• Are you READY for the SPOTLIGHT?

    I’m asking because even if you’re not excited about getting more exposure (media or otherwise), it kind of comes with the territory of owning your BIG MISSION and making a difference.

    Many years ago the Dalai Lama made a bold statement.  During the Vancouber Peace Summit in 2009 he said “The world will be saved by the western woman.”  It’s a tall order and there could be some truth to that because women do business differently.

    There are three universal truths about running a business

    1. Owning a business isn’t for the faint of heart

    2. When you have a BIG MISSION you will constantly be pushed to share it in bigger ways than you ever imagined (even if you always dreamed of being in the spotlight)

    3. When you own a business you have a minimum of two roles A) Working your magic B) Marketing your magic

    Part of marketing your magic means you need to be ready for the spotlight because it’s your responsibility (duty really) to share your message in a BIG WAY. After all, it’s about facilitating change right? AND change can be uncomfortable, but that’s when we know we’re exactly where we need to be. When we’re being pushed (especially past our own comfort zone and limitations) we know we’re getting closer to where we want to be.

    I knew my philosophies (specifically the NEW marketing model for success as seen in Inc. Magazine) were going to be featured in the book Wonder Women: How Western Women Will Save the World co-written by my fabulous colleagues Jessica Eaves Mathews and Phil Dyer. I even perused the advance copy. BUT when the real deal arrived in my mailbox earlier than expected AND my philosophies are noted right up there with Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Jessica Jackley (founder of Kiva), Lisa Nichols and so many more… (WOW — how cool is that?!) — I was deeply humbled and I knew it’s time to own my message in a much bigger way.

    I’m sharing this with you because this didn’t happen by accident. It happened because I have a BIG vision, a clear mission and a plan to make it happen. This isn’t always the case and that’s exactly why we need to surround ourselves with people who are going to move us forward. Sometimes that path may not be clear… (knowledge is power and one of my favorite sources of knowledge is BOOKS)… That’s why I highly recommend this book (and not just because my philosophies are featured). You can get your copy by clicking this link Wonder Women: How Western Women Will Save the World

    I recommend this book because business as usual is broken (and it received advanced praise from Seth Godin).

    If you’re tired of the way people have been doing business. If you’re frustrated by antiquated, archaic approaches to the traditional business model, fueled by ruthless competition and focused on winning at all costs, this book is for you.  A movement is underway (my NEW marketing model for success is a big part of this – learn more here).  You can be part of this movement towards a better way of life and a better career. One based in a better way of doing business one based in the nurturing, relationship-centered feminine energy.

    I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you think is working in business today? What isn’t working? What are you going to do about it?  Post your comments below and I’ll join the discussion with you.


    Lisa Manyon is "The Business Marketing Architect" a content and copywriting strategist for mission-driven entrepreneurs. She's the creator of the NEW marketing model for success (as seen in Inc. Magazine) that's changing the way people market today. She specializes in powerfully communicating your marketing message to increase results via Manyon Marketing Web Makeovers, website copy packages and content strategies to effectively market your business. She offers a free Copywriting Action Plan and marketing resources on her award winning blog. Her consulting and coaching is known to help produce million dollar results www.writeoncreative.com/blog


    21 responses to “Spotlight on Wonder Women: How Western Women Will Save the World”

    1. Sue Painter says:

      Part of the work of holding a big vision is simply keeping it moving forward – in small ways, every day. Keeping the faith of it. You’ve done that and now see it coming to pass. Cool beans!

    2. Congratulations, Lady Lisa! You are Write-On ROCKIN’!



      Katherine C. H. E.
      Author, Be True Rich

    3. Jessica says:

      So excited to see you in the book! When you surround yourself with great people, great things happen. That’s why I keep great people within my big vision

    4. Thanks for sharing Lisa! I’ll have to add this book to my reading list. I agree that the old way of doing business is broken. I believe that business is all about coming from a place of service, first and foremost, and truly connecting with those you are meant to serve.

      • Lisa Manyon says:

        We are on the same page. Service first always and acting with integrity! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you’ve finished reading Wonder Women: How Western Women Will Save The World. I’m so honored to have my philosophies featured and I’ll create an Amazon book review about the book soon, too.
        Write on!~
        Lisa Manyon

    5. Very interesting to hear that “business as usual is broken.” Good for you for your broad vision Lisa!

      • Lisa Manyon says:

        Thanks Mary Ellen,
        Business is always changing and I think you’ll find the book Wonder Women: How Western Women Will Save the World to be an eye-opening resource. I’m interested to hear your thought after you read it.
        Write on!~
        Lisa Manyon

    6. Mitch Tublin says:

      Great to see you have your place in this new book.
      Wonderful opportunity for you to keep promoting!

    7. Congrats on being mentioned in the book Lisa – I am awaiting my copy to be shipped to Oz from Amazon – looking forward to reading about your philosophy in print!

      • Lisa Manyon says:

        Thanks it’a an honor to be featured in the “Integrity” section of the book and seeing it in print was really exciting.
        I look forward to your feedback. It’s a great book (and not just because my philosophy is also featured). Jessica and Phil did an excellent job talking about very real issues in the current business structure and economy.
        Write on!~
        Lisa Manyon

    8. A very big congrats! I love your new message and you deserve to be included!

    9. Love it – we need to focus on sharing the magic and marketing the magic! Can’t get any clearer than that! Thank you 🙂

    10. Lisa,
      As I read your 3 unfaltering truths about business I was trying to figure out which was the most important and you know what I couldn’t. It will push you… oh yeah! You have 2 roles… absolutely. It’s your duty to share it in bigger and bigger ways…yes.

      Thank you for continuing to push yourself and share in bigger and bigger ways!


      • Lisa Manyon says:

        Thank you for your support, Carrie.
        It’s so important to be in our magic and to market our magic and having the support of like-minded business owners is also vital.
        You are appreciated!
        Write on!~
        Lisa Manyon

    11. Jenny Fenig says:

      So proud of you, Lisa! Love how you shine your light for the betterment of all who are ready to shine theirs too.

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