WHEN DID YOU COME UP WITH DIVA BUSINESS
SCHOOL, WHERE DOES IT STEM FROM? CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT
YOUR RETREAT? WHAT INSPIRED IT?
What’s really funny is if you had told me even two years ago that I would
have a tribe of women surrounding me and looking up to me, I would have
thought you were crazy. I really didn’t GET women. But your biggest
struggle often becomes your biggest lesson to teach. Diva Business School
has really morphed since its beginning. It started as a group coaching
program with the concept that if you focused on changing just one thing a
week for 52 weeks your entire life would be changed in a year. But those
52 weeks, and the first Diva retreat brought up so much for me and my
fears with other women, including my coach (we’ve worked a lot on that!).
What I thought about them, what I imagined them thinking of me. I healed,
they healed. I realized the program, the sisterhood really, is about opening
the door to your heart for women to walk in. If you want to create a tribe,
you have to heal what’s been keeping you from having it first. To me being
a DIVA, is about celebrating yourself, filling yourself up, and passing along
all of the overflow of your abundant life to other women. It is about
confidence, community, and commitment to your growth. My DIVA creed is
“Design your life. Inspire the world. Bring your Vision to life. Accomplish
your wildest desires.”
I have a firm belief that what makes anyone an influencer, is their ability to
create what they want, to bring their desires to life. They make changes,
they fulfill themselves. The world sees it, and it inspires them, influences
them, to go after what they want, what they desire. Many entrepreneurs
spend a lot of time and energy trying to create products based off of
what they imagine their ideal clients want. What the market is looking for.
But I have a different approach. I think the market is looking for
happiness. Fulfillment. They are influenced by authenticity and genuine joy.
HOW you fulfill that need, is creating what brings you desire and
happiness. I was walking off a flight from Aspen with my coach and I just
stopped in the airport and declared, “I’m going to have a Midnight in Paris”
retreat, in Michigan. She’s just as insensible as I am. She said, “Let’s do it!”.
I wanted to show people that you can create based on your desires, and
sell OUT. You can be in high demand, fulfilling what brings you joy. EVEN if
it doesn’t make any sense. You bring the vision, you enroll others in it, they
feel your joy and commitment to yourself, and they are INSPIRED. YOU are
YOUR ideal client. Your happiness will always appeal to the market.
IN THE NEXT FEW PAGES WE’RE GOING TO MEET
SOME INCREDIBLE WOMEN, CAN YOU PLEASE
TELL US ABOUT THEM?
Oh my gosh! These women are the most unbelievable creatures on this
planet. They are brave. They are fierce. They choose their dream lives
every day, regardless of their fears. They don’t give up. Some of them I got
to squeeze for the first time in person, some of them have been with me
since the beginning. We all left this retreat FAMILY. Soul Sisters. It really
was so incredible how far some of them came, and how much they
sacrificed to be here. I had to do TWO retreats just to accommodate how
many of them wanted to come and take their lives and businesses to the
next level. I feel like I am an artist and they are my muses. I built the entire
retreat just for them. They inspire me endlessly.
WHY MICHIGAN? WHY NOT SOMEWHERE ELSE?
Michigan holds such a special place in my heart. I built most of my business
from Michigan while I worked my full time job. I fell in love there. I got my
heart broken there. I found places that are sacred to me there. I took my
girls on the first day to Saugatuck Dunes State Park. I go there to
meditate and feel centered to the earth. To feel simultaneously big and
small in the world. To gain Perspective. I wanted to share with them my
favourite places. I wanted to share my heart.