Episode 34

Womanhood Wonderland - Remastered | LAYC34

Alice in Wonderland isn’t the only one having trouble fitting into her circumstances and environment frequently.

As a woman, evolving, transforming, and growing to fit the part for my next stage of life, business idea, personal reinvention or relationship change, I think I could write a sequel to Lewis Carroll’s story and title it “Womanhood Wonderland”.

My story isn’t finished so I hope you’ll stay in touch to see how I turn out!

I’d like to hear your stories about the adventures you’ve had as you embraced transformation!

About the Host:

Isabel Banerjee

Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst

Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.

Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.

With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.

Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)

and

Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst (www.theencorecatalyst.com) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact.

also

Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/

 

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Welcome back my friends.

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So happy to have you here to help me celebrate the end of summer 2021.

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We are just about at the end of the month of August, and to welcome in September...

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A new season on the calendar, and a new season in our

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lives, as evolutionary women.

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We're also here today to celebrate and commemorate...

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National Women's Equality Day in the United States.

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Today is the day, officially...

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The political boys said...

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Okay...

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You're right.

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We'd be better off...

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If you all had a say in the laws that govern this country,

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and laws that govern your life.

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Disturbing for me is to think...

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Oh my gosh, it's only just about a hundred years ago, that

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women had the right to vote.

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So what does that mean?

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What does it mean the right to vote?...

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It means a great deal for many people...

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I'm certainly not a political commentator, but for me...

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Equality means economic autonomy.

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Economic autonomy that women everywhere in the world should have.

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Because it makes sense.

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It has been proven, that as women...

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When we have the power to be economically autonomous...

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Good things happen not only within our own families, but in our communities...

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And that radiates out and ripples through countries and continents.

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It connects women and people around the world, in a better productive way.

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So let's recognize that it's a responsibility and a privilege to vote.

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And celebrate together.

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To continue our celebration...

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We're going to offer to you today, a remastered, rejuvenated

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version of episode 4...

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Womanhood Wonderland.

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I hope you enjoy.

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I'll be back with our regular program starting in September.

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Hello again, everyone!

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Today, I'd like the opportunity to talk with you about a place that you may

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have visited, or if you're like me...

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I seem to frequent this location a lot...

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Coming back again and again...

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To revisit the very interesting environment of Womanhood Wonderland.

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Yes.

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Yes.

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It's not just Alice that went to Wonderland.

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I do it regularly....

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If the truth be told, I bet you, you do as well.

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It's the interesting thing about our life as evolutionary women, women who continue

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to evolve and transform and grow...

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And find ourselves faced with making choices to do, to be, to change things up.

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That the landscape, the environment that we are in each time we make a decision

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to expand our life and our experience...

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Is a wild and wonderful place.

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And at some times, it's a weary place...

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And other times it's a scary place.

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Womanhood Wonderland.

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I think back to Lewis Carroll's story with Alice in Wonderland and

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really how much I can relate to her as a character and her experiences.

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Always throughout my life, I felt like I was falling...

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Free, falling into some thing, that was adventurous and scary and unknown.

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So very frequently and still to this very day...

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That I am not fitting in quite right where I am at the moment.

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I'm always being challenged to either shrink or grow, or I'm expanding

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to exceed the space that I am in.

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That's part of this magic of Womanhood Wonderland that we do.

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We morph and change, and alter, all of the time.

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If we choose.

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Or if we don't choose, then we could sit around like that toadstool and just...

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Smoke those hookah pipes.

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But...

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Really, I feel that the adventure as fearful as it is...

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Is a far a better option for me anyway...

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Than living a life of safety, contraction, and wondering...

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What if?...

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I had done that?...

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Or tried that?...

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Most recently, I have just gone through a brand new experience,

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yet again, in my life...

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When you thought I couldn't figure out something new to try or, to become.

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After all, I am the author of Who Am I Now?...

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So that I...

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I live up to my book title.

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Not to disappoint...

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Recently my new experience was...

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Learning the online world and terminology, and technology, and lingo of the

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online summit, or the summit launch.

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Which is a method for reaching more customers with your product or service...

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By creating these large summits with speakers...

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Could be a couple, could be thousands.

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And having them come together with their expertise to speak on your platform.

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Well, you know, it all sounds in concept, pretty straightforward.

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Just follow the instructions.

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But what I have found is that there's a lot that you only

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find out by living through it.

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Not everything is sequential in process.

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And not everything is going to perform the way it's supposed to.

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For example...

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Just this morning, I was supposed to get an automated sequence of emails

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going out to the people on my list...

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To let them know that I was going to be hosting a free

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Retreat and Mastermind Series.

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And I was letting my people know...

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Wanting to share a little bit about what that might mean for them...

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And to invite them to register, get the zoom link, and show

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up and participate live...

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As live as we can today on zoom, or watch the replay later.

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Well guess what Alice happened...

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This very day, when all of that automation was supposed to take place...

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My service provider had a major technical failure...

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And all of those automations, at least for many clients, did

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not happen as they should have.

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And in fact, there's still a whole spaghetti mess going on behind the scenes.

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Frankly, I just thought...

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What can I do?

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What can I do about this?...

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Except say it's part of the learning process.

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I will be adding to my vault of tacit knowledge and wisdom.

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What do you do when technology fails you?

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How do you...

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Go to plan B, C, D, or E?...

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And carry on, with a smile, and with confidence...

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That you're still giving value in the world.

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Just not quite at the time or in the way that you anticipated.

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My friend, Jackie Ulmer says life is 50/50...

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That things aren't always happening TO you...

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Often you can look at the other side of the looking glass...

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Dear Alice...

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And say, Hmm...

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Maybe this is happening FOR me.

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So I'm trying very hard to hold on to that positive side, and look at

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the reflection that will come from this experience that I will now know.

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Oh yeah....

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Well, first of all, it doesn't work Isabel...

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To always do things at the last minute.

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As much as you are a spontaneous lover of life...

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And that you are the quintessential quickstart entrepreneur...

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Having your system and process set up with a little more slack in the

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timeline, is an advisable idea.

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Yes dear Alice...

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Much like the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland...

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The truth be known this morning I was saying some really bad words about

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people out there in the URL land...

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And wanted to go...

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Off with their heads!

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Because they were not letting me get what I needed to get done in

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the manner that I wanted to do it.

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So what's a girl to do if she doesn't have a rabbit around with the pocket watch...

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To keep track of the time that is elapsing while the retreat

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that I had planned to host...

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Tomorrow morning...

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On a global scale...

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May now have to be rescheduled...

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or I'll just go ahead with the adventure in my own little imagination in my

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rabbit hole and things will turn out the way that they were meant to be...

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After all...

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We never really do know the end of the story...

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Until we get to that last page.

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Even more reassuring for me, is knowing now...

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After living this long in my crazy world...

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That I get to write a new chapter...

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Every time I want to.

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If this first Retreat was much different than I expected...

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It's okay...

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I'm going to call that my practice retreat, and I get to do a second, and

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a third, and a fourth, and a 1001th...

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If I choose to do so.

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What I can do within my control, is show up for this retreat, with all

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of the intention that I first had...

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And that is to share as a much of my wisdom and value as I can to my audience.

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And really.

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that's all we really can ask of ourselves.

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Isn't it?

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I know it's difficult, as an entrepreneur, as a woman, as a femmepreneur...

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We want to be perfect.

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We want everything to work out correctly.

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But I recently heard a suggestion from another colleague of mine,

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an accountability partner in a class that I'm taking...

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That it's far better for us to exchange the word perfect for the word excellent,

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in our attempt to learn new things.

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And so that's what I'm going to do...

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This isn't going to be perfect.

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I'm sure.

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But, it will be excellent to the extent that I deliver enthusiastically,

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and stay committed to the original purpose of the event...

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And that was to help women entrepreneurs understand truly

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why most of us underpay ourselves.

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What's the motive behind that?

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What's the mindset?

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Then to share the strategies and the tools that I have learned, as an

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entrepreneur for many, many decades.

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I'll make sure that I include the information here with the podcast, on...

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Well really...

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What happened with that Retreat and where you might find the recording...

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So that you can see how Alice did after the tea party...

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The recording.

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For now, I wish you great adventures, and know that...

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You're not the only one that's feeling kind of mad...

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When you are trying to accomplish something new.

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Do it anyway.

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Do it with fear...

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And do it with a sense of humor.

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There will be a happy ending, I promise you.

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Isabel Banerjee

Dynamic, self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award winning, $10 million+ global chemical wholesale business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.

Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.

With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.

Isabel Banerjee
Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst