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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

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096 | Sparking Possibility and Winning Business Awards w/ Gemma Moore

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Sparking Possibility and Winning Business Awards with Gemma Moore

Welcome to a new episode of Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your host and Amazon best selling Author of The Thrive Factor Book, Shannon Bush. Today Shannon is joined by Gemma Moore from Red Spark Communications.

Gemma Moore is a spark finder, a word spinner and a marketing strategist who loves helping women business owners find and share their SPARK with the world. She has a BA in Media Studies (Radio & Print) and is a former producer for ABC Radio where she first discovered the magic of stories. Gemma specializes in writing winning business award submissions and creating successful Facebook Ad campaigns and is joining Shannon today to chat all things Business Awards!

We kick off this episode with Shannon and Gemma chatting about perfection in business with Gemma sharing how for a long she felt like a failure for not achieving the success she thought she deserved – and only after delving deeper into her own self was she able to dig out the gold and begin to gain traction – Gemma shares how in 2018 she kept herself accountable by applying for her own business award, and taking time to really look back and see how many people she had helped and what she had accomplished – and celebrating it.

Stay tuned to hear about how Gemma uses storytelling to support her clients in awards and share their brand consistently, Gemma refers to it as “Story Managing”, with looking at how the story of business owner shows up in the branding colors, the images and fonts being used and much more and how in the current climate with so much information available at the touch of a button that the decision to buy comes down to trust – and the role storytelling plays in building it.

Pearls of Wisdom

“I specialize in helping women find their spark. The thing that makes your heart leap forward and lean in.” – Gemma Moore

“There’s no perfect business, or business woman. It’s about what works for you and doing it your way.” – Gemma Moore

“I’ve always seen myself as the bridge.” – Gemma Moore

“We often forget about what happens afterwards, after the awards.” – Gemma Moore

Connect with Gemma in these places:

Website www.redsparkcommunications.com

Facebook @redsparkcomms

Instagram @redsparkcomms

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Creative Possibility

www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business

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

Thrive Factor Book page 147

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

093 | The Compassionate Queen Ruler w/ Donna Gordin | The Thrive Factor Book Series

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‘The Queen Ruler’s core message is generous leadership’ – Shannon Bush

Welcome to another episode of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your #businessyoda Shannon Bush. Today Shannon is joined by Donna Gordin from Home2Home Realty to chat all things Queen Ruler and Compassionationate Leadership.

Donna first encountered the Thrive Factor Archetypes when she attended Shannon’s workshops and a Limitless Business Retreat in 2018. Shannon profiled Donna as a Queen Ruler, Advocate Rescuer, and Inspirer Believer and a bonus Mediator Diplomat. Donna shares that she identifies with Queen Ruler as her dominant archetype, but she felt a conflict with the Advocate Rescuer and Queen Ruler although she has now begun to embrace with understanding the compassionate leadership qualities both possess.

Shannon and Donna chat about the perks of being a Queen Ruler, from being able to make quick and strong decisions without an emotion holding sway. You’ll hear how Shannon sees the dynamic of the Queen Ruler and Advocate Rescuer blending together in Donna’s business and life, and the excitement and joy in rallying her staff with her Inspirer Believer.

Stay tuned to hear Shannon and Donna discuss how these Archetypes have supported Donna to make changes in her business from being in the trenches working inside her business, to working on her business and generating more clientele and encouraging her team to step up and take on more.

Pearls of Wisdom

“I had a conflict with trying to be humble. I now know it’s ok for me to be a leader.” – Donna

“You can’t help all of the people all of the time.” – Donna

“The core message for the Queen Ruler is generous leadership with a core of compassion.” – Shannon

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with Donna here

www.home2home.com.au

www.facebook.com/rockinghampropertymanager

Watch Donna’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

088 | The Network Connector | The Thrive Factor Book Series

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Network Connector with Jayne Griffiths

In this episode, #businessyoda and Amazon-Best-Selling Author Shannon Bush is back and today discussing the Network Connector Thrive Factor Archetype!  Shannon interviews Jayne Griffiths, who identifies as a Network Connector.

Shannon starts off by describing the characteristics of a Network Connector, and gives some advice about traversing this archetype.  Jayne tells us about her business Indigo Shift and explains what she does in her work. Jayne shares how she started working with Shannon and identifies her archetypes as the Inspirer Believer, Mentor Teacher, Advocate Rescuer, Shapeshifter Alchemist, and the Network Connector, as well as some of the challenges she’s faced with them and strengths she has because of them.

Jayne tells us more about her Network Connector, and how she enjoys networking and meeting people. She finds it very easy to connect people with each other; sharing that it seems like a natural thing to her, and describes it as a ‘map in her head’. She does admit, that networking can be tiring sometimes, and that networking connections can at times be shallow. She’s now dedicated herself to smaller networking groups so that she can create long and meaningful relationships. 

Shannon gives Jayne and the rest of us some advice about being a Network Connector and assures us that not everyone is an extrovert and that’s okay. Jayne gives us some tasty tidbits of advice to help other Network Connectors through their journey! 

Pearls of Wisdom

“A Networker Connector has an incredibly wide and broad and deep network of individuals in her world, both on a personal level and a professional level” – Shannon

“I feel like I almost carry a map around in my head, about everyone I meet and how they would all link to each other, and to me that seems very natural” – Jayne

“Network connectors hover and see, scan the room, to see who’s there, to see who you know, see who you don’t know, see who you think might not know each other, and put all those pieces of the human puzzle together” – Shannon

Connect with Jayne Here

Website www.indigoshift.com.au

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactor.com.au

Connect with Shannon in these Cool Places:

Creative Possibility on the web

www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business

http://bit.ly/tecircle

087 | Mother Nurturer | The Thrive Factor Book Series

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Mother Nurturer Thrive Factor 

Welcome to episode 87 of the Law of Effortlessness, with your Amazon Best Selling Author and #businessyoda Shannon Bush. In this solo episode, Shannon talks to us about the Mother Nurturer Archetype and how the archetype is not necessarily about being a literal mother of children-its about nourishing and nurturing those she considers to be her family. Mother Nurturers love to feed their family and will endeavor to make everyone feel loved and cared for, welcoming people into her fold like they are family.Mother Nurturers, remember though your greatest treasure and lessons are in self-nourishment.

Today Shannon is joined by two guests, Lyn Uniewicz from The Gifting Pot (all about giving!) and Tracy O’Meara Smith a Bowen Therapist from Silverdale.

In the first interview, Lyn shares her business, the Gifting Pot, a boutique gifting business. Sharing how she met Shannon through a friend, and how she did her archetype profile with Shannon. She identifies the four archetype that she identifies with Queen Ruler, Inspirer Believer, Mother Nurturer, and the Mediator Diplomat. Lynn tells us how she felt when she learned about her Mother Nurturer Archetype and identifies the strengths that come with being a Mother Nurturer, as well as some of the challenges.

We’re joined by Bowen Therapist Tracey O’Meara Smith from Silverdale in part two of this episode, who identifies as a Mother Nurturer, Inspirer Believer, Shape Shift Alchemist and Advocate Rescuer. Tracey shares how liberating it was to embrace the wisdom of her Mother Nurturer and allow this side herself to come to the fore. Tracey shares how she fat out rejected the Mother Nurturer initially but came to see the bigger picture and how shehe needed to come into her own authenticity and voice. Shannon asks Tracey how this shows up in her business, and Tracey shares how she had to learn that not everyone is ready for everything you have to give, andthat having a level of detachment from what happens in her therapy room is never about her personally, but about someone else and gives her clients the room to find and spread their own wings.

Pearls of Wisdom

“Mother Nurturers, the greatest gift you can give yourself is to let yourself nurture you”-Shannon

“I used to feel very guilty about looking after myself first and then looking after others”-Lyn

“I’ve learned in the last twelve months to back off when I need to back off. They know I’m there when they need me, and when they do need me I’m there one hundred percent”-Lyn

“You realize that even though you have the grander vision, its what you integrate and learn along the way.”-Tracey

“I had to understand my own depths…and accept myself for who I am.”-Tracey“Nothing is better than a Mothers love.”-Tracey

Connect with Our Mother Nurturers Here:

The Gifting Pot by Lyn Uniewicz

The Gifting Pot on Facebook

Silverdale Natural Therapy with Tracey O’Meara Smith on Facebook

Silverdale Natural Therapy Website

Learn More About The Thrive Factor Here:

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with Shannon in These Cool Places:

Creative Possibility

www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business

086 | Mentor Teacher | The Thrive Factor Book Series

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086 |The Mentor Teacher Thrive Factor

Welcome to the Law of Effortlessness Podcast with Amazon-Best-Selling Author and #businessyoda, Shannon Bush!

Today Shannon introduces you to the Mentor Teacher Thrive Factor Archetypes, strap in because Mentor Teachers have a to to say and so this episode is longer than usual!

Mentor Teachers are here on this earth to Mentor, and Teach and not just in the realms of gaining qualifications. They are always on the lookout for new things to learn in books, courses, podcasts. They are the researchers of the world and pride themselves on what they know. She has moments of being a smarty-pants, can be a bit of a know-it-all, and is incredibly wise. Often, the Mentor Teacher especially as a young woman or girl has interactions with people older than her who indicate she shouldn’t know something yet, or she is too young to know anything causing her to doubt her own knowledge and wisdom.

Shannon is joined today by three incredible Mentor Teachers, Dr. Ricci Jane Adams, Julie Gibbons and Sarah Thomson.

Dr. Ricci Jane Adama is the founder and Principal of the Institute of Intuitive Intelligence (you can find her on pages 136 and 137 of The Thrive Factor Book). Dr. Ricci Jane first met her Archetypes two years ago, describing it as a very powerful, pivotal moment for her, meeting the Liberator Engineer, Inspirer Believer, Shapeshifter Alchemist and of course, the Mentor Teacher.  Ricci shares her vision of bringing regulation to the word of Intuitive Services in the same way regulations guide Universities and schools, and meeting her Mentor Teacher gave her permission to bring her vision together, and manifest it in the real world.

Sarah Thomson from Online Social Butterfly joins Shannon, and how she first met Shannon five years ago and then began coaching with her. Sarah shares her archetypes of Mentor Teacher, Pioneer Seeker and Inspirer Believer and how during her profiling session, she cried realizing all the things she thought were her weaknesses were actually her greatest strengths. Sarah shares how she has a tough time not signing up for courses and constantly learning, especially with a fear that she does not know enough. Sarah also shares one tip that’s worked very well for her – that will with every hour of learning she has to spend two hours implementing (Find Sarah on page 135)

You’ll also hear from Julie Gibbons, former University, TAFE and High School lecturer and the owner of Tractor Girl who teachers makers and crafters to present themselves better online. Julie shares how she was in Mentor Teacher heaven by being paid to research branding, and now teaches branding. Julie chats about self-doubt being a challenge

Notable Quotes and Pearls of Wisdom

“I have to be careful because my Liberator Engineer comes in and wants to add all the new things I’ve learned and change the curriculum!” – Dr. Ricci Jane Adams

“If you don’t take the time, you won’t know what is genuinely yours.” R. Ricci Jane Adams

“Find the space that feels effortless. It’s the easiest way, find the space where you bring your Mentor Teacher to life.” – Sarah Thomson

“There are so many beautiful things in the world, my Inspirer Believer is is very happy to see them.” – Julie Gibbons

“You don’t have to know everything to be an authority, you just have to know enough.” – Julie Gibbons

Connect with the Mentor Teachers here:

Dr. Ricci Jane Adams can be found on her website

Branding Mentor Julie Gibbons can be found on her website and Facebook.

Marketing Expert Sarah Thomson can be found on her website here.

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Here

www.thethrivefactor.com.au

Connect with Shannon in these cool places

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactor.com.au

Creative Possibility

www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business

http://bit.ly/tecircle

085 | The Mediator Diplomat | The Thrive Factor Book Series

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Meditor Diplomat Thrive Factor

Welcome to The Thrive Factor Book Series, today it’s all about the Mediator Diplomat Thrive Factor Archetype.

This lady is all about balance and will find herself often caught in the middle of a lot of things and as much as she wants to share and help people, when her advice isn’t followed it can get frustrating.

One of the greatest gifts of the Mediator Diplomat that’s often overlooked and undervalued, is that she is an amazing listener that makes those she interacts with not only feel listened too, but also heard. She’s able to see all sides of the whole and all the moving parts, which means she’s able to present different view points that doesn’t always sit well with others. Boundaries are so important for this lady, and more often than not the Mediator Diplomat tends to be a perfectionist, so please, be kind to yourself and put things out there even when they aren’t quite right.

Join Shannon for a wonderful discussion with three Mediator Diplomats, Shalini Nandan, Nat Wright and Adwoa Abban. First up, is Shalini Nandan (featured in The Thrive Factor Book) from Legally Shalini, supporting and educating women to run responsible businesses with the right legal foundations in place.  Shalini talks about the experience o embracing her archetypes from having one idea, and then recognizing that perhaps her initial perceptions needed adjusting. Shalini’s favourite super-power is her ability to listen carefully and allowing a resolution to unfold rather than pushing through and allowing solutions to present themselves.

Keep listening to hear from Nat Wright who you’ve heard previously on episode 058 of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast. Nat is the owner of Verissima Natural Skin Care, where she hand crafts all natural, beautiful skin care products toxin free. Nat discovered her archetypes in a profiling session with Shannon where she found herself nodding along, and feeling a big YES! Over time, Nat’s learned to rein in her Inspirer Believer, and to balance the Mediator Diplomat with her Mentor Teacher archetype. Nat utilizes her archetypes to be an advocate for natural, toxin free beauty products as the Mediator Diplomat and Mentor Teacher compliment each other for Nat to educate and advocate her customers. Nat reveals that she’s been challenged by infinitely high standards that hold her back for not ever having her work feeling good enough and how she’s balanced it by learning to be proud of her work and all she’s achieved, and to celebrate them.

Adwoa first met her archetypes two years ago and describes it as a confirmation of her identity, and how she is in the world. Adwoa is also an Inspirer Believer, Mentor Teacher and Shapeshifter Alchemist. Adwoa shares what she’s learned from being a Mediator Diplomat, particularly with shifting her perspective to walk in someone else’s shoes and see what life is like from another’s perspective, and requiring others to meet her halfway. Adwoa also shares the challenges she faces with having high expectations and standards, often pushing herself further without stopping, and self-doubt.

Pearls of Wisdom

“The Mediator Diplomat allows me to operate from a higher place and raises the bar for people in solving problems.” – Shalini Nandan

“Give yourself a break when it comes to your standards. It’s self-sabotage. Realize that where you’re at and what you’re doing it OK.” – Nat Wright

“Trust yourself and what you know. Be yourself at all times.” – Adwoa Abban

Connect with Our Guests Here

Shalini Nandan: @legallyshalini

Tune into Shalini’s interview with Shannon on episode 053: Navigating Small Business Legals

Nat Wright: @verissimanaturalskincare

Tune into Nat’s interview with Shannon on episode 058: The Accidental Skin Care Business

Adwoa Abban: @quantumphasesconsulting

Find Out More About The Thrive Factor Book

www.thethrivefactorbook.com.au

Connect with Shannon in these Places:

Creative Possibility

www.creativepossibility.com.au

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in businessh