Well Thursday, March 31, 2011, I planned on leaving at 1 p.m. because I was going to make a detour to Las Vegas to meet with Nadine Lajoie who wrote a chapter in the Diaries A – Z. Nadine races sport bikes and so excited I was going to see her in action.
Well my sample packaged and inventory was not ready until after 4 p.m. so was pissed and stressed out especially when I found out that I left my phone at Rose’s house. I should of hopped on the bike to clear my head and got it but was tierd and hung out with the gang and thank goodness Elizabeth went and got it for me. What a blessing she is! I get really frustrated with lack of time management so I was feeling a bit violated that my time was not respected?
I was bound and determined to make it to Vegas and should of left at 1 pm like planned as my intuition told me but waited and got stuck in traffic at 5 pm doing 25 mph out of Arizona – I was not happy but had to go with the flow. Once I was clipping along I just settled in and had to call my girl and tell her to go to dinner without me and would get there as soon as I could. Nadine was do her test trials on Friday so she wanted to play a little bit – until midnight so I thought all was well. ARGH!
I missed my 60 turnoff so got off the highway to gas up and check out my map and a fine brother, of course, had to stop me and make a comment about my sex appeal. Well I had a pretty revealing top on and was feeling fit so strutted my stuff into the gas station and everyone looked at me like who is the biker chic . . . ha ha! So the nice gentlemen gave me directions on how to catch 60 but was not sure so asked someone else and he and his wife told me to get back on the highway for 5 – 6 miles and would hit 60 – damn I hate getting lost but had to laugh saw 60 but flew passed it thinking it was going to be a big highway sign it was this little marker on an exit with another name. All good! I was told by both men that it would take me about 4 hours to get to Vegas – damn I was going to get in late like midnight if I was lucky.
As I drove I reflected on my stressful week and a new small company. Was I ready to get involved or just do my thing and decided to just do my own thing with the line as I continue to build my own brand. I am an expert at start up businesses and know I can kick it through the park but at what cost. Again the Universe is testing me on helping someone else or myself. I have to pick myself the decision has been made. Anyway back to the trip . . .
OMG the sunset over the mountains was spectacular the pictures do it no justice. I was the only motorcycle on the road let alone another vehicle. Then I thought I am One Bad Bitch for venturing across the desert by myself in total darkness. So I set my cruise and barreled at 70 – 80 m.p.h. and prayed that no animal would venture in my path – were there desert animals I HOPE NOT. Ha Ha . . .
About 250 miles into the journey trucks and cars finally appeared. I was starving by this time only had a ham sandwich in the booth so I went through a small little town and of course all there was to eat was a McDonalds argh so got a grilled chicken sandwich and ate just the meat and craved salt so had some fries there were damn good too! Jumped on my moto and headed out hoping I was almost there.
Everywhere I stopped people would check out my license plate and asked if I was riding by myself. I usually do not have idle chit chat but I found that was another shift that I had – the gift of gab and shared my adventure with everyone that wanted to listen – that is not me at all but digging my independence and marketing myself and business to anyone who would listen yahoooooooooooo took me long enough to get there hey! For those who really know me this has been an issue of mine for awhile stepping up on faith and believing I can do anything. Thank you Joel Bauer your class unleashed the beast in me once again. Yeah!
I thought “what is the big deal” I have driven cross country by myself in a car so why is it so different on a motorcycle. . . I know now that I was meant to do my touring business and cannot wait to plan out my tours for the balance of the calendar year immediately upon my return.
Well it was a long ride but started to see the Vegas lights what an amazing sight. I wish the camera would have picked up the energy of seeing this from so far away but now I was getting closer to my target. I got a room for $35 at Circus Circus yikes all those kids but knew I was only going to sleep for 5 hours and hit the race track to see Nadine at 9 am so did not have much time to play in Vegas . . . so I thought!
Well my girl was waitinig for me at Harrahs and decided do I get all primped up for what so brushed my teeth, washed my face, and dropped my bags and jumped in a cab to Harrahs. It was less than a mile away and the cab took the long route and $20 later. I was not happy and told him he was not a nice person taking advantage of me but oh well I guess that is how they make their living. I was so ready for a martini so texted Nadine I was in the door area of the dueling piano bar and she stood up and waved her hand and went to the back of the establishment. She looked just like her pictures but just a little thing and met her friend Sean. He was visiting from Toronto and the piano dueling was awesome. They were playing some oldies but goodies and after my second martini Nadine and I started to dance to the music.
Well we had another drink and the bar closed and now it was 2 a.m. yikes – and once I get started there was no way I could go to bed after that many drinks without dancing them off so we went into the disco. I thought Nadine and Sean were following me but off I went to the dance floor in front and began to dance to let off some steam and within minutes this big burly man was in front of me and now I had a dance partner. Ha Ha that how we roll in Vegas I see so dance I did. Well all I can say is what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and thanks Chi Town Mike for a great night out on the town. Hope to see you in Chicago in July – if not – NEXT he he!
Wow did I not feel the love in the morning. Tried to eat breakfast but my head was pounding and Nadine and Sean were a bit hung over too! I went back to my room called the bell man to move my 5 bags argh and back on the road again. Now I had to find the race track and be out in the hot burning sun to see my girl race. I was not going to miss this for a minute and felt bad that I was running late.
Of course did not read my text from her nor did I understand so followed the signs for the speedway and bought a ticket and called Nadine. She asked me where I was at and found out I was at the wrong track. Dang it!
So figured out where to go and they let me in too so saved myself $2o. Thanks girl! Nadine was resting getting ready to do her next 20 minutes of racing and watched her put on her heavy gear and mount her motorcycle. I was amazed at how fast they went flying around that track and how she took those corners – hell no – I do not think I have the balls to do that but Nadine loves it so. I got to see her go around the track twice for 20 minutes then had to say our goodbyes and hit the happy trail to California.
My Fly Girl, Rita Brooks, was having her Grand Opening for West Coast Weaves so promised I would show up at her Salon that evening to say HELLO. I was now heading to Joel Bauer’s Passion2Profit event and would sneak out so I could participate with my girls GRAND OPENING. I was late, of course got lost and ended up in Malibu but all good flipped off a few pictures and got there at 6:30 pm to take plenty of pictures.
When I got there on Friday night I had to video tape it because there was no way that girl was opening the next day. Rita had the local radio station coming and could not believe what shape that place was in – no way in hell was it going to be ready. Her contractor, Alex, swore he would work all night and so they did. It is not finished but was in opening condition and the event was very successful.
I hung out with her until 9 pm and had to make my way back home and did not get lost yeah! I had to get up early again for a long day with Joel Bauer on Sunday morning so jumped into bed and was ready to rock and roll the next day.
Sunday I was asked to speak in front of the participants to give a testimonial of Joel Bauer’s work and loved sharing my experiences along the way. You see it was not until I met Joel in September at the Winners Circle in Tampa that my energy finally took a major shift in the right direction. Joel Bauer teaches his students that if you walk in truth, authenticity, and passion you will fulfill all of your goals and dreams and enrich everyones life along the way. His words touched my soul so deeply that I got up from my seat in tears and went to the back of the room.
I knew at that moment that he was the man I would invest my time, energy, and money to improve my life drastically. I then went to Passion2Profit in January of 2011. Within the first four hours I was up asking for the paperwork to take his ProfitPointMastery9 Class for speakers. You see I always wanted to speak in front of thousands of people but never knew how or when this would happen until this very minute. We all have something to share with the world if we so desire and now I am divinely guided to share my life experiences to help others that are willing to listen.
I wish I had someone 20 years ago that I could have had as a mentor. Do not get me wrong I had many mentors, bosses, along the way but not someone that would actually share their words of wisdom, coach me through the rough spots, and teach me through their life lessons of enlightenment so I would not have gone through such pain along the way. Now looking back the pain was necessary for me to get those lessons in life that touched me so profoundly.
I also have found my voice and passion to follow my motorcycle business that will also inspire women to GET OFF THE BACK SEAT AND RIDE in any part of their life. It is not necessary to want to ride it is to take the leap of faith in yourself to do and be whoever you want to be – FULL THROTTLE. Most women take care of everyone else but them. Most women abuse themselves in such terrible ways and have no respect for themselves. Most women I meet regret what they did not do or fear that they are not good enough. Well my dear I can relate because that was me and have jumped through that fear finally and will never look back.
Please do not let me insult you if you are not that woman because I then will applaud you for living your truth on your terms. You have been blessed and hope to know you personally so tell me your inspiring story so I can share with others not so fortunate.
I also will begin to give back and work with young female teens to inspire them to be all they can be, follow their dreams, speak their truth, and be heard so they may live their best life possible.
So thank you for listening and will post tomorrow because now it is 3 days of riding bliss in beautiful California. Details soon . . . Vroom Vroom