Staff Meeting, Part Two

“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” 
~ Thomas Sowell

Once upon a time, I was a member of the corporate world. My meetings lasted hours and sometimes days. I wore a suit. I was often bored, or frustrated. Every hour a meeting dragged on made me feel a little more dead inside.

I do meetings differently now.

Our Staff Meeting started with a cup of tea and a tasty piece of cake on the veranda.

After a skype meeting with our team member who’s in another country (Hi, Miss Love, And HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TODAY!!!), we broke for sourdough toast and soup in the winter sunshine.

Then we did a little more work.

We finished scheduling our next course and looking at the calendar for 2020. That also involved scheduling a mini-break interstate with Ben for my birthday in September this year. Because holidays matter!

In the afternoon we walked up into the orchard and picked sweet mandarins and lemons.

Just a little more work and then we called it a day.

In the early evening we stood outside looking up at the moon and the stars in the crisp winter sky before we came back to sit by the fire and enjoy a leisurely dinner.

We got plenty of work done and came up with some great new ideas. But we also balanced that work with living. And that feels right for me.

I like this new business model much better than that old way of working. How about you? What kind of business world do you want for yourself?

Much love, Nicole xx

A cup of tea for us, under the Jacaranda tree here at my farm!

A Week of Empowerment! Monday Oracle – 25 March 2019

“ We are more powerful than we have been lead to believe.
Walk tall in your power and never give it to an outside source.
True authority comes from within.” ~ Renee Cefalu

Hello, Lovelies!

March is a month of creativity and inspiration that will propel us forward in new directions and where we can make major progress towards existing goals. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Self Masterybrings us.

This week amplifies the energies we encountered in the week just gone. These were the themes of Self-Love and taking Ultimate Responsibility for our life. Want a refresher? Pop back and read that post here.)

Self Mastery shows us that if something is important to us – if there is a result we seek or a problem we need to fix or a goal we want to achieve or a gift we want to share with the world – then we have to go deeper into that thing. We need to learn all there is to know about it. We need to fall in love with it. We need to make the thing so important in our daily lives that being half-hearted about or ignoring it or procrastinating or complaining endlessly about it can no longer happen.

Self Mastery encourages us to face our pain and take action. It encourages us to try or to try again. It is normal to fail often or to take two steps forward and one step back as we learn and grow.

Every time we fail we can ask ourselves ‘What did I learn?’ and ‘How can I do this better next time?’

Self Mastery also shows us that it is up to us to choose what we put our energy and effort into, and it is up to us to choose our thoughts, beliefs and actions. We are the ultimate authority in our own life, and choosing to live a purposeful life where we take responsibility for ourselves is the definition of true empowerment.

That’s actually good news!

Supportive crystals this week?

Black and White Cats Eye enhances intuition and helps you to overcome fear of change. It opens you up to your inner knowing and helps you to see your best way forward. Fire Agate gifts you courage to follow your spiritual path, and inspires you to grow beyond your current limits. It’s a stone to kindle your creative flame.Amethyst (pictured) helps you tune in to spiritual guidance and also helps you to think deeply about your dreams and challenges in ways that allow solutions to be found. Tiger Eye will help you focus, make big decisions and act with integrity and courage. 

Helpful essential oils?

Geranium, Orange, Sandalwood and Lavender work beautifully on their own or in combination this week to help you move through doubt and back to a place of confidence and positivity. As a blend for your diffuser add two drops of each oil. A drop of each oil in the bath is heavenly too. It’s a great blend to get you out of your head and into your heartspace. It promotes spiritual connection and intuition and is deeply calming. I love this oil combination, and it’s my oil of choice in my diffuser this week.

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Wishing you a week of clarity, insight and purpose. I have so much faith in you to be able to become empowered and intuitively connected this week.

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx

PS: Monday’s oracle card,  Self Mastery , is from the Peace Oracle. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book.