rich, happy & hot advice: surrender, act now, just breathe
I brought you some presents from my trip to New York! Marie Forleo kicked some major motivational ass with her 3 Day Rich Happy & Hot Live event at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center. I got to share the stage with some very bright people (and hot dancers) and here’s what I brought back for you:
MARIE FORLEO, Entrepreneurial Coach
An introduction: Marie leads a yearly sold-out Adventure Mastermind Group (and I can tell you that her coachees are Rich, Happy & Hot), she was the first woman interviewed by Tony Robbins for his New Money Masters program, and she’s heading to South Africa next year to get all philanthropic with Richard Branson. Her gold:
If you were the best in the world at what you do, how would you behave?
This question is revolutionary. Let it seep into your bones, rise up into your psyche, and inform some smart-cookie action. Value yourself THAT MUCH and everything changes.
JOSH PAIS, Committed Impulse Founder, Actor
Josh has acted with DeNiro and taught thousands of actors Committed Impulse – a body-centric methodology to help you be more present and powerful. He’s got an uncanny gift for helping people access their courage. The goods from Josh:
: Your breath will bring you to the present. So just breathe. See what’s in front of you. Feel the sensations in your body, and you’ll be back – instantly. When you can act from the present – even if it means revealing how scared or nervous you are, you drop into your power and become infinitely more credible and accessible.
BRYAN FRANKLIN, Executive Coach
As a coach to Apple and Cisco execs, Franklin has been called one of the best kept secrets in Silicon Valley. His material on sales and time management is top rate. And his approach to succeeding hinges on this one piece of perennial (but often overlooked) wisdom: if you want to succeed, you need to fully appreciate where you’re at right now. Appreciation creates the conditions for success.
Bryan and I had a rapid-fire chat about how I’m growing my own career. “The majority of people look for what the market needs and work to fill that need.” he said. “But that’s not how I roll,” I interjected. “I know, let me finish.” he said. I nodded. “You teach, and people who resonate show up, it’s a totally different model.” True dat.
“Yeah, I call it the Deepak model.” I explained. “Soul-teach, be crazy prolific, just give ‘er and don’t stop giving. But it’s a bit nerve-wracking, you know. Art is risky. I know how to make money. I could run high-level groups, crank out products, and tip a million bucks next year. But I’m called to write and speak. So I just need to trust that my fortune will grow through my art.” Sigh.
“Yes, it’s very much about surrender.” Bryan said.
“Less strategy, more surrender. I can get hung up on the surrender bit, though,” double sigh.
“Yes, but you see, the surrender is the essential ingredient to making the art that makes the money,” said Coach Franklin.
Ahhh yes. Surrender sweetens the pot…and the outcome. Check.
KRIS CARR, Crazy Sexy Wellness Expert
Ms. Carr is the most radiant testament of courage and determination. She’s been living (and thriving) for years with a very rare form of cancer (that only 200 people a year in the world are diagnosed with.) Her Crazy, Sexy, Cancer documentary landed her on Oprah and gained the respect of both medical and holistic wellness braniacs. She is the Wellness Goddess for thinking holistic women and men everywhere. Kris bits:
: You are not your genes.
: If you want to lose weight, kick dairy – it’s sort of that simple.
: Sleep is not something that you can ever catch up on (so get eight hours of it.)
: Self-reliance is part of the healing process.
Carr’s new book, Crazy Sexy Diet is destined for the bestseller list. It officially launches on January 17th, 2011 and everyone from Dr. Oz to Dean Ornish is singing Kris’ praises.
TODD HERMAN, Athletic Performance Coach
Herman coaches Olympians and hockey players on their inner game. Like most great presenters, Todd came out of the gate with his best stuff:
love your resistance. When you start resisting growth, not wanting to train and making excuses, rather than getting down on yourself (which just starts a downward spiral of loserdom,) re-frame your reluctance into something much more positive. Your resistance is a sign that your system is reconfiguring itself toward success. Embrace it and you’ll move through it more quickly. Brill.
But Todd kept it coming. Here’s a bit of his story: Olgivy, one the world’s preeminent PR agencies, ran a contest looking for the World’s Greatest Salesman. The challenge: “Sell a red brick.” Yep. That was it. A brick. Make it cool. Sell it.
Todd’s video sales pitch elevated the lowly red brick into a symbol of dream building and achievement throughout human history. It’s utterly charming and the result is an emotional response that makes you wanna red brick of your very own, stat! It landed him the title of World’s Greatest Salesman and a trip to the Ogilvy award ceremony in Cannes.
But if that weren’t cool enough, as much as Herman’s story-making skills have to teach us about smart marketing, his actual execution is even more motivating. A friend tipped Todd off to the Ogilvy contest and within TWO HOURS of hearing about it, he had written, produced and submitted the Red Brick video pitch to Ogilvy. Hell ya! “When you feel that rush,” said Todd, “act on it – that’s where the power is.” So next time your plotting your campaign and budgeting for weeks of creative execution, just Act. On. It.
Laura Roeder is a social media coach and co-runner of The Rich Happy & Hot B-School. She and the graduates of the Rich, Happy & Hot Adventure Mastermind group took to the stage and shared some impressive stories of doubling their income in a matter of months, reviving on-the-brink marriages, and doing work that they were proud of – on their own terms. It was a stellar testimony to what happens when ambitious women put their minds to something — and cheer each other on all the way.
If you want a nugget of what I had to say at Rich Happy & Hot, Alexandra Franzen was there to capture it. Why Nothing Is Free, Not Even Free Stuff
I also got myself a fine prezzie in NYC: a book deal with Random House/Crown! We’ll be launching an all-new print edition of The Fire Starter Sessions in Spring of 2012!!! Gonna make some magic happen. Thank you for cheering me on all the way.
Love to the Love,