It’s still midsummer, the heat searing through the island –
though the breeze is stronger now, storms hit the island a few days ago and we swam and danced in the rain because we were so glad of its sweet, sweet relief.
I’m nesting a little, rooting with the changing of the seasons. I’m lusting after great stretches of wooden table to homeschool at, and we’ve been making jam from the giant grapevine we discovered in the orchard.
(And trust me this MUST be a changing of the seasons because I am no jam-making mama. Not normally… though this recipe involved grapes, sugar, and basically boiling it until super sweet and beautifully sticky jam appears. How could I say no)?!
I’m feeling a little… earthy.
I’m writing and writing and journaling and undertaking personal growth journeys again – revisiting incredible old course material, letting the words sink in once more and committing them to memory.
She is calmer now too, the wild one. The season is settling her also, this earth baby, and she is restabilising with the rhythms of the day and the seasons.
And so I write. I write about her. I write my book Wild Child and I think constantly about my other book Mama Wild and I think of all the books I have yet to write and at the same time I start to plan and dream for the new season, of all of the other things to create and dream and launch.
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Golden Tribe, my 12 month money mentoring program is evolving into a much more comprehensive program than I initially had planned!
I built Golden Tribe to create a place online where women (and men)! could come to learn in more detail about money mindset mastery…
BUT it’s evolving into this Thing… kind of like a HUGELY comprehensive program which not only beats weekly procrastination and motivation slumps and where I’m sharing everything I’ve learned about being in business over the past 12 years (!) but also is becoming more of an online Academy…
Which is interesting… because back when I formed a business with two biz besties called Flourish & Prosper… my vision alll the way back then for that business –and this is going back a looong time! – was to create a full-on learning ACADEMY… and that was what my incredibly successful membership program Shining Lights was gearing up towards before I pulled it all down!
And this gorgeous THING, is shaping up that way too… but without me even thinking about it really, because of course – the vision for it has been set in stone for years! it’s just evolved and grown as all businesses should and to be honest where it all ends up is ALWAYS this weird mix of somehow being nothing like what you had imagined but at the same time what you have always known it was supposed to be about all along!
And so Golden Tribe this week sees the arrival of the first fully inclusive program within the program… Soulful Sales Masterclass! (finally, no more avoiding sales conversations! and gasp- even understanding that selling can and should be easy…energising even!!!)
And as well as dreaming the new vision for Golden Tribe I’ve taken on a small number of new private mentoring clients, who I am so excited about working with…
In a few weeks I’ll be arriving in Milan to work with some of my truly gorgeous-goddess VIP business coaching clients-I’m so excited to work with these beauties again, they are TOTALLY my kind of people, the giant hearted creatives who think nothing of flying across a few countries to meet and uplevel and dream and plan together!! <3 <3
(Sometimes I do wonder how I get to work with people this awesome and then I remember… I ASKED FOR THEM)!!!
And I’ve just been invited to talk in Las Vegas!!! LAS VEGAS. I admit I did a very uncool almost wet myself dance when the email arrived.
Because more than it being about Vegas, the person who has invited me to speak at her event is one of the sweetest and kindest (and properly kick-ass at business) people I’ve ever met in the entire coaching industry. The entire world needs more people like her. And I can’t wait to experience her beautiful energy in this awesome place.
Right now… everything is in flow. Clients are coming to me, directly, with almost little or zero effort. Course ideas and content are flowing, books are flowing. It feels as though everything is exactly as it should be.
And at the same time I’ve been considering all sorts of things new…
new houses to new businesses to adventures and new lands and new directions…
Everything from a spell in Bali to my new programs to taking a course which would enable me to become certified as a Master Herbologist.
I know. You probably didn’t see that one coming.
The one thing I’ve realised I’ve been missing – maybe something we all miss- is that deep connection to the ground. To literally, the earth.
I drive around this incredible, breathtaking island and I feel dismay in my bones at how fast it’s being swallowed up under all of that new concrete ugliness, stretches of villas sat empty, the island’s most beautiful little spots being taken over for the sake of progress…
And I feel sometimes like I am occasionally being taken over too. My anxiety has returned, not in any major way but just the odd day or moment where I feel elephantine butterflies in the pit of my stomach all of a sudden rampage.
I have to sit,
My body feels both heavy and shaky,
although to the outside world, nobody notices. But I notice.
I’ve been working through it, (I wrote this post about it previously) this time with cutting energetic cords and emotional connections… as a HSP type of person I resonate so deeply to people’s stories and lives I sometimes find that emotional cord has bound too tightly and I need to entirely detach.. it can sometimes even be to people I’ve never even met!
And their energetic imprinting stays with me, haunts sometimes, when I’m least expecting it.
So at the same time as releasing energetic states I felt like I had to nurture my own…
I felt like I needed to connect with Mother Earth.
To go deeper into her. To let her nourish me, nurture an emptiness that came as a result of letting go of those who I needed to release –
to learn more about our most precious resources and because also
I see how the Wild One responds when immersed in nature.
The wind and sun on her body soothes.
She forgets screens, toys, the unnecessary.
She returns to a wilder, simpler state.
And it’s beautiful.
And really, it’s what the Work Less Revolution is really about.
Stripping away that which isn’t really needed.
Focussing on the simple, the beautifully uplifting, connecting with what IS. With what it has always been about. Deeper-purpose-connection.
Like an antidote to the screens and the hustle and the always- on mentality.
And so… herbology.
I don’t know what I’ll DO as a Master Herbologist. It’s not like it’s a new business focus or anything like that. Maybe I’ll do nothing but share some wisdom with my daughters. Maybe I’ll share some of what I learn. Maybe I’ll just keep it as a reminder to myself every time I sit down to study
Of the need to balance, rebalance, heal, be at one with and protect the most precious things.
As a reminder of this one Wild and precious life.
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I was doing some work this week, revisiting my business values. I’ve always known one of my business values is freedom
But what also came through for me was the need to feel deeply connected.
Connected to the land. Connected to other people. Connected through stories, through authenticity, through openness. My truest and most long term clients- and friends! – are those I connect with on some deep soul level- almost like our journeys are so similar in parts they overlap and are One.
More and more of my clients come to me lately in a state of overwhelm and confusion around who to be, how to brand themselves, where to begin, what direction to take to move forward. In this state of disconnect.
We grow swamped and heavy with choice, IG courses blog courses app courses visibility courses fame courses. The list is endless. Of course we grow confused with what direction to take!
I do too.
And yet I bring it back time and time again to the things that truly matter.
Creativity / writing, family, Love in the most spiritual yet also universal sense of the word.
Take your choices back to the things that matter most.
Will they pull you away, or toward?
And so, Beautiful; that’s what’s been on my mind lately.
From my heart to yours.
From one connection to another.
From within one season into change and growth and into your own already-there, natural state of brilliance and joy.
PS I know some of you are waiting for Write Your Sacred Story. And it’s coming. It’s being written now, and it’s planting and rooting, and soon it will be yours.