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Friday, May 15, 2015

Leadercast 2015: What I Learned! (& What I Wore)

If you follow me on social media, you know that last week was pretty much just me melting down every day over the LSAT.  I felt so discouraged, but thanks to some really sweet friends, I decided to give the test a try, and I've created a backup plan in case law school doesn't work out.  But I'm feeling very optimistic.  I had the opportunity to go to a Leadercast streaming last Friday, and it rocked my world. 



In case you're in need of inspiration like I have been, I wanted to share some of the tidbits that I learned from the speakers at the training.  The theme this year was "The Brave Ones," and I definitely needed to channel the brave girl that I know is deep inside of me!

  • Andy Stanley,  Leadership Communicator & Author  - Andy described bold leadership as "a middle school girl in pursuit of an iPhone."  Think about it... Is there anything that a 14 year old girl that wants an iPhone won't do?!  Other things to think about - bold leaders refuse to be cowed by how.  Bold leadership is not just for bold people, and it is not reserved for the fearless.
  • Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP AE - Don't obsess over your competition; focus on the white space they are yet to cover.   I think that's a big one for all bloggers to remember!
  • Commader Rorke T. Denver, Navy SEAL Commander - Pain is one of fear's agents... Lean into the pain!  Studying sucks and studying makes me cry.  But you know what?  I think of leaning into the pain every time I study!
  • Malala Yousafzai - Malala's story is amazing.  She's been advocating rights for women's education since she was 10 years old!  If you ever get upset about studying or school related issues, just remember how blessed you are that you can actually get an education!  Whenever I complain, I immediately think about Malala.
  • Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos Quarterback -  Learn to thrive on being uncomfortable.  I want to tell y'all, this has been a big one for me.  On my 23rd birthday, I made a goal for myself to do more things that make me uncomfortable; it's no coincidence that I've grown so much as a person since my 23rd birthday.
  • Seth Godin, Best-Selling Author - I had two major takeaways from this one.  1. "Be willing to bring tension."  How many times have we avoided a conversation or confrontation because it would bring tension?  I'm definitely guilty as charged!  2. "It's always too soon."  The example he gave for this one was the fax machine.  It was too soon for the fax machine because if only one person owned one, who would they send faxes too, right?!  If you wait around for the "perfect time," you may be waiting around forever.
  • Ed Catamull, President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios - Ed talked about the way we view failure (I'm dumb/lazy/etc.) and the way that we should view failure (Try something; if it doesn't work, learn from it, and do better next time.)  I told myself I was dumb probably 60 times the first week that I studied for the LSAT.... No more!
  • Aja Brown, Mayor of Compton - Mayor Brown defined bravery as the point where we decide to live and not just exist.  I love that! She also shared that brave leaders are not super human, and they serve for the purpose, not the praise.
  • Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of NYC - Mayor Giuliani shared his six lessons of leadership - strong beliefs, optimism, bravery and courage, relentless preparation, teamwork, and communication.  He was the last speaker of the day, and I hung on to every word that he said.


Now, on to what I wore...

Fridays are usually for jeans at work, so I practically begged my boss to let me wear my new white jeans to the streaming!  But I lost and was told that I needed to dress up, so I went through my closet to find something comfy enough to sit in an auditorium chair all day.  Classic Lilly dress to the rescue!

 Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (similar) | Cardigan:  J. Crew | Sandals:  Jack Rogers


Leadercast was such an amazing experience!  I'm actually thinking about going to the live event in Atlanta next year.  Have any of y'all ever been to a streaming or the event?  What did you think?

Happy Friday, y'all!

XX,

SS


47 comments:

  1. This sounds like an awesome experience!
    Love your dress and good luck on the LSAT.
    I know you'll rock it!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!!

      Thank you & thank you! You're the best! Xo

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  2. Great post! Was that Andy Stanley of Northpoint Community Church? If so, he's incredible! I'm so glad you enjoyed the stream, and I love your dress. Just gorgeous!

    Don't get down on yourself about your test- you've made it through hundreds of tests in your life so far! You're gonna knock it out of the park.

    xox. A Peachy Sonder

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    1. Yes! He was absolutely amazing!

      Thanks for your sweet comments! Xo

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  3. I didn't realize you were planning on going to law school, good luck girl!!! You look so great in that Lilly dress. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, love! You are so sweet! Hope Monday is being nice to you! Xo

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  4. What an awesome experience! Thank you for sharing some of the inspiration that you soaked up! I LOVE that about being uncomfortable. I try to do one thing every day that scares me. I have really been trying to get out of my comfort zone lately and I really think that it is SO important in everyone's journey towards self growth!

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

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    1. I agree! You are one wise lady :) Happy Monday, love bug! Xo

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  5. Best of luck with the exam and Law School, don't let life get you down and never give up!! Your dress is so pretty :) x

    ♥.•*¨ AmandaSays ¨*•.♥

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    1. Amanda, you're so sweet! Thank you! Xo

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  6. Sounds like an incredible experience!! Love what you wore. :-) I have been at a conference all week that has been life-changing so I can totally relate!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. It was unreal! You would have loved it! Glad you had a good experience at your conference :) Xo

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  7. What a great event! I wish I was there, Super cute look!!
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  8. Oh, those monogrammed Jacks are on my list of absolute WANTS! I always say that whenever I get engaged, I want a ring and a pair of Jack's with my new monogram on them haha.

    Kelly
    Ohio Stripes

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    1. Girl, I love mine! They are so comfortable, and I have definitely gotten my money's worth :) I hope your future husband does not let you down with that one!! Xo

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  9. So cute! Hope you can wear your white jeans next week! haha xo

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    1. Aww, thanks love! I'll have to break them out for casual Friday :) Xo

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  10. I love your look, and it sounds like you had an amazing, uplifting day! Thanks for sharing your favorite take aways, I definitely need to work on reviewing failure as something other than I'm stupid etc. because I do that to myself all the time!


    xoxo,
    Meghan
    Southern Belle Secrets

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    1. I'm so glad you found them to be enlightening! You are not dumb, but I completely understand where you're coming from. Here for ya, lady! Xo

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  11. Wow, Leadercast sounds so cool! I'm so jealous! Love your outfit, the cardigan is adorable <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. Aww, thanks, Bash! I don't know if you have a J.Crew factory nearby, but sometimes you can find the cardis there for like $15! Xo

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  12. What great advice and things to think about, so nice that you were able to attend an event like this! Love the dress, Lilly is always a classic!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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  13. LSATs! Ah! That's huge! Sending all of the luck your way. I love all of this advice. I think my favorite is the 14-year-old girl/iPhone analogy. It's so true! There were so many amazing speakers there. You're so lucky you got to hear advice from all of them!

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    1. Thank you, sweet girl! I sure need it! Doesn't that analogy crack you up? Happy Monday! Xo

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  14. Love the dress! I can't imagine the pressure taking the LSAT! I hope you feel good about it now :)

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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    1. The more I study, the better I feel :) Happy Monday! Xo

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  15. This is a great post, so many ways to stay motivated. These people are all so successful in their own way so sharing their strategies is so helpful!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  16. Such a pretty dress! I love it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  17. Good luck on the LSAT! Love your Lilly dress and monogrammed sandals in this post :)

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    1. Thanks for all of your sweet words! Happy Monday! Xo

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  18. This is such an inspiring post and I love your dress! :)

    Pop over to my blog :)

    Sarah

    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com/

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    1. Aww, thank you love!! Xo Happy Monday!

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  19. Loved reading all of these lessons. I'll have to check this out, I've never heard of it. Good luck with the LSAT.

    P.S. Lilly is always a good idea.

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    1. It's definitely worth checking out! And I so agree :) Xo

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  20. I've never heard of this event, but from the sounds of it, it sounds very inspirational!! Of course you looked fabulous, love the Lilly dress!:)
    xo
    Syd
    http://www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely check it out! Thank you :) Happy Monday! Xo

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  21. That sounds like an awesome event! I believe I have heard of Leadercast, but I have never been to a streaming or the event. So many great messages in that time. Great speakers too!

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    1. Girl, it's amazing! I bet you would love it :) Xo

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  22. Some of those sayings are really inspirational and some really make you think about it... Hope you did well, wish you all the best.
    P.S. That dress you're wearing is super pretty <3

    d'stars
    *d'stars*

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  23. Thank you SO much for sharing the tips you learned! I think that's so sweet of you to do! I'm definitely copying them down somewhere!!! xoxo

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    1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed them! Happy Monday! Xo

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  24. I'm so envious of your DNS dress, that's my unicorn print...I've gotta find it one day lol!

    xoxo, SS


    The Southern Stylista

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