Mindset for Entreprenuers
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…
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…
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 …
Divinely Inspired Words for Creative Entrepreneurship
Christmas (2020) My BFF sent me a book of poetry by John O’Donohue (whom I adore) and one of his musings, “For the Artist At The Start of The Day”, has inspired me to share.
All creative endeavors (including entrepreneurship) require resolve and commitment to venture into the unknown realms of possibility.
May these words refresh your creative soul...
“For the Artist At The Start of The Day” ~ by John O’Donohue
May morning be astir with the harvest of night;
Your mind quickening to the ero…
Permission to Seek Help In Your Business
I wrote the journal entry you’re about to read back in 2017. At the time I was working to build other people’s businesses. I was working (a lot), facilitating, coaching, teaching, marketing, and filling workshops and trainings for other practitioners. I was also broke. Exactly 9-months after I wrote that journal entry, my book, “The Business of Coaching with Horses” was published and I launched a new path of service, my own business. Because I gave myself permission to use my own words!
First, Do No Harm
FIRST, DO NO HARM
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 majority of us equine-inspired practitioners are not medical doctors, the tenant of “First, do no harm” is a foundational principle for how to hold our work sacred, care for our clients, and even conduct our business and marketing!
So many ‘soulful-service’ providers cringe at the prospect of marketing. They just can’t shake the image…
The Dalai Lama's Perspective
It’s not who you are that holds you back,
it’s who you think you’re not.
– Author Unknown
When you are an entrepreneur you are putting yourself up on your own pedestal. Oh, I know that might have made your hackles go up, but hang in there. It’s not a pedestal of public or self-adoration. You are stepping out into an arena of other transformational service providers and saying to the world, “I have something special that will change your life!” If you do not somehow rise up, show up, and st…