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

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