And since the topic of focus and mindset has been coming up in my life a LOT lately, I figured I’d post about what’s coming up in my life… and why.
Here’s what’s going on:
Saturday + Sunday: Meeting with my ‘Mistressmind’
I’m in a ‘mistressmind’ (mastermind of all women) with 6 other incredible women.
My weekly call with these women is one of my favorite parts of the week. I turned down VIP tickets to David Letterman in order to not miss a call with my girls. :)
When I was invited to the group, the person organizing it was very intentional with what she was looking for. In fact, here’s an excerpt from her invitation email:
I decided to join and now I’m surrounded by some of the most incredible women on the planet on a weekly basis. It rocks. :)
We’ve been meeting for a few months now, and while most of us have met in person individually we haven’t all gotten together as a group.
With the exception of one person who will Skype in, we’re doing that this weekend. We’re renting out some suites at the Ritz and we’re going to have a glorious weekend.
Why am I doing this?
Well, a few reasons:
1. It’s so NOURISHING to be around positive, conscious, growth-minded people. You are who you surround yourself with and I’m beyond proud to be associated with every woman in this group.
2. I love being able to bounce ideas off people whose opinions I trust. Not only do I talk to savvy businesswomen, but good people who don’t just care about the bottom line. They care about making a difference. Our values are completely in line.
3. Working with these ladies on a weekly basis holds me accountable. Every week before I jump on a call, I think:
Did I say what I was going to do?
Am I growing?
Am I implementing what we talked about?
And the in-person meetup this weekend will be spectacular. We’ll be talking about our 2013 goals, helping each other hone in and identify how we can make this year the best year ever for all of us.
We’ll spend time on each person, figuring out her goals and how we can best support and raise her up.
Side note: Do YOU want to be in a mastermind?
I was talking with an amazing woman on a Power Hour coaching call yesterday and she expressed interest in joining a mastermind too.
I’m thinking about either setting up a Skype group for all our peeps, and/or setting up special groups of 5-7 people too.
If this is something you’re interested in, please leave a comment here.
Sunday through Friday: Marketer’s Mansion
I’m literally leaving the Ritz on Sunday to go to the airport for Marketer’s Mansion in Vegas.
Marketer’s Mansion was the brainchild of Mark Helton and William Meers. Basically, they’re renting out a 10,000 square foot mansion with multiple pools, a hot tub, bars, chef, concierge, all of it.
They’re making it an exclusive internet marketing event, as an answer to all the boring conference-style pitchfests.
I was one of 14 marketers invited to come and teach attendee participants how to market.
Attendees will sleep in the same house as the marketers, be personally mentored by them, and walk away with completed products. There are also going to be contests, after-hours hanging out, and the opportunity for attendees to “pitch” their ideas to marketers.
I think the idea behind the mansion is the whole “live the internet lifestyle” thing. Slightly hype-y, hehe, but I’m happy to go live in a mansion for a week anyway. :)
The event’s going to be live-streamed (you can watch live by going here – beware, the page is a bit hype-y ;)) and 24/7 recorded. Edited recordings will be available for sale down the line.
Why am I doing this?
A couple reasons for this too:
1. I’ll be hanging out with some wildly awesome people, including the closest person to me in my life right now – Don Wilson.
Like I said before, surrounding yourself with great people is SO IMPORTANT.
Don and I tell each other all the time how much we inspire each other. Since we’ve been talking, my life has gotten infinitely better. We hold each other accountable on all kinds of things – making a difference in the world, business, health, just rocking life and demanding happiness.
So I’d happily hang out with just him for a week. But now I get him, other marketers, and highly-motivated attendees who put down a sizable investment in themselves.
2. It seems fun! There are 3 questions I’ve been asking myself at the end of everyday lately (Don told me about them, taken from Brendon Burchard):
Have I lived?
Have I loved?
Have I mattered?
I think this trip to Vegas will definitely cover #1 and #3. And #2 is my strongest, I feel I’ve got that covered all the time. ;)
The lived part… well, I’ll be doing something new, which is fun. Hanging with awesome people. And I’m sure we’ll go dancing, which always makes me feel so alive.
The mattered part… I’ll be helping people live and on-the-spot, plus on the live stream and in the recordings.)
3. I know many of the other people going, but not super-well. This’ll be prime networking opportunity.
4. I’m happy to support a new, innovative take on marketing. William and Mark invested a lot in this, and they clearly care a LOT about the attendees. I can’t help but want to support that.
Friday Through Monday: Hanging with Jason Fladlien
I arrive back to SFO airport at 1:25 pm, grab my suitcase, then find Jason who arrives at 2:40.
(Yes – this is a BUSY week!)
I first came across Jason in 2010, when I bought one of his products and was promptly blown away. I made this blog post about him.
Since then, I’ve found a zillion other reasons to like him even more.
He’s a stand-up guy. One of my favorite things about him is how, even though he schedules his years out to be jam-packed, has two small children in his house (and a third on the way), is a self-confessed workaholic and barely goes to ANY events…
He ALWAYS speaks at Dennis Becker’s Earn1KADay seminar. Dennis’ event isn’t the biggest, and it’s certainly not the most profitable as a speaker. But Jason has said multiple times that he’ll always make time to go to Dennis’ events because Dennis was the first one who promoted his products.
Jason’s also just a great guy who really cares about people, is brilliant, amazing with business, and fun to hang out with.
Why am I doing this?
Well, as you can see, surrounding myself with stellar people is high on my priority list. And Jason definitely qualifies.
He hasn’t been to San Fran yet and I think we’re going to have a blast exploring, which’ll also cover the “Have I lived?” question. :)
So that wraps it up. It’ll be a busy, but highly fun week.
I’ll owe you two blog posts coming up: one on how the week went and another on what I found from the survey results ASAP.
In the meantime, make lots of magical days, OK? And don’t forget to leave a comment if you’re interested in joining a mastermind (or just to leave one — I love comments!). :)