How investing in me grew my business faster

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At She Succeeds 2018, I, along with all of our other attendees, chose a word that would guide me through the following year. Instead of resolutions, which aren’t my thing, I love the idea of a simple word to focus on as I decided which actions to take over the course of the year.

The word I chose was SAMANTHA. After a lot of thought, I realized that I loved investing in my business and learning new things that would help me grow it, but I never spent time investing in myself. I focused on Samantha the Fempire Builder, but never just Samantha the woman. I avoided embracing my ‘Both;’ the business side of me AND the personal side of me.

How did I choose that word?

Feeling like I had plateaued in my business, I knew the blocks I was seeing and feeling weren’t from a lack of business skill set. I had the tools to grow my business. I know what needs doing. Something else was holding me back. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it at first, but. as I listened to the other Fempire Builders at She Succeeds talk about their word and how it would guide them in both business and life, it hit me. I wasn’t taking the time to listen and get to know personal Samantha.

Investing in me to grow my business

With my word chosen, I told my subconscious and the universe that I was ready to work on myself. With an origin story like mine, I knew there was a lot to work on so I needed them to help guide me on how to get started. And they did not disappoint. From Trame Vibrational Therapy to learning more about how the Moon Phases were affecting me to embracing a local women sharing circle, I found myself saying yes to new experiences and finding out more about myself as a result.

And while this journey will continue to go forward and deeper as time goes on, I found out something else about the power of investing in me. The more I worked on clearing up my crap and self-discovery, the more my business seemed to grow. The more actions I took to work on myself the more I found my business flourishing right along with me.

What am I doing about this realization?

I took the connection I was finding between bettering myself and my business levelling up to heart. I spent time reflecting on what that meant for me and for my business. How could I use what I found out to help the Fempire Builders community? To offer even more help to build the profitable businesses of their dreams?

We are going to become (with the help of some friends) a company that encourages, empowers and gives you opportunities to bring together your personal + professional development to embrace your business self + all of the areas of yourself to create a business that aligns with your soul’s purpose and soars to profitability as a result.⁠

Our mission is to give you the tools and skillset to manage your business to profitability with the personal development to clear up what’s been holding you back and get you taking action to level up…LONG. TERM.

I am so excited to be able to bring some friends together to honour what I’ve learned over the last 12 months through my own journey. I can’t wait to show our tribe the power in investing in yourself to grow your business faster and in the right directions.

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Samantha King is a business strategist and mentor helping busy Fempire Builders like herself get on track in their business, identify and map out opportunities to level up and work with them to implement the systems and processes within their businesses that they need to make that growth happen.

While trying to answer the “now what?” question after her second child was born, Samantha created, a supportive community for female entrepreneurs across Canada to gain access to the tools + skillsets they need to create the profitable business of their dreams surrounded by like-minded women cheering them on!

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By blogging, speaking, and leading trainings for female entrepreneurs, Samantha continues to work with the Fempire Builders community to grow and reach new heights, online and in-person.


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Overwhelmed by the transition to entrepreneurship?

I’ve been there. When I left the corporate and small business worlds to start my own business, I didn’t know what I was in for. I saw other women living lives that I wanted to be mine, and wondered, “How are they doing it?” Knowing something had to give, I totally changed the way I’m running and building my business.

As a mother, blogger, mentor, speaker and business owner, I am used to balancing the demands of many roles. It is hard to “do it all,” and I have learned how to adjust to those expectations. Stick with me and you’ll be diving into your business with fresh eyes and a growth-centered mindset faster than you ever imagined!

It all came to a head in the Fall of 2015. With my daughter’s autism diagnosis and my postpartum depression following my son’s birth, my Spring/Summer that year had been pretty rough. I was feeling pretty kicked around — to say the least. As I was crawling out of the dark and twisty places life had cornered me in that year, I knew that everything had changed.

For many reasons, I couldn’t go back to my corporate life. One of the biggest reasons was that my perspective on how I was going to live my life had changed. A shift had happened. My time away from my children was going to be spent doing things that I was passionate about. Doing things that got me pumped about life. In May of 2016, I went out on my own and started my business. It was great. I was finally doing things that had me pumped about my time away from my kids. I had the flexibility to spend more time with them. At the end of the day, I had the energy to work in my household and my marriage.

But, while I was living my passion and excited about my life again, it wasn’t all sunshine and roses. Previously, I was a teacher, a sales professional, marketing leader and client services manager. By setting clear objectives, I succeeded in each role, even though they were in different industries.

But being an entrepreneur was a whole new world. I felt the loneliness. I had self-doubt. I didn’t know where to start…and I wasn’t the only one in this boat.

Whether I’m out speaking to a room full of female entrepreneurs or leading a workshop, one of the things that I hear over and over again from these amazing women is how great it is to be out from behind their desks and surrounded by a group of like-minded women. And as our conversation continues, it becomes clear that they are looking for a tribe of women that they can connect and collaborate with regularly in an environment that is welcoming, encouraging and safe enough to let their walls down and share. I needed a community like this too. One that encourages fellow members as they conquer fears, overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams. A tribe that leaves me with a new comfort level and the confidence I’m craving to expand my growth and limits — both personally and professionally.

And most importantly, I wanted a place that would offer me more than inspiration. One that would give me the actionable advice, education and mentorship, support and accountability that we all need.

And from these conversations and my own needs, Fempire Builders was born.

You see, it’s not just me. And it’s not just you. We are not alone. And when we come together, it’s a powerful thing. With the Fempire Builders community supporting me and holding me accountable, I have experienced the business growth that previously I had only dreamed about.

Just as it has been for other Fempire Builders, it will be the same for you, too. Wait and see!