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Summit of Greatness

By Adventures, Business, Manifesting, Self Development
The Manifested Trip

This trip meant a lot to me.

For so many reasons:

It seemed incredible, all of those fantastic people from all over the world

Great speakers, getting inspired in the same room always beats a video

Travel, sign me up to anywhere, I love travel.

But really, how it came about, is what really meant everything to me.  I had been a fan of Lewis Howes and followed his Instagram and Podcast, but not obsessively or anything, kinda on the back burner… hold that in your thoughts for a sec…

I was having a great morning, it was a gorgeous hot and sunny day out and was hanging loads of laundry on the line.  I looked at my phone and my heart sunk, a message from my ex boyfriend asking if I was home and he could bring the rest of my stuff off.  It had been about ten months, but it still really hurt and this would be the first time I would see him since we were a couple.  I was in a bit of a panic, trying to compose myself and I don’t think he noticed how off I really was.  I tried to act cool and my joyful self.  He drove away as we laughed about a joke or something and I immediately went inside to cry.  Everything came flooding back and I felt all of those nasty broken up with feelings all over again.  After an hour or so I said to myself… no.  This isn’t a sad day, I can choose again, it’s still early, this day can be something else still.

Looking for inspiration to get myself out I turned to my Pinterest Pages for quotes, and the screen shots I take when something pops up on Instagram I like.  I posted some on my own Instagram stories if only to inspire others who may be having a tough day…  I always tag where they come from and a couple were of Lewis Howes.  I felt a little better, probably swapped out some laundry, in a bit I checked my phone and Lewis had written to me.  I messaged how bad my day had been, mentioned the story in short and he wrote again in support.  Just being seen by someone who influences me at such a terrible time meant the world. I did a 180, felt incredible and had so many little signs after that, you know the ones where you know you’re on the right track?

I didn’t think I would be able to swing it, but through a random group posting (in a completely other business group) someone was selling their ticket.  For half the price I was expecting to pay…I declared to myself “if I make an unexpected $500 by this weekend, I’m going” and no joke the next morning I had a last minute wedding inquiry totaling $497 (!) and day of with tip and lashes it was more like $800 AND that wedding ended up being published in three magazines… it kept on giving!

I scooped an incredible hotel rate by sharing with two girls (we were besties from the start, I still love them and hope to stay with them again this year) I *kinda* got a cheap flight (spoiler, I was due to fly out Sat aft missing the closing session and party but my wedding back home cancelled and it would have cost $800 just to change the flight and through the facebook group I got a ride most of the way home in no time and caught a $100 train home.  boom.) Everything just came together.

 

So this happened…

 

Confession… I’m in love with Jay Shetty

By Adventures, Manifesting, Self Development, Self Love, Uncategorized

I mean... who wouldn't be...

I've been a fan of his for a looooong time.

He’s done a LOT

From Monk to Forbes 30 Under 30, has a BILLION views and 10 million followers

And though he has a great resume… it’s his message I’m in love with.

Jay's wisdom, sharpness and vision wrapped up in a millennial model look, with that Brit accent (and don't get me started on his eyes) is the perfect package for getting these messages across to many. Known as the Digital Monk, his viral videos are making an impact for the better, with age old ideas modernized and brought to the masses through video and memes. He definitely gets the right, and well deserved, attention.

I really, really wanted to attend Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass in NYC for a third time (yep… three times) but when I saw that Jay Shetty was to be a guest speaker, I freaked out a little.  Like a lot.

I manifested the shizzle out of attending and it totally happened.  The universe wanted me to be there.  I rarely had weekends off and I had it off.  A friend invited me to share a hotel room. It timed perfectly around my parents vacay for watching my cat.  My soul needed to be there so my human part made sure that it happened.  And NYC, you never disappoint.

Sunday, our third day, rolled around and that morning, there he was.  In the isle next to the stage with a line up of people waiting for a pic.  I was shaking a bit as I squeeled into my IG story.

*side note*  Guy’s… I’ve worked and have met MANY celebs.  Seriously, I’m not shaken up and/nervous by just anyone.  This hardly ever happens.  But I was for reals shaking.

It was his turn, we heard him speak.  He was AMAZING and then he sat with the other speakers to the side of the stage.

I knew I had to say something to him.  I knew it since I heard he was speaking.  I knew it would be speacial and not just a line up kinda thing.  I felt that the right moment would come up and, for some reason after our break, I didn’t want to take my seat.  I hung out on the stairs into the theatre watching everyone have a warm up dance party.  I didn’t know what I was waiting for, but I felt I was to wait.

By sitting in the front row, I could have touched his sneaks...

The following is my journal entry from the day after

I waited for some reason.  He was in the main room with everyone dancing and I waited on the stairs taking it all in.  He was surrounded with people wanting photos, validation and to be seen by him.  I waited.

He walked by being escorted by a volunteer, bathroom break?  Meeting? I thought.  I followed and they went outside, was he leaving?  I have huge boundaries and respect for people in high demand, I don’t ask for selfies when I work with celebrities, I try to make conversation as though they’re just a normal person, like a barista or neighbour.  They are often a person with very little privacy and I honor that.  But…..

I paced in the lobby feeling the pull in my gut of what to do, to stay inside and miss my chance or to run out, possibly get turned away, dismissed, let down.

A spirit junkie friend ran out to take a quick photo with him.  I don’t even remember following.  I said “Jay, I just have to say thank you so much for all of the work you do, I’ve been a fan since you started, I share your videos all of the time and got so many people into you and your message.  You make me so proud to be half English *gushing on*…

He said Thank you about five times as I rambled on fanatically, I said “you inspire me, I have a message I’m nervous about sharing with so many spiritual and wellness workers, buying unicorns from Walmart being made by unfairly paid workers in China with the #highvibe or making themselves and the planet sick by using toxic over-priced products, or buying gemstones mined by children…”

He said “yes, this is so important, I wouldl say to keep it positive and share what’s going on.  Don’t call anyone out or shame anyone.  Where are you based?”  “In Canada, Ottawa, but travel a bunch” (and now I’m wondering why the ef he asked that… damn it) I then asked “would you mind taking a photo?”

Then I said, “I know I have a strong voice and presence, I’m one of the ones in the audience who raised both hands when you asked “who’s funny?”  He said “…To keep going…”

I offered an out by starting the “I don’t want to take up anymore of your time…” But he kept talking, very interested in my ideas, had suggestions and advice for me, was so caring and thoughtful, focused on me and not what was going on around him, like the girl waiting for a photo.  We chatted for a couple more minutes and I offered to take the photo for the girl waiting.  His car arrived, I said “thank you so much” as I shook his hand.  And I walked (sure did feel like a girly skip) inside.  I don’t remember getting back to my seat and I was shaking again when I got there.

The feeling of suggesting a topic to someone of this caliber and have them lit up and engaged felt incredible. To be seen by a hero of yours is unparalleled.  The validation is great, but being on the same platform as them, even just for a few minutes, opens up that possibility for me to reach that level all of the time.  Have these conversations many more times with thought leaders.  My soul was singing.

‘Till next time Jay Shetty.  I know there will be one.

 

Follow your gut.  Get to those places your soul wants to go.  Let it lead you.

THE PEOPLE I LOOK UP TO (other than my mum)

By Business, Self Development

THE HERO'S, MENTORS AND FRIENDS

These are my go-to’s for inspiration, for learning, for keeping me aligned.  Some I consider mentors, some I’ve met, some I’ve taken courses from and some I want to take courses from.  This list will of course evolve.  But these are my top recommended people right now.

None of these are affiliated, I just wanted to share this with you 🙂

Gabby Bernstein

NY TIMES BESTSELLER, SPIRIT JUNKIE MAMA

What can I say about my mentor Gabby... she has taught me so much and I know that my life wouldn't be nearly as fantastic without her and her lessons in it. Her books and especially Spirit Junkie Masterclass have helped me and so many immensely. She focuses on recognizing your blocks to your truth and how to release them safely. Bringing your light out to the world as bright as you can. The world needs so much of this right now.

MEET GABBY
MARIE FOLEO

Creator of B School

B School is the most taken online marketing course for entrepreneurs that is launched once a year. Marie also gives out content like candy through Marie TV, she interviews amazing guests and answers fan's questions in a talk show setting with inserts of hilarious skits. Oh and dancing. There's always dancing. I've taken B school and LOVE IT

MEET MARIE
JAY SHETTY

Monk turned digital wisdom disher outter

I'm so in love with Jay Shetty. He is just pure light, passion and good. He takes his lessons from being a monk and brings them to the world through social media. He's always smiling, is always positive and is a inspiration to many (like, millions) Everyone needs some Jay in their lives.

MEET JAY
HAYLEY CARR

Life and business coach

Hayley has been my coach and I can't wait for more of her. Her style is inspirational and in a world of selling and pitches, she's very anti that. She's here to serve you the best way she can and she is such a delight. I love her to pieces.

MEET HAYLEY
AMANDA FRANCES

Coach, Master Manifester and online course queen

I've taken three of Amanda's courses and every time I re watch a video I up level myself more. She also hosts masterminds now and then at different locations around the world (it's up on the vision board) she breaks the stigma of what a coach should be. Money is her thing and she's great at it.

MEET AMANDA
HILARY RUSHFORD

Stylist and course creator of social media

I've taken a couple of Hilary's courses on social media and it's insane how much content there is - TONS of information and not a crazy price. I highly recommend her. If I weren't from a fashion background I would totally hit her up for styling advice too.

MEET HILARY
KATHRYN BUDIG

Yoga Instructor, Podcaster and Foodie

I've had a girl crush on Kathryn for a few years now. She's one of my favorite yoga instructors and has a great sense of humor and realness when she teaches, often on YogaGlo. Her mantra is aim true and has a book of that name filled wish yogi reco's, yummy recipe's and self love rituals. She co-hosts her podcast Free Cookies with her partner Kate Fagan.

MEET KATHRYN
LEWIS HOWES

Podcast King and Author encouraging you to live your best biz life

Lewis's podcasts are one of my favorites, always the best guests and insights, tons of valuable information for business and life, I constantly have to pause to take notes. I'm just about to start reading his book The School of Greatness... I'll let you know how it goes 😉

MEET LEWIS
ELENA BROWER

Yoga instructor and inner beauty goddess

Lovely is the one word I would use to describe Elena. I had the pleasure of meeting her and chatting for a while at SJM and she's just incredibly inspiring, sincere and warm. I cried when I first met and hugged her, she just has that connection so quickly with people to open up.

MEET ELENA
CARRIE GREEN

Brains behind the globally renowned Female Entrepreneurship Association (FEA)

I've been a member of the FEA for YEARS! It's the one thing I kept up from when I owned my store because of it's incredible value and I knew I'd be using these tools again. Every month there's a new bundle with a guest and tons of info. And all past bundles are available all the time. The private Facebook group alone is worth the monthly price.

MEET CARRIE AND THE FEA
JEN SINCERO

bestselling author of You Are A Badass and it's sequel You Are A Badass At Making Money

I'm just started reading these books a second time and they're two of my all time faves. Hilarious lessons are to the point and I recommend these books to many, a perfect intro into the world of law of attraction, damn they're good. And her writing style is my inspiration.

MEET JEN
KIMRA LUNA

Online biz entrepreneur, founder of Freedom Hackers

Welfare to millionaire, Kimra is a truly unapologetic. Very honest, straight to the point, no bs. Her site is where she hosts webinars, courses, a podcast and members area. She's very giving in her freebies which include intros to branding, webinars, course creation and facebook ads. She's done it all. And she's super nice.

MEET KIMRA