This past weekend, Wendi and I flew out to Los Angeles to spend a few days with our Elevate sisters. Let me tell you, the Elevate Connection Day is one of the highlights of our year and a valuable part of our business. This is our third year working with Ali Brown and her fabulous team (yes, even the coaches need coaches!) and each year keeps getting better and better.
We had the opportunity to reconnect with friends and associates from previous years, as well as meeting new Elevate members beginning their second year. If you’ve never considered joining a program like Elevate, you should. All too often as entrepreneurs we get stuck in our bubbles, working away behind our keyboards and forgetting about the very same outside world we need to keep our businesses going.
What amazed me the most about this group of women is how much we’ve all grown. The new members reminded me of where we came from. While we now face new challenges, we could relate to where the start-ups were and tell them, “This too shall pass.”
But more than that, the whole room was full of great accomplishments.
Joy Chudacoff addressed these accomplishments and challenged us with one question, “Have you given yourself a thumbs up lately?”
Seriously, have you? Have you taken the time to celebrate what you’ve done and how far you’ve come? Sadly, not many of us do. We’ve been programmed with the mindset of being only as good as our latest accomplishment. We achieve a magnificent milestone, then barrel on past it with barely a “Good job” and roll right on to the next thing.
Joy had us all stop and take a moment. We paired off at our tables and spent a few minutes writing down three of our biggest accomplishments from the past year. Funny thing is, most of us couldn’t stop at three once we got started.
Then we were asked to share them. Mind you, this isn’t bragging for the sake of “Look at me and how great I am!” This goes deeper. This is pushing the pause button and allowing our hard work to shine. It’s standing on stage and basking in well-deserved applause because what you did was BIG.
What? Lisa did a massive telesummit? Bravo! Oh, look at Wendi and Deb, they redesigned the Blue Sun Studio site and expanded their publishing assistance programs. Outstanding! And let’s not forget Crista’s total rebranding of her business to re-align with her heart’s true direction. Fantabulous!
True, you can’t get too comfortable resting on yesterday’s laurels, you’d never grow if you did. However, there’s nothing wrong with having a celebration each time you reach a milestone. Otherwise, what’s the point? To keep moving forward, plowing ahead to the next goal? Where’s the joy in that?
One of our biggest celebrations last year was we held our very first webinar series, Journey to the Center of Your Heart. We and the attendees had so much fun we decided to do it again—this time with all new material that goes deeper than the first time.
The new six-week session starts on February 18th. Click here to get on the list and receive a FREE audio of Wendi’s interview with Lisa Hines from the The Unstoppable Solopreneur’s Global Telesummit.
Today I challenge you to stop and look at what you’ve done. Name three things and share them right here in the comments or on our Facebook wall. Let us celebrate with you!