Category Archives: Mindset

The Compassionate Advocate Rescuer | Thrive Factor Archetypes

Meet the Advocate Rescuer - Compassionate Warrior

Meet the #AdvocateRescuer Archetype

The Advocate Rescuer is one of the 12 Archetypes found in the #ThriveFactor framework, a permission activating way to engage your innate potential, build confidence, accelerate effortlessness and create genuine resilience.

She has a heart of gold, a big mission in the world, gives so much of herself (sometimes to her detriment) and once she finds her big voice, we all better watch out for she is a force like no other as a truly genuine advocate for herself and others

Tune into the 12 Days of Thriving live series over in the Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women

If you are an Advocate Rescuer leave a comment below telling us what this archetype means for you


 

Discover how you can add Thrive Factor Profiling to your existing services for the women you work with as a coach, consultant, wellness entrepreneur, healer, guide or mentor at http://study.creativepossibility.com.au/thrivefactorschool

Thrive Factor Archetype Advocate-Rescuer-All Rights Reserved Shannon Bush 2011

Find out more about The Thrive Factor at https://thrive.creativepossibility.com.au/thrivefactorbook2019

098 | Visibility and Video with Jenny De Lacy

Business Marketing Coach Shannon Bush Visibility Coach Video Mentor Jenny De Lacy

Video and Visibility with Jenny De Lacy

Welcome to another installment of Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your #businessyoda host, Shannon Bush today joined by Visibility Coach Jenny DeLacy.

After a 25-year career in corporate L&D, creating audience-focused programs, and powerful presentations, Jenny brings the system and process needed to make face-to-camera video marketing effortless and simple for business.

Rejecting random acts of video, and needing an effortless system to follow to grow her business, Jenny developed a six-step system that makes adding video simple and easy to implement in any type of business, and achieve strategic results by nailing the message, speaking to your intended audience and LOVING yourself sick on video

Shannon and Jenny chat about knowing your audience and your message – in creating meaningful and intimate conversations that propel your profile and profits. You’ll hear a juicy discussion about being authentic, being yourself without pretense or staged drama and having everything polished. You’ll also hear a fantastic discussion on knowing your audience well and how to engage with them, including the language and emotions that our clients experience just before they meet us, and what happens when they do come into our world.

Stay tuned to hear some easy and simple strategies to help you navigate using video in your business, and discover when its time to up-level your video presence.

Pearls of Wisdom

“You don’t want to be the best-kept secret in town.” -Shannon Bush

“There’s a lot of raw authenticities out there – but this isn’t about sharing your undies for undies sake.” – Jenny De Lacy

“We need to think like bigger businesses more.” – Jenny De Lacy

“Have you ever asked your ideal avatar what they want from you?” – Jenny De Lacy

“What do you need to say to move someone from panic to relief?” – Jenny De Lacy

“It’s never about the tripod.” – Jenny De Lacy

Connect with Jenny in these places:

Website https://www.thevisibilitycoach.com.au
Facebook @jennythevisibilitycoach 
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennydelacy
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/JennyDeLacyGetVisible
Twitter https://twitter.com/jennyd_video
Instagram @jennydelacy.video 

Connect with Shannon here:

Creative Possibility – www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business – bit.ly/tecircle

Find Out More About the Thrive Factor Book here:

www.thethrivefatorbook.com.au

097 | Building a Creative Business w/ Jo Wilson Design

097 | Building a Creative Business with Graphic Designer Jo Wilson of Jo Wilson Design

Welcome to Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your Amazon Best Selling Author and resident #businessyoda Shannon Bush!

Today Shannon is joined by Jo Wilson, from Jo Wilson Design. You might recognize Jo’s work from the beautifully designed, and illustrations from The Thrive Factor Book! After 20+ years of working for various design studios crossing the globe from South Africa to England and across to Australia, I decided to branch out and start my own business. My focus is offering personal quality creative design to help small business owners bring their big dreams to life. What makes my heart light up is creating branding and visuals for businesses that create work that matters and change people’s lives.

Jo is so much more than a logo designer – she’s excited by styling a brand so is personal, beautiful and unique. Shannon chats with Jo about what a visual brand is drilling in deep plucking out the essential ideas and elements of their business and translating it into a beautiful, visual brand.

Shannon and Jo talk about the frustrations of graphic design and the rise of DIY branding with tools and apps like Canva.

Jo shares her main frustration is inconsistency with switching up visuals in tools like Canva, rather than the consistency being built into a brand when working with a Graphic Designer. You’ll also get to hear the best tips on preparing to work with a Graphic Designer, and making the most of the experience and clues that it’s time to bring on a Designer like feeling embarrassed or ashamed to share business cards or refer people to your website.

Pearls of Wisdom

“You have all different aspects of your brand – there’s your voice, the way you write, the way you’re photographed. Your logo is just one part of a larger whole.” – Jo Wilson

“I love the jobs where I get to add more creativity into it…add that extra bit of human touch.” – Jo Wilson

“It doesn’t have to be a whole complete package. It can be little steps by little steps.” – Jo Wilson

“Nature is my biggest inspirations, I go for walks and it’s where I get inspired to do things.” – Jo Wilson

“You can’t compare yourself to other people, they are in completely different places.” – Jo Wilson

Connect with Jo from Jo Wilson Design in these places:

Website www.jowilsondesign.com.au

Facebook @jowilsondesign

Instagram: @jowilsondesign

Find Out More About the Thrive Factor Book Here

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with Shannon here:

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business – bit.ly.tecircle

Instagram

Facebook

Tune into other Law of Effortlessness Podcast episodes here

 

094 | Become More Visible w/ Nicole Bathurst | The Thrive Factor Book Series

Shape Shifter Alchemist Mentor Teacher Inspirer Believer Nicole Bathurst Business Marketing Coach Shannon Bush LOE Podcast

‘The Shape Shifter Alchemist encompasses so much. She is the chameleon.’ – Shannon Bush

Welcome to another episode of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your #businessyoda Shannon Bush. Today Shannon is joined by Nicole Bathurst from Naturally Nic, a Dietician supporting Breast Cancer Survivors.  

Shannon connected with Nicola two years ago, when Nic was uncovering her niche and strengths. Shannon profiled Nic as an  Inspirer Believer, Mentor Teacher, and Shape Shifter Alchemist, a perfect mix for the work Nicola does as a Dietician working with survivors of cancer blending beautifully with her Wise Guide Shape Shifter Alchemist, bringing fun and joy to a very serious conversation. Nicole shares what it was like  to learn what her archetypes, and that she struggled with the Shape Shifter Alchemist initially – as many women do with the ‘bigness’ of all it encompasses but since then, Nic has slowly begun to embrace her Thrive Factor Archetypes, relaxing into them more although it is still a conscious exercise in allowing.

Shannon and Nicole chat about how embracing her Mentor Teacher, truly is Nicole’s effortless success zone and how easy and enjoyable her work can be. You’ll also hear Shannon and Nicole talk about the all too common issues around visibility for the Shape Shifter Alchemist and how she challenged herself to do a Facebook Live Video every day for a month and finding her sweet spot with being on live video and now having a system that works effortlessly for her producing and sharing her own content.  

Pearls of Wisdom

“I don’t even realize I’m inspiring. I’m not doing anything different.” – Nicole Bathurst

“We have to remember that not everybody knows everything we know and that we can’t take this for granted.” – Nicole Bathurst

“You’re not paying me for the 60 minutes I spend with you. You’re paying for the thirty years of extensive study and training I’ve done to spend this 60 minutes with you.” -Nicole Bathurst

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with Nicole here

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Nicole was also a guest on Law of Effortlessness Podcast episode 059

@NaturallyNic

www.naturallynic.com.au

Women Thriving After Cancer Facebook Community

Watch Nicole’s video interview here

Connect with Shannon in these Cool Places

Creative Possibility

www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business

http://bit.ly/tecircle

Why I Am Allergic To The Word Hustle & A Business Hustle Antidote

Are you so busy hustling you've lost focus of what is really important and struggling to get clear in the sea of blur you find yourself in?

Business Hustle Allergy | Shannon Bush Business Coach Perth Australia | lost in the hustle

Hustle.

Hustle.

Hustle.

Yeah… nah!

Honestly I think I read or heard this word shared a bazillion times last year and for every one of those time I felt a physical reaction. Shivers. Skin crawling. Tightness in my chest like I couldn’t breathe. Frustration. Annoyance. Physical and emotional responses you’d expect in an allergic reaction.

It is not a word that works for me. In fact I avoid it as much as possible and I am going to tell you why.

In a nutshell it is the opposite to every single thing I stand for. It creates an image of working waaaaaaaay to hard. It makes me feel like I have to spend every waking moment taking big, bold action if I am going to get anywhere. It makes me feel like I’m not doing enough…

“Get with the hustle…”
“Hustle your way to success…”
“It is all in the hustle…”

Says who? I’d honestly like to know because I do not subscribe to the word and all it stands for. In fact I think it is discouraging and even patronising as a word to use to motivate any business owner to take action. I am not voting for more business hustle, or life hustle.

With a huge focus on making things easier in business I am a lover of building confidence and resilience, taking action after considered planning, working with the best mentors you can find who will support you, not berate you when they decide what you are doing isn’t enough.

That is not ok.

It happens out there in the business world all the time.

Doesn’t mean it is ever going to be ok.

In all the years I’ve coached, taught and mentored business owners and worked with psychology (decades now) I know from personal experience that setting someone up to work hard can get results. Doing that in a way that implies they are not enough does not get results.

I do not exactly know why, but the use of the word hustle conjures up thoughts and feelings of not enough. Like it is somehow a label dictating you must do more, push more, be more, and keep flogging yourself until you get somewhere awesome. Then do it all again with more effort and more, dare I say, hustle!

Business Hustle Allergy | Shannon Bush Business Coach Perth Australia

To hustle: to push or force ones way!
To hustle: to try to persuade someone, especially to buy something, often illegally

I am true to my #MentorTeacher archetype and love to research to understand. When I googled the word hustle to explore its definition these are the words I found staring back at me;

“push roughly, jostle”

“swindle, fraud”

“obtain by forceful action”

Ok so I clearly see why my response is so allergic in nature each time I hear this word. Everything about those various definitions goes against the grain of who I am as a #LiberatorEngineer and #InspirerBeliever. Those two archetypes are about freedom and lifting others up. They are about doing things easier and celebrating action and success and knowing it is deserved in all its forms. They are also about doing less to achieve more, riding on the waves of excitement and actively using your strengths to create more effortlessness.

I looked for pictures related to the word hustle because I love a visual understanding of things too. All I saw were pics of people racing around, jostling to get ahead, struggling to crack the success ceiling, frustrated faces blurring through rush hour crowds, lost souls seeking connection and recognition.

Yeah more evidence for me to repel from all hustle. Don’t get me wrong. I work my butt off to achieve what I achieve. I put in the hours. I get results. I learn from the challenges I face or the mistakes I make.

I value every single day I get to lead a business.

I value my choices and my actions and know they lead to the results I experience. I get fristrated. I feel overwhelmed just like the rest of you. Yet I refuse to align myself with the business hustle or life hustle.

The daily grind hustle.

The side hustle.

The everyday hustle.

The focused hustle.

The get sh!t done hustle.

Business hustle like all the hustles just scream “too busy”, “too much”, “I don’t have time for me, or you, or anyone”, “I have to push, push, push” and so many more things that are overwhelming my head as I write this article.

I feel tired. Is it time for a nap to escape the business hustle for a moment?

If you listen to the hustle subscribers no naps are allowed. You are too busy!

Business Hustle Allergy | Shannon Bush Business Coach Perth Australia | lost in the hustle | simplicity

If you're not hustling, then what are you doing?
The business hustle antidote exists!

So I’ve gone on a lot about why the whole business hustle, or in fact just hustle doesn’t work for me.

True. But all that had a point.

I hope it got you thinking about what you’re really saying when you’re talking life hustle, family hustle, side hustle, business hustle, any hustle.

In place of this way of referencing your amazing commitment and how hard you might work I’d like to suggest you try using different language.

Language that focuses on the pure simplicity of support, mostly focused on your support of YOU!

Talk about your accomplishments. Start with the little things. Be your own cheerleader. Give credit where credit is due.

Celebrate all the wins.

Do so loudly.

Regularly.

Fiercely even.

Look at welcoming a state of simplicity by welcoming in a state of ease. Of effortlessness. Of flow and momentum. Do this by remembering you have choices to make, choices about your response, your actions, your beliefs.

Choose YOU. Don’t choose hustle.

Business Hustle Allergy | Shannon Bush Business Coach Perth Australia | lost in the hustle | simplicity

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What is the Amazon #1 Best-selling book The Thrive Factor about? The Thrive Factor book includes 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business, providing valuable information for each archetype on its expression of mindset, marketing, money and magnetism. 

LOE 081 | Liberator Engineer | The Thrive Factor Book Series

Law of Effortless Podcast Business Marketing Coach Shannon Bush The Thrive Factor Book Liberator Engineer

Meet the Liberator Engineer

Watch the Video Series Here

Welcome back to a new episode of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast where right now, we’re celebrating the launch of Amazon Bestseller, The Thrive Factor Book by #businessyoda Shannon Bush! If you’ve been tuning in recently you know we’re getting up close and personal with each of the 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business from The Thrive Factor Book and today, we have the pleasure of meeting the Liberator Engineer with guests Helen Hart, Stephanie Powell and Shannon Bush as they share the joys and challenges and strengths this freedom loving archetype presents!

The Liberator Engineer is a lover of engineering systems and processes that result in freedom for herself, her biggest challenge is understanding what freedom means to her in all forms, and when freedom isn’t present she becomes frustrated and can even have something of a volcanic eruption or implosion of anger or illness.

Join Shannon for the inside scoop on the Liberator Engineer from Clinical Hypnotherapist and Neuroscience Researcher Helen Hart. Helen shares when she very first discovered The Thrive Factor Archetypes back in 2013 with the launch of Shannon’s first best selling book and the freedom she found in those pages and understanding that came with it. Helen delights in her love of structure and process which gives her the gift of freedom.

Stay tuned to hear from Associate Lawyer, Stephanie Powell who shares her experience of the Liberator Engineer and how for a long time, she felt like her personality kept contradicting itself but when she met Shannon and learned her Archetypes, she felt a huge shift and as if there was an explanation for who she was. Stephanie shares how she has to rein her Liberator Engineer in from time to time and re-frame her natural impulse for frustration or anger and how she uses her Archetypes in her legal work.

You’ll also hear from the Liberator Engineer #businessyoda herself, Shannon Bush as she shares her experiences of being a structure and freedom-loving Liberator Engineer including how she was surprised to discover this side of herself! Shannon shares how as much as systems create freedom for her, that it’s also very easy for it to be confining and frustrating. You’ll hear Shannon talk about what happens when freedom feels like it’s in short supply – eruptions of anger and frustration, or becoming sick or breakdowns in the carefully engineered systems. You’ll also hear an amazing insight into how the Liberator Engineer bumps up against anything egotistical or ego-driven.

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“You are the one individual that can create the freedom you need.” – Shannon Bush

“Having that structure gives me the freedom to create.” – Helen Hart

“If things aren’t working for you it’s ok to rip it down and start from scratch.”   – Helen Hart

“I choose what kind of day I’m going to have. Is it abundant, or wise?” – Stephanie Powell

“You have to love yourself as much as you love everyone else. You have to be as passionate about yourself as you are about everything else.” – Stephanie Powell

“Get clear on what freedom means to you in all the roles that you play.”   – Shannon Bush

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book Here 

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with the Liberator Engineers Here

www.helenhart.com.au – Helen Hart

www.meredithlawyers.com.au – Stephanie Powell

Connect with Shannon in these Cool Places

Creative Possibility www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business http://bit.ly/tecircle

Email thrive@creativepossibility.com.au with your comments, questions and episode suggestions!

You Thriving Is My Agenda

Shannon Bush Creative Possibility | The Thrive Factor Book | Business Archetypes for women

With the recent release of my new book The Thrive Factor, writing has been something I have been doing a lot of lately. A couple of weeks back I felt compelled to share something I felt totally needed sharing. I did so in my awesome Facebook group for women in business, The Thriving Entrepreneur Circle. > you can join here if you like and read the post!

Well what I shared rang true for a lot of the Thrivers in the group and i also had a bit of a realisation. I haven’t been sharing much written work here on my blog so I am planning to do more of that moving forward. I have loads to say. Loads to share and what better place to do so in the written word that right here hey?

So between the numerous podcast episodes and sharing of the amazing business women in my community, you’ll find more mindset, money, marketing and magnetism focused articles from me.

And as I embark on a new manuscript (already underway) I’ll share how that is progressing and what it’s all about.

Stay tuned. For now, I hope what you read below inspires you to get out of your own darn way and get on with thriving.

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You Thriving Is My Agenda...
It always has been!

You know what… when you get out of your own darn way and simply allow yourself to be MORE of who you are incredible things happen

when I first began pulling the pieces of the puzzle together to create what is now known as The Thrive Factor archetypal profiling framework in 2010 I had a very clear vision of my intention

I was determined to change women’s lives for the better

I wanted you to have more confidence
I wanted you to have more joy
I wanted you to know your purpose and to express it without needing permission from anyone
I wanted you to be more creative
To be more connected
I wanted you to love who you are
I wanted more curiousity, play and acceptance for you
I wanted you to connect with your innate potential and show it to the world
I wanted you to celebrate more
I wanted you to celebrate YOU more
I wanted you to know your effortless success zone and to choose to be in that space as much as you wanted and needed to
I wanted the world for you, and the stars and every cosmos beyond
I wanted friendship and connection for you
I wanted you to totally thrive

What do I want for you (and every woman in business – in fact on this planet) now?

All of the above personified. I want all of that for you but on a much bigger, bolder scale.

How can you create this and more for yourself?

Get out of your own darn way.

Choose effortlessness.

Choose to totally thrive.

Choose to discover your Thrive Factor

You do not need anyone’s permission
Make the commitment and make it happen

Big love

#BusinessYoda

p.s. photo credit Tanita Seton – Tanita Seton Photography

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What is The Thrive Factor all about? 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business and how they impact your mindset, marketing, money and magnetism!

LOE 080 | Inspirer Believer | The Thrive Factor Book Series

Inspirer Believer Archetypes The Thrive Factor Book Coach Mentor Shannon Bush Perth

Meet the Inspirer Believer

Watch the Video Interviews here

Welcome to episode 080, and the third Archetype the Inspirer Believer with your #businessyoda and now Amazon #1 Bestselling Author for the second time with a solo book – The Thrive Factor, Shannon Bush!

The Thrive Factor features 12 personal leadership Archetypes for women in business. Today we meet the Inspirer Believer, you know her as the cheerleader and champion of optimism. She throws herself into things she is passionate about but can become burned out quickly. Her greatest lesson is to be inspired by herself and to share that with the world. Join Shannon as she chats with three very real Inspirer Believers – Sheryl, Kimberly and Pavitra.

You’ll hear how Kimberlie has been inspired many times and is now onto her fifth business iteration which began with Tai Chi and is now in textiles. Kimberlie shares how one of her greatest joys with this archetype, is championing and cheerleading her mentees in her work, and being able to see the potential in others. On the flip side, you’ll also hear the challenges she faced in not being able to take off her rose-coloured glasses.

Stay tuned to hear from Transition Mentor, Pavitra who describes the transformation and clarity that discovering her archetypes as overly joyous, and how she has fully embraced this aspect of herself to believe in the unknown more than what is known and in surrendering to the flow of life and creating from there. Pavitra also shares her challenges – acknowledging how easy it is for her to be inspired and to inspire others, and not having healthy boundaries to support it. Pavitra also shares how she is challenged by the logical mind trying to fathom many of the qualities, ideas and creativity of the Inspirer Believer as they are so intangible.

Keep listening to hear from Graphic Designer Sheryl Young, who shares the joy of being so excited in the beginning of new projects, and the challenge of that huge amount of energy burning up so quickly and burning out fast. Sheryl also shares how she’s embraced a side of herself to cheer on her clients and using it to grow her own confidence and having permission to be authentic to herself.  

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“The energy of the Inspirer Believer is about balance, about what’s best for everyone not just ourselves.” – Kimberlie

“The inspiration is in everything in life it’s all around us and in the air we breathe.” – Pavitra

“Allow yourself to be authentically you.” – Sheryl

Connect with our Inspirer Believer’s Here

www.brightcrafts.com.au Kimberlie Clare-Campbell

www.pavitraguru.com – Pavitra Guru

www.nevertheless.com.au – Sheryl Young

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book and Profiling

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Creative Possibility www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business http://bit.ly/tecircle

Email thrive@creativepossibility.com.au with your comments, questions and episode suggestions!