This Thursday I’m holding a free workshop on Feminine Leadership for entrepreneurs, creatives, coaches & leaders. Details are here: jennaward.co/ease
The decision to run this free event was made after an appointment with my accountant, to do some mid-year planning (I felt so grown up!).
My business started in the spare living room of my boyfriend’s house
Charging $60/hour for energy medicine balances, with a clientele of mostly friends. At that point, the idea of even being an “entrepreneur” was totally foreign to me.
My priorities were:
- Do beautiful work with clients
- Work for myself
- Be creatively & expressively fulfilled
Like most, I’d spent multiple years training to gain the skills, qualifications & ability to do beautiful work with clients (essential first step!).
But I’d spent next to NO time learning about entrepreneurship.
Figuring out HOW to a successful entrepreneur took the better part of the next 5-7 years.
In the start-up phases of most businesses, we learn the ‘typical formula’ for running our work.
It’s based on the model of capitalist masculine economy = make money by working hard
After trialing that model, I knew/felt/intuited that this way of working wasn’t for me.
Doing more, following more formulas, taking the practical steps that never-quite-felt-deeply-right simply wasn’t bringing the success I desired.
There was a knowing deep within me that love, abundance & success wanted to have its way with me – if only I could let it…
So I began looking outside the box, finding ways I could run a successful business based on the principles I deeply love, the principles of the feminine.
There’s a lot said on this topic of “ease” and “flow” in business. But it’s surprisingly hard to find women who are truly successful AND doing it with ease & flow.
As I sat down with my accountant, looking at the figures for these past 2 years the reality that my success had actualized.
Plus added into the mix:
- I personally only work around 15-20 hours week
- And this has been our norm for coming up to 2+ years now
- We have 7 team members who work (as part-time contractors) in this amazing biz
And perhaps most important of all:
- EVERYTHING IN OUR BUSINESS IS DONE WITH EASE & FLOW
Not everyone is destined to have the same business model as me.
In fact, replicating someone else’s model is a sure way to waste time.
Rather I believe every coach, creative & leader has every ingredient required for success within her. And with the right way of approaching business & operating as an entrepreneur, we can each create our own version of felt & actualized success.
This way of operating is called Feminine Leadership.
There are 6 governing principles that underpin Feminine Leadership.
Later this week I’m hosting a free 40min workshop where I’ll share them with you.
RSVP to join the workshop here: jennaward.co/ease
(you’ll receive the recording if you can’t make it live)