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"If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather than dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities." Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush is on my mind. She was "The Matriarch" and "The Enforcer."
She thought those who worried too much about their hair were boring.
And in all her 92 years she never colored her own.
She was married to a president and raised a president.
She took a 3rd president under her wings.
She started every meeting with "What is the purpose?"
That single question has come to be used a model for the working moms who need to be efficient and thoughtful.
My girls are on my mind.
My mother too.
The fact that I have been sick a lot too.
Philanthropy at its core is "an act or gift done or made for humanitarian purposes."
I think of my work as a service.
If the purpose of our meetings are to create ease, confidence and ability isn't that philanthropy?
I think Step 1 is acknowledging the good work we are doing.
That you are doing.
Then Step 2 is to AMP it up.
Remember one small change creates a ripple.
Lead Ladies Lead.
--> This past week I took my girls to a pop-up candy museum in Santa Monica.
(This Andy Warhol replica was made of Smarties and Jelly Beans!)
They required us to give our email addresses before we walked into the museum and only allowed 30 people in at a time.
A 7-minute adventure in a pit of "marshmallows".
$140 later, there were Instagram worthy photos galore, a giant email list for the creators and giant sugar rush for anyone who dared!
These folks have created a business, a business model and customers for the greater good.
--> Don't think you have the perfect experience quite yet? LinkedIn logic says Bypass HR and network your way into an interview, make your case by explaining how the experience you have can translate to your desired job, and be confident.
--> Older workers don't love chat.
I must be old!
I fell into that trap years ago but quickly realized I was trapped to my computer and being on call for whoever decided to message me.
--> We all know that TOMS gives a pair of shoes away with every purchase you make.
You buy one, they give one.
Now there are at least 16 other companies that are following that exact business model.
Philanthropy is built into the business model.
Last but not least.
I want to create more change too.
While many people are running from Facebook I am diving in.
I have created the Creative Cash Flow Facebook group.
It's a private pop-up with the intention to share share share.
I will be answering all the questions.
All the asks.
And connecting the dots.
The best groups I have seen and been a part of are not about promotion but about giving value.
Helping your friends and colleagues out.
With new income and increased income in mind, we will present.
Come and play!
Quick side note from Ashleigh. Here are my most favorite tools ever.
- For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings. My walk always becomes a power walk after listening.
- To focus during the day I love to focus@will. They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does. I blare the classical music. I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
- Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away. She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money! Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny. Not. going. to. lie.