The second question was "What is the one thing that you wish you could really say to your clients, that you never ever would?"
Awesome question. I have used it often with my entrepreneurial clients who get stuck in marketing-speak, and have trouble just gettin' real and saying what it is they truly wish to communicate about their passionate and person reason for being in business!)
So, what was the one thing I would want to say to my women clients? I have to admit, my answer was a bit - er - impolite, but I'll clean it up for you. I wanted to tell my clients to stand up! Stop putting themselves down and seeing themselves as less-than in relation to men!
[An aside here: There's something super powerful about being impolite when you are creating something new (an idea, a business, a chosen response, a new understanding about yourself!) that is creatively freeing and absolutely necessary. So I encourage you to be impolite in expressing - to yourself - what it is that you really wish you could say or do or be. You too can clean it up later, for others! But always keep the impolite version for yourself.]
The third question Bill then sprang on us was: "Well, given the answers to these two questions, what would be the name of your business?"
And I had it instantly. "Goodbye, Good Girl." And when I stood up and announced it, everybody cheered! We instinctively know what it means, don't we? It means a longed-for freedom from "behaving", from feeling "stuck" in shoulds and ought-to's.
It took me a few more years to put together everything I want to share, but the basics have never changed: I want The Goodbye Good Girl Project™ to speak to the emerging power of women, and the challenges we face in walking into that power, which is a place most of us have never really gone before.
Lori Ellen Kirstein is a motivational speaker and writer, a professional actress/singer, whose mission is to empower women to know their Strength, to express themselves, to define themselves in empoweringly truthful ways, and to have a nourishing, powerful impact on the world, individually and together.