#Ageless Women of Wisdom #Jan Litterst #Empower Excellence #Financial Freedom
My WHY “to partner with women to achieve their financial freedom has been a journey for my whole life. In 2019 Ageless Women of Wisdom became the culminating activity that in and of itself has been a true journey to financial freedom.
Ageless Women of Wisdom began as a partnership and ended several months later as the beginning of Jan Litterst, LLC. One lesson I have learned on my journey to Financial Freedom is that I trust too easily because I pride myself on my honesty and integrity; consequently, I believe, or believed, that others who partner with me in any endeavor also pride themselves on honesty and integrity. Within the years since I have left corporate America, eye-opening experiences in each of my companies and programs have opened my eyes progressively wider. In Empower Excellence, a major client breached their major contract three months in, in Professional Women’s Connection the tearful founder asking me to take the networking program over left me hanging with a nonfunctional website and a blazing critique of what I had done to improve and grow the group, and in Ageless Women of Wisdom a friend of many years saw the opportunity for a new venture to begin together when what she really wanted was for me to be her “teacher to grow her business” and not a joint venture. Am I naive? Maybe a little. Am I honest? A whole lot. Do I have integrity? Definitely, yes. These are lessons many learn, but they are also lessons learned by many leaders of yesterday and today. So I have learned, and I have moved on with Ageless Women of Wisdom when the former friend and former partner walked away two weeks before the launch without fulfilling her commitment to me or to Ageless Women of Wisdom.
But there are lessons others have learned with me as well. I am honest and have integrity, and I am a straight shooter. After all, I am a Scorpio, and we will leave that at that. In all three of the above cases, I have forgiven each one in order to keep moving forward. But I have not forgotten as I am now much more skeptical and thorough in not only personal but professional ventures. As we enter Mercury Retrograde, all agreements are being explored thoroughly for Ageless Women of Wisdom’s launching retreat in May. But presenter agreements were signed weeks ago, the caterer and I have a verbal agreement in place, the venue contract has been signed in 2019. The Universe works with me when I work smarter and not harder.
Right now, all pieces of what will become Jan Litterst, LLC legally later this year, are a place of comfort for me. There is plenty to do, but I do also pride myself on focus and efficiency. Right now the focus is on Ageless Women of Wisdom and how my WHY has brought it into existence in more ways than one since June of 2019. There was no hesitation on my part when I faced moving ahead alone that this was what I wanted to do. It had many impacts including financial. But you see, as I shared with a son this morning, what I do in the next eight years of my life will impact the remainder of my intended longevity! And I am on a great journey!
All women are on a great journey as not only the divine feminine but also as the nurturers in everyone’s life as defined by our almighty design. We arrive in the world with wisdom and we continue to learn and live by that wisdom even though we rarely even attribute that wisdom to anything but “doing what we have to do.” Creating Ageless Women of Wisdom (AWW) begged certain questions including is this about aging, and it is not. “AGELESS” is the key. The sooner women realize that the wisdom we have to share with other women of all generations, the more we tap into the wisdom that is ours to SHARE. Someday, with permission, I will share how a five-year old “woman” constantly demonstrates her wisdom among women of many generations her senior!
So, Financial Freedom? What is it in laymen/laywomen’s terms? It is self confidence grown through intuition and knowledge in every woman throughout her life. When she has the confidence, knowledge, and trusts her intuition, she is on the road to financial freedom as money, right or wrong, plays a role in every decision throughout life. That decision can be made by the woman herself or by other members of her family, her education, her religion, her friends, and more. If our Ageless Woman of Wisdom, our AWW Woman, is on her financial freedom journey, her decisions are impacted by her wisdom. Her wisdom grows from the sharing of all other women in her life as well as what she shares with other women.
And my WHY with Ageless Women of Wisdom is to be a partner to every woman to achieve their financial freedom. It is so simple as Oprah puts it this month in O Magazine “I’m always amazed by how easy it is to impact another life.”