Almost every Monday for nearly a year now, I meet up with dear business friends and we call it BIZZ.
Maybe you have seen stories about our gatherings on Instagram or in blogposts where I have mentioned it. Some of you asked me what it is and want to know about it.
Here is what we do:
Bizz, is a little gathering of entrepreneurial women (at the moment 7, 8 would be the max for us) and we talk about our business, on the basis of 5 questions. Everyone gets the same amount of time to speak up (4 minutes) and later on we can help each other with tips and advice. Sometimes we discuss a topic, mostly business related. We all have different backgrounds, different fields we work in and different ideas to run our businesses, that I believe makes this a great little group.
The 5 questions are:
Short and sweet. Not a real question, but repeating your pitch every week, will help you fine tune every word you use, and because your fellow members know you well, the input is pretty valuable. Off course we skip it once in a while, but we all have strong pitches by now.
What is there to celebrate?
What did you achieve the past week? This for me is the core of this gathering. We speak about what went well the past week, big wins, small wins, it does not matter. As long as you think about what you have achieved and share it with the group. In every cloudy week there is a ray of sunshine!
What did I want to celebrate, but didn’t work out?
Off course there are times you set yourself a goal, but you couldn’t reach it. This is where the group comes in, what is valuable then is to look, why it didn’t work out that way. We help each other and maybe it becomes a celebration set for next week.
What do you want to celebrate next week?
Every week we say out loud what we want to achieve (celebrate) in the coming week. Big things, little things, it doesn’t matter. What matters is, because it is out there, you make yourself a promise and the others keep you accountable.
Who can help me with…?
Finally, you ask the group if there is someone to help you with problem X. This is a good practise in asking for help. Most of us are not very good at it, we don’t want to take time from someone, we are afraid it is a thing we ‘must’ solve ourselves, etc. etc.
In the past months we have grown as a group and business owners. We feel safe to share the important stuff of our business, we also feel vulnerable and uncertain at times, but as a group we are strong and there to help each other. Our strength lies in the continuity of the gatherings and being present for the others. Every Monday, same time, come rain or shine.
My Bizz colleagues are:
Link to the Leuchtturm website