9 Ways to Flourish ~ Even in this Mess

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A year ago we had challenges.
But we also laughed out loud at cookouts and hugged our friends, shopped and went to school and never once wondered if the air was safe to breathe.

Now people are dying, going to a job is risky, and businesses are failing.

It’s another world, isn’t it?

The thing is, this nightmare will end. It will turn around. 

And when it does, there will be people who flourish, and people who falter. It happens every time there’s any kind of crash. Some pick up the pieces and build anew, and some stay crushed.

What differentiates the phoenix from the char?

I’m only in my 50’s, so I didn’t live through what happened after the last epidemic 100 years ago. But here’s what I know about surviving and thriving in the everyday trauma that is business.

1. If you are extremely adaptable, you will do better than those who live in the past.

2. Knowing and relying on your strengths gives you a head start. Be more you.

3. “I just want to make more money” doesn’t motivate anyone to support you, but being of service, knowing your Big Why, and clearly stating, “I want to solve X problem for Y people by offering Z” will.

4. Going it alone limits creativity. Plus, it’s lonely and not as much fun as dynamic collaboration.

5. Gratitude is the most attractive attitude.  Enthusiasm is next.  Give back generously. Mentor others, and bring them along as you grow.

6. There is zero excuse to not have a robust online presence. Those days are over. Embrace technology that helps you share ideas, understand more, and reach your customers.

7. Chronic fear is a killer. Kills dreams, kills creativity, kills possibility. Useful fear gets you out of the way of the bus, but chronic fear, worry, anxiety, is an unproductive loop that siphons off energy and drains away possibility. 

8. You have to take care of yourself first, so you can usefully help others.

9. Laughter and friendship, support from colleagues, and a safe place to experiment with new ideas, all foster growth and create the perfect environment for success. For flourishing.

We can do all these things now, even in this mess, so we’re in the best possible position for tomorrow.

I invite you to our conversation about Prosperity (or Flourishing or Succeeding, or Thriving, or Storming, or Blooming, or Crushing).

Are you flourishing? succeeding? thriving?

Do you have enough free time, support, self-care, good work to do, health, and financial resources to have peace of mind on a daily basis?

Are you being the living example you want to be, for your children and friends?

My #3 from the above list?  It’s about you:
I want to help entrepreneurs (and potential entrepreneurs) earn a profitable, ethical online income by helping you choose your next step forward.

Join us for this conversation. It’s a solid next step.

After you register (here), send me an email Lisa <at> ZSeekers <dot> com, and tell me how your business is doing. How are you personally doing? Honestly, I want to know.  

(Oh, and, when you go to register, don’t let his slick-looking suit put you off. when you hear more about where he started from, his gut-wrenching childhood and his escape from bleakest poverty and abuse, you’ll understand. He’s just like us inside.)

Lisa Johnson, Seeker
Z Seekers

So many capable women are discouraged

Lately I’ve had a lot of conversations with women who are done. Their jobs are bleak, desolate places where the pay is scant, the demands are ratcheting up, confusion reigns, and the wrong things seem to be driving everything.

These are smart, capable, brilliant women who — if I were managing a staff — I would hire in an instant. 

How is it, I keep wondering, that these talented people feel so discouraged and lost? And what can we do about it?

I believe the amazing, brilliant, capable, ethical women I know will make the internet world a better place

This is what Z Seekers is about for me. 

I know the online marketing world has a pretty sleazy reputation… well-deserved, if you ask me. Sometimes when I spend time in internet marketing circles I get that creepy feeling, like I’m suddenly at the frat house basement party, wondering if my missing friend is okay. It feels slimy and selfish and greedy, and like no one is safe.

But there are other people among the internet who are classy, ethical, brilliant, and creative. And profitable. I know some of those people. I only work with these people. They give me hope and a lot of inspiration.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that the online business world is mostly made up of men.

Now, men are great. At least the men I know. Really great, and I’m privileged to know them. 

But it’s my particular interest to bring more women into the internet marketing world, because I want women to benefit from this frontier as well, and because I believe the amazing, brilliant, capable, ethical women I know will make the internet world a better place. 

I hope you will join us.