Are you STRUGGLING to DO the things you NEED to DO to have Success?
Perhaps you secretly wonder if you're stuck in Groundhog Day!
Hi, I'm Crystal. If you're familiar with Gretchen Rubin's work, I'm a Rebel.
"Rebels resist all expectations, outer and inner alike. Telling a Rebel what to do makes them less likely to do it, even if it’s something they want to do. They value freedom and choice and like to do things their way."
Hey There, Lonely Girl... or Guy...
So, my first album EVER was Shaun Cassidy and Hey There Lonely Girl was one of my favorite songs.
It actually really sums up how my experience as a solo entrepreneur has often felt. It can be a very lonely existence. Just me and my laptop and the rest of the world on the other side, but no way to easily and quickly reach out to other people who understood what it was like to be me when I needed to get out of my head, get some quick feedback, or even just wanted to share something funny.
As solo entrepreneurs we aren’t in an environment where we have others around us to be our cheerleaders – or CHAMPIONS - and lift us up when we aren’t able to do it ourselves.
We get stuck in our heads in these cycles of negative self-talk that keep us frozen spinning and that can last a LONG TIME!
I’ve found that recognizing the cycles can be difficult because we’re so hyper-focused on what’s not working and what we’re doing wrong. BUT…
Once the cycle is recognized, it can be broken in moments.
For me, acknowledging the cycle and the issues behind it to another human being – even without any feedback from them – breaks me out of it.
Now, I’d love to be completely self-actualized and be able to do it all by myself all of the time, but I’m not there yet.
Can you relate? I’m also a Rebel who has struggled with self-esteem and self-worth issues in the past where FEAR often was what was getting in the way of me doing the things I wanted to do OR deep down I struggled to BELIEVE that I really could do it OR EVEN SCARED that I would actually accomplish it upending my life in a way I didn’t want.
Even in the world of social media, the things I needed to share or get support with were not something for the general public AND the cool organizations or programs that I found who could support, cost $$$$ and were out of my budget.
Balancing Structure and Freedom
If you have even a little bit of Rebel in you, you've likely struggled with this too. We choose to be entrepreneurs because we want the freedom to do the things we want the way we want without a boss looking over our shoulders telling us what to do.
But in order to achieve our vision of success, we have to self-motivate, self-discipline, and structure a working environment that assists us in getting done what we need to get done while leveraging the best way to do it for our energy, strengths, and weaknesses.
"Accountability" doesn't work for me.
I’ve been part of accountability programs in the past and found that I never got done what I said I was going to get done and I felt like I was stuck in Groundhog Day – week after week after week saying I needed to get the same things done and going nowhere fast while being completely EMBARRASSED to have to admit that yet another week went by with nothing to show for it.
I know those systems work well for A LOT of people, but they don’t work for me and I’m sure I’m not the only person out there.
Did you know that a synonym for accountability is blame-worthiness?
None of that for me! No thank you!
Contrary to Popular Belief, You DON'T have to Do It ALL By Yourself! AND...Magic is REAL!
I once quit a Mastermind program because the leader started introducing strategies and techniques to manage our energy - such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique also known as tapping). It wasn't practical. It wasn't serious. Manage my ENERGY? I needed to grow my business. How is something so woo-woo like this going to help my business grow?
I just couldn't see it! AND... BOY did I NEED it!
I hadn't yet stepped into the woo. I thought that everything good that would happen would come from me efforting it. Clients and money just didn't come out of thin air because I asked for it. If I was struggling to have success, then I was the cause because I was DOING something WRONG or I wasn't DOING the RIGHT things.
AND I was tired. Deep down I wasn't believing in myself and the universe felt that energy.
BUT then it happened...
I had punted my taxes to October because I didn't have the money to pay in April. It was mid-August. The October deadline was coming and I needed $8,000. I didn't have it and didn't know where it was coming from. The pipeline was DRY! All of the ideas I could come up with for money would fill some of the gap but were not likely to cover the full tab.
I need $8,000 by October 15th. I need $8,000 by October 15th. I need $8,000 by October 15th. I need $8,000 by October 15th. I need $8,000 by October 15th. I need $8,000 by October 15th.
I said this over and over in my head. I shared it with my SCORE coach and other trusted confidants.
I was out of ideas. Then the opportunity came along and it didn't even look like an opportunity at first.
An executive from a pharmaceutical company had invited me to connect on LinkedIn and NOT bothered to provide a note explaining why he wanted to connect. Pharmaceuticals, healthcare, not one of my target markets - wasn't interested in those industries at all. BUT, he was local so I sent a reply asking for more information about why he wanted to connect.
Well, he was looking to hire a social media consultant for 20 hours a week to help with LinkedIn and Facebook and wanted to know if I was interested.
But, that wasn't how I worked - I had a team that did much of the implementation and I focused on the strategy. People didn't hire me by the hour; they bought my service.
I explained the difference and he liked that approach. After a month of discussions, a proposal was approved that would equal close to $50,000 for a year with the first payment being... $8,000.
The check arrived on October 11th BUT it was from Montreal, Canada. The bank was going to need to hold an international check for 2 weeks. Luckily I had a great relationship with my branch manager and he took a risk because of how long I was with the bank and released the funds sooner and they landed in my account just in time to forward them to the IRS by the October 15th deadline.
The universe had conspired in my favor!!! I had told it what I needed and wanted and it provided it in a way that I NEVER could have EFFORTED myself. Yes, I was smart about manipulating the opportunity when it presented itself to me to my best advantage. BUT that opportunity was looking for me and NOT the other way around as had been my modus operandi to that point.
That's when I first realized that it wasn't just about WHAT I DID. It was about what I ATTRACTED.
I stepped into the woo...
How can you be ACCOUNTABLE for doing something that only the universe can do for you? How could I have possibly checked off: Make an $8,000 check materialize from a prospect I didn't even realize I had? An Accountability Partner can help you check off things on your To Do List, but they don't provide space for manifesting everything you want to achieve. If your goal is to achieve success, shouldn't the model provide ample support and space for achieving things directly and indirectly?
I didn't even know that I was "manifesting." And, I definitely did it from a very low vibration because I was scared and desperate. The universe - or God if you prefer - chose to show me that there was something more; that there was another way. And that was the first step on the path that has brought you and I here today.
It Takes a Village...at least until you reach Enlightenment
It's a lot harder to raise and maintain your vibration ALONE. It's a lot harder to hold onto your positive mindset inside your own head filled with sub-conscious negative self-talk programs ALONE. It's a lot harder to consistently take the right actions that lead to success but that don't give immediate positive feedback without someone else to encourage you to stay the course. It's a lot easier to do it in a group.
Crystal clear internal intentions and mindset for what is wanted
Communicated externally to a supportive community
Leads to activity that achieves and manifests desired outcomes
I Created the SECRET SAUCE By ACCIDENT
I've Built IT... So, I HOPE You'll COME!
Am I CRAZY to think that there can be an online community to support Entrepreneurs in ACHIEVING the things they want to achieve that is EASY and FUN and AFFORDABLE?
A space where you can come as you are, be as authentically you as you want, and be loved and supported and encouraged to be the best you can be? To help you manifest the things you want and need and do the things you need and want to do because you CHOOSE to do them?
A space where you can come every day - or not - to say what you need to say to get it out of your head. It could be an idea, a rant, something funny that you just have to tell someone, or to ask others to share their experiences with a situation you’re having.
BUT the purpose or outcome is never for someone to tell you what to do.
People can share their experiences and how they’ve handled similar circumstances and you can take from it what you will to craft the best course for yourself.
Because it’s your life, your business, your path, and your choice.
We just want to be your champions along the way!
It's about RECEIVING and GIVING!
Are you good at RECEIVING? I'm not. I'll GIVE, GIVE, GIVE all day long. But I have a HARD time receiving. Are you ready to RECEIVE? I hope so.
But we do expect you to also GIVE. While you don’t have to support and interact with everyone in the circle, this is a givers’ community AND a receivers’ community. It is important that each person participates in both directions.
My vision is that we build intimate, strong relationships - for as long as you need them. As a solo entrepreneur, what could be better than stepping into an instantaneous group of friends, supporters, and business confidants?
Fairy Tales Aren't the ONLY Place to
FIND a Champion!
CRYSTAL CLEAR CHAMPIONS
Manifestation MEETS Accountability
Crystal Clear Champions is an Achievement Circle. It operates with the same end goal of an Accountability Partner but with NONE of the negative and judgmental connotations that come with it.
It is a portal for you to put out into the universe that which you want to manifest and achieve while having a community hear you and support you in a heartfelt manner to encourage you to grow.
It's a space that brings together like-minded entrepreneurs to champion their own initiatives AND find external champions to help out when their own strength and fortitude may be waning. You're never alone; all you have to do is reach out and you will find support - even if all you need is to be heard. Often, that's enough.
- 1Weekly Achievement Intentions: SHARE what you want to achieve for the week – whether you are the person doing it or the universe provides it. I chose the word “achieve” instead of “do” on purpose. This is about obtaining and manifesting what you want – not about a checklist of things you have to do. Much of what you want to achieve will require your effort, but it doesn’t have to. The goal is to put it out into the universe intentionally.
- 2Monthly New and Full Moon Circles: New Moons embody the energy of manifestation and Full Moons are all about releasing what isn't working for us. Each month we get together IRL via Zoom to connect and celebrate and commune with those in our circle. To build the relationships that create a larger vibration than just our singular being. Of course, recordings are provided.
- 3A Place You Can Call Home: Everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. This is a judgement free zone. We want to help you be successful in the way that works for you from a place of love - including kicking your butt if you need it and give permission because sometimes tough love is the answer - but not always. I have an uncanny way of seeing what someone needs.
What People Are Saying about Crystal...
“Crystal is passionate in helping you succeed!”
"Crystal is smart, ambitious and very generous with her support and ideas. I have worked with Crystal numerous times and have been thoroughly pleased with her performance. Crystal knows her market and is relentless in helping you achieve whatever desire you have for yourself and your company. I highly recommend Crystal for business and finance advice, marketing, and social media support. Crystal is equally passionate in helping you succeed!"
- CEO and Founder
“I credit Crystal with much of the success I am and have been having."
“From working with Crystal, I have increased my income, time management skills and practices and enhanced my ability to serve my clients needs in an extraordinary way. She knows how to stretch me to integrate new ideas into my business model. And when to balance letting me further grow into my potential. I credit Crystal with much of the success I am and have been having."
Mary Kacaba, CCHT
- Clinical Hypnotherapist
“I see progress every week."
“If you're looking for someone to cut through the clutter in your business direction, Crystal is the one to call. She helps me stay on task and holds me accountable. As I result, I see progress every week."
- Business Owner
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How Crystal Helps...
“She understands that the foundation of any business is the why..."
“I've worked with Crystal for several years in a group business mastermind. Though her initial expertise was on LinkedIn, her attention to business development was holistic. She was clear and focused on my passions and direction while providing data, processes, and focus on my business trajectory. She understands that the foundation of any business is the why, and she is highly qualified to help you clarify goals and build a framework for achieving them."
- COACH, LGBTQ+ INCLUSION/DEI SPECIALIST
“She offers a unique perspective on approaching common issues or challenges"
“I've known Crystal for several years, and I've always been impressed by her passion for helping business owners and entrepreneurs succeed. She brings a wealth of knowledge and offers a unique perspective on approaching common issues or challenges. Whenever she and I speak about my business, I walk away with a new nugget or two of actionable information I wouldn't get from anyone else. I value her input, knowledge and feedback, and I can't recommend her enough."
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Creator of Crystal Clear Champions
Crystal Thies is an entrepreneur through-and-through. Her path has not been direct and to many – and often her – it hasn’t appeared clear. BUT it’s led her to the place she’s meant to be… helping others seize clarity.
She’s been a financial advisor, non-profit administrator, fundraiser and non-profit marketer, financial advisor (again), and ultimately set off on her own to create a business that made her one of the first and leading social media experts in LinkedIn specializing in helping entrepreneurs, sales people, and financial advisors leverage LinkedIn for sales and business development.
She is the co-author of the first-ever book on social media for financial advisors that was published by Bloomberg Press in 2012.
She was given the name LinkedIn Ninja and wore it proudly for more than 12 years.
However, no matter how powerful LinkedIn and other online marketing platforms are, if people are not clear on their foundation – crystal clear – they will never have success.
So, she has created Crystal Clear Cz (pronounced seize) to help entrepreneurs seize clarity. Clarity of brand. Clarity of message. Clarity of target market. Clarity of offers. Clarity of business models.
And, for those courageous enough, clarity of self. Because if you are not crystal clear on who you are and how you operate, you’ll never create a successful business.
As a coachsultant, she acts as a catalyst to help her clients find the clarity themselves but also leverages her special powers of insight to share the clarity that she sees allowing them to seize the clarity that resonates as true.
What's HOLDING YOU BACK?
Are you afraid it won't work? Are you afraid to put yourself out there? Are you afraid people will make fun of you or judge you for where you're at with your entrepreneur journey?
Believe me! I understand and I've been there. As entrepreneurs, we create a façade that often makes us look - to us - more successful than we really are. I sometimes used to think after I got compliments for what I accomplished, "if they only knew what a mess I am behind the scenes and that if the good stuff didn't come so easy to me, then I'd be an abject failure."
Luckily, I did have a small group of trusted entrepreneurs that I could be real with and that I could get affirmation and validation from when I really needed it - sometimes. I say sometimes because I often didn't put myself out there as much as I should to get their help.
If I had a group like this, I KNOW I would have accomplished so much more so much quicker!
That's why I'm creating it! To help others have the support that I wish I had and still need sometimes. I'm going to be in there with you being open, vulnerable, and supportive!
You Get Out of It What You Put Into It
This group isn't going to magically make you a better and more successful entrepreneur - you still have to do the work and show up. It is a commitment, but it's not a big commitment.
If you have a planning tool that you already use for your To-Dos, all you have to do is copy/paste into the group.
Each week there will be a post that goes out for everyone to comment on to add what they want to manifest and be accountable for. Just add your comment. At the end of the week, there will be a post asking you to share what you achieved. Here's the thing... since it's virtual, if you don't feel like fessing up to now achieving what you set out to, that's OK. Way easier than accountability groups I've been in in the past where I had to speak and admit to the group that I didn't do that. No shaming here! But, if you're stuck, you can use the monthly live events to get my help getting you unstuck.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!
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