I am surrounded by the creative word this week.
People who live and breath in their expressed elements of divinity.
Confident in their calling and their expression of love to the world.
People who know how to live in flow and don’t stop at anything.
Those who are surrounded by the quiet assurance that they are born for more.
I see others wander aimlessly.
Looking for the missing pieces, searching for the big puzzle pieces that will match them up and make them whole.
They are hunting for the elusive completion which won’t be theirs or ours until we reach eternity.
I notice them and so I talk about 'no more fake' with the friends I'm meeting this week. I crave authenticity.
In myself first and in others as well.
I’m talking with good friends about the need for transparency in all we do and finding a sense of space and wholeness in ourselves.
And I’m aware that this all sounds a bit ethereal.
Like a weird and wonderful collection of mysterious words.
But really, since when have I liked orderly words.
I love the ones that spill out of my heart and life and fall across the page.
Because the word has a creative force that I really think we underestimate.
The more I let the words fly onto the pages the more I understand who I am and I set out goals that I’m heading towards.
I say I want more authenticity, and so in the speaking and writing of that I help to give it space to become.
I say I want to build a business that is for a bigger purpose and in saying that it begins to stir again.
And I can’t forget that three years ago I was in the Philippines and I saw children on the streets.
I was at a feeding programme where I saw a young prostitute hand her 6 month old baby, to her 8 year old, so she could service a customer at the back of mc donalds for $3, so she could buy food to feed the other 5 children who call her mum.
That’s not ok.
That’s less that not ok. That mind blowingly most definitely awful.
That she would have to pay for dinner with her DIGNITY.
And so I write.
Not to fix it, but to CONNECT with the truth of it again.
Because I KNOW that there is a better way.
There is a way as entrepreneurs we can make choices that provide enterprise.
WE can make choices that open up employment for people and offer the the opportunity to gain skills that will lift them out of poverty and desperation, and we can still have what our hearts desire as well. Really we can.
We can call our people to listen to the cry of those have no voice.
We can robin hood the heck out of life by making sure our friends know that these beautiful insanely blessed lives we live are the 1%.
We are the lucky few.
With our homes and cars and airplane rides.
With our bags and shoes and laptops that give us advantage.
So it’s true, I’m all for the bags and shoes and laptops.. but only if...
Our bags open to receive money and then carry it to the poor. Our shoes are ready to walk into our purpose. Our laptops connect us to reality as well as all that is virtual.
As entrepreneurs we hold the power to speak and write and dream of things, then bring them to life.
So COME ON. Lets create life giving, soul freeing, beautiful things.
Let’s connect with our people, our tribes who need us, and make sure they know that in working with us, they are breaking the chains of oppression.
That we will choose only to deliver products to them that elevate humanity.
That respect the value of life.
I don’t want to buy brand names to fit some Instagram trend if it causes destruction in someone else world.
Am I the perfect, fair trade, sustainable, ethical everything I want to be?. Not yet.
But like the inevitable turning of the tide, our world is demanding that we pay attention.
Can you hear the waves crashing?
P.S - I am all for beautiful things, journals jewellery, homeware, fabric, bags.
I LOVE creating those things.
And it’s so much more beautiful when you know the items you’ve dreamt up are building the world, not tearing it down.
Come talk with me about all of this and how to create a product for your community that is all the things.
Money making, life giving, a connection point and a celebration piece.
I’m not about 21 strategy points but I am about action.
Figuring out what’s really on your heart and getting yourself moving to make it happen.
If you're a digital entrepreneur, a coach or a consultant and you know it's time you had a physical product for your brand, come dream and plan with me.
We get to carve a reputation for ourselves as the entrepreneur generation who decided they could have it ALL.
The beautiful life here and now and the deep truth that we are changing the world by how we do business.
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