Completion Time – Q&As

Working ON My Business – Week 25

I hope you started planing how your completion process.

Just in case you didn’t start yet (or you missed it today)… CLICK HERE to do it NOW.

Tomorrow is our LAST Hot Seat ZOOM session (or “What Would Nisandeh Do”).

Practicalities

When: Thursday, December 8 – at 8pm CET (NL, BE, DE, AT, ES).
The meeting will go on for 90-120 minutes.
Please join the meeting 5 minutes before 8pm, so we can start exactly on time.

CLICK HERE to enter the Zoom meeting
If you are asked for, use:
Meeting ID: 846 3291 5928
Passcode: 269804 

This is your opportunity to ask any question related to working ON your business (not necessarily to this week’s topic) – to make sure you get the maximum out of the program.

If you need inspiration, what types of questions to ask… CLICK HERE for 21 examples.

Please be aware, my focus will not be on solving your problem/challenge/setback – but on offering ways of thinking or approaching that problem/challenge/setback – so you develop your “thinking toolbox”.

I cannot promise to answer all your questions during the live ZOOM call, but those that I won’t manage – I’ll answer in the next days in the comment box below.

If you have any question, problem, challenge or setback you want me to show you how I would approach – please post it IN ENGLISH in the comment box below, on Wednesday – November 10th. 

I will ONLY refer on the ZOOM meeting to questions that were submitted on Wednesday.

Working ON My Business – Week 25

I hope you started planing how your completion process.

Just in case you didn’t start yet (or you missed it today)… CLICK HERE to do it NOW.

Tomorrow is our LAST Hot Seat ZOOM session (or “What Would Nisandeh Do”).

Practicalities

When: Thursday, December 8 – at 8pm CET (NL, BE, DE, AT, ES).
The meeting will go on for 90-120 minutes.
Please join the meeting 5 minutes before 8pm, so we can start exactly on time.

CLICK HERE to enter the Zoom meeting
If you are asked for, use:
Meeting ID: 846 3291 5928
Passcode: 269804 

This is your opportunity to ask any question related to working ON your business (not necessarily to this week’s topic) – to make sure you get the maximum out of the program.

If you need inspiration, what types of questions to ask… CLICK HERE for 21 examples.

Please be aware, my focus will not be on solving your problem/challenge/setback – but on offering ways of thinking or approaching that problem/challenge/setback – so you develop your “thinking toolbox”.

I cannot promise to answer all your questions during the live ZOOM call, but those that I won’t manage – I’ll answer in the next days in the comment box below.

If you have any question, problem, challenge or setback you want me to show you how I would approach – please post it IN ENGLISH in the comment box below, on Wednesday – November 10th. 

I will ONLY refer on the ZOOM meeting to questions that were submitted on Wednesday.

I am looking forward to celebrate your progress and results on Friday (I’m curious to hear what plan you’ll come up with).

Until then…

Live fully, stay awesome,

Nisandeh

  1. Hi Nisandeh,

    Unfortunately it’s our last session of this program. So sorry we have to say goodbye again. I’m glad we’ll meet on th 13th of January.

    My ‘what would Nisandeh do’ question for today is:

    You know I’m trying to let go of the physical wine trainings and workshops. My biggest challenge now is to transform my business into an online business. What would you do/how would you do that? 

Hug, 
Jeroen

  2. Dear Nisandeh,

    Imagine you get to raise another child.

    Obviously, you want this child to develop a healthy mindset towards (a) money and (b) business / sharing their gift(s) with the world.
    You have all the time from his/her birth to when he/she is about16.

    How would you approach it? What ways, methods, games, stories and anything else would you use?

    Warm Regards,

    Rens

  3. Hi Nisandeh,

    I appreciate your ongoing support during the WOMB program and admire your iron commitment to make your goals happen. One small question: as a very successful and accomplished entrepreneur how do you look at a "balanced life" between this strong commitment and discipline on the one side and more relaxed side of garden, kids/family, sports, friends, music?

    This what I call "relaxed" side appears to me relaxed as I can be really relax, there is no pressure, all is good, etc. Somehow it feels attractive to fully prioritize this side. However, the discipline side I must get through.. hard working on my self-sabotage patterns.. so, it is uncomfortable but I see a path in front of me of working ON my business, beside the working IN my business.. and, I feel ashamed about it, also I feel more and more guilty if I take relax-time.. Somehow I know it is crucial for the survival of me + my business + my marriage etc.. and I even feel my business could be much more successful If I manage to have a well organised life and more balance between ON work and OFF work. What would you do? How can I find a workable balance between: working ON, working IN the business and being OFF from business? How do you do this? How do you cope with regret and feeling guilty? (In my case sacrificing relaxe-time for working IN my business, as I know I should be working ON my business).

      1. Thanks Max. I find Seattle speech very inspiring, stating that land should in principle not be owned/sold, or solely be owned by itself. Life is. Land is. Air is. Fire is. Water is. In Holland, a very inspiring initiative is BD-grondbeheer. Some other initiatives do the same: buy land and make a farmer not depending on high loans to make a start with growing good quality food. See for example this case: https://www.bdgrondbeheer.nl/fusie-van-bd-grondbeheer-en-stichting-avalon-grond-van-boomgaard-en-boerderij-ter-linde-weer-%C3%A9%C3%A9n

  4. Hi Nisandeh,

    I was hard thinking about my last questions for you...

    1)I have dietitians (my 'ideal' clients) who paid yearly a fee, for membership. This membership includes: listing on the website with their company details, monthly Q&A sessions and discounts for masterclasses.
    My question: I want to give these members the option to purchase a membership +. This gives them also access to all recorded webinars and all e-books (including the updates) in the online academy.
    What would you do? Ask for an amount per month/year or a one-off contribution so that they always have access to up-to-date information?
    2) How can I, based on my previous question, meet my ideal clients more? (I mean how can I make them more satisfied? Because now I know a yearly fee would be an issue for most of them)
    3)Last one: I also run a new six month program for new clients that starts january 2023 (for the first time!). For the "fruit" as you called it. So they can become my new ideal clients.
    Do you have ideas and tips on how I can make them feel really welcome, special, and that the course is really valuable (apart from my knowledge that I will share).

    Thanks a lot!

  5. Dear Nisandeh,

    You have mentioned before that one of your biggest insights in life is:

    ”Life is Just perfect exactly as it is”.

    Can you please share with us how This powerful insight came to you? 🙏 And what it does to your life ever since?

    During your last workshop you thought us how to get out of the victim mentality and stop asking: Why Me?.
    The acceptance that life happens is already so liberating!
    I think you brought it to the next level when you say: “Life is perfect exactly as it is”… I can only imagine the level of peace it brings.

    However I have trouble affirming that to myself without feeling afraid of becoming too content and/or too comfortable and therefore becoming stagnated.

    Question 3:

    How does Nisandeh manages to live by the powerful believe that life is perfect as it is and at the same time constantly pursues to fulfill your greatest potential?

    Most be an intricate dance between gratitude, vision and hard work.

    Many thanks in advance for your reply,

    Maru

  6. Dear Nisandeh,

    Last minute questions:
    1. You mentioned not to invest any time in SEO activities. Why not? What did you do to get organic search to your blogs and website?
    2. I'm doing another webinar next week fro the course that starts January 1st. You said to give the people who registered an assignment before the webinar. Can you give some examples of assignments that will encourage them to actually join the webinar?

  7. Hi Nisandeh,

    If started several time businesses with a partner. For me working with a part is helpful for getting feedback, motivation and keeping track of appointments, or filling in the things or knowledge not being my specialty. Then again after a few months or up to year it did until now not really work out. How about your experiences with or without partnership. With one or more, or would you (in any case) be better of alone or with hiring personnel or building a network with externals. Any wisdom to share?

    Marcel

  8. Like Max already mentioned, I would also like to continue with some kind of accountability group. Both my buddies left the WOMB before completion so if more people want to form a (new) group in 2023, I would love that. Nisandeh, how can we get in contact with each other?

    1. Hey Lucie, feel free to reach out to us (Lucie, Marielle and me. And Logan might even return). We wanted to open the group to other participants, so here is the invitation.

  9. Hey Nisandeh,

    I often ask the question, when I feel I missed something:
    What is the question that I should ask (that I missed)- and what would be your answer on it?

    I would love to ask you this questions also.

    Thanks.

  10. We want to set up a Product Owner Guild. A place where Product Owners learn with and from each other and share great experiences.
    There is an organization that has a Product Owner community with about 400 members. So they have a nice database of people and a digital platform. They want to stop doing this and transfer it to someone else.
    There is an option to take over.

    Starting a guild now has three options for us:
    - Acquisition of existing community by cash payment of acquisition price
    - Takeover of existing community by selling joint product (series of workshops next year) and consider profit as a lump sum payment
    - Completely create a new guild yourself

    What would Nisandeh do?

    1. Two related question.
      Do you have an idea of the strategic value of a database with our target audience?

      How can we leave the Guild separate from our commercial organization on the one hand, but on the other hand mix it sufficiently to also benefit from it commercially.

  11. This is the last chance for me to ask you, Nisandeh, the following questions:

    1. What are your criteria for judging whether a method of yours has worked or not?
    2. If you withdraw, what is your method for reaching a new approach based on the information you have gathered?
    3. How long does it take you to withdraw and what is the first thing you do?
    4. What are the conditions for you to make the choice to stop withdrawing?
    5. What are your most important needs to function optimally?
    6. Which project of yours did not succeed of which you had high expectations that it would succeed and what is your explanation for this afterwards?

    Thank you tomorrow voor your answers!

      1. I understand the ambiguity and that is because of the translation by Google.

        Question 4. There comes a time when you have retreated to a lonely place where you have been thinking or working out a new plan that has been completed for you. Do you have a very detailed plan or just a basis for making it into a detailed plan? I am especially curious about the criteria that form the basis for your plan. What are the most important criteria for you?

        Question 5. You know the Maslow pyramid with the basic needs. You want to function optimally and achieve optimal results. How do you take care of yourself as best as possible in order to function optimally.

  12. Some questions.

    What will happen to the Open Circles legacy? Will someone continue with your content?
    What is your main takeaway from WOMB ?

    We want to continue with our accountability group. What would you suggest for us to create a program/structure in the coming year? (We have quite some ideas, but WWND?)

  13. LAST WEEK, DAY 3  - LAST Q&A

    Dear Nisandeh,

    What did you notice about our group?
    How will YOU celebrate the completion of WOMB ?
    Now you are embarking on a new adventure yourself, what can we do for you?

    >> I am going to complete, acknowledge and celebrate WOMB . <<

  14. I think you allready mentioned it:
    Untill when will the WOMB -part of the site, with al your information and with contributions of all participants, be available for this group?

  15. dear Nisandeh and Vered and team,

    Now that we all trained our "business muscles" and mindset in this program, what would you recommand us to do to keep growing?
    You made it very clear to us that you will stop this way of businessmentoring etc. What would you do Nisandeh if you were standing in our shoes?

    We will all terribly miss you I guess, but will cherish al the lessons learned. For me personally about growing my mindset, finding inspiration through you to become a trainer in earlier days, and finding belief that it is worth fulfilling my potential in life. Being a lion and not a sheep. Thank you for making such a big difference in my life!

  16. How do you ‘kill your darlings’ (projects you loved to do and didn’t gave the results you hoped for? Can you give some examples of these probably brilliant mistakes or projects you believed in and you knew at some time you had to terminate them? How to give those projects a reality check? How do or did you do that?

  17. To level up my business I know I need to invest yearly. And as you teaches us: don’t borrow money or get a line for that, but invest only a certain percentage of your yearly working income or turnover. This is a rule I didn’t break since I started to doing business with my expertise and was in one of the Business Bootcamps in 2012.

    What kind of percentage to you recommend for us/me for next year. And how do/did you (Nisandeh) make or made decisions when it comes to your big investment? When to you think (or know) as an entrepreneur it’s worth taking the risk?

  18. I find it difficult to acknowledge and be proud of my results. Why is that with some people like me in your opinion? Do you recognize this in your own personal development? And how to overcome this?

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