Ever noticed there are a dozen women's group in any given metropolis, while men's groups are few and have lifelong members?
I noticed this years ago as I joined one women's group, then another, then another ... until I had made the 'rounds' as so many of my colleagues have done. I realized they are pretty much all the same!
They speak about being 'distinct' from one another and in some cases there are some efforts in that direction, yet in the end, it's about women being afraid to stay in one place for a long time with other women.
Why was my next question. Men stay in Lions and Kiwanis as examples all their lives, as did their fathers.
Women are fickle ... and Women don't trust other women.
We the nurturers and over 5000 years of recorded history we have been catty, jealous, territorial, and just plain unkind. Not all women -- let's say 97 out of 100, shall we?
So why would any woman trust another group of women over time?
Yet the timeless principal of mastermind is what, as example, made Andrew Carnegie the richest man in the world during his time. Carnegie attributed all his wealth to his ongoing and lifelong mastermind.
"Mr. Carnegie's Master Mind group consisted of a staff of approximately fifty men, with whom he surrounded himself, for the DEFINITE PURPOSE of manufacturing and marketing steel. He attributed his entire fortune to the ..." from Chapter 10, Think and Grow Rich. Read more ...
Can you see women doing this? I can absolutely!
re now women's masterminds "mavenZminds" focused study groups for women learning, assimilating, and applying Hill's Principles of Success in business.
So women keep hopping from one organization or another, looking for that 'something' that will grow their businesses, although they don't know what it is. A very few find it.
Women are looking for Trust where up until now, there is little or none. Yet it's not trust in others ... it's trust in ourselves.
Women in business are a mismatch for business success. We are fish out of water -- and why not with only 2 or 3 decades or full fiscal responsibility for our families?
Women come to the conference table not believing we are
Womens groups overall purport to 'lift women up' and help them grow their businesses, yet why then do they often bring in men as speakers?
While there are a few women's groups that remain staunch in their support of women and do not do this, most are still seeking some kind of approval by supporting men.
Regardless of how expert in a subject a man may be, there is always, always, always a woman who is as smart and savvy and self expressed as he! And frankly even if she was a new speaker with little training, yet an expert in her field, I would rather hear her and lift her up. Wouldn't you?
Last night during President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address stated as part of the program that women should be paid equal to men. Yet we know statistically (IWPR Report for the Council for Women in North Carolina) that it will be 2054 before the 17.5% wage gap will disappear!
So the question is "what can women do right now" to begin to close the gap?
This is my work -- my legacy -- to collapse the gap by 2025 by teaching women the ancient principals and laws that that constitute the context of success in business.
If you are a woman's organization to support women, I say STOP BRINGING IN MEN as your speakers! There is no need! Lift up Women!
Help them sell their products and hear their message. BE who you say you are for Women.
My keynote speaking mentor Steve Siebold who has written books such as Die Fat or Get Tough: 101 Differences in Thinking Between Fat People and Fit People and Fat Loser! shared that he had people who were opposed to his point of view (can you imagine?) ... yet they visited his web sites and bought his books and products.
For me as a rare and self-made female expert on Think and Grow Rich, speaking out on this subject, I know a lot of women will be very 'hot' and disagree with me. That's okay because I speak a truth for those who have not yet found their own voice. What do you think?