07 Sept 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

A quote by St. Francis of AssissiQuote I’m pondering:

“You are that which you are seeking.” St. Francis of Assisi {Pin it}

On my listening list:

This week I’ve been listening to some very interesting podcasts. I probably have 20 or so podcasts I listen to regularly and as you can imagine, they are varied in style and content. This week I’ve been focusing on creativity and I found myself listening to The Creative Empire podcast. Two interviews were particularly insightful: Episode 231 with Chanti Zak– Creative and Converting Quizzes. Did you know that just about any business can benefit from using quizzes to get clients? To get information from existing clients? Chanti Zak makes the case that quizzes can work better than surveys because of the element of fun and feedback.

Episode 234 with Cara Chace called Why Pinterest Should be a Priority in Your Business is all about using Pinterest to grow your business. Pinterest is actually a search engine and you can get found by using “promoted pins.” Both episodes provide tons of really relevant information for small businesses (even if your business isn’t in the “creative” space) and the podcast notes for each will give you links for useful free resources.

Do you listen to podcasts? What are your favorites? Tell me here.

Meetings this week:

I’m looking forward to introducing Gay Hendricks at the Women of Color Empowerment Institute Conference. His book, The Big Leap is one of my all time favorites. I recommend it and use it as the basis of many workshops. (Originally published in 2009, it still resonates…) I especially love the section called “out of the box and onto the spiral”, here’s an excerpt: “I think of the Zone of Genius as a continuous spiral. You go higher and higher every day as you expand your capacity for more love, abundance, and success. It’s an upward journey with no upper limit.”

Ideas I’m Noodling…

Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring! {Pin it}

I’m following…

Kelly Roach of KellyRoachCoaching.com. Her focus is on selling through serving. If the sales process is difficult for you, consider thinking of sales as service. You have solutions that people need. They see value in that and the exchange is money.

If you approach people you meet and want as clients with a mindset that you can help them, your sales conversations will go much more smoothly. In fact, the more you give (advice/assistance/offerings) the more you get.

I’m Celebrating…

The cleansing and healing power of tears. I meditate a lot and I’m a big believer in the power of breath work for energy, for stress relief and for clarity… but there is nothing like a good cry, don’t you agree? It’s good for you and good for those around you.

Check out this Pinterest board full of great articles singing the virtues of tears for relieving stress, for mood enhancement and for overall good health here.

Check out this Pinterest board full of great articles singing the virtues of tears for relieving stress, for mood enhancement and for overall good health here.
Nancy Allen


G. Nancy Allen is an international speaker, coach, consultant and expert on women’s business issues. Nancy has over 30 years of experience helping small business owners at all stages of growth. As President and CEO of WBDC Florida/Her Company Incorporated, Nancy manages and leads an incredible team of staff, sponsors, partners and women business leaders who are dedicated to certifying, connecting and championing women in business. Nancy has been recognized for her work on behalf of women in business through numerous prestigious awards: -Nancy was recently honored by the International Career and Business Alliance (ICABA) as one of South Florida’s 100 most accomplished Caribbean Americans. She is especially proud of this award because it highlights her heritage as well as her professional accomplishments. -Nancy is the recipient of the World Women Leadership Achievement Award from the World Women Leadership Congress -Nancy is also the proud recipient of the Association Marketing Award from Women in ECommerce. -Most recently Nancy was named Honorary Ambassador of Cascais, Portugal by the Ambassador’s Club of the Industry Sector of Cascais and the Estoril Coast. Nancy’s personal motto is Connections, Creativity and Courage in all endeavors. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS, 1982). She was born in Haiti and raised in South Florida. Nancy is bi-lingual in English and French and is fluent in Spanish and Creole.