153: Building Community with Sandra Yancey

Join us for this special episode of The Miracle You Podcast with your host Vince Kramer of Imagine Miracles and his well known guest Sandra Yancey of eWomen Network. Vince and Sandra talk about the importance of community and how it has made a difference in Sandra’s life and the lives of the over 500,000 eWN members.

Sandra Yancey

The quest to find a solution to a common problem standing in the way of business success is how Sandra Yancey’s entrepreneurial path took root to grow. Networking for business was her nemesis. In 2000, from a room above the garage of her Dallas, Texas suburban home – with limited entrepreneurial experience — Sandra boot-strapped her way to create one of the largest and most decorated business networking organizations in North America, eWomenNetwork.

Today, her company is a multimillion-dollar enterprise with over 500,000 women connected through 118 chapters spread across North America, Australia and the United Kingdom. One of the key ingredients to eWomenNetwork’s 20 continuous years of success is its culture and face-to-face engagement.  The company produces over 1,500 women’s business events each year and the largest multi-day International Women’s Business Conference of its kind in North America annually. eWomenNetwork is guided by nine core values, the first of which is “Giving first, sharing always and empowering our community to thrive in an environment of encouragement, kindness and empathy.”

Sandra is an award-winning entrepreneur and is recognized by the International Alliance for Women as one of the world’s 100 Top Difference Makers and by CNN as an American Hero. The eWomenNetwork Foundation she created has, to date, awarded cash grants to 115 non-profit organizations and scholarships to 186 emerging female leaders of tomorrow.

Sandra has been selected by the Emmy award-winning TV show “The Doctors” to help transform the Mind, Body & Spirit of its viewers. She is featured in Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul and is a #1 bestselling author of five books, including Relationship Networking: The Art of Turning Contacts into Connections and Succeeding in Spite of Everything, which rose to #1 in ten categories at Amazon. She is also featured in and producer of The GLOW Project Movie—called “one of the most inspiring movies ever created for women,” by the Orlando Film Festival.

Sandra holds a Master’s of Science degree in Organizational Development from The American University, Washington D.C. and a two-year post-graduate certification in Organization and Systems Design from the prestigious Gestalt Institute. Sandra is married to her life and business partner, Kym, and together they are the proud parents of a daughter and son.

Episode Resources:

Official Website:  www.ewomennetwork.com

Instagram: @ewomennetwork

Facebook:  @ewomennetwork

Twitter:  @ewomennetwork

Free Gift:  www.ewomennetwork.net

Three Key Points:

You aren’t meant to do it alone. In fact you are meant to be in relationship and community. We thrive in community and strive when we try to do it alone. But, you must find the community that is supportive of you and the difference you are meant to make in the world.

The people you want to surround yourself are the like-minded and like-hearted people who are in alignment with the best you, the real you. Through law of attraction, we attract people in our lives that are in alignment with the energy that we are feeling. We emanate that energy out and attract the same energy back to us. We must emanate our true high vibration out to attract a supportive community.

A powerful toll to use in attracting and creating in our lives is imagination. Imagination is using thought and feeling to create, manifest and materialize into outlives the things we want. The things that are in alignment with who we are.

Show Notes:

4:08 – Sandra shares more about eWomen Network and why she started it as she learned about what was missing in the network world.

6:19 – Learn what was one of the factors that has been the impetus that has led her to bringing meaning and purpose.

9:44 – Sandra tells us what her definition is of community and why she feels it is so important.

12:59 – We are all here for big things, learn how trusting and not knowing how, is so important in creating this bigness.

15:01 – Learn how community has made a difference in her life and business through the years.

19:11 – Sandra gives us tips on how to create, find or join a community that is supportive of who we are and helping us lift others as we climb.

23:59 – Learn how and why eWN is a community of like minded and like hearted people that come together for the good of all.

28:47 – It is important for new members of any community feel like they belong right away. Learn how that is accomplished at eWN local events.

33:42 – How defining what is our way is so important in being there for the people in our lives and are attracted to us.

37:28 – Sandra shares the important of using imagination in living and loving your life!

Imagine Miracles Resources:

  1. Your Unique Purpose Formula: Vince’s Five-Step Process to Discover Your Purpose and Your Miracle Life.
  2. C.R.E.A.T.E Model: Vince’s Six Steps to Creating and Living the Life that You Desire.
  3. Free Chapter: From Vince’s Best-selling Book Sharing the Four Things You Don’t Know Keeping You From Living a Miracle Life.