Jul 15 2014

Are You a Wild Entrepreneur?

Published by kaya singer under Clear Your Focus,Overcoming Obstacles

MaskAre you a Wild Entrepreneur ?

Do you even know who or where she is anymore?

I used to know her in the days when I danced naked on the beach around the fire. 

I was ok with being totally me and then suddenly I thought I had to change and look and act like a business person!

I asked myself what that picture would look like. 

I had no idea but I assumed it meant not having messy hair and being more zipped up; more conventional. You know- the businessy look!

I brought in a new persona and cut my hair so it would look “professional!” 

I tried that for a few years ( too many) and somehow, through goddess intervention, my business did ok. 

But only ok. I knew deep down  I was not an ok kind of girl. I wanted to be great, stand out, and be prosperous.

I then realized that the weird part of me was an asset and people liked me when I showed that side. 

Do you also sometimes feel a little bit crazy wonder if that’s ok?

What if it’s more than ok and could actually help you to make more sales and money?  Maybe it coud help  you in your marketing. 

It could be that the one thing you keep hidden, that you never talk about, is so important to share.

In fact, what I know now to be true, is that those hidden parts that you have stored away in your deepest recesses might just be the one thing that will make your business sing.

All it takes is to have the confidence to stand tall in all your wild craziness and let it shine like a beacon of light that will attract all the perfect clients.

Confidence means you can not just be yourself, but truly be yourself; that person who takes risks, speaks out, and has a real voice!

Join me in a free  Confidence Challenge and  find out:

• Why confidence is so much more important than competence!
• Three simple, but powerful zany things you can do immediately!
• The secret  (weird and wild) formula that will over-ride your self-doubt!
• How this will directly affect your cash-flow. YES!
• Why it nothing to do with your past story!

Are you ready to take real action and move past self-doubt?

 

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Jul 02 2014

Confidence and “Good Enough!”

Published by kaya singer under Business Success,Clear Your Focus,Overcoming Obstacles

FeaturePics-Silhouette-Woman-Cliff-083356-2184969Maybe you are like I’ve been and have wasted so much energy and time holding yourself back, feeling not good enough, not perfect enough, and not trusting yourself to take risks.

If this is you, you are like most women who are held back from a lack of confidence and self-doubt.

When I think back at all the hours I wasted worrying about whether I was good enough or comparing myself to others who I thought were better, I cringe!

What a waste of energy when I could have been so productive in my business and doing the good work I was meant to do in the world.

You might watch yourself being afraid to do something until you are 100% sure its right – whatever that is. The problem is, it never feels right enough and no matter how sure you are, there is always someone who will not like it.

The irony is that when you run a business, you have to take risks, experiment, be seen, speak out; all those things that challenge your confidence. Sometimes you have to be messy and “good enough!”

Unfortunately it is a part of our inculturation as females that we we  tend to internalize mistakes, thinking we aren’t smart enough or we are a disappointment to someone.  This can really slow you down because running a business involves “mistakes” every day!  

What I have been teaching entrepreneurs all these years is to be authentic, show up fully in whatever you are doing now, even if you don’t know it’s your real life purpose.

Eventually  everything you do will integrate and make you the amazing person you are.

Be comfortable with yourself, who you are and what you stand for and your strengths will help you attract more clients and be noticed by joint venture partners.

The important thing is to take action and step in fully or your business will stay small and never grow to its potential. 

So, I am going to run a “confidence challenge” to help women to take action and support each other in the process.

I want you all to shine in the world and make your businesses rock and bring in that cash flow you know you deserve!

One thing that does help women is to have a support group!  

I want to end this post with a secret for you! 

The older you get, the easier it is to get past all your self-doubts and other cr__p. Not sure why, but when I turned 60 it all started to melt away. I began to trust my intrinsic wisdom and inner knowing; my strength and power.

Maybe the change in hormones maybe I just didn’t care anymore if I messed up. All I know is most women in my age group experience this shift in their 60s. Maybe we are just warn out from holding ourselves back!

However, you don’t have to wait until then. Everything you do now will support that shift. 

Here are a few questions for you to consider:

1. In what ways do you keep yourself and your business small?

2. If you had super-woman level of confidence what would you do differently right now?

3. If you could substitute your self-doubt for one other thing, what would that be?

4. Can you imagine the freedom that would come from  having less self-doubt and more self-assurance?

I would to hear your responses and join me on July 15th for a free training on:

 Confidence Challenge: For Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Ready to Be Good Enough and Take Action

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Jun 09 2014

Fire-walking to Business Success

Published by kaya singer under Business Success,Clear Your Focus,Overcoming Obstacles

wp8e1c5cffWhere are you now? Where do you want to be?  How are you going to get there?

I’ve been using different versions of these three questions for many years and no matter what, the real juice of the process is in the third part. How will you make this happen?  

There are the easy answers to this, but to get to the much deeper level it’s often about doing a fire walk.

It can mean facing fear, being uncomfortable, making yourself stretch, dealing with your self-doubt and all that good stuff.

Years ago I did one of those fire walks for real that offered me the opportunity to walk over a bed of hot coals. If you’ve never heard of this you might be thinking, “What are you crazy?”

I suppose I was a bit crazy but I also knew that if I could do this, I could do anything! 

We had hours of meditation and chanting and then whomever felt ready went for it.

At the moment I stepped up I was in an altered state (from my regular self-doubt) and I felt, in that clear space of knowing, that I had control over my body and my bare feet wouldn’t get burned.

I had to keep myself in that mindful space for those five steps, chanting and staying tuned inward.  At the end of the path I felt exhilarated because I had proof that this was possible.  

Since then, I know that if can get myself in the right mental space I can overcome my fears and there is nothing I can’t accomplish!

Do you want to experience that as well?  Do you want to know how you can get out of your own way to energize your intentions for your business? So much of what side-tracks you is your wanting to stay safe.

We won’t be doing an actual  fire walk, but we will be doing something very intentional to help you to step into that place beyond the usual obstacles that slow you down.  

http://awakeningsolstice.eventbrite.com

If you aren’t in my local Portland area, I’ll be doing an online version soon so watch this space!

Here are some tips to doing your own fire walk:

1.  Find a place in nature that supports you to be centered and mindful. 
2.  On a piece of paper, using a wide marker, write down some words the symbolize where you are now.
3.  On a second piece of paper write down some words that symbolize where you want to be.
4.  Place the second sheet about ten feet in front of you- on the ground. 
5.  Put the first sheet under your feet.
6.  Notice the space in between and the challenges that would need to be faced in order to walk that ten feet.
7.  Imagine yourself walking on hot coals (without your feet burning) and with each step the challenge and obstacles are burning away. 
8.  In that space, walk the coals and sing, chant, cry, or whatever helps you to stay focused on the outcome and transformation.
9.  When you reach the end, stand solidly on that paper and breath in your new space. 
10. Give gratitude.

 

 

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Jun 05 2014

Into the Fire!

Published by kaya singer under Clear Your Focus,Overcoming Obstacles,Success

kaya300I’m sure you’ve discovered that everything you do in your business helps you to expand into the next level, especially when stuff comes up! Right?

This also happened for me and I am learning to get out of my own way and to step more fully into how and what I am meant to be doing.

I am excited to finally stand in a place where only I can stand and run my business more authentically from that place.

In my case the process began nine years ago when I moved back to America from New Zealand and I began searching for the right mentor to help me with my business. I wanted an older woman entrepreneur who was ahead of me and could model how to do this. I felt someone younger wouldn’t get it.

What I realized is that this person didn’t exist. Very few women in the generation above me were business owners. In 1950-60 women were all homemakers, teachers, or nurses! Of course there were exceptions but it was my generation that changed everything. We broke the mold.

So I woke up recently and realized that I am actually that person who I was searching for. I am the elder now and I have been resisting this identity for the same reason most women dye their grey hair and use wrinkle cream. But we are also re-inventing what it means to be older or elder! Even the right words don’t exist!

So I am coming out- so to speak! I am so excited to invite you to my “maiden” voyage and what better time to do this than Summer Solstice. Just so you know, I will still be offering the same high value support to you solopreneurs, however, it is now becoming even more aligned with who I really am.

And of course, since my deep commitment is to help you, I want to support you to find that place even more fully, in yourself and in your own business.

So,if you are in Portland ( or want to visit) please join me on the evening of Wednesday June 18th.  I know you will love this event and will find it inspiring and powerful.

Read more and register here: http://awakeningsolstice.eventbrite.com

 

One secret I will share:  Although our bodies do change,  creative energy, intuition, and insight becomes way stronger. There was no one to tell me this would happen!

I would love to hear your stories!  How do you feel about running your business when you are 65, 75 or ?
Do you feel you are running out of time?

 

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May 26 2014

Success With a Legacy

PDX lab groupI just completed a wonderful workshop here in Portland, partnering with my own mentor, Andrea Lee.

Here is our Portland group- a wonderful tribe of women entrepreneurs doing great things!

What does success mean to you?” 

Here are a few answers I often hear from my private clients:

I just want some clients!
Enough money to pay my bills
Being able to work from home
Get to $100,000 a year

Not sure where you are in this list but I began from a similar place.

I needed just enough clients to be able to quit my job.
I wanted enough money so I could pay off my credit cards or go on a vacation.
Then I wanted to be able to hire a VA
Be able to fill online seminars
Publish a book

The list goes on but I have reached a point in my business where I have done everything I just mentioned.

I realize I want that elusive next level now. I could happily stay where I am and live a struggle-free life but I want more. 

I want to able to reach even more people and earn multiple 6-figures per year.

It isn’t about the money per se- it’s about a new picture of success that allows for an even higher quality of life and creating a legacy which means doing something that no one else can do!  

I want to have enough cash that I will  not worry about having the best health support and lifestyle when I am 80 or 90. I want organic food- not the stuff  they serve in mainstream assisted living places. 

I want to live surrounded by nature and be part of a community in my later years!

Now that I am 67, I realize I yearn to have more impact and also be a model for women the generation below me.

When I was in my 40’s and 50’s I searched for role models of successful elder women entrepreneurs and they weren’t there. 

I am part of the generation that is doing a lot of things for the first time.

We set the stage for the next group!

People now often do their most profound work  in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Why not?  All that life experience and wisdom is at it’s height and along with that I already  feel confidence I didn’t have ten years ago.

So, I am about to launch a new slant to my business- something that will help me to stand out in that bigger way and do something that only I can do. It is very exciting! And I want your help!

This includes writing a new book.  It get goosebumps thinking about it!

I will be including you in the process for two reasons. One- because you are my community and I will want your excitement and feedback. 

Two- if I’m ahead of you, you might be inspired to do something similar. If I can do it, so can you! I would like nothing more than showing you the steps!

So keep your eye out for a new book, a new awesome program, and more!

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