Last week, I shared the 3 a-ha's I had from attending Ali Brown's Online Success Blueprint Workshop about a year ago (if you missed it, you can read it here).

Now I'd like to share with you some of the insights I came away with from attending SHINE (other than the fact that I really dislike Vegas – ugh).

1. I'm still not a joiner…

After Ali's event last year, I realized that I'm not a joiner. It became very clear to me how much an individual I am at that event – in a good way. Meaning that I've become very comfortable and confident in my own skin, in who I am as a person, both personally and professionally, without even realizing it. And my mindshift then was this, "My success does not depend on the 5 people I surround myself with. My success depends on me."

I've since modified it to this:

Mindset Shift: My success depends on me, AND is enhanced dramatically when I surround myself with the right people.

2. I'm still not a competitor…

Once again, I met so many success-driven AND purposeful business owners who validated my belief in abundance, that there is more than enough for everyone – and then some.

My mindshift a year ago was "I don't compete. I don't compare. I just am."

A slight modification now…

Mindset Shift: I don't compete. I don't compare. I just am shining my unique brilliance.

3. I'm still not your average mompreneur

Ok, this one actually did shift quite a bit for me. There were some amazing women at the event who also have families. Women who've built milllion-dollar businesses in just the last year or two. And I admire and applaud them for what it must have taken to make that happen.

What I realized is that, for me, is either I'm not that driven, competitive or want to work that hard. Perception is everything, and this is simply my own.

Mindset Shift: I'll make my million – on my terms, in my time.

So what do these mean? For me, it means that I'm stepping into the next higher vision of myself and my business, in the way that is most meaningful and authentic to me. It means that I'm embracing the role of the woman business owner who is as serious about her business as she is about her family, and that her family comes first.

It means I'm ready to blaze the trail and keep the light burning for those who want to design their successful business around what's most important to them. For me, that's my family. For you, it might be something else.

What to come along? Feel free to leave your comments below…

(c) 2009 Alicia Forest

About the author:  Alicia M Forest, MBA, 6-Figure Business Breakthrough Mentor, teaches self-employed professionals how to attract more clients, create profit-making products and services, make more sales, and ultimately live the life they desire and deserve. For FREE tips on how to create wild abundance in your business, visit