Last week I had the amazing opportunity to attend the live book launch of Beautiful Money, The 4 Week Total Makeover by Leanne Jacobs. Leanne and I have been friends for the past 17 years, and she has been my mentor in business for over a decade. She brought together some of the most incredible female entrepreneurs I have ever met for her book launch event in New York City. Each shared their Beautiful Money tips, and I’ll give you the highlights in this post.
The event was held at Hub 17, below Lululemon on 5th Avenue, a great location and perfect for an intimate book launch event. Leanne and her team had thought of all of the details, from healthy green juice to gluten-free, vegan cupcakes and pink Champagne. The event was also broadcast via live stream for those who had already purchased the book but could not attend in person. Leanne began her event with gratitude, by sharing her thanks for all of those who have been involved in the book process and in the launch events. I love that she chose to start with gratitude and it set a wonderful tone for the event.
The first guest speaker was Patricia Moreno, who lead us through a wonderful money meditation that was very powerful and truly transported me to another plane. The one Beautiful Money tip she shared that most resonated with me was to always be the poorest person in the room. Completely self-explanatory yet so incredibly powerful. I have to say that being surrounded by these women made me feel like the poorest person in the room – what an honour! Patricia is a beautiful, kind spirit whose smile makes you feel like she’s already your BFF within minutes of meeting her. I am so grateful to have met her at this intimate event!
Next we heard from Farnoosh Torabi, who made the effort to join us for the launch evening and is expecting her second child in a few weeks. I was intrigued by her bestselling book titled When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women. This is something that is an issue in our profession, since over 70% of network marketing professionals are women and 80% of women who make over $100K a year have done it in direct sales. I’ll be checking it out for sure. I’m very grateful that it’s not been an issue in our family as my husband is excited for the day when he can retire from his job and become a professional gaming streamer on Twitch (don’t worry I had no idea what that meant at first too). Her most powerful Beautiful Money tip was that we have to remember that TIME is our most precious commodity. A simple reminder yet the most important one to remember – we can always create more money, however we cannot create any more time.
Melanie Smith and I connected from the moment we met. She is a wonderful and kind woman, who makes you feel as though you are the most important person in the room when she is speaking to you. Her story is truly remarkable and I encourage you to read her about me on her website. The Beautiful Money tip that she shared that truly spoke to my soul is that God wants you to have money, because once you have money, you are free to be the hands and feet of God here on earth. When I spoke to Melanie after the event, I began to cry when I spoke about what she had shared. My faith is the cornerstone of my life and has been for the past few years. And the way she spoke about money and God resonated with me on such a deep level that it shifted something inside of me.
Kate Northrup and I have been friends for years and it’s always a joy to hear her speak live. Kate has become a mother of a beautiful little girl and she has grown and changed as a person and speaker since that time. Kate has been one of the leaders in the Beautiful Money movement, beginning with her bestselling book Money, A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want published in 2013. She is currently on a mission to encourage women to Do Less, with the Do Less Experiment that starts January 19th. Her most powerful Beautiful Money tip was to do less – when we SPEND (as opposed to INVEST) our energy and our time, this is a sin against our soul. Wow. Simply wow.
The final guest speaker of the night was Jen Groover. Jen and I met years ago at an event that Leanne hosted at The Spoke Club in Toronto. I have always admired Jen as an entrepreneur, business woman and mom. She is a kind and giving person who remains incredibly humble even though she continues to have massive success in her business and in life. The Beautiful Money tip she shared that most resonated with me was to set a non-negotiable goal. When she first launched her invention, The Butler Bag, she had a goal to create $1 million in sales in year one. Everyone told her that was impossible, yet she did it anyhow. Non-negotiable goal and the Universe aligns to make it happen. That gave me chills, as I realized that my husband and I had created a goal and vision for the next year – and within days of writing it down, I was already thinking of ways to cut it down to size and found myself worrying about HOW it would manifest. The HOW is none of my business! I’ve got to stay true to my non-negotiable goal, since it’s what we both want.
Making a round-trip to New York City in less than 24 hours is not always easy (especially since my daughter was not yet back to school). However it was absolutely worth it. Have you purchased your copy of Beautiful Money yet? Make sure you grab your copy asap and start off 2017 on the path to creating beautiful money in your life.
Upcoming events THIS WEEK:
Lifestyle & Leadership Masterclass – Thursday Jan 12th at Le Jardin in Woodbridge with one of my mentors, Natalie Dion. Registration now open! www.lifestylemasterclass.eventbrite.ca
Launching Your Best Year Ever – Vancouver! I’ll be live in Surrey, BC on Saturday Jan 14th, for the USANA Kick-Off event of 2017 and I’ll be leading you through a 90 minute workshop on creating and planning for your best year ever. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased here: www.deltateamevents.com
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