Since 2011, Sarah Verwei started to write, to make her entrance in the field of Leadership. A great journey happened fast because of A Learning Frame.
Be who you are; all the messaging we pick up can lift us up so it is clear, we see the world through the personal filter, that is about the words we pick up and the words we use. To create an energy and mindset, creativity and results in the world is about an intelligence part of using our words. That is a MASTERY LEADERSHIP; we need to understand how we can talk about what we love to do, opportunities and talk about what makes us inspired, talk about our future and talk about what opens our heart and talk about the things that are working- Don,t talk about pain but about pleasure, I am coaching many people, to journal and help them to start up as a ritual, it is not about what we think until we write it down. Pick a fresh page and write about the language of victimhood and Leadership and write down the words, the victim speak and the language of Leadership; start to use this language of World Class. Doing this is about clarity. Mastery. You are build to be a Leader.
Sarah has built a loyal readership through Syntony International, her blog started on parenting and motherhood. If you love this way of learning you can go many podcasts and get the sessions, so she started to walk outside, why she is walking in nature; reading books, forming her thinking: Sarah,s personality and humor have helped her carve out her own corner of the web among a lot of blogs. About living in nature and being who we are, to just be; Through blogging, she has built a community of readers and colleagues, and eventually landed a position as a paid blogger and social media manager — transforming a hobby into a full-time career. To write about myself as Sarah who is now in this Leadership Development is about the evolution of The Leader and her growth as a blogger.
To think and learn about ourselves, big magic is about taking everything into the future, to just eat and love and living our life at the high level of being creative. Becoming a Master in our work, it is what is birthing in this world, we are comfortable being who we are and everywhere is complexity, engineering, technology, but as a Leader and producer we install our rituals through walking outside, to stay away from toxics and listen to audio books and relationships building, familylife and hiking and walking with water.
What were your goals when you launched your blog?
Am I allowed to say that I didn’t have a goal other than to post once a week? I wish I had some inspirational story about how I had planned to write about my own experiences and find a cure for unhealthy relationships; I just wanted to write because that was what I was doing as a child. Looking at the trees and walking outside, noticing the glory of life, looking at the sun, shifting from a messing mind to just start to Be, that is when we start to think about our life, and course correct and decide to make changes, we get so many great ideas and reconnect with the glory of life, I have been seeking for this lifestyle for a long time; Much to my surprise, it did. Neurotransmitters and higher intelligence started because I am in the world and I can stop the noices, the prefrontal cortex shuts down and I feel the deepest feelings, walking outside is about getting new ideas and releasing stress and becoming a great human being; that is my wish for you ; So, Blogging just works for me. If I need to step away from it for a period of time, I can always come back and pick up where I left off.
How have you (and the blog) evolved since then?
Syntony International was born when I was pregnant for the second time at the age of 36. During my pregnancy and the first year or so of my son,s life, many of the posts I was writing and doing exercises in teasing out order in the unknowns of my life.
Becoming my own standards and doing Pilates, my mindset was operating in a standard offered by the people around me, I wanted to be a meaningful contribution to wellbeing in the world, my standards of my work and languaging and the nutrition in my body and the standards of my life. Raising my game, being a game changers, causion is a little dramatic but I left the crowd and just started to be this change; Every visionary knows this. I wanted to take my fitness and craft to a new level, my friends the ones that love me, they laughed at me so that was a path of growth, being this change. The rules were about my ideas unless I was doing this work;
My blog was a space where I could process the concurrent feelings of happiness and misery that I experienced as a parent. Reading them now, those posts seem a little unpolished, but I love them because I was essentially writing for myself. The folks reading my blog weren’t an audience; they were friends. To get me into that process, building something great is about execution. Look at Tesla and worked that out, until the product was done, mastery sessions, continuing and that is what I was doing and getting filled with the courage doing that work, great intelligence and getting things done. The more I was doing the more confidence started and becoming a spiral of execution. The results are about thinking and behaviour as a change agents, the best books, the best ideas, the best people in Leadership, doing things that very few people do, turn off the television, eat better food, and run, shift on focus to what not is working to what is working, installing series of mindsets, rituals, you receive from the world who you become-
It all started with Syntony Quest that inspired me deeply. A world class lifestyle to change myself, talking about goals and dreams is about the value who we become as a person and how we build character to get external success. Building a great family life and business is about talents to keep the values that are coming from within, working on our emotional architecture and our mindset and spiritual life, becoming this force of nature that radiates this enthusiasm and self belief. That is why big Leaders are just into their inner power, that is what Leadership is about. Being a game changer is about our behaviour.
The true purpose of my life; taking you back into my childhood, I come from humble beginnings, my parents come from normal families, no one gave me a change, but I had a great blessing, people supporting me and encouraging me, my dad was an English citizen creative men ,taking his practices & serving others and what I want to share with you is that my translating to speak English comes from him, spring is past summer has gone and winter is here, that is what old people are doing. My father is now in dementia and I didn,t talk with him after my age of 15 years old, I am focusing on the few things now to become a minimalized person, if we wish to be this we need to do what we are the most afraid of, to become that what we are the most afraid of, fears are growths, the more we build confidence, the more we stand in our fear, the more we find freedom: I am doing what is scary, I am confused sometimes and feeling afraid, it is messy but the pay off is about growing every day, I become braver every day; the more I am doing this the stronger I become. Standing in the fireplace of my fears, it is the best way ; Go to conferences, invest in programs, education is needed! For the victim it is complexity but the game changer focusing at learning, the person understands the most can see in corners, investing in knowing more, being able to see the corners because of information and knowledge. The seduction of security being in the comfort zone is about not having new conversations and not setting new goals and living in circles of safety, that is about death for me. Do not let that happen to you, this safety is dangerous, step into the unknowing, living in the new ideas and stretching, the best way to expand your limits is to go to the limits-
Yes I am scared and terrified but I am growing and that is how I am becoming this game changer, this is my wish to you to. Share this with a friend and become Mastery in Syntony having a world class life.
My father wanted to do things special and being loved and seeing the world but he got busy being busy, he lost that connection with life – The song that his life want meant to sing…so I am reconnecting with all inside of myself, I am not losing that sense of who I am. The person I should be. There is not a large space between what I wish for and the person I am becoming… I wish you can become the person you always wanted to be- start doing this – Being Creative-
Sarah,s perspective: “I try to write posts that are relatable. I don’t want anyone to feel excluded when they read my blog. My philosophy is that even though we may choose to raise our kids differently, we are all hurt the same when our child gets hurt or wakes up in the middle of the night.”
I learned a lot about myself during those writing therapy sessions. While I still write soul-searchy posts reflect on “grandmother posts” — named after the only people I can imagine would be interested — our ancestors and the Elders, I now focus on writing from the Leader inside of everyone and a special attention to Everymom perspective. Producing my Art is what the world sends back to us, my life is changing through working at this project Syntony Conversations, to have strategical conversations, the Leaders tell me I am creative and intuitive – I have creativity inside of me and that is about you to!
When we were little children we loved to be productive and find that Van Gogh inside of us and show up fully in this world. Being this person is about focus, in the first place. Spend the best hours building your workflow of focus, blocking out from 9-12 schedule, doing that time, focus, turn off the technology! Every evening, take that rest, the sound of the phone and internal responds, it happens constantly, doing that bubble of focus is about isolating, from Beta to Alfa and doing genius level work! Build a bubble of focus and no interruptions, so become this methodology. Science has proven to work in a boost of 60 minutes.
It is how we recover, do things for 60 minutes of creativity; recovering 10 minutes; that is about doing more –
Dream weeks, scheduling a full week, get away from the environment, once every 3 weeks, schedule to just strategize and dream! to live a fully life.
Look at the great artists, they are mastering, do you have a mentor and coach? Associated with? why not? you need to be associated with the Masters of your field! Connected; re-connected is about the way of personal change through a peer group. Our group of the Syntony Conversations and Syntony Society is about social matters and being around with people that are into leadership themselves. Inspiration and inspire others in the world.
So much people have this inspiration inside of them but they are not sharing this, be careful for the world fears, you must find lifting inspiration to inspire others.
Go to Art Galleries and visit big cities and get inspired –
Around interesting and great work, do the nature walk, breath the air, life,s beauty and we get gorgeous conversations with new people, traveling is about amazing conversations; who was the leader influencing you the most?
It is about those human beings, you just become 2,3 times a lifetime, that is the aspiration that I received from Alexander Laszlo, he is a nice enthusiastic person and that is my opportunity to grow, because of this meeting! This focus of being a Syntony Seeker and being this creative and kind because it is our respons- ability! Our talents and gifts and intelligence, this is the Master Class Syntony ;
This works well for me because as my leadership and my son have grown, I’m a lot more guarded than I used to be about sharing the details of my life. This Storytelling is a designing and providing way of devent quality in my life while coexisting in a long run sustainable, we call that now systemically, relationship with the natural environment that nourishes us and that is our mission. Our Programs and Courses are not about a side conversation, this is The Strategical Conversation; Syntony C is a management tool. It is a navigating tool, to have great experiences, walking through my journey of life –
As we grow as bloggers, we learn that blogging isn’t just about publishing posts — it involves being part of a wider community. What were the first steps you took to build your online presence and expand this into something more?
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But the one piece of advice I believe we can all take to the bank is to leave genuine comments on other blogs and to take the time to respond to comments on our own. After all, this is social media. Being a conscientious commenter has become more difficult — I’m eagerly anticipating the 26-hour day wherein I can comment on every post I read — but when I was building my online presence, I found that kind, authentic, encouraging comments were the best means to forging relationships with others who may or may not have a lot in common with me. We may call each other bloggers, but in the end we’re all just people who want to be heard and understood. Compassion and camaraderie go a long way, both in blogging and in life. At the end of my life – when we fall we get back up and having opportunities is about action, the compass- being this leader to just take this adventure;
We may call each other bloggers, but in the end we’re all just people who want to be heard and understood. Compassion and camaraderie go a long way, both in blogging and in life.
You’ve returned to work full-time as a blogger and social media manager. How did blogging lead to this opportunity? I STARTED TO COOPERATE AND WORK STRATEGICALLY WITH ALEXANDER LASZLO –
I really am the luckiest blogger on the block: I was able to land a paying gig because of the things I learned while I was a stay-at-home mom. But I shouldn’t use the word “luck” so flippantly because, honestly, I put a ton of work into my blog, I started writing in 1999 four hours a day and doing that every day, listing to new posts and leadership skills every day, my writing, the marketing of my writing, the design elements of my digital space, and the relationships I formed during that time. I was ready in 2011 to take this action, and take this strategical leadership by doing; A few things I did to bolster my hireability:
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- Guest post, guest post, guest post. If someone asked me if I would write a post for their blog, I made them a smoothy and spelled out YES! and I wrote the heck out of that post, pouring as much thought into it as I would a post for my own site. Writing for other blogs shows that you can bring the goods to an audience that might not know you. The guest post route goes both ways; I’ve invited other writers whose work I respected to post on SYNTONY INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM AND THE OTHER PAGES AS SYNTONY CONVERSATIONS AND ECO CIVILIZATION KORTGENE AND WORK FLOW STUDIO multi-author blogs I was involved with. In doing so, I’ve honed my editor and content curation skills.
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- Got the word out through social media. If you build it, they won’t necessarily come. While WordPress.com has a thriving community of bloggers who are engaged and encouraging, I wanted to write the one blog that people who don’t read blogs would read. And to do that, I had to put myself out there via social media. It took me a ridiculously long time to get my act together and set up a Facebook page but once I did, I realized I was doing myself a disservice not to connect with my community outside the walls of the blog. I now focus on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. When it came time to interview for my job, I was able to show my organization that I know how to drive engagement and connect with both established and potential readers and customers. Inspire others , life is about small wins- they matter.
- Got as much mileage out of my work as possible. I was putting in a lot of time creating content for Syntony International so I wanted as many people to read it as possible. I started cross-posting my work through an online community that empowers women to share their unique perspectives, and submitting to other blogs and websites. I even landed a column in a local print publication.
As you said, we have many tools within reach to promote our blogs and ourselves. What other things have been valuable to you?
I am a big fan of the one-on-one interaction. with great respect and a great life is about evolution- what we do every day is our life in miniature- building our future;
I’ve met a handful of my blogging friends in person or via video chats, and those have been wonderful experiences. There is something about sharing a meal, a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine with another person and having a relaxed conversation that inspires me to not only be a better writer but also a better person. Small wins matter!
We can’t hide behind our heavily edited words anymore. Real interaction also leads to opportunities for collaboration and brainstorming.
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Blogging conferences are beneficial as well. You learn a lot and make connections. The downside, for me at least, is that conferences can be overwhelming, especially when you meet people who have been reading your work for awhile. They might expect you to be someone that you’re not.
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Hosting in part ups; In a link-up, you write on a certain theme and invite others to do the same. Then, participants read each others’ work. It’s a great way to get to know other bloggers.
I am a big fan of the one-on-one interaction. . . . We can’t hide behind our heavily edited words anymore.
Your personality comes through on your blog, from your posts to your About page. How have you honed your voice over time?
You know the #AmWriting hashtag that people use when they’re working on something meaty but need a little support from the community to tell them not to give up? Well, I #AmFinding and #AmHoning my voice. It never, ever stops. My writing is almost entirely analogous to my life, so if I’m going through a funk personally, chances are, my writing will too. If I’m feeling overwhelmed with my role as a mother, then I’m going to be overwhelmed with writing about it, too. But I always try to look for the humor. A great blogger Peg said it a lot better than I can:
Everyone has a cross to bear in life. Some are obvious, and some are hidden, but everyone carries one. A smile, a giggle, or a deep, belly laugh is a little bit of grace that lightens the load, if only a smidgen, if only for a short while. I believe that sharing that grace, helping other people to find the funny, is a noble thing.
Even though I’m constantly honing my voice, I’m happiest when I mix humor with the things in my life that I’m most frustrated with. Really, it’s a survival mechanism when you’re a parent. It is our mindset ; a great relationships is about little daily wins ; If your child is acting sensitive the only reasonable response is to get them to be them selves and just accept and having that courage to show that with others, to learn, to share to create new possibilities as soon as you accept, that is the new action.
It is a learning frame and it is the Syntony Ladder, we structure five frame issues in healthy engagements. With the compass we come into tactical dialogues and create Actions. From Systems Thinking moving into Systems Feelings is about Systems BEING[ we need this right environment to sort thoughts out, balancing is a growing process and communication is about a centering way that is about cultivating intuition. This capacity is about empathy in relationships emerging with interactions between the parts, the power of vulnerability is this personal quest that we are all going through.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting a parenting or communication blog?
This is just as much advice for myself as everyone else: make the time to write. Do it as a ritual, take the time every day to write. To reflect –
Look, I get it: you don’t even have time to sleep adequately, brush your teeth, pour your wine into a glass instead of imbibing directly from the bottle itself — so how the heck are you going to stay committed to blogging? It is a freaking tall order. I’m a working mother who is juggling chainsaws and trying my hardest not to cut my arm off, and now you’re telling me I should write more? I get up at 5 every morning and that is my time of journaling and reflecting and sharing ideas and inspiration.
Here’s the thing: it is so incredibly worth it. Just write about your family. Write about the minutiae. Even if you think a post is going to be “boring,” write it: it’s your life and you and your kids will one day treasure that you took the time to record your history. These are your family’s stories and they are precious, even if it seems like you’re writing about all the same milestones as everyone else. Just do it. Ask questions later.