As we jump back into the office after Labor Day, we can sometimes forget in our day to day busy schedules, just how important it is to take a break! So I hope you spent the long weekend out of your office, in the sun and surrounded by friends and family! I know I did!

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to join hundreds of Women in Real Estate at the Annual California Association of REALTORS® WomanUP!® Conference in Huntington Beach, CA.

Not only did I get to attend and learn, but I was honored with being a Speaker, Emcee, Moderator AND taking over the Official WomanUP!® Instagram account – it was all of my favorite things wrapped up in a three-day event.

If you haven’t heard of C.A.R.’s WomanUp!® before, allow me to introduce you to this wonderful community. WomanUp!® exists to support the journey of women to the very top of their careers, whatever they might be! It’s a community for women in Real Estate; from Brokers to Agents and everyone in between. It’s a community where you can mentor, share your experiences, your best practices and learn from the collective wisdom of women in our industry!

It’s a community for US.

So… What did we actually do over the course of the three-day event? Get ready… it’s A LOT!

  • Powerful Keynote Sessions.
  • CircleUP BreakOUT Sessions with Industry Leaders on a range of topics.
  • Interviews with Inspiring Women.
  • Boundless Advice from Industry Legends.
  • A Professional Headshot Lounge.
  • Oceanview Breakfasts and Lunches.
  • Guided Morning Yoga + Meditation.
  • And my personal fave… WINE TASTING with the Mondavi Sisters!

This years WomanUP!® Conference was just the event I needed to fill up my tank again. And I was honored to be a part of it!

While sharing all of my photos and stories from the event is fun… I want this to serve as your reminder to GET INVOLVED! Whether it’s at a local level, or a national level, getting involved is such an important part of being a REALTOR®. It gives you a sense of community, friendship, and in cases like this – Sisterhood.

So… if WomanUP!® wasn’t on your calendar for this year, it better be for next year! Because I want to see YOU there!

Want to find out more about how YOU can join C.A.R.’s WomanUP!®? Head to iamwomanup.com today!

Throughout my time at WomanUP!®, I got to experience so many dynamic thoughts and ideas, introduced to me by the powerful female leaders in our Industry. I was SO invested in listening and learning and I wrote down some of my favorite quotes from the amazing speakers.

I hope you read through these powerful statements from the WomanUP!® Speakers, write down your favorites, and use them as your motivating affirmations – like I am!

  • “If I had said no, I would not have experienced these moments.”
  • “Having others know who I am, is not as important as me knowing who I am!”
  • “It’s okay to ask “why me”, it’s not okay to stay there.”
  • “Every Time I’ve taken a risk, I’ve been rewarded.
  • “If you are inspired to do something, do it.”
  • “Don’t let NO bother you.”
  • “If you want to grow you have to let go.”
  • “Even if it brings you joy, and you’re good at it.  You have to ask, is it the highest and best use of your time?
  • “Your story matters.”
  • No one is you, and that is your power.”
  • “Paint such a clear picture that everyone in your organization knows where you are going.”
  • “You do not HAVE because you don’t ASK!”
  • Strong women are the last to leave and the last to ask for help.”
  • “Loving yourself is finding your voice and sharing it.
  • “Only you can be comfortable in your own skin.”
  • “It’s all about the narrative we tell ourselves.”
  • “I can accomplish and do anything I want.”
  • “It’s not about more relationships, it’s about deeper ones.”
  • “You attract who you are!”
  • “If you choose wrong, choose again.”
  • “Quit being insecure about what you don’t have and be secure in what you do have.”
  • “When you are on the right path the doors will swing open.”
  • “I never lose, I either learn or I win.”
  • “You are going to fail, accept and learn from it.  It’s about how you get back up!”
  • “You need to know who you are, what you’re designed to do, and the problems you solve.”
  • “Every obstacle I’ve faced has been an opportunity to succeed.”
  • “You need your tribe, you need to trust your tribe and be vulnerable with your tribe.”
  • “Step out of our shadow and into our biggest possibilities.”
  • “Your differences are what make you, YOU!
  • “Making a change requires you to change your own story.”
  • “What has your small voice been whispering to you? Listen to it!
  • “Flip the script, how do I make this an opportunity and not a challenge!
  • Make bold decisions!

About The Author

Barb Betts

Barb Betts is a successful REALTOR®, Broker and CEO, Educator, Speaker, and Trainer with a passion for all things Real Estate.

She is known as an influencer in the Real Estate industry and is consistently known for impacting everyone that she speaks to.  She has a passion for her industry and is highly involved at a local, state, and national level.