Hey, Lucky Bees. I’m right at the end of my US Tour. It’s been absolutely amazing.
Now you might or might not know that the whole reason for this trip was that I was supposed to go to Necker Island for a business mastermind. Then, of course, Mark, being the workaholic, ruler type personality that he is, was like, “If we’re going to Necker, we may as well do an event in Miami.” Then he goes, “Well, we have to fly via Dallas on the way home, so we may as well do an event in Dallas.” Then we were like, “We might as well do an event in LA.” Then, “Oh, we can’t go to the States and not do New York.” So, we ended up doing this massive long tour.
While the trip to Necker didn’t happen because there was a massive hurricane and, quite rightly, Richard Branson has devoted all of his time and energy into helping to rebuild the British Virgin Islands. There was a silver lining that came out of this.
My friend, Natalie MacNeil, who organized that Necker trip, and the rest of the mastermind group decided to get together at a beautiful castle in Washington D.C. I actually got to meet Natalie in person for the first time. We’ve known each other for a couple of years now. Then I asked her if I could interview her on some of the juicy things that we had a discussion about at the castle.
Natalie MacNeil is an amazing entrepreneur. She’s a speaker. She is a mentor and a coach to so many women around the world. You might know her from She Takes on the World, her amazing book, and also her amazing online TV show. Or you might know her from her Conquer Club – Accelerators or her Conquer Club year-long implementation program – or her Conquer Club planner, which she does every year as well.
Today, we’re going to have a really easy-breezy conversation about some of the discussions that we had during our own mastermind, how Natalie can help you with a very awesome free program that’s kicking off now and how she can help you really make 2018 an amazing year.
Listen below or download here.
Natalie, thank you so much for joining me. I wish we were still hanging out in person, but hey at least we’re on the same side of the world for once.
Natalie: We are on the same side of the world. I am ridiculously excited about this call. I have been giddy about this all morning. Our conversations at the castle and sitting in the sauna together and just talking about business, it feels like I’ve known you for so long. It didn’t even feel like that was the first time we met.
Denise: I know! I’m with you.
Natalie: To reconnect here and talk about some of those things and share with all of the people watching some of the things that we discussed, I’m so excited.
Denise: I actually want to kick off by asking you about Necker because you have been to Necker Island before. You were like, “Let’s go again.” How did that happen? How did you even go in the first place to Richard Branson’s private island?
Natalie: I went with another group and with Diana House, who is also in our group for the trip that we were supposed to go on. While I was there and just participating in some of the discussions on philanthropy and listening to Richard’s story and getting to have conversations with him, I thought it would be really cool to go back to Necker Island with a group of really bad ass women entrepreneurs. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the experience – because I did. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I just thought this would be an even more incredible experience if I was here with some of the women that I mastermind with, that I’m inspired by and that are also up to big things in the world. I know so many of these incredible women. How about we all come back together.
Diana was like, “That’s a really cool idea.” I talked to Richard’s team about it and I pitched them on it because he’s not involved with a lot of these groups anymore; his schedule is so busy. Then there was the cost portion as well and actually putting it all together was a big upfront investments that I was going to take on. Diana then started to change her mind about taking this on. I just felt so deeply that I was meant to put this together and that the group of women that were going to come together for this experience were women that are change-makers, truly change-makers, and caring just as much about impact as they do about making money and being more influential.
That is the group of us that came together. It’s a group that cares so deeply about impact and using our resources and our platforms to make a difference. I felt that that’s how it was all going to come together. I just had that feeling and I trusted it. I think it’s so important to trust your gut, even when something feels risky, even when it feels like something really big and scary to take on. This felt like one of the scariest things I’ve done in business. It felt like an edge for me. It felt like I was jumping off a cliff.
Oftentimes, when we have those feelings and we have that fear, those are the things that we most need to do. It’s like the Joseph Campbell quote, “The cave you fear to enter has the treasure that you seek.” That’s how I felt about putting together that group.
Denise: Let’s be clear about this. My audience really appreciates transparency and honesty. This is not like organizing a girls’ trip to Vegas where you’re like, “I’ll put the deposit on the hotel and you guys can pay me back. It’s going to be a couple of hundred dollars each.” This was a massive multi- multi- high six figure investment. Are you happy to share roughly what that was that you had to – you had to pay it upfront yourself, right?
Natalie: Yes. Yeah, a lot of it. Not the full thing, but yeah, a huge chunk of it. I can’t remember the exact –
Denise: You’ve blocked it out.
Natalie: It was like – yeah, it was multiple, multiple six figures. High six figures. Not quite seven, but super-high six figures.
Denise: I think something that a lot of people don’t understand is where that money goes. I’ve had people say to me, “How is something like that worth so much money?” Where does that money go?
Natalie: I think the biggest thing to keep in mind is that to have the involvement of somebody like Richard Branson, that is huge. That ends up being a big investment. His time is very valuable, and he’s not paid directly for his time; he’s paid in the form of a charitable contribution to his organization, Virgin Unite. That was the arrangement in terms of having him be part of the group.
Also, a place like Necker Island is a luxury retreat. This is a place where royal families go to vacation. This is a place that celebrities go. It’s not typically accessible to the masses. It’s not a Caribbean vacation destination that a lot of us would usually have an opportunity to go to. Just the cost of the island itself is massive. There are people who spend… it’s around six figures per night.
Denise: Wow. That just blows my mind.
Natalie: That’s the rough cost. It hits six figures a night to be able to rent the island. There’s that part as well. It ends up being a very large investment overall, which is why it was scary to sign that contract. Yet, again, you have to just go with your intuition sometimes.
I’ve learned a lot. Especially because we had the situation with the hurricane and then what has unfolded since then. So many learnings. But, I think you would agree with me that it is such an incredible group. I think that once we were all together in person, too, it became very clear why we were brought together. I just had moments sitting there with all of us talking about our businesses and the growth we’re experiencing and where we are all going next. I just had these moments where I wanted to just cry. It felt really emotional to sit there and listen to everyone and feel like we all came together. That didn’t turn out exactly how we thought it was going to turn out – we thought we were not going to be in Washington D.C. We expected to be on Necker Island. It’s just how everybody was flowing with that. Just the energy of the group. It was so abundantly clear to me why this particular group had come together, and I just had moment where I sat back and was like, “Wow.”
Denise: Yes, me too. Even though I’m sure everyone was a little bit bummed about not being in Necker, that wasn’t the point. I love that you stepped forward in faith to create that experience. It’s going to be such a different adventure for us coming together. Yeah, I think that’s super amazing.
You know, this whole mastermind thing, people ask me about this all the time. How do I find masterminds? Where do I go? Sometimes you can join one and sometimes you can create one. You just have to find those right people. It is so invaluable to be around people who have similar problems to you because it is a very similar rite of passage. We were dealing with some very similar issues or some people had already had those issues and some people could see those issues coming in the future.
Natalie: The part about creating your own, sometimes we look for things, we look for solutions and I think it’s not just about taking opportunities that come to you. For anything in your business or your life, you’ve got to make those opportunities as well. I had invested in being part of a group that was a higher investment than it was for us to come together to do the Necker Island experience. I feel like I did not get as much out of that as I would have expected to.
This group, the one that we’ve sort of curated and everybody helped to curate, this has been so powerful, and it was something that we didn’t all go out and join a program or a mastermind. Although, there’s a lot of value that you can get from those, this is something that we created because it’s something that I so desperately wanted. I couldn’t find it and I thought I would put it together myself. You have to do that sometimes.
Denise: Yes. You do! I just really want people to hear this. If you’re thinking, “I can’t find one.” Find some people, reach out to them and ask them if they want to mastermind with you.
One of my very first masterminds was actually in my job. There were three of us who we all had aspirations to do something outside of our job. We met every single week for nine months. It’s really cool now that we connect in with each other because the things that we were talking about – this was 10-15 years ago. I wanted to write a book. One person wanted to get into politics. Another person wanted to start her own business. We’re all doing that.
In fact, the person that wanted to get into politics is a leader of a political party in his country. It’s amazing what that masterminding can do. Just even having someone see you and hold that vision for you is so invaluable. I felt so held in that. I really want to say to everyone to go out and get a mastermind.
I want to circle back on something that we were just touching on there about being around people in a similar stage in business. A couple of years ago – two years ago or something – I remember you saying, “I’m deliberately slowing my growth this year because I need a foundational year to get some platform things together so I can grow further.” I remember thinking, “You’re allowed to do that? Don’t you just deal with shit as it comes up? You’re just always scrambling to keep up?” It blew my mind that you could actually plan for growth and to kind of create that.
Tell me a little about that. Then I want to hear about what stage you’re in right now and if that hindsight that you had or that foresight was useful.
Natalie: I remember that conversation very vividly and I have a lot to say on this topic, actually. I’m really happy you brought this up, first of all. It’s not something that we talk a lot about and I think it’s so important. We’re actually going in to 10 years of She Takes on the World. Not a lot of people realize that. This is our 10-year anniversary year coming up.
There’s a lot that happens in that process. Obviously, I’ve changed so much in that process and the website that we had was almost six years old. I had done the photoshoot and everything six years ago when I was doing my first book. Since then, I’ve had three books come out. I’ve changed so much. I moved from Canada to the US. There were so many things that had been going on and I didn’t feel aligned with the brand anymore.
I remember when I was talking to you, it was at the beginning stage of moving my business and myself from Canada to the US. I knew that it was going to be such a big undertaking that it was going to impact our business growth and it was one of those situations where you have to be okay with short term pain for long term gain. It was a huge investment for me to make that move and it was absolutely worth it. I knew that and I felt very strongly that that’s what I had to do. It was my next best step.
At the beginning of that process – when you and I had this conversation – and I was talking about this foundational year, it was not only the move but wanting to work on this rebrand. I’m really just getting to the other side of that right now. I have a letter here that I wrote myself two years ago. I’m going to get it and read it. This is really powerful.
Denise: The other thing I want to say is 10 years of doing She Takes on the World. That doesn’t just happen by accident. That is that consistency that I talk about a lot on the blog about showing up and giving every single week without fail. If you’re ever on Natalie’s website, you’ll see that she has got hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of videos. That doesn’t happen by accident.
Actually, last night I was speaking at something and I said that it takes a lot of consistency to get this lucky.
Natalie: One of the things that I do as a practice is I write letters to my future self. I write these letters to myself and I put them envelopes. I open them at certain points. A couple of years ago – pretty much after this conversation that you and I had – I wrote a letter to myself for when I was going to be on the other side. I just opened it about a month ago. It was really powerful because I talked about this foundation-building.
For me, what I was going through at the time was I was having a real expansion of my vision at the time. I had done a lot of things, I had achieved a lot of things, but I had had this vision that I was holding and I knew what I had to do to start moving toward that vision. I think it’s really important that we look at what will best serve that bigger vision – still taking care of what we need to take care of in the short term; you still need to bring in money, you still need to pay your bills, but I wanted to intentionally hold back our growth because I wanted the growth to be aligned with the bigger vision and not just grow for the sake of growing.
In this letter that I wrote myself – which I just opened. It was supposed to be the letter that I opened at the end of this process, which I’ve really just come through the other side. It says:
Dear Future Natalie,
I’m sorry that I’m about to put you through so much pain.
It was so painful for me to move. It was painful for me to leave my family and my friends and I left an eleven-year relationship. There was a lot that I went through. I said:
I’m doing this because my vision is a skyscraper and right now my foundation is for a small house. My foundation can’t support the skyscraper. If we’re going to build skyscrapers, we’ve got to build the foundation that skyscrapers can be built on. That’s why I’m about to put you through this pain.
It was cool to be able to look back on exactly what I was feeling. I had wrote myself the letter on the day that I got my approval for US immigration. Just so many emotions that I was feeling. I think this whole idea of intentional growth and growth with integrity as well. A huge thing for me is staying in integrity as we grow. As we grow, still delivering the same experience. As we’re serving so many more people, being able to hold the same space that we can do for an individual, to not have people feel like they are just a number now because I’ve grown so much.
I think we’ve all seen this in business. We’ve seen people get really big. I think this is especially true for people who grow really fast. I’m actually glad, I’m grateful that I’ve grown my business slowly and intentionally over many years versus having explosive growth and then having to figure that out. I think that’s where you’re not prepared for it and people can get left behind. I want people to feel seen and I want people to feel heard. It’s been very important to me to grow and maintain that commitment that we have to our clients and to our community.
I also think that sometimes we need to rebuild because we’ve started to get out of alignment with that vision. I needed to hit pause and figure out what I really wanted next. It’s not the same as the vision that I was holding a few years ago, and especially not the vision I was holding six years ago when I had built our website and all of that stuff.
I think we need to take these moment in our lives and in our businesses to really step back and say,
“This is what I wanted. Is it still what I want? Do I still want this vision? Does that feel true for me right now? Do I have a foundation that can support that? If I don’t, what is the next best step for me to take? Who do I need in my corner, in my support system?”
You’ve been a big part of that for me. Our mastermind group has been a big part of that for me. You need the people who can help you to hold that space. You were talking about, in our group coming together, just feeling so seen. I think you need that. You’re not going to be able to build skyscrapers on your own.
For the last two years, I invested in building out a better foundation. That’s not the sexy part of building a business. Being behind the scenes. I feel like for two years, while I have had the books come out and all that, I’ve really been behind the scenes building our new brand, working on our new websites, working on the vision that I want to expand into next, working on the move. I feel like I’ve been more behind the scenes than I was in the past.
Now, I feel like we have the foundation to build skyscrapers.
Denise: Wow. All of this resonates so much with me. About two years ago I had a session with Hiro Boga and we were talking about Money Bootcamp and I was saying how I felt like energetically I was holding back the growth of that program. She said, “Yeah, because you’re holding it on your back. You’re never going to be able to support a massive group doing that. You need to plant that in the ground.”
As soon as she said that, I had this vision of this skyscraper. Even as you were saying that, I was thinking, “Yeah, but the vision of it was in sand.” I really needed to – I’m so glad that you said two years because I was thinking, “Last year,” – as in this year, “Yeah, we’ve done so much. But next year, I don’t seeing that being a massive growth year. I feel like that needs to also be a foundational year as I deliver three books.”
Thank you so much for sharing that. Even just having that conversation normalized that you can intentionally choose your growth, especially for those of us who have kids. We all want a life outside of work as well. We don’t want to just work all the time. We have to honor the cycles of our life as well.
Natalie: Totally. I’m glad you bring up life cycles. I think you’ve been one of the people who have really helped me to look at the kind of life that I’m living and the lifestyle that I have as well and not working all the time. You’ve been a really good example for me. It’s just the way that you show up. You still work really hard and you put a lot into your business. I also feel like you’re very intentional and mindful of life and enjoying life. I love seeing you with your family. I know that you spend so much time with your kids and create really cool experiences for them and you show up for a lot of other people too.
I’m sure everyone watching this already knows this about you, but Denise is one of the most giving people I have ever met. You just show up so powerfully for so many people. That’s been beautiful to have you in my life to see that and to see that reflected because that’s how I want to show up.
One of the things that I want to say about growth is that I think we have this idea of, “I need a multi-million-dollar business,” or, “When I get to the million-dollar mark, I’m going to have so much extra money lying around and that’s going to be great.” What a lot of people don’t realize is that the more you grow, oftentimes the more you take on. I’m actually trying to be intentional about growing, but not just growing. It’s great to invest resources back into your business, but you also have to be mindful of what those profit margins are. Are those dropping as you grow?
I was sitting at a mastermind dinner very recently and this guy was like, “We’ve 5x our business just in the last six months. We’re doing $5 million in revenue.” We started talking about some of his expenses and the whole story was that $5 million in revenue and over $3 million of that was Facebook ads alone. Then there were all these other costs. When people say that they have a multi-million-dollar business or a seven-figure business, you don’t always know what’s going on behind the scenes. You don’t know what the profit margin is.
I’ve found that as my business has grown, I actually haven’t really paid myself a higher salary. I have, but not in proportion to the growth of the business because we keep reinvesting more and more into our clients and expanding.
This is great. I want everyone to hear this one. It’s a great story. Tony Robbins was talking about your shoulds and your musts. If you really want something and it’s like a must do, you will make it happen. One of his biggest growth years when he was younger was when his son was on the way because he always wanted to be very financially set up and stable before having a child. I think he said he had been making $35k or $40k a year and was like, “By the time my son gets here, I want to be making a million dollars a year for myself.” Within 12 months, he made that happen.
Then he stayed at that point for a long time where he was making a million dollars a year. He said that he was working so much harder though. He was putting in so much more work and the business was growing and he was reaching so many more people, but he wasn’t personally seeing the fruits of that labor, if you will.
One day, he was talking to his housekeeper. His housekeeper was like, “Hey, Tony. I’m sitting at your,” – She was at his mansion on the coast of California and she was like, “I’m sitting here and I’m watching the sun set and the pool looks so nice. It’s just so beautiful. You should be here.” He had this moment of, “Yeah, I should be there. My housekeeper is living this million-dollar lifestyle and I’m here and I’ve been working every single day, non-stop for a really long stretch of time.” He wasn’t enjoying any of it. He had all this growth, but he wasn’t personally taking more of that upside, nor was he slowing down to really enjoy it and be able to be present to all that he had created.
When I heard that, I was like, “Oh, okay. I am going to rethink some things.”
Denise: Yes. That resonates so much with me because this is the conversation that I’m in at the moment. It’s like …
You can have a rich life or you can live a life of richness and they can be very, very different.
Natalie: I love that.
Denise: Yes. I’ve definitely sometimes gone the wrong way in that. I can be very naturally a workaholic. It’s something that I’m working on and it’s something that my next book is about as well. I can’t wait to connect on that, because I definitely want to interview you for that book.
I think, to wrap up, I’d love to hear – you and I talk a lot about mission and feeling that calling to do good in the world. I know not everyone has a massive big vision. Sometimes your vision is to feed your family and create a good life for your kids. You don’t necessarily feel the calling to help millions of people. That’s totally fine.
But, what do you say to entrepreneurs who have that vision for themselves but then when it comes to the day to day practical action of actually having a business, making it happen, getting shit done – what do you say to those people who just really want that but they can’t do this?
Natalie: I love this question. This is why we’ve built the Conquer Club Incubator. This is really the heart of everything that I do. Most entrepreneurs work on their own. The vast majority of small business owners are solo entrepreneurs. The media doesn’t always paint that picture, but 99% of small businesses, it’s the founder doing their thing. Just because you’re a solo entrepreneur, it doesn’t mean that you can work solo, fly solo on everything. You absolutely need a support system. You need people who have been where you want to go and you need people holding you accountable and helping you lay out the steps along the way.
Whether that is a coach that you have – I highly recommend working with a coach because you will, without a doubt, get so much more done – having peers who hold you accountable and then really staying in your own lane. Joining a community, having a mastermind, having a coach and then staying in your lane and focused on what you need to be doing and not comparing yourself to everybody else.
I think that’s another thing that people do. They’re always chasing shiny objects or looking at other people and thinking, “Okay, what am I doing wrong?” or, “Maybe I need to change something that I’m doing.” You get the support and then you stay in your own lane.
Big visions are built one baby step at a time.
They really are. I know so many successful people who are just, I feel, reaching a tipping point where a lot more people are knowing about their work and thinking that they came out of nowhere, where really it’s been like 10 to 20 years of growth. Even for me, I’ve been doing this for 10 years. I think you’ve been blogging and stuff for 10 years as well.
Natalie: You just signed your book deal with a publisher.
Denise: Yep, overnight success, me.
Natalie: Overnight success. A couple of years ago, when I had signed my dream book deal and that got announced, people were like, “I’ve been seeing you everywhere. Where did you come from? ” I’m like, “I’ve been doing this consistently for eight years.” It’s consistent action, every single day.” I know that that is the simplest advice in the world, but that is what is true.
Also, having somebody that helps you to lay those out, which is what we do for people inside the Conquer Club Incubator. We help people set up a quarterly sprint and their actionables and tasks for the quarter, what those are and what you need to do to get it done. Then we help people take consistent actions.
The biggest mistake that I see people make is that they have a vision and they don’t break it down. I set these big goals every year – three to five big goals – and then each one of those has five major milestones that are almost like the mile markers of a marathon. Then, within each of those milestones, you need to do a brain dump of every single little task. Then schedule it in a project management system.
A lot of people miss that. They miss the breaking down piece of the task. I wouldn’t have a task that’s “write a sales email sequence, ” because that’s dozens of hours of work. I would have, “Write draft of email one. Write draft of email two.” Then, “Write final email one. Write final email two.” Those are tasks.
That’s how my stuff gets scheduled out and that is the only reason why I am able to get what seems like a crazy amount off stuff done compared to other people. It’s because of how I break things down and this system of working in sprints, which is what we do with our clients.
Denise: You really are one of the most strategic and organized people that I know. I love that you do that work for people because even as you’re saying that, I’m thinking, “I’m just not the sort of person who can think that way.” I need to follow someone else’s system because otherwise I can get caught up in creating my own perfect system and then going, “It’s not perfect. I’m going to ditch this spreadsheet because I screwed it up.”
I think it’s really important to find somebody like Natalie who you resonate with, who is a genius at doing this and follow her system. Get into her flow. Get into her groups.
You have got an amazing free challenge. Again, you’re so generous. This is one of those things that every year you do. It’s incredibly generous for a free challenge. I encourage everyone right now to pull it up on their browser. My affiliate link is DeniseDT.com/accelerator.
Tell us a little bit of details about what the challenge is and what people can get out of this challenge. I think, at the moment, people are drowning in free information and we start to not really value it when you see people putting out this junkie crap that’s for free. Whereas, something like this is so incredibly valuable. If you sign up for it and you actually get swept up in the momentum.
Natalie: It could be a paid product, absolutely. We provide so much support. When you sign up for the Conquer Club Accelerator, it’s a free 10-day coaching experience where you get to choose from one of four goals. You can close a new client –
Denise: I love how specific that is.
Natalie: They’re very specific. You pick one goal: close a client, master the media, create a new ritual – new habits that will support your success – or optimize your opt-in offer – rewriting copy so that it actually converts higher. You get to choose between one of four goals that we’re offering this year and this is based on feedback that we get from our community on what they need next.
When you’re in this, you get a very specific 10-day plan for your goal that you choose to take on. If you’re choosing to take on close a new client, you’re going to get a gorgeous workbook. I should have had this here, but wait until you see it!
Denise: This is exactly what I do on my interviews, by the way. I come up with some idea and then I’m like, “I need to go get that!”
Natalie: I was on a coaching call right before this, so I did not have this queued up as I should have.
Here is the Close New Clients Action Plan. It is beautiful. We actually take you through, day by day. You’re going to get Welcome to Your Sprint. Here’s what you need to do. You’re going to go step by step through the plan. We lay it all out for you day by day and not only do we lay out the plan for you, we actually do live coaching with you.
All part of the free program. We do live coaching. I do live hot seats so that we can help you get through any challenge or block that might be coming up for you and to give you that personalized support that you need to actually finish the goal.
As you can see, I get so excited about it.
Denise: I know! I was just about to say it. You’re like, “I’m so excited!”
Natalie: This is like Christmas for me because we see people do the most incredible things in 10 days. This will be your most productive – I promise you – 10 days of your year. If you like this system, it’s a taste of what we offer inside the Conquer Club, which is 12 whole months of getting that kind of accountability, support and that personalized coaching that I think every single entrepreneur needs in order to knock out their goals.
As you can see, I get so pumped up about this stuff because I know that it works, and I know that this is what people really need. We’re not giving you information. We’re not saying, “Hey, here you go. Take this and go and do something with it.” It’s like every single day, holding you accountable, prompting you, giving you the steps and then getting live coaching.
Denise: Wow. It’s so super-generous. I know you’ve done this every year. How many years have you done this Accelerator?
Natalie: We change it up slightly every year, but we’ve offered some sort of value-packed free program that really should be a paid program every year for the last six years. We’re going into six years of Conquer Club.
Denise: That’s amazing.
Natalie: This is a proven system. This isn’t something that we’ve put together in the last couple of months and thought it would be fun to create. This is something that we have worked on honing for several years; honing these systems so that people can really get results from them. The Conquer Club Accelerator, we’ve had tens of thousands of people work with us in this and have got amazing results. We also work with hundreds of people inside the Conquer Club. We’ve had a chance to really hone these systems and the processes.
We also make it a lot of fun. A lot of fun. There are prizes. There are extra calls. It’s got to be fun.
That’s one thing that I learned from Richard Branson from my time on Necker Island. He was like – even from his new book, if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right and it’s not even worth doing if it’s not fun. We have a lot of fun on the way, too.
Denise: I’m going to make sure I download Richard’s new book so that I can read it in Hawaii when we go next week. I’m up for creating a lot more richness in my life and also becoming just a more efficient kind of person when it comes to my goals, so we can get our work done and do life stuff as well.
Guys, go and sign up for this free challenge. It’s at DeniseDT.com/accelerator. Don’t miss out.
As Natalie said, this could be your most productive 10 days of the year. Christmas is going to be here before we know it. The New Year is going to be here before we know it. We really want to set you up for a fantastic 2018 because it’s your time to pop out of that overnight success bubble and for people to start going, “Oh, where did you come from?” It’s time for you to start creating that consistency and creating that momentum so that you can have a really amazing next year and beyond, of course.
Natalie, thank you so much for joining me. You’re always so generous and fun to talk to. I can’t wait until we can hang out again – wherever it may be the next time.
Natalie: I’m going to come visit in Australia.
Denise: Oh, my God. Yes. Come and visit. Come and visit when our new house is built.
Natalie: Yes, I most definitely will. We’ll have a mastermind session there.
Denise: Yes, we’re right on the ocean. It’s going to be amazing. I can’t wait. I’m sure we’re going to see each other before then on amazing places around the world that we can’t talk about yet.
Again, guys, that’s DeniseDT.com/accelerator. Have fun with Natalie. She’s going to blow your mind. You’re going to have tons of fun together.
Natalie, just one last: what’s your favorite mantra at the moment that you’re using and loving.
Natalie: What I’ve been sitting with is ease and allowing. If my move and everything that I went through rebuilding has taught me anything – it’s taught me a lot of things, but if it’s taught me anything…
It is the power of trusting, surrendering and just allowing whatever comes up to come up. As fears come up, as doubts come up, just allowing all of that because it’s there to show us something. I’ve just been doing a lot more allowing and appreciating the contrasts of life.
If life was the same all the time, if we never had to deal with those low points, if we never had to deal with things feeling really uncomfortable, it wouldn’t make those high points and all that joy as grounded. I’m just allowing. Just ease, allow and trust that it’s all unfolding the way that it’s meant to. When things don’t go according to my plan, I’ve learned that it’s almost always because there’s a bigger plan and a better plan in place and one that I can’t even imagine for myself.
Denise: Exactly. We’re both here for the long haul.
Natalie: We are here for the long haul. Yeah. We’re not here to do things for the short term or just to make money and then go…
Denise: Buy shoes or something.
Natalie: Or stay on a beach forever more and not work. I’m here to really show up and serve people. You and I were talking about decades from now. We were talking about what we’re doing in 10-20 years when we were together. Hold that big vision for your life and then find the people that support that.
I love the Rumi quote: Seeking those who fan your flames.
I think that that is so powerful to seek the people who fan your flames. I think we do that for each other.
You, most definitely, do that for me and I think we’re here to do that for everyone that’s watching this call as well.
Thank you, so much.
Denise: Thank you so much. Guys, have fun in Natalie’s Accelerator. It’s going to be a blast. It’s at DeniseDT.com/Accelerator. Don’t procrastinate. Sign up for that and just be in allowance of what Natalie can teach you. You don’t have to do it perfectly or over the 10 days. Use that momentum and excitement to really achieve that one thing in the 10 days. The momentum builds on itself. That’s how you create those big successes.
Thank you so much, my love.
Natalie: Thank you!
Denise: I will see you soon! Thanks, everybody, for joining. Bye!
Did you miss last week’s video? Check it out here: The Importance Of Finding Your Success Dream Team