As you may know, I am a member of the Wonderful Women's networking group run by the fabulous ReeRee Rockette. We meet once a month for full meetings, and are invited to smaller meetings depending on our particular needs. The meetings usually have a theme and so far we have discussed topics like using social media, branding, marketing, webdesign and copyright. Today's theme was about setting goals, which is the sort of thing that I know works, given my NLP background!
Each of the women articulated in words one goal for their business in the next 5 years, 3 years, coming year and 6 months. Many of us were saying it was difficult to start with, but by the end we had lots! We also tweeted our goals so that we weren't just saying them to each other, but were putting them out there to the world (or at least our followers). As we all agreed, how can you know if you're there if you don't know where you're going? We also tried to have measureable and specific goals. Needless to say I came back very excited and fired up about the goals I had set for myself this afternoon. I was even more excited to see that a few Twitter followers said that my goals summed up what they wanted to do and gave them some clarity and support. That made it even more worthwhile!
We met at the delightful vintage cafe Drink Shop and Do on Caledonian Road.
Amongst our group of women this month we had our host, ReeRee Rockette, owner of Rockalily London Make-up, photographer Tigz Rice, Editor of New Empress Magazine Helen Cox, The Thrify Stitcher Claire-Louise, and sound engineer at Sounds Wilde Kirsty Gillmore. We also had the owner of Wonderland Wigs Sam, milliner LittleMissB, hair and make-up artist Miss Honey-Bare, Lizzie of Betty Blues Loungerie and burlesque performer Duchess Divine as well as new member Rosie who is considering her business options! We are quite a diverse bunch, but inspite of this and being at different stages of running our own businesses, we all contribute and gain so much from our meetings.