Cindy Ratzlaff ~ The Power Of Women

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Cindy Ratzlaff of Brand New Brand You Inc. shares the four gifts every woman needs to give herself and why that\'s just good business.

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Cindy Ratzlaff ~ The Power Of Women

  1. 1. The Power of Women May 3, 2010 Four Gifts Every Woman Should Give Herself and Why It’s Good for Business Presenter: Cindy Ratzlaff
  2. 2. Crone [kro –an] (noun) 1. Offensive term 2. a term of abuse 3. a withered old woman 4. from the Anglo-French caroine meaning dead flesh 5. a woman over forty
  3. 3. Four Gifts <ul><li>Admire the woman you’ve become </li></ul><ul><li>Clean your mental closet </li></ul><ul><li>Establish firm boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Build strong relationships with other women </li></ul>
  4. 4. Admire the Woman You’ve Become <ul><li>We are the sum of all of our experiences both good and bad </li></ul><ul><li>We are who we are because of these experiences not in spite of them </li></ul><ul><li>We are here and therefore are survivors and thrivers </li></ul><ul><li>Dropping the “Good Girls Don’t Brag” syndrome </li></ul>
  5. 5. Clean Your Mental Closet and Find Your Authentic Voice <ul><li>Banish negative self talk </li></ul><ul><li>Speak in affirming language about others </li></ul><ul><li>Invite alternative opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Create an atmosphere of support </li></ul>
  6. 6. Establish Firm Boundaries to Strengthen Relationships <ul><li>Say yes when you mean yes </li></ul><ul><li>Say no when you mean no </li></ul><ul><li>Give yourself the mental space to make decide which is which </li></ul><ul><li>Model to others how you expect to be treated </li></ul><ul><li>Leave regret and resentment behind </li></ul><ul><li>Use a support system to practice boundary setting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Build Strong Relationships with Other Women <ul><li>Banish negative self talk </li></ul><ul><li>Speak in affirming language about others </li></ul><ul><li>Invite alternative opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Create an atmosphere of support </li></ul>
  8. 8. Abundance and Success <ul><li>Myth: There is a finite amount of abundance and success in the world and if I don’t grab mine, someone else will. </li></ul><ul><li>Fact: Collaboration and cooperation is the business model that best fits with the new consumer focused atmosphere being created by social media. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cindy’s Guiding Business Principals <ul><li>Only do business with nice people </li></ul><ul><li>Only do work I love OR that brings me closer to work I love </li></ul><ul><li>Do things that scare me regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Take imperfect action rather than wait for perfect action </li></ul>
  10. 10. New Ventures
  11. 11. Thank you. I invite you to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to continue the conversation.

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