Passion is the Genesis of Genius.~Anthony Robbins
Last week, I was gloriously immersed into a creative pool of talented women and a handful of men as well, at Christine Kane’s Uplevel Live Retreat in Asheville, N. Carolina.
The setting at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa was rustic elegance, with all of my needs met by a charming staff that seemed to anticipate my every desire. The views and setting were breathtaking, and there were moments of scenery that forced me to stop and stare at the magnificent beauty around me and give thanks that I had taken time out of my life to enjoy the spectacular week.
So, when I tell you that the hotel and views dim in comparison to the true value of the week, I want you to understand that I don’t speak those words lightly. I couldn’t scribble down notes and ideas fast enough as Christine spoke during each and every segment and then- even more so, as she brought up special quests and experts to enlighten us on Social Media and SEO and her Mastermind Panel of inspirational women who blazed the trail of success ahead of us and were willing to share their trials and enlightenments for us to glean their brilliant nuggets of wisdom.
I came away from the retreat feeling as if my head was so filled with fuel that it was about to disengage from my body like a rocket launch and shoot up into the atmosphere. It’s all I can do to contain the creative mojo until I can successfully turn it into something useful. If I don’t spend time systematically engaging in a strategic game plan, it might look like Fourth of July fireworks have exploded around LLI as I run around implementing all of my wildly exciting ideas.
I promise to contain myself. And…if I don’t…Deb promises to send me to my room for some calming meditation and deep breaths.
I can’t really help it. Christine lit the fires of my passion and tapped into my deep soul desire to help creative people live their artistic dreams, both personal and in their business lives. As I sat there listening throughout the amazing, inspiring week, I was reminded why I even created Life’s Little Inspirations in the first place. To help people live Inspired Lives, full of creativity, passion, vision, happiness, and love, fully present and on fire in every aspect of their being.
Does that sound like a life worth living? One that you would like to have? I know it’s the one that I want, the one that I move closer to every day that I am here.
BEING THE GENIUS YOU WERE MEANT TO BE.
Christine spent a good deal of time last week talking about refocusing our lives so that we can spend our time doing the Genius Work we were put here to do. That one special- or few special- skills that we are uniquely and creatively equipped to shine at and bring forth into this world. But what if you don’t know what those skills are? What if you don’t have a brilliant light of clarity that tells you what your genius work is, or whispers to you what your special gift is? Do you have a handle on what your life’s passion is yet? Do you need clarity? Focus?
Or perhaps you have an inkling of what that passion is but it’s fuzzy around the edges and you can’t quite get a clear picture on how it should all come together or what your particular passion could do for you to help you live a passionate, inspired life?
Well, here is a hint of where we are going here at LLI. We plan to help you step by step in the next coming months to find your passions, clarify those dreams and then create a focused and doable action plan towards living the inspired, passionate life you have always dreamed of having.
WILL WE BE ABLE TO DO THIS OVERNIGHT?
No. And neither will you. But in 2010, Deb and I were able to take our passionate dreams and make them come true by following a carefully laid out plan of action that required specific steps, a game plan, and program of support that made the process seem a whole lot easier than either of us ever thought it could be. And we are happy to teach you how your passions can become a reality for you as well. Everything we have learned, we want to share with you.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON LLI AND BLUE SUN STUDIO.
In January, we will be unleashing our first program in the Living Your Passion Series, A series of programs, workshops and seminars that we will be building to help you build a passionate, inspired, personal and business life that will change the way you live your life.
READY TO LIVE YOUR PASSION?
I know we are. And we can hardy wait to get started. On Monday,we will unveil our brand new writing site that will be tied in to our novel, Loyalties, and the entire four part series, The Bonds of Blood and Spirit. The writing site, Behind the Words, will be an exciting place for all writers to come and gather and share your writing tips, troubles, and trepidations. We hope to also share a lot of laughter and fun as well, along with a lot of encouragement and learning. This writing site is for you- the writer with dreams and passions whispering inside, ready to make it to the written page. We are here to help you make that happen.
And also…within the next week or so, we will be releasing our brand new e-zine- The Inspired Studio, so that you can stay up to date on all of our upcoming programs and events in every area of Blue Sun Studio in one easy to keep track of place at a quick glance. Keep an eye out for announcements to come and make sure you sign up for that, because we will be giving away a free E-book that will be sure to kick-start you into living the passionate life you are looking for.
FLYING TO THE FUTURE
Our first year has come to a close. It’s been a whirlwind. We have changed our name, become incorporated, expanded from a simple web design company to a full service design, publishing and coaching company, with our first completed novel under our belt. We’ve had the privilege to work with the most amazing clients ever- many on multiple projects and not one dollar of our budget has been spent in traditional advertising. All of our great clients have come to us from referrals from happy clients and friends like you. So thank you. No successful business is ever built alone. It is an endeavor of many helping hands working together for the common goal of success. We couldn’t have done it without you.
As we enter our second year, our goals are huge. We have a detailed strategy, coaching and accountability in place to keep us on track. We are looking for many more ways to serve you and give you what you want and implement the services that you need. We are always interested in your feedback, comments and ideas. We listen to everything and are always open to new thoughts. So don’t be shy, speak up! And hang on to your seats, 2011 at Blue Sun Studio is going to be an exciting ride!
Bring it baby!
Wendi Kelly says
You found my home! It’s so good to see you here! We are going to bring it, have no fear….and with you in our accountability corner and part of our networking CK team, we can only win.
We have so many great people that hang out here- I have to admit- after not posting for so long it’s like talking to an empty cannon, but they are around, and you will love meeting them, and they will love you too.
I can’t wait to see what the new year brings- for all of us. I have a great feeling about 2011. It feels like fireworks already.
I’m excited for you, and for all that lies ahead!!! Know that I’m thinking of you…
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Wendi Kelly says
Thank you Lance! That means so much to know that my friends are still here and sticking by our side. Now that my head is out from behind that deep editing phase, I’ll have a lot more time to be around. See you around the blogs!
Holy crumpets, ladies! And I thought I was alone in working on multiple creative projects! Glad to know I am not the only insane one around here 🙂
This was a well timed article. In the last 6 months I have pushed myself as far and as hard as I can and my body said ENOUGH! I am taking this coming week off from my 9-5 job to sit quietly and regroup. I think you said it best for me by describing things as fuzzy around the edges. I am hoping to gain some clarity and start to firm up the edges.
I will keep you posted and I look forward to LLI’s pearls of wisdom.
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