Quickly, hoping not to annoy Mama Jacy and distinguished RBDers, and no, I’m not trying to change the focus of this website, but some of you were discussing a FB post that Alexis Neely/Ali Shanti might have commissioned or written herself in response to yesterday’s Scanty sleaze update. LakeWooBeGone writes:
As mentioned above, the fawning tome goes on forever – it was allegedly written by a profeshunal copywriter to help Ali lure victims into her latest con – and ends with the writer signing on the dotted line for whatever faux service Ali is launching this week. She’s nothing if not consistent … and a whole lotta creepy.
What happens when you hear what people are saying about you?
One of our affiliates Kristen Domingueis sending this email out to her list about our new campaign and she sent it out to us for approval first. When I read it, a couple of things happened … first, I relaxed in my body.
Of course, I’ve long known people say things about me, but this is the first time I saw it this clearly. And, it felt good. All of this is true. And, it means I’m making people question their judgments and beliefs, something I love to do.
Second, I felt immense gratitude for Kristen for seeing beyond the judgments and going deeper. And for speaking the truth, out loud, without hold back. I love when people acknowledge reality, even if it might be hard to do that.
Third, I decided to share it with you because … well, Kristen nailed it. She’s a powerhouse copywriter. Anyone who speaks truth usually is. In fact, I may just ask her if I can send this out to all of our affiliates to use. You can learn a lot from reading Kristen’s copy about how to write your own.
So, here it is … all my crazy and what was really going on, behind the curtain.
SUBJ: At first I thought she was crazy.
I heard rumors about this woman.
That she couldn’t keep a team.
That she had multiple personalities.
That she declared bankruptcy and was still teaching people how to handle money.
And that she refused to trim her edges in service of her business. Even though some of those edges turned so many people off.
And then I met her in person one day last year at an entrepreneur’s dinner in New York City. She was one of the most alive women at the table. And over the course of the year, I got to know her better.
She couldn’t hold on to a team because she wouldn’t settle for the best she could get or good enough. And she doesn’t believe in letting go without taking a stand first.
She has multiple personalities – like everyone else – except she refused to hide hers (she believed in being “all of her” in her work. I believe in that too.)
She had indeed declared bankruptcy and still taught people how to make money – it was one of the marketing points that made her credible. She had been there. And back. (Who better to show me what mistakes not to make?)
And even though she turned people off with the things she shared on Facebook – about her relationship, her team, her finances — she took a HUGE stand for purpose instead of perfection.
This was a woman whose message I could get down with.
Earlier this year I interviewed Ali Shanti for my Your Message Your Movement Interview series and got to know more about who she is and what she stands for. In that interview I found an ally, friend, mentor and sister.
In a special visualization and meditation series she just released, her message and her purpose comes through loud and clear:
It is possible for all of us – including and especially you – to be exactly who you are, and have exactly the kind of business and life you want. Who you are doesn’t preclude you from your dreams. People “like you” get to have a “life like that.”
I believe the same thing is possible. And her work is a necessary part of co-creating that future with you.
Check out this video she made about it. You’ll see what I mean.
If you’re trying to figure out your thought leadership and message for your brand – this is a beautifully done example of what it looks like when you’re clear about what you stand for, and you tie that to your services.
My friend Ali Shanti created this incredible video to help you live your purpose in your business – without having to push and effort so hard. I’d like for you to see it.
Sign me up!