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Build Your Brand in 5 Minutes

I am looking to build my brand a little and have been working on a new program with any ounce of spare time (this week, there hasn’t been much free time). This is something as a business owner we are asked to do from time to time.

Because I find it so incredibly helpful, I thought I would share one of my favorite exercises. What I love about it is it helps me to develop my brand in less than 5 minutes.

The exercise asks you to set aside 5 minutes of your time and to be very lean in the words you use. This task of limiting the words you use, helps to fine tune your understanding of your business.

So, once you have 5 minutes set aside, being to think of how you would answer the following question with free association using ONLY ONE WORD. The first word that comes to mind, even if it makes no sense right now, might be incredibly helpful later on, so don’t throw it away.

(you might want a piece of paper and crayon, pencil, pen, marker… you get my point, as well.)

And if you are like me and tend to break “rules,” try limiting yourself to no more than 3 word phrases.

Now, you might find it doesn’t take 5 minutes, that’s okay too. Answer the question several times and see if you can find a new way to talk about your offering, without using lots of words.

The question:

“What do you do?”

Effective Dreaming: A Bedtime Journey

March 19, 2015 at 8PM EST

For this evening session, we will look at how to harvest information from the subconscious and use it to bring clarity to the inner voice. This month we will explore the dance between shadow and light.

This call is for you if you:

  • Want to connect with your purpose
  • Know you are meant to do something important with your life
  • Feel confused or overwhelmed with where to begin
  • Need direction for a change in your life
  • Believe in the power of intention

The call will be 60 minutes and details will be sent at least 24 hours before the call.

 

Because I believe you are perfect and fully ready to embrace what spirit wishes you to manifest in life –

I am offering this month’s call FREE!

 

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Birthing the Business Owner

a Spiritual Approach to Business Administration

In my series I take you through the elements of nature and how they connect to areas in business administration. Because I feel deeply called to share my work with healers and other business owners who are also on a spiritual journey, I am offering one more class series at a pay what you can fee schedule, starting in late February 2015.

If you want to understand how you can manage your business as a spiritual practice and embrace the birth of your business as a sacred rite of passage, this class is for you.

Want to be “better at the business” part of your business? Join me for this unique chance to learn the basics of managing a small home based business!

Perhaps you are wondering if you have a business or a hobby, and want to know more about what a new business endeavor might mean. Birthing the Business Owner is ideal for those considering the leap into self employment or have been struggling with really moving to the next phase.

This heart centered business course looks at how to navigate the logistics of administering a business as well as how to move through financial energy blocks!

Topics will include:

  • Understanding your business

  • What should you know about running a business

  • How you can stay spiritual, ethical and financially sustainable

  • Budget Basics

  • Tools for success in a mobile world

  • Marketing without selling your spirit

  • And more!

Classes take place every other Thursday evening at 8PM EST and will run between 60-90 minutes on the following days:

  • March 11, 2015
  • March 18, 2015
  • March 25, 2015
  • April 1, 2015
  • April 8, 2015

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I had a fantastic time offering my first class series and I am ready to offer it again! What I discovered is if you want to understand how you can manage your business as a spiritual practice and embrace the birth of your business as a sacred rite of passage, this class is for you.

Want to be “better at the business” part of your business? Join me for this unique chance to learn the basics of managing a small home based business, while also embracing life as a spiritual journey.

The next time I offer the course the tuition $250, but the January series is a “pay what you can heart offering.” This means I am asking you to pay what you can freely, but will feel like an investment in your work.

My hope by doing this is you will love the course and want to share my work with people!

Click here for more information or to register today!

Dear Universe – Are you ready for growth?

Dear Universe,

I am open to receiving the next source of financial sustainability and personal growth. Ideally, it will fill my being with unbridled passion and help me to manage my household budget with abundant ease. Additionally, while working with amazing heart-centered souls, I will also have a flow of free time so that I might enjoy the pleasures of my life and gifts of my children’s youth.

This direction and manifestation will bring me to serve in this lifetime my highest purpose.

Bring me to clarity; bring financial and joyous opportunity to me; allow me to be supported by the divinity of all through the work I do in this world.

May my spirit serve to bring your vision into this world by the work I do and the people I meet. May my financial success be in alignment with my service to my community. May my vision be your vision.

Bless me with courage and humility. Bless me with abundance of joy, service, and financial stability. Bless me with all I need to be in this moment of existence right now.

I am ready to be held by, cared for and directed by spirit.

In service,

Alisa

There it is — a simple (or is it) request to the universe to provide me with all that is necessary to be in service to my life.

I recommend this exercise, it is a simple way to align yourself closer to the path. You can begin to see what is possible, what is reasonable, and what will awaken the passion.

It requires you to be willing to meet the growth with an open heart, as spirit comes full force at times. The trust of surrender can be scary, especially when it comes to business and finances. This part of our identity is not separate from our faith or connection with spirit. At the heart of faith is the belief we will be provided for by spirit (or goddess, life, god, universe, … you pick the word that fees right for you). Even without belief in a “god,” we still need to believe that we can be provided for with work, opportunity or our community.

The greatest business strategy you can invest in, is to trust that you deserve to be provided for, because you are divinely perfect and worthy of this support.

 

What’s your worth

I work a lot with clients who don’t understand how much they are really worth. There are many reasons for this but primarily I think it has to do with 3 main reasons:

  1. We hold stories about being “not good enough” which are basically erroneous.
  2. No one showed us how to figure it out.
  3. We forget what we would be willing to pay for something we wanted or needed.

The first recommendation I make to my clients often includes “shopping” for something they want and assessing if getting a good deal or getting a solid reliable service or product is more important to them. The reality is a good product/service is worth every cent.

Next I ask them to think of what they would be willing to actually pay for it. Really. Not your offer, rather someone else’s service or product. Why would you pay this? What do they offer you don’t? What is the same?

These are good steps in helping you to determine your “worth” – at least in the market!

The final quick recommendation I suggest, is finding a venue for working through the emotional barriers to success. This is a foundational need to any successful business, so prioritize it. It could be talk therapy, energy work, self-care, support groups, business coach, … Find something that calls you to be your highest self and go from there!

Time to Dream

I have been going none stop since I had the vision to create the Wild Dreamer business model, completely charged with the excitement I have for possibility. In reality I have always been one to work hard and play hard, but have found a kinder way to move through life in the past year.

So, when I found myself grinding my teeth and rubbing my eyes in order to get one more jobs done, I decided to just stop. I have come to understand the difference now between riding the charge from inspiration and muddling through the process just to finish the task. Both have a place, but the truth is I am not in a sprint here. This is my life’s work, which means I can take time to cultivate it just so if I need to.

However, my old habits of “suffering to succeed” sometimes trickle back into my work flow, causing me to forget this new pace and model of operating. You see, in order to be a dreamer you need time to dream. It is that simple.

So, instead of chasing the last word or budget analysis, I move now into the dreamscape where I shall dance with the mystery of my life’s work.

Do you make time to dream? To remember the joy and ease of your passion?

 

Be a Dreamer

Welcome Wild Dreamers!

Your visions and dreams for our world are needed NOW!


This is not just some ploy to pull you into a marketing scheme. Really. Right now our world needs new, seemingly wild ideas and inspirations. We need people, like you, who have been sitting quietly, observing the nature of our world.

You, who has been dreaming and praying for a collective activation.

So how do we bring your visions to life?

Perhaps you are moving through the old stories of “not enough” or are navigating the struggle of time and space “how do I fit it all in?” What do you need in this moment to find your enough, time and space to cultivate your dreams?cropped-New-Image.jpg

My first recommendation is always to make a date with yourself. A real date, not just a block of time, but something special and with just you.

For some of us, this will be a hike or trip to the spa, for others, this will be a movie or dinner. Or maybe some time on a swing. Even still, for some of us it might be using the bathroom, with the door closed and someone tending to the children.

I cannot define special for you, but the key is for you to have as much time for yourself as you can, without causing stress. Start small if you need to and work from there.

When I started out doing this, my dates were hour long trips to the pharmacy. I would walk about the isles of makeup, lotion, band aids and seasonal items a little confused. However, soon I found myself going for walks or sipping tea while daydreaming. Eventually, I found the inner and community resources to manifest a weekend away. It was delightful.

This time with yourself is critical, the slowing down gives space for you to hold your vision for the world in your mind, long enough to really understand the scope of what spirit/goddess/god/inner passion/ancestors/(you pick the phrase), is asking of you right now.

Being a conduit for collective work requires us to pause and hear the messages, which are often swept aside in the buzz of our lives: work, school, family, friends, community, politics, social justice… and so on.

My second recommendation is to find your cheerleaders. Doing our work in the world means we need people who believe in our vision. Don’t waste your time trying to convince people to get on board. I think of the quote:

If you build it, they will come.

It is true. When we stay connected to ourselves and our dreams, our team will come running to find us. It is like we are beacon of global vibration in the collective consciousness, unique to our own calling.

We cannot count on others to receive the same messages we are given, because they have their own gifts and work in this world. I like to think of a clock, the kind with springs and cogs, which requires many parts in the system to keep time.

So stay true to who you are in vision, collaborate but don’t lose your voice or defer your message, because your vision is a gift to our world.

That is all for now Wild Dreamers, check back soon for more or join my mailing list to have my blog dropped into your inbox!

Until we meet again.

 

 

 

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