I know I thought after last week I had the clarity to move forward fearlessly on my rebranding journey. I knew that there was a niggling doubt surfacing, Des could tell my heart wasn’t totally singing.
Then I started talking with the wonderful people who volunteered to be interviewed. Your responses confirmed that.
We kept on with the branding process,writing copy, then on Tuesday L’Erin in the facebook group, the question as asked: What is your biggest business dream:
Without me doing any real thinking, my Heart responded and these words flowed onto the page:
My biggest dream is to complete my book,Lucky To Be Alive, be speaking to thousands, make that millions online and around the world, with my Heart Whisper Paintings as my backdrop. Sharing my story of saving my life through really learning to love myself and showing others how to do the same through listening to the whispers of their heart and living their heart’s desire This will create ripples of change and bring more love and more peace to the world.
I immediately sent these words to my accountability partner saying: This raises a few mission questions?
NOTE TO SELF: This was the message you got back in 2011:
It’s all about love Suzie. You will be healed when you see and feel only love for you first, then you will be all that you have to love and to give. When it is totally anchored in inner peace and that feeling of pure joy that allows the awakening that is already you to emerge. That’s the inspiration, that’s the ripple effect. ~ Suzie 27/7/11
and also I recall writing similar words especially about speaking with my hearts as a backdrop earlier as one of my goals. What’s that about having to hear something 3 times? 🙂
I felt a shift in my heart and mind. Then a sense of calm. My heart knew.
Patience is not my greatest virtue, but I have been working on it and it has paid off.
Then it was time to review all the work that I had done on Brand Identity, in the first week and, make adjustments. The shift was from clarity to change. I said I am now about embracing change and we coined my new tagline:
Creating Change from the Heart
I was excited, my heart was smiling. This has been a long journey for me.
These days I rarely buy a new domain on a whim, this time I was excited enough to want to check and see if it was available. There is was, creatingchangefromtheheart.com was there. Like the universe was saying YES! I had drawn the Yes card on that very morning and then again 2 days later- just to confirm!
That is so true. This is definitely a Marathon not a Sprint. I don’t know about you but I prefer the sprint! Today I can see that it is in trying to sprint that often I have skipped over and even ignored my own wisdom and guidance.
Often still looking outside for the magic bullet- GUILTY as charged! NO MORE…………
Then came an opportunity to share my breakthrough
I had the opportunity to step up on Thursday at a local Women Entreprenuers group I attend monthly, This is for Daring and Disruptive Women and a group where I feel right at home.
Susanne Ridolfi who runs this group asked : What spirited women would be open to sharing their ‘strategies’ and how they have had to adapt their Journey so far this year, to meet up with their Intentions and Goals for 2016. I volunteered the timing was perfect. I met with Susanne before the meeting and shared my story and my current adventure that had my January intentions turned upside down.
This is me speaking on Thursday morning to 30 Daring and disruptive women and I felt on fire. My confidence was high, I was inspiring others and the feedback I got truly had my heart singing. I knew I was on purpose and sharing my passion and inspiring others.
THANK You Suzie! Great sharing and wonderful contribution to us all!!! xx ~ Susanne
I have heard you speak 4 times now and today you were the most centered and you voice has dropped ~ Gillian
Loved hearing and feeling your excitement for life Suzie ~ Alana
I will travel to be hear you ~ Chris
What has stopped me getting to this point in the past?
You are so beautiful Suzie and I love coming to your blog. It lifts me up and refreshes me each time. Your art and inspiring words always touch me. Today’s in particular was moving for me I am on that journey of complete self-acceptance and self-love.
Thank you for your burst of joy in my mailbox. I give thanks for your posts that always brighten my heart
Suzie, you bring so much sparkle and joy to the world…you are my role model for vibrant living
The journey continues and branding was at the fore for me this week.
I had been working on my brand and asking these questions:
How do you feel about your brand?
How do other people feel about your brand?
How do you see my brand?
What values do you relate to me and my brand. So many questions!
No I didn’t have all the answers. Then last Saturday morning when we arrived at Rainbow Bay Beach we were greeted with a sea of purple yoga mats, banners and a finishing post all with the word ROXY shining forth. Every yoga mat had ROXY printed 3 times on the side of the mat.
There were a huge number of people young women milling around waiting to participate in some event. When I enquired to see if i could play and get a schwag bag I was told I had to have registered online. It was too late.
Here comes the lesson……..
The brand Roxy is a surf wear and accessories company for women. It is one of the main sponsors of the Roxy Pro World Championship Surfing circuit which was on at the time. It’s big time for Coolangatta and with the men’s Quicksilver Pro as well brings millions of dollars into the local community every year.
The major sponsor Samsung Galaxy, known for phones, tablets, etc was about champions, not a phone in sight in all the signage.The message was we support the best in the world.
So what’s the lesson for me?
I tend to focus on the colors, the design, the fonts which is all okay and necessary, along with creating the mood and the style.
This is where the answers to the questions above come in.
It’s about the feelings, emotions, how others perceive your brand, how you feel about your brand.
The values people associate with your brand. These can be many and varied, positive or negative. Yes we would like them all to be positive, that is not always the case.
The values I like to see associated with my brand and thinking about what people tell they see, are: insightful, intuitive, inspiring, colorful, energetic, fun, full of love, honest, transparent, heart centered, making a difference, courageous, strong, creative, artistic. abundance, bold…….
Added values from my Facebook post
Layer of learning through love, UPLIFTED, so uplifting, adventurous, warmth, care, trust, service, layered love, joy, happy, light, nurtured, full of love, bright. artsy,beauty, radiant, positive.feel good…….
Have I missed any or (being bold would you challenge any of those from your perspective?) I would love to hear from you in the comments
This week has been a cycle of learning and a fresh awareness about my brand, Not always comfortable. Having an accountability partner is a lifesaver. Otherwise I might have given up!
When your heart feels uncomfortable with how things are going you must stop.
Look at who your ideal client is
Your products and services
Ask who am I in my business and what do I stand for?
These three, your ideal client, what you offer,and who you be have to sing together like a great trio, in perfect harmony.
If it is not in harmony you have to go back and reengineer so it is not out of tune.
This is take 3 of my branding board. I feel I am getting closer to the feeling, style my brand reflects. I forgot to add in my products, so there will be take 4.
5 step process for generating income- update.
What I have found as I shared last week this process is very intense and taking double the amount of time I allocated. I am planning this week to be further down the track with my selling plan. I will also be offering discovery sessions for my Your Heart’s Desire Program .
I have been doing short interviews as part of this process. thanks to those who volunteered. If any of you reading this would like to answer the 3 question I am asking , just say so in the comments.
This might be you or someone you know. I am doing some Market Research and I am looking for Heart Centered Entrepreneurs to interview. These are people who doing well or okay, but they want more. They have dreams they would like to pursue. Currently they are blocked, or have had a challenge that stopped them. They now want clarity around what their next step is to move forward to live their Heart’s Desire. They are ready to get clear. change and prosper.
Interviews are confidential, will take place on Skype (20 mins) or written. There will be a Suzie bonus for each interviewee
all my love
Listening to the whispers of your heart brings ♥MoreCOLOR ♥ More LOVE ♥ More ABUNDANCE ♥ AND TRANSFORMS YOUR LIFE. ♥
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