Why I Chose to Join the FemCity Global Program
I’m not a joiner. Let’s get that out in the open right up front. I don’t ‘do’ a bunch of groups because my time is precious. Let me explain.
I’ve made strategic decisions with my life, my business, any outside influence, that all lead toward more time together with my family. That means I work to live, not live to work.
So, when FemCity showed up in my life, I thought long and hard about even going to my first luncheon. I was already part of a large group that took a lot of time, but I wasn’t seeing any returns from my efforts, and hadn’t in years. Did I really want to jump into another group if it was going to be a time suck? No, thank you.
The first luncheon I went to was a real wake up call. I thought I knew most of the business women in my area. I had been networking for eight years, seeing the same folks at events all over town, so thought this would just be another chance to see some friends. Imagine my surprise to realize, upon walking into the room, I knew three of the of the 36 women in the room! Not only that, but they were real, solid business women from all different business arenas. I was amazed! How did I not know these women, or this group?
That first event turned into my becoming a Business Member (sweet BOGO deal at the time ;~). I immediately got my profile set up and started connecting with local ladies. I was thrilled to meet such a high caliber group, and wanted to make the most of it.
Then I was presented with the opportunity to become a Global Lifetime Member. I really needed to figure out if the time I would spend – in meetings/luncheons, with other members, online, etc. – would be worth the it. Yes, there was the expense, but all business has expense. My time is much more valuable than money, so I had to really think about what I was doing with it.
A wise Fem reminded me that what I do, I do virtually. My clients are all over the US. Being a Global Fem would give me access to a huge network of women all over the world! How would it NOT be a good fit for me?
I signed up and got to work. I posted to several Facebook pages to let other Fems know I was out there. Within the first week, I landed a wonderful new client in Florida. Shortly after that, I was asked to lead a local collective.
I believe I will reap many benefits from joining the FemCity Global program. And, because of everything I’ve seen so far, I know it will be worth my time.