YOU GUYS–I just got back from Rise Business!!! What’s Rise Business?? Oh, just a little conference that Rachel and Dave Hollis put on. And by “little,” I mean that there were 6,200 women and men who were ready to get their LEARN ON and get to work–on themselves and their businesses.
This business conference was my first ever Rise event. And it was, well, FIRE. The conference was Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so Brandon and I drove down to Charleston, SC on Wednesday morning. We spent Wednesday afternoon and evening exploring Charleston, and on Thursday morning, it was time to RISE. (See what I did there!?!?)
Thursday’s speakers and teachers were there to talk about owning your past. We explored our past business (and personal) failures and how they are necessary to learn and grow the business. We talked about mindset and setting intentions. Rachel taught once in the morning and once in the afternoon (like, actually taught things. From a binder.). We got to hear from Tom Bilyeu, Dave, Mally Roncal, and Trent Shelton. We mapped out where our businesses were at in 10 different areas so we could figure out where we needed to start the work.
And in between all the learning (or whenever someone yawned and Rachel caught them), we danced. Yup. Like, get out of your seat and dance like a crazy person. Which at first is kind of awkward, but by the end of Day 1 you become a pro at dancing like you belong in an asylum.
Friday’s speakers were there for owning your present. We learned about the foundation for a successful business. We heard from Brendon Burchard, Amy Porterfield, Dean Graziosi. Rachel taught twice again. Actually, she taught til 7:30 PM. Full disclosure: Brandon and I left about 6:30 thinking it was wrapping up and we’d just beat everyone out the door. We were FLOORED when we found out she taught a whole other hour.
Saturday was about owning your future. It was about scaling your business. We heard from Ed Mylett, Marie Forleo, Chris Hogan, and Scott Jeffrey Miller. We wrote out our biggest, craziest business dreams. And then we shared them with a complete stranger. Rachel dropped some knowledge again.
Okay…so now on to the take aways!!
1.Stop thinking about money and start thinking about value.
Adding value is how people will trust you and like you, and how you’ll ultimately make more money. Focusing on how you can HELP people is key.
2. If you confuse, you lose.
Your message must be simple. Our words matter–in person and online. Don’t confuse your customers.
3. Everything is figureoutable.
Like, everything. So go figure out a way.
4. Anchor your goals while moving your body.
Moving your body and accomplishing your goals are actually related. If you state the goal while actually moving your body, you’re even more likely to CRUSH THEM.
Ahh! There were SO MANY take aways I honestly didn’t know which to pick! And if you asked me again tomorrow, I’d probably have 4 different ones, just because there were so many things that spoke to me and challenged me.
What to expect at Rise Business? You’ll laugh, you’ll ugly cry. You’ll own up to the mistakes you’ve made as a leader. And then you’ll find the strength to move on, level up, and return back to work on Monday ready to make changes that are going to be uncomfortable. You’ll be inspired. And Rachel FREAKING Hollis will teach you until her throat is so dead she has to ask for tea.