Two big learnings from my week on the river

I’m just back from a week of rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho with 20 women business leaders + 5 boat women/guides.

Pictures to come, but for today, I want to share w you the two biggest learnings I experienced from and on the river, while they are fresh in my heart and soul.

My biggest learning so far was that a digital detox really is crucial to mental health and well-being. 

I slept 7-9 hours a night, and rested my brain as I let myself be led by the boatwomen there to guide us. As a result, I am able to show up for all the challenges of life and business with so much more equanimity.

Perhaps that’s a “duh!” but for me I needed to experience the benefits for myself to have it land in my body that way, and my guess is that if you aren’t regularly detoxing from the digital, you may want to give it a try.

The challenge is how to create the conditions for a digital detox. There are so many reasons to not do it, and they are all extremely compelling.

  • Not enough time.
  • Not enough money.
  • What would I do during a digital detox?
  • My kids need me.
  • My team needs me.
  • My clients need me.
  • I’m too old.
  • I’m too out of shape.
  • I’m too disabled.
  • FILL IN THE BLANK WITH YOUR OWN REASONS

Every single woman on the trip could have claimed at least one of those reasons.

There was a woman who came on the trip with $1200 left in her bank account. There was a woman who could barely walk due to an injury that’s left her fairly disabled for the last several years. There was a woman who is juggling multiple businesses, massive and fast business growth, and young children. There was a woman who pushed out her launch to be there.

Then there was me, navigating a huge turn of the wheel that can lead to a major upward spiral, or a slide back down to revisit some past lessons that are getting another chance to be lived again, but this time differently. Yes, that’s a big cryptic, but it’s all quite delicate and I’m in the midst of it, so I can’t say more quite yet.

Here’s what I can say: every single one of us is better off for having made the choice to be there. 

And, if she can do it, you can do it.

That’s lesson #2 — and it’s not a new lesson, as it’s a mantra that’s consistently guided me throughout my life as a businesswoman, since the very beginning.

My first $25k/month as a brand new law practice owner, a mom of two little one’s at home, and no idea what I was doing when it came to business — it happened because I knew another woman, a mom like me, who had left BigLaw started her own estate planning practice, and was doing $25k months.

If she could do it, I could do it.

Most of what I’ve done (not all, but most) has been as a result of seeing someone else go first. 

And, if she can do it, I can do it.

So can you.

Whether it’s a digital detox, or a 7-figure business, or leaving your job to start your own thing, or buying your own homestead … if she can do it, you can do it. And, that goes for you whether you are a he, she or a ze. 

If they can, you can.

So, today, I leave you with the eyes wide open question … how can you get yourself a digital detox this month? Even if just for one day? Better if it’s a weekend, and even better if it’s a week.

And, during that detox, what do you want to dream into that you see someone else out there doing … take inventory, begin to make a list of all the people you watch online who are doing what you want to do. 

If you aren’t sure who to put on your list, consider whose social media you are always checking out. Or, if you can’t quite tell by that … you’ll know they are candidates for your “if s/he can, I can” list if you feel any amount of jealousy or judgment toward them at all, and yet you still track their activities in various ways.

Pay attention to who and what you pay attention to over the next couple of weeks, write their names down in a journal, and take them into your digital detox this month to see what they may reveal to you about your next steps.

And, until then … if you track me and my goings on as a model of if she can do it, I can do it, I’ve got some events for you to dive into in the coming weeks. 

The more you can immerse yourself in my free offerings of support, the more you’ll be able to imagine yourself stepping into your next level goals, and just keep remembering, if I can do it, so can you. I’ve got a little something for everyone this month — business leaders, lawyers and moms and dads. Check it all out down below.

To your eyes (and heart) wide open life,

Ali Katz

FIRST, FOR MY BUSINESS LEADERS (IT’S AN EVENT FOR WOMEN, THOUGH SMART MEN WILL JOIN TOO) BECAUSE AMANDA HAS THE BUSINESS CHOPS THAT FEW HAVE, AND SHE’S INTERVIEWING ME THIS WEEK IN HER EXQUISITE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE. JOIN HERE …

Now is OUR TIME to model a new paradigm of leadership. 

To expand our capacities to feel EXQUISITE as we lead our teams and grow our businesses.

Amanda was integral in the growth of Orange Theory

I am deeply honored to be a part of this very unique experience. Join us!  Register here to join live, or if you can’t make it live, to receive the recordings  >> https://amandagoolsby.krtra.com/t/DZhoynKEHGXc

For the lawyers I love, here’s what I’ve got for you … 

8/4: Myself and Personal Family Lawyer Drew Bushman LIVE

2:30pm ET/11:30am PT

Tune in to hear from Drew Bushman as he shares what it’s like to escape the ‘feast or famine’ crisis many lawyers face, and to create predictable income from a law practice you love. Drew will give you his best tips that have led him to be happier at work, more fulfilled, and a better dad.

Join the Lifestyle Lawyer’s Facebook group that I run so you have access to this livestream and more to come this month! Use this link to join the Facebook group, and you can join us for the Live or catch the recording: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifestylelawyersclub

8/10: 3 Time Management Strategies for Consistent Law Practice Growth

1:00pm ET/10:00am PT

If you missed Kim Rockwood’s popular Time Management workshop in July, that’s okay because we’re bringing it back for you in mid-August! Learn the same strategies Kim Rockwood used to reclaim control of her time and grow her law practice in 1 year from making only $500/mo to consistently generating over $40,000/mo. 

Register here and either join Kim live, or get the recording.

https://get.newlawbusinessmodel.com/tmw-asm

For the mamas and papas in the house …

It was an honor to speak on the Wellness Mama podcast Episode 568 starting at timestamp 4 minutes and 20 seconds in, if you want to get right to it because you are busy AF. 

In this episode, Katie Wells, the Wellness Mama, and I cover: 

  • The important things to think about from legal and financial perspectives, especially when you have kids!
  • Why it is so important to name guardians for your kids in case something happens and how to do it the right way; 
  • Important steps to put in place when figuring out guardianship and financial assets for your kids; 
  • What to know about life insurance and who to name as beneficiary (hint: not your kids); 
  • The importance of a revocable living trust for your kids; 
  • Why not to rely on social security for retirement, 

And, a whole lot more …

And if you’re a lawyer, this episode is chock-full of guidance you can pass on to the clients you love and serve.

Listen here: https://wellnessmama.com/podcast/568/


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