One thing that happens when I'm riddled with self-doubt is creation (the other is binge watching Netflix, Stan and Prime!). While I don't recommend you watch 3 seasons of American Horror Story in quick succession unless you want the weirdest reality and fiction mashup dreams, I do have a recommendation for your consideration this year.
I launched Formidable Voices member network in July 2019. In 2020 I have big plans for growth, impact and education in the space and attempting to put more of my work in one dedicated space with less admin and time tending to multiple apps, web homes etc.
After the tears, anger, anxiety, fear and frustration I endured over the weekend and pretty much a hangover of all the what if's plus the very real fear that I may have to find a part-time job if my little solo biz can't help my family to pay the rent and cost of living, I diverted my attention and my superpowers to things I do best - creating, brainstorming, reinventing, connecting the dots on what I really want to be doing, the big picture vision I have and intuiting what is needed in the spaces I'm in.
Juggling so many things last year, including Formidable Voices Live which took 4 months of intensive planning, work and effort on my part to then just break even covering costs and my travel, I don't want to hustle for my worth or burn out which I did, again.
So let me tell you a bit about the member network I started last year which I didn't market or promote much at all because I was doing too many things.
Formidable Voices is a movement and mission for BIWOC and activated non-BIWOC accomplices and advocates.
An EPIC taste of what’s to come this year:
1. One Formidable Vision 2020 eBook and a workshop.
2. Formidable Reads Book Club - conversation and community on the recommended reading list including White Tears/Brown Scars and Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication.
-The first being a book club where we discuss the book chapter by chapter.
-The second being workshop-oriented with practical exercises, questions, guidance and calls circles to decolonise with my inputs on studying NVC in a white-dominant space, what I discovered and prompts for self-reflection.
3. Formidable Business for Womxn - Real Talk on Entrepreneurship: a workshop.
4. 7 Lessons of Togetherness for BIWOC and monthly BIWOC-only community calls.
5. Monthly themed community calls.
6. Unpack for Formidable Impact and Inclusion: a Toolkit and discussion group.
7. A private space for tarot and astrology witches to receive monthly readings and other goodies. Get your feminist witch on! Learn and explore alongside me, insider view on my rituals and tarot practices and connect with like-minded womxn on the path.
8. Formidable Fire eBook and accompanying workshop. This is an update of the workshop that I created after dreaming big way back in 2014. I haven’t taught this in-person workshop since 2015 and it will now become an eBook and online workshop.
9. Formidable Expression - Real talk lessons on becoming fully expressed.
10. In-person meetups for members when I travel to Sydney, Melbourne and LA.
Membership is currently available at the very low entry investment of $47.99 per month. As of 1 March 2020 this will be increased to $75 per month. Why? The number of courses and workshops added to the network that will provide immense learning and value, more community calls and areas of focus on building and creating feminist, anti-racist, inclusive, anti-capitalist businesses that care about trauma-informed and social-justice informed approaches to the work of social change, coaching, spirituality, personal growth and entrepreneurship.
I have been undercharging for my work and am now realising that in order to have a thriving and sustainable business (and health & wellbeing to boot) that my family can rely on, I must match the energy of what I offer with pricing that honours me and the work I do.
Formidable Voices is a member network for those who believe in freedom, liberation and justice for all. If you are looking at doing more, being more and aligning with the ethos and mission of Formidable Voices, look no further and join today.