Ever wanted to understand why Kickstarter campaigns can be so powerful and how they can help you to launch something significant in your business?
If you have, or even wondered about the power of crowdfunding in any way at all like I have, then this episode of Law Of Effortlessness Podcast with Karen Gunton is going to be a delight and inspiration to tune into. I first came across Karen a couple of years ago in the online space, like I do many of the guests I invite onto the show. I was immediately drawn to her strong messages of empowerment and self leadership and responsibility and intrigued by what she went on to refer to as The Lighthouse Revolution.
When she published her first book in 2016 I watched from a distance while she championed a Kickstarter campaign, her first, to support the launch of her book. Now, she’s spreading the beams of light even brighter and is in the middle of her second Kickstarter campaign and achieving incredible success.
Having been asked many times about crowdfunding as a source to raise capitol for a business or launch and read about many success stories, I was keen to get Karen on the show to talk with her first hand about her tips and lessons for success and to find out more about the expansion of her business with the upcoming launch of her new oracle deck; Illuminate.
I have no doubt you’ll be as inspired as I was by the conversation and take a lot away from all we talk about. There’s an abundance of practical strategies you can put into place to create more effortlessness, to shine your light, stand tall, support your mindset and be in a genuine place of service.
Be sure to share your learnings, inspiration and any questions in a comment below.
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In Part 2 of Episode 023 of Law of Effortlessness Podcast, Shannon reveals the remaining archetypes in her Personal Leadership Style framework and she also talks about her new program ‘Magnetic Me’. You can listen to Part 1 of Episode 023 here.
Shannon delves into the final 6 Archetypes which are revealed in this episode: Mother Nurturer, Networker Connector, Pioneer Seeker, Queen Ruler, Shapeshifter Alchemist, and Visionary Creator.
Discover what these ladies’ key messages and what their key questions are. Knowing your archetypes opens you up to a whole new way of existing in the world. A way driven by your strengths and a way that gives you permission to be who you truly are.
Shannon shares an overview of her new ‘Magnetic Me’ program which focuses on unlocking your Effortless Success Zone – it taps you into a way to work to your strengths through knowing your Personal Leadership Archetypes.
The ‘Magnetic Me’ program runs over 4 weeks and covers:
Week 1 – Who am I?;
Week 2 – Realising your strengths;
Week 3 – Transform your challenges;
and Week 4 – Permission to be you.
‘Key message: To self nurture first and to grow and be open.’
‘Key Question: Where am I not nurturing myself?’
‘Key message: Has a mission that centres on bringing others together to connect and grow’
‘Key Question: Where am I not feeling connected?’
‘Key message: To look within for the treasures as she takes a transformational journey or rite of passage from innocent maiden to mature and powerful woman’
‘Key Question: What do I already know and have that is a treasure?’
‘Key message: Ruler-ship with generous compassion’
‘Key Question: Where am I feeling threatened? Why am I feeling threatened?’
‘Key message: Your greatest power comes in being you’
‘Key Question: How can I allow myself to been seen or visible?’
‘Key Message: Visioning and actioning creative possibility’
‘Key Question: Where am I not expressing myself?’
Considered you may have more to offer – if only you knew how to tap into your strengths in a bigger way?
In Part 1 of Episode 023 of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast, Shannon Bush reveals what her Personal Leadership Style is and how she works with other women to help them discover who they are.
Shannon discusses how her Personal Leadership Style profiling framework came to life for women as well as herself. With one of it’s core goals to be a way to better understand who we are, to be able to truly understand and know our core strengths, and also to gain an insight into the potential challenges we may experience and learn how to work with those, or deal with, or mitigate the negative impact of challenge that can often happen when we are in business, as well as life in general.
Shannon introduces you to the first 6 Archetypes of the 12 within the model. Those revealed in this episode include: Advocate Rescuer, Heroine Adventurer, Inspirer Believer, Liberator Engineer, Mediator Diplomat and Mentor Teacher. Discover what each archetypes key messages and key questions are and tune into gain insights into your own Personal Leadership Style.
‘This came to life for those women and myself, to better understand who we are, to be able to truly understand and know our strengths, our core strengths, and also to gain an insight into the potential challenges we may experience and learn how to work with those, or deal with, or mitigate the negative impact of challenge that can often happen when we are in business as well as life in general.’
‘Key message: Be a voice for all equally – including yourself’
‘Key Question: Where am I not speaking up for what I want and need?’
‘Key message: Self love is your primary target’
‘Key Question: How am I not taking care of myself right now?’
‘Key message: Believing anything is possible’
‘Key Question: How can I allow myself be inspired by me?’
‘Key message: It is important to breakdown the old and build the new’
‘Key Question: Where do I not feel free in my business or my life?’
‘Key message: To find the balance in all things by demonstrating a genuine commitment to the universal laws of justice and truth’
‘Key Question: Where do I not feel balanced, or truthful, or fair?’
‘Key Message: Sharing and inspiring knowledge for everyone’
‘Key Question: Where am I not trusting what I already know?’
The key message and personal leadership lesson of the Heroine Adventurer is ‘self love is my primary target’
Your key innate strengths are
A great physical strength
Fierce independence and unbelievably capable
Your unwavering thoughts, feelings and actions are focused on your key targets and you courageously follow through and achieve your mark
You have a natural ability and need to protect others you consider part of your ‘tribe’
Tenacious is your middle name! You stick to a decision and do not allow others to sway you, allowing yourself to be guided and driven by your inner strength and knowing, supported by mother nature and the cycles of life encouraging your growth
Connection with the great out doors is important to you and essential for you to maintain balance and harmony in your life. You have a natural gift for understanding and leveraging the natural world
Passion for your own journey of personal empowerment with visionary, focused intention that allows you to also become a voice for others less fortunate
Heroism, stoicism and self sacrifice in conquering the ego come naturally to you
The key message and personal leadership lesson of the Advocate Rescuer is to be ‘a voice for all equally’
Key innate strengths of the Advocate Rescuer are
A fierce drive to serve humanity with humility you can teach others how to effortlessly drop ego driven prejudices and judgements with your capacity to help those others may simply ignore
You have a unique, almost magical way of inspiring others to put compassion into action
Provide strength and support to others in crisis
You act out of love with no expectation of reward
Embody a life long quest and devotion to championing the rights of others and a passion to transform social justices, driven by a genuine compassion for the human race and the world itself and all her inhabitants
You are dedicated to inspiring and empowering groups and causes
Take action! You do not sit around talking about what you could do, but instead you are the one getting out there in the world walking your talk, guiding others to support your quest and inspiring them through your dedication, compassion and unique ability to see the good in all
Possess an essence of youth and an inner beauty that comes with gentleness of heart and genuine desire to bring out purity and self love in all
Your gift of compassion means you have the ability to listen deeply and allow others and yourself the space needed to go through whatever needs to be experienced and to feel whatever needs to be felt in a loving, supportive, even healing way
You have a natural ability to heal and can hear the cries of many before taking action to resolve their pain
The key message and personal leadership lesson of the Inspirer Believer is ‘believing anything is possible’
Your key innate strengths are
Incredibly self motivated, living your life with meaningful direction and purpose from a place of self love and with the knowledge of self healing that you willingly share with others
You inspire others with your general dedication to provide light, healing and protection for all whilst being aware of the importance of caring for yourself
You are compassionate for all causes yet able to stand strong and not give too much of yourself away
You remind us to keep our own traditions alive and whole as these gifts can sustain us through any situation we may face
You are in touch and trusting of your intuitive side, calling on your old wise self for inner healing and brave enough to share your knowledge compassionately and from a place of service for the good of all (wo)mankind!
You are in tune with your own cycles and able to connect with whatever you need within to look after yourself so that you can be your best to fulfill your purpose in life to heal others wholisticly on and from all dimensions – mind, body, spirit, soul
You are able to gently and passionately draw on your own compassion and inner healing abilities as you inspire others with your work
You have an incredible belief in the human spirit and are called to work in a way that illuminates this for individuals, communities and beyond
The key message and personal leadership lesson of the Liberator Engineer is ‘breakdown the old and build the new’
Your key innate strengths are
You are very in touch with all extremes of emotion and not afraid to show these extremes even though this may challenge others in a big way – you always mean well and being demonstrative is just you!
You are passionate and inspiring in every element of your existence
You naturally draw others to you with your ability to see opportunity in everything and to create a-new, no matter the situation at hand
You are here to serve others on a big level, showing the way forward and out of the darkness to those who have lost the ability to shine their own lights from these dark places
Very in touch with bodily sensations and are generally fully aware of your own sexuality, combining that power with your passionate fiery nature to express divine beauty in the world
You are able to direct your passionate fiery energy into creating the new for yourself and others in a supportive, non threatening, embracing way
You know when to use your incredible power and you are aware of the appropriate time to do so
You know you can be intimidating but rather than using this to your powerful advantage you use it to welcome others into your life in a safe way, showing them that you can help them to challenge their demons and find truth in their own light
The key message and personal leadership lesson of the Mediator Diplomat is ‘finding balance in all things’
Your key innate strengths are
An incredible ability to see the fairness in any situation and communicate that with clarity to others
You are passionate about ensuring that everyone has a ‘fair go’
You have great powers of observation and intuition and a determined desire to seek out the truth so any wrongs can be corrected and justice can prevail
You have a unique gift for balancing justice and compassion
Easily able to manage a fair distribution of power for all
Have a gift for negotiating fairness and strategy in your personal and professional life, with a keen respect displayed at all times for both sides of an argument or situation
You understand and are able to enforce, with balance and harmony, the universal laws of justice and truth in any society, whilst remaining professional, diplomatic and respectful of others needs, wants and desires
You live with and demonstrate the highest of integrity in any situation
You adopt a unique definition of fairness; When all parties involved surrender their personal agendas in favour of the greater good for the entire group, even if that is simply two individuals. In this instance there is a commitment to the whole, to creating and maintaining a wholistic harmony, with trust in the wisdom of the whole of anything and everything