We had a blast at the Power MOB luncheon last week as we shared about (and rallied for) staying inspired while running a business! For those of you who missed the event, I am sharing the highlights of our conversation, so that you can participate too! Please leave your own responses in the comments below.
1. What are some of your inner and outer resources? How do you regularly stay connected to them?
Responses: Attending Power MOB events to connect with other women, moving my body, doing something for someone else like volunteering, spending time with my family, listening to my inner voice, focusing on my breath…
2. What is your soul food?
Responses: Being of service, connecting with other women, being authentic, cooking, crafting, reading…
3. When you feel stuck in your business, where do you turn?
Responses: To mentors, friends with great perspective, towards another activity that is relaxing, mastermind group, move my body…
4. Which aspects of your business most excite and energize you?
Responses: happy clients, being in the flow, doing my actual job (rather than all the side jobs that go with my business), being creative…
5. What do you stand for and how does your business reflect you?
We didn’t get time for this question in the group. I charge each of you to consider it carefully!
6.. If you were braver, what would you be doing differently in your business?
Responses: Delegating more, letting go of being in control, reaching out (even when it is scary), heart-fully asking for business, taking on that project that both excites and terrifies me…
Tiny Tip List:
*Tend to yourself first. As an entrepreneur, you are your own brand!
*Fuel your inner fire and your business will thrive.
*Get a mentor, even if you never meet them in person.
*Drop or delegate things that drain you.
*Remember you have a body: take deep breaths, move and commit to your own health.
*Keep your business directed towards where you want to go.
*Remember why you do what you do. Yes, the meaning of it all!
Savannah Mayfield is a the mother of two boys and a life coach and freelance writer in Portland, Ore. She is dedicated to women having inner clarity and practicing self nurture. You can find more information about her work at Nurture Life Coaching.