Delighted to share this 'first timer's experience' attending a CoGrow Workshop shared below from Liane Morris...
"Last week I found myself having an inspirational experience. I was surrounded by women my own age or similar who ran their own businesses. We had come together to challenge ourselves and learn from the wisdom of Sharyn Swan – The Dot Connector, through her Co-Grow Mastermind Workshop.
Sharyn is a highly experienced transformational business coach who specialises in working with Generation X women. She has chosen this particular target market because of the unique challenges women of this age group face. It is this generation of women who were first adopters of the technology we all use today – computers, internet, social media & mobile technology.
We still remember learning to type – on a typewriter, or our first computer course (MS-DOS anyone?). We were raised with a high work ethic, a culture that expected us to sacrifice...
I want to share with you what I watched and heard happen on Saturday.
I was attending a small event for Women hosted by a great business who does customer relationship really well.
As the women were arriving I noticed that many of them were in their late sixties and over. I was the youngest in the room ;)
I am a keen observer of people when I'm out and about wondering what someone's story is, how that has influenced them to how they are 'being' today.
As I've got older, and done lots and lots of work on my own inner stuff and embraced the shadows and let the light in I've become more connected to feeling people's emotional pain whether in person or online, it is powerful.
The hour I spent in the space with these women overwhelmed me with sadness! Sooooo much of it!
One woman after another was speaking over each other
One woman after another was seeking attention from the host, in various forms
One woman after another was talking in justification speak of why she was there
The variations of form, personality, aesthetics each human has, we are delightfully, truly uniquely ourselves. Does it spin you out that very rarely do you see people who look identical.
You have what you can do best, easily, lovingly, better than someone who does not have those same gifts or strengths.
What you do need, is understanding.
Understanding that you have no mistakes as you are, you are not a mishap, you are not an accident, or an after thought, nor a failure.
You need to understand who you are
You need to understand, in order to interact with the people you are these best one to reach them, the best one to serve them. It's the understanding to 'Know your Role' and star in that space and place
You were given what you have for a need that exists
In this movie called life, we are all part of the cast!
In our businesses, careers we will play a support act to others who have the lead (our customers and teams) In those times we...
I often get asked about what Apps, Software tools I use in my business.
I am a solopreneur, teaching online and offline workshops and coach one to one in bespoke appointments. I have my support team of specialists who work from their homes/office spaces
My first tip - Consider your business goals, the income model you operate from, and what you want to manage, reduce, solve, simplify.
For my setup the apps/tools I choose must meet one or more of the following;
1. Enhance the client experience, create a feeling of ease
2. Convey a visual and emotional connection of my brand
3. Clear, quality communication, Streamlines tasks and time allocation
4. Provide up to date key data easily accessible
5. Gives me freedom for when and where I work
Key ones me and my team use every week or multiple times a day that meet the above all the above and help deliver growth in the cashflow and bottom line profits.
There are Women who want to 'make millions, and billions' and the pursuit of those figures is a life force of its own, that quest is paramount in their thoughts and actions every day.
There are Women who aren't excited by Money or the 'making of it' or do they feel drawn to becoming a money magnet, but rather the appeal of security, freedom to live on their own terms and having 'peace of mind' when they think of money in their life is what they express and are deeply seeking a ways to get there.
There are 7 Steps I teach my clients who want either of the above - it is essentially the same!
As GenX Women, we are coming into our mid-life with a loads of questions. Who am I now? What value can I still offer? Do I still have to, have it all? Do others still expect me to want to have it all? Do I want to change direction, business, careers?
Equally at the same time asking 'What do the kids need?' 'What do my elderly parents need' 'How can we pay down the...
'I've said NO to endless opportunities, and I see how huge the impact has really been on me. I did that because I had an obsession with comparison.'
'It hurts to talk about this, because I don't think I can without feeling embarrassed about it! That a grown woman, nearly 50 can still be doing this stuff like a school girl'
'I just want to give this up, stop killing my own happiness with doing it and finding new ways to stay doing it'
'It used to be in sport mainly, and then when I got into a new career path it began showing up often. I put it down as being a female minority with a boys club led establishment. But soon found out that the main pain was coming from my own punishment actions, and I found this out as I left to start my own business.
'I delayed getting proposals out, I delayed posting on social media or sending out newsletters, I delayed accepting invitations to events till last minute - because I'd be checking who was attending and if I could 'hold my own'...
This question came in for my 'Cuppa & Chat Q+A' this week.
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'I am building a business with xxxxxx a direct sales company. How do I get my hubbie on board with my business?'
It's one I've worked on for years. One of my stories in my background was that I was with a global skincare and cosmetics company our team was deep and wide, and hundreds and hundreds of women who came in, and fell in love with the product, and then decided,
"How could I actually earn some money from my love of the product and telling other people about it?" It's a natural process that we are communicators as women, we love letting people know of great deals, hey, you should try that restaurant, or, there's a handbag sale or what, on. That's just our natural way of being, so it's really a great fit to be a social rep, working with a brand that's taken care of so many other things, the literature and the marketing material and the product...
We move into a new Financial Year, closing off the previous 52 weeks.
For many it will be a celebration of reaching significant milestone (or numerous ones), above and beyond what they could never have imagined as greatly as what has showed up. For others a reflection on getting 'nearly there' identifying the tweaks, keen for this new round. For others they did not get here at all, their business became a casualty of one or more things that derailed that version of their dream.
So here we are setting out again. What would you like the story to look like across the next 52 weeks?
Two things I invite you to do before you set sail
1) Write down the truth, the real inner stuff why your business exists
Start with this - Pretend like you are telling it to the kids, or your cat or dog! start here
We all want our special loved ones to see us. We can make that hard, and keep the truth from them because it seems silly, not important, not a priority,...
The desire for a higher place than where we might find ourselves in today, is one we can think about lots!
We've heard those messages that 'only the rich get richer' and 'you've got to have money to make money' throughout our years, but are they really a truth?
Depends what we choose as an individual
The last ten years I've been exploring my whole way of thinking, from learning how to manifest simple to extra juicy, the phrasing of our language, certain words that we express, our personal energy fields and vibration levels, the impact of our self-evaluation levels, the toxicity of 'fear leadership and marketing', and the sheer freedom when we connect to our true authenticity!
Many of us have a belief that runs very deep, that wealth is 'wrong'
I Wonder what people were seeing around them, what they were scared for, that they needed to instil this message into us as children? It's a lot to unpack isn't it!
Did they not want us to get our hopes up, minimise the pain...
Enjoying your Weekend means different things to every one of us.
From a view of your Sacred Money Archetypes® we can exhaust ourselves without benefit, pushing away prosperity, and peace, by not finding the real joy we desire, and chasing stuff we don’t need!
Why not make your weekend plans with a view to restore positive prosperity energy through these tips specifically for your unique Primary Archetypes (Money Personality)
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What are the local places you have been going to visit for ages? A new cafe, winery, restaurant. Or that band, artist you have been resisting getting tickets for? Then book yourself in for dinner and the show!
The next activity will be to check out what is stashed in your cupboard, those things ‘saved for good’ the outfit, the accessories, the china,...