This article started as a note in my phone that said ‘richness over riches’.
It was going to be a Facebook post about seeking SOULFUL success; on questioning the constraints of success that we’ve been taught as being purely defined in monetary terms and looking for what gives your life meaning, what truely makes YOU actually FEEL successful.
It was going to be awesome - poignant, witty, super eloquent - trust me, it was going to be epic :P
BUT! That’s not what happened here, because when I came back to that note in my phone it suddenly jumped up and slapped me across the face.
Richness OVER Riches
Like they’re mutually exclusive concepts…
Holy wow there is a money block right there for you ladies!
You know richness is my jam. Purpose, Why, that inspiration, belief or cause that infu...
There is SO MUCH that our brain is doing - making lists, rehearsing what you're going to say in that email you need to write, mentally checking in on all the jobs you know you've got to do, planning dinner, worrying about the kids - that when we try and find the space to allow our creativity to blossom forward there's too much noise, clutter and constant stuff going on for it to get anywhere close to being heard.
But if you want to create, if you want to tap into that feeling of flow and allow inspiration to her thang then you need some tools in your kit to help you make that happen, rather than relying on it to come about all on its own.
It's different for everyone, but the concept it always the same - get your brain to be quiet for a little while so inspiration has a chance to burst throug...
I luuurve me a good goal - but the operative word in that sentence is 'good', and by that what I really mean is a 'well set' goal.
It's so easy to set a wishy washy goal in your head, or maybe you even jot it down on a piece of paper, or in your diary, something like "write a book" or "get more clients". (Now, I'm going to start out with a little side note warning, if you're sensitive about language then this might not be the post for you, I'm going to say 'shit' quite a bit. Also if you're sensitive about being called out on your own bullshit then it's probably time to read something else.)
But I'm going to be honest with you here, those shitty, thoughtless goals are not only useless, they can actually be doing more harm than good in your life and in your business.
I was asked recently in an interview what it means to be strategic when it comes to the way you/your brand communicates, and whether it’s something that anyone can do.
My first response was a huge ‘YESSSSS!’ because I just LOVE this question!
Not only because I just love talking about all things strategic communication, and communication in general (and just talking in general :P) but because it gets straight to the crux of a super common misconception for all the heart-centred entrepreneurs out there.
‘Being strategic’ doesn't have to be a hyper-masculine (in the energy sense) activity. It can be lovingly, soulfully driven and full to the brim of softness and feminine energy. In other words, strategy and a heart-centred approach are not mutually exclusive, but there seems to be this idea flo...
Just in case you haven’t met her, Katie is a writer, change maker, motivational maven and all round positivity junkie. She is a freestylin' motivation and mindset mechanic, and the woman behind the words of YOUR WILD LIFE. Katie was put on this earth to shine a light for women seeking confidence and clarity, and she's here to help you find your brave.
“I don’t ever want a life without fear. My fear is a chance for me to be brave.”
- Katie Dean
Looking back over the last year Katie’s soul journey and her approach to business and life have taken a...
You know those days when you're just not feeling it? When you're really not in the flow and everything feels like an up hill battle?
Back in my in my corporate past life those are the days where I would have upped my coffee intake and pushed against the drag, hoping that regular caffeine spikes would pump up my motivation and output.
These days I have more respect for the innate ebbs and flows that come with our natural energetic cycle, and the ongoing transition of yin to yang and back again. When I'm really feeling the call to do less, I try to pay attention and give myself honour that guidance. The operative word here being ‘try’, because honestly, let’s face it, that is SOOO MUCH easier said than done. When you're running your own business or working in a busy job with clients and deadli...
Have you ever met someone and almost instantaneously connected? Felt that recognition of a kindred spirit and the bond of a soul sister?
Amy MacKenzie is one of those beautiful souls in my life.
Amy and I connected online a while ago through mutual friends, and only met face-to-face earlier this year. But already she’s become a really important part of my life and my business; sometimes when you find your tribe you just know :). So I’m thrilled to be able to share this second episode of the Conscious Communication podcast with you, where I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with the wonderful Amy.
Amy is a ‘coaches coach’, she works with heart-centred, spirited leaders and big dreaming entrepreneurs to purposefully create a life and business that they love. She’s passionate about bringing women...
To strive – to make strenuous efforts toward any goal: to strive for success.
Striving is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
My primary school motto was ‘to strive and serve’ – work hard and give back to others - in essence, a conscientious and civically minded philosophy to instil in kids. But striving has connotations of more than just ‘hard work’; it’s
Straining, struggling, pushing sh!t up a hill.
Exertion, effort, slogging it out towards an outcome.
Lack of flow, an absence of ease, a bloody-minded battle.
For me, (you may be able to tell) it’s got some pretty strongly negative associations when I dig down into my relationship with the concept.
The fact is, I don’t want to ‘make strenuous efforts’ towards my goals. I want to feel passionate, lit up, called, dr...
We often think, and talk, about the ‘health’ of our business strictly in financial terms - the money coming in exceeds the money going out = healthy business.
Your profitability is, obviously, really important. But I think we, the entrepreneurs, soulpreneurs, the one-woman-all-singing-all-dancing-stage-shows, can fall into the trap of losing focus on the broader health indictors within our business.
How does your business make you feel? How much joy, pleasure, enjoyment, satisfaction, energy, exuberance, peace do you get from doing what you do? How much space does your business create in your life?
Sometimes, when I’m bogged down in my bottom line and the profitability hustle ‘my business’ starts to take on an ‘otherness’; it becomes this entity that lives and breathes and takes up its ow...