It Took Me a Long Time to Feel Ready to Do This…

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Talking about dreams can tip pretty easily into woo woo land. And if you are like me you may have an “inner Harvard” who believes in hard work, feet-on-the-ground thinking and an “inner fairy” who loves pixie dust and synchronicity. Often they are dueling it out.

But when we are talking about things as effervescent and important as soul nudges, we are always at the edge of what we can wrap words around.

So whether you call it a dream, a hope, an inkling: chances are you have one stirring in your life right now. 

I mention in the video last week one of the most common ways we shut down these impulses: by evaluating them as too small to be important. A second equally important hurdle I have encountered in my own life and with coaching clients is the idea that you need to land your dream or your goal perfectly on the first pass. 

This misperception comes from a society where we value the expert and sideline the beginner.

But in such a context how are we ever to learn?

to course correct?

to reinvent?

to expand?

I feel so strongly about this idea that I did something I haven’t done before. 

I made myself a quote card.

Now I have been blogging weekly for about 7 years so I have lots of words I could have been pulling out and sharing.  And like all life-coaches everywhere, I love a good inspirational quote. I read every one on my Yogi tea bags. Some I even prop in my windowsill as little truth nuggets to ponder. But to deem my own writing worthy of the inspirational quote graphic? This feels risky.

But it occurs to me that this is exactly what I’m inviting you to do:

To risk in order to create.

To put your vision out there.

And to offer it in a palm open way.

To unhook from the outcome.

Trusting that our conversation is not complete without your contribution.

Could you use some support? I’m so happy to share that registration is now open for my Soulpreneur Mastermind group coaching program, a space for feet on the ground and fairies to come together! I hope you will watch the video and read all the details below and consider investing in your own dream. As women we can sometimes put ourself on the bottom of the stack of obligations. I think for our world to right itself we need to hothouse our own creations.

Join me + share this invitation with a friend!

xo Courtney

PS I have a special offer for friends or colleagues who join together! I’ve opened up additional bonus private coaching sessions — so after you both register (via one of the secure payment options below) email me your name and the name of your friend and we will schedule you together for a complementary 60 coaching session with me. This format (of working through the material with a buddy) offers social accountability and is a great motivator for integrating the lessons into real life. Plus it is fun!

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Soulpreneur Mastermind is Open for Registration!

Do you want to write more or in a new container?

to start a new biz or a new project in your existing biz?

or a new creative or community venture?

Or maybe you are already creating your dream but could use some community for yourself?

Or perhaps you aren’t exactly sure what you are wanting to create yet but you feel the soul rumblings…

You are invited to be part of this unique online learning community of women!I have priced it as affordably as possible to encourage more women to invest in themselves and their own soulful nudges. Join today! (Program starts on October 13, first live call on October 20th.)

Space is limited.

Q: What is a Mastermind?  How does it work?

A: A Mastermind is a group coaching program + space for mutual encouragement. My Soulpreneur Mastermind includes an audio lesson + written guide for each month’s theme, plus a live group coaching phone call (which is also recorded for listening to later) + a private Facebook group. Once you join the group via one of the secure payment options below you can expect a welcome email from me shortly with all your access details. The Mastermind is a three month minimum commitment starting October 13thth — enough time to help you make real progress toward your goals.

Soulprenuer Mastermind Details

Program includes:

Audio lesson + written guide shared ahead of each month’s call.

Monthly 75 minute group coaching phone session (which will also be recorded if you miss the live conversation.)

Dates for the live coaching calls 1-2:15PM CST:

Thursday October 20: Where Are You in The Change Cycle?

Thursday November 10: Craft Your Freedom Schedule

Thursday December 15: What are Your Super Power(s)?

You will also receive priority + 10% discount on future Soulpreneur retreats – including time in nature and delicious, healthy food.

And here is some more info on the resources we will explore each month (also described in the video):

October: The Change Cycle. This powerful tool from Martha Beck, a Harvard-trained Sociologist turned Oprah’s life coach, will help you understand which phase of the human metamorphosis process you are in. (There are four phases.) This is really important to understand because we nurture ourselves and our dreams differently depending on which phase of the Change Cycle we are in. Sometimes you need to seriously up the self care, other times you need to hold tight to the mantra: “this is harder than I thought and that’s OK!” and continue with consistent action.

And what if you are in different parts of the Change Cycle in different aspects of your life? Trust me things get so much easier with this useful tool as you put your experience in a much larger frame and know how to support yourself. This month we will also do a mini-guided meditation which shows you how to identity and dissolve limiting beliefs.

November. Your Daily, Weekly, Monthly Freedom Calendar plus a conversation about how to create your life-giving morning routine. Crafting your freedom calendar is actually probably the most powerful tool I have encountered in building my own biz — especially helpful for those intuitive, creative types who don’t want to be hemmed in. But imagine how good it will feel to wake up each day knowing what to do and when to nurture the various parts of your dream. 

December: What is Your Superpower? Clarity is powerful, in life and in our work. One of the things Soulpreneurs are less clear on is their strengths (often they are humble, service-oriented people). But here is the key: your strength and your weakness are two sides of the same coin. So getting clear on your strengths also helps you identify your struggles. Not so you can harangue yourself and unleash the inner critic, au contraire! But so you know what stumbling blocks to watch out for and how to support yourself through your weak areas.

In this month’s session we are going to use the Enneagram (my fav personality map) and two other personality lenses to help you laser in on the value you offer others. This is also sometimes called your original medicine. It has been with you since you were a child. It is something you also need. We offer it to ourselves first and then naturally it flows out to others. The clearer you are on this the more your work feels like play.

Space in this program is limited so each Soulpreneur phone group coaching session will also include ample time for Q & A (you can even send those questions in ahead of time if you have to miss the call or don’t like to ask them in front of others) and a chance to find relief from recurrent struggles. Our monthly calls will also help you identify concrete “turtle steps” which take that big goal and break it down into things you can accomplish. The Facebook group will provide a forum for you to followup with your steps and a safe place to get feedback and encouragement.

Q: What if I don’t actually have a specific dream?

A: That is totally OK! Sometimes the next step for nurturing our soul nudges is simply to create whitespace within our minds and hearts. This group will do exactly that along with providing you with high quality resources you can draw from as needed!

Q: How much time will it take?

A: 2 1/2 hours a month including the audio lesson, written action guide, and coaching call. (You can do these at any time convenient for you. Even the group coaching call will be recorded if you have to miss it.) I have intentionally kept the structured part of the program light so you have time to tackle the turtle steps related to your goal and to share in the Facebook group.

Q: What if I need more support?

A: This group coaching program is offered as a free bonus for all my one on one coaching clients. You can read more about this and all my Fall Coaching Gifts here. This is a powerful combo for those ready to seriously fast track their growth.

Ready to Join? I’d love to have you!

You can join today via the monthly option or the 3 month bundle (including a 5% discount.) Either way a percentage of your joining fee will also go to support women starting life-changing businesses in the developing world. Choose your payment option below:

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You can also expect a free bonus gift including access to a private course page with guided meditations, written + audio lessons on the 8 pillars of Happiness at Work: Balance, Concentration, Compassion, Resilience, Communication, Integrity, Meaning + Open Awareness. ($97 Value).

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