You know the feeling. It's Monday. You make it through the morning routine, you sit down at your desk and... nothing. Brain fuzz and overwhelm sets in.
Realisation hits. You have got SO much to do. And only a few hours to do it. What do you work on first? Why? What are you even trying to achieve here? Is this all worth it?!!!!
Let me know if this sounds familiar. You’re in a ton of FB Groups and let’s be honest- you spend a bit of time in there. It’s just so damn interesting reading posts, seeing what challenges other people are having and what they’ve got on the go in their biz!
But sometimes being in Facebook Groups has a big downside. It can make you feel like you’re just not good enough. Other people seem to be doing so well and you’re just not. there. yet.
We had such a wonderful night at the Auckland Christmas party- I've totally decided that 'networking' nights are not for me but parties... well I can do that 😉.
Honestly, this informal way to meet others and actually get to know them and make friendships has served the WE Community so well in the last 12 months. We are getting to know each other as friends and true supporters and that is making a difference in both our lives and in our businesses.
So proud of this crew who come together as women who don't know each other but always hold out their hands and hearts in welcome.
Thank you wonderful women of WE for a fabulous year in 2017, can't wait to see what 2018 brings for us all!
Full set of pics over on FB here
One of the most exciting things to happen at WE since our launch less than 12 months ago! We now have a dedicated online marketplace where our amazing community of NZ women in business can sell and buy from each other!!
Beautiful Business - www.beautifulbusinessnz.com
Tell us about your business. What is the problem that you solve and how do you solve it?
Having a great idea for a new business is a wonderful feeling, but soon turns to frustration and overwhelm if you are not making progress towards your business goals.
As an accountant, I have come across so many business women who either want to launch (and have absolutely no idea how to do it, or what to do first), or have started but have ended up chasing their tail and not making any real progress.
I work with business women who are tired of not gaining traction and together we create a road-map to achieve their business goals.
Do you ever see a brand that really stands out from the crowd and wonder why? What special magic are they using that makes them so remarkable? And how can you get your hands on summa that?!
If you want to be one of those brands then read on because today we're talking three simple things you can do right now to up your branding game.
I'm so passionate about this topic because once I figured this out in my business I went from tentative, shy marketer (who generally felt scared of 'spamming' people) to confident, passionate brand ambassador happy to shout to the rooftops about why my business is different (and better for my target customer) than the rest.
So here goes!
Did you know that:
-According to the NZ government there are over 170,000 small businesses in NZ owned by females?
- That the government also recognises that "women may not have equal access to the opportunities offered by self employment." (NZ Ministry of Women's Affairs)
So you've decided you're ready to take the leap and get that Facebook sales funnel working- wohoo! But there's just one problem.
You log into the Facebook Ads interface and freeze. It looks just a tad overwhelming and all you can see is your precious dollars goin' down the drain...
Are you feeling isolated working from home alone? Or that you are lacking support taking your biz to the next level?
We hold monthly mastermind and networking/ social events for our VIP Members around NZ, and if you live rurally don't worry- we hold them online too.
If you're not a VIP Member yet don't worry- you can come along for a guest visit to see what the meet ups are all about. We're really keen to meet you and your local Team Leader and crew will make you feel welcome.
Simply register below- we'll keep you updated on the next event coming up in your area and how to RSVP!
Register for a guest visiT
The benefits of peer mentoring are real:
- No more 'feeling alone' on your business journey. Lean on your Mastermind group for support and encouragement
- Make meaningful friendships and connections that lead to collaborations and business growth
- Extend your network rapidly and grow the reach of your business by working with your Mastermind team to co promote businesses
- Pick up new skills and knowledge from other members in your group who may be able to offer solutions, connections or tactics to help you solve a business or mindset roadblock
- Start thinking bigger and stretching your boundaries by surrounding yourself with amazing people doing amazing things
Because you're reading this I'm picking you're either thinking about starting an online business or you've done and you're finding it's not quite as easy as some people make it look online right?!
Well, I've done it and today I'm going to share with you a few key tips I learnt along the way- plus some truth bombs about what really has to go down in order for you to start making any sort of serious money with this. The truth hurts ladies so beware!
So you've started your dream business, you're busy trying to 'get the word out there'... and you're finding it's just a little bit harder to than you imagined? The budget is tight, you don't have enough time in the day and the learning curve is so steep it is starting to feel like too... much... hard... work.
All of a sudden, things aren't so fun anymore. This has become serious- your dream, your income and your pride are on the line. The fear of failure is real. So, what do you DO about it?!
One of hardest times you can ever have in business or in life is when you feel totally disconnected from what you are doing. You know the feeling. Things aren't going well. More losses than wins. Constant pressure to do more, earn more. And you just wonder why?
There's been a run of members in The WE Community struggling with these feelings this month- maybe it's the change of season heading into winter? Maybe business is just getting tougher. All of those posts resonate with me so much because I've been there too. And I know to get through it, you have to look to your heart.
Which is exactly what Tara does for people- helps them look inwards to focus on what really matters, and then get results. I love that Tara is so aligned with what she loves and has built a successful business around her passion. Thank you Tara for sharing your story!
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. When we hired our first employee, we had no systems in place. It was the classic 'hire her and hope it sticks' type scenario that can definitely go either way.
The good news was, it did stick, but the bad news was, we did our employee and out business a disservice by not being more prepared. There was a massive missed opportunity there that I don't want you to make if you're thinking about hiring or outsourcing in your biz!
When I first read Denise's biz story I was so impressed by what she was doing in her biz I skimmed over the rest of it. Then I re read it and realised she has 6 children! That is amazing and I am so blown away by what Denise is doing in her business and for our community. Thank you Denise for sharing your story!
We believe every woman has a story to tell and we want to hear yours! It is one of our core values to share our experiences and learn from each other. Your business journey is so valuable to both inspire your peers and help empower others.
If you're not a part of it already I know you'll be wondering "What type of woman loves the WE VIP Members Club? And why?!" Well I could go on forever about how the WE approach to business has changed my life (and how I hope it can change yours too) but hey, it's the Women of WE that make this community so special, and they can tell you best why WE is a great thing to be a part of...
In case you haven't heard already, I have business experience but The WE Network is a whole new thing for me. I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone left, right and centre and learning all over again just how hard it is to start a business.
The most amazing thing about it is that I am growing this new business baby right alongside you as you grow yours. You are seeing the ups and downs and sharing this journey with me, and I never feel alone.
You guys made this such an amazing night and I am so thankful to everyone who was involved! I had a major realisation in the lead up to this event- I was organising a networking event without ever having been to one or hosting an event before! Am I nuts? Urm yup. But I have to say these things are much easier when you have 2,500 high skilled women up your sleeve to call on for help 😂.
Let me tell you a secret. I am not talented when it comes to systems. I am big picture person with creativity, enthusiasm and ideas, but sit me down to map out my processes, and the energy flows from me like the river to the sea 😂. Clearly, I need some help!
Member Case Study: Find out how Yvonne Morrison transitioned from queen of chaos to productivity princess and how you can do the same!
Are you in small business overwhelm? You have so much to do it's hard to focus on just one thing? You spend your time switching from task to task without getting the results you dream of? In this case study Yvonne from The Business Boutique shares with us how she escaped from that very problem, what life is like for her now and we talk about some tools you can use to improve your own productivity.