Hi there! I’m super excited to be bringing you something a bit different today. Next weekend (November 13 to 15, 2015), I’ll be taking part as a presenter in a virtual retreat called Dream Into Action. It’s a three day online retreat for women who have a creative dream that they’re looking to fulfill. Maybe it’s time for you to start that new blog or Etsy shop, and you know it’s right for you, but you’re just not sure where to start. This is exactly why the Dream Into Action Retreat was created!
The retreat features 10 speakers coming from all walks of life. Our two keynote speakers are Paula Jenkins of Welcoming Spirit and the Jumpstart your Joy podcast and Kate Courageous, of Your Courageous Life. The other speakers include Robin Angaiak, Liz Applegate, Julie Houghton, Molly Larkin, Rachael Maddox, Christine Petty, Vanessa Soto, and me! We’ll be leading sessions on topics such as courage and fear, following joy and intuition, creativity as dream fuel (my topic!), creating a rally board, finding harmony, marketing brand YOU, and much more.
Since this is my blog, let me tell you a bit more about the session I’m doing on Saturday afternoon entitled “Creativity as Dream Fuel.” The idea is that at you can use creativity as a catalyst for making your dream happen. This happens via direct and indirect means. Sometimes your drawing on your creative skill set to solve problems directly related to your business. Other times, you’re using your creativity to fuel longer term skill and relationship development. Finally, I’ll turn the tables and talk about ways that you can fuel your own creativity. It’s not a bottomless well; it must be replenished. I’ll have in-session activities for attendees to take action in real time, and of course, I’ll be saving time for questions and interaction with attendees.
I’m super excited to be participating in this event — my first retreat appearance! I’m also stoked that this is a virtual (online) retreat. Not only does that mean more people can attend without having to put their lives on hold completely for three days, but it also means that you can participate from the privacy of your own couch or desk. This is a retreat where you can spend the whole time in your pajamas and no one will see or be the wiser. But that doesn’t mean that community will be lacking. No ma’am! This retreat has a number of lecture-centered components, but there’ll also be small group break out sessions where attendees will work with retreat leaders on specific topics. We’ll be teaching, and you’ll be learning and putting things into practice, in real time. We’ll be delivering on the “action” part of our Dream Into Action title!
If you’re interested in learning more about the retreat, Paula and I are hosting a free webinar in two days on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6pm CST (4pm PST; 7pm EST). You can register here for the webinar. As a “thank you” for registering for the webinar, we’ll give you a $10 off coupon code for the actual retreat itself. Further, we’ll be giving away one retreat spot to one lucky webinar attendee (must be on call to be awarded the retreat spot). We’ll also have other giveaways to be announced during the webinar! Join us on Thursday evening to find out five easy ways to put your Dream Into Action and to ask any questions you might have about the Dream Into Action Retreat. Hope to “see” you there!