My Most Transformational Year Yet

Stepping into your calling is terrifying, liberating, and extremely hard to accept.


You see we’ve been working really hard our whole lives, to make life hard. We’ve been hiding behind our fear, doubts and ego. We’ve convinced ourselves that it’s not possible to do what you love, be great at it AND make a living off of it. (That’s insane!)

But is it?



I just recently held my very first in-person retreat. This retreat was part of my elite 6-month mastermind (which is the most transformational group I've ever been a part of), but it was also my dream retreat.

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Last year I dreamed up taking an amazing group of women on a 3-day retreat to face our fears, recognize our innermost desires/dreams and take action on those incredible desires/dreams -- and most importantly, take a day to Immerse ourselves into one of the best brands of all time - Disneyland.


Yep, that. just. happened.


It’s been a little over a month since we got back and I’ve been dissecting what we just went through. It’s hard to put into words, but it’s oh so powerful.


To sum it up succinctly, we were ALL stepping into our braver selves.


It was magical.


We had fireworks going off in the background (perfect view from our window) right during a talk about doubting oneself (okay, that oneself was me and I seriously felt like this was a magical encouraging experience).


We had lots of tears as we faced our fears and sifted through the muck that had been clouding our minds for so long.


We hugged, supported, laughed, uplifted, encouraged, believed and connected with one another on a level that can’t be fully expressed.

It was deep. It was powerful. It was transformational.


This is my recap of the first #BrightlyImmersive Mastermind:


Let me start off by telling you about the layout, we all met for 3 months (via video) prior to flying out to Anaheim California where we spent 3-days together in the same space. We cooked dinner together, enjoyed wine, tea/coffee, facials, dreams, ideas, goals, heartaches, fears, hopes and deep meaningful discussions. And we are now meeting for an additional 3 months after the retreat for accountability and to keep us motivated and supported during our transformation time. (This is key.)


This is my dream layout. Seeing my vision for how this Mastermind would work, come to life? Priceless.

It's the best feeling in the whole world.


The Retreat:

The first day we dove right in. Fear is the first barrier - and even though it can be incredibly hard to face, there’s something so special when you’re surrounded by people who love, respect, uplift and encourage you - it really makes it a lot less scary.


Each woman got her “heart-seat” time, and we all listened first then helped her sift through those fears and spoke truth to her soul. We cooked dinner that night and encouraged each other even more.


The next day, we gave our souls a break...and had a blast enjoying Disneyland!!! What?! (Best business expense ever!) #BestBusinessExpenseEVER!!!


While we waited in line, we talked about observations from the Disney brand experience, ways to improve our brand and client experience and ways to apply the same principles/ideas to their own brand. This was great strategy, brainstorming and big picture time (both metaphorically and physically). ;) --- “ah ha” moments were happening left and right and I think this was one of my favorite times (though it's hard to choose a favorite moment).


The final day we recapped what we had learned, any new brilliant ideas that came to us and made sure to record them down (if we hadn’t already). We enjoyed breakfast together and then dove into a powerful visioning time. (*Spoiler Alert: at my next Brightly Immersive Mastermind Retreat, this will be led by an amazing woman who is so gifted in this area to help get you in touch with your subconscious in a most powerful way).

We dissected what we saw, recorded our thoughts ate some lunch and dove straight into goal planning.


By this point we were READY to make some amazing stuff happen and we knew the exact steps we needed to take to get there.


We discussed everyone’s goals as a group and helped if anyone was stuck - PLUS we created an accountability plan… Because the best part was, the retreat might be coming to an end, but our support to one another was not. We still have another 3 months with each other to support, hold accountable and encourage as we keep transforming our businesses and lives.


Obviously there’s so much more that went on during this retreat, extra surprises, conversations and what not… but I wanted you to get a great idea of what my Brightly Immersive Mastermind is all about.


This mastermind is about transforming your business and life with Brave change. 

And whether or not you know it, that’s exactly what you’re looking for...


Whether you’re:

  • stuck in the rut of not making money - you’re looking to change that right?
  • paralyzed by fear and doubts that hold you back - you’re looking to change that right?
  • so swamped by your business that you don’t even get to enjoy life - you’re looking to change that right?


I can make one promise, that if you sign up for my Brightly Immersive 6-Month Mastermind, you will experience a brave transformation.


I did.

Sara did.

Stacy did.

Kristy did.

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These are the first women to raise their hands and say YES!!

We’re ready for brave change in our lives.


I’m still overwhelmed by what happened over those 3 days and the amazing strides that these incredible women have taken in their businesses and lives since then.

But let me circle back up to what I was saying at the very beginning of this post...


Stepping into your calling is terrifying, liberating, and extremely hard to accept.

Your ego and subconscious limiting beliefs will fight you while you’re on this journey. You will feel all kinds of things… doubt, insecurity, fear, elation, freedom, excitement, etc… you will try to go back into old habits that weigh you down and cloud your mind. You will struggle to accept that this kind of transformation can be this easy. You will need support still.


I did this too.


I stayed 3 more days after this first Brightly Immersive and celebrated with my Mom at Disneyland, because this is our favorite place. We had a blast!! But, I couldn’t help but notice that I wasn’t able to accept how easy this was, how much I enjoyed it, how much I LOVED getting to lead this incredible group of women and also reap extreme Brave Change in my own heart and business.


I was doing what some might call, “Upper Limiting” - you can read about this in the book, “The Big Leap” and I highly recommend you do.


I was stepping into my calling, and my limiting beliefs were screaming at me... 



Well it is.

And it’s freaking awesome.


Part of my Brave Change that occurred was upon reflection of stepping into something I’m meant to do, and owning that. It’s hard for me to admit, but I want you to know that I’m really good at this! haha!

This was part of my struggle… I couldn’t allow myself to praise my own self for doing and creating something so powerful. I didn’t believe I could. And I was trying to convince myself that I had failed in some way, and that these were a waste of time.


They’re not.


I share this with you in full transparency, so that you can see you’re not alone.


I believe a leader needs to show up by saying what’s hard for them, but also showing you it’s possible to break through to the other side.


You are capable of so much more than you know.


And the Brightly Immersive Mastermind is one tool to help you realize that and cultivate your awesomeness with other like-minded, powerful and brave women.


You can do this. You can see past your limiting beliefs, step into your braver self and see massive change happen in your business and life. And yes - it can happen in 6 months. ;) (In fact most of this happened in 3 days…!)


Want to be a part of my next Brightly Immersive Mastermind?

Videos always helps sum up an experience, and I’ll be giving a big recap soon on Facebook LIVE, but today I want to leave you with Sara’s words, she does a great job of letting you in on what we experienced together:

P.S. I'm only hosting 2 Brightly Immersive Masterminds for 2018

(with only 6 spots available for each). 

Applications open soon! Get on the list so you're the first to be notified: