(I can see us to the right of the photo)
Well, I am so grateful for having been able to attend this event (especially since my boss paid for my ticket, AND gave me the day off to attend. It was eye-opening and I actually changed my mind about both my Key goal & my Push goal. My husband reluctantly came with me, mainly because I insisted that he need it more than I, and he actually had an A-ha moment out of it!
I kind of wish I went alone because I missed out on connecting with other women, but I enjoyed seeing Chalene in person and getting something out of it.
However, there were several downsides, and I don't want to knock it in any way - I just think it could have been handled a little differently. . .
I bought a "regular" ticket, meaning Non-VIP. BIG mistake!!!!! This was not a cheap ticket, being almost $200 - I expected some nice perks for attending. When we arrived, we had to stand in line to register & wait for all the VIP’s to register first. Then we got a name tag to stand and wait for all the VIP’s to get seated in the front rows. I felt like I was in a cattle drive & when they opened the doors, everyone rushed in to grab up seats. We got right behind the 60+ VIP’s which wasn’t bad, but I was under the impression the VIP’s were only to be an intimate group of 20. There weren’t more than 200 people in the house. The event went from 4:30-9:30PM and even though we got a bite to eat before-hand, we were really hungry in the middle of it.
I expected to be able to meet Chalene, get a photo-op and have her sign my book, but directly after the event, she was rushed off into the final VIP meet-up where they got all of that treatment. I found out after the fact that they got a buffet dinner before-hand where they did group exercises from the book.
(You can see my husband and I at the right end of this table)
They sent me a link to the photos of the day, which were basically group shots of us “regular” people just standing around - LOL. I found one shot of Tony & I writing on our work-sheets, but one shot they took of me & one of the staff was HORRIFYING!!!!! OMG – WORST picture EVER of me : ( It is so bad that I am filing it in my “before” file, hoping to God this motivates me even more to get my butt in shape!
I am very glad to have gone & at least hear her speak live. She is an amazing speaker & being around all of her energy has given me a real boost. I also felt she was speaking directly to me at several parts of the seminar - she has amazing eye-contact.
So, that’s it. If you have the Push book & wish you could have attended one of these – truth is, you aren’t missing much unless you were willing to pay $300-400 for VIP treatment. If you get the book & love Chalene, keep using her 30 day videos and buy her Car Smart Audio Package – I bought the 12 CD pack there (and it was autographed!!) which is excellent!
A few shots:
(The girl in the blue dress was the hostess & was so sweet. She is one of the directors located in Oregon. I got to meet Holly & Catherine Mykelbust, too.)