The 5 Traps of Scaling Up Your Business

The 5 Traps of Scaling Up Your Business

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As a business owner, you know that change is inevitable… especially when you’re scaling up a business.  You built your business with passion, blood, sweat and tears, and while your start-up challenges may be behind you, there’s a whole set of new issues to face on the horizon.

These are the growing pains of the SME entrepreneur.  Is my initial objective to build to sell still what has meaning for me? Do I have the right people on the bus for growth rather than launch activities? How do our financial targets need to change to reach a profitability that is sustainable?

Over 95% of new businesses never grow beyond $1 million in revenue.

Here’s why…

Too Little Attention to Bottom Line Targets

During the start-up phase, it’s all about making sure there’s enough cash coming in to cover the expenses and payroll going out. And all too often, there isn’t, which is why start-ups often rely on personal, private or public financing. Once the demand and the supply are established, however, it’s time for the business to start focusing on gross margins and profit.  Entrepreneurs assume that in order to increase profit, they need to increase sales, but that’s not necessarily the best, or easiest, way to do it.  All expenses (fixed, variable, and payroll) need to be re-assessed in order to create and sustain a profitable business early in the growth phase. The inability to become profitable is the number one reason businesses fail.

Questions to Action: What is the monthly $$ we would have needed last month to make a profit AFTER paying expenses, payroll, owner’s pay and pay down debt?  What would it take to reduce our cash outflows by that much next month?

Culture is Neglected

Without deliberately cultivating the culture of your company as you grow, it will run amok like a class full of teenagers when the teacher doesn’t show up. Your business culture includes the values and beliefs of all the staff, and the way they behave at work.  As the entrepreneur, if your company values are not communicated and expected behaviours are not made clear, then you’ll lose the unique strength that made your business successful at launch and you’ll see declines in cohesion, trust and productivity.

Question to Action: What do we stand for and how does that show up in our day to day actions?

In part 2 of this blog, we explore the next 3 traps of scaling business, and what you can do about them.

As the CEO, what are your business growing pains?  Leave a comment below to join the discussion.

Until next time, be free… and wild.

Sue

Which Fears are in Your Way?

Which Fears are in Your Way?

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In Part 1, the first blog in this series, I shared with you two ways to know if you are getting in our own way – one is recurring problems that are actually patterns for you, and the other is unconscious programming that is running your behaviour without you being aware of it.

Now let’s look at the third way to know if you’re getting in your own way.

3. Your doubts and fears are causing you to second guess yourself

Everyone has dragons to face. As a successful business owner, you’re no different.  In fact, most of us have become quite adept at masking those dragons with compensating or offsetting habits, rather than facing them head on.  But they are still there, those doubts and fears, in the deepest undercurrent of our being, and they are consuming valuable energy that would serve you much better if it were released!

A Harvard Business Review article exposes the top fears of CEO’s and it can make your hair curl. It’s both shocking and a relief to a) learn that high-powered executives are, after all human, and b) that we’re not the only one with dragons under our beds. Take a look at what CEO’s are most afraid of, in rank order below. I have added the limiting belief system that underlies each fear, and adapted the resulting effects from the HBR article, so that you can check-in with yourself to see which of these dragons is running your show.

FEAR

LIMITING

BELIEF

EFFECT

1

Being found out to be incompetent I am an imposter

Reduced confidence; undermine relationships; silo thinking

2

Underachieving I am a failure

Take bad risks; lack of ownership and follow-through

3

Appearing too vulnerable I am weak Avoid honest conversations; inauthentic; hiding parts of oneself

4

Being politically attached by colleagues I am not safe

Mistrustful and overcautious; too much political game-playing

5 Appearing foolish I am a fool

Avoid speaking up; avoid honest conversations; tolerating bad behaviour

Notice your inner reactions to the statements in the chart. Your conscious mind will attempt to argue with you that that fear or belief is not true, but deep down you will know that you know that it’s running at your core… you will feel the familiarity, feel the resonance, feel the truth of it.

Every single fear is driven by a limiting belief, which when changed, will eliminate the fear. Your natural state of being is love, not fear.  Fear is never truth. And it wreaks havoc with our confidence and self-esteem. So let’s release the veil of fear shall we?

Do some self reflection. List your greatest fears. Then let’s get together and transmute them into success-driving programming so you can get on with creating the success you dream of.  Now that’s Wildfire Alchemy!

So, are you getting in your own way?

If any of these scenarios is describing you, then it’s time to up-level your personal leadership mastery.  Contact me today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Until next time, be free… and wild.

Sue

Are You Getting in Your Own Way?

Are You Getting in Your Own Way?

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It might be time to up-level your leadership development

There’s a common expression that is a great are-you-getting-in-your-own-way tool in the personal & professional mastery industry.  When we get caught up in the reasons and excuses about why we aren’t getting what we want in life and we start playing the blame-game (come on, you know what I’m talking about) then our colleague or coach will remind us that whenever we point our finger at someone or something, there are always 3 other fingers pointing back at us!

It’s a great time to laugh at ourselves. Because really, when we’re struggling and fighting with all these external things in our lives, we can step into the relief of realizing that it’s something within ourselves that needs to be addressed, and great news – that’s totally within our control! And that means it’s time for some inner leadership development.

Here are 3 ways to know if you are getting in your own way.

  1. You have a problem that keeps recurring

It’s sometimes difficult to see the forest for the trees, when you are in the thick of it.  But when you take a moment to pause and reflect on a challenge or issue, you will often see how it’s been repeating in your life.  It may be repeating within a certain area of your life, for example you realize that your staff is just not understanding what you expect from them, and your customers are misunderstanding the delivery process and your vendors are confused about the timelines… the common denominator is your communication.  At other times, it may be a recurring theme in different areas of your life, such as you tolerating your office manager being habitually late, and your friend reneging on their promise to help you paint the rec room, and your daughter always managing to squeeze that extra $20 out of you… the common theme is your lack of boundaries.

A recurring problem is always pointing to a pattern and it it’s a pattern in your life, then it’s all about you.  So resolve the pattern rather than a specific issue and you’ll clear out all the problems connected to that pattern.

  1. You’re using all your education and training and you’re still not getting the results you want

Knowledge and intellect are not the only factors in success. Whether you trained in B-school or the school of hard knocks, you likely have unconscious programming that is placing a ceiling on your success, and it’s completely out of your awareness.  Perhaps you are a sceptical kind of person, always considering the downside and risk, and planning contingencies. On the surface that sounds like a good business practice, however the negative possibilities need to be considered and handled swiftly, and preferably not by you as the business owner, so that you can get on with focusing positively on your future targets.

Your thoughts are best focused on your vision, your goals and the positive results you are in the process of creating.  There is scientific evidence to show that those who remain positively focused on their desired outcomes are more likely to succeed.  Leave the risk management to your right-hand guy or gal and be the visionary that you need to be in your business.

When you’re not getting the results you want, your first place to look is in the mirror. Here’s an amazing arrangement of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror by PATAX and special guests.  Stay with it to the end for the wonderful latin-inspired jam. The lyrics are powerful too.

There are an unlimited number of unconscious programs like this that can overthrow the most brilliant leader.  And it usually takes an intimate conversation with a trained professional to identify and change them into success programs so you can get on with growing your business.

In Part 2 of this blog series, we reveal the third way that we get in our own way and some shocking insight into the top fears of the most senior leaders.

Until then, be free… and wild.

Sue

Are You Leading From Your Values?

Are You Leading From Your Values?

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As a business owner, when do you get a performance review?

It may sound like a strange question, but it’s worth considering.  In the entrepreneurial world, we don’t have a supervisor who will give us regular feedback on our performance. What do you use to monitor your leadership performance? Which business metrics will have you take a hard look at yourself to find the source of the results in your business? Sometimes these metrics will tell you that you need to change how you’re leading your business.

All learning, behaviour and change is unconscious.  That is, the unconscious part of our minds digests learning, drives behaviour and initiates the change that we seek.  We may well consciously set a goal and take action on that goal, but our unconscious mind is running patterns and programs that affect that action, far beneath our conscious awareness.   Values-based leadership is the process of making the unconscious, conscious.  Then once the new, desired patterns are created, we can allow the unconscious to run them once again, so that we don’t need to expend valuable time or energy on them.

Values and Beliefs drive Performance

Values and beliefs drive behaviour, and behaviour drives performance.  If we want to increase performance, the most effective and sustainable way to do that is by aligning with, or shifting, values.  And values are the most unconscious of our unconscious programs.  Two of the prime directives of the unconscious mind are to store memories and to store values and beliefs.  In order to change behaviour and performance in a lasting way, we need to uncover our personal values to work with them.

Values-based leadership is a competency.  When our values are out of our awareness, we’re operating in unconscious incompetence.  We then uncover our values from deep within our psyche, and determine which values that are not serving us and which values are absent that are needed to achieve our goals, as we move into conscious incompetence.

As we choose new values and identify missing values that are needed to reach our goals, we enter conscious competence. Using the power of the unconscious mind we can swiftly insert the new values and/or change the hierarchy of our values to align with reaching our goals, and then new behaviours will be generated immediately and we move into unconscious competence in values-based leadership.

Decision-making is Unconscious

Decision-making is a great example of an unconscious program at work.  In early times, people made decisions based on instinct.  Survival depended on instinct-based decisions that were undoubtedly at the unconscious level.  As humanity evolved, we began making decision based on beliefs – again, unconscious programs.  Belief-based decision making is focused on beliefs that were formed by past experience.  When x happened, then y was the result, therefore I believe that x causes y, so I base my decision on this knowledge.

Values-based decisions are not concerned with what has happened in the past, and they require a conscious pause in order to prevent falling into default (belief-based decision) mode.  A values-based leader asks “What is the choice that will be in greatest alignment with our core values?” and in doing so, opens up to new possibilities that are not based on the past.  Values-based decisions are expansive, innovative and serve to create the future that is wanted.

The next time you review your business metrics, ask yourself how your core values and beliefs are driving that result.

Making the unconscious, conscious through values-based leadership is the key to high performance.

How to Find your Passion – Part 2

How to Find your Passion – Part 2

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In Part One in this blog series, we discussed how no one ever taught us how to find our passion, and yet that’s what is expected of us to make the most of life!  We revealed the first 3 secrets to discovering your passion, and now we have 3 more, including the most important and most often missed strategy…

  1. Create New Experiences. This is the most important step in finding your passion and the one that is most often missed!  Thinking about what you’re passionate about is not enough. You can think and ponder, and wonder and brainstorm all you want, but you’ll get nothing more than hints and ideas from this practice. You must DO IT to find out if you really enjoy it.  You will never know for sure unless you experience it. This is the most powerful and most missed strategy for finding your passion: Embark on an ongoing series of experiential experiments! Years ago when I was feeling a lack of fun in my life, I was tasked by my coach to DO something I’m passionate about EVERY DAY for a week (you might choose to take this task on yourself, hint hint). When I was growing up we visited some relatives about 2 or 3 times a year and they had horses! I learned to ride and became comfortable with horses at a very young age, and I often thought back to that time fondly, and felt a longing to re-connect with horses now as a adult. So I booked a riding lesson at a nearby stable for one of my passion days, and re-acquainted myself with a horse. It turned out to be fun, but I didn’t feel called to do it again or continue regularly.  After that day I was able to think about those childhood horse-riding experiences fondly but not wistfully, as I’d satisfied my curiosity about whether or not it was a passion for me.  I would not have known that without going out and DOING it.  So take the ideas that you come up with mentally in strategies #1, 2 and 3, and get into action on them. Call up a friend who’s into something on your list and ask them to take you. Sign up for workshop or a course from your list. Find a MeetUp group about something on your list. Arrange to job shadow in an area that piques your curiosity.  Or just go out and do it. The simple act of doing something on your Potential Passions list will teach you SO much about yourself!
  2. Make it a Life Long Quest. Because by the way, you’re never done! Finding your passions is not an end point. It’s not like you can sit back one day and say, “Good. That’s settled.” Because you are human, you are always changing. As you live, you grow. And as you grow, your passions will evolve. Deepak Chopra, in his book The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, describes how he and his wife Rita instilled only one priority in their children, and that was to find their soul’s desire (or purpose). Chopra describes how life is one continuous journey toward finding deeper and deeper versions of your desire.  And so it is with your passions.  I invite you to make this a fun and exciting life practice.  You get a hint of an activity that sounds interesting and you immediately set out to find out more and to sample it experientially, and so on, and so on, and so on.
  3. Do Anger in a Healthy Way. Yes I know this is a repeat, but this time I’m going deeper. <stepping on my soapbox now> Repressed anger is an epidemic and I’ve observed that people who repress negative emotions, by default experience repressed positive emotions too (read: flat line).  So when we dim the light on any emotion, we dim the light on all emotions.  If we want to feel joy more, we must learn to feel sorrow.  If we want to feel excitement more, we must learn to feel fear. Want passion? Find your anger. Here are my healthy strategies for feeling anger:
    1. Resolve the old stories about anger. You may be holding beliefs like “I’m not a good girl if I get angry.”  “Anger is dangerous.” Or “I’ll lose control if I get angry.”  These are limiting beliefs that need to be released.
    2. Anger is useful so learn to use it. Anger tells us that something must be protected or restored, and that we need to put a boundary in place or reinforce one.  Anger also tells us when one of our core values is being violated, and can point to what is most important to us and needs to be honoured.
    3. Nothing good ever comes from repressing anger. It eventually erupts as rage, or manifests as dis-ease in the body, or simply consumes massive amounts of energy as we work to keep it bottled up. So let it out…
    4. Healthy anger release involves allowing ourselves to feel the emotion (internal) and express the emotion (external). When we feel anger, we may flush, our pulse may quicken, we may clench our fists, etc.  We can learn to be ok with these physical sensations, even though they may be uncomfortable.  And then we need to express it without doing harm to self or others.  Here are great ways to express anger:  scream in the car, hit a punching bag, use a foam bat on the furniture, vent to someone safe who will listen calmly, dance, stomp, throw rocks in nature, etc.  Many people use vigorous exercise to dissipate anger, but there’s a caution here: exercise will release the physical tension, but it may not allow the anger to be fully expressed if you’re not feeling it (internal) while you’re exercising.

Learning how to do anger in a healthy way is key to raising the threshold on ALL of your emotions, both the positive and the negative ones, so that you can experience all the aliveness that life has to offer.  And, so you can find your passion!

What passions have you found using these strategies?

Until next time, be free… and wild.

Sue

How to Find Your Passion – Part 1

How to Find Your Passion – Part 1

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(Even if you think it’s too late)

Passion. Everyone wants it. Few people have it.

Too many of us are just going through the motions, flat-lined on life. We live life expecting that when we find our passion, when we’ve got our mojo on, we’ll be happy. But most people don’t know how to find their passion.  From our vantage point in the alternative health fields, while depression is at an all-time high in our society, we see it too often misdiagnosed and over-medicated. Often the problem is not that the person feels sad and low, it’s that they haven’t learned how to find and fuel their passion.

The fact is finding your passion is not passive mental activity. It’s an experiential, physical and emotional quest! Most people sit around waiting for their passion to jump in front of them. Or they make a list, or surf the net, and they think about the possibilities.  But that’s only one tiny first step.

Sometimes when I ask my clients, “What are you passionate about?”  I get a blank stare and “I don’t know.” Then there’s an awkward silence and the client feels embarrassed because she thinks she should know.  But how could she?  She was ill-equipped to find her passion.  At 16, she was forced to choose her career path in school, with the help of a career assessment that told her she would make a great Magician. And then her teachers and loved ones urged her to follow the money and find a career that pays well.  And so, she never really sought out her true passions because there was no point.

Our passions are what create the aliveness of life.

They put the zest in our chest, the sparkle in our eye and the spring in our step.  It’s our passions that make life enjoyable, and when we aren’t fueling our passions, we wither.

So, here’s the long-overdue instruction on how to find your passion, at any age…

    1. Get Angry. About something… anything! Look around you. Feel into the pain in the eyes of your neighbour as you pass on the street. Notice the news headlines that irk you.  Give your pet peeves some air time and vent by writing or talking.  And if you can muster up enough anger to surpass annoyance, frustration and irritation, then find a physical way of letting that anger energy out of you without harming yourself or others (this is a key healthy emotional strategy by the way).  And then focus on what you would like changed. How would you do it? What would you create to solve the problem? What is it that you feel most revved up to do?  This is pointing to your passion. It could be an after school running club for tweens in your neighbourhood. Or maybe cooking healthy meals for seniors who can’t cook anymore.  Or maybe you want to increase the odds of success for women new business owners by providing marketing training, or teach university students about managing money so they don’t get dupped by credit card companies.  The possibilities are endless when you open up to the things you really care about in the world, by allowing yourself to get angry!
    2. Find Clues from the Past. When I was growing up everyone said I should go into a helping profession. In high school I was planning to go into social work because I was so good at listening to people and helping them.  For some reason I changed my mind when it came time to apply to university and I followed my grades – all my math and science marks were high, so I applied for a Biology degree program.  Then 15 years into my career, I wound up becoming a personal coach.  There’s wisdom in the clues from the past!  Think back to what you dreamed of being when you were a child – what’s still true for you about that now? What were you naturally good at as a child? One client said her siblings always said she was bossy. The wisdom in that is that she became an awesome team leader because she was good at directing people. Consider your favourite hobbies as a child – were you making crafts or playing soccer? Building with lego or sculpting with clay?  All of your childhood interests and dreams are clues to your passions.
    3. Tune in to your Inner “Wanter” Muscle. When did you decide that it was safer not to want things? You wouldn’t get your heart broken after all. Nor would you ever have to be disappointed. So you learned to want less and expect less and your “wanter” muscle atrophied. To build this muscle you have to use it. You have to re-learn how to tap into your desire. Give yourself permission (decide that it’s safe) to want things again.  If you don’t, you won’t get what you want, because you haven’t acknowledged what you want. And you probably wouldn’t recognize it when if you did get it!  So it’s time to do some daydreaming and window shopping in life.  Start looking at the world like a window shopper – I want that, I want that, I don’t want that, I want that, and so on. The more you want and don’t want, the clearer you get, and the stronger your wanter muscle gets.  And spend time daydreaming. Take an idea and expand on it, add details, play with what if’s. Revel in the power of the imagination and the fun of directing it with your desires. Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? It’s $4 for 15 minutes or more of pure wanter muscle work… If I won, I’d do this, buy that, give so and so this, go here and there.  It’s so much fun to daydream!  Go on, build up your wanter muscle today!

Click here for Part 2 in this blog series where we’ll cover the last two ways to find your passion plus a bonus tip! And you’ll learn the most important, and yet most often missed strategy for finding your passion.

Until then, be free… and wild!

Sue

Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

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I see a future that is different from most. And I see it deliberately, because I choose to hold a vision of the future that I want to create. Some believe in business as usual, others think we’re doomed.  I choose to believe that human ingenuity and compassion will steer us into a very different way of life than we have now.

We can’t keep going like this after all.

We’re using up the world’s natural resources faster than we’re replenishing them. We’re destroying the elements – earth, air and water – at an alarming rate; natural elements that we depend on to breathe, drink and eat. We’re struggling with a financial system that relies on illusion and fabricating money to keep it propped up. We’re at war for control over lands and oil, and killing our fellow human beings in droves. And sooner, rather than later, this will catch up with us; likely within our lifetimes.

More and more of us are waking up this reality and choosing to change our ways. It can only be done one person at a time, one family at a time. We’re reducing our consumption of disposable goods, we’re simplifying our lifestyles and learning how to supply our own food and other needs, with far less energy than if we purchased items shipped halfway around the world. And we’re becoming better stewards of the land and plants and animals, and learning that if we take care of it well, the land can sustain us for all of our basic needs.  And we’re learning that…

…we don’t need to buy into the material growth agenda, and that simplifying your life and reducing your cost of living can actually increase your quality of life.

So I see a future where we are not so concerned with who owns what, and we work together to make sure everyone is cared for. There is no need for boundaries on the land, because the land does not belong to anyone but Mother Earth. We are free of fear and that freedom allows us to express the truth of who we are, and we are accepted for who we are, quirks and all.  We work to live, and our work is an extension of our unique gifts and talents as we help others and contribute to a better community.

It all starts with each of us individually, taking charge of our lives, empowering ourselves to focus on what matters and create more meaning and freedom.

Will you join me in dreaming this future into being?

As always, I welcome your feedback. Please leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one, via the commentluv feature right here on the site.

Until next time, be resilient.

Sue

Is Your Wildfire Calling?

Is Your Wildfire Calling?

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Dear Sisters,

Do you get the sense you’re meant to be doing something more?  I don’t mean adding more meaningless stuff to your plate, I mean something More with a capital M.  Something special.  Something great.  Which is entirely different than most
of what you’re doing now which is already too much.

It’s so easy to get caught up in life – a busy life –juggling a career, kids and a household.  Life gets really full really fast. But is it really full with the things that really matter to you?  For many of us – if we’re brave enough to be truthful with ourselves – it’s not.

We’re working so hard in life that we forget why we’re working so hard.  What is it exactly that we’re striving so hard for?

Perhaps you’re aware of something deep inside that’s calling you to shine in a new way, to use your special gifts and talents to make the world a better place.  This calling is your wildfire within, and it may be just a flicker, an ember, or it may have blown out altogether and needs to be re-ignited.

The wildfire is calling you to fan the flames of passion and desire, with budding excitement for what you can create and the impact you can have.  It is calling you to step out of your comfort zone and do something different, that carries the promise of possibility.  And it is calling you draw your bow, aim your arrow, and make your mark in the world.

If you know, dear sister, that you need to make time for what matters, so that you can create meaningful balance and a bigger impact in the world, then you’ll want to get my complementary report Mastering the Moment Tips for Time-Starved Women.

As always, I welcome your feedback. Please leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one, via the commentluv feature right here on the site.

Until next time, be resilient.

Sue

Do I Have a Life That’s Good?

Do I Have a Life That’s Good?

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Fall is a wonderful time to reflect on things. Back-to-School feels like a new year, and the Equinox asks us to honour the balance of light and dark in the world. So while the plants are pulling their energy down into their roots for a regenerative winter, I like to express gratitude for everything that contributes to a life that’s good.

Sometimes we can get caught up in seeking goals and material possessions that we think we want, but we want them for the wrong reasons.  We think they’ll make us happy, but often these acquisitions offer short term pleasure and we’re quickly looking for the next fix, whereas what we really need is fulfillment and satisfaction at a deeper level.

This video by one of my favourite artists, Sarah Blackwood of Walk of the Earth, is a gentle reminder that it’s the simple things – two arms around me, a roof over my head, four wheels to get there, a family who always calls me home – that really make a life that’s good.

Questions to consider… Do I Have A Life That’s Good?

  • Do I feel a sense of belonging and love in my home, in my community, and at work?
  • Am I making a difference in the work that I do and the people that I impact?
  • Do I have my priorities in order and in line with my values? (family, friends, passion, fun, health, etc)
  • Am I growing and stretching into a better version of me each and every day?
  • Am I meeting my needs and living within my means? (meeting basic needs without debt, and with some leftover for fun and enjoyment)

If you’re satisfied with your answers to these questions, then I invite you to celebrate and pat yourself on the back for creating a life that’s good.

If not, then decide on one thing you can do immediately to change it, no matter how small that action might be.

As always, I welcome your feedback. Please leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one, via the commentluv feature right here on the site.

Until next time, be resilient.

Sue

The Simplest Way to Create Your Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

The Simplest Way to Create Your Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Sue Bowe McKee

www.suemckee.com

 

 

The Simplest Way to Create Your Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

Toronto, Ontario – In response to the natural disaster risks of unpredictable winter weather, self-sufficient living expert Sue Bowe McKee is making it her personal mission to make Emergency Planning available to every household in Canada, so that when emergencies happen, families are prepared, comfortable and safe.  Sue is helping parents get their emergency plan set with a half-day virtual workshop on January 3, 2015, for only $97. The workshop can be attended by phone or internet from anywhere in the world. “There’s just no reason not to be prepared this winter!” says Sue.

Sue is a survival and self-sufficiency expert who has been building personal and community resilience for years. With expertise in mental and emotional resilience, her work in the Transition Town movement, and as a co-creator of the Earth Wisdom Living program, Sue brings a unique and diverse skill set to practicing self-reliance and building an emergency plan.

“It’s heart-breaking to see the turmoil and suffering when natural disasters like the 2013 Ice Storm and Hurricane Sandy happen, when it can so easily be prevented with just a little bit of planning and preparation! Emergency preparedness is the insurance plan no one is selling you… you have to empower yourself to put it in place.”

This Emergency Empowerment Bootcamp is a half-day virtual workshop on January 3, 2015, where participants will learn the best practices from modern and ancient ways, in a robust workbook, with loads of done-for-you checklists and planning templates.  The best part is that during the frequent breaks in the workshop, participants will go and do what needs to be done to create their plan. It’s an action-packed, hands-on event, leaving participants with a working emergency plan for home, vehicle and evacuation.

For more information or to register for the Emergency Empowerment Bootcamp, go to www.suemckee.com/emergency-empowerment/.

Sue is a Certified Trainer and Master Coach with a Bachelor of Science and an MBA.  She works with career-focused moms to build life balance and personal power through nature connection, with the ultimate goal of creating personal freedom and a self-sufficient lifestyle.

 

For additional information contact: Sue Bowe McKee, www.suemckee.com, support@suemckee.com, 416.238.7966

A half-day online workshop from Wildfire Wisdom to create your household emergency plan on January 3, 2015: The Emergency Empowerment Bootcamp. See www.suemckee.com/emergency-empowerment for more details and to register.

About Wildfire Wisdom

Wildfire Wisdom is a nature-based training and coaching firm with a mission to help business owners who are struggling with going for their dreams without burning out. The Wildfire Wisdom teachings move people toward life balance, freedom and personal power, by re-connecting with nature, so they can create meaningful success and make a bigger difference in the world.

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