The Power of Being in Person {Get Offline for Online success}

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 Karen Wightman from Creative Yogis and Sacred Womens Business joined forces to present a professional development workshop for East Lismore Pre-School Teachers

 

Have you been spending too much time hiding out behind your computer lately?

It seems there’s always so much you can do in cyberspace. Precious minutes, hours, days and weeks can slip by so quickly.

Whilst I love coaching and supporting online businesses, there’s one thing that often gets overlooked in the online business building process.  The power of being in-person can never be underestimated as a powerful way to grow and expand in your business.

Although it can be fabulous to stay in your pajamas and work from home, there’s real isolation that happens when there is an online focus.

Nothing beats a warm, human hug.

Nothing quite beats connecting in person, hearing, seeing, feeling and experiencing the nuances of a real life person.

Even if you are more introverted than extroverted like me, stepping out from behind your computer to meet people can be a powerful catalyst for bringing fresh energy into your life and business.

Women were the gatherers in hunter-gatherer societies.

We worked alongside each other in the fields, sharing stories and babies, enjoying connection and collaboration whilst working our booties off.

Whilst the internet has bought amazing opportunities for women to connect and collaborate across the globe and shrink the barriers to work from home. It also has the potential to disconnect us.

The thing is, growth in business happens through real, authentic and genuine relationships. It’s possible to foster genuine and heart-felt connection through online relating, but it’s important to balance this out with some offline connection too.

When I reflect on how my coaching practice has grown, more than half the clients I have coached in the past 3 years have been people I’ve met in person.  Many of them have been students in my workshops, or have been at my speaking gigs or classes, or in groups I’ve facilitated or circles I’ve been part of. Some have been old school friends or work colleagues and friends too. I am deeply grateful for the clients who have come into Sacred Women’s Business both from the offline and online space. One thing is certain, I honestly don’t think my online presence or business could have grown without the offline work that I do alongside it.

It’s tempting to want to hide out sometimes but growth happens beyond your comfort zone and hiding behind the computer can sometimes be another way of not showing up, not embracing the edges of your visibility and the soulfully unlimited potential that comes with being in-person.

This week, I’m challenging you to step out from behind your screen.  Even if it just involves meeting someone for chai, go forth and connect dearest one!

If you’d like some concrete ways of getting more visible (and vulnerable) I’d also love to invite you to be a part of the Ausmumpreneur Network’s May Challenge – ‘Get Visible and Vulnerable.’

You can join the network and find out more about the challenge right here!

Have a brilliant week and enjoy your real –life hugs!


A lovely meet up at Torakina café Brunswick Heads, instigated by Business Manifestor’s Club FB group creator and champion hugger Keri Kaplan-Norley. Thanks for bringing us cyberspace buddies together Keri!


B-school meet up at #TheFarm Byron Bay. What a lovely group of local B-schoolers who share the travails of entrepreneurship and couldn’t wait to get out from behind their computers! The lovely Chara Caruthers at the back organised this one. I was super stoked to speak about my book and humbled by the fact that the amazing Bronnie Ware (author of the ‘Five Regrets of the Dying’) bought a copy of my book too. Thanks girls – can’t wait for the next one!


Photo: East Lismore Pre-school invited my bestie Karen Wightman (#CreativeYogis) and I to do a joint workshop exploring our passions  for their professional development pupil free day. It was a dream come true for me to share my love of the tools for sustainability at work for women who give too much, alongside my experienced kids yoga teacher extraordinaire and friend, who explored mindfulness tools for kids.  We celebrated afterwards by walking the backstreets of Lismore CBD in search of decaf lattes with one sugar. #becausecoffeeaddiction #becausewewantedto


p.s: My friend Kathryn Hocking is running a free webinar and opening up spaces in her epic ‘eCourse Launch Formula’ course this week. If you’d like to join in the fun and finally get your ecourse out there, you can join the webinar on May 4 here!


If you’d like to just head straight to the sales page, the course opens on May 4 and you can sign up here until May 27th

pps: Check out my Heart Your Life ecourse, created with Kathryn’s awesome guidance here: http://bit.ly/22b8aCW Stay tuned for details of how you can win a copy of Heart Your Life valued at $247.

Please note the link to Kathryn’s scholarship application is an affiliate link which means that if you are to make a purchase from Kathryn in future, we may or may not receive a commission. We only promote goods and services we have directly benefited from or experienced massive benefits from, or have investigated thoroughly.  Please don’t hesitate to let me know at sacredwomensbusiness@yahoo.com.au if you have any queries or concerns.


SPECIAL EVENT:
Attention all Creatives and
Consultants in Business…

Sacred Women’s Business is so looking forward to being a keynote and workshop presenter at this year’s Artful Business conference.

This event is a business conference with a difference. It focuses on creating, building and maintaining a creative business in an artful and authentic way. It’s a business conference for the non-business minds, for the heart-centred entrepreneurs and for the right-brainers amongst us.

Let’s face it, so many of us spiritual entrepreneurs fit into this category right?

The Artful Business Conference is a 2-day conference which will be hosted in Melbourne.

Dates:
28th & 29th May
Rydges Hotel
Melbourne City

If you are a small business owner who thinks outside the box, a creative, an entrepreneur, if you know you have something wonderful to offer the world, then this event is for you!

Make sure you come and say “Hi”. You can attend virtually if you can’t make it in person. For all of the juicy details visit: http://bit.do/ArtfulLisa

Lisa Fitzpatrick

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