We all have a blind spot. Most of us are woefully unaware of it, or we have convinced ourselves it's not a big deal. Watch and learn - because Holly is not fooling around here - this is serious content for women (and men) who get it - who know they're missing something in their discussions with prospects and even with clients.
Perhaps you've never heard of "Food Codes". I certainly hadn't. When I met Lana and we talked a bit before the show, I was immediately put at ease and attracted to her nurturing focus. Of course I was! Nurturing is how we should be treating each other every day! Little did I know, until she taught me in this conversation, that we also need to nurture our gut, our brain, our extremities - our entire body, by eating better.
Her series of Pug Fairy Tales not only delight children, they are great for a chuckle and a trip down memory lane for those of us who remember reading fairy tales as a kid. I was big into fairy tales, so these books make me smile for more reasons than just their whimsical content.
If you're cringing a bit, if your hackles are up because if you ever do write a book it's going to be "your" book, not anybody else's book, calm down. Get a drink of water. Co-authors are a good thing. The key is to find the right co-author. And to establishing responsibility.
When Elaine Rau found herself without a job, a home, and in a strange country with little or no job opportunities in front of her, she realized she had to create her own future and learn how to make money. With only $12.18 in her pocket, she made the decision to invest in a domain name, Ladybossblogger, and grabbed her future by the shirttails and made things happen.
Using her humor, and her smarts, Erika rose above all of the snide remarks and other harassment and she became a captain. She became successful. She became strong and purposeful.
But, Debbie's strategies, her tactics, her advice, and her stories (about herself and about her clients) bring the book to life in a positive way business books rarely achieve. It's less a book about building business success, as it is a guide to take you on a positive journey to success.
When it comes to our small business, our next big idea, our purpose in life, we ignore our intuition to our own detriment. I would like you to think of your intuition as a super power. While we share this essence with all humanity, it's not a woman-thing as some will try to tell you, truth is, we, as women, have a deeper sense of it. We, as women, allow it to sway our decisions. We, as women, learn to appreciate it, over time.
It's in the telling of how we got started that we can embrace once upon a time. It's not necessary to say the words "once upon a time" out loud. But, you can think them, and let them remind you of those delightful fairy tales of your youth. In your story, you're the hero. The client or prospect is the princess. It's your job to save the princess from the evil sorcerer!
I was having a bad day today. It didn't start off that bad. It was okay. I was excited about a Smart Woman Conversation I had scheduled. I took my shower, fixed my hair (and I like it, my hair, I mean... good hair, good day, right?), put my makeup on and chose an outfit.