I can’t even tell you how I found Ida Butwin’s group Savvy Soul Flow on Facebook. We have some mutual friends and I think that’s why. Her group is one of the few that I am active in. When she offered her Mastermind Class on Facebook I decided to sign up. Mind you, I have never hired a business coach ever, let alone someone I met on Facebook. But I just really liked her and her energy and I’m getting a ton of useful information in the class.
There’s so much to learn about social media and how to market a business solely on line and Ida knows her stuff! And, even better, she targets what she calls Soulpreneurs, entrepreneurs who run businesses from the soul and heart.
SG: Describe your business. How did you get started?
It was an evolution. I was at home with my two older children for seven years. I was going to go back to work to teach but then I had my third child. When I was ready to work again, I decided to do a franchise. Unfortunately, four months into it I knew it wasn’t right for me. But I had committed so I stuck with it for a while longer.
I was listening to Tony Robbins and realized that, although I was a quiet person, this wasn’t who I really was. In the past I did what others wanted me to do. I did a lot of spiritual work and hired a lot of healers and spiritual women to help me. I liked this group so much that I decided this would be the targeted audience for my business, what I call Soulpreneurs. A soulpreneur is a heart-centered business owner who creates a world that serves from love.
I view myself as a person who works alongside a client, as a guide in business. I believe in doing business based on feeling. For example, does my client’s actions align with them or does it cause fear?
I want to empower these women to use their gifts in the world. My voice and the voice of women need to be heard in the world.
Who inspires you business-wise?
Sherry Teigman, a business coach, does everything on her own terms. She’s honest, transparent and 100% herself. She evolved into the person she is today. I would love to emulate her.
What’s the most important thing a teacher or mentor taught you and why?
My mother in law advised me to stay within my four walls and do what’s best for me and my family, personally and professionally.
SG: When was the first time you realized you were different, especially spiritually?
Around 15 or 16, I had a feeling that I had something bigger to do and that feeling has persisted in my life till this day.
SG: If you could give advice to your younger self about your gifts, what would you say?
Turn inward, the answers are within yourself and not outside.
SG: What advice would you give to someone who just discovered their spiritual gifts?
First, set boundaries. Second, charge what you are worth. Tune inward and pick a price that feels good. Think about what you are offering a client and put a price on the outcome. It’s often higher than you think.
SG: What part of your business is your favorite and why? What is your least favorite and why?
Talking to women and establishing relationships is my favorite part. Seeing women “get it” and seeing their excitement.
My least favorite is the fear that I am not offering the valuable service that I promised.
SG: What is the funniest thing that happened to you regarding your business?
I was doing a live broadcast and I heard my dog, who is barely a puppy, chewing on something. I had to get up and leave the room to stop him. You do what you have to do!
SG: Why do you think the Creator gave us these gifts? And what are we supposed to use them for?
These gifts were given to us to enjoy life, find the good things in life and spread love.
We came here to do something. The gifts are there to remind us why we are here.
SG: Why are we here?
To spread love and build each other up.
SG: What do you wish that people knew or understood the most about you?
I have my own fears and doubts just like everybody else but I know I have to work through them. I work alongside my clients and I lift them up. Even though I use business words like strategy, everything comes from the heart.
SG: What do you wish the world would know or understand?
We don’t need to be the same to get along. Differences are good.
SG: What do you envision the world will be like in the future?
For women in business, we can celebrate each other and help each other. We are not in competition. We can all attract our tribe and people who want to be with us.
To contact Ida, visit her Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/SavvySoulFlow