During the holiday break I deliberately spent a good bit of the holiday period away from my computer and social media and soaked up the pleasures of the non-digital world. During that time, an old friend of mine died, and it gave me great pause. I spent a lot of time thinking about his life. About what an ordinary, extraordinary life he’d had. He was a beloved husband and father of two small children, he was a nuclear physicist, and he was a guy who loved music, camping, and being with his friends. Although he’d achieved a lot in his life, it was his humility, his thoughtfulness and all his small kindnesses over the years that really stayed with me.
NB: this is part 2 of a 2 part post on visibility lessons of 2018. In part 1 I spoke about the visibility lessons learned as a writer this year.
Pursuing new opportunities
Having set up my year to write, I was approached early in 2018 to be a part of a new initiative – the creation of Australian Women’s Day (a national day to celebrate the women and girls of Australia).
This was something that immediately excited me. It’s 100% aligned with my vision for the world and with our work here at the School of Visibility, so I happily stepped toward the opportunity when it arose. It opened new doors for me, it saw me making connections I wouldn’t otherwise have pursued, I became part of a beautiful circle of women, and it coincided with a dream I’ve had for Australia and for the women of the world, … [Read More...]
The last couple of weeks have been a beautiful ride for me. I’ve been drawing together many threads of my business life, connecting parts of myself that I could never see the connection between, weaving them into one powerful integrated whole.
I haven’t known how to speak about it so I’ve stayed silent, waiting for the words to find me.
Today, here’s what’s waiting to be shared; we are living during the rise of the feminine and this is not a process that happens outside of us. It’s being built out firstly within us, and then it will be expressed in the world. This rising requires the participation of all. As each woman steps into the full power of her being, the feminine becomes more whole, visible, and luminous.
To take that journey we have to be willing to see the dark spots, the shadows, the ugly realities.
We’ve been … [Read More...]
If you’re having financial problems in your business, there are so many steps you can take to be sure you’re making revenue generation the priority it needs to be in order to keep you afloat. Here are six quick things to check:
1. MAKE SURE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE FOR SALE IS ACTUALLY ON YOUR WEBSITE
Often you’re not making enough money because you haven’t put all of your products and programs on your website for people to buy them. It sounds obvious but take a few moments to look at your own suite of products and services. Are they all on your virtual shelves or are the shelves a bit bare?
2. MAKE SURE YOUR PRICES ARE CLEAR
Now that your shelves are full, the next thing to check is whether the way to purchase your products and services is obvious to visitors. Perhaps you’ve had the problem of being … [Read More...]
Who else needs to hear what I have to say?
This is a question which as a business owner, I need to ask far more regularly than I do. It relates to a mistake I’ve made more than once where I’ve assumed that I shouldn’t send out another promotional email or create another post telling people about something I was launching because, ‘Surely everyone is sick of hearing from me?’
There’s a huge visibility block many women have around being too pushy, too ‘aggressive’, too in people’s faces. As a consequence we tend to swing wildly away from self-promotion towards silence and tentative commentary and invisibility.
Sometimes we launch by stealth.
Launching by stealth looks like sending out an email to your subscribers and noting at the end of the email that something is for sale. And then never mentioning it again.
Or mentioning the promotion once or … [Read More...]