Have you had a down day lately? I have. I told the man in my life that if he is looking for me this weekend, I’ll be in my girl cave. Sometimes no matter how successful we are our confidence evaporates and we feel like losers. Things are not coming together; we are too attached to the outcome we desire and it’s just not happening.
I hate it.
This past week I was licking my wounds because I feel I have had too many setbacks over the summer. I was sick for almost a month. I had visitors from oversees for weeks. My man’s mother shattered her pelvis in six places on the way to Zumba at the tender age of 84. Suddenly, the world is upside down. No matter what I wanted to achieve these past months, other issues had to take priority. And rightfully so. Self-care, family, friends, my social life.
Work isn’t everything, right?
I still hate it.
I feel I should be further than I am. That I should have pushed harder. (For those of you who know my work ethic, you know I push harder than anyone.) And, and, and…
I bet you know the story. I bet the same story plays in your head.
How could I have allowed this to happen to me?
My heart beats with compassion for women as we are finding our new place in this world while still pursuing the familiar work, relationships, children, and fun. My gosh, I am so ready for fun! This year has brought challenge after challenge. I want to shake it off and regain my footing.
I need to rebuild my confidence.
Build it and they will come
Positive self-talk is needed to accomplish big things. The universe is here to agree with us. If I feel like a loser, I create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I feel down but I still have to somehow create positive thoughts. But how?
My saving grace right now is ironically more work. I am working on my complimentary master course called Your Business MC: More Clients, More Confidence, More Cash.
I am interviewing 12 of my friends and mentors who are each brilliant in their own way. Half are women and half are men. Leadership balance is my thing.
As I talk to the women I recognize the compassion we have for each other. Like Michelle Patterson who has gigantic goals of bringing women from all over the world together. How does she do that?
Or like the sensational Shalini Vadhera whose gold mask is all over Instagram. In our interview she shared what we can do when we feel that seething or slow-cooking anger. Her mission to make sure we look good on the outside and feel even better on the inside.
We are family
And suddenly I feel my confidence start to improve. I am not alone. My sisters are here. I don’t have to do this by myself.
And neither do you.
While I have created the online event primarily for Creative Entrepreneurs, I am inviting you to join us. You will meet some of my brilliant women who share so much of their inspirational personal journeys. Perhaps you need a small lift-me-up as well?
If the answer is yes, join us at YourBusinessMC.com
Sending you my love.
Here are the two Master Teachers for this week.
Master Teacher Daven Michaels
Super-entrepreneur and CEO of 123Employee, Michaels has made a career of doing it his way and living the American Dream. Starting his entrepreneurial career at age 15, Michaels never fit the mold. He turned his passions into prosperous businesses and careers. He is a bestselling music and television producer, author, speaker and successful entrepreneur.
Michaels has helped thousands of creative entrepreneurs transform their businesses by showing them how to play ball with the big corporations—and beat them at their own game.
His book ‘Outsource Smart’ has propelled Michaels to the top of bestseller lists: New York Times Best Seller, Los Angeles Times Best Seller, and Amazon #1 Best Seller. Michaels is an advocate for the small business owner and he has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows globally.
Master Teacher Michelle Patterson
Michelle Patterson couldn’t play small even if she tried. Her name conjures up many credits including visionary, author, acceleration executive, founder, passionate talk show host, and dynamic speaker. Patterson is a woman of many talents and dimensions. She is also the founder of Global Women Foundation, a non-profit public charity created to empower women to transform their communities with the ultimate goal of global change. Its mission supports women to effectuate this change through serving as a world-wide conduit for connecting community, mentorship, education, and financial support.
Patterson is an author and the CEO of the California Conference for Women, a role she took over from Maria Shriver, with the mission to spread the message that we are “stronger together.”
You are invited to join these two master teachers and 10 others who are equally as brilliant. Register here: YourBusinessMC.com
At her lowest point, Beate Chelette was $135,000 in debt, a single mother, and forced to leave her home. Only 18 months later, she sold her image licensing business to Bill Gates in a multimillion dollar deal. Chelette is a nationally known ‘gender decoder’ who has appeared in over 60 radio shows, respected speaker, career coach, consummate creative entrepreneur, and author of Happy Woman Happy World. Beate is also the founder of The Women’s Code, a unique guide to women leadership and personal and career success that offers a new code of conduct for today’s business, private, and digital worlds. Determined to build a community of women supporting each other, she took her life-changing formula documented it all in a book Brian Tracy calls “an amazing handbook for every woman who wants health, happiness, love and success!”
Through her corporate initiative “Why Acting Like a Girl Is Good For Business” she helps companies with gender diversification training, and to develop and retain women.
If you’d like to book Beate as a speaker on New Leadership Balance or Creative Entrepreneurship for your next event please connect with me.