ABOUT OUR GUEST
When people know their “Y” they can overcome anything thrown in their way. Trauma, setbacks and even natural disasters cannot diminish the vision of the driven individual.
Shar Moore is dedicated to helping people find their “Y”. She has rebuilt her life from the ground up. Instead of waiting for her own life to be sorted out or to be perfect, she set to work to inspire and uplift those around her at the same time.
Her business networking group expanded with Chapters around Australia. Unlike the conventional “business card swapping and endless unproductive coffee catch up” style network groups… YNetwork provides a supportive community of authentic and inspiring entrepreneurs all with the same purpose. So they can all live their “Y” and to help others to live theirs too.
For people who don’t know what their “Y” is, Shar is the perfect person to help them find it.
00:29 – Chris jumps right in and introduces today’s special guest, Shar Moore – an award-winning mentor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, Shar Moore is known is “The ‘Y’ Woman.”
01:17 – Shar tells a bit more about herself; who she is, what she does, and why she does it. “I’m always up to things that help people,” she says, “do what they do on purpose.” Her passion manifests in her drive. Last year, she won an award in New York for helping women globally.
02:07 – “We need to actually know why we walk. Do we walk on purpose or are we walking to serve others?”
02:17 – Aside from having a massive presence online and offline, Share also has her very own magazine, Y Mag – an inspirational guiding magazine filled with stories about people who have tapped into their purpose, questioned their existence, and strived to find the answers.
02:57 – “My heart is everywhere,” Shar says, on the topic of her background. “I just believe that the globe is such a big place, but [it’s] also a small place and we’re all connected.”
03:21 – How did Shar get started in business? Has she always been an entrepreneur? What’s her story? She remembers constantly being told that this isn’t possible and you can’t do it. Stemming from the corporate world, she jumped on any opportunity that presented itself as a lifeline out. In her case, her opportunity manifested itself as the pre-opening of the First Conrad Hotel in Bangkok. “If someone offered me a job, I think it would be their worst nightmare!”
04:46 – What are some tips or advice Shar can give on making that transition – taking that huge step – from corporate to entrepreneur? She suggests asking yourself first; “Are there any days within your role that you sit there disgruntled with the decision that the powers-that-be have made on your behalf? Is there any moment of your day that you feel that there’s something in your role you could be doing better but you’re not allowed to because it isn’t part of the HR manual?” If you’re sitting there whingeing and complaining about something, then that means you know intuitively that you could be doing something better. “You are an entrepreneur bursting to get out.”
06:24 – What was Shar’s first business? (It might not be what you’re expecting!)
07:58 – What are some of the big mistakes or lessons she’s made along the way – not counting all the restrictions and red tape she had to go through! “There’s a hundred different things I could have done differently.”
12:00 – After her first business closed, what was next for Shar? She was given a chance to focus on her own family – particularly her sixteen-year-old son. From this focus came an observation; a lot of mums who have dedicated their time solely to their families have lost their way. This prompted her to become a qualified image consultant and personal stylist. She opened her own high-end fashion boutique as well. “If you’ve got a strategy to go out and network, and find your tribe, people will come. We were booming. Business was absolutely booming.”
That is, until the Queensland Floods hit.
13:46 – The Queensland Floods was, as Shar put it, “the nail in my coffin.” The flood had taken out one of the main roads people would use to get down to the village, where Shar’s boutique was located. Her clients no longer had any means to get to her. She did everything she could to bring them back, but nothing could be done. She held on for six months until a call from her real estate agent ended everything.
16:23 – So, why the “Y” Woman? What does this mean, really, for Shar? What is her “why”? “My why – and I guess your bigger purpose – why we’re all here … one of my biggest goals is to open an orphanage in Thailand to help underprivileged girls and children that have had their destiny dictated for them.” This is Shar’s childhood story – she had her destiny dictated for her until her father figure gave her the greatest gift she’d ever received; a chance to say no. This chance changed everything for her, and her biggest goal is to pay it forward. Her biggest goal is to give other children like her the chance to dictate their own future.
18:40 – Shar has currently partnered with Hands Across the Water to open their first orphanage in Surin called Home Hug, an orphanage for AIDS-affected children.
19:55 – Shar leaves the audience with this: “If you’re listening to this … just keep in mind that you, yourself, have fabulous gifts. And you just haven’t uncovered them yet. So find yourself a mentor, find someone who can actually help you uncover your gifts.”