Inspired for 2016: Brendon Burchard


brendan burchard jan 1 2016I spent New Years Day with Brendon Burchard. I figured if Oprah loves him, i would love him. I got so much out of my 21 day meditation experience with Oprah and Deepak that I decided to jump start 2016 with a live online four hour seminar.

Brendon Burchard  is an enthusiasm machine. I was impressed with his ability to keep going at such a high level. I have already started to use some of his suggestions. If you want to learn from him he has many other classes: a once a month online class, a four-day seminar in San Diego. He gave away thousands of dollars of classes, seminars and even included flights for those that won the free gifts from other continents. There was a chat roll which did break down a few times during the four hours from thousands of people participating but the tech team had it back up and Brendon Burchard promised to go back through and give away more books to those on the discussion.

The best thing for me was when he talked about accepting the past. Having regrets is not the same as accepting he said. I want to say to myself what he suggested: I did my best. I am okay with yesterday. I do not hate myself, I am not mad or bitter, it just happened. Let it Go. He said, say out loud, “I accept the past. I accept 2015. Today is a new day.” I make excuses for myself that I am not where I want to be because of my divorce. But really that is in the past. That too did pass. I want to move on and look forward and let it go.

When Brendon Burchard talked about the future, he said, “What are you really excited about?” He said: be enthusiastic, allow yourself to be emotional and don’t be fearful. What will you build? What is your legacy? What will you achieve that is remarkable? I agree with him it is better to ask yourself questions now while you have time to make an impact.

During Brendon Burchard’s near-death experience, he asked himself: Did I LIVE vibrantly, joyously, completely? Did I LOVE other people and myself? Did I MATTER? Did I make a difference?

I wonder what change would happen in the world if everyone focused in 2016 on things they love, that matter that make them feel ALIVE! I am suddenly looking forward to an amazing 2016!

Here is my fortune cookie from dinner at the Wok Shop after the course:

“Do it now!

Today will be yesterday tomorrow.” 

Brendon Burchard

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.7 million views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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