A couple weeks ago I traveled to sunny Las Vegas to take part in a Thrive Mastermind Retreat with the amazing Leah Remellet! I have been wanting to take part in one of her retreats for the past three years, after investing in The Thriving Photographer for my business! She is truly inspiring!
I have to admit that in the days leading up to the retreat I was a nervous wreck. I'm traveling for the first time alone to meet 9 other women I've never met except online. I was leaving my husband and kids for 4 days and I was questioning whether I was worth it. ( I know most moms can understand this feeling!) I left Princeton at 3 am to head to the airport and as Brent saw me off I will admit there were some tears (me not him :) )
When I arrived in Las Vegas I was greeted with hugs and smiles and introduced to some amazing women from all over! I could not wait to get started! We spent the evening getting to know each other and telling our stories!
It was amazing to hear and resonate with some amazing women and Leah is a dream! Getting to know her was amazing, and to realize she is a regular person, just like you and I, is truly a dream!
We got started Friday with organizing business and life. Finding balance and being truly present and intentional about everything you do. This was a huge eye opener for me, making sure I'm being present and unplugged so I am there for my family.
The details were amazing and we were completely spoiled! Amazing food and thoughtful gifts and swag every time we turned around!
Friday evening we all got ready to head down to Fremont Street to have head shots taken! We walked around down town using amazing walls and streets as backdrops. It was a fun experience to be in front of the camera for a change. After head shots we headed to SlotZilla Ziplines and zip lined all the way down Fremont Street, which was a total blast!
We then headed to the Bellagio and had a relaxing dinner just chatting and getting to know each other even more. For dessert Leah took is to Jean-Philippe Patisserie for the most amazing crepes.
Saturday was all about marketing! This was one of my favorite parts! I came out so inspired and full of amazing new ideas! After marketing we had a few hours of down time and took advantage by enjoying the pool in the gorgeous Las Vegas sunshine, it was magical!
Afterwards we headed to the desert to do a photo shoot with a glowing momma to be and two high school seniors! I learned so much working with all these wonderful photographers!
Sunday morning it was hard to say goodbye, I left with a few tears but so inspired to get home and get to work. This trip was an experience I will never forget! It felt like a dream, but why shouldn't it??....... This life is for Thriving!
Diane Blank Photography