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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Your community helps you thrive. When you were little did grownups ask what you wanted to be when you grew up? I and many others heard the same question. We got it at school, on the playground, in neighborhood stores, and other places throughout our community.

Early on, the adults who spent the most time with you noticed you were skilled in an area and steered you that way. As you matured, you discovered you had multiple interests but knew your natural talent was driving you towards your “grown-up” job. After following the plan for completing your degree and landing a job, you began new your career.

Making A Change

A few years later and you’re stuck in a rut. Your career is okay, but something is missing. You used to love it, now it’s monotonous and unfulfilling. Thinking about doing it for another 20 years fills you with anxiety. Something has to change!

After some soul-searching, you decide to start a business. Your skills are in-demand skills. You know you can help people.  Your goal – build a successful, profitable, business within one year.

You are excited at the prospect of using your skills to serve others. Spending more time with your children is the biggest bonus of this new venture.

 

finding your community

Finding Your Way

 

Need Direction

While working hard to become an entrepreneur, things have stalled – nothing is working. You’ve invested tons of hours doing research, bought coaching programs to help and put forth a consistent effort. But, it feels like you’re going in circles.

Always proactive you designed your exit plan eight months ago. It turns out your new supervisor is a micromanager, your employee morale is low – you want out ASAP!

You don’t know which way to go. Now you’re discouraged and thinking, “Now what?”

Next step

Wondering

 

Finding A Community

Figuring things out by yourself hasn’t worked. Tired and feeling alone, you’re craving a place to bounce your ideas and get constructive input – you wonder if it even exists?

Don’t despair – the Yes! Women’s Network was created to support you and other women – business owners or not.

Yes! Women’s Network embraces women at the different stages of their lives. It gives them a spot to gather – get support through education, inspiration, giving and the community.

Exhale, then join us at Yes! Women’s Network. We’re waiting for you!

If you’d like to chat or need any help you can find me here.

Pamela

If you’re out with your kids and something breaks or snaps, you find a way to patch it together for the moment. The wrong tools work in a pinch but they’re not a long-term solution. The “putting out fires” approach can become a slippery slope if we reason “I’ll do it just this once” and before long crisis management is our daily mode of operating.

Now that you have a new business you’re the boss. You make a vow to Always Be Prepared. Down the road, you’re feeling frustrated about how things are going – actually Not going. Determined to unravel this mystery, you analyze your activity and make a life-changing discovery.

In your quest to “always be prepared” you went overboard. Looking back, you realize you signed up for WAY too many mailing lists and bought multiple programs that were “a good idea at the time”. The abundance of information has created more confusion than clarity.

Your new revelation was written in neon lights, at least in your mind. You have been using the wrong tools!

It’s the same as making simple household repairs. If you use a wrench, when you need pliers, you can’t get the job done.

Using the Right Tools

Use the Right Tools

Now that you’ve figured out what’s wrong, How do you fix it? You wonder if anyone else has the same struggles since people only seem to share their victories. Instead of trying to figure this out on your own you need a community – other women who’ve been where you are and have come out on the other side.

Introducing Yes! Women’s Network – the brainchild of Sheila J. Davis.

The mission of the network is to support women on the journey to “Discover the JOY of Being You.”

This network was created to support women on their journeys by providing growth, education, inspiration, and community – all in one place.

You may feel alone but you’re not. Your sisters are waiting to meet you.

Remember, we’re stronger together!

Welcome to your new Home!

Yes! Women’s Network

Be sure to say hello when you get to the network. I’m Pamela if you’d like to chat, drop me a note!

 

If you want to learn a new skill the most efficient ways to gain that knowledge or experience are 1) get an instructor who can teach you or 2) work with an industry professional and gain experience as an intern.

Decide which method you prefer, outline your plan, then take the necessary steps to achieve that goal. Just a reminder – before investing your time or money, be sure your future mentor, coach, or trainer’s reputation support his/her claims for success.

Do your research before committing to any partnerships. You’re going to work with this person and good communication is helpful. Even if you value her experience, make sure you are comfortable with your interaction beforehand.

The world wide web is a ready resource, but at times it can have the effect of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you can locate information about most businesses through this online library. By the same token, any “wanna be” coach, or mentor can simply launch a new practice or sell a program without experience by quickly creating a website and marketing her “system”.

Don’t get me wrong, we all start somewhere. But if your future coach can point to her experience and positive results, it builds credibility and makes your decision to say Yes or No much easier.

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Experience builds credibility

 

If the former students of your prospective coach share their positive experiences and outcomes because of her help that further enhances her reputation.

Wondering how to choose a teacher or mentor?

Do your research!
Look for satisfied clients or students before blindly handing over your credit card number. Check out the testimonials on her website. Someone who shares glowing feedback knows, likes and trusts this service provider. You can learn more about her experience and reputation through her current and former clients.

If you’re now convinced she is the right person for you, take the leap and connect with your prospective mentor. But, if there’s still some hesitation, take this next step and…

Do more research!!
Search for people who have shared words of praise about this expert. You can continue making discoveries by visiting their websites. If your prospective coach, mentor or teacher has made a significant impact on this entrepreneur’s business, you may see references to her and links back to her program. If you see this type of “social proof” you’ve probably found a winner!

So remember to:

Do your research!
Spend the necessary time to investigate before investing your time or money.

Do more research!!
Keep exploring until you get answers to your questions.

Wanting to grow and learn is both admirable and natural. But remember to give yourself enough time to investigate up-front so you can save yourself from future regret on the back-end.

Are you searching for a safe place to learn, grow and hang out with other women online?

The Yes! Women’s Network was created with that goal in mind.

See who’s there now.

In the words of Dr. Spock, “Live long and prosper!”

See you soon…
Pamela

Want to chat about how I can help you? Find me here!