Last weekend, I had the profound privilege of attending Marie Forleo’s Rich Happy and Hot LIVE conference in New York City. I’m back home now, but I’m still shimmering with electricity. If you were there, you’d understand.
My next few posts will be heavily inspired by the brilliant exercises, ideas and speakers I was exposed to at the 3-day event.
Let’s start with this pivotal, critical question — which sprang from the lips of Marie Forleo herself:
“If you were the BEST in the world at what you do, how would you BEHAVE?”
> Would you wake up at dawn, set your intentions for the day, and get crack-a-lackin’?
> Would you spend 15 minutes an hour on Twitter, or 15 minutes a day?
> Would you obsessively check your email, or would you keep your inbox CLOSED for the majority of the day, so you can frickin’ WORK?
> Would you agonize over other people’s careers — people who seem more successful and popular than you — or would you celebrate their successes and learn from their models?
> Would you send gawky, icky groupie-style fan mail to people you idolize, or would you approach them respectfully, as your esteemed peers?
> Would you waste valuable energy fretting and frittering with minutia (document formatting, toilet cleaning, button mending), or would you hire professionals to help you create “white space” in your life?
> Would you accept every new client, opportunity and request that comes your way — or would you choose your projects with gracious discernment?
> Would you say YES to dinner with an unexpected advocate, mentor or collaborator?
> Would you say NO to (most) unpaid gigs and pro bono requests?
> Would you move to a larger city, and start playing BIG?
> Would you build humanitarian structures, scholarship funds and charitable events into your business model?
> Would you blog about what you ate for breakast, or publish articles with resonance and legacy potential?
> Would you raise your rates?
> Would you take a sabbatical?
> Would you sell your TV?
> Would you write a book?
> Would you hire an assistant, or find an intern?
> Would you do what you say you’re going to do?
> Would you make yourself more accessible, or more elusive?
> Would you take, teach or curate a course?
> Would you slice negative people out of your life?
> Would you learn to meditate?
> Would you change your name?
> Would you make eye contact?
> Would you hold yourself accountable?
> Would you treat your TIME as the invaluable, finite, non-renewable resource that it is?
> Would you change, slash, or straight-up kill your to-do list?
> Would you fill your days with objects, scents, music, textiles, fonts, colors, literature, systems, foods, festivities, experiences and HUMANS that make you feel strong // vibrant // galvanized // greater-than?
Would you scrabble along, or would you SOAR?