Life Editor Weekend Preview: Welcome to the Retreat!
If I had to assign a theme to this month, it would have to be “Surviving When Things Go Wrong.”
My recent Life Editor Weekend live event was a perfect example of this. A dozen tiny things went wrong as I was getting ready to host the retreat: tech issues, last-minute cancelations, etc.
But the biggest obstacle was my mouth. No, I didn’t get into a screaming match with the hotel staff or tell someone to jump off a cliff.
On the first day of the retreat, I had emergency oral surgery that resulted in me getting 8 stitches in my inner lip.
I’ll spare you the gory details, but I was in the dentist’s chair in the morning and on the road to Lakeside Inn by lunchtime.
I had a choice to make: Should I be a professional or an amateur?
Ladies were flying in from all over the country, and I didn’t want to disappoint them. I didn’t want to disappoint me either! I decided to “put on my big girl panties” and lead the event no matter how painful my stitches were.
And it was fine, really. I didn’t die, and everyone had a fabulous time learning about life editing. There are only a few places in the videos where I look uncomfortable, but who cares?
I hosted my first live event–that’s huge!
I’m super proud of what we accomplished at the retreat and how I was able to maintain my energy and professionalism despite feeling like crap.
That’s what being an entrepreneur is all about. You must choose to be a leader even when you don’t feel like it.
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In This Video
- 0:10 Welcome!
- 5:55 What does it mean to “retreat”?
- 10:49 What’s bullet journaling?
- 14:00 Retreat journaling
- 14:21 Everyone shares
- 19:50 Breaking down your to-do list to reach your goals
- 26:53 This year’s challenges
- 27:50 This year’s successes
- 28:33 Everyone shares
- 36:13 Music to help you write
- 41:31 Ambient noise apps
Mentioned In This Video
- Flamingo Journals by DesignSide Studio
- Erika Swafford, The Photo Doctor
- Self-Care Calendar by Cathy Colangelo
- Moon Ritual Workbook by Dacia Dyer of SpirWitchuality
- Pilot Juice Pens
- Leuchtturm1917 Notebook, Dotted
- Boho Berry
- Google Play
- “Elastic Heart” by Sia
- “Proud” by Heather Small