I’ve taken a few weeks off of blogging while I focused on other areas of life. During this time I attended an incredibly inspirational conference put on by Jesse & Sharla of Thrive Academy. I wasn’t sure what to expect, I even had a back up plan in case it really sucked haha. Before going I knew they’d pitch their academy to everyone in attendance, so I didn’t expect much.
Maybe my low expectations helped make it what it was, maybe I’d have felt just as impressed no matter what. And I was impressed!
When I went to this conference I didn’t really know what my business was. I knew I was a coach, but what did that mean?
When I arrived I was asked what I did. I said:
I don’t know.
I’ve been a coach, but it’s not really as enjoyable as I hoped. I’m a gardener. I love to garden. Lately I’ve been helping connect gardeners to the businesses that best suit them. I have a gardening group that’s so active right now, it takes a lot of my attention.
I then went on to say:
Connecting people is something I love doing. I love making communities. It’s something I’m good at and enjoy. But I have no idea how to use that to make money.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
Hahaha It was staring me in the face but I had no idea it was there until I talked to some of the people at the Client Attraction Summit and they pointed out what a valuable service I could offer with this skill.
As I continued to talk and listen and explore this new idea, I realized I wasn’t really being authentic with Empower Lift Connect. I had all these community building skills, yet I wasn’t using them in my own business. I only used them in my hobbies.
This was such hard realization to make. To see that as I created this site and created a business designed to empower, lift, and connect people, I held myself back and didn’t really share of myself on any of the platforms I used. I didn’t connect with others.
I want to apologize to you for that.
It’s my intention to show up for my readers, my clients, my business, my family, and also myself. The only way to show up is to be vulnerable to the risk of failure as myself. To be vulnerable to the risk of not being as successful in this endeavour as I am in my hobbies.
In order to show up fully, I need to allow myself to be seen and heard as an individual.
I promise from now on I will show up here, on my facebook page, and especially in my new facebook group, Community Building For Businesswomen. This group is specifically for those identifying as women, though as I find balance in the coming weeks I may also start a more general group as well. We shall see.
Even though I am still focusing on empowering and connecting others through coaching, this site will shift to better reflect the ways I’ll empower others to create their own connections in their own communities and for the online businesses.
I hope you’ll still follow along while I shift gears!