Jamcon, Motivation

Valorie Burton – Jamcon 2015 Keynote Speaker

JamCon 2015 | Keynote Speaker Valorie Burton

notes By Melissa Berg on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 10:31am

Valorie Burton was an AMAZING keynote speaker and I enjoy her books and hearing her speak!  You can watch her full presentation from her 2016 Keynote speech on YouTube!  It’s an hour long but SO WORTH THE WATCH!!!

Valorie Burton:

  • What do you do when you want to embrace “it” but not feeling it
  • Make decision: “I will be better, not bitter.” Every time things don’t go the way you wanted to or expected
  • Find your purpose:
  • When you find it then even when things get hard, you will persevere.. otherwise it is too easy to give up.
  • Successful women have PURPOSE (acronym to come later):
  • Picture your possibilities:
    • Close your eyes, take a deep breath and picture where you want to be 1 year from now… what do you want it to feel like… what are your finances looking like, and how does that impact your familyo Can you see the vision? Some of you are like this 🙂 and some of you are like this ?????
  • Use your failures
    • There is an emotion that pops up when you have a big vision… what is it?
  • FEAR… 4 fears: Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection/what others will think and fear of losing control
    •    Sometimes you need to talk back to you fear “Go on now, git!!”
    •    Don’t ignore your fears, talk back to them
    •    What if we said “I don’t know how to do this but I’m sure about to learn”
    •    Use every resource availableo Each level in our business is increasingly more difficult
    •    Do you say to yourself I’m done, I’m stuck or do you have a growth mind set – say to yourself “this is my starting point”
  • Reach out – seek feedback, seek constructive criticism even though it is sometimes hard to hear
  • Put things into perspective
    •    Don’t catastrophize when you don’t hear back (from a customer, host, recruit)
    •    Notice what you are thinking and say is this thought helping me or hurting me and if the latter, let it go
    •    Change your thoughts – why didn’t she write/call back?
    •    o Go to the wildly good irrational scenario… she has taken the time to plan out her WHOLE party before calling back
    •    Then go back to what likely happened… she didn’t see it or hear it
  • Operate with Optimism
    •    Thinking positively truly takes work
  • Service to Others
  • Enjoy your journey
    •    To be beautiful, you need to be happy and find the good no matter what else is going on in your life
    •    Happiness causes success not the other way around
    •    Make yourself happy by smiling… start there When life doesn’t go as planned it is easy to get discouraged but having PURPOSE refocuses you – don’t look down at your obstacles, look up at the vision/purposeKeep your vision right in front of you at all times