Why I joined the Goddess Circle

Leonie Dawson’s Goddess Circle

As I said in my previous post, I have joined an online community through Leonie Dawson (aka Goddess Leonie).  This opportunity has shown up at just the right time.

A couple of weeks ago I tried to set up a Facebook page for CWB.  Let’s just say, things did not go to plan.  I was having a temper tantrum within half an hour (not one of my finest moments).  Things weren’t doing what they were supposed to which I don’t handle too well.  After about an hour of Google-ing and maybe a little bit of swearing, I figured out why.  I hadn’t really wanted to start a page in the first place but felt like I “had to”.  And so when things didn’t go to plan, it didn’t take much for me to hate it.  Within 24 hours, I had deleted the page.

As all this was unfolding on what should have been an relaxing weekend afternoon, I bemoaned to my husband that I was doing this all on my own.  That I had no-one to turn to, especially when things weren’t going to plan.  And I was feeling lost about what to do next besides running to Google.  I didn’t have anything else in my pocket.  No other tricks up my sleeve.  I have some great girls on Twitter that I interact with, but I felt asking for their direct help was pushing the relationship.  It isn’t that kind of relationship.

In my business book reading, many books suggest getting a mentor and joining like minded groups for support.  But I hadn’t really found a forum or group that fitted.  And you can’t just walk up to someone and say “Hey, wanna be my mentor?”  I was starting to feel like I really needed this support, but just wasn’t sure how to go about finding it.  Finding something that really fitted.  Finding something that was exactly what I was looking for and needed.

One of the things that really convinced me to join Leonie’s Goddess Circle was a very active forum.  And there is a sub-forum just for us business girls.  It’s one of the elements I am looking forward to the most about the Goddess Circle.

I have been taking on this big adventure mostly on my own.  I really feel like this leap could be a big step forward.  An opportunity to learn from others on the same adventure.  To find some support when I’m not sure what to do next or when something isn’t working.  Even if it is just to have a vent and a sympathetic ear from someone who really gets it.  What I am trying to pull off here.  What I am going through.  What I am giving to this.  And maybe I’ll have the chance to share what I have learned so far with others who are just starting out on their adventure.

I will let you know if it has been what I was hoping.  It it opens up a new road on my adventure.

And if you are part of the Goddess Circle too, let me know.

♥ Coral

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6 Responses to Why I joined the Goddess Circle

  1. Erin says:

    Awesome, good for you! I recently joined a community (not the Goddess Circle, though) that has been a wonderful support for me. It’s really hard to “go it alone,” I’m finding. Having a like-minded network is invaluable! As for mentors…yeah, I’ve had the same thoughts. I hope the Goddess Circle works out great for you 🙂

    • Coral says:

      Hi Erin,
      It’s so true, isn’t it? Going it alone can be so challenging. Especially when you are unsure about what to do next or when something doesn’t go to plan. I’m really glad you are working with a community too. Would love to hear how you are finding it. Hugs – Coral.

  2. Kelly says:

    Hi Coral, i’ve just found your website through the goddess circle. It’s a lovely place, very friendly and supportive. Leonie is amazing too, very inspiring. Really love you website and enjoyed reading your story. I’m looking to set up a business in the near future, so it’s always nice to get inspiration from other people. Kelly xx

    • Coral says:

      Thank you for your comment and for the link – I haven’t heard of this one before, so I will go have a look. So nice to hear of new blogs and sites and resources. thank you for sharing.

  3. Lesley says:

    Hi Coral! I’m in the Goddess Circle! Just had to share that before crashing into bed. I haven’t been terribly active on it yet as I’ve suddenly found myself in several forums sort of serendipitously and I’m struggling to pay enough attention to all of them (and the other million directions I’m going in) but it looks so awesome. And all the free access to the courses = gold. I’m excited to dig more deeply into it!

  4. Coral says:

    Hi Lesley,
    So excited to hear you are in the Goddess Circle too! I’m loving it already. Lots of support and encouragement. I have downloaded Leonie’s Business Goddess Course and am excited to dive in to that. Hope to see you in the Circle.

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