Show Up & Be Seen. In Business (& In Life).

Do you want to show up in your business online, and connect with people as the true you?

To step out from behind the protective walls you’ve worked hard to construct that seemingly keep you safe, liked and admired?

That’s the journey I’m on and it’s been game-changing. Want to join me, show up and be seen too?  

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 As an introvert, I don’t actually want to be seen. I want to hide behind my computer screen doing my thing and somehow earn a living from it. And yet…

 To achieve this, still requires showing up and being seen, perhaps even more so than doing my thing offline. Because it’s so much easier to hide the whole, true you – including the parts you struggle to like yourself – when you’re in full control of what you share and what you don’t share online.

 And yet this real-ness – this authenticity – is exactly what people are looking (feeling) for when they’re browsing around figuring out who to connect with, who they can trust, and who they want to buy from when they’re online. 

 We’ve heard a lot about authenticity, vulnerability and being more of our true selves, but what does it mean? And how do we actually do this in our business, especially when we’re online?

This is what my work explores – how to identify our defence mechanisms and get beyond them – so that we can show up, be seen and serve, just as we are, online (and off).

Why Listen To Me?

Hi, I’m Lea (pronounced Lee-uh, not Lee). I left the corporate world in 2004 to figure out how to create a life of more freedom by starting up my own business as a personal trainer. And for years, through several business incarnations and ideas, I thought it was all about learning the business stuff. Until I realised that it is not…

If you’re going to bother showing up and being seen authentically, don’t you want to know who it is that’s going to show up and be seen?

For me (as someone who considered themselves pretty self aware!), that’s required looking at where I’ve been hiding – what I’ve been hiding behind and why – and figuring out how to deconstruct the pretty smart shields I’ve used to keep myself seemingly safe, liked and loved for what I thought people valued in me.

And it’s required figuring out how to be ‘more me’, how to show this, and how to share this – especially online when it’s often easier not to, and specifically when it comes to running my business. What’s ok to share? What’s not? What’s too personal? What’s not?

How Can You Join In?

I’m currently a fan of the phrase “Me First”, in many contexts. Why Me First? Because if I’m asking you to dig deep, show up and be seen then I want to earn your trust and go there myself, first.

That’s why I share what I do on this site about my own journey and path – because when you’re being encouraged to shine a light into some of those dark corners and recesses you’ve never dared look at before, it can help if someone else goes first. So, me first…

If you’d like to embark on your own journey to really show up and truly be seen, do join me on Patreon to learn the things I learn as I learn them, access the ‘best of’ resources I’ve created over the years, and ask me anything that might help you with your journey.

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