Ignite Your Inner Leader
What does that mean?
Almost a year ago, I heard about a seminar called “Ignite Your Inner Leader.” Sounds like it’s about leadership, right? I could use that! I was in a leadership role in my direct sales company. I’m a mom (that’s a leader, right?) I have multiple “jobs” that could use improved leadership skills. Plus, I heard you get to walk on glass! That could be cool! I also heard someone proposed at the last one. This must really be the experience of a lifetime. I had always been labeled by others as “a leader” but what does that mean? I wanted to figure it out.
I had decided to do the next upcoming seminar! I felt as though I was unsure of my place in the world. I had been working my same job for the past 7 years, and though it was what I always planned on doing with my life, I wanted so much more. I had been in the direct sales world for the past 4ish years and while it was going well, it was not exactly where I wanted to be. I dabbled in other things as well, but nothing that was really a main focus. Really, I was all over the place. I was single when I made the decision to register . Sidenote: there was a huge lapse in my writing so those that do not know me personally, do not know the whole story. I’ll summarize it with saying, my relationship failed, my boyfriend left, and Alexa and I were living in “our house” and I was figuring out life on my own yet again. My home became a business. My direct sales companies had taken over rooms, time, life. I was dabbling in ways to improve myself and my life.
The goal was to figure out what I was doing with MY life. In the time between signing up for the seminar and the weekend finally arriving, life had already changed so much! Jewelry In Candles (the company I was known for) closed, and I was sent to a new company to start fresh. Lularoe had taken over so much of my time and house and life that it had become a burden, not an excitement. After 6 months of separation, many ups and downs, and figuring things out, we made the decision to rebuild our relationship. Life was changing fast! I couldn’t wait to see what the seminar would bring.
It started with “why are you here?”
“Learn more about why I do the things I do. What direction I’m supposed to take. I have many goals and dreams but don’t know what I really want. I have to many “jobs” but don’t know where the focus should be. I want to lead my team to success. I’ve made so many positive changes to my life and I want to continue. I want to inspire people. I want to use my trauma to make a difference. I want to make his life worth something. I want to learn to help balance motherhood with my career and relationship.”
I got that, and so much more!
Yes, I learned about leadership. More importantly, I learned so much about myself, my patterns, what I really wanted out of life, what was important to me in a fulfilling career, what I wanted out of my relationship. I learned how to communicate more effectively with my child and my partner. I figured out exactly what I wanted out of life and how to get there. I learned invaluable coaching skills. I appreciated things in life more. I literally had no idea I was holding onto past trauma from Alex and putting it on my daughter. I could write an entire post about just that revelation. I quickly, with the help of amazing people there, figured out how to work past that. I discovered things from my marriage that were affecting my relationship. I discovered things I was not understanding about “my ideal” versus reality. I learned how to understand my significant other better, even with having significantly different life experiences and communication styles. And yes, I walked on glass, and bent rebar with my throat!
I made more progress in life in 3 days, than in years. I’m forever grateful for the experience.
Did you know that all human behavior is driven by six human needs? Did you know that all behaviors are driven by the avoidance of pain and the desire of pleasure? I didn’t…
Have you ever thought to yourself “am I enough?” Sure you have.
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