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, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 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. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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