Last week I had the honor of being qualified and invited to a Leadership retreat help for Diamond coaches by one of the top coaches, and friend, Kati Heifner. If you were to ask me last year if I would have been invited on this amazing trip, I would have said, “Yeah right, I am not THAT successful.” Fast forward to September 4th 2014, the day I hit the rank of a Diamond Coach! Looking back I really wish I would have used my rights to brag just a litttttle bit more 😉 One thing I did learn at this retreat was to rejoice in my accomplishments. It doesn’t matter how big or how small, I did it, I should be proud of it. I am too fast at looking to see what comes next to enjoy the moment sometimes. –Don’t worry! That is going to change!!
The past few days I am still trying to wrap my head around all the amazing people I have been surrounded with, and the fact that I was able to be apart of this special retreat! First off, we got literally SPOILED! Kati knows how to treat a #girlboss, thats for sure! if you are wondering where #girlboss comes from, it is a book! An amazing book that I highly recommend you take the time to read! I promise you will enjoy it and take away something worth while out of it.
We worked a lot on our self confidence and shared storied about ourselves that brought us to be the people we are today. Listening to stories made me realize how strong these women really are. How brave they can be, and that even if we look perfect on that outside, there is a story that formed us into the people we are. I think we tend to look around anything “bad” in life, or take for granted anything “normal”. I encourage you to sit around with a group of friends that you may not have known your whole life, and tell stories of your past, it will make your friendship so much stronger!
Yes, it was a whole bunch of girls (and two guys) so of course tears were flowing and chocolate and wine was in hand! But when we weren’t crying we were bonding and making new friends! The thing I seriously LOVE about being a coach, is every single event I have attended, I left with a new friend. Someone that I clicked with and we got along so well! I wouldn’t trade those events for the world because I know these people GET me, and if they don’t, they LISTEN to me, and support me! Work, family, and hobbies, we might not have everything in common, but we understand that we don’t have to, in order to be amazing friends!
Okay, so we didn’t go cray cray or anything but we had a day FULL of photo shoots. Talk about an amazing experience!!! Even when it wasn’t my turn to get hair or make up done, I loved watching everyone else get pampered. We got to do a three outfit photo shoot with a photographer who knows how to work the camera!! She was awesome to work with and made you feel so comfortable with lights shining and the camera flashing!
We also got spoiled, did I mention that?
We walked around the corner and there were cute boxes stacked high, one with each of our names attached! We got comfy silk robes with out names on them, a Kate Spade Necklace, and a #girlboss dynasty tank top! On top of a place to stay, food to eat, transportation, and good company. I honestly cannot wait until the day that I am able to do this for my team!! I know we will get there one day, and i am DREAMING BIG until it happens!
I couldn’t be happier where I am at in life right now, the people who are in it, and the opportunities I am presented with. I think that people sometimes forget that we DO have power over our happiness. If you are in a job that doesn’t make you so happy you want to do it 24/7, then why are you doing it- not that you HAVE to do it 24/7? You can be happy and live comfortably at the same time. Love what you do, I promise that everything else will fall into place for you.