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Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Educate, Empower, Inspiration, Resources, Woman on the RISE | 0 comments




You have a degree? Fabulous. Maybe you’re an MBA or a JD? Stellar. If you’re one of the fortunate few, you’ve landed your dream job and your life is everything you’ve ever imagined. Maybe you have a sparkly unicorn in your backyard. But if you’re like the majority of my contemporaries you’re in a job you hate, you don’t have the time you want for XY&Z and you aren’t making what you feel you’re worth. Or you’ve been working your tail off to build a brand and you haven’t made the money you’d hoped you would. You have also likely decided that “it’s just the way it works.”. I’m here to call bullshit on that. If dissatisfaction and living halfway is all you’re aspiring to, stop reading now. This is not the post for you.

If, however, you’re ready to make some big changes in your life, and are ready to connect with your purpose, then let me share a little story.

Last year I heard about BSchool. I thought “what the hell is BSchool?” It was exactly this time last year. I was in the middle of developing this fabulous little gem of an organization. In my brain. And in notebooks. But, in truth, I really had no idea how to get the message out there. With all the women’s groups, I wasn’t sure how ours would make a name for itself. So I looked into this BSchool thing. I was already a fan of Marie Forleo {mastermind behind BSchool}, and Danielle Laporte {whom I adore. Seriously. J’adore!} was the one I had seen chatting up this school thing. If you don’t know these ladies, follow them right now. Go on. I’ll wait….

OK, back to business. I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of business woman. I make a decision and then see it through. By see it through I mean all the way to delicious, glorious success or a blazing inferno of failure. {BOOM!} That kind of crash. But, either way, I’ve done it and learned something. Usually, a lot of somethings. So I was not sure about this BSchool idea. What would I learn that I couldn’t experience on my own or read about somewhere. Was it worth 2k? Did I have the time? What would the ROI be and how would I measure it?

Yes – worth every penny {even if you’re still paying for it!}

Yes – because time is spent on whatever you deem important, and changing my life was a HUGE priority. Being able to touch other women’s lives and connect women in a way that I hadn’t witnessed or experienced was equally important. Living in my purpose was critical. I was ready to make every change I wanted/needed/didn’t know about to pave the path I knew I was meant to be on.

The ROI… you’re looking at it. A year later, we have more than 100k subscribers, your voices & stories have been heard & read in more than 28 countries, we’ve launched a magazine to huge results, have connected women in business, passion and purpose all around the country and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t feel supremely blessed by all of it. Women Who RISE is about you; I am just the little wizard behind the curtain. Y’all knock my socks off, and the team of incredible people who help me make this machine run, well they are the icing on my cake. So YES… there is an ROI. It’s ginormous.

What you should be aware of before you decide to say YES to BSchool

1. You will no longer be able to think small. This will stretch you. You will grow. And so will your brand. So buckle up buttercup… it’s a wild ride! Not ready? Don’t do it. BSchool is not for everyone. I encourage you to read through Marie’s site, watch her videos and google her. She’s the real deal, but that doesn’t mean she’s right for you. Do your homework. BSchool starts March 8th… you have a few days.

2. Be prepared to do more than you think you can. You will get more tools than you knew you could carry, and you’ll want to use them all at once. Wear safety gear.

3. Listen. And then listen again. One of the incredible benefits of this school is that you have everything at your pretty little fingertips 24/7. For life. Plug in and listen when you have a question. I promise, the answer is there. Connect with other people in school with you. The women you will meet are un-freaking-believeable! True story.

4. Do the entire program the first time. I started, and got so excited, and started to develop AND launch WWR at the same time, and fell off the BSchool bus about half way through. SO, this year I am going start to finish, and will not be missing a beat!

5. Be ready to be honest with yourself. I know, I know… you know it all. I did too. And then I learned that I didn’t. It’s Ok. Once you have your nasty little temper tantrum in your living room, you’ll be back on track and ready to soak up all the genius that Marie and her tribe will share. Put your ego away and learn. For real. And then own your brilliant, fabulous self and be ready to share it with the world. Not the abridged, sugar-coated or watered-down version that has felt safe all these years. The authentically, magically, imperfect version. We’re waiting for you.

That’s it. That’s all I’ve got. I should mention that I am NOT an affiliate partner of Marie’s. You won’t get a gazillion emails from me asking you to sign up through my link. Not that there is anything wrong with that! {sign up through Danielle’s link - the goodies are to die for! Including The Desire Map, the first book in our new Book Club!}. I’m just a girl who loves this program, and if you’re ready to invest in yourself {first} and your brand {second}, then this is the place to do it. Women Who RISE is living, breathing, awesome proof of what can come from this.

For those of you asking why I’m doing it again this year… we have a new division of our company that launches March 1. I’m ready to focus all the BSchool genius on our newest baby! 

What does ‘B’ stand for? Bold. Brilliant. Brazen. Ballsy. BIG. Bright. Begin.