411 Rachael Jayne Groover: Meditation is NOT Optional

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On this special Mentoring Minisode of Wings of Inspired Business … we talk about the extraordinary leap of consciousness so many entrepreneurs are taking in recent months and years – and why business growth is so intimately tied to personal growth. We talk too about what is our responsibility and what is not, how to pace yourself in the business marathon (remember the tortoise always beats the hare), and how to keep up the pace of inner work.

Here with us today to provide her insights and inspiration is …

Rachael Jayne Groover.

Rachael Jayne is the creator of the Art of Feminine Presence®. These are classes and trainings offered worldwide, by Rachael Jayne herself and over 300 of her certified coaches. Her mission is to help women increase their personal presence, individual magnetism, and their leadership ability so they can be seen, inspire change, and create wealth…in all ways.

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And now to the inspiring Rachael Jayne Groover.

Rachael Jayne first became fascinated by why some performers had stage presence, while others, no matter how brilliant, did not. She came to realize that anyone could learn the key factors that create “stage presence” in a performer, and use them to stand out, be seen, and inspire others in any situation.

She now travels the world teaching women how to increase their personal presence, individual magnetism, and their leadership ability so they can be seen, inspire change, and create wealth…in all ways … as the creator of the Art of Feminine Presence® classes and certification program.

She’s also the best-selling author of “Powerful and Feminine: How to Increase your Magnetic Presence and Attract the Attention You Want” as well as her latest release “Divine Breadcrumbs: A Search for True Love and Enlightenment.

Melinda Wittstock:         Rachael Jayne, welcome to Wings.

Rachael Jayne Groover: Thank you. It's great to be here, Melinda.

Melinda Wittstock:         I'm happy to have you all the way from Australia. I love your accent.

Rachael Jayne Groover: Thank you. Well, I'm living in Colorado now. I snagged myself a husband here and moved over.

Melinda Wittstock:         Oh my goodness. There's so many transplanted Australians here. It's awesome. I love it. So I just always start these mentoring Minisodes with what's inspiring you right now?

Rachael Jayne Groover: Well, what's inspiring me most is the spiritual journey really. I mean, I've been in business for 10 to 12 years. Not all of those years having a really good clue about what I should do. But I've been on a personal and spiritual development path for a long time as most of my community is. And the last of 18 months, I think everyone can feel it is a pretty extraordinary leap of consciousness for a lot of people. And I've definitely been feeling that, and having some pretty profound experiences, expansion. My mind being very, very quiet finally. And all of those things. And I think that that's such a part of running a business where you don't get overwhelmed and stressed, and you've got a lot of things going on. But you underneath it not run by this mind that's always chattering and you're always in the future because the next thing has to happen. Or you're in the past trying to keep everything how it is. And getting scared of risk, and all of the things that go into making a successful business person. Really connects with the spiritual journey.

Melinda Wittstock:         I couldn't agree more. I think entrepreneurship puts you on that path. Whether you want to be or not because it's the only way really to succeed ultimately.

Rachael Jayne Groover: Yeah. And all the entrepreneurs that I know are all very much connected to their personal growth journey. It goes hand in hand. I usually say if you want to start your business, just be aware that all your stuff is going to come up.

Melinda Wittstock:         Surely will.

Rachael Jayne Groover: [inaudible [spp-timestamp time="00:02:23"] tell me that if you get married, then that's the biggest personal development trial of your life. And I actually haven't found that to be true. I'm blessed that way. But business, oh my gosh. It brings up everything you don't want to look at, and more.

Melinda Wittstock:         Absolutely. And all those challenges, I describe them as just mirrors into our own soul and the things that we have to work on. So when we get triggered, it's actually an opportunity. And that's a typical thing for an entrepreneur to say. We're always looking for opportunity. Opportunities for growth often present themselves in the challenges as well. What are some of your challenges?

Rachael Jayne Groover: Well, I think the biggest one is my feeling of over sense of responsibility. And there's a good part of that and a bad part of that to any executive or business person, wherever you are in your career journey. We have to be responsible, and we need to be responsible for what we're creating. I believe that I am creating my own reality. I'm co-creating that with everybody else and everything else.

So I need to be responsible. But I contend to get over the other side of that fence pretty quickly as far as I'm responsible for everything. And I forget that my team is part of that, and my business partner and my husband is part of that. And my clients are part of that, and my community is part of that. And if I can expand my awareness, stay open, stay more surrendered, then I can see the truth that I'm not the only one responsible for this making it to be a success, you know? And it's the balance of both of those things. But I definitely can swing to, it's all up to me.

Melinda Wittstock:         Gosh, so beautifully said. Because we do tend to take a lot a lot on, especially as women. And along your journey, what have been the top three things that you would want to share with women in business at any stage of the entrepreneurial journey? What are your top three pieces of advice?

Rachael Jayne Groover: So the first thing is to really take into consideration that business is a marathon, not a sprint. It's something that you've got to look in over the long-term, because so many people, especially starting. You might be in a sprint mode if you're launching something, or you have a new event, or what have you coming up. But so many people have a screwed up relationship with time, right? Everything's got to be now. We're naturally impatient as entrepreneurs, I think, which goes for us and doesn't go for us. And you've got to build something that you're proud of in the long run. So look at it long-term versus just always be sprinting.

The second we touched on before is that business will bring up all of your unresolved issues. So you've got to keep doing your inner work and do that every month. In our work with The Art of Feminine Presence, we call it shadow of the month. We do a shadow of the month, things that we unconsciously don't really want to look at that that shows up for women, that stops them from being a real authority, a leader, a beautiful presence. All of those things in their career.

And the third is the, I really believe we're past the point of getting away with not meditating. Meditation is not optional. If you are going to enjoy your business, you're not going to get stressed by it. You're not going to be taken on an emotional roller coaster. And I think most business owners are still on that mental and emotional roller coaster of when something goes well, I'm happy. When something doesn't go well, I'm not happy. And there is a way to get off of that for good.

Melinda Wittstock:         Yes, I agree with you. It gets to the point where everything is a little bit tempered, right? So these great successes are just like, “Oh hey, that's great.” The disasters are like, “Okay well that's good. What's it showing me?” And you start to get a little bit more, I don't know. There's more of a leveling I find over time that's been true for me. So Rachael Jayne, you're doing great work in the world. How can people find you and work with you?

Rachael Jayne Groover: Yeah, well I'm the creator of The Art of Feminine Presence trainings. That's what I'm mostly known for. We do those all around the world in Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada, USA. We're going to India next year for the first time to take the work there. We're really excited about that. And the best way to start, you might want to see a few videos on how you can be seen and heard, and have a very strong outer presence. Whether that's on a stage or in your workplace. But also this inner presence that's going to get you off the roller coaster. I have a free virtual training at artoffemininepresence.com/fullyexpressed, helping you become fully expressed as a feminine leader. While compensated that in that, but very grounded and present at the same time.

Melinda Wittstock:         Wonderful. Well thank you so much for putting on your wings and flying with us.

Rachael Jayne Groover: Thank you.

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