I call myself an Entrepreneur’s Midwife because my mission is to empower, support, inspire and educate female entrepreneurs to find and bring their vision to life and life to their business by showing them how to create financially, emotionally and intellectually rewarding businesses.
These are my 10 core values that I bring as an Entrepreneur’s Midwife.
- Live in Love (not fear). For me, living in love means choosing to focus on loving emotions and attributes such as kindness, empathy, compassion, joy, abundance, gratitude, respect, optimism, forgiveness, faith, excellence and generosity instead of fear based emotions and attributes (criticism, anger, hatred, hostility, revenge, whining, blame, jealousy, playing the victim, judgement, comparison, jumping to conclusions, making assumptions). I want to be a light in this world, not a critic. I want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
- Learn. Life is a journey about growing and evolving as human beings – striving to reach our potential and be better versions of ourselves today than we were yesterday. As a lifelong learner, I recognize that we are on different paths and in different stages of our journey so we are always both students and teachers.
- Be connected. We are all interconnected. Our words, thoughts and actions don’t exist in a bubble, they affect others and our environment. I choose collaboration over competition and work to build strong relationships. Our life and the businesses we create aren’t disconnected from others. I strive to be mindful of the right balance of respect and exchange with others and our environment.
- Create. Humans are expressing beings. We are the creators of our thoughts, relationships, business and life. I believe our business is an expression of who we are, what we want to be and the legacy we want to leave.
- Acceptance. I believe we should strive to accept
- Ourselves. We are exactly as we should be at this very moment. We are enough.
- Others. We recognize that they see life from a different perspective based on their experiences, upbringing, customs, etc. and we are open to broadening our perspective.
- Reality. We move forward from it instead of staying stuck trying to change or fight it.
- Nurture. In “Psycho-Cybernetics 2000”, Bobbe Sommer said “Life is not fair or unfair, life is fragile.” I believe in nurturing life, ourselves, others and the earth that supports us.
- Attempt the impossible. As far as we know, we have one shot at life. We do ourselves and the world a disservice by living small. I choose to live large and dream big. Les Brown said “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll still be among the stars.” Even if you land among the stars, you’ll still grow and learn. As Bette Davis said, “Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” Where would the world be if people didn’t attempt the “impossible” like flying, running a four minute mile or landing on the moon?
- Authenticity. One of the top five regrets of the dying is “I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not what others wanted”. Be true to yourself. That means knowing who you are, what you believe, what your interested in, what your strengths and talents are, etc.
- Believe in yourself. Success begins and ends in our minds. There isn’t anything that we can’t overcome with awareness, commitment, perseverance, a willingness to learn and action. We do not need anyone’s permission – pursuing our vision is our birthright.
- Have fun. Making our vision a reality may be serious business but there’s no reason we can’t have fun along the way. Laughter is the best medicine.
Throughout this site I hope you’ll find the resources, inspiration and courage to pursue your vision, bring it to life and create a rewarding business.