What is Confident Women Consortium?
I founded Confident Women Consortium to help people create confidence through connection and celebration.
And I wanted to become more confident in myself.
Here are a few things I needed to learn:
How to Ask For Help
I didn’t know how to ask for help. I thought asking for help meant I was weak or stupid. I love to help people and I often give of my time freely, but I was unable to see, because of the story I told myself, that people wanted to help me too. Why would someone want to help me? Well, because it feels good to help people and I’m as deserving of help than anyone else on the planet.
How to Connect With Others and Find My Tribe
I didn’t have a lot of friends. As a single parent with five children my connections were limited to my work connections and people I met through my children’s activities. I didn’t choose to spend time with these people. I spent time with these people by default. I’ve heard that we are the composite of the five people we spend the most time with and I realized one day that I could create my new tribe by founding Confident Women Consortium. Now I have opportunity to meet people and the skills to curate a community where anyone can come and connect with positive people who resonate with their values and goals.
How to Make Time to Celebrate, Appreciate and Acknowledge
As a single parent and breast cancer survivor I’ve done many amazing things in my life for which I did not get a trophy or much acknowledgement at all. I was both mother and father to my children, sole provider, caretaker and advice giver. I learned to skate and play hockey at 50 years old! But all I could see was a tired mother, going day to day to try to pay bills and keep my kids safe and happy. And I failed, over and over and over. I was unable to see failure as positive thing on my road to success. And then one day I bought a poster of Michael Jordan and hung it up in my home.
“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ~ Michael Jordan
I used this same mindset about failure when I learned to become a better parent. I learned to play hockey. I learned to build websites. I learned to use social media. I learned to connect with people at a deeper level. I learned to MAKE time for myself to make myself stronger so that I could continue to be there for my family. I realized that my children do not listen to my words as much as they watch and learn from my lifestyle choices.
My purpose became creating a legacy of resiliency and growth for my children and loved ones.
I finally understood It’s not about falling down. It’s about falling down, being fascinated with what happened and how it happened and then getting up quickly to try it again, better the next time. Over and over and over, fail, fail, fail.
“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
How Can Confident Women Consortium Help with My Personal Development?
It’s simple. We are here to help you get out of your own way. Confident Women Consortium is an opportunity to get together with people who want to feel more confident, who want to grow and improve their lives and who aspire to big dreams. We enjoy a meal together, listen to a motivational speaker, appreciate and acknowledge each other, and most of all celebrate the power of confidence and possibility.
I’m looking forward to meeting you, getting to know you, learning from you and sharing with you. Please let me know how I can be of service to you. And who do YOU know that could use more confidence? I appreciate your telling them about our tribe. <3
Learn about our Confident Women Events at www.TotalWellCoach.com/events.
Our next event is June 26, 2019 at 6:30pm, at The Groton Inn, 128 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450. Our speaker is Shawna Pelton who will teach us “3 Simple Steps for Profound Personal Transformation - How to Get UNSTUCK & Create an Extraordinary Life by Design”. You can purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.
You can purchase your tickets here: 3 Simple Steps for Profound Personal Development with Shawna Pelton