If you had asked me back in 2009 where I would be in five years, I would have NEVER guessed it would be here. As I start this post, it’s a little surreal thinking about how much has changed in my life. Wow. God is good and He made far more happen than I ever thought possible. Five years ago, I got an email from a planner, asking me “How do you make things happen?” and I never knew that my public answer to her question would change my life forever. The Making Things Happen Intensive was born.
People ask me all the time if we can do an online version of Making Things Happen. It’s like picking out a wedding dress from a catalog. You could do it, but there is nothing like feeling the magic of slipping into that gown in person. OK, for the guys (or gals, too!) out there… it’s like fantasy football. Awesome, but not at all the same as being there on the sidelines. You can’t phone Making Things Happen in. You have to sit in the seat and look in the eyes of the person next to you. You have to take a risk and be present. You have to sit in the seat to really harness the change you want in your life. Quite simply, you have to show up. As you are. Fears and all. Everyone else is in the exact same boat. We tell people to come in comfy clothes. No heels. Leave the decked-out duds at home. MTH is a place to come and just be yourself. It’s the greatest feeling to just let go with people that get you.
Emily, Gina and I have been praying and talking about what’s next for Making Things Happen for a couple years now and we have some big plans up our sleeves. We kept asking ourselves, “How do we help more people make what matters happen? How do we give as much as possible and make a lasting impact? How do we truly help people change their lives and businesses?” The answer fell into our laps. We’re grateful to announce what’s next for MTH… the next level…
The 2013 Making Things Happen Conference is the first of it’s kind – combining the Making Things Happen workshop on Day 1 with business and branding essentials from Making Brands Happen on Day 2. Seats are very limited. This two-day conference is designed to fire you up and get you on a powerful path to making big things happen in life and in business. This is the fourth year of this nationally-acclaimed SOLD OUT workshop and we are so thrilled to combine it with powerful knowledge from Making Brands Happen! Together, we’ll dig deep, establish priorities, set goals and discover how to make what matters happen. After uncovering a decisive and clear vision for what you want to make happen on Day 1, we’ll dive into the core principles of powerful personal branding on Day 2 to really help you make what matters MOST happen.
Just a few of the topics covered: conquering fear, discovering your strengths, eliminating distractions, making bold leaps in life and in turn in business, how your environment and the people around you affect you, living your ideal day, branding, client experience, authenticity and action. Making Things Happen was founded on the idea that you have the choice to change your life.
ABOUT MTH: In November 2009, I took a seemingly small but gigantic risk that would change the course of my life and thousands of others. I wrote a blog post in response to an email that asked the question, “How do you make things happen?” That blog post started a revolution, and just 30 days later had me touring the US on a sold out 13-city tour (where I met MTH alum Emily Ley and Gina Zeidler) to teach people the principles I used to make big things happen. The new Making Things Happen Conference is designed to fire people up to make bold decisions towards their best lives and empower them to step into their fears instead of away from them. Attendees are asked vital (i.e. hard) questions and must be ready to lay it all out on the table. This principles behind MTH are simple. Get to the core of who you are and what makes you come alive… then act on your core. Rid yourself of the distractions and fears that hold you back by stepping boldly into your new path. MTH is not for the faint of heart, but for people from all walks of life who really want to change, grow, and harness their full potential. Life is too short to play small.
Almost five years since it began and over 700+ alum later, MTH has truly become a national movement. Community and accountability are key to success and MTH harnesses both through powerful online interaction. The MTH alum have made phenomenal things happen (from national acclaim to life balance to new businesses to making creative passions their full time jobs!) since attending and becoming a part of one of the most supportive and encouraging collaborative communities out there!
MARCH 13 + 14: Spend two packed days with Emily Ley and Gina Zeidler and I (and some special guests!) to make a clear, active, successful plan for your future. This is not for people who want a quick fix. This is for creatives who want a true life change and who want to harness their full potential. Life is too short to play small. A year from now, you will wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb So, get ready to make BIG things happen with us!
Chapel Hill is the only city we are visiting this year. We chose Chapel Hill so that those who are travelling in from all over the world (the majority of attendees travel in) could easily join us. Travel is very easy to RDU and we have a great group room block at the Carolina Inn. Get ready for a jam-packed 48 hours! REGISTER HERE
The MTH Scholarship: There are TWO scholarships available for the 2013 Conference and you are welcome to apply for both!
Ways to win Scholarship 1: Leave a comment here telling us what you want to make happen AND spread the word! Tell your friends about Making Things Happen, too! Tweet, Facebook, Blog, Pin this, send smoke signals… whatever you want to do to tell people about Making Things Happen and just link to this post. Leave a separate comment here telling us you did so. We will pick a random winner for this scholarship, so the more entries you submit, the better!
Ways to win Scholarship 2: Instagram the following phrase “I want to make _____ happen in 2013” and tag #MTH2013 and @MTH_2013. Fill in your reason and get creative! You can post as many times as you like (some of you have a lot you want to make happen!), using that phrase in your photo or just in the text that goes with your photo. Be sure to come back here and leave a comment with the link to your photo.
Deadline: You have until midnight on Monday, February 11 to apply. However, it is very possible we will sell out before then, so register now if you want to reserve your seat!
Today is your day to take the leap, my friend. I have goosebumps typing finishing this post because I am genuinely so excited to read your entries. We all are! I never cease to be inspired by what makes people really come alive. So, what do YOU want to make happen? Join us!