This is our third year hosting some of our own events at the Sundance Film Festival. An ever evolving experience for sure. Here are some highlights of the week.
Monday left around 10 for Utah and into the storm. Didn’t have too much trouble as we were able to miss most of the traffic. Fun way to start the week was a Jazz game. Unfortunately one the Jazz did not win against Portland. We still had fun despite the loss. A suite, friends and food makes for a great night. It was snowing when the game was over so made our way slowly back to Park City.
Tuesday slept in a little later than normal. My assistant and I went for breakfast at Kneaders then to the Rock Resorts Spa at the Grand Summit. I got the Hot Stone Massage! Eighty minutes of bliss. After a relaxing morning we got to work on Swag Bags. One of the things we are doing this year is live interviews from Park City during the Festival. We have used Zoom and Facebook Live as well as recorded them and will use them across our social media and blogs. Gives us a great way to stay connected and for others to virtually participate. We will be trying to do more of this all year while on Tour and at Summits, Convention and other Events. The first interview was with Mandy and Sara. They shared some keys to success in how to get started in dōTERRA and used me as an example of what not to do. They even had a top 10 list. It was not very nice but I’ll admit it was very funny. Anyway I still love them despite that list. Wrapped up the evening with a dōTERRA Event with a pretty large group.
Wednesday our top leader from Hawaii arrived. I interviewed her and she shared her experience of transitioning from a successful career as a Realtor to one as a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate. I loved her “Why” and her advice. She is a Rock Star! One of the Board Members from the Foundation set up a meeting at 2 with a potential donor. We met for a couple of hours and it was good. He asked an unusual question that I wasn’t sure how to respond but I felt prompted to reply “we are building an Ark.” it was a surreal experience as he reached into his pocket and gave us a cashier check. It was a shock and I guess he liked the answer. Grateful to a good conversation with a true friend that planted that seed of an idea in my mind. To wrap up the night we attended the Jazz game against the Nuggets. Big game, big win! The Cougarettes also performed at the Jazz game. Loved the whole night!
Thursday was the official start to Sundance. Interviewed one of the Event Group Partners and we discussed how to pull off a great event. The Event Group had their Sundance Party that night and we had close to 500 guests including vendors, planners and clients. A few of their planners made appearances and left to check on some of their events. Everyone was able to attend at some point during the Party. We had so much food!
Friday was Ski day. Lots of friends and family came up. I served hot chocolate and treats. Caterers kept the food and drinks stocked. One thing I love about this property is you can ski in and out. Just down the hill is the Dreamscape lift. Had plenty of visitors all day, even met a few peeps that stopped to say hi. We fed them to. Strangers sometimes turn into the bestest of friends. Interviewed one of our Board members and he talked about how they have made giving part of their company culture and why they are so passionate about the Foundation. He needs to be speaking way more than me in the future. The Foundation Party went really well and guests were generous. We also had a celebrity appearance later that night and oh it was so fun, I crashed around 2:30 totally exhausted.
Saturday was Friends and Family Day. Our son came up Friday evening and brought some friends from BYU. Keith had ran up Friday to get the kids and bring them down as well. Keith’s brother came up with his family and a lot of friends locally either came by during the day to eat or ski or both. The Friends and Family Party was awesome. It was family friendly and we had the PlayStation 4 set up on a huge screen. There was a pool table, darts, movies, food, Karaoke and Keith and some of the guys had snowmobiles ready for afternoon and night rides. Honestly I think he was relieved to get out of the house. He isn’t a mingler. I interviewed our daughter that evening about being a young entrepreneur and how she was making that work. She is a smart girl.
Sunday was spent out early enjoying the incredible weather. Walked Main Street, window shopped, and headed back for lunch and to get ready for the VIP Party. A red carpet was laid out tonight and a couple of photographers to capture the moment. Tonight, those we do business with or have in the past were invited. Party is still going on but I wanted to finish this blog post up. It has been another fun and exhausting year. I had my final interview tonight with a Founder and they shared insights on Vision. A second interview with a mascot and oh that was hilarious. I finally have validation. The interviews wrapped up with Mandy and Sara interviewing me. They asked me what has been on my mind? That kind of question could lead to trouble lol. Honestly though, I just wish people would be kind. We need more of that.
A few things this week that I loved. Having the BYU game on Thursday night and the Jazz game on Friday night on all the screens and watching the game with so many friends. Best way to watch sports is with a crowd. The catering was amazing and I loved that so many people dropped by. Seeing our son and meeting some of his friends was definitely cool. The Photographers were great and we had our own Sundance backdrop with our Sponsor logos with the Sundance 2019 logos. The night snowmobile rides I will never get tired of. The surprises of Sundance are a real treat and that includes celebrities as well as the crazy beautiful weather.