In the four years that I’ve worked every day with entrepreneurs to design meaningful organic content on both their websites and social media, one thing popped up over and over and over again:
“I don’t want my picture on the website.”
“I’ll create that—but let me lose ten pounds first.”
“Let’s just use a stock photo for this post, I don’t need to be in it myself.”
“It will look like I’m bragging if I’m in the video, let’s just showcase my clients.”
I could go on, but you get the idea. Visibility was a major stumbling block in getting quality content created and posted for almost all of my clients.
It was a struggle for me as well. Perfectionism shows up in many different ways, and often it shows up as a result of our not wanting to do the things we feel weakest in—such as public speaking, or being in front of the camera instead of behind. Our expectations of what we should look like, where we should be at in our careers, or what others might think of us if we put ourselves out there keeps us paralyzed. It often happens when we really want to be creating, sharing, and helping others.
My own journey out of paralysis and into action-taking flow only took off when I began to take the lessons on mindfulness and meditation I learned as part of my yoga teacher training and apply them to my work routines.
When I started my day with yoga and mindful meditation, I was able to flow directly into a creative mode without stopping to worry about the things that usually held me back. I was centered, serene, and ready to show up for myself in bigger and better ways.
I brought those revelations to the women in my mastermind, The Intrepid Collective, and they wanted more! We were all hungry for a lifestyle that supported the work we were trying to create. If we nurtured our bodies and our minds in the same holistic way that we were working to nurture our business communications, we learned that things began to fall into place in magical ways.
Amy, one of the members, said it best, “I love the overall flow of the Intrepid Collective. Once a month Learn & Grow sessions; followed by scheduled, intentional co-work time; and then our one-on-ones to answer any specifics. Through our time together, I am more comfortable being visible on social spaces and more authentically intentional about my messages. I am loving the momentum.”
As I took a look at the feedback, and my own journals, it became clear to me that The Intrepid Collective needed a new level—one that offered lifestyle support as part of the weekly offerings, as well as the content creation support. The VIP level was born!
I’m so excited to share this special Mastermind with entrepreneurs who have a mission to connect authentically and make the world a better place for their clients. My heart is full, knowing that my own journey and struggles have led to me being able to forge a path that others can follow—one that might just be a little simpler, clearer, and more fun than my own!