Stepping up to the Precipice – where it started…

When we launched the BWN / INsiders, the idea had just been to support local restaurants and hotels on their quiet days and get a few business women together to share ideas and opportunities. It’s turned out just like so many businesses, very differently.

We launched in 2009 and hoped that 20 local business women would turn up to the East Mersea Vineyard. 55 business women turned up a best selling author was our speaker and the BWN was launched!

The poor cafe owner must have had sore arms making that many coffees so we moved to Potters Resort and the rest as they say is history!

Now our members are across the UK and Europe and we host virtual networking and business growth events every month!

And now business men have been welcome for the last 5 years and are active members too!

Because of the proactive nature of the BWN and the fact we really do listen to what business owners and professionals want and need, we have stepped up our game. This is key in business. To listen to your customers. What are they saying? What are they asking for? Even if you do not currently offer what they need, could you?

The BWN did and now look at us! But we wanted to share with you a secret – Just as everyone has a “That’s it I quit and I’m off to work in Tesco’s” Day. Everyone does the following (at some stage);

Business starts – Business grows – Business listens to customers needs and develops new products – business grows.

That’s the fact, but this is how it feels…

You see, you start off on a path and you don’t even notice that in actual fact it has a bit of a incline, but you keep going and before long you look round and you realise that you can see quite a long way from you higher vantage point. Congratulations you have stuck your head above the rest and people are now noticing you and your company. so you keep going, and before long you are now climbing a steep mountain, but it feels good but then suddenly you turn around and you realise in actual fact you are alone. On top of a big mountain, Your first thought is “Wow, what a great view” and then you start to worry…..How did I get up here? Gulp everyone can see me, am I ready for this?

The fact is stepping up to the Precipice is a scary moment. For a long time you had that worry of “Can I make it?” and now you have to contend with a new thought “Can I sustain it?” “Can I continue to achieve as much as I already have?”

Well the fact is yes you can!

Remember that everyone has these moments. Many business owners are very enviable of you and the fact that you are already there, so appreciate that.

Think about your support network – who can you turn to on the days of worry and self doubt and just importantly who will sap you of your belief in you and your business? And yes you guessed it, INsiders is 24/7 so you can always rely on us.

Only this week we had a new member admit there were petrified of their big ambitions – we love that kind of honesty, we can help when we know what is going on – even if it’s mindset and beliefs, we can move you to a positive fast. Our Founder Mandie Holgate walked them through a chapter from Fight the fear and had them playing the What if Game. They can now see what unhelpful beliefs were at play and how to handle them.

For help rising above the precipice and being seen (and loved!) tag Mandie in a post on the INsiders and trust you have over 200 business owners and professionals ready to support you and your success.

And always know that at the top of your mountain the The INsiders can see you very clearly and we like what we see!

Long before many members believe what is possible we do!

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