Nearly six months ago, I decided to take a risk and invest in myself and Dragonfly Direction by committing to a Mastermind class. I really had no idea of what to expect. I just knew that it was a big finical commitment for me at the time. To my delight, this has been one of the best experiences for me both personally and professionally. The Mastermind class has served as a platform to meet some incredible women entrepreneurs, and I have grown to love these women!Let me tell you a little about each of them:
It’s really hard to comprehend that nearly six months ago we were mere strangers and that our “structured” time together is almost over. While we haven’t met in person, which is another HUGE stretch for me, (we’ve met via monthly google hangouts), I have really grown to love each of them and am in awe of their talent, creativity and strength. Each woman is a superstar in her own right and is nothing less than amazing! Let’s begin with the woman who was assigned as my accountability partner, Tanya.
We sorta had an immediate connection, at least I think so. I will never forget it; she was unsure, her thoughts were unorganized, but she was full of passion. Tanya had several ideas for a business but couldn’t pinpoint one to run with. As a single mother working full-time, she had a lot on her plate and potentially more to lose. I’m thrilled to share that as of the end of April 2014 she has quit her full-time job and launched a fabulous business, Modern Aging. Turns out this Asheville lady is an uber talented networker & marketer. This lady has balls! She came up with a plan, put it into action, and is now booking clients and living the dream. Tanya has taught me that you have to have faith in business as well as a strong support system. I love this woman!
Monika is another woman in my Mastermind class. Monika is a virtual assistant in New York City. For her birthday she gave each of us a free power hour with her. During my time talking with her, she helped me see what I needed to cut out of my weekly schedule and how to add in more time to do the fun stuff that inspires me to empower my clients. Monkia is an example of a women who lives what she teaches. She is also very close to her “freedom” day when she will leave her employment and pursue her business full time. In doing so, Monkia stayed true to what she needed and when she began to feel overwhelmed, she pulled back to honor herself and her business. You can find Monika on twitter @kissmybliss. Monkia is so skilled at organizing people and doing it with color, fun, and an inspirational creative atmosphere. I admire how she honors herself!
If you have been reading my posts for any amount of time, you may recall that technology is something that intrigues me and frustrates me at the same time. That is not the case for the classy Lynn of Tech Gone Glam. This tech-savvy lady is truly gifted at understanding and teaching technology. She’s a Washington DC resident that is driven, focused, and so patient with her clients. Lynn already had some clients with her business when our Mastermind class began and was well on her way. I really enjoy reading her weekly newsletter, and she also helped me out by showing me some tips and tools on Mailchimp, which was frustrating the [fill in the blank] out of me. When I think of this extraordinary woman, the first word that comes to mind is grace. Yet another example of a strong woman in business who also has a soft side and needs to be reminded, much like myself, to take it easy from time to time. Love this gal!
Then there is our resident adventurer and founder of Shoestring Adventures, Alyx. I would describe her as humble. An amazing photographer and nature lover, this lady is full of life. I truly can’t wait to go on one of her adventure hikes in Los Angeles one day. From everything I have heard and seen it looks like so much fun. Talk about a dream come true her truest passion is taking pictures of the world and exploring it all at the same time. Talk about a win- win! During our Mastermind class, she had her first art show and sent us all a fabulous postcard. Amazing! Alyx is courageous, spontaneous, and she too is making it happen.
Of course none of us would have met had it not been for the fabulous Jacqueline Boone of 6 months to live. Jackie is the one who brought us all together. It’s hard to believe that it been almost six months. We have laughed, cried, danced, and grown together. It has already been quite and adventure, yet something tells me the best is still to come. As you can see I love these women! They are all incredible women entrepreneurs who are strong, brave, courageous, passionate and inspire me to be the best I can be. We are all rock stars, following our dreams with faith and friends. There are times when we have been knocked down but we get back up and keep racing forward because we all know that we have something unique to offer the world. It just goes to show what can happen; we each took a step of faith at the same time to commit to Jackie’s Mastermind class, which has been quite an adventure.I have gained so much from the class that could never be measured monetarily. No, this experience and these women will be with me for a lifetime!
So whether you are looking for a new website, organization, help with transition or just want to take the adventure of you life check out these women. They will knock your socks off and trust me when I say they are women to watch. Wait and see what they continue to do… Here’s to Tanya, Monika, Lynn, Alyx and Jackie–love you ladies. Rock on!