The Power Of Your Past – How To Let Your About Me Page Write Itself
The Power Of Your Past – How To Let Your About Me Page Write Itself – Transcript
Hello, Radiant One and a very big and a very warm welcome back to The Spiritual Business Podcast. I am super excited to kick off another season. This will be Season Two of The Spiritual Business Podcast.
There’s going to be some changes. There’s going to be some upgrades. There’s going to be some amazing things that are happening and I’m so thrilled that you’re here. I am thrilled and excited to be sharing all this with you. I can’t wait to hear what you think about some of the things that are going to be happening.
The first change that has happened – well, it happened already I think in the last season or in the first half of 2019 was that I have been so caught up in work with clients that I have had to scale back the amount of episodes that I send out simply because I’ve got my amazing wonderful clients that I serve and I have also chosen to take on a position as Head of Operations and Marketing within the Energy Alignment Method (EAM)* which I’ve already raved about and which you will hear me rave about ‘til the cows come home because it’s just, yeah.
What I’ve experienced through the work that I do with that method is, yeah, unreal. I honestly wouldn’t believe – I don’t think I would believe anyone who told me what they had experienced with it if I hadn’t experienced it myself. Enough about that.
*Update – in November 2019 I chose it was time, once again to focus on my own business and decided to leave the position with EAM. I’ll be incorporating EAM into my services and offerings.
A Heartfelt Calling – New Schedule
But that has essentially done in terms of the work that I bring into the world, in terms of the podcast – because I not only have this but I also have The Magdalene Voices and I’ve sat with it for a long while over the summer to see if I was still meant to do this, if I was meant to perhaps put it on hold, to not share, to do some way, shape, or form.
But the answers that I keep getting is that I’m meant to keep doing this and perhaps even more so because of my limited ability to take in more clients, I really, really want to make sure that the wisdom, the knowledge, the experience, and the know-how that I have is put back into the world.
Because ultimately for me, the more of us who are doing what we love, the more of us who have a spiritual, heart-centered, soul-based business, the better our world becomes. And if I in just the tiniest, tiniest drop can be a part of that expansion or elevation, then that is what lights me up. So I’m going to continue sharing that in the hopes that it serves you.
So that’s the change to the format. Moving forward, as it has been for the past few episodes, there’s going to be an episode coming out every 2 weeks. The biggest change this season and the reason why – I don’t know, if you’re listening to this, you probably can’t see it but maybe you can hear it, that I have a huge smile on my face.
It’s because as I sat in silence and in inquiry about whether or not to continue both The Magdalene Voices and The Spiritual Business Podcast – as I sat in inquiry with that, what arose was not only was I meant to continue but I was also meant to expand it in a new way that like seriously has lit me up.
Brilliant Spiritual Entrepreneurs
That is that I am going to be inviting the most – not even “going to” because I’ve already invited them and they’ve already said yes. But I’m inviting the most amazing, incredible, spiritual business entrepreneurs that I know and some I may not know before they come on but I will get to know them.
I want to share their stories and also one key element is that they’re successful in their businesses. I want to share their stories to empower you, to inspire you, to uplift you, to activate you, to light you up, to really show you what’s possible.
Because I know that for most – at least that’s my experience – having a spiritual business is a journey where everything that you – it’s a personal development journey even because everything that you have feared, everything that you have thought or believed will be brought up for you to move through it.
Your Business is a Powerful Portal for Personal Growth and Expansion
I have said this over and over again: I believe that when we are chosen or when we choose to go into business as we do like as a spiritual business entrepreneur, our business then becomes an amazing opportunity for growth, for expansion, for dissolving fear and choosing love over and over and over again.
And that ain’t funny and it’s not always pretty but you have that calling within you that you can’t stop. There’s no way that you can imagine your future without it so you choose to keep going.
Inspiring, Empowering Stories of Success
So I want to share stories of what’s possible when you choose to do those things, when you choose to walk to path, when you choose to dissolve the fear, when you choose to move through those limiting beliefs and all of that and come to the place of success.
When I say success, I don’t necessarily just mean monetary success. That is one of the topics that I for sure want to talk with these incredible beings about and am talking with them about. But it’s also how we measure success.
It’s also about how they have chosen to move through those obstacles, what they have – I don’t like the world overcome but what they have expanded into and how they’ve done it so that you can see that you’re not alone, that you can see that your journey is your own of course but that there are similarities.
Success is dissolving fear through the expansion of Love
Because that’s what I see in my practice, in my work as a spiritual business coach. That’s what I see over and over and over again is that there seems to be the same gateways or portals or doorways that you have to move through. When you choose to do that, you then dissolve more fear and you expand in love.
So, like I said, it’s going to be changed. The format is that is there’s going to be two-ish episodes per month. There’s going to be one with me talking about something that is near and dear to my heart, something that I see, common things that I see with my clients in order for me to share so that you hopefully can move through it as well.
Then there’s going to be one which is going to be with these amazing people who have chosen to come in and share their journeys openly, honestly, truthfully so that – tell it like it is. It’s not going to be glamour and all that – although there because by the time we usually see them, that’s usually where we’re at.
I know for me, I’ve tried and I will again in the future as well try even harder to be more truthful and more open and honest about my journey because it’s not smooth sailing. It is for most parts now but it wasn’t and I see that as a – like I said, it’s because our personal growth becomes so heavily intertwined with our businesses because they’re an extension of us. They’re our babies and yeah.
So enough about that. So that’s what’s going to happen. This is what’s going to happen. Then I’m going to move – now I want to move into what we’re really going to be talking about today and that is something that’s been coming up.
And I know that I say this probably most episodes because it is – what I do in my sessions is I do see that there are recurring themes and that’s how I am inspired to share these episodes.
Because if it comes up in more than one person, then I am sure that there is more than one person and as I’m just one person and I can’t sit in session with everyone, the more I can share this the more you can reflect upon it and hopefully move through it, the better our world becomes. Because the world needs what only you can give it.
Letting Your “About Me” page write itself
Like I said, this has been a recurring theme and it started out – it’s been starting out in the most mundane muggle of ways and has been how to essentially write your About page, your About Me page.
You know that on your website, you usually need to have X, Y, and Z pages and one of the pages that I see a lot of my clients or more of my clients struggle with is the About page. Because how do write about yourself? How do you – for us, for the heart-driven, soul-based, spiritual entrepreneurs, our work is rarely about ourselves.
So writing about ourselves can be a real challenge a lot of times. I know that it was for me so I wanted to share a method that I’ve been sharing with my clients with great success and one that I’ve been using.
This method not only gives you your About Me page but it actually also creates content that can use if you’re doing events or workshops or speeches. You can use it in blog posts, newsletters, and in different places.
Once you have these pieces, you can expand them into whole blog posts or episodes on your podcast or whatever else it is. Essentially, to me, this is about honing in on the power of your past. I know that your life is filled with amazing, incredible, wonderful experiences as well as trials and tribulations and challenges and rocky roads.
Open, Honest & Personal Reflection of you
So it’s about using all of that to give an honest, open, personal (not necessarily private) reflection of who you are. Because the more you show the world who you are, the better those that you’re here to serve can hear you, can see you, can find you.
Yeah, so there is a power of your past. I want you to bring that forth and if you hear a little voice going, “Well, it’s not about me. It’s not about me. It’s not about me,” I totally hear you. I get that. I understand that your work is about you.
However, like I said, if those you’re here to serve cannot hear you, if they do not – if they can’t see what you’re about whether it be through video or on your page or in expression, then they can’t hear you, they can’t see you, they can’t find you. They may have been called to you. They may feel the pull, the call, and the attraction because there’s a resonance.
But our human selves has to be, our ego has to be satisfied as well. So the more that you can give them front, the better they will know you, and the more, the easier the “yes” to working with you will be.
Let Your Clients Say Yes Before You Meet
And I say this based on my experience, not only for myself but for my clients, the clients that I work with. Nowadays, most of the clients that come into my community or choose to work with me, they’ve already said “yes” to me way before we have our discovery session.
They have seen the podcast. They have read the blog posts. They have read about me. They have felt my energy. They have felt my vibration and my frequency and so it’s not even a question of whether or not they want to work with me. They know they want to work with me.
They just come into the discovery session because that’s what you do and also because for me I like to sit in session and see what comes out of the session before we make a decision on whether or not to continue. So that’s the power of your past. That’s the power of doing what I’m about to share with you and the way that you can do that.
Your Past Is Your Power
I also want to say that one of the things for me was I used to be ashamed of my past. I used to be ashamed of almost everything about my past. I used to be ashamed that I’m not really, really – I’ve had one training.
When I say training, I don’t mean because I am a coach as well. But I mean, I didn’t go through higher schooling and I was always involved in startups and all that. It wasn’t until I found this path that I realized just how aligned that everything I’d done in my past had been to bring me to this point.
So I’m also hoping that through this exercise that I’m going to be taking you through – this method – I’m hoping that you also will realize just how powerful your past is, just how amazing and incredible and wonderful you are, and how everything you have gone through, whether it be perceived as good or bad has been for a reason and you can begin to hone those pieces and see just again how powerful it is.
Get My Free Guide – Divine Clarity & Inspired Action
So the way that you can choose – if you haven’t already, I have my Divine Clarity and Inspired Action Guide. If you haven’t downloaded that already, you can go ahead. Go to my website. There’s going to be – in the show notes, there’s going to be a link in the show notes, in the episode description, whether you listen to this through podcast or watch it on YouTube.
There’s going to be a link to the show notes. In those show notes, there’s the Divine Clarity and Inspired Action Guide. The signup for that is right there. That will give you the Divine Clarity and Inspired Action Guide which will take you through the seven steps.
I’m not going to go through all of the seven steps. I just want to say that there is a – it’s kind of like we follow that methodology outlined in that guide so you can go ahead if you don’t have it already. If you do have it, pull it out. Use it in what you do.
Download all of your major milestones
So what I want you to do is first of all of course start with a download of the major milestones that you see in your life, the major turning points, the pivotal moments, the things where you realized, “Okay, there are these points where I know that this was a pivotal moment for me in my life.” And you may come up with 7 or 10 or you may come up with more, 15 or whatever, however many.
Once you’ve done that initial download – that’s step number one. Do that initial download of things. Then go through your years. You can choose to do it either year by year or you can do it in 5- or 10-year increments or 3-year increments. Whatever floats your boat.
Go through your life and check and see, “Okay, what happened here? What happened here? What happened here? What happened here?” and you don’t have to write out like full things. It can just be a word or a sentence that you essentially write down so that you go through your past.
Your Pivotal Moments
And whether you are 70 or whether you are 23, it doesn’t matter. Do the exercise as well because you will find pivotal moments and you will know those pivotal moments as you go through them. The more you go through them, the more you’ll be like, “Oh, yeah, and I remember this. And this came up and this came up.”
One of the pivotal moments for me was – and this is not something that I share very often but one of my very, very proud moments that I had kind of forgotten about and I can’t remember if I actually shared – I don’t think I shared it on my About Me page.
I haven’t really used it but I know that it can be useful in another way and I will share that with you later how you can use this. One of the moments is I was actually I want to say “part of” but that’s not true because it was actually me. So I’m just, yeah, having to own that.
Saved Tip Option on Credit Card Machines
Many years ago back in the – I think it was 2008, I was part of a huge project. We were developing a new software for the credit card terminals in Denmark and also in Scandinavia.
During one of the testings, the software testers came back and said there’s an issue when you do tips. Like you can’t do this, you can’t use this, whatever, and then use tips.
The developer said, “Oh, no, that’s because we’ve taken out the opportunity to add tips or gratuity onto your credit cards.” And I sat in the room and I was like, “You did what?” and everything in me was like, “Why would you want to do that?”
They said, “Well, because X, Y, and Z and security here and PIN codes” and blah blah blah. A lot of blah blah blah technical stuff. “We’ve chosen that you can’t have tips on this type of card.”
I remember looking at them and saying, “Okay. We’re talking about a software that’s going to go out to every major hotel, every major restaurant chain, every small café, every boutique everywhere to people.”
And I want to say that in Denmark, people don’t live off their tips. We have a very, very good system so it doesn’t mean that you live off of tips but that does mean that when you work in a hotel or in a restaurant or in a café, you actually get tipped or you did.
However having worked in that industry, I knew just how much money you made through that so that I told them, “If you want to implement this and have it be a success, there’s absolutely no way that we can’t have tips on this.”
This decision had been made by their executive officers so it was gone and they hadn’t. What we did is I went back. I had to write an e-mail and I listed out the reasons why you couldn’t – we had to have tips.
So I essentially “saved” the tip option for these types of cards in Denmark and that’s something that I’m very proud of because I know that there are people out there who get a lot of tips and I wanted to make sure that these people got their money.
I also believe that from a business perspective, had we put out a software update without that, that would never, ever, ever have been a success. It would have died instantly because the people wouldn’t have chosen to use it, essentially.
So that’s one of my pivotal moments and those are the ones that I hadn’t realized until I was going through the years and that’s why I’m saying go through your years and you’ll discover those. Don’t necessarily look at it from where you’re at right now.
What are your pivotal moments
Look at what were the pivotal moments for you whether they were in your business or as you’re a volunteer or with your parents or as a summer job or reading a book or – everything for you that had a moment of recognition, of revelation, of meaning to you. Just write them all down.
Again, it can just be one sentence and have it be one sentence and then you should – there’s no should but I would say that you can end up with about 30 or 50 or maybe even more. The more the better.
Once you have those 30 to 50 statements or moments, what you then do is you go ahead and write about 3 to 5 lines for each and if more comes out, if it’s like 3 paragraphs or 5 paragraphs, that’s fine.
But essentially just put them in a list or a note or a document and then just write what happened, how was it, blah blah blah and write it through. So you write through all of these and then, and this is the beautiful part.
Plethora of uses
When you’ve done that, you go back and in this case we’re talking about your About Me page. You go back. You look at and you pick maybe 5 or 10 moments and you put those together and there it is. Then you have your About Me page.
As I said, not only do you have your About Me page but you have a shit ton of content that can go into your TED Talk, that can go into your introduction if you’re ever being interviewed or different shows or podcasts or magazines or whatever.
You can use them as anecdotes in your funnels if you have a funnel. You can use them if you have a blog post and you want to have a bio. If you want to expand, there’s really, really endless ways that you can choose.
And the thing is, you can go back and you can pick what serves the audience. So that thing about tips and credit cards is not something that I usually share with my clients or in this, because it’s probably not really relevant.
But if I’m in a business setting, that’s something that if I’m back with my credit card people they will get that. With my acquiring people, they will get that. So it’s about sharing with the audience.
So that’s how to essentially have your About Me page, write your About Me page by itself and I hope that this served you. I would absolutely love, love, love for you to share. Will you share one of the milestones that you’ve found in your life?
That is what I had for you today. I love you. Take care.
xo, Maria Saraphina
Spiritual Business Coach