next best thing because you get to stretch yourself in ways you haven’t thought about before.
But this is where the beauty of being a Rebel, Renegade or a Rule Breaker comes in. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want it.
You don’t have to wait – EVER!
It’s a good idea to have some strategy behind it and know what technology you will be using and how you will be presenting the Summit to your people.
I used membership platform and that was brilliant. Because now they have a forever home.
I used Zoom to record the conversations. I found when interviewing globally it’s one of the best.
I used Canva for Social Media Images because it’s easy to use.
What will I do differently?
Next year, I am giving myself a little bit more space for the interviews. Recording 3 interviews a day for 5 days was a little bit insane for this introvert. But it was worth every energy I spent on this. By giving me the time, I can space the conversations a bit more and still feel like I have plenty of time to focus on my other projects I am working on.
So if you are interested to be a Speaker for the 2019 Rebel Shine Summit, get on the waitlist so you can be the first to know when applications are open in October 2018!
What were some of my results?
In the end, without FB Ad’s, 160 people joined the Rebel Shine Summit. I am calling this a win! Even if only 20 people would have signed up, I would have felt ecstatic! For me, it was way bigger than just people signing up and making money.
It was about me
- Taking imperfect action on an idea that I had and not talk myself out of it
- Being visible to new people who have never met me before
- Giving you a vision of what IS possible if you acted instead of waited
The feedback was amazing too!
The passion of the topics was flying and the conversations were “Rich and Rewarding” according to one listener!
And while the Summit is officially over, you can still get access to the amazing conversations that transpired!
And if the Summit wasn’t enough goodness, I squished my income goal and that feels incredibly amazing too. Here’s the thing, I hardly talk about money for many reasons that are personal.
My mission and the work that I do have very little to do with me bragging about how much money I make, but me feeling so freaking excited that you are getting into the action towards the life that you’ve been dreaming about.
Life is about embracing your own Inner Rebel, because she is waiting for you to say, okay, I am ready!
She’s waiting for you to say:
Enough is enough.
I am tired of the frustration and the struggle, and I am ready to create the life that feels good and amazing. You can keep listening to the voice of safety and conformity, or you can take a chance on your ideas and dreams.
The choice will always be yours.
And this is what the Summit was about!
Amazing people sharing their stories and journeys to own their own power, unleashing themselves into the world and elevate their lives in a way that doesn’t always feel good in the moment but in the end is the best thing you could ever do for yourself.
- Listen to the conversations with an open mind and an open heart.
- Believe in what is possible for you when you choose the path that’s calling you.
- Trust your intuition that every moment has value even if it feels like shit at times.
- Know without a doubt that you have it within you to be, do and have what you want!