The Secret Formula
We are all such complex people with multi-layered lives and experiences. It’s hard to share everything that we are, have been or want to be through a blog post, newsletter, or even a book.
I’m not suggesting that we have to (or that I even want to), but I’ve learned who we are, our personal essence is a vital element in the success of our businesses.
Years ago, I believed that I had to have all the right answers in order to help someone. And if I didn’t, I felt like a fraud. I didn’t feel s…
Partnering with a Facility
We've been discussing partnerships recently.
In this post, we’re going to explore ways to partner with other facilities. There are practitioners who run very successful programs with no barn of their own. And, on the flip side, if you have an underutilized facility, there are opportunities to part…
Selecting a Great Program Horse
In this A little bit o’ Biz Wiz… I thought it would be fun to look at some best practices on selecting great program horses! I’ve mentioned before that even though we know equine-assisted learning can work (miracles) for most anyone, not everyone is interested in participating. Similarly, although any breed of horse, regardless of their background can do this kind of work with humans, it doesn’t mean they are ALL interested in participating in our programs.
How to Share the Financial Pie
Over the years I have experienced my own frustrations and misunderstandings in joint ventures (I learned from every one of them), and I have coached many practitioners through similar frustrations as well as helped set them up for success in order to avoid those frustrations and misunderstandings in the first place!
In this A little bit o’ Biz Wiz… I’m going to share some ‘best practices’ for partnering with other practitioners as well as a simple formula for equitable financial-pie sharing. Be…
If Wishes Were Horses… Would You Ride?
Are you familiar with the saying, “If wishes were horses beggars would ride?” I remember playing that over and over in my head when I was a kid, trying to reason what that meant.
Of course, now I know it means that everyone has wishes (and hopes and desires) and that the saying implies that wishes are actually hard to fulfill.
I was contemplating our cultural beliefs around money when I started thinking... What IF wishes were horses – would the beggars actually ride them?
A Culture of Awareness In Your Business
The author Joan Didion is quoted as saying, “I write to know what I think.” I LOVE this awareness from her. As an author, writing is her ‘medium’ of self-expression and her way of coming to understand the world, humanity, herself.
Whatever it is you DO in your day-to-do life is your form of self-expression that informs what you THINK!
Consider how working with horses has lit up your understanding of ‘energy’, relationships, communication, leadership, healing, centeredness, and conscious aware…
Equine Assisted Healing Emerging as a Mainstream Modality
Equine “assisted” development is finally blossoming into what I believe is the ‘season of success’ for practitioners of personal, professional, mental, and spiritual development!
It’s been nearly 20 years since the first publications of the efficacy and seemingly miraculous accountings of personal transformations and expanded awareness through equine-inspired experiences. Most people who have such an experience will share that it was one of the best learning opportunities of their life, and y…
Making Marketing Less Cringe Worthy and More Soulful
It is often said that the exact phrase "First do no harm" (Latin: Primum non nocere) is a part of the original Hippocratic oath. Although the phrase does not appear in the AD 245 version of the oath, similar intentions are vowed by, "I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm". The phrase "primum non nocere" is believed to date from the 17th century. (Wikipedia)
Although the majority of us equine-inspired practitioners are not medical doctors, the tenant of “First, do no harm” is …
Empathy and Boundaries in Your Business
It’s imperative as facilitators, coaches, and soulful service providers that we tend to our empathic health with boundaries that allow for compassion and understanding without depleting our own resources.
When you learn to utilize empathy with strong boundaries you will actually be able to do more with less energy!
If you are a soulful service provider, chances are you have great empathy for the feelings and the plight of others. Which can be a blessing and a curse.
The blessing of empathy is…
The Fraud Factor Phenomenon - Imposter Syndrome in Your Business
I have been having a lot of conversations lately about ‘the fraud factor’ in being seen as an expert in your business.
Today I want to share my contemplations about the Higher-Self vs. false-self/ego and the fraud factor phenomenon…
This phenomenon often occurs in the beginning stages of launching your business, but it can also re-occur when we are in the process of up-leveling our business or expanding our area of expertise. Basically, anytime we are claiming a new space or way of presenting …