Awesomeness Fest lived up to its name. So many incredible people… Such a gorgeous location!
Here are a couple personal highlights:
David Morelli spoke on tapping into intuition, how today we are so connected through the internet, but how we are learning more and more to connect to our “inner-net.” Brilliant.
Lisa Nichols was an inspiration — it’s easy to tune out words of motivation when I am constantly surrounded by them in my work. For whatever reason, the space I was in and her words combined to stir up something within me that is still working its way into expression. Powerful stuff…
Laura Silva, the daughter of Silva Method creator, José Silva, described her experience of putting into practice all of the personal growth tools to which she had access. It’s an important question to ask ourselves how often we utilize the tools and techniqes we have at our disposal to continue to step beyond our comfort zones and into our potential. Laura’s joy radiated from the stage and it was such a delight to connect with her.
I spoke on mindfulness and shared a quick exercise to recenter and disconnect from autopilot at any point in the day. I based my talk on Ellen Langer’s research on mindfulness and the recent book, Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom. Having someone like Chip Conley jump out of his seat to give me a standing ovation was such an honor. (Love you Chip!)
Vishen Lakhiani, creator of Awesomeness Fest through his company, MindValley, focused the whole event around the balance between being happy in the present moment and having a clear vision of success in the future — a state he would describe as being in flow.
At the end of the conference, Sean and I flew out of Costa Rica from a different airport than that in which we had arrived. At first, it seemed like a huge inconvenience: having to take a tiny turbo-prop from a local airstrip to the international airport. We quickly realized that it was actually one of the highlights of the trip — an opportunity to see more of the stunning countryside. Here’s a quick taste…
Overall, Awesomeness Fest was truly an AWESOME experience. I am so grateful to each and every one of you who added to the energy with your presence.