Stepping Into the Unknown

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roadI have been out of the loop for a number of months now but still active online. I’m still creating Udemy online training courses and have a podcast on iTunes called Purpose For Your Life (although I took a summer sabbatical).
I was dealing with some health challenges and didn’t feel a lot of energy to continue with what I was doing in my Online Success business.
But I’ve had a dream for a long time now of helping women realize the potential they have within them and encourage them to succeed in their lives, both personally and professionally. I’ve revamped my website at carolbremner.com to reflect that desire. The other part of my dream that doesn’t want to go away is to have a physical location where women can come together to brainstorm, encourage, train, consult, help one another to get to a higher level.
Yesterday my daughter, Melanie, and I went to see a location in downtown Galt (Cambridge) that seems like the perfect place. In fact, I came home and registered the domain WomenHelpingWomenSucceed.ca (sorry, nothing there yet) and plan to go and get that business name Women Helping Women Succeed (if I can). We are planning to have training and consulting available from the two of us and from any other female members who wish to do so. The facility can be open days, evenings, and weekends as needed.
I decided that in order to confirm to me that leasing this location is the right step to take, I wanted to first have ten founding members to join me and be willing to commit to pay $100 a month for at least three months, so I sent a number of emails out to people as well as posting on a few Facebook groups. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and has made me feel so proud of the people in my world.
As we get going, there will also be the ability for women to drop in whenever they like and pay a very low fee (probably whatever they feel they can afford, since I want to encourage low income women who want to raise their standard of living to also attend). We could start as early as the end of October, that gives us time to furnish the place.
Benefits of membership will include the following: mailbox address, wireless Internet, ability to conduct either large or small group meetings/trainings/consulting, shared office space, companionship, accountability and brainstorming between members, and of course coffee, tea, and maybe even some snacksSmile. And the best thing of all – seeing women grow and fill the potential God has given them.
All of the above to say that if you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a founding member, I would love to have you join us. I’m also planning to set-up a Patreon page for anyone who wants to be involved but lives too far away to be a physical member and will keep you posted about that.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and I’d appreciate your prayers as we feel our way forward.
Have a great day,
Carol
 
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Crawling Toward My Dreams

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babySome days I make such small steps it seems like I’m crawling. Especially these days when my time is taken up with helping family and taking care of my own home and my health. But the important thing is that I’m going forward and when I fall down I pick myself up and start moving again.

I’ve missed doing my podcasts lately, but I haven’t given up and I do plan to get going with it again as soon as my life allows it.

One thing I have done is put together a lot of the productivity tools and tips I use online and created a new course. I’ve added it to the Udemy platform and if you think it might be helpful to you, I’ve created 50 coupons so you can take the course for much less. Click here and if you need a coupon code it’s: MYPEOPLE.

Have a great rest of the summer, take a little step forward every day, and watch for my next podcast. I appreciate you!

Carol

 

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Summer Absence

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If you’ve been waiting for my weekly podcast, I’m sorry I haven’t done it for the past two weeks and probably will be another week before I get back to it. I started the podcast in February and am still motivated to continue. But once summer arrived, it seemed my family have needed my time and attention.

That’s the great thing about working on my own schedule. I can take the grandkids out for a swim or an outing. I can help out with things when one of my kids needs me. And if my husband wants to go for a bike ride in the middle of the day, I can do that too. In fact, here I am on the Cadillac for seniors (or at least this senior since my balance has gone the way of my youth).

I was stressing and trying to get my podcast done somehow, but it will be rushed and likely not very good. Instead, I’m going to enjoy the rest of my week and encourage you to do the same. I’ll get another podcast out as soon as I’m able to.

One thing I’ve realized is our work will always be there waiting for us, but the people we love may not be. Take the time while you can.

Wishing you a summer full of good memories,
Carol

 

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Blessings From Your Past

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Notes from this episode:

Have you had a dream for your future that you think is lost because of things that have happened in your life?

Story of Moses:

  • born to an Israelite family, raised by Pharaoh’s daughter in the palace as her son.
  • at 40 years old, lost his temper and killed an Egyptian guard
  • ran away to the desert to live
  • became a shepherd
  • at 80 years old, God told him to go to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let God’s people go
  • Israelites finally freed
  • then Moses job to lead them through the wilderness

At some point in our lives, most of us feel like life has passed us by. We give up on our dreams because we feel like it’s too late, we messed up too badly. That’s how Moses felt when he lost everything because he lost his temper.

But all of the things that Moses went through were needed so that he could help his people.

  • Moses knew how to approach Pharaoh and talk to him.
  • He knew how to live in the wilderness and how to lead

He thought he was unqualified, but Moses’ past trained him for his future.

Is God using a past experience of yours to help someone else?

Your past experiences can be a blessing to other people.

Have a great week and keep dreaming, it’s not too late,
Carol

Who Cares

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Notes from this podcast episode:

  • Portion from ‘The Finishing Touch’ by Charles Swindoll, called ‘Who Cares’.
  • Tells the story of a derelict who was found on the streets and later died
  • The surprising name of who that drunken bum really was. I won’t spoil it for you, you’ll have to listen to the podcast
  • The story reminded Mr Swindoll of a poem about stooping down and restoring a lost soul’s glimmer of hope.
  • Deep within many a forgotten life is a scrap of hope trying hard to return.

Because of my volunteering at the homeless shelter and the women’s prison, I know how hard it is for many people to realize that life is still worth living, no matter how much we may have messed up. I hope this story encourages you to care.

Have a great week and take the time to smile at others,
Carol