It’s my birthday (decade in review).

BONUS! Find this helpful? To download this post as a PDF, click here!

Tomorrow (September 25) I turn 30.

All year long I’ve been extremely excited for this. I’ve had a sense that my 30th year would mark a whole new paradigm for me.

The closer I get to my birthday, the more right that feels.

I feel like my 20’s – particularly ages 28 and 29 – set me up to make age 30 rock.

So many really, really tough things happened in the course of 365 days from 28-29.

Literally, from June 5, 2011, to June 5, 2012:

I got married.

7 months later, we got annulled.

My business partner and I parted ways.

I had one of my best friends move in. We planned on living together for at least a year. She left in a shocking way to me, basically ripping out the rug from under my life. (It’s all good now.)

I moved.

3 times.

Twice from 4-bedroom houses.

(I hate moving.)

I had no idea where I was going to live for a while.

I had crazy health complications.

Gained weight.

Was stressed out of my mind.

Some people call this time period “Saturn return”. Whatever it is, it was definitely not easy.

Every single area of my life got trampled. Destroyed.

But the beautiful thing is, it’s set me up for a whole new level of impact.

When everything’s taken from you, there’s no comfort zone to cling to. There’s NOTHING holding me back. When everything is ripped from you, you get to use your imagination. You get to create whatever you could possibly want because there are no barriers.

And I am so, so grateful for that.

I have big plans for age 30.

I know I came here to make a difference.

A BIG difference.

To help millions of people.

And I’ve been getting more and more clarity on that.

Right now, I’m feeling very grateful to my 20’s self for setting it up. Although the last couple years have been hard, there have been some amazing times too.

At 22 I got my college degree, having worked 60-70 hours a week to pay for it.

At 23 I quit my “cushy” retail job, managing millions of dollars and hundreds of people. I decided to go into internet marketing full time.

At 24 I went to an incredible Warrior Camp. It gave me a LOT of confidence. So much, in fact, that I decided to pack up my car and drive cross-country to head to a party I heard about at the Playboy Mansion.

It was a stretch. I had to sleep in my car at Wal-Mart parking lots because I didn’t have much money.

But on that trip, I met my soul sister and best friend, Jaime Mintun.

At 25, after I got back from that trip, I decided to move across country and live with Jaime in L.A.

I lived with her for a while, building up some internet businesses and generally loving life.

That move marked the beginning of my traveling streak, my self development streak, and really shaped my next evolution.

At 26, I sold one of my companies and moved in with another great friend, Brian McElroy, in Rio de Janeiro.

I created another business while in Rio that has since helped thousands of people. And I created a book that thousands of people now have on their bookshelves.

At 27, I came back to the states and met Otto. We had a great time, got together as a couple, and moved to Buenos Aires for a month. We built up an outsourcing company that ended up having 120+ outsourcers and helped hundreds of people. And gave me major headaches.

At 28, I thankfully sold that company. And moved to Ashland, Oregon.

Radiating Royalty, the heart-centered business I know will make a massive impact on the world, came to my consciousness.

At 29, I moved to Las Vegas. Then NYC. Then everywhere else.

I helped co-create $50k for charity in 10 hours.

I saw my 50th state, Hawaii.

And I got prepared for year 30. :)

Year 30 is going to be pure magic.

I’ll finish writing my book. The one that’s going to be a NY Times Bestseller. Not for the “title” of that… but because I know it will help millions of people.

And that’s what my 30’s are about.

Getting to help the millions of people I know I came here to help.

And I am feeling readier than ever.

Thank you, 20’s.

 

 

 

Stay In Touch!
Follow Me
Tweet
BONUS! Find this helpful? To download this post as a PDF, click here!

0 thoughts on “It’s my birthday (decade in review).”

  1. Congratulations on doing all of this at such a young age. I lived the corporate rat race, clung to things, rarely stepped out of my comfort zone until I was 55. The journey never ends, but it doesn’t even start if you keep playing it safe. I wish I had started in my twenties.

    Reply
  2. Hi Rachel,

    Happy birthday! I just read your post and felt compelled to respond with a comment. Two things came to mind when reading your post:

    -1. It’s not what happens to a person it’s what they do with it that makes their character.
    -2. In the words of “Drake”: “Everybody dies but not everybody lives”…You have lived lady:) Happy birthday!

    Rob

    Reply
  3. Rachel! You rock. I believe nothing ever happens by chance. Whatever happened was for a reason. What will happen is also for a reason no matter what you do. The difference is what you choose to do. I have no doubt you will be doing something amazing and I feel like I have known you all my life.Many happy returns and take care of yourself!

    Reply
  4. Many happy wishes my dear as you enter your third decade of progress and paying it forward . Sit down,put your feet up and have a smoothie You have earned it and the admiration of lot of folks you have touched. Namaste.

    Reply
  5. Great attitude in dealing with lifes' downers. I'm sure you will have an awesome.
    decade of growth, inspiration and beauty.
    Happy Birthday-
    Byron Boyd

    Reply
  6. Great attitude in dealing with lifes' downers. I'm sure you will have an awesome.
    decade of growth, inspiration and beauty.
    Happy Birthday-
    Byron Boyd

    Reply
  7. Happy Happy Birth Day!!

    May all the glories of the Universe shower on you today and for the rest of your life!

    You know I love ya’!!

    Gotta connect again really soon, in person!

    Martha

    Reply
  8. Happy Birthday Rachel!
    Your 30’s will be awesome, and so many of us look forward to whatever amazing project you do next.

    I always look forward to your emails and your posts. This last post, touching on the highlights of your 20’s was so sincere and so open that I feel like I have known you, well, since you graduated from college. BTW, I can so identify with working 60 to 70 hours a week…for years to pay for college…I just did it a few decades ahead of you!

    All the best,

    Juan

    Reply
  9. Hey Rachel,

    Time is moving faster than you think! You have your first birthday at the END of your first year, so your 30th birthday marks the END of your 30th year.

    You’re about to start your 31st year. . . Happy Birthday!

    Mike

    Reply
  10. Rachel, happy birthday and happy discoveries!

    I couldn’t wait to get out of my 20’s, and my 30’s were a very fine decade indeed.

    Cheers,
    Mary

    Reply
  11. Happy birthday Rachel, you are so beautifull person and inspire me to get the best out of life. Nothing is stronger than a heartfelt desire to become that amazing person who make a difference in this world, you are.

    Reply
  12. Happy birthday Rachel, you are so beautifull person and inspire me to get the best out of life. Nothing is stronger than a heartfelt desire to become that amazing person who make a difference in this world, you are.

    Reply

Leave a Comment