Yes I am my dear entrepreneur if you're feel as if you're constantly plodding through treacle, banging your head against a brick wall or giving yourself headaches with the strain of building up your business.
Because I believe that we don't have to struggle endlessly. We don't need to contort ourselves, or stand on our head whilst juggling an endless list of tasks. We don't have to harm our bodies, minds or souls by trying too hard or forcing ourselves, there is another way.
And I want to help you because I believe there are so many wonderful, shining and sparkly entrepreneurs out there. The world needs our message and if we understand how to use our mind and body together, we can do it with far less strain, we can tap into our inner flow zone.
Why I can help you
I'm an Alexander Technique Teacher (and if you're wondering what the heck that is, stay calm). I help people use their body with less strain and more ease and I'm fantastic at improving posture. and helping you avoid that slump over your laptop.
I'm a psychology graduate so I'm intrigued by psychology and how we can use it to harness the power of our mind.
And I am super, super, endlessly fascinated by how mind and body connect and how that can help you develop into the wonderful entrepreneur you know you are.
And now for the sciency bit
Time for a brief experiment. I want you very quickly to sit slumped, squashed as small and insignificant as possible. Notice how that feels, Notice what it does to your body.
And then quick as a flash stand up. Stand with both feet hip width apart and adopt a superwoman pose ( hands on hips, stand tall and proud, look up and widen your shoulders across the front). Hold that for one minute. How does that make you feel?
Fantastic? Powerful? I certainly hope so. Research* shows how simply by taking up this position can make you feel more powerful and amazingly hormone levels in your body change. In powerful people, testosterone levels are high (makes them assertive) and cortisol levels (the stress hormone) are low (makes them feel calm) and this is exactly what holding this stance can give you.
Wow! We all know that if you're feeling powerful, you're going to get out there, do what it takes, build your business.
Isn't that worth standing up straight for?
Here's something else for you to do
I know my dear Flourishette, that creating a biz that will support you, your family is important for you but most importantly you know you're here to make a difference, to do some positive in the world. My job is to make that as easy as possible for you because I think it's time for us to stand up (with our hands on our hips and our heads held high) to be counted, to be seen.
So if you'd like to carry on that journey with me, your biz knightess and my faithful, white stallion, Bob (don't ask me where that name came from because I have absolutely no idea, it just popped into my head!) we'd LOVE to have you along.
*Ann Cuddy (Harvard professor with lots of research to back up her claims) outlines this research in her marvelous, fantastic book, Presence,
Lots of love Dawn, The Flourishing Entrepreneur