In this podcast episode Maggie interviews Lynn M. Jones, founder and owner of Just My Type Letterpress in Eureka, CA. She shares the path that led to her success, how creativity fueled her and the importance of having a connection to the community.
1:50 Journey was inspired by meeting a legend in the field of graphic design named David Lance Goines in Berkley, California.
3:15 Internship leads to hands on knowledge.
4:30 Incorporating the artist side of oneself and expanding repeatedly is key to success.
5:30 How to incorporate a business which includes aspects of your true self.
6:00 Importance of greeting customers and being friendly to create a welcoming atmosphere.
6:25 Including education for youth to be inspired is a way of giving back to the community.
7:00 Staying true to one's business philosophy through awareness of focusing on women makers, local artists, and handmade products.
8:05 Choosing ethically made products to support causes for sex trafficing of women.
Episode # 3 focuses on the Wood Element and how that relates to a business plan. It explains how the wood element can really help us to grow and expand our business.
Review of all the elements:
1:00 Water is our soul purpose and how our business idea really connects in with our true passion & our spirit. This source offers potency for a strong business model.
1:30 Wood element can assist you in creating a business plan. Key benefits are that it can help you learn how to use your setbacks and challenges to actually propel your business further.
1:50 Fire is the action of service. All the parts of business that involve things like production, sales, and delivery.
2:00 Earth is connected to the relationships within business. This applies to all aspects which can include marketing, networking and especially the employees you need to operate. This element can help with relationships so you can focus on growth and outreach.
2:20 Metal involves all things you are accountable for....
This Episode #2 is dedicated to the Water Element and how it relates to your business model. Water is the soulful purpose that inspires your business. Wood element is more of planning and preparing for setbacks. Fire is the action of production and possible failure. Earth element involves all the relationships within the business. Metal addresses business structures including generosity and giving back. Water is the juice of the business and supports us in getting clear on why we feel this is our soul purpose.
2:02 Water is your soulful purpose. One needs strong water to keep going. Water can bring inspiration when we need motivation.
Water element involves perseverance and stamina for motivation to keep moving forward when it feels like we aren’t getting traction or like things aren’t really going our way. Water is also our source of creativity.
What makes you get up in the morning?
What is it that lights you up?
What makes you want to share your message, product and/or...
In this podcast Maggie O'Dea introduces you to creating an abundant life by adopting nature's wisdom. She shares her story of how she came up with the idea to work with abundance in its natural rhythm. She found a profound alignment in business with the Chinese Philosophy of the 5 elements.
These five elements are: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.
Maggie discusses in depth how the theory and philosophy of these healing Elements are a cross culture phenomena.
She explains that if you base your business model on the elements you are likely to prosper with ease.
16:30 Water is your soulful purpose. One needs strong water to keep going. Water can bring inspiration when we need motivation.
17:22 Wood element involves movement or germination of ideas. Having a plan and using project planning is the key to staying grounded in your business so you can make it a reality. Also using business psychology to prepare for obstacles is a helpful tool to create support so you can actually...
Launching a business takes grit, determination and preparation. Yet, sustaining that start-up momentum a year or even two years down the track can be difficult without the right support.
Many of entrepreneurs and business owners set out with a clear vision and mission only to find that the landscape looks much different than we imagined. You might be feeling overwhelmed running day-to-day operations, sales may have plateaued, or perhaps you’re looking for solutions to overcome business challenges. This is where you need to step into your power and embrace change to propel your business forward.
Here are three ways to get back on track and achieve your business dream:
We have all felt judged by someone in our life. I have been judged many times but I always find my inner power and prove others wrong. It’s a choice that I have made.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I was told by my doctor that I would need a caesarean simply due to my size. Of course he knew nothing about me or my lifestyle – he failed to ask any questions that would provide answers to assist in the safe delivery of my daughter. You see I remained active – I was doing ballet and pilates. Working with my midwives we had a giggle together afterwards as this doctor had to scramble to put his gloves on to catch my baby because I pushed her out so fast! It was a lesson for everyone not to judge a book by its cover.
I am also judged as an entrepreneur and mother. As a busy working mum, I always prioritize my daughter and her needs come first. She is an active child and I choose to put her child in childcare so that she receives the social connection and interaction...
Creating a home yoga practice can be a challenging transition from practicing in a studio. I began my yoga training when I was 16, in Iowa at a place that was based in the Kripalu tradition. This style of yoga is very emotionally and energetically grounded, and I found it a brilliant intro to yoga because the truest intention of yoga is to unify all aspects of ourselves with the universe.
There is yoga that is the asanas/poses, and then there is the yoga where you integrate the sense of presence you develop on the mat and live that awareness throughout your day. One way to bring the essence of yoga into our daily lives is by becoming aware of our breath during the day. Another is to become aware of our body sensation and emotional feelings. These are two ways of developing a home yoga practice. With these, we can actually practice yoga while doing dishes, sweeping the floor,...
When I encounter adversity I try to look at what the underlying message is for me. I believe that we are shaped by how we process our emotions and take action during hardships. I have been looking at the corona virus pandemic and using Chinese energetics and five-element theory to diagnose the disease and it’s global reach.
In Chinese energetics it is believed that we hold grief in our lungs. The lungs are organ of inspiration and expiration. When we don’t fully grieve it gets trapped in our lungs.
The lungs are a metal element organ and a profoundly sacred center in our body. This is because it is how we take in prana or life force energy from our environment. The relationship between the lungs and heart is very intimate because oxygen fills our lungs...
One of the best ways to ensure continued progress is to set goals and have accountability. In my program, Elements of Business, I teach about how to reverse engineer your dreams and also how to plan for new projects in your business. These are both really good tools for charting out a course of action to take. Since we are at the end of the first quarter of 2020, it’s a good time to review what you have accomplished so far.
If you set goals for the first quarter look and see how you are doing on attaining these goals. My main goal was to start a podcast, which is coming out in a few weeks! My second goal was to re-launch my body-care line, that got a little side-tracked, more about that another time. My third goal was to focus on re-writes for a book that I am writing; I made some serious progress with this one. ...
Jennifer, from Amrita Botanicals, pours her heart and soul into her business! She does it all from growing the herbs she uses in her products, distilling the herbs to get the essential oil, formulating products, to delivering top-notch facials using crystal energy and reiki!! She has been inspired by her study of Ayurveda and enjoys the one on one connection to her clients through the development and implementation of her products. Jennifer grows all her own plants - there are no un-natural chemicals in her products!
She loves her business because she assists her clients with relaxation and provides an escape from their every day lives.
What an inspiration to us all to pour everything you have into our business and watch it soar!!