design, Life

The Lost Process of Ironing

Does anyone iron anymore? Picking out cotton fabric or dry fit clothing is easy. There are high powered steamers and settings on dryers to eliminate wrinkles.

Do you iron? If you do iron, how do you iron? Who taught you how to iron? Was that person patient with you? Did you know that your ironing sensei passed on a process of highest achievement?

On Sundays, I’ve been ironing my son’s shirts for church. I start with the collar. Next are the front panels along with the plackets. I continue the back of the shirt. Finally, I finish with both sleeves. The left front panel seems to have a wrinkle in it every time I iron. The process has a gap, but it is quickly smoothed out.

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I learned the process from my sensei, my mother, and I can’t remember the first time I ironed. I must have been young because it’s ingrained in me. My mother would sew dresses for weddings or events for her clients, and I would iron out the puckered material. Anyone can be efficient when you have 14 dresses to iron in a few hours.

I was thinking of many processes that are lost due to technology or innovation. Like the process of talking to people for the sake of talking to people. My husband is comfortable going up to people and asking anything about them. The art of conversation and the process of getting to know someone is not prevalent in this world. Did we learn to have a conversation with Youtube videos, our parents, or our friends? Are we a century away from having meaningful connection without an agenda or achieving a goal?

What other processes are being lost?

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business, Life

When We Let our Fire Burn Out

Has anyone ever felt stagnation in their business or complacency with growth in themselves?  Did you feel like something or someone is holding you back, but you can’t pinpoint the exact reason?  Are you part of an organization that can’t increase their members or customer base?

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A dangerous part of groupthink happens when participants say “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” When you are on your own and had a taste of success, you are overconfident. Leaders and entrepreneurs have a perilous thought that people will be trampling in to buy their products or use their services. People think that the good times will keep going and fill up the slow times. Business owners don’t understand why they did not get any new customers. Organizations and churches do not grow. I’ve been in restaurants that had long lines of people when they first opened.  The same restaurants now have a handful of customers.

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I’ve been there. I’m in it and slowly crawling out of this abyss.  I should have hustled during the good times and followed up with potential customers.  I depended on a few eggs when I should have cracked the whole dozen.  No matter how many motivational videos I look at, I need to assess quickly, plan and implement.  Challenge appears. Pivot.  Overconfidence. Reassess the plan. Stagnant growth. Create.  Being proactive is necessary. There is no down time when you are an entrepreneur.

Imagine if we had that mantra with every aspect of our life or our world?  No downtime in creating peace. No down time when we need to rid the ocean of the plastic islands forming. No downtime when we are advocating for our children’s education and safety. No downtime when we stoke our fires with our partner in life. Do not let your fire burn out.  I promise to keep mine burning.

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business

Where My Peeps at? (Support for the Biz)

I ask my family and friends to like and share my events and my business.   I ask my clients to write a testimony on their mastermind groups or my talks.  In business, it’s a lot of asking. Keep plugging away, keep my business at the top of people’s mind, and keep going.

pexels-photo-273222.jpegI’ve been in business since November.  I was at my highest high when I ran 6 mastermind groups, had 5 coaching clients, 2 trainings, and spoke at 2 events in one week. This was amazing!!! I’m an ENFP! I couldn’t come down from the clouds. I made a little money with my jewelry business and got interest in the online clothing business. I also signed on to a natural mental health wellness company to help my son and have a better memory for myself.

Now I am at my lowest low.  I have no new mastermind groups, no new coaching clients, and have not spoken at events for weeks.

I know it’s all about the hustle and I was banking too much on a few clients when I should have been reaching out to more people. I need to rewind and go back to the basics and reset my 90-day plan.  Market, network, and ask.

I’m asking you to like and share my page, and if you like any service or product I have provided, please write a testimony.

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business, Life

Dream Solid

When you dream, I hope you dream solid. When you dream solid, your dreams are before you; your goals are there waiting for you on the other side of valleys and mountains. When you dream, I hope it’s what you want, what you are willing to work for, and what you are living every moment of every day. I hope you see the steps you take, the failures that will happen, and the satisfaction that a dream brings to a person when they have worked at their dream 99% of their lives.

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When I dream of speaking and share stories of wonder, loss, and hope, I would see a sea of people and their reaction to each nuance of an anecdote. I also dream hearing their laughter as the group participates in the crazy activities I present. In the dream, I see people’s heart change a little as they reflect on their life. I dream that the words coming from my mouth has helped people approach others with a bit of kindness. I dream that people put a forward action into their world beyond their limiting beliefs.

For people who don’t know your dreams yet or have a dream and need a dream strategist, I am here for you.

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