Permission to fail and be messy granted!

Since giving up my old business some time ago, my days have been littered with an assortment of activities that have seemed in no way connected. One minute I’m publishing a paper on why marketing is broken and needs to be reinvented, the next I’m building the Conscious Capitalism community, publishing a highly private memoir Unstuck in Provence and running business seminars.

At times I’ve beaten myself up for my lack of single-minded focus and my many spectacular failures (and some successes), but mostly I’ve been grateful for being messy and allowing myself the opportunity to shake off my old business shackles and do what feels right. It’s been a wonderful opportunity to dig deep and explore what I love doing, what I’m good at, what truly serves others and what will make money.

What’s been so very apparent is that action precedes clarity. To have, and build, a business with a higher purpose that you’re passionate about, you must be prepared to be messy, be open to all opportunity, to try lot’s of things (not just talk about them) and be willing to fail…and get right back up again.

As a result of my messiness and willingness to fail, something big has occurred this month that sits right at the centre of my purpose to help others navigate this messiness too. I can’t share the details yet, but I will be very soon.

In the meantime, if you’re wondering how to go about building a business with purpose, I’d love to see you at one of my next two full-day workshops in Melbourne and Sydney or at the Conscious Capitalism Summit in Sydney.

Friday June 6How to build a business with purpose @ Hub, Level 3, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne (pay what you can)
At this workshop designed specifically for experienced solo-professionals, freelancers, creatives and artists, you’ll discover more about Conscious Capitalism, conscious marketing, how to build a sustainable and prosperous business and start the rich and deep dialogue around purpose and why it’s the glue in your business. You’ll get connected to other likeminded people and be invited to join a growing business community. Find out more

Monday June 23 – How to build a business with purpose @ Hub, 101 William Street, Sydney (pay what you can)
At this workshop designed specifically for experienced solo-professionals, freelancers, creatives and artists, you’ll discover more about Conscious Capitalism, conscious marketing, how to build a sustainable and prosperous business and start the rich and deep dialogue around purpose and why it’s the glue in your business. You’ll get connected to other likeminded people and be invited to join a growing business communityFind out more

Tuesday June 24 – Conscious Capitalism Summit @ The Ivy Sydney (use promo code CTCO to receive a 10% discount off Single Ticket Price for $750 + GST)
For the first time in Australia, Conscious Capitalism Australia is bringing together an inspiring collection of global thought leaders, creative visionaries and courageous business leaders, including Raj Sisodia and Ed Freeman, who will explore concepts and practices behind the rapidly growing global Conscious Capitalism movement. Along with Australian CEOs who are walking the talk, they will provide ideas and insights to help you discover the potential for enhancing business performance whilst simultaneously continuing to advance the quality of life for people. Find out more (Email me if you are coming and I will organise for you to be on my table!)

Can’t wait to connect with you there!

Yours in messiness

Carolyn Signature

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