I should have never made a commitment to start blogging again because I am slacking big time!! I wanted to document our trip out west so I am writing this on the airplane!!
Josh and I flew into Orange County last week, October 12, for the third Leadership Training this year. It was so much fun and I was thrilled when Josh agreed to go. It took a LOT of convincing but in the end, he was really glad he got to go and experience it.
We arrived Wednesday night and my friend, Carolyn, picked us up. We all stayed at the Hilton in Anaheim, across from Disneyland park. Because of the time difference, it was about 2:00 am east coast by the time we arrived and got to bed. We were exhausted!
The next morning, we ate breakfast at the hotel with Carolyn and then went to register. In the past, the registration took forever at each event, so we got in the registration line early. We hardly waited at all (thanks to starting the process earlier than they had told us). I took my headshot and then Josh and I received our lanyards, swag bags, wristbands and purchased my 2017 planner. It was easy breezy!!
|Collette Miller Wings|
We pretty much had all day to hang out until the opening party that night. We headed over to Downtown Disney and basked in the INCREDIBLE Southern California weather. For lunch we met up with my friend, Katie and her husband, Alex. Katie was the first consultant to join my team over a year ago. We know each other from working at the Missionary Training Center together before we were married! It's been so fun to reconnect with Katie. She is such a great LuLaRoe trainer and does a great job with her business. We headed over to the ESPN Zone for lunch.
We eventually made our way back to the hotel and got ready for the opening party. It took place at The Grove in Anaheim. There was a ton of food, music acts that the owners asked to come, dancing, loud music, and food from the ever so popular leggings (French fries, donuts, pizza, cupcakes)!
The next day started off with breakfast in Carolyn's room with our team. It was so nice to get to know one another, since most of us live all over the country. We had a special drop-in surprise from the first consultant of the company, Kim Roylance and her husband! They talked to us about the Mentor trip to Guatemala and chatted with all of us the whole time we were in there. I am not one to get caught up in the "celebrities" of LuLaRoe, but Kim and her husband have been really successful and have a lot to teach. They are down to earth, and it is really refreshing to talk with them.
Training started early and we had great speakers. Always encouraging and motivating!! Josh and I slipped away for a couple hours to meet up with Josh's brother, who was in town. We headed to California Adventures. It was super crowded, so we only stayed for about 3 or 4 hours. We were able to go on the new "Soarin' Around the World." It was awesome!
Once our time was over, we went back to the hotel and got ready for dinner. Our team went down to Ruby's in Newport Beach. I didn't even know it was there! It was the cutest little shack overlooking the ocean. We had team building time and a chance to really connect with each other, bounce ideas around, and help each other better our business. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture with everyone that was there.
Saturday was the last day. Carolyn took us all out to breakfast, which was a blast! Once we arrived back to the hotel, the day was filled with a lot of speakers, including The Alison Show, who I follow on Instagram and has been working with LuLaRoe for a while. She was hysterical. If you don't follow her, start now. And if you live in Utah, go to one of her parties!
|Finally had In-N-Out!|
That night, LuLaRoe threw a closing party at 90's Grad Night themed party at a local high school. Again, there was a ton of food, music and socializing going on.
I am so glad Josh ended up going to this event with me. It was really important to me that he sees the potential in the company, hears from the owners, and talks with other consultants and their husbands. He only sees the side of me selling clothes, but the LuLaRoe culture is so much more. It's about blessing lives and strengthening families. We have a lot of ideas we can't wait to implement and help those on our team!