I know what y’all are probably thinking. I’m going to write a blog post about when I went to the Beyoncé concert. Even though she is THE QUEEN, this blog post is dedicated to my other hero, Tony Robbins. Back in January of 2018 Dave and I left to Palm Beach, FL.  We had been planning this trip for nearly a year and we were so excited to learn, grow, and soak up all of the knowledge. We went to Tony Robbin’s business conference where we spent 12+ hours every single day (for five days, yo) in a convention center learning about marketing and accounting and sales and the psychology of growing and running a company. It was flipping awesome!

Since I’m so passionate about my company I was ecstatic to discover that my favorite teacher has a business focused conference. As most people know (who hang out with me for at least 3 minutes) Tony Robbins is my hero. The two times I’ve gone to a conference of his have both been life-changing and as an entrepreneur of 14 years, I have ALWAYS wanted to go to his Business Mastery conference. But dude, it’s expensive… like, Oprah expensive. Like, Beyonce expensive. Like, you just found a nugget in a river in California during the gold rush expensive. But… growth + learning are my greatest values, and if you want something badly enough, and you work hard and save your money… well then, eventually you can afford Oprah-style conferences! So I made it a goal and we started saving and the actual experience was more empowering and life-giving than I could have hoped for. Just a reminder that your bucket list item might be something that nobody understands but you. But dude, your dream doesn’t have to make sense to ANYONE else… it just has to light your heart on fire and give you something to work for. 

I had some amazing takeaways from the conference. One of the things I loved the most is when Tony talked about how life isn’t going to perfectly set you up for what you want to do. If you want to be a writer, you don’t need to clear out your guest room and design a writing sanctuary in your house. You just have to write. If you want to gain strength at the gym then you don’t have to go buy the newest Nike shoes for $200+ dollars. You just have to get up and start lifting those weights. You have to focus on what you want because if you are ALWAYS waiting for the perfect moment it’s never going to happen. 

Having the opportunity to go on this trip together was incredible, even if it’s hard to be away from our babes for so long. People always ask me “how” we manage to find the time, the money, or the help for a getaway and the answer is: we make the time, we save the money, we ask for the help. Your marriage matters, your personal growth matters; be intentional about it. We even documented our trip for y’all to see even more behind-the-scenes. 

If you haven’t gone to a personal growth conference yet, what are you doing sis?! Personal growth conferences are maybe my favorite thing in the world. It’s the best feeling in the world when you leave the conference and are ready to hit the ground running. You feel like you can conquer anything.

My love for them is what led me to plan my own. If you’ve been searching for a life-changing experience. Something that lights a fire under your butt. Then check out our second RISE Weekend happening in Dallas on July 19th-20th,  2019 with an extra optional day devoted to health and wellness on July 18th. RISE Weekend is a 2-day personal growth conference where women from every walk of life can come together to be inspired, supported and enveloped in a community. If you’re ready to RISE then set your timer because tickets go LIVE on The Hollis Co site January 28th, 2019 at 12pm CST. Don’t miss out!