July 2015 Brags

It’s that time already! Here are my July 2015 brags.

I’m going to share some of my wins and encourage you to share yours in the comments, too!

1. I planted 100 trees with OneTreePlanted.org.

2. I felt inspired to walk into Wal-Mart, buy a $100 gift card, and hand it to a stranger. That was fun!

3. I booked a flight home for August to go see my family and friends. I’m looking forward to going!

4. The 100th episode of A Better Life was released! For this one, my great friend Kit Maloney interviewed me. She did an awesome job and it feels so good to have released 100 shows already! I get bored very quickly and am so proud of myself for sticking with this. You can find the episode here.

5. Speaking of A Better Life, episodes were downloaded 17,804 times this month, which is +533 downloads from June.

6. I launched 2 new stores on Shopify. They’re doing great! I got somewhere around 60 orders within a week for my first one and got so motivated that I opened a second store. That started getting promoted on July 27th and made $2270.55 gross in 5 days.

Because of my initial success, I also hired a coach to help me sell even more physical products.

7. I promoted a great course that ended up doing very well. I was #8 on the affiliate leaderboard for it and I know it helped a LOT of people! In fact, I believed in the product so much that I bought it for someone who couldn’t afford it just yet. It feels nice to know there are some awesome life-changing courses out there and I can share them with people.

8. I launched my first real Periscope! It was fun! If you’d like to follow me on there, just search for “RachelRofe”. :) You’ll also get Twitter notifications every time I do one if you follow me on Twitter.

9. I finally renewed my passport!!! This might seem small, but considering how much I detest paperwork and how hot it is in Vegas (read: I didn’t want to go outside), I am happy. I needed the passport in time for trips in August and September.

10. It was a great month for friends! I helped a friend start a podcast, organized a little meetup for some friends, and had some great hang-outs in person and via phone.

11. I learned a pretty neat trick to get more followers on Pinterest. I’m not using it on my main page yet, but it’s working great in my niches! I’m so glad I took the time to learn this and get it automated.

12. Another month of consistent emails to my list – woohoo!

13. My social media presence went from a total of 75,419 followers on July 1st on social media sites like Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to 79,890 on July 31st. That’s an increase of +4,471 followers/friends/fans.

14. I walked a total of 533,078 steps in July, which works out to about 8.14 miles a day.

15. I finally lost 2-3 lbs!!! Considering I ate chicken + greens for 6 weeks and lost NOTHING, I am counting this as an ENORMOUS FREAKIN’ WIN! It’s so nice to see the scale budge.

How about you? Have any July brags? Share away!

June 2015 Brags

June 2015 brags, here we go!

Here are some of my wins from June:

1. On my Maui trip (which ended June 2nd), people helped me plan out a launch for Video Retargeter. I decided to launch it quickly – June 23rd – and took a crazy amount of action. I tested the product over and over, recruited beta testers, reached out to affiliates (never my favorite thing to do), created lots of training videos, learned and implemented YouTube advertising and all kinds of other things to try and make the launch as successful as possible.

The launch did well – winning Product Of The Day on JVZoo, attracting all kinds of affiliates, and selling well over 1,000 units so far.

It’s also a long-term asset which will yield results for a long time to come.

2. Don and I took a short trip to San Francisco for a few days in the middle of the month. It was great to get away from Las Vegas heat and explore somewhere new.

3. A Better Life ® was listened to 17,271 times. This is down from May but I didn’t publish 2 shows a week like I usually do so I expected it.

4. I was consistent with weekly emails to my list. I’ve been rocking at this the past few months!

5. My social media presence went from a total of 71,178 followers on June 1st on social media sites like Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to 75,049 on June 30th. That’s an increase of +3,871 followers.

FitBit Steps6. I walked a total of 499,748 steps in June, which works out to about 7.89 miles a day.

7. After realizing I gained even more weight, I ate super-clean (like – roasted chicken and salad was my life) for 6 weeks or so in a row. Unfortunately I lost NOTHING!, but I am glad I kept going. In the past I always thought I was doing something wrong somehow. When I showed my meticulous food logs to my new doctor, he said:

“Looks very very healthy, cant do much better than that!!!”

I’m glad to have pretty concrete evidence that it’s just wildly hard for me to lose weight because of PCOS and I’m not secretly messing things up. I’m glad to work with a new doctor as well.

8. Don and I made some major improvements in our relationship. I feel relieved and fortunate that we’re both committed to being in as happy of a relationship as possible and that we’re willing to do the work it takes to make that happen.

9. I have 10 or so of my books being converted into audiobook format. I’d been putting this off for a while and I’m glad to make some movement with this.

I think that’s it for now. I forgot to keep a record of my wins in June, so while I’m sure I’m forgetting things, I’m still happy with this. :)

How about you? Have any June brags? Share away!

May 2015 Brags

May 2015 BragsLook where the time went… I’m overdue for a brag post!

I’m a little late on this one because I was in Maui when the month started and wasn’t doing too much work. :)

Overall, May was a great month. It had lots of aliveness, travel, and pleasure.

Here are some of my wins:

1. On May 8th, Don and I went on a 3-city tour. Our first stop was NYC for a few days. Don rented a gorgeous place in Chelsea and we got to do lots of exploring.

From there, we went to Bucks County, PA, for 1.5 days to surprise my mom for Mother’s Day. She had NO IDEA we were coming and was so happy! She kept repeating, “This is the best Mother’s Day ever, this is the best Mother’s Day ever!”

Next up was Wichita, KS for a few days to hang with Don’s family and friends.

It was so nice to see so many people that we love. It had been too long.

2. Shortly after we got home from the trip, we went to a Rock in Rio concert in Vegas. We had a great time dancing and singing along to all kinds of musical acts and it made me realize that I need to make it out to more concerts. I always feel so high on life whenever I go to one. :)

3. In the last week of May through the end of June, we went to Maui. Don was hosting a mastermind and he invited some phenomenal people to come hang out with us for a few days.

He rented an incredible place again and we had such a good time masterminding with people, hanging out, and enjoying Maui.

Some of my favorite parts from the trip were when hanging out with great people, masterminding in a cave by a black sand beach, driving the Road to Hana, and watching the beach. If you’d like to see a few pictures, you can check out my photo album on Facebook right here.

4. Work-wise, I was very happy to send emails out every single Wednesday to my marketing list. There are times when I go months without mailing, so I’m really proud of myself for having some solid consistency there.

5. A Better Life ® got downloaded 20,240 times over the month of May. Pretty cool – and it’s still being featured by iTunes under “Inspiring Women’s Voices”.

FitBit16. I walked 532,378 steps in May, which averages out to 17,173 a day and is over 8 miles per day.

7. My social media presence went from a total of 66,733 followers on May 1st on social media sites like Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to 71,178 on May 31st. That’s an increase of +4,445 followers.

8. Both of my software projects are pretty much done, I’m just giving some final tweaks. I think both projects will end up being really helpful for people and I can’t wait to get them out into the public.

So, that’s it for May. There may be more but I already deleted my ‘May goals’ file and I forget if there was anything else I can brag about. If anything comes to me, I’ll add it. :)

Overall it was a good month. I feel happy about it. There might not be a billion business brags, but I spent the month living life very well and that’s a higher priority for me.

What about you? Have any brags to share? I’m all ears!