In 2020 it is essential that we revision how we show up in an uncertain marketplace. Some of us will not survive this and some of us will define the future.
Let’s discover how to evolve together and have a good time doing it, shall we?
A Red Thread Letter especially for
Entrepreneurs in my community!
Here are the ways I feel called and able to support:
1. YOU ARE THE FUTURE poem – For my Fellow Entrepreneurs in times of Great Change (read this and share widely – we need this support right now). After you check out the rest of this letter :) you can share here from FB or cut and paste the image and text too! There is also an audio.
2. Tomorrow – FREE Livestream Class to Revision Your Business Plan – Join live or watch recording and share with your business community – create a new one page business plan.
3. Join our community for the Dancing Entrepreneur Online Class – five-week online container for women called to revision their message, offerings and passion. Partial scholarship + payment plan available.
YOU are the FUTURE
For my Fellow Entrepreneurs in times of Great Change
Your business exists
because you say so
Your business exists,
even if your bottom line has changed
Your business exists because it is not made of numbers,
codes, indexes, markets, surges, stats and regular math
Your business is not binary or a spreadsheet,
your business is part of the circle of life itself
Your business exists because it lives inside your DREAM,
and your VISION for making a contribution to the planet
If you feel underwater, and if I know anything about our kind,
you will learn to breathe here, we are learning new things
Even if you have too much debt,
and can’t imagine how it will ever be otherwise
Even if you don’t have any money right now,
and you don’t know when more is coming
your business exists
Even if you can’t give your customers or investors
the answers or refunds they want
You may be magic,
but you aren’t required to tell the future
You are the future, but that doesn’t mean
you need to know what the future looks like
Those who want answers now, and become insta’ as*holes,
cut em’ lose, they didn’t get it anyway
More often than not, those with a corporate headset, customers
or companies, have no idea what entrepreneurs actually do
Just try to tell them!? And you will see,
We speak a different language here, and our math is sacred
Our math says that no one will suffer for profit
Our values say that humans and creation are the true value
Your business exists because you say so
As long as you say it does, no one can choose for you
Do not let your reputation define you
Define it for yourself, by claiming this as a visioning cycle
You are going to say so, aren’t you?
You are made for times like these
Your business is woven with hope for humanity
and therefore cannot die – evolve, yes – die, no
Your business exists, if you choose to put up
a ‘gone fishin’ sign in the physical or virtual window
Your business reflects your heart-centered values
and care for those you serve, now or in the past or the future
Dear precious visionaries, we need YOU to exist!
Do not close your doors too soon or admit defeat! Stay!
Keep energy flowing, even gently with your awareness
Make a simple altar with your business card and hold your reality firm
Being in integrity does not mean telling every single facet
of your business, it means curating the appropriate context
You are the one who narrates the story of your business,
What part of the story are you in today? You choose!
You are defining a new bottom line that became a circle
You have never likely been about profit over process or progress
You continually re-invested in the dream,
that’s why you don’t have more reserves
There is no shame
in giving all you got!
Don’t let the accountants tell you your worth, period,
your worth is from sources no one but you knows about
Your business is not just you, it is colleagues,
clients, coaches, consultants
Your business represents
more than your fear
You don’t need to feel ashamed about continuing to charge
for services you can still deliver on, design a relevant plan
Those who believe in your work, will continue to support you,
they will be patient with the flow of your evolving form
Your hard won eccentric, diverse, futuristic, edgy, risky, esoteric,
innovative, disruptor ideals are essential to the unfolding!
Listen, you have been financing your own revolution,
almost since you were a kid
Your business is a story,
not a brand!
Entrepreneurs are weaving a new fabric right now
We need your colorful threads as a part of the new design.
Don’t go! Don’t go! Don’t go!
Your business exists because you say so
Are you listening? Please! Pause with me, here
Let your heart speak the truth now
Truth is all we have, as rare as it may be
Your real business is not something that can be owned
and you are not your business, you gave birth to it!
Your real business is the invisible, becoming visible!
You make something out of nothing, and you know it!
All of us who have spent our lives creating
an alternate possibility for the marketplace, stand with you
If you survive this, you will have the wisdom we need!
Don’t forget! Dreamer! The fire in your bones remembers!
This old paradigm IS shuttering to a halt – it won’t be able
to keep going it wasn’t designed to last, but you were
You didn’t make your business plan with an exit strategy,
you wove your plan with pure love, to exist as love
Listen changemaker, innovator, rebel with a cause!
Something new is happening, and your voice is requested!
There is a seat at the table with your name on it
If you don’t show up, no one else can take your place
This is a giant permission slip to exist
Finally, we are in this together, all of us!
You are the future!
~ Shiloh Sophia
This is how I teach business. Color, image, heart and logic. Inviting the right and left brain to dance together for maximum impact and insight! This is from my Visual Language class taught in 2018.
Red Thread Letter – You Are The Future #802
During these times we are each being asked to show up in new ways. Part of my piece is to offer fellow entrepreneurs in business a fresh approach to how they are framing their business story.
I am a third generation entrepreneur and have started new projects during challenging times that ended up being a phenomenal success later on. This time is ripe for evolving what matters in your business vision.
What is the story you will tell about how your business navigated these times? Remember the original intention which had you risk your entire life, savings and perceived security – that seed, that fire, that burning heart of goodness and innovation. Nurture that spark.
We are, finally, all in this together.
I know in my bones how much I need you – and all those you serve, do too.
Take heart – and open to a new perspective. You have time to revision.
Business is not as usual – so your business must become unusual. This means your business will reflect even more of who you are and what you care about.
If you wish to revision your business plan and look through a new framework, I hope you will join me for a free Livestream class tomorrow. Come live or watch later.
Do not let how much money is in the bank or the size of your mailing list define who you are. You have made it before and you will do it again. I believe that with all my heart.
I am sending love out to all of my fellow worker bees to navigate these times. I know, it’s a lot. There is a lot of emotion for our own work and seeing our friends and independent brands we love suffer and close. Let’s support each other.
The next 5 weeks our team is offering a powerful container to sustain ourselves, and weave with visionary women – if you want to come and you don’t have resources, reach out – The class is here. And yes, if you have resources, as we know many businesses are STILL in business depending on their field – supporting independent local and online biz is an awesome way to impact the whole.
Thinking of you!
With great love,
REVISION Your Business Plan
Free Livestream Class with Shiloh Sophia
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