We were carrying on the theme of creepy things that make our hair stand on end at Dartford’s meeting, and this month Amanda Holges, the Kent Business Angel was giving us hints and tips to help us overcome anything which gives us the heebie-jeebies.
Not only that, she was doing it by bringing out the Pablo Picasso in all of us. She talked about how we should face our fears, and one way to do that is to draw our scary monster. Visualising what it is that is holding us back makes it easier to work out what’s behind our fear, and hopefully, overcome it and achieve whatever it was that we were scared of. There were some wonderful creations around the room, but I don’t think that Tracey Emin will be quaking in her boots just yet!
So, thank you Amanda, it’s important to not let our fear make us miss any opportunities, and focus on the positive feelings that we get when we’ve done something that we were fearful of.
Deborah Mulvany, co-founder of Metis Women and Shaping Wellness then took the stand to talk about how she too overcame some of her own fears which were holding her back in her business to get where she is today, a hugely successful nutrition trainer, coach and owner of Shaping Wellness. It must be so rewarding when she sees how she physically and mentally changes people’s lives for the better, and for it to be a change which stays with them for life. We can see why you love doing what you do Deborah, thank you for sharing your story with us.
After that, we couldn’t have anything but a healthy snack, so The Juice Executive provided us with at least three of our five a day with her hugely tasty juices; carrot, beetroot, parsley, wheatgrass, ginger, you name it, they were in the juices, and very nice they were too.
Onto the collaboration slot, and our last month problem poser has already taken herself off to Zambia, and is settling herself into her new life. She’s already putting into place some of the suggestions raised by the room, and she sends thanks for the contributions. Good luck Cynthia, we hope it all works out for you.
This month, Dartford team member, PR consultant and copywriter Sarah Whelband sought the help on how to juggle motherhood with a six month old and running a business without letting anyone down. Organisation and schedules were definitely key, and remember that you’re not Superwoman. We know that it’s on your commitment list Sarah to get some of these processes in place, so we’ll be checking on you in November…there’s no getting away from us!
We had some lovely reports on commitments achieved this month, including Helen Willsher’s success running her own webinar for the first time. We hear that it was hugely successful, well done Helen, we hope that one was the first of many.
Dartford is really establishing itself as a lovely group (it’s only our second meeting), and we’re delighted to be welcoming new faces every time we meet. If you’re a member, and you’ve not made it down (or up) to Birchwood Park Golf Centre yet, please drop in on our next meeting on 27th November, where we’ll be talking planning.
Also, if you’ve not seen the announcement from us, it’s our 1st birthday next month, so there’ll be lots of celebrating at how much we’ve grown from our first meeting in Faversham to three established groups across Kent in just twelve months. As part of our celebrations, we’ve got an extra special present for you, our fabulous Metis Women.
If you’re a first time guest, returning guest, renewing member, or possibly thinking about upgrading your membership to Elite, then book onto a November meeting to get your present. It’s a whopping discount on all membership prices, so you’d be daft not to come along and take advantage. We’re only awarding it to those that come along to a November meeting, so help us celebrate our birthday, and book your meeting here.