This is the Sacred Business Podcast, a show for Spiritual Womxn Identifying Entrepreneurs and leaders. I am Sora Surya No.
On this show you’ll meet inspiring guests, get some business tips, experience sacred practices, and listen to my personal lessons as a business owner.
As a transformative business coach, powerful medicine woman, inspirational speaker, fire igniter, heart whisperer, and world traveler, I have helped hundreds of women around the world heal their stories and transform their sacred business.
It is time for us to claim our rightful and equitable place in entrepreneurship through scaling our business efforts. You are worthy divine sister!
32: How do I invite a guest to collaborate with me?
I’m going to get real honest here. Every time a beautiful being asked me to be a guest teacher, speaker, or mentor, I ask myself the question, “Am I being asked because I am the handful of BIPOC coaches that they know, and are they trying to round out their guest, so they are seen as allies?”
Half of the time, this isn’t the case at all, but it is the question that runs through me and keeps me cautious and highly discerning regarding whom I partner with. Today’s Sacred Business Podcast episode is all about how to invite guests to collaborate with you.
Now I get that due to socials being the way they are, it makes you feel as if others are accessible. We tend to be warm, open, and ready to be of service. At the same time, I find myself wanting to make sure that I am respecting people’s time and space. When I receive an invitation in this particular way, I remember the person who has mindfully crafted their introduction, and they will make a lasting impression on me.
Listen to today’s episode as I dive into how I invite a guest to collaborate.
Let’s take an example like a telesummit. Here is my sacred protocol…
I do not create a summit until I feel like I have spent ample time connecting with new and amazing people I call colleagues and possibly new online friends. I’ve done the following because it felt aligned, and I was so excited to get to know their medicine:
Listened to several podcasts
Attended a summit that was led by them or they were interviewed in
Participated in a class, gathering, webinar
Subscribed to their podcast
Spent sacred time with them at a conference
Had a virtual tea date after a mutual friend made an introduction
Read their book
Done my research
Find their email address
I do not make my ask via direct, private message
Craft an intentional email
Open with my vision
Share why I love and respect their work - I am specific
Share any connections of mutual friends we have
I speak about the project in more detail
I include guests that are participating
My commitment to diversity
Explain clearly what I am asking for
The amount of time
The fact that there are no requirements regarding marketing
How we shall meet virtually
Any prep work or details I will need before the call
A clear outline of dates
I invite them to a tea date so they can get to know me better and I can share my intention for this project
I give them plenty of time to consider this - typically, I begin this process at least a month or two in advance
A Gentle Reminder
Having a diverse group of panelists or guest mentors/speakers as part of your program does not highlight the inner work you have done to unpack your privilege. As a woman of color, here is what I am looking for:
You know more than 5 of the same BIPOC coaches that are being invited into these spaces. You are doing your research and not taking the easy road of merely asking those that know one another.
You amplify the voices and services of others, including BIPOC.
You have paid for services or experiences held by a BIPOC and not only to check the box that you’ve done it but because deep within you were called to participate.
You have BIPOC clients. I am going to repeat this. Your community consists of BIPOC. This last part is what I believe shows me that your space is safe enough for us to land in. As an invited guest, this is what I am looking for.
31: Magnetizing Money, a sacred wealth accumulation practice
Wealth accumulation is a holistic process and not only about money. It's time to discover the reason you desire more money, understand how your values and beliefs will help you save and spend your money, and how you desire to use money to change the world.
If you desire to work through this system - I’ve got just the tool for you. You do not need to go about this all alone but rather, I’ve created a beautiful workbook, videos, and step-by-step instructions to help you out.
The Magnetize Money™ Toolkit is a wealth well-being toolkit to strategize and plan for to generate money, accumulate wealth, and have an abundant mindset.
Learn more about the Magnetize Money Toolkit here, https://www.soraschilling.com/magnetize-money-toolkit.
30: Money and Purchasing Power
Women control $20 trillion in annual consumer spending, and it was estimated in 2009 that this figure would climb to 28 trillion in five years.
What if we used our purchasing power to…
Be a steward of mother earth
Take hold of the patriarchal system and dismantled it from the inside
Leverage our purchasing power and redistributed the wealth by giving back to BIPOC and women-owned small businesses
Research and give our money to companies and industries that uphold mutual values
Ensure our voices were heard
Give microloans to businesses who are need of a jump start
All the while doing so in money covens, investment circles, service-based communities that value the discussion around money/finance/and abundance.
Sora, if we were to come together in a money circle, what questions would we pose?
What is money, and why is it valuable?
How does currency flow, and can it flow to me with grace?
What would I do with the money?
How much money do I need and why?
Why is generational wealth a way to heal ancestral wounds?
Can I co-create money instead of having to “make it” all by myself?
Is the construct of money stemmed from the patriarchy, and if so, how do we dismantle it?
What does it mean to build new earth with no monetary systems, and is that the way?
What does it mean to break the system from within by using financial literacy as a powerful mechanism?
What we purchase matters.
Who and what we support matters.
Where we spend our money matters.
And most importantly - we matter.
29: Money Coach Passionate About Helping Womxn Live Debt-Free Lives
For more than 8 years, I’ve been serving womxn around the world, heal their sister wound, remember the magic of circles, and look at business through the eyes of sacred strategies + leadership. Having done so, I am blessed to now celebrate my evolution.
I was Sora Surya No.
I am now Sora Schilling.
Sora Schilling blends business leadership with money coaching and power of insurance as a system to accumulate wealth, be financially secure, live a debt-free life...while living wildly, freely, and joyfully.
I believe that our greatest responsibility is to heal our money wound and remember we have the purchasing power and the most significant opportunity to use our money to create change. It is time for us to have financial wellness.
I speak about my mission and reveal my new virtual space >>> www.soraschilling.com.
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28: Question. Listen. Contribute. The Beauty of Market Research
In today's episode, I'm sharing how to dive into market research in a way that feels deep and meaningful. This can be a fun exploration rather than a boring "branding" practice. Get your pen and notebook ready because there are 3 steps you can take to ensure your message is crystal clear.
27: New Beginnings - an exploration
The New Moon, day one of a menstrual bleed, the first day of a new season, can signify a new beginning. As spiritual womxn leaders, we love tapping into the feeling of new beginnings, for it means it is a new dawn, and our explorer-self is ready to seek another adventure.
But what happens when our new beginnings take on a different form? It feels vague, unknown, slippery, and intangible? The frequency of this type of new beginning can sometimes feel elusive and therefore scares us.
On today’s episode of Sacred Business Podcast, I share my feelings around new beginnings. I believe there are two types, and I’m ready to share it with you when they are.
A hint - think new chapter vs. a new book.
I don’t know where I’ll go from here, but I’m here. I am here to walk this Priestess path with myself and with you.
Thanks for listening to the Sacred Business Podcast with me, Sora Surya No. If you love the show and desire to know more, check out www.sorasuryano.com. I would so appreciate it if you would leave a love note, aka a review on iTunes, Spreaker, Sticher, or iHeart.
Now, remember, you have the power to create ANYTHING. You can bring forth beauty, abundance, and grace in your business and life every day while living a life that is wild, free & calm. You are worthy, divine sister!