When I started my business in 2009 I diligently sought out experts who were going to give me the magic wand to get my coaching and writing practice up and running quickly. I took classes, bought books, attended webinars. I watched closely what others were doing, joined groups, went to networking events, approached other women for collaborations.
Some of that worked for me. A lot of it didn’t. I was always trying to put on someone else’s version of “how-to”. It became a lot of “shoulds” and my inner rebel kicked into high gear.
My comparison gremlin would also chime in and point out how everyone else was light years ahead of me. That would lead into another cycle of classes, books, coaches, etc. (I didn’t realize, and no one pointed out, that in seeing what I perceived as others’ successes I was missing out on their back end work and their learning curve. Why did I think I had to start from 100 mph?)
Learning is good. Experimenting and exploring is good. The missing piece is the pause where we evaluate all the information to sense what feels really right; to check in and see what resonates with our natural skills and personality; to discover where we show up and shine the best.
This is part of the story behind why Your Creative Edge has come into being and is so necessary in the busy, noisy world of business.
Are you a women entrepreneur, a soul-o-preneur, whose offerings come from your heart? Would you like to feel joy in your business? Would you flourish in an environment of learning, reflecting, doing and experimenting, all the while being encouraged and supported to do things your best way? The best way that comes from a place deeper than someone else’s best way.
We know how that feels. That's why we are extending you an invitation to join a small, intimate group of like minded women who will draw out the best in you, listen and reflect back, ask you small questions and encourage you to take small steps. And, you get to do the same for them. As a group you will learn and assimilate information from experts who align with the philosophy of The Purple Ink Cafe. You will experience individual coaching and find dedicated time to hold and share space with the others as you get to your small steps that will lead you into momentum.
Your Creative Edge begins January 31st and runs though November 28th. There is room in the schedule for pause and replenishing. It is spacious and gracious. We invite you to read more about it on our website. And we also invite you to contact us to talk more about it.
Will 2018 be the year you get to offer your gifts from your heart?
Kathy Kane blogs about the creative process in the everyday, in writing and in the magical transition to the second half of life.
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