Complex people, like complex systems, are made up of often contradictory components which when taken individually are hard to reconcile, to understand, and even to believe. But when taken as a whole, over time, the different aspects emerge. And if you are lucky, brave and open-hearted, off you go with this special someone who makes life an unbelievable, often disconcerting, but wonderful adventure.
And that is the best way I can describe Kimber Marie Lim, Founder and CEO of two inter-twined journeys—Transformational Business ™and Get Your Woman On! She spent many years helping others not only to showcase their own skills and talents but also to believe in their power to achieve financial success. She helps transform their lives and their dreams and in the process the mutual connectedness gives birth to a collective come together to announce the arrival of a new breed of women business leaders.
Sound too “Madison Avenue” or maybe too West Coast? Yeah, I totally understand. I didn’t get it at first, and not for a long time. And sometimes I think, “What am I doing here, with this group of women, with this totally unpredictable lady who continues to surprise and delight me, and the many others whose lives she has touched?”
There were too many serendipitous occurrences for me to believe this happened by chance alone. My partner, Philomena’s husband went to an “invention convention.” Out of 1000 entries he placed second with his LeanLever, btw, a great product that has made it to market. As a “winner” Jerry had lunch with Howard Lim, branding expert, and more importantly to this story, husband to Kimber.
I never did learn how the conversation wandered to Kimber and her passion or to me and mine, but next thing I knew we were on the phone talking about my new venture and how I would fit right in with hers—a collaborative of women telling their stories of transformation chasing after the elusive—financial success.
Excited while talking, off line I was left with some nagging doubts about the viability or advisability of my joining this collaborative, women whom I had never met, with whom I had never spoken or met. And so I backed into my comfort zone and declined.
Our conversation nagged me. I was up for a new adventure. I kept thinking about this woman who used spoke about “making mischief” and having a “yummie time.” My enchantment overcame my doubts. Inspirations from 40 impassioned visionaries—inspired and inveigled by Kimber Lim. And I knew I was hooked, like a fish not knowing what had happened and unable to wiggle fast enough to release, to escape.
Herding us through round up calls, cajoling us to do showcase webinars, convincing us we could produce audio and video clips, master on-line processes, and write each our own compelling story, Kimber Lim slowly molded us into her dream which grew from the collection of our dreams. A collective of cooperative, collaborative business women who are going to create an Amazon #1 best seller sometime in June, 2011.
And that’s only the first course.