For many years I felt like an outlier in the business world, hell, in life. It’s no secret I’m a “heart-centered strategist” as several clients have called me. I have never really bought into the idea of business as usual. I’ve learned what I can from teachers and authors and mentors who had important business skills to teach, but whose personal lives I did not admire. For decades, I’ve wondered where the mentors who prioritized business AND people are. To be sure, I have found some along the way and I cherish them, but it’s often not the norm.
Over the past few years, I’ve just been “over it” in terms of any attempt to fit into that stale business mold. More and more, I’ve leaned into what my heart and skillset tell me are important: people. I’ve also worked on my own limiting beliefs about what is possible for someone like me who wants to make both a difference and a small fortune. 😉 And you know what happened when I made those shifts? My business grew. My network of “my kind of people” has grown. And it’s just the beginning.
I’m telling you this because if you’re feeling frustrated with the way business has been done, there is so much hope for change right now.
And you know what? It’s about damn time that caring people start leading a revolution of how business and government is done in this country!
Right now, I want to share just a few wonderful things to help you in your roles in changing the world:
#1 Get Arlan Hamilton’s book It’s About Damn Time, and if you’re ready to take serious next steps Join her free Mastermind. I met some AMAZING entrepreneurs in there. Arlan is an absolute gem of a human being. If you haven’t heard of her you will very soon. She is the kind of person I’m talking about: making a difference in her work, genuinely helping people, while also making bank.
#2 Black people, get free, expert advice for your business/career. If you are a Black person, check out this list of CEOs and professionals who are donating their time/advice to Black people right now. Jump on this.
#3 Finally, I have a little Juneteenth announcement:
I am donating branding one-on-one sessions with me to Black people for the month of August. Sign up for your spot here if you’re ready for some laser-focused branding advice: https://calendly.com/theandreaguevara/25-min
Okay, that’s it for now. And if you’re Indigenous, POC or single mom, don’t worry I’ll have more resources for you too. I just really want to help keep this momentum of Black power moving right now.
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