Finding & Listening to Your Voices… #empower #financial freedom #voice #connect #wisdom

Sitting in my living room watching an old Shirley Maclain movie and surrounded by piles of paper surrounding me: the past and more importantly the future of Ageless Women of Wisdom. The movie, Terms of Endearment, is the perfect sharing of wisdom between generations of women. How ironic! A major decision with risk was made today with the help of a publisher/editor. I feel free, financially and otherwise, by making this decision. It feels good because I am still transitioning to the real me! Having been the overcautious me does not always work. It is time for me to find my voice, and to listen to my voice. And that is what I am doing. Moment by moment, day by day, I am being me more than I have ever been. It is good, but it is scary. And that is why Ageless Women of Wisdom exists today.

It is so right that Ageless Women of Wisdom (AWW) is starting in reality as 2020, the herald of the new decade, and the symbol “2020” of perfect vision. One of the greatest things is that I have learned that I do not need to do everything. This is a big step with the beginning of AWW , and I need to do it the right way. Wisdom has evolved over my years of entrepreneurship through Empower Excellence and Professional Women’s Connection. I have learned financial freedom and connection, and now I am flourishing in wisdom. But the key to Ageless Women of Wisdom is sharing that wisdom.

And so, in 2020, AWW will begin its mission: sharing wisdom over the generations of women. Topics have been developed through the 2019 Summer of Whatever Wednesdays’ participants conversations — 113 topics gathered together informally to answer the question of “what will make your personal life better in 2020?” And now, the first AWW retreat will be held later this Spring. Presenters have been chosen, the venue is secured, and now the marketing begins…the joy of bringing together women of all generations to present and participate. And to share the wisdom!

And then what?

Then, there will be another retreat and another because wisdom goes on infinitely, all is needed is the start of AWW. And this is not a finite effort. If I had moved ahead prematurely before today for the first retreat, the first retreat would have been finite, and now it is the beginning of an infinite effort.

And I need you…every woman of every age and every man because women are in your life–mothers, wives, sisters, lovers, and more — to contribute your wisdom to Ageless Women of Wisdom. This is a movement through retreats and programs for all women Your input is wisdom… Let’s share this wisdom in 2020 and beyond for it is the symbolic year of perfect vision!

So how do you give input? Please leave comments or visit the Facebook page for Ageless Women of Wisdom. Wisdom makes itself known by being shared… Please share!

Finding & Listening to Your Voices… #empower #financial freedom #voice #connect #wisdom

Sitting in my living room watching an old Shirley Maclain movie and surrounded by piles of paper surrounding me: the past and more importantly the future of Ageless Women of Wisdom. The movie, Terms of Endearment, is the perfect sharing of wisdom between generations of women. How ironic! A major decision with risk was made today with the help of a publisher/editor. I feel free, financially and otherwise, by making this decision. It feels good because I am still transitioning to the real me! Having been the overcautious me does not always work. It is time for me to find my voice, and to listen to my voice. And that is what I am doing. Moment by moment, day by day, I am being me more than I have ever been. It is good, but it is scary. And that is why Ageless Women of Wisdom exists today.

It is so right that Ageless Women of Wisdom (AWW) is starting in reality as 2020, the herald of the new decade, and the symbol “2020” of perfect vision. One of the greatest things is that I have learned that I do not need to do everything. This is a big step with the beginning of AWW , and I need to do it the right way. Wisdom has evolved over my years of entrepreneurship through Empower Excellence and Professional Women’s Connection. I have learned financial freedom and connection, and now I am flourishing in wisdom. But the key to Ageless Women of Wisdom is sharing that wisdom.

And so, in 2020, AWW will begin its mission: sharing wisdom over the generations of women. Topics have been developed through the 2019 Summer of Whatever Wednesdays’ participants conversations — 113 topics gathered together informally to answer the question of “what will make your personal life better in 2020?” And now, the first AWW retreat will be held later this Spring. Presenters have been chosen, the venue is secured, and now the marketing begins…the joy of bringing together women of all generations to present and participate. And to share the wisdom!

And then what?

Then, there will be another retreat and another because wisdom goes on infinitely, all is needed is the start of AWW. And this is not a finite effort. If I had moved ahead prematurely before today for the first retreat, the first retreat would have been finite, and now it is the beginning of an infinite effort.

And I need you…every woman of every age and every man because women are in your life–mothers, wives, sisters, lovers, and more — to contribute your wisdom to Ageless Women of Wisdom. This is a movement through retreats and programs for all women Your input is wisdom… Let’s share this wisdom in 2020 and beyond for it is the symbolic year of perfect vision!

So how do you give input? Please leave comments or visit the Facebook page for Ageless Women of Wisdom. Wisdom makes itself known by being shared… Please share!

The Ultimate Goal…

Things fall apart, yes, they do. After months of planning for the Launch of AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM, we changed course eliminating the Launch because of a lack of commitment to purchasing the tickets, but AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM goes on as AWW and the 2020 Retreat Series. I am even more excited with this and have visited many venues in natural settings and God traveled with me on this part of AWW. While we really are not starting over, and we are continuing with the original goal for 2020, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s sentiments above hit home. It is never too late to be who you want to be, and the AWW 2020 Retreat Series has gathered over 100 suggestions from potential participants for the retreats. It is probable that there is a topic that was chosen by a woman who is your peer and everyone together is looking to make life better in 2020. And so we begin again…

The Value of SHARING, The Value of CONVERSATION–THAT IS THE VALUE OF STORIES!

Your story is your story! Every story has a character which may very well be you. Every story has a problem or a reason to tell the story. It is very possible in the story the character finds a guide or guidance to help them with their problem and calls them to some sort of action. The action helps solve their problem or issue and success is achieved to a total or partial degree. A transformation occurs. But the story must be shared, and it happens more often than not in a conversation.

Stories are powerful. Stories can make the story teller powerful. Sharing a story shares the power of not only the storyteller but also the transformation that can occur. When AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM was conceived through a conversation, the story of my former collaborator had more of a negative vibe about women and aging and the media and culture. My story became more positive.

Positivity was my story, living in the NOW, moving only forward and not back. The launch program and 2020 retreats of AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM (AWW) focus on “what would make your life better in 2020?” Conversations during the summer of 2019 were stories with women of all walks of life, all ages, and positivity. Energy is what moves us every moment of our life; healing occurs by moving forward with energy of all types. With Energy and your story, you are armed to make changes that are very possible. The first thing is to tell the story, share the story, empower your continuing transformation by asking for help through your story. There is nothing more powerful than your story except for sharing it through conversation one to one or through groups. By sharing it, you empower another to see that there is a way through their problem.

Women are nurturers. Nurturers who want to help, and they help each other, whether friends or strangers, when they are invited to share their stories on their own way to finding their own solutions to life. AWW began with a Summer Program called Ageless Women Emerging through three “Conversations”. The idea worked and more than 100 ways to make their lives better in 2020 were shared. Women will on October 16 not only enjoy a fantastic comedic program THE SIX AGES OF WOMAN with Mary Faktor but also prioritize the ideas for retreats in 2020. They will be in a winery setting in Richfield, Ohio, out in nature planning the beginning of many transformations in 2020. They talked, they shared, they opened their hearts to others to tell their stories. Every one benefited, and they will continue through their participation in retreats created by their own stories…

Do you have a story to tell, to share, to find a solution in? You can attend on October 16th The Eventbrite invitation can be found on Facebook @AWWAgelessWomenofWisdom or leave me a comment…You have a story, I just know you do!

Age is not a matter of years. Age is a matter of clarity!

Today, the last day of September, is already Fall. It is a time of change and not a matter of aging. Women of all ages can reach a point of clarity whether they are 20, 30, 40 , 50 or 100. Of course, the point of clarity can change but there are moments when it is clear what the major questions in our lives are.

The first question no matter the age is “WHO AM I?” This is the beginning of looking at the story of your life so far. Who are you in all facets: human, mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and more. ‘WHAT DO I WANT?” is the second question. Not just for the moment but for the future. The past days of your life can be looked at in the first question, but with the second question, you are living in the NOW with an eye toward the future. Wrapping the two questions together, the third query, perhaps the most important, appears: ‘WHAT IS MY WHY?” No matter the age, clarity becomes apparent when you approach these questions. And it does not matter how much the answers change over the years. Clarity is flexible. Just as important, various parts of your life can have different answers in the process for these questions, BUT wrapping them together in VALUES does make life easier.

For today, let’s put them together but separate to reflect how I have wrapped them together as I built my businesses and am wrapping them together with WISDOM in AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM. EMPOWER EXCELLENCE flows with your money relationship. Money is a tool, but it is a tool that is necessary as you build a business which is what PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CONNECTION flows with your success in business whether as an owner or an employee. As we built AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM, it is a personal approach to self care and SHARING Wisdom through communication with other women of all ages. This is a conversational approach through programs and retreats to blend your story of money, business, and self care into who you are. Money is important in all three sectors of my business, but it is important as a tool to access business and personal success. Without money, and a good relationship with money, the flow into connection and self care is difficult and sometimes impossible.

And, you can start anywhere–with AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM AWW, Professional Women’s Connection or Empower Excellence. Eventually you will circle back to the money as your tool, BUT in the end you will EMPOWER, Connect and Share because Wisdom always sneaks in there and shows you your way. That may be at 20 or 100… That is what CLARITY does! Check out Facebook@AWWAgelessWomenof Wisdom today to join us at THE SIX AGES OF WOMAN on October 16th.

The Transformation is On Schedule…AWE to AWW!

You may call me a dreamer, but I am not the only one! The creation of the AGELESS WOMEN EMERGING this summer began with talk in the Summer of 2018. It was a conversation about collaboration. Like all conversations, some of the words held promise, but promise is not always real. The parent company AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM became a legal entity in the latter part of Winter 2018-2019 and the vision was set forth. It was a possibility. And then a schedule was set, and the dream and the possibility now had the reality of bones. Reality can be a journey of awakening. What had begun as a collaboration became in late Spring a solo entrepreneurship, and the reality became scheduled with real dates and real people. And I had learned many lessons, but the dream lived on.

Today, with summer fading into the beautiful season of fall, my time of the year, I am celebrating the dream that became the vision that is now a schedule for many months to come, and it is a reality that is now my reality. Since June, there have been three conversational sessions of AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM. Conversation leads to participation, and the dream of having women choose the topics for future retreats in 2020 became the vision and now is the reality of having almost 100 topics chosen by the participants of AWE the AGELESS WOMEN EMERGING group who I have so much admiration for…they took on the idea of my dream, envisioned it, and made it a reality to begin the transformation from AWE to AWW Ageless Women of Wisdom on October 16th.

AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM AWW is the SHARING of WISDOM across the generations of women through retreats and programs beginning in 2020 at ten different retreat venues, steeped in nature, across Northern Ohio. This is the time for women of all ages to invest in self care for themselves, and more importantly, it is the time for all generations , all ages, “Ageless”, of women to SHARE the Wisdom they all have. This is not metaphysical wanderings, this is reality. What they want to learn from others in 2020 to make their life better. This is the awakening of the women to schedule time for themselves once a month, in the middle of the week because it is that important to be on their calendars for a whole day, one day out of an average 30-day month , a little more than 3% of their total month. The women of AWE this summer did exactly that–they scheduled 1 day of the month to work on AWE. They SHARED conversation, they SHARED what they would like to make their lives better in 2020. This was personal, not professional, in nature, and still they came. They know that their personal life affects their professional life, and they came, they talked, and they SHARED.

This is the beginning of a transformation of AWE to AWW… Stay tuned about October 16th’s THE SIX AGES OF WOMAN with Mary Faktor, and the sharing with many women all of the almost 100 topics for the 2020 retreat program which will be unveiled that day.

Why is AWW different? Because the potential participants have already begun to participate and to have ownership of the intent of AWW…SHARING WISDOM ACROSS THE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN.

The dream of summer 2018 became the vision and is now a reality because of the women who SHARED this summer, and I thank them all with my head, with my heart, and with my soul!

Thank you to Jessica H for sharing this wise thought this morning!

Whatever Wednesdays’ Stories End & Really Begin!

The Summer of AWE Ageless Women Emerging began in June with our Conversations of Whatever Wednesdays, continued in July and ends on August 28. So far more than 20 participants have gathered, conversed, and SHARED topics that would make their lives better. That continues August 28 at Michael Angelo’s Winery in a bucolic patio setting, with sunshine promised, and it is the end of this phase of AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM AWW. But it is really the beginning of women coming together one by one to SHARE their stories. It has been interesting and validating and continues on October 16th with the LAUNCH of AWW with a morning of professional comedy for women and the culminating roundtable decision making to choose the topics for the 2020 goal of AWW: Personal Retreats with Presenters and Self Care Providers…It is all about SHARING by women of all ages through conversation, entertainment and retreats. It is the SHARING of their stories casually and with their participation in choosing retreat topics. We have already learned the value of the phrase “Me too” and it has already begun new acquaintances, friendships, and liberation of letting the stories flow in snippets, sentences, and stories…it is a pathway to alleviating the alone feelings we sometimes feel until we begin to SHARE part of ourselves…beginning starts with an ending to the silence, and Whatever Wednesdays were not quiet. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AWE: janicelitterst@gmail.com

AWE into AWW…Change!

Ageless Women Emerging (AWE) began in the Spring, a time for nurturing and growth, a time for evolution and emergence. Before Summer AWE took root with greater strength and a positive outlook for reaching out to women for participation through conversation, and it worked. One final conversation session in the sunlight happens in 10 days. AWE is bringing in with the advent of Fall AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM(AWW), the underlying reason for which is SHARING wisdom across the generations of women to bring forward the potential of making all women’s lives better in ways the women themselves are developing through AWE and will become more available through AWW… The women have already produced more than 70 topics for consideration for a 2020 PERSONAL Retreat Series. Through this series, AWW will have 10 PERSONAL retreats throughout Northeast Ohio, one month at a time, one day at a time, one woman at a time to have the SHARING of conversations to grow and change over all generations…this is participation through conversation,

Looking to Reconnect with Nature…?

A good deal of the last 24 hours has been spent gathering information on retreat facilities in Northeastern Ohio for the 2020 AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM (AWW) Personal Retreats for a lucky group of women beginning in February and continuing into November of next year. A very important consideration is that the location be accessible to nature. This is very important when taking the time to really dive into self care for a full day. Nature is regenerative…

So far I have seven tentatives which I will be touring in Lake, Cuyahoga, Summit, and Lorain Counties, and I am excited for the excuse to do a road trip for nature!

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some ways to reconnect with Nature:

  • Do a nature meditation
  • Hike with your hands
  • Create and visit a sit spot
  • Walk barefoot outside
  • Meditate on the sound of water
  • Offer gratitude for all of Nature!

ENJOY!

What Does AWE Ageless Women Emerging Ask of YOU?

Absolutely nothing! AWE, as the first phase of AWW, Ageless Women of Wisdom, simply gave YOU an opportunity to come together with women of all ages, thus the word “Ageless”, to have conversations without obligation and without cost with other women about what you would like to see different in your life. But it did not end there. In June and July, there were two gatherings, and 70 ideas were shared and preserved. In late August, the final AWE conversation will occur. It is open. A call to the author of this blog can provide you with the information. When that third conversation finishes, The Summer of AWE will be headed into Fall and the launch of AWW. It is a transition in this transformative effort, and it will be celebrated with the local artist Mary Faktor presenting THE SIX AGES OF WOMAN, a comedy to lead into the transition. And the launch will include the active choosing of topics to be shared in 2020 through the Ageless Women of Wisdom Seminar Series…yo see, AWE and AWW ask nothing of YOU other than the natural sharing that women to bring their wisdom to share with other women. All women benefit, including YOU. For further information call Jan Litterst at 440-670-2252 or place a comment today.