When you’ve been married for 10 years, it’s safe to say that my husband and I know each other pretty well. It was him who knew before I did how much I REALLY love being an entrepreneur, and it was under his encouragement that I attend a business workshop in Colorado. A unique type of workshop with a unique name, Fight Club, with a goal of teaching you how to work Happily Ever After (and when the words Happily Ever After are involved I’m immediately drawn).
I was reluctant at first. Attending the workshop meant it would be the first time I would not be sleeping under the same roof with my 6 and 3 year old. I sat in the airport terminal on FaceTime with tears in my eyes, wondering how I could possibly get on that plane and miss the next 4 days of their little lives.
The plane started to board and with a heavy heart, and a tiny bit of courage, I got off the phone and boarded the plane. I arrived in Denver with butterflies in my stomach. I believed I was there to learn how to work happily ever after, so when Jeff Jochum asked the 7 of us workshop attendees to define ourselves (not our roles) in 3 words, not our business, … ourselves, I was dumbfounded. How was this suppose to help me work happily ever after?
Our final task of the three day workshop was to broadcast live via the internet, and tell all of our peers who we were and what we stood for. Was I ready? NO! We went into rehearsals and while the others went before me, I sat and stared at the pages of my notebook, trying to piece the things I had written and put it all together for a one minute presentation … LIVE! … Then, I saw it. It was staring at me the whole time. My own words, scribbled then crossed off, and rewritten again …
I AM Romantic.
I AM Intimate.
I AM Courageous.
I believe in Writing My Own Fairy Tales.
It took 3 more months of prying with Jeff and my mentor Sarah to truly find myself and to understand why I do the things I do. Why I love the things I love. Why my business is important. Why it matters. Why I matter. It all came together. My Who and my Why. I CELEBRATE DEVOTION TO TRUE LOVE and I want to celebrate it with couples who believe in writing their own fairy tales.