One of the biggest pieces in life is to learn how to receive. Receive love, receive truth, and receive compassion.
I know I always say this, but I love, love, love today’s guest! Megan Hale! Megan is a retired psychotherapist turned ‘enoughness coach’ for women. She is a fierce feminine leadership mentor and uses the fierce feminine leadership model as her framework for creating sustainable success. Megan is also a podcast host! Her podcast, The Enoughness Revolution, is in my top favorites and is a must-listen for all you ladies out there who don’t feel like you’re enough. If you’re struggling with self-confidence and just putting yourself out there, then you absolutely must listen to what Megan has to say today.
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*I’m so excited to share today’s guest interview!
*I’m launching the Maven inner circle! A community just for you! It’s happening May 2nd.
*Megan noticed that more and more women who were coming to her just simply weren’t honoring their truth.
*How long did it take Megan to become an enoughness coach? Her whole life.
*Megan was chasing enoughness for a very long time without realizing what it was ‘really’ what she was looking for.
*Megan was chasing for success, for happiness, but deep down she did all these things because she thought she wasn’t enough.
*We’re so quick to put a band-aid on something so we can move forward, but things just aren’t healed so quickly.
*Megan’s work is to re-write stories.
*A women’s natural instinct or go-to is give, not to receive.
*Megan wants to remind women that it’s okay to receive. You’re not going to be ‘full of yourself’ if you do.
*You’re never going to be 100% healed, even if you’re a healer.
*Our gifts come so naturally to us that it’s almost like it’s not a big deal. It is a big deal!
*The more comfortable you can be in the uncomfortable, the better off you will be with pushing forward.
*One of the biggest challenges Megan had was thinking ‘enough’ was a destination you could reach.
*Ask yourself: What do you want? Not what you think you want, what DO you want?
*When you start to really feel your feelings, it can get messy.
*Feel your feelings. I can completely relate. I built an incredibly successful business for myself, but it was the wrong business for what I really and truly wanted.
*Now that I’ve built a business that’s in line with who I am, it feels so easy that it’s almost like something’s wrong!
*Challenge yourself to create more ease in your life.
*How can people align themselves? Question what’s possible; question what it is that you really want.
*What we really want can sometimes be buried under a cultural and family level.
*Reject whatever insults your soul. But what does insult your soul?
*Who you need to be is often the most overlooked, but it’s the most fundamental component to creating success.
*Megan is giving away (for free) the fierce feminine leadership mini course for the entire month of April.
*After April, her course will be on sale for $397
*Quick reminder, I am building an inner circle that will be launching on May 2nd!
*Also get my step-by-step guide on how to build a thriving community on Facebook.
I can’t begin to touch on all the things Megan said that resonated with me because there were just so many. I completely relate to the part where Megan said she was chasing for this ideal dream she thought she had to have in order to be happy, but once she ‘got it’ she realized she was just miserable. The same thing happened to me for my business. I built an incredibly successful business that a lot of people would have wanted, but I just wasn’t happy. Megan says that you really need to break down your cultural and family beliefs and dig deep down to discover what it is that you truly want.
Jenny reached out on the Making the Maven Facebook group and asked about video. I think this is a great topic for this week’s Maven Mini, because video is being used all over the internet right now; whether you’re on periscope, recording videos for your opt-ins, and more. What are some of the basics to making a great video? I have a couple of tips for you guys today!
Things you should know about video – it’s never going to be perfect. But that’s okay, just take action and you will improve over time.
Key things about video
Sound – If you’re going to make an investment, invest in a microphone. Sound quality is extremely important. If your listeners can’t hear you, what’s the point!
Lighting – You really want to make a visual connection with your audience. You don’t need to invest in lights just yet though! You can fix this problem by sitting near a window to get that natural light.
Background – Look at the area behind you. It should be visually appearing and pleasant. Clean up a little bit of the clutter and include some color behind you, like a painting or flowers!
Presentation – You don’t need to look like a super model every time you turn on the camera, but do try to look your best. I personally like to put on a little lipstick and fill in my eyebrows when I sit down to record!
How can you build a stronger community? Carmen shares amazing tips!
Carmen Hunter is my guest for this week’s episode and she and I have a lot in common. Carmen first started out as a personal trainer and then slowly transitioned to being a health coach. She now helps others who are fresh out of school to become better practitioners.
Carmen is really on a mission to help guide the new and inexperienced through their wellness journey. She admits during the podcast that she didn’t have a support system and that the first couple of years were incredibly hard for her. I could completely relate! I also think this is why she is so driven to help others, fresh out of school, find their place in this world. There’s so much more key insights to take away from Carmen’s interview, so tune in!
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*Don’t forget to ask your current clients for referrals
*Carmen has been a health couch since 2010.
*Carmen is not an overnight success. It took years of mistakes to find her way.
*Carmen believes it’s important to teach someone who is unable to pay, for free, as a way to give back.
*There’s such a huge gap between getting out of school and actually implementing your practice.
*Health professionals just didn’t want to share important information within the industry.
*I had to find resources and information outside of the wellness community when I first started out.
*Afraid to share information? Stop! This industry is so big and there are so many people who need our help.
*It’s a disservice to each other to not share information and potentially not help someone else outside of your local zip code.
*Let your town and local community know who you are. Get your name out there.
*Getting referrals online is a different story, but what worked for Carmen was sharing her story and sharing her mistakes.
*Sometimes all you have to do is ask for referrals.
*Carmen saved time by creating a template that covered five of the foundational things about health.
*I love that Carmen took the time to slow down, so she could use it to go faster later.
*As we try to help others, don’t forget to also help yourself along that journey.
*How did having the support system help Carmen? It completely re-sparked her energy.
*There’s so much information out there that sometimes it’s hard to find the real and reliable methods.
*People think they don’t know enough, but that’s simply not true!
*We should never be afraid to say we’re still growing or that we don’t know or understand.
Carmen talks about being alone throughout her wellness journey and this is something I could also, sadly, relate to. The first few years are always hard, but it’s even harder without the support from your colleagues. Your friends and family are sometimes not the best place to look to for support either, because not everyone is able to relate to our desire to become entrepreneurs or to help others on a more meaningful level.
So, I can’t stress enough how important it is in the wellness community to really support each other and share both our successes and our dark moments. You’re not alone! Just by finding others in your industry, it can save years of mistakes and feelings like you’re the only one out there.