It was an incredibly big leap for our family to build a house with a handful of teenagers, a toddler, and YouTube tutorials—but we did it. and we learned that the only way to change your path is to shock yourself and everyone around You into a bigger vision of who you are and what you’re capable of.
I know how difficult it is to step outside your comfort zone and take on enormous new responsibilities. And in order to succeed, I know how vital it is to develop strategies that keep your energy focused and your mind engaged.
Using stories and photos of our unconventional construction site, I challenge attendees to look past restrictive boundaries. They learn to resist the urge to shrink goals even when life and work present enormous hurdles.
FORMAT: Keynote or workshop presentation. Q & A welcome. There’s nothing more personal than audience questions to provide a customizable event experience.
Books available for a signing and meet & greet.
CONTENT: I introduce a different way of looking at challenges and new ways to inspire confidence and expanded thinking so attendees aren’t afraid to reach for crazy-big goals and they aren’t discouraged by setbacks.
I address common big goal concerns like:
- Am I ready to take on something this big?
- What if I don’t know how?
- Should I do this alone?
- How detailed should my plans be?
- How do I stay positive?
- What’s the first step?
- Is it worth it?
OUTCOME: The result is a dynamic mix of reasoning, emotion, laughter, and extreme life stories that prove a determined person can achieve just about anything they set their mind to. Participants get to see and feel the extraordinary power of building something larger than themselves.
OFFICIAL BIO: Cara Brookins is best known for being the mom who built her own house using YouTube tutorials. She has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her keynotes and presentations since 2004. She’s the author of eight books, including Rise, How a House Built a family, which tells the story of building her 3500 square foot house with the help of her four children by watching YouTube tutorials and googling things like foundation work, plumbing, and gas lines. News of Cara’s story went viral in more than 65 countries and was viewed a billion times. Rise, has now been optioned to become a major motion picture.
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“We knew Cara had an interesting story to tell and was a good speaker – we were wrong! She had an amazing story to share and was equally amazing at holding our audience and moving them. She inspired. She uplifted. And she thoroughly convinced our attendees that they can accomplish far more than they believe is possible. I would highly recommend Cara to any audience!”
“Cara’s energy level and enthusiasm were contagious!! Wow. Just wow. It was exactly what I needed.”
“I enjoyed Cara’s session immensely. That was one of the most motivating stories I’ve ever heard in person and could’ve listened to her for hours. She had me ready to write ten books and move mountains by the time she was done!"
We don’t reach massive goals by accident, building a better life requires each of us to dramatically expand our ideas and goals.
Reach for extraordinary goals
Develop fearless determination
Replace limiting beliefs
Manage high pressure situations
Build your best self
Maintain positive attitudes
Brush off failures
Embrace new perspectives
Take immediate action