Tobi has talked with you a LOT about self confidence, so I know that you have a pretty good idea that she sees confidence, self-worth, self-forgiveness, and personal resilience as critically-important to professional success and personal fulfillment.
And–just as I have a deep appreciation for the way Tobi’s designs powerfully transform a home and a family’s experience of that home–I have also been amazed to see the transformations made in creative businesspeople as they work with Tobi in her Camp events, in the E-Coaching program, and especially in her Mastermind consulting group.
But hands-down the most remarkable change that seems to take place in people who are growing their businesses with her guidance is the huge shift in their sense of EMPOWERMENT. This is like self-confidence in action! These creatives are tapping into their personal power and channeling it into their professional endeavors in ways that are uniquely expressive of their individuality and style.
It seems that the LONGER these progressive thinkers work with Tobi (and as part of such a thriving community of shared experience and knowledge) the more authentic their brands become as they embrace their own visions for their “dream” businesses. Their dreams are growing legs and beginning to sprint toward their goals, all because they are EMPOWERED. It is a huge inspiration to me!
I grew up in a beauty shop. My mother has owned her own hair salon (and, now, spa) since before I was born. She was a creative businesswoman driven, at first, not by a personal sense of empowerment but by sheer necessity. Her skill propelled her, as did her ability to communicate clearly and effectively with her clients. She came to empowerment later through self-study. (It’s amazing! All of the same gurus that Tobi follows are also my mom’s faves!!). And what’s stunning to me is that she did it in near-total isolation from other business visionaries who could deeply identify with her trials and successes.
And when I see the small-business owners who are bonded through the Tobi community, I know they have found the “special sauce.” If only ALL of the visionaries (like my mama) who are out there forging their own paths could access the inspiration, motivation, and clarity that these professionals do through Tobi’s coaching and camps, I KNOW it would change their lives and keep them on the path to fulfillment.
Here’s my take on the top 5 elements of these programs that all creatives should seek in some form if they want to reach out and claim the empowerment they need!
1) Supportive Community of Colleagues who are Unconditionally Accepting of You
3) Shared Industry Knowledge in a Non-Competitive Environment
4) Motivation to Make Your Professional Journey a Personal Quest
5) Access to a Mentor or Guide who Reveals All he or she has Learned and Confirms that There’s No Secret Pill, Just WORK and ATTITUDE
If you are a visionary in isolation, seek these qualities in whatever system of support you find. These are they key attributes to realizing your full power potential.
If any of you reading this are current or former members of Tobi’s network of professionals and you feel like there’s anything you’d like to add–elements of the experience that are of greatest importance to you–please leave a comment below! Your testimonial is more powerful than any observation I could possibly make!
Tomorrow is Self-Care Saturday! See you then!