As a Conscious Innovator and Impact Entrepreneur, my goal is empowering others to collectively rise. We have forgotten that the best ways humans perform is through collaboration, by empowering and shining a light on others, you are in turn, empowering and shining a light on yourself. Be direct, be honest, but be reassuring, create safe spaces where people share their feelings, their vulnerabilities. For too long, in a masculine view culture, it has not been deemed acceptable to share how we really feel, but what I find is the secret of your supercharged growth is through allowing fearful feelings of shame, self doubt, or worry. I encourage conscious leaders through my impact training: the “Your Real Power is You Mentorship Program” to share how they really feel, because when you address your fears, and look them in the eye, you can deal with them, and in your fears, are you secrets to supercharged growth, because when you face your fears, you see your limiting beliefs, and when you see them, you can voice them and get feedback to overcome them.
Below are some lessons men can learn from women:
1. Trust others and learn to let go
I have seen the best results in leadership is through trusting others and letting go. When we control others and dominate a conversation, we are really getting back from others a version of ourselves vs. when we let go, and allow others to flow, and to lead, which is a feminine way (even women have struggled with as we have lived in a male orientated culture of control). As a female conscious leader, I have struggled with this. When I allow myself to let go and trust others, magic happens. By allowing others to lead, I can supercharge my learning, because when I listen to others and create space for them to lead, they can guide me into new areas where I can expand my growth. The process of collaboration comes from allowing space for others to lead and to shine in their genius, which reflects back and shines the light on yours.
2. Get vulnerable to relate to others
When I mentor others, I have found the best way to supercharge growth is to share your vulnerabilities–sharing personal stories of how I have struggled, or personal insights I have experienced. These are things I would have previously kept private, but I know today that to lead by example is to give the deepest part of yourself, so that you can serve others in the greatest way. Real courage, real power and real strength not in sharing your achievements but sharing your struggles, pain and how you transcend through your own conscious evolution. People trust you, relate to you and follow you and have a deep sense of lasting loyalty as it’s not easy.
3. Don’t be afraid to shift with the times
Our world is moving at incredible speed to the era of impact capitalism. I moved into the area of impact in 2006, when this was a topic on the fringe. I pivoted into a new space. I learned to do this by listening to my intuition and feelings, I didn’t know then that impact was the future, I felt it. Don’t be afraid to pivot. Don’t stand still, move forward, even if you don’t know how it will work out. Jump and pivot, because your heart and your intuition know your purpose, and will lead you to the greatest places.
4. Dreaming means creating
Learning how to dream has been one of the hardest things for me to do. Why? Because to dream, you have to allow yourself to believe you can be the biggest version of yourself, and that is scary because it means jumping out of your comfort zone to a new, bigger comfort zone. To dream, means creating the new. I had to allow my fears, by mediating, or taking time out to let the fears come up, so I could feel them, and then make space to dream a new dream. I rode the wave of fear until it passed and created a new safe space for my new big dream, and gave myself the reassurance to allow myself to receive my new dreams. No one tells you to be a dreamer is scary. This is how I face dreams, and what enables me the courage to create and achieve new bigger dreams, through facing, letting go, reassuring myself, and taking action to make them happen, then looking back and seeing the results of what you made happen.
Simmonds’ Mentorship groups range from 6-12 months and include live coaching, mentoring, and training to transform your business. There are 5 elements to the program including: Brand Unique Super Power Uncovery, Conscious Reboot, Hero Product Overhaul, Digital Supercharge and Direct to Consumer Product Launch. The program is based on 3 core principles: Business, Impact and Conscious Evolution, turning profit to purpose.