As I sit here with the salty air blowing through my hair and the sound of the ocean waves stirring up something magical in my heart, I am moved to tears, with what I have been able to create in my life and business over the last 4 and a half years.
I’ve been in Laguna Beach for the last few weeks working remotely because that is the lifestyle I have desired and created. And, because, who doesn’t love ocean vibes!
There was a time, when I was scared, lost and alone. I remember desperately wanting to help other people awaken to their own truth and their power, but I had no idea “how” that would actually happen.
I remember sitting on my knees, praying… “Dear God, if this is what I am supposed to do, I can’t do this alone. I need help, community, teachers and mentors to show me the way. This is supposed to be fun—not terrifying…”
I remember saying this prayer as tears ran down my cheeks claiming I was no longer willing to do this purpose and mission thing alone.
The very next day, I was watching TV and I saw a woman talking about lightworkers and how our light is needed in the world now more than ever. I immediately googled this woman and I saw she was hosting a live event.
This was it. These were my people; I just knew it!
I instantly signed up for her 3-day event. I didn’t care how much it cost, where it was or what the dates were. I knew this was the answer to my prayer, and I wasn’t going to let this opportunity pass me by.
I patiently waited for what was going to be one of the most pivotal weekends of my life. This weekend showed me the power of saying YES! The power of following my heart and my intuition even when no one around me truly “got” what I was up to.
Surrounding myself with teachers and a community that was also here on a mission, that wanted to thrive in their purpose and thought it was sexy to talk about soul…. These were my people!
This was the beginning of what I like to call my retreat and event addiction. I was hooked. 10 retreats and events later, I knew I was being called to start hosting my own.
In September of 2015 I co-hosted the very first Ignite and Expand retreat. It was small, and it was mighty. We had 11 amazing souls there that showed up to say YES to transformation in their own lives.
My heart is filled with gratitude looking back on those moments because those were the building blocks for what is now a 7 figure brand and a much larger movement.
I still cherish the memories, expansion and friendships that were created from that year of events and retreats.
I still believe that going to in-person events with the intention to uplevel your life and heart-centered business is one of the most powerful decisions you can make for yourself.
This is one of the most important tools, I have used to create a powerful 7 figure brand impacting thousands. In person events and learning from people who have accomplished what I wanted to accomplish has helped me to speak on stages like TEDx, to become a bestselling author, to facilitate at Mindvalley, and be featured on NBC, The CW, and FOX news.
I still attend workshops, events and retreats, because this life thing we are all doing is an ever-evolving process and without growth, frankly it’s all a little boring.
If you are ready to level up in your life and business, for juicy heart expansion, a high vibe community and so much more, then I invite you to join us for our next LIVE <a href=”https://igniteandexpand.com/ignite-and-expand-atlanta/”>Ignite and Expand</a> event!
Wishing you all the success, joy and love you could ever imagine and more!