I used to have extrovert envy, especially at networking events until…
I discovered two invaluable introvert networking cheats.
I’m convinced that the networking “rules” that most of us have been taught, are written by an extrovert! You know, where successful networking is marked by speaking to as many people as possible over the course of an event.
Which, as an introvert, I never pulled off, instead watching in amazement as my extrovert friends moved about the room like the queen of the ball…
Is being in business just another part of a bigger spiritual journey for you?
As an entrepreneur who cares as much about making a difference as making a profit, you understand that doing your own healing work is what enables you to deeply serve those waiting to learn and heal through your work.
The truth is, you’ve come into business precisely because of a bigger vision of how you can serve. Something beyond what you could do working for someone else.
When you know that your biggest desire is…
Imagine that you’ve just spent the last 30 minutes speaking to an audience that was on the edge of their seats actively thinking about how they can use what you just shared. As you exit the stage you are surrounded by people, business cards in hand, asking how they can hire you to help them.
In thirty minutes, you’ve connected with 100 people who didn’t know you and now have a face, a name and a memory for who you are and the knowledge you bring to your business.
I first realized the powe…
“Nobody ever asked me about the girls” she said.
I’d stumbled across an interview with author Lori Robinson, a music journalist.
Intrigued, I listened to the author talk about being sent on assignments to interview the “big name boys” in music. Despite all the amazing women on the music circuit, as the title of her book points out, nobody ever asked about the girls.
Which leads me to think about my mom.
May 2nd marked the 20th anniversary of her passing and I think of all the things I didn…
There are some conversations and some people you just never forget.
I met her when volunteering in an adult ESL literacy classroom. She was from Sudan, a senior, brought to Canada to rejoin her family. She was quiet, but there was a sparkle in her eye and ready laughter during our lessons.
One day, during a lesson on families, we all brought and shared pictures of our families. As usual, we smiled and laughed a lot as I taught the words for son, daughter, father, mother.
Imagine for a moment that you’ve just finished work with a favorite client. Your session with them has ended and you both are filled with appreciation and happiness for your time together.
They’re delighted you’ve been able to take the essence of their ramblings and jumbled thoughts and as if by magic brought more form to them, as if you’ve read their mind.
They feel seen and understood in a way they never have before.
Where there was misunderstanding and embarrassment you’ve brought them cla…
Have you ever swum in salt water?
The water is soft, caressing your skin and as you lay back, you float effortlessly. A few lazy kicks of your legs and you are gliding.
You feel the sun, warm upon your face as you gaze up into the blueness of the sky and wonder at the ease of this new way of being in the water.
It’s unlike the freshwater lakes and swimming pools you’ve been before. It’s… Bliss.
Now, imagine that this is the experience for you and your client after they give you a happy yes t…
How would it feel to know that you have complete control of your technology?
Imagine sitting down at your computer, confident that you know what tech will best support your unique business….
….and using it feels delightfully easy and in flow with your business?
One of the things that I hear new business owners of a “certain age” stress over, is technology. The truth is, using technology can be a huge pain.
And that’s because…
… there’s always some new thing, or some way you’re supposed to u…
When nothing else works, I turn to my trusted friends – books. I have three on my desk right now.
Big Magic, Anatomy of the Spirit and Do the Work!
Which about sums up my journey of a spiritually fulfilling life and business.
Clearly, those weren’t the books I read as a child, but my inner child soaks in the warm, safe and accepting pearls of wisdom I find there now.
Because growing up I more often felt dismissed, flawed and alone.
Those beliefs created the same experiences in adulthood…
There are three distinct times I remember my sense of my place in the world shifting. When I became a mother, when I lost my mother and when I became a mother to myself.
To the rest of the world, nothing had changed. For me, everything did.
Those internal shifts, of who you are and who you want to be, are powerful motivators and thankfully don’t have to be tied to life and death.
Every time you simply give yourself permission to become wholly yourself, express your gifts and live a life al…
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