Katana's Corner
Monthly Reflections from Katana Abbott

TRANSFORMING FEAR INTO CONFIDENCE

A lot of life is about trying to turn bad experiences into something good. Usually if you work at it, you can figure out a way to do it. Even our worst misfortunes are gifts .”
~ Robert Kennedy, Jr.
 
How are you handling the COVID-19 pandemic? My husband, Mark, and I have lost three very close friends to the virus. Mark, is a musician with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The musicians are all off until next fall, but we still have no idea what will happen at that time. Meanwhile, the musicians have done a pivot and are interacting with the community, their patrons, and donors in new and creative ways virtually. There are challenges of course, but I believe this will lead to new and innovative ideas born out of adversity.

Want to turn your fear into confidence?
YOUR
FINEST HOUR
By Mike Gruley, SWTR Guest

“Houston, we’ve had a problem!” It seems that nearly everyone in the world recognizes these five historical words. They were first spoken by the Commander of the Apollo 13 Space Mission, Jim Lovell, over fifty years ago when an explosion midway to the moon should have killed everyone on board. The actions of the three astronauts after the incident still serve as a lesson to us all about unexpected tragedy, focus, discipline, and perseverance. Our unexpected explosion is COVID-19.

What are we to do?

THE NEW ENTREPRENEUR
PARADIGM
By Lewis Schiff, SWTR Guest

There’s been a sea change in how companies innovate.

When we talk about business innovation, most of us immediately think start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, skipping over the vast majority of private companies that make up the bulk of the economy and truly drive progress in business. 



Learn why this segment of companies is remarkable.

June 9th
3:00 pm ET/12 pm PT
ADAPTING DURING
THE DISRUPTION

WITH
MIKE GRULEY

Join Mike and Katana as they discuss:

  • Establishing calm, clarity, and confidence to enable a move forward toward greater things.
  • How reality leads to optimism.
  • How COVID-19 is an opportunity when you choose to see it as such.
June 23rd
3:00 pm ET/12 pm PT
COMING OUT OF COVID WITH THE PERFECT BUSINESS PLAN

WITH
LEWIS SCHIFF
Join Lewis and Katana as they share:

  • Examples of business models that are well-positioned for post-COVID.
  • Why capital likes the new business model.
  • Why new entrepreneurs are treated better in the new business models.
GENERATION WHY NOT? ®
ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH
Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 pm ET/2:30pm PT
 
We’re so excited that best-selling author, Ruth Klein's latest book,  Generation Why Not? ®  is going into it’s second printing ... only after three months since launching!
 
Many people around the world have embraced the book’s message:
 
Too many dreams are not being realized because people feel they are too old, too young, too late for them to make a difference and many other self-imposed limitations. It’s often said that the best ideas and innovations lie in graveyards.
 
It doesn’t have to be that way! Generation Why Not? ® takes readers through the steps of creating and implementing their dreams in business, in relationships, in their health and financially. Ruth provides a new perceptual lens of Quantum Synchronicity ® -- 7 Principles to a purposeful business and life, driven by attitude, not age! Generation Why Not? ® offers insights and practical applications you can start using to begin to see your life and work through a new lens –- one of clarity and purpose.

Want to attend the book launch on June 25th? Purchase the book and send proof of purchase to RKlein@RuthKlein.com for your ticket!
Smart Women's
Academy
ABOUT KATANA AND

 Over ten years ago, I started Smart Women's Empowerment, a nonprofit online resource center where I host Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers and lead our free online course for women, Unlock Your Financial Power.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Retirement Coach, my mission for the last 30 years has been to inspire women to take charge of their lives and finances. I believe it's never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care. To learn more and to connect with me, visit my website at www.katanaabbott.com.

The Smart Women's Empowerment is a project of United Charitable , a registered 501(c)3 public charity EIN 20-4286082. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.