Monday, September 28, 2009

The World is Shifting - Can You Feel It?

Have you ever sat down and thought about the impact you make on the world?

Many women say to me that since they turned 50 they took another look at their life and decided to take a new direction, ramp up what they’re doing or change it altogether.  It’s like they experience some kind of rebirth.  Deepak Chopra even talks about it in his book “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind” about the change that happens midlife – and not so much a menopausal change but a total rebirth where women really start to grow into themselves. They find it’s the time for them to realise their greatness. 

A few shifts have happened to me since I turned the big 50 this year. I took the time to totally reassess how I did things and start making more of an active difference to society.

I love what I do by helping women find their style and feel so much better about themselves. I get such a buzz from seeing the look on a clients face move from a lack of belief in how they see themselves to total astonishment when they see the woman they CAN be.  But nothing is more gratifying than hearing that a client feels better, healthier, fitter, more energetic, stronger or younger.  Reason being is because so many people I see from day to day are suffering from chronic fatigue, digestion problems, auto immune deficiencies right through to cancer, heart disease and diabetes. These conditions unfortunately seem to be the kinds of things we seem to accept with the onset of age.

But it doesn’t have to be.
What really makes me hopeful and excited is that I believe I have the perfect vehicle to make them feel so much better and improve their condition and age like the powerful, youthful, inspiring women we all want to be.

I went to a medical seminar (with a difference) a little while ago and the doctor opened up the session with the words ‘the world is shifting – can you feel it?’  The whole room unanimously answered with a resounding 'Yes, absolutely'.   He made it very clear that we most definitely do not have to accept ageing and all that we assume comes with it. Everyone is aware to some point, of the shift that’s going on. Be it economically, healthwise, politically or the way we all think.

Two key ways that I’ve noticed the shift in our thinking is in the world of business and health. The world of business entrepreneurialism is moving more to Social Entrepreneurialism and health is moving from the Medical to the Holistic.

As found in Wikipedia, the definition of a Social Entrepreneur: Social entrepreneurship is the work of a social entrepreneur. A social entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change. Whereas a business entrepreneur typically measures performance in profit and return, a social entrepreneur assesses success in terms of the impact s/he has on society as well as in profit and return. While social entrepreneurs often work through nonprofits and citizen groups, many are now working in the private and governmental sectors and making a real impact on society.”

Now, a new breed of entrepreneur is growing in profile—the for-profit social entrepreneur. This is a business person who is interested in making-money, the bottom line of every business, but is also concerned with spreading good in the world.

I googled 'Social Entrepreneurship' and one of many, Filipe Santos has written his take on the subject. He has published an INSEAD working paper called “A Positive Theory of Social Entrepreneurship.” He also directs the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP)

Social entrepreneurs see a problem that they feel compelled to resolve, show the world a solution, and start implementing it,” says Santos. “They deploy it through entrepreneurial action and get others engaged and interested in helping – unlike social activists who may use force and political pressure to achieve their goals.”

“Social entrepreneurs are motivated by value creation, by the social impact of what they are doing,” says Santos. “They are happy to see this value spill over to the whole of society.”

Have you ever looked at an opportunity that would allow you to make a real impact on society? If not, would you be open minded to simply take a look?

If this is not for you, that’s OK, I totally understand. Maybe you’re already a Social Entrepreneur. But let me ask you this. Have you ever considered a business where you knew you were doing great things for humanity and contributing toward making a change? What if you knew you could do incredible things for people with the conditions I mentioned above, improve their quality of life, do the charity work you might have dreamed of doing but never had the extra money or the time. Would you like to help children who will never know a life of plenty, make a significant impact on people’s health both physically and financially all while earning an income at the same time and making that social change.

The company that’s doing that is the one I’m proud to say I work with - Usana Health Sciences. We are not a company of hype nor empty promises. We are quietly making a dramatic change and contributing to the shift.

If this even sparks your curiosity then I’d like to invite you to a one off business seminar at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel on Monday evening the 12th October commencing at 6.30 for a 7.00pm start. It will only cost $20. A doctor and scientist from the US, a Naturopath from Sydney and a Social Entrepreneur will explain in detail exactly what kind of company Usana is, the impact it’s making on disease prevention, what they’re doing, how they’re doing it and why their product has been ranked number one in the world. Why not come, listen and make your own judgement?

Bookings will however be absolutely essential, so make sure you contact me if you’d like to come along.

"The World is Shifting - Can You Feel It?"

Anne Noonan
Ph: 0417 761 998

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