Welcome to a brand new year. I am excited a pumped but at the same time. I am not going into this year thinking that just because the dates of the year have rolled over that things will be just back to normal.
But instead, I am going to embrace the opportunities that come before me and do the best that I can with them. Not asking God to take them away, but to ask the Holy Spirit for the wisdom of how to navigate so I can learn and grow into a better vessel for God in all that we do.
We are just four weeks out from the cut date that our tickets close for the conference, it’s coming around fast!! Exited much! To avoid not getting a bed and to not miss out on the conference I encourage you to get your ticket purchased now to save your spot!
This also means we are 6 weeks away from launching CWIL! Holy Moly, don’t panic.
When God gave me the word that I needed to expand my tent to allow growth for CWIB and CWIL I decided to do a couple of things and I hope that this encourages you in your Esteem if God’s ask you to take it up a noch in your business to this year.
I have to admit, it was when I was feeling really worn out and was deciding whether to go on or not that God told me it’s time to expand. At a point where I felt like I had given CWIB all I had.
That’s the turning point also where CWIL start to perk her head up and I knew it was time to start working towards our sister arm too.
It’s always when we’re in moments of despair where these things come out.
And so I looked at what I was really worn out with doing, because if I was going to continue with CWIB and launch CWIL I needed to bring in some reinforcements.
The two things that came up for me were…
1. Marketing (believe it or not, now I love marketing, I love all that I do with The Automation Girl) but I feel I am all out in this area. I’ve given it my 110% but I knew that if we’re going to expand that marketing was one of the areas I wanted to get some more heads involved and do fill in the spaces that I am not willing to do or learn in marketing and that’s paid ads.
Nearly everything we’ve done in our marketing up until this point has been organic apart from a few ads.
So we have taken on a team to help us do that. To help us recognise our weaknesses and see them as opportunities to grow and improve.
2. The day to day running of CWIB and conference organisation, especially with the whole COVID thing which really hurts my head. It’s not trusting in God bit that hurts. It’s all the paperwork and special things we have to do at the conference that hurts my head.
So getting someone in to help me with making sure everything is running tick-tock and to help with that side of things for the conference is a HUGE help and has freed my mind.
I must say, these are all God, faith moves. We’re not a million-dollar business. But we are a faithful one and we believe that when God gives us a word then we move on it, no questions asked. So we have.
With this has had come some growth and belief on my part and if you’re feeling like it’s time to pump up the reves I know that you’re going to be feeling those growing pains too.
Self-doubt may have kicked in, being challenged to do different things in your marketing. That’s one that has really had me out of my comfort zones.
Yes, I do the podcasts for CWIB and my face is the founder’s face but I have always hidden behind the brand and thought that I need to set up a personal brand to keep me out of CWIB as much as possible. I believe or believed it’s about the community and not me.
As Jess and I met to talk about the marketing plans for CWIB (Jess if you’re listening haha!) We had a great discussion about this as Jess went through a similar thing I am going through. That’s being ok with putting your face with the brand and not hiding behind it.
It’s being ok with talking about what matters to you and inspiring people knowing that putting yourself out there isn’t making it about you but making it still about them.
I am sure there are some of you listening right now thinking, yep that’s me too! Built a brand so I could hide behind it!
But, we are in a day and age where people want to relate and build relationships with humans and we, my friends, are those humans people want to relate to whether we like it or not.
So you’re going to be seeing my face around a little more. I encourage you too to get your face out from behind your brand and begin to own your values and what you stand for, these are the things that people will relate to.
(Time to get over needing to look perfect all the time on camera and just doing the FB lives & sharing those story videos haha!)
One of our words for this conference is Esteem, not in a holding yourself higher then anyone way.
But not being afraid to put ourselves out there for the Kingdom and for our businesses not being afraid of what other people might think, but instead serving those who need our products and services.
Esteem means respect and admire.
This year I am going to work on and I challenge you to do the same too, and that’s to respect and admire my self more and the dreams I have. Not giving into self-doubt and fear, but becoming a strong woman of God.
Shining that light so bright that I beams.
And so, I challenge you, lovely lady, it’s time to build your esteem, stop caring about what other people think, or that they might be offended because you’re doing something that they want to do and they’re jealous.
We have grace, but we also don’t have time for that. We’re building God’s Kingdom and it’s time for us to step up and step out for Him.
If that means doing more Facebook lives and putting our faces out there then so be it!
He’s got us and He’s got you! Now is your time to step up and step out.
Screw those who want to pull us back, and to screw ourselves if we are letting anyone stopping us from chasing our dream.
We are Christian Women in Business and we are moving forward for the Kingdom of God.
ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?
LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!
WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…
DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021
LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIA
Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.
After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!