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.
It's been a long while since I was here on the blog, I've been on maternity leave getting acquainted with the newest member of the Conscious Communication team, so I thought I should reintroduce myself.
I’m Niki, the founder and director of Conscious Communication. I'm part strategic marketing and public relations coach, part yoga and meditation teacher. I’m a writer, a chai addict and a proud new mamma to a wild-hearted strawberry blonde bubba and a spunky fur baby named Lulu.
I believe that effective, strategic marketing and PR that is centred in heartfelt authenticity is the key to success in business.
I believe that you, yes YOU, have the ability to become a powerful and authentic marketer and I’m passionate about working with so...
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...
I realise that I'm stating the obvious here, but building and running a heart-centred business innately means that your heart, your soul and your intuition are intrinsically interwoven into the fabric of your 'profession'.
As a soulpreneur that's really what we've consciously built for ourselves - a business that allows us to live in the way we want to feel, day to day.
But that also means that when shit really fu@$ing sucks, and your heart is being torn into a million little pieces, scattered across the floor and stomped on with steel caps your business becomes a potential casualty.
Open, emotive, empathetic people - and if you're in the heart-centred entrepreneur game chances are that's you - are even more susceptible to experiencing the full spectrum of emotion, from the highest of highs t...
My hubby and I have been renovating our house for what feels like forever. Actually, it’s been a pretty slow and casual process up until the last few months when the OMG-the-baby-is-actually-coming reality set in and we decided to finally get that new kitchen we’d been planning since we moved into the house.
Pete LOVES this kind of thing. He’s super handy, so can do a lot himself, but also loves the whole dealing with tradies, getting quotes, finding deals, buying materials thing which is awesome. He can be a little bit distracted by shiny objects (like suddenly deciding he wants to tile the downstairs bathroom by himself while we’re in the middle of trying to do the kitchen) and does like to do the big picture thinking that sometimes leaves the day-to-day logistics and execution a little...
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...
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog posts lately, you might have noticed a bit of a theme emerging. The last 9 or 10 months has been a process of back shifting, allowing a softer, gentler energy to slowly permeate and percolate its way across the breadth of my landscape. (You can read more here, and here, and here.)
I’ve been feeling a persistent call, like a quiet nudge at first which steadily built into an un-ignorable howl, to let go of striving, hustle, pushing. To do less. To be kinder to myself. In life, business, everything.
It’s been a slow creep of change. Seeping out of my heart, slowly tugged along by my soul, gradually spreading through my chest, being absorbed into every fibre of my being. But it’s also been violently confronting, confusing, painful and downright crap-your-pa...