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If traditional networking makes you nervous, try this…

 
partnershipsWhat’s your reaction to the idea of traditional networking? Is it something that fills you excitement, enthusiasm and joy? Something that lights you up and makes you feel as though you’re serving your potential clients in your highest capacity?
 
Yeah, me neither.
 
I’m not saying there’s anything inherently wrong with the way we’re usually taught to network. In fact, it can work really well for a lot of people.
 
But everyone is different; and for many holistic, heart-centered entrepreneurs, networking as it’s traditionally taught just doesn’t seem to resonate.
 
Here are some of the experiences we heart-based entrepreneurs have when we go to business-as-usual networking meetings:

  • Standing in front of a crowded room, nervously sharing about why everyone there should become clients.
  • Awkwardly striking up conversations with people who just seem to be waiting for a pause to start telling you about their business.
  • Struggling to squeeze time into our day to dress up and drive the two-hour trip to GET to the nearest networking event.
  • Feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and as though everyone else we meet there is so much further along than we are.

 
For the reasons above (along with your stomach tying itself repeatedly in knots!), most holistic practitioners and heart-based entrepreneurs avoid networking.
 
So, should you just run the other way the next time you’re invited to a networking event?
 
Well, not exactly.
 
See, it’s not about “networking”, it’s about people. And connections. Real connections.
 
The truth is, connecting with like-minded people is one of the BEST ways to grow your business and attract your ideal clients.
 
And the good news is, you don’t have to do traditional networking in order to connect with like-minded people.
 
One of the things I’ve done to create a successful, sustainable, thriving business over the years (no matter what I was doing… whether it was as a wellness coach, a business coach or now, as an association leader) is to create connections with like-minded people. And it’s not only served me by bringing me the best clients over the years, but also in creating some of my greatest friends in the world….something I never could have imagined.
 
Business friendships can become like the family or friends you always wished you had…. people who really see you for who you are, who get you at a different level and see your truth and purpose in the world.
 
Now. You might be thinking… “But I already DO connect with people in my business. If all I need is connection, why aren’t I getting the clients I need?”
 
It’s a fair question. And the truth is that recognizing your existing connections is an awesome start… However, you need to take two important steps beyond general connection if you want to grow your business:
 

  • Step #1 – discover the secrets of building authentic business friendships: a business friendship is a heartfelt connection between like-minded people who genuinely enjoy supporting each other’s business growth. By helping each other, you can both serve more clients, make more money, and create a bigger difference in the world. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?
  • Step #2 – know where to find those like-minded business friends: It’s important to connect with communities of like-minded people so you can start forming strong relationships. Up until now, many heart-based entrepreneurs have found the process of connecting with other people in business a little hit-and-miss. Where do you find these communities and how do you actually get the support you need once you do?

 
I hope these first 2 steps help you in healing your “traditional networking wounds” and stepping into building lasting, business friendships. If this is article resonated with you, I’m going to recommend that you read on to sign up for an amazing free training that will go even deeper.
 
My friend Jenn August believes passionately that networking doesn’t have to be that way. She’s pioneered a revolutionary new way to network by building one-to-one business friendships in a warm, welcoming, completely safe online setting.
 
To show you exactly how it can work, Jenn’s running a free training webinar at noon on March 20th PST that will teach you:
 

  • How to attract all the clients you need by building one-to-one business friendships.
  • How to truly understand (and communicate!) the value of who you are and what you offer right now.
  • How to network in a way that feels natural and authentic (even if you’re painfully shy).
  • Where to find aligned people who genuinely want to connect with you and help you make your business successful.
  • The connection secrets that grew her own business to six figures (as well as earned her invitations to collaborate with industry superstars like Jack Canfield, Marcia Wieder and Janet Attwood).

 
The webinar is called “How to Attract All the Clients You Need by Building Business Friendships”.
 
Interested? Find out more about Jenn’s free training session here.
 
But trust me: Jenn’s approach is like NOTHING you’ve ever seen before. I don’t use words like “revolutionary” often, but in this case, I think it’s justified.
 
Come along to her “How to Attract All the Clients You Need by Building Business Friendships” training session to see exactly what I mean.
 
RSVP for the training webinar today.

 

Love, Health and Success,

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Are you a wellness professional, holistic health practitioner, coach or other health-minded, heart-centered entrepreneur who wants to learn the business and marketing tools to create lasting success? Get your FREE Wellness Professional’s Success Starter Kit at http://www.iawp-connect.com and jumpstart your wellness practice today. Suzanne Monroe is a Heart-Based Business Mentor and the Founder & CEO of the International Association of Wellness Professionals, where she has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to holistic practitioners and coaches to create thriving businesses through the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification Program.

 

How To Make A Lucrative Career Out of Profound Service

Are you in business because you care deeply about being of profound service in the world?

 

Or are you planning a new business, but wonder if you can make it financially sustainable?

 

You may have a beautiful vision, full of exquisite possibilities… making a positive difference in the world, following your heart and doing what you truly love, making good money, and more…

 

Yet, the disturbing truth is the vast majority of people who take this path wind up struggling.

 

Many goodhearted people get stuck in "survival mode". They have trouble attracting enough clients. They feel overwhelmed by a million things to do, an overflowing email inbox, and conflicting information from all the so called "experts".

 

More often than not, the reality just doesn’t match up with the vision.

 

Can you relate?

 

It makes me angry, because it doesn’t have to be this way!

 

If you’re not already "living your dream", you probably haven’t yet mastered one or more of the 3 critical areas. Let’s look at what they are.

 

But first, I’d like to introduce you to someone who can help…

 

My friend Ryan Eliason has spent the last few decades supporting socially conscious entrepreneurs to sort through information overload, consider all the potential strategies, and focus in on what really works.

 

In the past few years, nearly 50,000 people from 60 countries have been through his training programs. Many of them have found their way out of struggle and into profound success.

 

His programs are popular because he gives more tangible guidance and value in his FREE programs than many "experts" give in their paid programs.

 

By the way, he’s doing a new training which you can participate in from the comfort of your home, at the convenience of your own schedule.

 

If you’re ready to turn things around, and put yourself on the path to success, please go here now and RSVP at no cost for The 2014 Visionary Entrepreneur Training

 

Now, onto the 3 areas you must master…..

The 3 Critical Area you must master to Live Your Dream and Change the World

I asked Ryan to explain, in the simplest terms possible, what the 3 areas are that people need to master in order to live their dream as a Changemaker and make a big difference with their work.

 

Here’s what he said:

 

    1. 1. Mindset or Inner Game
    2. 2. Client Attraction
    3. 3. Time Mastery

     

    Area #1: Mindset / inner game…

    Here’s a secret Ryan’s learned through coaching thousands of clients. Your mindset is probably THE most critical factor determining whether or not you’ll be successful in business or with making a positive impact in the world.

     

    In fact, he estimates that success in business is roughly 90% psychological, and only 10% technical.

     

    Area #2: Client attraction…

    Client attraction is one of the most talked about and least understood aspects of business. Most people will tell you that successful marketing comes from persuading people through impressive web pages, presentations, videos, blogs, email newsletters, social media, sales letters, advertisements and more.

     

    However, these marketing methods are actually surface level tactics. They can end up being gigantic time and money wasters without the right fundamental approach to client attraction and enrollment.

     

    Here’s the reality… you’ll have all the clients you could possibly want when you learn how to genuinely connect with and serve your potential clients.

     

     

    Area #3: Time mastery…

    Finally, if you haven’t mastered your time you’ll end up unfocused, distracted, overworked and tired at the end of the day, without much in the way of results to show for all your work.

     

    Let’s face it, a business owner’s To Do list is at least 100 times as long as the typical employee’s. That means you need to be 100 times more skilled at implementing the correct priorities, while ignoring the abundance of distractions and bright shiny objects.

     

    Are you ready to get these three critical areas handled?

     

    If so, I invite you to Register at the link below for Ryan’s complimentary training:

     

    The 2014 Visionary Entrepreneur Training

     

    By the way, this training is not another one of those "bright shiny objects" that will distract you from what you really should be focused on.

     

    It will help you focus on the fundamentals of success. These are THE most important things to focus on, no matter what stage you’re at in your business.

     

    And go ahead, post your comments on the blog and let us know which of the 3 areas you’re working on or need support with!

     

    Health, Love and Success,

     

     

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    Are you a wellness professional, holistic health practitioner, coach or other health-minded, heart-centered entrepreneur who wants to learn the business and marketing tools to create lasting success? Get your FREE Wellness Professional’s Success Starter Kit at http://www.iawp-connect.com and jumpstart your wellness practice today. Suzanne Monroe is a Heart-Based Business Mentor and the Founder & CEO of the International Association of Wellness Professionals, where she has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to holistic practitioners and coaches to create thriving businesses through the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification Program.

     

Truth-Telling In Your Business

dreamstime_xs_30479070This time of year we tend to focus on gratitude. I love gratitude practices. Gratitude in your business can help you focus in on what is going well in your business, instead of getting caught up in what isn’t going well (which is easy to do if you’re struggling to find clients, build your business or just feel completely lost some days.) But today I want to share another powerful practice that is a “sister” to gratitude. It’s what I call “Truth-Telling”.
 
Before I tell you about truth-telling and how to use it in your business, I want to tell you about a friend of mine who I have watched over the past year step more and more into her truth and share it with the world. Her name is Tanya Paluso and I have watched as Tanya has reported from the trenches: deep, vulnerable and authentic sharing about what it means to be a woman, an entrepreneur and a business leader. Tanya has inspired me to be more in my truth and I have respect and gratitude for her raw and real leadership. Tanya just wrote a book and you can learn about it here.
 

Gratitude and truth-telling share some similarities. They both bring you into the present moment. Both help you to see what’s beautiful in your life and business (even if things feel ugly). And both gratitude and truth-telling help you to extend beyond your own circumstances and think outside yourself. So if you’re caught up in your own woes about what isn’t working, stopping to practice gratitude or speaking your truth can have you flip the switch on your mindset and notice what is working.
 
While gratitude is usually specifically about giving thanks, truth-telling is a little more bold. It requires you to speak your truth in times of both “good” and “bad”. To sometimes say the truth when it’s not so pretty. To even be willing to speak the truth out loud when it’s not something you feel very grateful about. Let’s face it, sometimes we’re afraid to say the ‘bad’ out loud because we think we’ll get more of it. By ‘bad’, I simply mean what we perceive as bad, usually our own fears about what isn’t working or how things should be or what you are really afraid about. But what if you were to speak your fears, no matter what they look like?
 
The reason we’re afraid to truth-tell our fears is that we’ve been taught that focusing on what we don’t want can attract more of what we don’t want. Let’s stop right here. I’m big on manifesting, but I want to be clear that I don’t believe manifesting means ignoring or shutting down your fears. What I’ve learned through the years of owning my own business (and quite frankly being on the biggest spiritual journey of my life because of it), is that choosing not to speak your fears will not make them go away. Instead, they’ll just hide underneath the surface, growing bigger and bigger, and you can’t cover them up with any amount of gratitude or positive thinking.
 
Too often in the attempts to be positive, express gratitude and attract the life we desire, we run away from things we’re not grateful for or are even afraid of. We try to forget about them….hoping that if we ignore our fears, they won’t manifest. But it doesn’t work. What does work is bringing those little, nagging “secret” fears and shining a big, bright light on them. Like this: “Hello there fear! I see you hiding under there. Time to come out! So, what do you want to say to me?”
 
It sounds simple. But by speaking to your fears like this, you get to hear what the fear has to say. Then you can respond with the truth.
 
When we bring our fears about our business or our life to the surface, we get to experience something really powerful. We get to see how they are just fears and that with a little attention and love, they usually do melt away.
 
A little story about truth-telling in action….On a training call awhile back I remember one of our program participants, Rachel, sharing a very vulnerable story about her challenge in choosing a niche. For quite some time she had been putting her work out there as a Wellness Coach without much result. She was very reluctant to claim that she could help any one group of people. When she went through the niche exercises we were doing during the program, she knew that her niche was helping abused women. Reason is, she had been abused. It was a very sensitive topic and a very emotional one for her. Though she had done her own healing work around this, she was afraid that if she were to share this with others, would it really matter to them? Would anyone listen to her and did her story really matter?, she wondered. So instead of looking at her fear of sharing her work in this way, she just kept ignoring the fear. Through some coaching and digging deeper together to bring out her fear, we discovered that underneath her fear was actually a big, bright, beautiful truth: that if she didn’t share this information, she would be doing a true disservice to the women waiting to hear from her. Rachel was so glad she had finally let the “fear out of the bag”. She decided to be bold and tell the truth about her story so she could help more women be empowered.
 
Telling the truth in your business requires you to be bold. It can feel scary. But when you take this empowered step, you open yourself up in a new way. Doing this in your business can allow you to be more authentic, tap into your true purpose, attract clients in alignment with your mission or just feel more free.
 

So where do you need to do some truth-telling in your business? You can even share below in the comments if you’re feeling bold!

 
And if you’re hungry to be supported in truth-telling and being more authentic, vulnerable and open, then be sure to check out my friend Tanya Paluso’s new book Open Your Heart. While the book is specifically for women, I think evolved men will benefit too! Tanya’s story is compelling, inspirational and empowering for all women. She uses her own experience to pave the way for women to step into this new type of leadership that will change the world, where women lead their own lives from a place of truth. Tanya is giving away a free copy of her book to anyone in the IAWP Community that joins her 21 days to receiving program!
 

Learn about the book here.

 
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What you’ll get from this book:

  • The power of sisterhood in making your dreams come true and how to be authentic
  • The importance of partnership with men in the new paradigm and how to open your heart despite being burned in the past
  • 13 aspects of the new feminine including how to forgive, let go and speak your truth
  • An accompanying Playbook (instead of a “Work” book) to apply all of the lessons to your own life
  • This book will change how women relate to themselves, one another and the world. I hope you join me in being part of this movement of new generation feminine leaders!

 

Learn about the book here.

 

Health, Love and Success,

 

Want to use this article in your ezine, newsletter or website?

You’re welcome to share this article as long as you include the following, complete blurb with it:

Are you a wellness professional, holistic health practitioner, coach or other health-minded, heart-centered entrepreneur who wants to learn the business and marketing tools to create lasting success? Get your FREE Wellness Professional’s Success Starter Kit at http://www.iawp-connect.com and jumpstart your wellness practice today. Suzanne Monroe is a Heart-Based Business Mentor and the Founder & CEO of the International Association of Wellness Professionals, where she has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to holistic practitioners and coaches to create thriving businesses through the IAWP’s Wellness Coach Certification Program.