Episode 85: January Business Energy Reading

Sarah Chappell holding a deck of tarot cards. Business energy tarot reading for holistic entrepreneurs

This week, we are welcoming the new year with our energy reading for January 2020. But wait! It’s not just a new year, it’s a new decade—that’s a whole lot of new energy. This month’s reading is all about stepping out of our old ways. It asks us to lay down the pain, grief, and shitty capitalist messaging of our past, and step into new paradigms, new ideas, and new ways of being present to ourselves and the people we serve. It is a call to rest and re-center, so that we can step more fully into action, when we wake.

Join us this week, and accept the invitation to question your motivations, find your true desires, and probably take a nap.

Show Notes:

1:00— Doing your business when you don’t feel great

6:39— Energy of the Month (6 of cups)

The gift of repurposing pain and transmuting it into service.

9:24— Action of the Month (4 of swords)

The nap card tells us to take a break! It’s also here to remind us that, when we show up in service, it opens the door to rest.

12:00— Release Work of the Month (8 of cups reversed)

What happens when our goals become about service, rather than the capitalist money game? What happens when we shift our from numbers to names? This card pushes us to turn away from what we have been told to want, and orient toward what we actually desire.

19:41— Outcome of the Month (10 of swords)

The promise of moving back into action, after a time of rest and re-centering around a new paradigm.

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Episode 84: Creativity for Business Owners with Nick Demos

Nick Demos grinning on a beach. Creativity in business

Finding your niche as a business owner is often a task of bringing your seemingly separate passions together, and creating something original. That is exactly what this week’s guest has done with his life and work.

Nick Demos is a Tony Award winning producer, award winning filmmaker, writer, teacher of yoga, pranayama, and meditation, and a personal creativity coach. Just this year, he opened his coaching and teaching to the online community, so that he can reach more people all around the world. He also finds time to play every day. What? How can someone who does all of that have time to play?

In this episode, we talk about how vital creativity is to us as human beings and as entrepreneurs. He speaks beautifully about the big ideas: the nonlinear nature of creativity and business, eschewing quick-fix culture, embracing consistent action toward lasting energetic change, and being present in both the excitement and the mundane of the everyday––you know, all the good stuff!

But Nick is equally eloquent as he translates these big concepts into real practice and talks about the daily grind, keeping excitement in our work, embracing the unpredictability of film and theater, his transition from doing in-person work to online work, and the tools he uses to stay present to the magic in all of it. Spoiler alert: turns out you don’t have to do All The Things or do them by anyone else’s rules!

Tune in this week to learn about how creativity and mindfulness can not only keep you joyful and engaged in your own work, but also attract others to it!

Show Notes:

11:50— How prioritizing creativity influences the lives of our businesses?

15:50— What does mindfulness have to do with creativity? How do we use that to support ourselves and our clients?

19:13— How do we even start? The practicalities of practice.

30:00— Creativity and business are both nonlinear: Giving things time to grow and embracing the unexpected.

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Episode 83: Poetry and Publishing with Amanda Lovelace

 

Poetry and Publishing with Amanda Lovelace of @ladybookmadBooks are like spells and being a writer is like being a business owner. This week, we hear from Amanda Lovelace, the incredibly prolific poet, tarot reader, and creator of a soon-to-be released oracle deck. Amanda is the author of several books of poetry, including The Princess Saves Herself in This One, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One, and To Drink Coffee With a Ghost.

In this episode, Amanda takes us on her journey from sharing her poetry on Tumblr to becoming a published author, and shares the logistics, structure, and self-care behind making creative work her business. She discusses how poetry has helped her work with her traumatic experiences of assault and abuse to reclaim herself and empower her readers. Amanda then invites us into her personal history with tarot, and weaves beautiful narratives about the capacity that the practice of magic has both to empower culturally silenced people to take control in their lives and to hold us accountable to the power we gain.

If you love magic, poetry, and honest talk about what it’s like to have all your dreams come true and still not feel like you know exactly what you’re doing, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Show Notes:

7:29— How Amanda supports herself energetically while being prolific AF and doing most of her own marketing and promotion through social media.

15:26—Exciting announcement about Amanda’s new oracle deck, Believe in Your Own Magic.

22:29— The responsibility of being influencer, and magic as empowerment for those who have been told they are powerless.

29:55— The business of being a writer and structuring creativity.

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Episode 82: December Business Energy Reading

December Business Tarot Energy Reading

2019 is coming to a close, which leaves us hanging out in the liminal space between years. Whether we had a year of abundant success, or a year of tough work and disappointment, we still find ourselves in the same place: waiting in the dark, wintery nights of unknowing, before the new year breaks. How do we move through this time and prepare for the year ahead?

This month’s tarot reading is inviting us to lean into this space and embrace the witchy business of being a witch in business! We are invited to be in the present and the future at the same time, bringing forward what we have learned with wonder—no matter how we learned it!

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Show Notes:

2:15 — Energy of the Month (The World)
What’s next? How December is actually like an old school video game.

8:57— Action of the Month (Page of Cups)
Navigating the liminal space with a sense of wonder.

13:31— Release Work of the Month (Justice Reversed)
Reclaiming agency in the face of “It’s Not Fair”.

18:09 — Outcome of the Month (5 of Swords Reversed)
Don’t be a little bitch, my friends.

Ready to lean into 2020? Join the me for on Tuesday, December 17th (note date change!) at 7pm ET for a free hour-long training sponsored by the Holistic Business Academy to guide you to plan your goals and activities for the year ahead!

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