Rural Woman - Are you ready to turn your geographic isolation into your superpower and claim the success, freedom and happiness you truly deserve?

Are you ready to #bloomwhereyouare?

Isolation is the #1 killer of dreams and it’s the single biggest barrier to success for women who live in rural, remote and regional locations

Isolation – or disconnection –  has a profound effect on the human brain and body and can lead to frustration, overwhelm, anxiety and depression and significantly, unfulfilled potential and while emotional isolation is not a unique experience for rural women, geographic isolation can compound any propensity an individual may have towards feeling disconnected from others and themselves.

And when we think about our rural location in these terms, living here COULD be doing us more harm than good.

And it’s ironic really, because  according to ‘legend’ (and all the city folk who want to escape the ‘rat race’ and come and live in the country)  living ‘rural’-  in relative isolation –  is supposed to be amazing – full of people who get you, help you, raise you up and support you.

Rural living is supposed to be a delightful Utopia where all your ‘troubles melt like lemondrops’ and where there’s connection to land and neighbours, no commute and plenty of free time to spend frolicking in the wide open spaces…

And some of the times that’s true.

Until it isn’t.

For many women living a rural life (and we don’t just mean on the land..we mean women in small towns, villages, regional cities)regardless of age, stage or status, can feel like a spiral of isolation, disconnection, not belonging, being misunderstood and the daily grind.

It can feel like constant failure, fielding questions about WHY are you making this choice (you could be so successful in the city) and missing out on everything that seems to be just out of your reach or is everywhere else other than where you are!

You ask yourself – where are the services and support and why am I so alone?

It can feel like you are the only tall poppy, that everything you say and do is contrary to the popular belief and that you really are only just holding it together…and this ideal life you thought you’d have or are supposed to have, has become something you want to escape from (crazy since there are literally tv shows called ‘escape to the country’).

The more you think about it.
The worse it gets.

But what if, your greatest barrier to success turned out to be your most powerful asset? 

What if this period of time where you’ve felt isolated and disconnected was actually the ultimate secret to your success? 

ENTER..AN ISLAND

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Galapagos islands!

A magical, mysterious place in the middle of the ocean where there is a veritable feast for the senses of uniqueness and wonderment?

Researcher Daniel Orelana says ‘ The Galapagos Archipelago is one of the most important ecological spots on the planet due its unique biodiversity, active geology, and relatively well-preserved ecosystems.”

And how is this possible?

I’m glad you asked, because it turns out that the Galapagos Islands superpower is actually (drum roll please…)

ISOLATION

The reason it is a haven for its inhabitants who are unique and amazing and precious to the world, is precisely the disconnection it has from other land masses and deep connection to itself  – and therefore devoid of human impact to force change!

Galapagos’ geographical isolation is therefore of major value.”

– Daniel Orlena

This is an incredibly exciting revelation for those of us who live in geographical isolation – if we choose to flip our thinking on it….!

The challenge for Galapogas, of course (and for us living in a rural area) is that more and more people are going there with tourism and scientific researchers increasing every year and so, the pristine, untouched ecology is changing – which of course, we feel sad about, because, inevitably, its current value changes.

It’s the same thing people feel about their rural locations and their life.

There’s so much coming in from the outside we’re overwhelmed and we love to hate it.

On one hand, we want the peace and quiet and simplicity of a lifestyle – at the same time as we want connection to all the services and support and stuff that non rural living would provide.

We feel like we’re missing out constantly at the same time as just wanting to disappear!

A real Catch 22 as they say.

 

But what if you could have it all?

Isolation in your rural life AND the freedom, success and happiness you crave?

In these situations, most people think ‘the grass is always greener on the other side,’ I’m sure you are familiar with this commonly used expression!

This expression means that ‘good stuff’ is somewhere else other than where you are and that no matter how hard you work or what you do, it’s always ‘over there’ which causes disappointment, frustration and a sense of hopelessness.

It’s how we feel about Galapagos (and one of the reasons it’s ecology is under threat) we think that it’s the greener place..that if we just go there, understand it, study it, experience all of it’s amazingness will be ours…

But the truth of the matter is that

grass greener

It may seem obvious to say this, – but….it’s true and for anyone who has experienced drought conditions (which would be just about every rural woman) will know this – that when you ‘add water (ergo rain) to the environment – the weeds and grass and trees become green again!

And all our attention on things ‘on the other side’ is distracting us from the very gift and opportunity right under our feet (a bit like Dorothy who was wearing her ticket home the whole time… ‘you always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself’!

Our power IS our ISOLATION AND OUR RURAL LOCATION!!

The reason the Galapagos is so incredibly rich and abundant in biodiversity and ‘green grass’ metaphorically speaking, is because its only focus has been on being itself – being a natural environment #evolving  and #thriving without the over domination of external authorities and rules and systems – just its own knowing that it is perfect just as it is.

It doesn’t doubt it’s power….it IS its power!

So what damage is this belief that isolation is killing us and that something better is ‘on the other side’ doing to us?

Well, let me be honest here and let you know that I actually reached out to the AMAZING rural women in our community to ask this question and it BROKE MY HEART reading some of the answers, I actually shed tears it made me so sad that we, collectively were so lost in our isolation…

But I have to share these, because if it’s true for these women, it could be true for you and I want you to know – you are not alone and that there is another way!

Our pain of isolation means…

  • Missing out on what everyone else seems to have – happiness and a thriving life
  • I won’t be able to affect change, because I don’t have the skills or confidence and that will upset me because I can see the changes that need to happen
  • I will stay frustrated and disempowered
  • I will never feel like my contribution in the business/on farm/committee will be valued
  • I will always be an outsider in this (town/community/farm business/family)
  • I’ll never get the chance to improve my life because I’m trapped here 
  • everyone else gets those great opportunities, but not me because I’ve got a farm, household, family and travel to consider
  • I never get to do all the things that makes me happy because I’m so busy doing it for everyone else
  • I’ve never been in business and I wouldn’t know where to start to get something happening, even though I really want to 
  • I’m just guessing at how to do this and don’t know where to turn for help
  • there is so much out there to learn, it’s overwhelming and I don’t know where to start or which to choose
  • I really scared of failing and seeming like I don’t know what I am doing
  • I’ve got no where I can explore what I’m thinking to know if I’m on the right track, it feels so lonely and isolating
  • my friends and family don’t understand what I’m trying to do and while they are encouraging, they’ve never done it either

And here’s the truth – if we KEEP believing that isolation is killing our dreams AND that the green grass is beyond us, then none of these things will ever be any different, despite ALL the things we are doing to change it..

How do I know this?

Because rural women also tell us that they HAVE done things to try to ‘fix’ these problems….things like

  • 6-week courses
  • Conferences
  • Short Retreats
  • University or online study
  • Quit jobs
  • Moved towns
  • Read books
  • Left marriages

Only to discover that ….

The same sense of isolation and desperation remains and that nothing has changed.

WHY?

A few reasons…

  • We are looking for a quick fix and real change and transformation takes TIME
    We set ourselves up to fail by not giving ourselves continuous support (we don’t send our kids to learn to read in one 6 week course and expect them to read, but we expect that we could – odd right?)
  • We focus always on changing US alone and never on who we are surrounding ourselves with or the environment we’re in
  • As the Galapogas teaches us, our environment matters and when we live in rural communities, their change is about as slow as the tortoises, the Archipelago is famous for, moving to breakfast…EONS! So if we are waiting for our location to change, we’re deluding ourselves it will happen quickly
  • We are looking to the ‘otherside’ for the answers
  • We are following or looking for someone else’s prescription, when we are unique and individual and there is no ‘one size fits all’
  • We operate in a ‘boom or bust’ environment or ‘all or nothing’ or ‘droughts and flooding rains’ and it’s how we approach our change and transformation and wonder why we end up with intermittent results
  • We aren’t necessarily willing to ‘do the work’

When a flower doesn’t bloom you change the environment, not the flower’ Alexander den Heijer

The good news is that there ARE rural women out there, just like you,  who are harnessing their isolation to their biggest advantage, loving their rural life, claiming freedom, success, prosperity and happiness and #bloomingwheretheyare –and if THEY can – YOU can too!

That’s great – but what did THEY do – that you aren’t doing yet?

  • came to understand that the antidote to isolation is CONNECTION and got themselves connected into NEW, positive, affirming, supportive environment ONLINE that nurtures their #evolution
  • they got CLARITY on what they wanted and shifted their attention from their isolation (what they didn’t want) and focused on their #thriving #healing adventure (what they did want)
  • realised being a rural woman is a LONG game that’s always changing and, instead of doing all the short term, one-off stuff, they found a CONSISTENTlong-term community of support offering continuous learning
  • reclaimed their CONFIDENCE and made a commitment to ‘show up’ and to prioritise their personal and professional growth and to show up week after week after week
  • got comfortable with being uncomfortable and embraced the opportunity to #bloom
  • owned the fact that change is inevitable and that difficult times are ahead, but they do not have to do it alone< (they actually don’t need to be an island in this case!)

Sounds amazing right?

All too good to be true?

Of course….that’s why I’ve asked them to tell you just how amazing it is..

Vivian Evans

I joined THE Rural Woman in 2014 when I was at a turning point, feeling isolated, alone and unsure of what to do next. In the ensuing years, with support from the Mentors and weekly training, I had the confidence to back myself and start my own business, which now supports me and my family and enables me to do work I love with people I want to help and support. I have connected with other incredible rural women through online and offline events, made new friendships, formed fun and powerful collaborations and my dreams are coming true. I can connect with all of this without leaving my hometown and I never feel isolated or unsure what to do next because I just turn to THE Rural Woman for support, guidance, motivation, education and inspiration!

How did they do all that and not be overwhelmed?

They joined THE Rural Woman Bloom!

THE Rural Woman Bloom Membership supports isolated women to regain their connection to freedom, happiness and success through an online hub providing deep connection and community-created holistic continuous learning and support.

How does it do that?

What we offer The #blooming outcome
Overcome isolation through powerful online Networking
  • I am tapped into an enormous and supportive network and I know I can have a much bigger reach and impact which makes me so excited (andI don’t have to go anywhere to connect to it)!
  • I feel more connected than ever through the online community and love meeting new women I’ve connected with here, when I travel to their towns
Be positioned as the Expert in your field, expand your reach and gain expertise through peer to peer learning and sharing
  • My wisdom and knowledge is valued and appreciated and has places for it to be heard
  • I feel like I am connecting to knowledge, from all generations and all kinds of people, I would otherwise miss out on
  • There are great opportunities to learn from smart rural women who understand my specific needs and challenges
  • There are lots of ways I can share my knowledge and as a result connect with new clients, customers and collaborators
Gain new skills, experience and confidence in areas that matter to you through Online Courses on dozens of different topics
  • I can tailor my learning based on my needs at the time rather than having to just focus all attention on one thing
  • I no longer feel like I’m missing out and I feel like I have so many amazing choices, I’m like a kid in a candy store!
  • I have developed new business management skills that are serving me well as I transition from full time employment to self employment
  • I have an easy to reference place to go for all the business tools I need to be successful
  • My business is growing and I am feeling so successful as I apply all the learnings from the courses
Connect with advice, new skills, ideas and fun through Events
  • The online access to schedule events makes it easy to prioritise my personal and professional development a priority, without having to travel miles and disrupt everything.
  • All aspects of my life are improving - relationships, my work, our financial abundance and my happiness all from showing up each week to learn something new (and then apply it)
  • I love that the events I cant’ show up for live are recorded and I could listen or watch them later
  • As a result of participation in the weekly Digital Tech training I now feel confident with technology so I can keep up with my kids and grandkids
  • I have amazing business education at my fingertips that I don’t have to leave home for
  • I know I can learn new things easily and enjoy the challenge of improving my human, digital and business skills
Engage in meaningful discussion, connection and develop new networks and friendships in Groups
  • I experience women actually supporting women
  • I have a quick reference brainstrust of incredible women where I turn when I’m stuck - where I get the answer and didn’t have to spend hours googling or doing another ‘course’
  • I am asked to contribute and I appreciate that, I feel like I matter
Accountability - helping you achieve your goals and dreams
  • have access to an incredible group of smart women where I can brainstorm and share ideas to help me grow
  • Encouraged and supported me to do what I love – sewing, reading, exercise, eating well, riding, gardening & having a bath!
  • I am shown the best tools for the job and don’t have to ‘hunt’ for the information
  • The weekly connection holds me accountable to achieve my dreams, take action and show up - this has ripple effects in all areas of my life
Improve your confidence in all aspects of life/business/contribution through peer to peer & 1:1 Mentoring
  • This is the start of my journey to awareness, happiness and being a new person.
  • I am shown the best tools for the jobs I need done and can then confidently connect with them to use and apply them
  • The confidence I have gained from being part of this community has meant I’ve taken all kinds of risks and they’ve paid off big time. I feel more free, happy and successful than I ever have!
Overcome isolation through powerful online Networking
  • I am tapped into an enormous and supportive network and I know I can have a much bigger reach and impact which makes me so excited (andI don’t have to go anywhere to connect to it)!
  • I feel more connected than ever through the online community and love meeting new women I’ve connected with here, when I travel to their towns
Be positioned as the Expert in your field, expand your reach and gain expertise through peer to peer learning and sharing
  • My wisdom and knowledge is valued and appreciated and has places for it to be heard
  • I feel like I am connecting to knowledge, from all generations and all kinds of people, I would otherwise miss out on
  • There are great opportunities to learn from smart rural women who understand my specific needs and challenges
  • There are lots of ways I can share my knowledge and as a result connect with new clients, customers and collaborators
Gain new skills, experience and confidence in areas that matter to you through Online Courses on dozens of different topics
  • I can tailor my learning based on my needs at the time rather than having to just focus all attention on one thing
  • I no longer feel like I’m missing out and I feel like I have so many amazing choices, I’m like a kid in a candy store!
  • I have developed new business management skills that are serving me well as I transition from full time employment to self employment
  • I have an easy to reference place to go for all the business tools I need to be successful
  • My business is growing and I am feeling so successful as I apply all the learnings from the courses
Connect with advice, new skills, ideas and fun through Events
  • The online access to schedule events makes it easy to prioritise my personal and professional development a priority, without having to travel miles and disrupt everything.
  • All aspects of my life are improving - relationships, my work, our financial abundance and my happiness all from showing up each week to learn something new (and then apply it)
  • I love that the events I cant’ show up for live are recorded and I could listen or watch them later
  • As a result of participation in the weekly Digital Tech training I now feel confident with technology so I can keep up with my kids and grandkids
  • I have amazing business education at my fingertips that I don’t have to leave home for
  • I know I can learn new things easily and enjoy the challenge of improving my human, digital and business skills
Engage in meaningful discussion, connection and develop new networks and friendships in Groups
  • I experience women actually supporting women
  • I have a quick reference brainstrust of incredible women where I turn when I’m stuck - where I get the answer and didn’t have to spend hours googling or doing another ‘course’
  • I am asked to contribute and I appreciate that, I feel like I matter
Accountability - helping you achieve your goals and dreams
  • have access to an incredible group of smart women where I can brainstorm and share ideas to help me grow
  • Encouraged and supported me to do what I love – sewing, reading, exercise, eating well, riding, gardening & having a bath!
  • I am shown the best tools for the job and don’t have to ‘hunt’ for the information
  • The weekly connection holds me accountable to achieve my dreams, take action and show up - this has ripple effects in all areas of my life
Improve your confidence in all aspects of life/business/contribution through peer to peer & 1:1 Mentoring
  • This is the start of my journey to awareness, happiness and being a new person.
  • I am shown the best tools for the jobs I need done and can then confidently connect with them to use and apply them
  • The confidence I have gained from being part of this community has meant I’ve taken all kinds of risks and they’ve paid off big time. I feel more free, happy and successful than I ever have!

THE Rural Woman Bloom Membership has been specifically developed for women who are

  • passionate about #blooming and ready for growth and to stop the endless loop of searching where and how
  • committed to loving their rural life and are willing to do what it takes
  • aware of the power of reciprocity and are inspired and delighted to be connected to other rural women to be supported by and support in return
  • ready
  • so looking forward to forgetting about FOMO (fear of missing out) and embracing not having to leave home to be inspired/motivated/supported/educated!
  • excited about the possibility of embracing their isolation and the antidote of connection
  • are ‘guru’d’’ out and are ready and looking forward to learning from other rural women
  • uncomfortable and know that means something good
  • aware that they don’t know what they don’t know and willing to learn

What you will access (quick snapshot) as a Bloom Member

  • Approx 160 online events in 2020 (with more in the planning), hosted by Subject Matter experts who are also Rural Women and you can access them LIVE or RECORDED at a time that suits you
  • A global network of incredible, powerhouse, supportive, amazing rural women who all want you to succeed
  • Pathways to promote your amazing work and connect it to other rural women too
  • Online courses on hundreds of topics across dozens of fields of interest including human digital and business skills
  • connection to yourself…in new and exciting and powerful ways!

 

SNAPSHOT OF BENEFITS!

Some other ‘side benefits’ of Bloom Membership are

  • improved relationships, finding love in all kinds of places
  • business growth and expansion
  • laughing more
  • financial success, achieving money goals including holidays, new cars, savings accounts and increased profits in business
  • local support networks appearing as if by magic – like minded people coming out of the woodwork to ‘play’
  • crying and being okay with it because I know #thistooshallpass and my emotions have value
  • new opportunities showing up for expertise to be shared in community, business, and workplace
  • feeling satisfied a LOT with how life is
  • the ability to handle all kinds of challenges with grace (and without losing my S#%t)

 

And while that sounds amazing (because it is) there’s something I must tell you BEFORE you hit the BUY button.

It seems like we are giving a lot (and we are)  but honestly are just 2 things we do REALLY well that set us apart from anyone else.

CONNECTION & CONTINUITY

CONNECTION

Despite everything we’ve said already about Galapagos,reminding you that your isolation IS Your superpower and having said all that we want to tell you – you don’t have to be an actual island to get the value of being an island (make sense or did I take the metaphor too far?).

Anyway, what I mean to say is that we know

When the student is ready, the teacher appears and since 2014 we’ve had HUNDREDS of rural women tell us that this is true for them too.

#alltheansersliewithin – you just need to connect to it!

Connection is the antidote to isolation.

You’ve just got to connect to the RIGHT things at the RIGHT time and that’s where THE Rural Woman is most powerful.

We encourage all our members to ask the question..

‘What do I need right now’ 

And then go to the community.theruralwoman.com to find it.

CONTINUITY

The definition of continuity is – the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over time.

That’s what THE Rural Woman is.

It’s the unbroken and consistent connection to the innate wisdom of yourself and other rural women.

And the women who appreciate, value and embrace the continuity of THE Rural Woman Bloom Membership get the results.

They are no longer chasing freedom, prosperity, success and happiness….they ARE those things.

Because they show up, week after week and they prioritise their personal and professional development above all else, knowing that if they #bloom – all around them bloom too.

When a rural woman blooms, all around her bloom too, it’s a powerful and deeply felt ripple.

Whether you want it or not – you are a leader and who you are and how you are matters to all of us.

The greatest gift you can give everyone else in your family and the rural community you love so much, is your #bloom.

Continuously supported by people who get you…because in so many ways, they are you!

Try before you BUY

In the spirit of generosity we are excited to offer you a 7 day FREE Trial – because if you can’t squeeze value out of the incredible opportunities available to you in the first 7 days and then just HAVE to stay, we don’t think you should have to!

 

If you sign up TODAY you will get access to EVERYTHING we offer in Bloom FREE for 7 days. You can join Live events,access courses, connect with the amazing women and take advantage of all that’s on offer without spending a cent.

This is 100% risk free for you!

If, after the 7 days you don’t want to stay on as a member, you simply cancel your membership (the good news is that you can still stay as a FREE member in our community,…which has lots of advantages too). We’ll remind you when it comes time for you to do that.

If you want to stay on – your credit card will be processed for the annual or monthly fee (which you’ve selected when you join) and you’ll continue to enjoy the benefits of Bloom Membership!

What would it cost you to do all of those somewhere else or some other way?

A 2 day conference

  • fees + travel + time away from home +accommodation and food + the fun splurges you can’t avoid when you are away + kid minding + opportunity cost of being away.. av cost $1800 –  1/year

    $1800 +

Access to hundreds of courses

  • average of $500/course – 10 courses

    $5000 +

Networking

  • events/activities – dinner, drinks, tickets, travel etc av $50 – 10/year

    $500 +

Introductions and referrals and great support and feedback from smart women including lawyers, accountants, consultants, healers, clinicians?

  • Consulting – Ave $200/hour – 10hours/year

    $2000 +

Weekly workshop with subject matter experts

  • Fees + travel + time away from home + accommodation and food etc. average $500 –  52/year

    $26,000

Total cost – $35,300 conservatively

WHAT!!!

Yep, bet you never did the math on that

The AMAZING news is that THE Rural Woman Bloom Membership costs less than 0.8% of that..

All you’ll pay for 1 year – $299USD Or  Per month – $33.99

OR you can join as a Lifetime Member (which has a whole raft of additional benefits) for just $699 USD

(there are only 28 of these left)

We actually worked out that it currently equates to just $1/event (if you went to all 160 events in 12 months)….or the price of a cup of coffee a week.

THE Rural Woman Bloom Membership will save you literally tens of thousands of dollars each year and it doesn’t even factor in the

  • emotional cost of travelling all the time
  • the physical wear and tear on vehicles, bodies and the environment with all your travelling
  • the pressure on relationships
  • energy required to keep fronting up to all that you are doing

Secure your FREE 7 Day Trial Bloom Membership TODAY

We are passionate about connecting with rural women to #meetyouwhereyouare with the support, inspiration and motivation to #chooseyourownadventure and understand that #alltheanswersliewithin so you can #bloomwheretheyare

Are you ready to join us!
#mayoubloomwhereyouare,
THERW Team
Xxx

Ps we love scrolling too…
The upshot is..

Amazing value for money support, inspiration, education and connection to an online community built BY rural women FOR rural women for less than the cost of a coffee a week!
Yep.