Empowering women to create financial, social, and spiritual freedom

How to Find All the Motivation You Could Ever Need

Before I started my business, I was a corporate manager desperate for something more purposeful. I began a quest to find my calling and make a difference in the world. I have landed in heaven: helping creative women entrepreneurs with “big ideas” implement their world-changing visions.

I’ve learned so much on the journey that brought me to this point. One of the biggest things I’ve learned is that motivation to do anything is inherent when we’re connected to our purpose for doing that thing.

If you are connected to your purpose and following your calling, you will have all the motivation you need to keep moving forward. If you find yourself lacking motivation, there’s nothing wrong with you! It likely means you’re shooting for something that isn’t fully aligned with who you are. Once you find alignment, you’ll find your motivation.

Jenny Shih is a coach and consultant for right-brained, creative entrepreneurs. She helps “big idea” people implement their world-changing visions. Jenny’s free idea flight kit will give you everything you need to get your ideas up and flying.

She also likes to talk about superheroes and saving the world.

Tweets: @jennyshih
Web: jennyshih.com
idea flight kit (it’s free): go here

Create Personal Freedom

My name is Nina Yau, author of The Radical Minimalist and writer and founder of Castles in the Air. I live my life unabashedly through explorations of the human dynamic and this blog is a platform for such explorations to flourish.

I used to want to be normal and fit in, severely repressed by traditional, cultural, societal and personal inhibitions. That didn’t work out so well so I left my corporate day job in order to change the world through a minimalist revolution, inspire positive change in people’s lives and to live life according to my own terms.

Follow me on Twitter as I make my way across the world, beginning January 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan, and spanning other countries and more. This is going to be one amazing journey. Thanks for joining me.

Be Brave | Go For It

Lisa Witter is an experienced executive, social entrepreneur, communications strategist, author, blogger and social commentator with expertise in the not-for-profit field, philanthropy, politics, womens issues, health, social marketing, new media, international development, corporate social responsibility, and leveraging pop culture for social change. She frequently gives workshops and lectures in these areas for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. In 2010 she was named one of 197 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.

As chief strategy officer of Fenton, the largest public interest communications firm in the country, she heads-up the firms work in innovation and co-leads the practices in womens issues, health, social entrepreneurship and global affairs for clients including Women for Women International, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai, MoveOn.org, International Criminal Court, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, The American Medical Association, David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Stonyfield Yogurt. She has served on Center for Disease Control and Prevent expert panels on parenting and teen violence, and, most recently, co-led an awareness and action campaign around Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunns best-seller Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Witter is co-author with Lisa Chen of The She Spot: Why Women are the Market for Changing the World and How to Reach Them. She is a co-founder of the award-winning SheSource.org, an online brain trust of women experts to help close the gender gap among commentators in the news media. She was honored as an outstanding activist and expert on womens issues by Oxygen.com for her work on a national campaign against privatizing Social Security during the 2000 presidential election. She has also co-founded two programs to encourage people to run for political office: Emerge and the Institute for a Democratic Future.

She has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, FOX News, CBS Early Show, O, the Oprah Magazine and has been published in Newsday, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Anderson Cooper 360, Huffington Post, AlterNet and Blogher. In 2004 Witter was a contestant on the Showtime reality show, “American Candidate.”

She is on the advisory boards for Climate Counts, Center for Philanthropys Women and Philanthropy Institute, Momsrising.org, Vitanna.org, the Op-Ed Project, Energy Inside, SheWrites, Plant a Fish, and Women for Women International. Witter, a native of Washington State, lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. She studied at the University of California Santa Cruz, the University of Washington and the Universita di Padova, Italia.

Tweets @lisamwitter

How to Be Heart Healthy So You Can Love Your Life & Succeed

>>Bianca Jade is the founder and editor of fitness, fashion and wellness website, MizzFIT.com. She is known to her readers as MizzFIT, a fitness couturess and fanatic who finds inner peace through exercise. Bianca believes that being healthy and fit is an instant formula for happiness and chooses to spread this message to her readers by rallying women for fitness through fashion.

Born in St Louis Missouri, Bianca attended the John Burroughs School, St Louis most exclusive prep school and alma mater to actor John Hamm and famed restaurateur, Danny Meyer. She was both an avid jock and budding fashionista, this did not sit well with her teammates and she oftenfound herself mocked for her fashionable fitness choices.

As an adult, Bianca went on to attend Cornell University and earned a B.A. in Psychology. She later pursued a successful career in advertising and worked as a creative art director for Ogilvy and Mather, Saatchi and Saatchi and Chiat Day.

In 2009, Bianca decided to reunite her two passions, fitness and fashion and launched MizzFIT.com. This time instead of being bullied, she was celebrated, quickly gaining a rapid following of women that were eager to learn about the world of fashionable fitness apparel and accessories. A five time marathon runner, both in New York City and St Louis, Missouri, Bianca helps women to stay committed to working out with fun and trendy exercise options.

In late 2009, along with Teen Vogue Fitness Editor, Eva Chen, Bianca was invited by Nike to join their Global Influencer Panel and speak about the role of fitness and fashion in the lives of young women. She currently resides in New York City and lives by the motto, “Why not look our best in order to feel our best.”

In October 2010 MizzFIT.com launched a wellness consulting service called Style up 2 Shape Up. The fitness-coaching program is designed to change the way women feel about fitness and personalize their workout routine based on what they love. Through phone and Skype sessions, MizzFIT customizes a unique workout plan for each client that includes fashionable apparel, exercise and confidence boosting tools to stay on track.

Tweets @MizzFITnyc

Develop a Career that’s Successful, Sustainable and Makes Positive Social Impact

>>Since winning the Miss Junior America competition as a college freshman, Alexia Vernon has been on the speaking circuit and engaged in helping people live their best lives. She is a leadership and career author, speaker, coach, and trainer and the Owner of Catalyst for Action–a coaching and training company that empowers people to build careers and companies that are successful, sustainable, and make a positive social impact. She specializes in helping fabulous women–like those in the She’s Next community!–develop the mindset, relationships, skills, and behaviors to make career success a way of being…irrespective of what the economy looks like. She is the author of the book, Awaken Your CAREERpreneur: A Holistic Road Map to Climb from Your Calling to Your Career (www.AwakenYourCareerpreneur.com) and speaks/trains for such groups as the NYC Department of Education, Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, American Society for Training and Development, Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Step Up Women’s Network, the National Council for Workforce Education, and the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition. Alexia’s values-driven approach to career success has been featured on/in such media as CNN, NBC, the CW, ABCNews.com, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, and TheGlassHammer.com. When not working with her clients, you can find Alexia on her yoga mat, looking for her next cupcake, or snuggled up with her two favorite men–her delicious husband, Steve, and her cat, Plato. To learn more about how Alexia can help you get out of your own way and launch to the next level of professional success, community impact, and personal satisfaction, visit www.AlexiaVernon.com.

Connect with Alexia on Twitter @GenWeCoach.