I help highly sensitive women thrive in a not-so-sensitive world.
Niching Contest Participant Comments:
9.5/10: I agree with Tad and LOVE that you wrote a response. Makes it close to a 9 if you were to go with one of the subsets — especially Muslim women struggling with relationships — that’s a 10 for me as far as clear – so clear I can think of a couple I know!
9/10: I am a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and an Empath. Thriving to me looks like moving forward with my goals in a clear, and confident way. Thriving is living a Vibrant, Joyful life however that looks to me as each person defines their Joy and their Thriving differently. Not absorbing so much of what others think and feel. For me, personally, I feel TOO much. I take in people’s emotions, thoughts and feelings and sometimes it has been hard to truly distinguish what is mine and what belongs to someone else. Boundary work has helped me tremendously with this. I really like this niche. I give this a 9 only because although I totally understand this, a lot of people may not and I think the picture is beautiful but I would accentuate the word thrive much more.
7/10: How do you do what you do? Beautiful branding.
Sounds intriguing. I’d probably contact you to find out more.
6/10: I know who you are trying to attract. But I have no idea what you do, how you would help them.
8/10: Nice pic nice statement the combination gives me a 10 on feeling but not sure how you help or what you do so dropping it to 8.
6/10: I like the message, your statement reads nicely, it’s great for the headline, but I’m not clear about your WhoWhatHow. “Sensitive” has various meanings, “thrive” is too general for me. I have no idea how you help.
7/10: HSW is a great start, but thrive heads back into ambiguous. What does that thrive look like for the group of women you most want to work with. How about something like “I help highly sensitive women let go of the past to and face forward, define and make their difference in the world.”
7/10: While I really do like your message, perhaps “highly sensitive women” is still a bit too generic.
7/10: I get that you are empathic and nurturing. I do not get a sense of thriving, and I want to see that conveyed somehow.
Manal Khalife’s Reflections:
The painful symptoms they are struggling with are too sensitive to judgement, emotional pain, fear and anxiety, depression bc they feel things so deeply, feeling down/sad, lack self confidence. The result they are craving is to be stronger emotionally, to not take things so personally, to overcome depression and anxiety, to be able to do something meaningful in the world.
Instead of thrive, they would say they want to live a normal life. To them, thriving looks like being strong emotionally, being able to let judgement and negative comments roll off their backs, not to be affected by all the injustices and atrocities in the world to the extent where they can’t function, being able to contribute to society and make a difference, using their sensitivity as a guide/gift, rather than a curse. Being able to have close friendships and have fun in their lives, going for their goals and dreams without paralyzing fear of judgement. Their sensitivity gets in the way of their relationships/friendships, and their workplace.
I struggle with further defining highly sensitive. There are several groups where they self-identify online but I’d really prefer something where people in “real life” get who I’m taking about and how I can help.
Big Umbrella is highly sensitive women. 3 little circles/subsets of Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPS) to consider: Muslim HSPS who struggle with relationships; HSPS women struggling with depression and anxiety; and HSPS women who want to create a life/job of meaning.
The Revised Niche: