Wow!! On Friday we had one of our brilliant Mastermind Meetings. I can't begin to tell you how amazing this meeting was. We had a room full of gorgeous people all there with the purpose to connect with one another and learn from our guest speaker Carren Smith. The room was alive with the most amazing energy and everyone left feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for what they got out of this meeting. Carren is incredible! She shared her story of being a victim of the Bali Bombings. What a story!!! Carren's partner had committed suicide which sent her into a pit of despair, blame and intense depression. She decided to go to Bali with her two girlfriends but while there she planned to take her own life. They arrived and went to the Sari club for some fun. In the blink of an eye her life changed forever.
Her two girlfriends were killed instantly and Carren sustained massive head injuries. Her story is one of survival against all odds. She miraculously got herself back to Australia to receive life saving treatment. Her recovery was long and painful but she realised how much she did want to live and that her life was spared for a reason. Carren now teaches thousands of people how they too can find their purpose, passion and present it to the world. She runs workshops to teach them 'The Art of Public Speaking'. These are sell out events and we were privileged enough on Friday to have her speak to us and give us business skills to immediately take our businesses to a place many of us have only ever dreamed of.
We were all so encouraged as we each shared from the heart and realised that we are far from alone. With a group of like minded business people we each have the support to overcome the many obstacles that may come our way. With the right support, knowledge and passion, the sky is the limit. Many of us had had rather discouraging weeks, months or years. Many that entered the room Friday had practically dragged themselves there. However they left with their head held high and a rising belief that they really can and will reach their goals.
I want to thank Carren for giving us this opportunity and for all those that came on Friday for turning my discouragement into a feeling of elation and victory. I know without a doubt that I'm on the right path and it's with the most tremendous joy that I can inspire and help others along the way.
So many of us have talked about how massive 2011 is going to be for us. We all came into the year with excitement and enthusiasm for all the good things in store for us in our lives and business. We all felt that 2010 was a foundation year and that we were going to rocket into 2011 achieving outstanding things as we went.
What we never in a million years considered was the start to the year that many of us have had. Who knew that an inland Tsunami would cause an absolutely catastrophic disaster in our own backyards? That widespread flooding across our nation would affect all of us in one way or another? None of us could have predicted that and it certainly wasnt what any of us meant by a 'big' year.
As all of this goes on around us on this very day, please don't let your hopes, dreams and visions be washed away with the flood waters.
Don't be discouraged or disheartened. For whatever purpose, this has happened for a reason and will only serve to make us all stronger and more determined to make this a year that will count.
Let's get back to basics, appreciate all we have and not be victims, but be victorious over this and every situaton that comes our way this year.
Let 2011 be your best year ever!! It may not be the easiest but it can be the best!
Last Thursday we kick started our 10 week "Internet Success Strategies' series by interviewing the fabulous Wendy Moore from Savvy Web Women.
Wendy blew us away with her story and she shared with us the beauty of article writing and marketing. Did you know that YOU can write articles? Did you know that YOU have what it takes to impart knowledge and skill to others? Did you know that YOU have alot to offer others and they want to hear what you've got to say? Yes, YOU!! Who would have thought. So many of us undervalue what we know, what skills we have and we dont realise that what we have, other people want. They don't know what you know, they havnt done what you've done and they need you to help them. You can teach them and share your experience with them in a way that will help them to learn and grow. You are an expert and you have so much to offer. We at Working Women online all have alot to offer. We all have a message to share, a passion to embrace and a purpose to reach others. We all have something amazing that is far greater than ourselves. How are we going to get it out there though? Whos going to listen to us?
Article marketing is a FREE way to get your message out to an unlimited audience. Believe it or not they will read your stuff, they may love your style and they will ultimately come to your website to find out more. How amazingly simple is that? I love it because we really can all do it and its the most incredible way I know to be heard, it costs you nothing and you will very quickly be seen as an expert in your field. Put your knowledge, thoughts and information in writing and send it out into cyber space. Who knows where it may end up? Who knows who may read it? Who knows how many lives may be touched by your message. Its incredible stuff and its just the press of a keyboard button away.
Wendy gave us 10 websites where we can submit articles. She knows what shes talking about. Wendy is 'everywhere' on the internet and she's a highly sought after speaker. We valued her time and felt privileged to have her share with us. Check these sites out, get writing and send those articles out to the masses. You my friend, as do I, have alot to give!! So lets give it, lets write it and lets get it out there.
What does that even mean? To me it means having a good work/life balance and feeling successful in every area of your life.
You may have a successful career or business but your relationships are suffering or your health isnt great. Success in one area will take you a certain distance but eventually without success in those other areas it may all come crumbling down around you. To me success isnt about how much money or recognition you have but its about how balanced your life is and how happy you feel in all areas. So how do we achieve that? One way is by learning from others who have created this kind of success in their own lives.
The thing that interests me about people is that they all have a story to tell. When you hear a successful person share their story it almost always involves a time of difficulty and hardship. They have very often overcome adversity which has given them even more determination and courage to achieve their success. And they can share this story to encourage and inspire others.
This has been one of the big focal points of our last webinar series titled ‘Live, Love and Work Well’. We brought together 15 amazingly successful women who have shared with us their stories. They shared about their trials, passions, purpose and how they created a highly successful business around that. We did this to inspire our Working Women that they too can have the success, purpose and passion that they have always dreamed of.
It was an amazing pleasure and privilege to interview these women and we invite you to listen to their stories. We know you will laugh, cry and be overwhelmingly inspired as you listen to them.
You can purchase all 15 interviews in an audio download for only $27. This really is an amazing price for the information shared here. We are so honoured to share this with you. Please listen, enjoy and be encouraged to transform your world.