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When we think about the influence we have in our life and in the world- the idea of our personal power and how we use or do not use it – it always becomes a central theme.  Women have been a part of cultures that place power over her, as opposed to power with or next to her, for far too long.  We need to realize that only when we ourselves recognize and claim our strength, voice and power – as a daily practice – will we fully manifest it!

Maureen Simon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the best ways to allow our inner strength to manifest is by fully contributing to life- by sharing our gifts and the parts of us that we love. By sharing our competence through speaking clearly and sharing what is most important to us -we will create a true and deep excitement towards living!  Also remember to use your past experiences to inform the future and to provide you with strength to which you can begin integrating past lessons.  Never be victim to the challenging days that have passed but use them to your benefit and advantage today.

 

Gloria Steinem speaks to this in her comment below:

“ I had been raised to assume all power was outside myself, but they (men) had been raised to place power almost nowhere but within themselves.  Often, they were suffering, too.  Just as the fantasy of no control was the enemy of my self-esteem, the fantasy of total control was the enemy of theirs.  For both of us, the goal should have been a point of balance in between: a back-and-forth between the self and others, uniqueness and unity, the planned and the accidental, our internal selves and the universe.  As wise women and men in every culture tell us, the art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us.”

Gloria Steinem “Revolution From Within”

 

 

Use life’s experiences to guide and to support you. You have all you need!

Maureen Simon

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maureen simon wealth meme

These days I’ve been learning that wealth comes in many forms.  I must admit, I’m most interested in the inner wealth.  Of course, having enough to comfortably live and share is a high value, but at the end of the day, it’s the wealth that I experience when speaking with a client and seeing her business excel, sharing a story with a close friend over a cup of hot tea and watching the mountain at sunset as it displays phenomenal colors before my eyes.  The wealth I am speaking about comes to me in a strong emotion or feeling.  In many cases, it cannot be bought.

The other ides I’ve been thinking about is the endless supply when we believe that all the beauty, wealth and richness in the world are in endless supply.  I’ve learned this lesson in the days when my well had nearly run dry and shortly after I experience an abundance of richness.  It’s so important to move from our smallness to our greatest selves where trust and possibility are natural and omnipresent.  The art here is to believe.

~ Maureen Simon
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Maureen is founder of The Essential Feminine Company™ (TEF)-a lifestyle and business design company that supports women to create successful powerful lives that incorporates their feminine attributes and gifts. The company provides learning environments and products that support women in claiming, living and leading with their natural strengths and talents. TEF believes that it is now time for women step forward and makes a major contribution in the world. Maureen’s experience with women is based on over 25 years of successfully mentoring and guiding women leaders from around the world to create successful lives and businesses that reflect their values. As a social alchemist she addresses women’s pertinent issues of social change and transformation. Her work as a pioneering consultant supports women to reduce economic stress, open new channels for their personal and business expression and enhances their ability to access the deeper powers and gifts that each woman holds within their feminine essence. As a highly intuitive business and life designer, Maureen incorporates principles of mysticism, alchemy and social entrepreneurism to achieve focused outcomes and results. Join Maureen on Facebook and Twitter.

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Maureen conscious move meme

Uncertainty serves as one of our greatest teachers.  When we see it as an opportunity to regroup.  In a world that moves fast and places great pressure on us, we tend to need to know, to control.  Control and knowing serve as crutches or security in a world where we really truly know very little and need to be prepared to live from a place of unknowing.

Are you willing to consider looking at uncertainty in a new way?  Could you see it as a friend, an ally – and opportunity?

The opportunities that can be found in trusting what is uncertain are vast.  Try to include some new thinking around uncertainty and use these keys to guide you:

  • What uncertainty are you faced with now?
  • What is the message or teaching that the uncertainty presenting to you?
  • Where could you apply greater trust?
  • What would be the next right action?

Again, I truly believe that uncertainty is an ally and a great teacher – nothing to fear. ~ Maureen Simon

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Maureen is founder of The Essential Feminine Company™ (TEF)-a lifestyle and business design company that supports women to create successful powerful lives that incorporates their feminine attributes and gifts. The company provides learning environments and products that support women in claiming, living and leading with their natural strengths and talents. TEF believes that it is now time for women step forward and makes a major contribution in the world. Maureen’s experience with women is based on over 25 years of successfully mentoring and guiding women leaders from around the world to create successful lives and businesses that reflect their values. As a social alchemist she addresses women’s pertinent issues of social change and transformation. Her work as a pioneering consultant supports women to reduce economic stress, open new channels for their personal and business expression and enhances their ability to access the deeper powers and gifts that each woman holds within their feminine essence. As a highly intuitive business and life designer, Maureen incorporates principles of mysticism, alchemy and social entrepreneurism to achieve focused outcomes and results. Join Maureen on Facebook and Twitter.

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IMG_4959We’ve been talking about the Elixir Course for the past month. One of the most important things we women need is financial independence.  Many of us have chosen to create sustainable businesses that support our values.  Over the last five years I’ve hundreds of conversations with women who have pointed out that they have had to change or adapt their business to become more relevant or to adapt to new market needs.  The fac e of business is changing.  Relevance is an essential theme to business.  One of my all time favorite things to do is to evaluate a business based on the following criteria:

  • Does It meet a specific market need
  • Is it financially sustainable
  • Does the woman founder/director believe fully in her business.

I truly believe that when we line up our lives with the essence with why we are here, success becomes easily accessible.  However, we still need to have an expertise, passion and diligence in the work we do.  Did you ever consider changing the work you do?  Or, designing or re-designing your business to include something you do well or have a strong interest in.  Stagnation is a great killer.  Never fear change.  Especially, when you have a strong niggling or calling to do something differently.  Are you getting new ideas?  Is something unique or different calling you?  Are you learning new skills that could be applied in new ways? Are you ready to innovate, contribute or change something?

I and my team here at The Essential Company have been working diligently to create the Elixir Course for Women:  http://theessentialfeminine.com/shop#life-elixir

An opportunity for you to totally transform your business and life so that you can align with your purpose, create success and fulfillment in your life.  Join me June 27th and use this code (ELIXIRSPECIAL) for a major savings this week.

My wish for you is that change will be in the air.  I will be delighted to have you join us June 27th.    http://theessentialfeminine.com/shop#life-elixir

Maureen   J. Simon

Founder and Creative Director
The Essential Feminine™   Company
Author
“Awakening The Essential   Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power”
maureen@theessentialfeminine.com
www.theessentialfeminine.com

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May 22 picture for blogIn the recent months I’ve taken the time to stop and look closely at what is working and what is not in my business and my life; I have been evaluating the parts that are interesting and exciting to me and the areas that need to change.  It is so easy to bumble along and accept the life that comes to us.  I believe it is the courageous one who becomes pro-active by envisioning and designing businesses and lives that reflect what we most value.

I mentioned last week that I have been in a personal transition and have been looking at my own tools and ways to traverse life: its challenges, joys and opportunities and it’s joys. For a long time I have wanted to share with you these invaluable resources and supports for creating a life of prosperity, influence and passion now.  In my last blog I mentioned that I would be revealing powerful information in May and June that has supported me greatly on my journey….I am excited about the Elixir Course http://theessentialfeminine.com/shop  and about the women who are signing up for the journey with me. Here are a few gems that may be helpful to you in your day to day life.  I started to assess my life and in the process,   realized I needed to ask myself some specific questions.  Take a look at the list below and read on.  This is a small piece of the journey I have been traversing in the past few months.

We must begin by

  • Looking closely at what Is working and what Is not – notice in your business what must change – notice in your personal life what must change.
  • Begin to tune into your natural rhythm, notice what supports you (quiet time, working at a certain time of the day, working out with a certain vigor) being cognizant of the seasons and the biorhythms of the day.  When we are aware of our daily rhythms and what is working and not working,  we can make powerful changes to enhance our energy.
  • Measuring Your Day Against Your Destiny – Become clear about why you are here and each day be conscious of whether you are living with that reason at the forefront of your day. 

 

These are a few little gems and essentials of life that I have held close to my heart as I have been redesigning my life and business over the last 6 months.  Play with these and add your own.  We will be covering these in great detail on the Elixir Course on June 27th   http://theessentialfeminine.com/shop   ….I hope to see you there!

Maureen J. Simon
Founder and Creative   Director
The Essential   Feminine™ Company
Author
“Awakening   The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power”
maureen@theessentialfeminine.com
www.theessentialfeminine.com

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What is a Golden Elixir? Do You Need to Find Yours?

The Women’s Elixir* Course

The Women’s Elixir* Course

Quite a while ago I missed an international flight while reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho a life transforming fictional classic that I believe is right up there with many of the great books of wisdom. As I sat reading in the airport I think I was most inspired and enthralled by the clear way that Paulo communicates the fact that we are not alone when aspiring towards creating our dreams- there is so much support on so many levels and in so realms- seen and unseen. We just need to be clear about what we most desire and dream of and then we must begin to reach for our dreams. Most often in these dreams and desires you will find the life you are really… here to live. Many of you know that I believe that each of us have a reason (meaning) for being here and when that meaning lines up with our values and with the gifts we have to offer- the universe opens up and success and fulfillment prevail.

This quote- below- from the Alchemist really got me started in pursuing my dreams and has stayed with me long after the plane flew over my head in Heathrow – London.

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting….And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” 

I guess you could say the veil lifted for me on that day in the airport and my life work to support women began. You never know exactly where the light bulb of life will go off for you! Always pay attention! I recently sat down and created a course for a small group of women that is the accumulation of my life’s work and learning’s. I will be sharing this with a small group of women starting in early June.  I am totally excited to work intimately with women on this shared journey. 

The Women’s Elixir* Course

How to Achieve Profit, Influence and Passion in Today’s New World Economy

I personally invite you to work with me in a small hand selected group of women over a two month period as we take a life transforming journey that you will never forget –to redesign your life! See all the details here!

When registering use the code: to get well over 50% off till May 28thELIXIRSPECIAL. 

The course runs Thursday June 27 – August 15 for 8 consecutive Thursdays. One session will be held on Wednesday July 3 due to a US holiday. Sessions will be 1 ½ hours beginning at 12 pm PST.

 

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Women's Elixer

The Women’s Elixir* Course:

How to Achieve Profit, Influence and Passion in Today’s New World Economy

*Elixir is a sweetened, magical solution that allows us to transform the base metals of our life into gold

 Did you ever feel like?

…You have learned a lot about life and are now being called to something greater, to put the many pieces of your life together so they align with what you most value and how you really want to live? Are you ready to really show up- make a difference and live a prosperous fulfilled life?

I felt this way and sat down and designed a journey that guided me to live the life of my dreams and I am now- for the first time-ready to reveal it with you!

**I personally invite you to work with me in a small hand selected group of women over a two month period as we take a life transforming journey that you will never forget –to redesign your life!

On the journey, you will:

– Redesign your business and life-consciously – by looking closely at what is working and what is not and at  the real reason you are here ( your destiny)

– Regroup your entire life within 60 days using proven tools, resources and support from Maureen’s personal tool kit, techniques that have already supported thousands of women as they transformed their lives and this time you will work in a small exclusive group

– Discover how to  listen from within and think through how to take your life and dreams to a whole new level with Maureen’s support

– Power team network  with a small group of POWERFULL women who are ready to get their lives working on their terms

– Walk away with a new roadway and focus–clear and measurable– to support you in living your newly designed life with meaning and fulfillment –consciously!

The Specific Benefits of Joining the Group Community Include-

Support and guidance and tools to:

… Double your income this year by getting real and honest about what works now in your business and  what you need to change to grow  your business

…Love your life- wake up excited and ready to begin your day– begin to live daily with your destiny (reason for being here) at the forefront of your life. Decide and consciously create what is next for you -with support- in- your business life, personal life and in your family life.
…Experience unlimited motivation and clarity – fueled by learning how to create your personal life rhythm and practices to support your new life. Learn specific skills and gain powerful tools that you can use daily.
…Learn how to claim your influential feminine attributes in business and life and how to lead with these attributes at the forefront of your life to optimize your success.
 Create a life of impact and fulfillment- by creating your own personal life design that includes –business clarity, a daily practice, a support network

Walk away with your custom designed Conscious Business and Life Design with specific outcomes and accountability built-in! 

The course runs Thursday June 13th– August 1st for 8 consecutive Thursdays.

One session will be held on Wednesday July 3rd -due to a US holiday.

 Sessions will be 1 ½ hours beginning at 12 noon PST

Two month on line course

 $4999

**Use Special Code to Receive Special Price   

(When registering use the code: to get well over 50% off till May 10thELIXIRSPECIAL. ) Sign up here!

Testimonials

 “Private groups are a safe place for women to explore their next steps or even their current options. After working with Maureen in one of her private groups I was struck by her work processes and stellar credentials. My friends and I rave about our group work with Maureen”. ~ Karen Aiken- Building Bridges Strategies and Communications

 

“As a former conference director, I have been privileged to work with some of the great transformational leaders of our time-and rarely have I met someone like Maureen Simon. With exquisite grace, she rapidly catalyzes positive change…moving people out of procrastination and into their power more quickly and elegantly than anyone I have ever known.” ~ Deborah Evans – Writer and coach

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This week a client asked me about the ways I attract clients…she went on to say “what if I am really committed to fill my practice now– what are the steps that you suggest I take”???

I thought you might enjoy my answer as it applies to all -who may want to jump start your consulting or coaching business. Remember attracting clients involves doing and being… the state of mind we are in when we speak to people is felt by those we are speaking to.

That said it is always best to set a goal for the number of new clients you desire and then carve out a realistic amount of time- say- 1 month or 2 months – to give yourself– to totally prioritize building your client base. This will give you breathing room. Nothing good comes from acting out of desperation.  You need time– non-pressured time– where you dedicate yourself and actions to this intention.  I suggest that you give yourself permission to work on this – with a set deadline. You also need to intend that you desire to attract the exact right clients from the inside out.  All the people you attract to work with you need to be consciously attracted to you- by you. They need to understand specifically how you can be of service to them. This requires that you truly “know thyself “and the gifts you offer. To attract the right clients from the inside out you need find a place stillness to get very clear about what you offer that is of great value to your client. What meets their most important needs?

Also remember that inside out client attraction needs to be done in a state of trust never get it right if – even deep within we feel any sense of scarcity… I know this may sound twee but it is absolutely essential… Trust me.

It is also important to set a clear goal in terms of attracting the exact right clients. Is your business full at 8 clients or 20? I work with 9 women at a time in my Boutique Consultingand then I start a waiting list. Know what works best for you and then start to picture them signing up to work with you. Picture what you are offering them and see the relationship as being and excellent match.

Now let’s get started with the exact steps:

  • I suggest that you immediately create a clear powerful sentence or two that explains what you can specifically change for a client and or what needs that you will specifically meet for your new clients.  Write this down – rehearse speaking it.  Having a strong clear voice and speaking about what you have to offer (uniqueness) – will attract people on the spot- if you are really ready to attract clients. I know you have said you have a gift and bring it through in a different way … how uniquely will you meet specific pressing needs they have. Speak it clearly.

  • A very clear picture of who you can best serve now- List the 10 women you now want to work with and know why. Call them – let them know what you offer.

  • Make another list of 10 other women you have met – align with– and who you could invite to have a month of sessions as a trial. They differ from the above – because they may want a short series of sessions for clarification – possibly using numerology. Design a short reasonably priced offer to get them from muddled to clear. (Price it fairly to invite and make it easy financially). 

  • Create an offer for clients that you have already served well and ask them if they need a regroup session and to spread the word about a Spring Make over offer or??? Offer.

  • Offer 3 comps sessions– mini sessions to women that have attended an event you have spoken at. In my earlier career to get better known I did this and it usually led me to a client or 2.

  • Schedule 5 calls or meetings with women you know to get their thoughts on who they know that you think you could serve NOW. This will really start spreading… the word. Offer to help them with something they need.

  • Start picturing an event that you will host- that is cool and fun –that would bring women together – where you are at the center— create a catchy fun offer like on spot coaching or something to give the event a party feel.

  • A Clear State of Mind with a high level of pure intention—internal knowing- attraction and trust and tenacity!!!

It was fun to take this apart and support my client. I hope this gets you moving in a new and creative direction. This week my client and I will start working in a focused and customized way to support her in filling her practice.

 I suggest you go for it yourself. The world needs you now more than ever!!!!

 Maureen Simon

Maureen book coverMaureen is founder of The Essential Feminine Company™ (TEF)-a lifestyle and business design company that supports women to create successful powerful lives that incorporates their feminine attributes and gifts. The company provides learning environments and products that support women in claiming, living and leading with their natural strengths and talents. TEF believes that it is now time for women step forward and makes a major contribution in the world.

Maureen’s experience with women is based on over 25 years of successfully mentoring and guiding women leaders from around the world to create successful lives and businesses that reflect their values. As a social alchemist she addresses women’s pertinent issues of social change and transformation. Her work as a pioneering consultant supports women to reduce economic stress, open new channels for their personal and business expression and enhances their ability to access the deeper powers and gifts that each woman holds within their feminine essence. As a highly intuitive business and life designer, Maureen incorporates principles of mysticism, alchemy and social entrepreneurism to achieve focused outcomes and results. In her work with women, she supports them to design lives and business that align with her client’s spiritual destiny through an approach that awakens every aspect of the whole woman called, “Awakening The Essential Feminine™: Claiming Your Influential Power”.

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In the past year we have had the honor of working with many, many women and we have learned so much more about what we women need. I still deeply believe that when we insure that our basic needs as women are met we can serve others in our life at a much higher level. So – I am really a strong believer that we must know our personal needs and desires and act to fulfill them so that we can be more present – more caring and so that we can live richer deeper contributing lives.

You see you are so special and so unique that it is essential that you understand why and how to be fully alive and engaged in your life. This is what being fully conscious means. I also believe that when you really understand who you are and why you are here– you come out of focusing just on yourself and you become a much more significant contributor in your family, community and you more fully show up in all areas in life. I am beginning to really understand that since we are here for reasons much bigger than our self and our personal needs we have a responsibility to live knowing ourselves and that we then can go beyond our basic needs and include the needs of all-  the whole. The art for us women is to find the balance between giving and receiving and caring for others and making clear time available for us to look after our own needs.

To date we here at The Essential Feminine Company have focused on:

  •  The Powerful Attributes that you naturally hold as a women and how needed they are in the world
  • Your redefined definition of Success and how redefining success CHANGES THE QUALITY OF MOST WOMENS LIVES DRASTICALLY
  • You’re Divine Destiny and how when you are clear on why you are here (the deepest meaning of your existence.)

One thing that I have learned in all the events and conversations that I have had to date is that women want to learn how to live with greater ease and fulfillment. For some this means cutting back busy frenetic schedules, for others this involves taking time for ourselves and finding a natural rhythm and for others it is a matter of balancing the many highly active areas of our lives with specific time set aside for us to simply enjoy our life.

So back to where we started- Do YOU know what YOU most need right now? Why does it really matter? My answer is yes it does really matter and it also really matters that each one of us be clear on why we are Really here and be sure to check each day to see if we are living this purpose.

Stay tuned in November and to the year end we will looking at this question in more depth and we will be passing along a survey with prizes for those who participate. I would like to extend a personal invitation to learn specific ways that your natural feminine gifts can lead you to more satisfaction and joy in your life. You, as a woman, have powerful gifts that many of us do not use or even know we have. Once you claim these gifts, they can totally change the quality of your life. After attending the one-hour power session, you will walk away with fuel to ignite you into claiming a powerful feminine attribute that you naturally possess.

This month, we will focus on The Power Of Feminine Relationships. Do the women in your tribe mirror support and guide you? What company are you keeping? Can your tribe be stronger? To support you in being more? Join us for the first event in our nine part series. We have made these sessions particularly affordable because we truly want all to be able to attend and all women to shine!

— Maureen Simon
The Essential Feminine Company

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The Complimentary Essential Feminine Living Room is a global networking community that meets virtually on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Topics that address women’s pertinent needs in business and life are covered monthly. Women from all over the world exchange ideas and support. In the Living Room, mysteries unfold, profound learning occurs. You never know who you will meet and where the journey will take you. Join Maureen Simon and Gina Liberman as they explore gratitude the essential key to success.

The fabulous Gina Liberman will be joining me as my co-host. Gina has been involved with The Essential Feminine Company for years and has fabulous ideas and suggestions to share on the topic as she consults with women worldwide.  ~ Maureen Simon

Join Maureen and Gina Wednesday August 15 at 12 p.m. PST.

Register today! https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/432502801

Gina Liberman, M.A. integrates her love for the arts and humanities into a unique consultation, providing intuitive counseling, lifestyle coaching and inspired business development consulting to a diverse international clientele.   She received her graduate training in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and has lived and studied in Africa and Australia as a performing artist, writer, counselor and consultant.  She currently resides in South Florida. For more information or to schedule a phone consult, please call (415) 432-2050 or email ginaliberman@earthlink.net.

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