Lesson 9 - "The World Will Be Saved By the Western Woman" - Dali Lama
After roadtripping with some of the strongest, most independent, fabulous entrepreneurial women, it has become apparent to me that we are in a serious transition happening in the world. Women entrepreneurs are stepping into their power, living the lives they want, and not apologizing for it.
We are truly becoming the leaders in our communities, and in our families we are becoming more of the bread winners. We are in a time where women have more possibilities and opportunities than ever before. We still have a ways to go, but the message to get here is if you want anything in this life you can have it, (not even if you are a woman, but ESPECIALLY because you are a woman.)
I feel so blessed to have met Nicole Marietta (one of my most brilliant LYB students) on this road trip, because her positivity and talent in writing and design, is so inspiring to me. I feel so excited that I inspired her to start designing, and she has inspired me to keep teaching women like her on how to live their "bliss" through doing things that thrill them.
I feel so thankful for people like Angelica, for introducing me to her amazing family and reminding me to let loose a little bit (like any 21 year old should!), and she taught me that you can get upgraded to the Presidential Suite of any hotel if you just are willing to ask firmly for something you deserve.
The camaraderie of your tribe / followers, the people who love and support you help make you your best self! I am so thankful!.
Lesson 10 - Let's Break a World Record at The World Domination Summit
Not even one day after my sweet new lady friends went back home, one of my favorite people in the world Gary Ware, who was a close friend from San Diego, came for a visit to Portland for five days for The World Domination Summit, put on by the famous writer / blogger Chris Guillebeau.
Gary is such a sweet, kind-hearted, and thoughtful person... He is mid-process of launching his own info product called Breakthrough Cocktail, for youth who are just graduating from college and who need soft skills to get a great job, utilizing their degree. He builds confidence, and guides them to achieving greatness first through preparation versus learning by failing first.
Because I was allowing him to stay with me the entire trip, he booked a bunch of fun things for us to do during his stay. one of them being breaking a world record of the world's largest yoga chain.
The World Domination Summit was unbelievable, the speakers were fabulous. If you have ever thought about going, the best way to describe it is like a perfect mashup of This American Life podcast with a Ted Talk. We heard some of the most inspirational speakers in the world share their stories of struggle and triumph. Every part of it was fascinating and incredibly inspiring.
Back to San Diego to Close Out My SD Life....
So after five glorious days of breaking records with one of my besties, eating my way through Portland and playing hostess with the mostestess, I had to fly back down to San Diego and pack up all my things to ship them.
I did a five day juice cleanse, and got SUPER clear about what I want out of this little thing called "Life." I got myself some Pinup bangs, I had a birthday party for Picasso, (he just turned 1) and prepared myself.
I then flew back to Portland to start my new life and start writing this blog series. And you'll never guess what the first full day as a Portland resident was...
Amelia Earhart's Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The End. (Well actually it's the beginning...but you know!)
Don't be a stranger! Big things are coming this way....
We are at the end of this five part series... but of course just the beginning of our journey together. Whether it's related to me helping you learn graphic design and branding through my Launch Your Brand Program... or following my dating adventures through the soon to be released WanderLover.com (you can sign up for notifications if you click on this link)
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to follow, support, learn, laugh and love with me. I feel your energy and it keeps me so excited to keep going and building bigger and better things. I also hope it inspires you to do the same!
Launch Your Brand in 30 Days or Less Starts Aug. 4 -- Prices are going up after this session! Registration is cut off as of Sunday Aug 3, 4pm PST. Space is limited and has sold out twice before. I have a few spots open!
I'm taking less students for this Aug 4 session, (so space is super limited) because I am also working on a beta program called Launch Your Design Biz. This is because 15% of the people who have taken LYB Program, put their businesses aside and have started freelance design careers. I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!!! SO EXCITING!
I'm then taking those aspiring designers and have started giving them leads the come through my company. This is soon to be released and it's called The Student Design Agency.
Sometimes I get to art direct with them, and it's amazing because I am giving my students business, and also generating revenues doing more of what I love which is working with aspiring designers to develop amazing brands.
It's amazing seeing people who have never touched Photoshop or Illustrator before, end up leaving my program and getting clients. Nothing thrills me more than this! When I created the program to help entrepreneurs DIY their brand and design, I had no idea this was going to happen and it's thrilling to see them start to surpass even my own abilities. (albeit a bit humbling too!)
Here is one student's Before and After shots!
Post the class, here is what she did on her own! EMPOWERMENT!