You can do it alone, but you don't have to.
Can I ask you a personal question? How much did you invest in yourself over the past year?
If you're serious about creating success and having an exceptional life, you have to invest in yourself with regular further education, a coach, mentor, training program or conferences.
Doing it alone is the hard way.
Investing in yourself always comes back. In fact, I set the intention now that I'll make the money back really quickly. And I've heard too many stories about manifesting the money to the penny from unexpected cheques in the post, new clients, pay increases coming out of the blue or another sign from the Universe that you're taken care of.
Investing in yourself through personal development:
- Kicks your butt
- Keeps you accountable
- Helps you with fear or confidence issues
- Gives you practical strategies so you know what to do
- Connects you with like-minded people to collaborate with
- Uplevels you energetically
and most importantly
Shows the Universe you're serious about your dreams.
It doesn't matter what profession you're in - coach, entrepreneur, writer, actress or budding business maven, investing in yourself and your dreams is the quickest way to uplevel your life, it's like planting a seed that will bear fruit many times over.
Here are my favourite ways to get success quickly...
DIY Mastermind or Buddy
Back when I couldn't afford to work with a coach, I formed a mastermind group with two other friends and work colleagues who also had BIG goals for their life.
We called it Fight Club, well.. because... for obvious reasons. But for 9 months we met weekly to keep each other accountable on our goals. We brainstormed ideas for each other, supported each other through the inevitable breakdowns and celebrated every win.
I don't recommend going into an accountability relationship with your partner, husband, parent, sibling or necessarily even your best friend. Why? Because they are too close to the situation and they might have an unconscious vested interest in you remaining the same (especially if it directly affects them or your relationship).
Action - partner up with a few ambitious or supportive people to form your own mastermind.
Coaching + Mentoring
I was motivated to get my first coach when I was 19 after I went to Tony Robbin's Unleash the Power Within conference, and omg, he was so cheesy. He wore this shiny purple shirt and matching tie every time and during our sessions he read aloud from NLP for Dummies.
After that I've coached with many amazing coaches and trust me, nothing will uplevel you like personal 1:1 attention on your career or business.
Ask your motivated friends for referrals or find a coach through your local business centre and when you're really ready to invest in yourself and move quickly - find the best coach you can afford. It might take you a while to find the perfect coach for you. One size does not fit all. It depends on their style, the energy match between you and what you want to achieve.
Most of all, look for someone who either has the expertise you need or they have achieved exactly what you want to emulate.
Action - Invest in a trial session with a coach
Conferences + Events
Have you ever had to explain to your significant other why you're going to "yet another conference?" Like - don't you know everything now?
Conferences are my FAVOURITE way to uplevel into a new phase of success, especially when you're surrounded by people who are walking their talk. It's incredibly motivating!
I no longer go to those cheesy "Pitch fest" events. Remember, those events are free for a reason and you might come out several thousand dollars poorer because you got caught up in the hype and bought something. I've done that and really regretted it.
I love going to conferences where I'll learn something specific (like marketing or other online strategies) and that attract like-minded, authentic and successful women.
Find your tribe of people and the conferences will be MUCH more fun and worth the investment of travel, time, conference ticket and accommodation.
Here's a tip - if the conference offers a VIP ticket option, go for it. You'll meet people who are also willing to invest in themselves and it's a big shout out to the Universe you're ready for more.
Check out a conference I just got back from with Kendall Summerhawk.
Online programs + courses
Investing in an online program requires no travel, hotel costs and no makeup is required! You can take an online program on virtually anything these days, from health, sexuality, marketing or inspiration based programs. They are low cost and you can join from your computer or phone.
This is one of my favourite ways to learn, but I've found you need to participate fully to get the most of the experience. Get a buddy to keep you accountable, set an intention for the program and play full out!
How do YOU want to grow this year?
Depending on what you want to achieve, set an intention to find the perfect course or mentor for you. It always works. When I wanted to grow my income, I literally said "Universe, send me help to overcome my money blocks" and everything fell into place.
Identify where you want to grow and just ask for the guidance. Before you know it, opportunities will show up and your job is to say YES. The money will turn up to support you if you take the leap.
My Lucky Bitch Bootcamp is a six-week virtual program designed to get you manifesting more abundance for your life.
Not only are you going to learn my Lucky Bitch manifesting secrets, we'll be shedding any blocks or resistence you have around creating more wealth in your life.
It's going to be transformational, especially if you want to increase your capacity for earning MONEY this year.
Find out more at www.luckybitchbootcamp.com