Rise of the Innerpreneur

Austin Aoyagi: February 2013 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Austin Aoyagi

Austin Aoyagi
Musician (and home-schooled High School Senior)
Download Austin’s Songs (currently in progress)

I am:

Intent on living life to the fullest. I am always trying to expand my horizons and test my comfort zone. I am not afraid to make difficult decisions and go against the grain if I feel that it is the best option for my life. And I still have a lot of time to work on my intention, since I am only eighteen! :P

My passion is for:

Leaving a legacy that lasts. I want to make a mark on the world through my music, my writing, my choices, and my life.

My business helps you:

Realize your full potential and accept yourself. I write and sing about my personal experiences in the hopes that it can help others overcome their fears and inspire them to live their dreams.

My biggest challenge is:

Accepting my faults and shortcomings. Although I have improved tremendously, I still struggle to accept every aspect of myself. It is an ongoing process, but I am well on my way at least.
Managing my time. I tend to think too much and act too little. It becomes overwhelming, as I constantly think that I should do more and more with the same amount of time.

I make a difference by:

Living life. I believe that my choices and actions will serve as inspiration for many others as I progress on my journey.

I have lots of ideas about:

Health. Alternative medicine, the holistic approach to health, organic eating, and more.
Education. The faults of the public education system, education reform, and the un-schooling movement.
Spirituality. Intuition, meditation, the power of the mind and belief systems, and living from the heart.

I’ve learned:

To let go and learn from hardships. l have experienced heartbreak, divorce, depression, and deaths in the family, and those events have taught me to let go and learn from the difficult times in your life. Do not hold hatred, fear, or sorrow in your heart, for it only prevents you from experiencing happiness.

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”- Mae West

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email me.

Alan Seid: January 2013 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Alan Seid

Alan Seid
Chief Entrepreneurial Officer at Cascadia Workshops & Founder of the Blackbelt Communication Skills coaching program
Find Alan on Facebook | Twitter

I am:

A father, a husband, a friend, a steward of the land.
I am a coach and consultant for visionaries, changemakers, and leaders.

My passion is for:

Living in harmony with planet Earth, with each other, and within ourselves — and the mindsets, tools, skills, resources, and community that will help us achieve that.

My business helps you:

Navigate your choices so that you can unleash yourself as a force for good in the world, design the lifestyle of your dreams, and make as big a difference as you can.

My biggest challenge is:

I am a voracious learner, and it’s easy to fill my plate with too much!

I make a difference by:

  • Being extremely present.
  • Bringing creative thinking to everything I do.
  • Harmonizing interpersonal settings to arrive at a win-win outcome.
  • Coaching leaders to leverage positive change.

I have lots of ideas about:

Leadership, effective group process, positive social change, and ecologically sustainable living.

I’ve learned:

That life is a mystery, that it is SO short, and that one of the biggest gifts we can give ourselves is living in such a way that we have NO regrets.

“When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I look outside and see that I am everything, that is love… and between those two, my life turns.” - Nisargadatta Maharaj, teacher and philosopher, 1897-1981

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email me.

Robin Sheakley: December 2012 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Robin Sheakley | Moving for Love

Robin Sheakley
Founder of Moving for Love
Find Moving for Love on Facebook

I am:

hardworking, sincere, focused, passionate, and disciplined.

My passion is for:

helping people find “home” wherever that may be.

My business helps you:

Remove obstacles and paves the way to make your dream a reality. We assist you every step of the way from one front door to the next.

My biggest challenge is:

Patience and learning to say “no”. I love to help people but at some point being spread too thin doesn’t help anyone.

I make a difference by:

Helping others’ take action. Because I am goal and task oriented I aim to help others achieve results. I care, I listen and I act.

I have lots of ideas about:

My family would tell you everything. I’m seldom lacking an opinion when I’m genuinely interested in a topic. I serve on many Boards in addition to my professional work and I love nothing more than brainstorming new ideas for growth or problem solving.

I’ve learned:

You can do it all as long as it’s “all” important.
Kids have eyes in the back of their heads not parents. They miss nothing.
Traditions enrich our lives.
Kindness is a virtue with limitless value.

“You only live once but if you work it right, once is enough.” - Joe E. Lewis

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email me.

Mindy Crary: November 2012 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Mindy Crary

Mindy Crary
Money Coach
Creative Money
Find Mindy on Twitter | Facebook

I am:

a money innovator and advocate for people who want consciousness around wealth building without allowing it to take over their lives.

My passion is for:

helping people see the possibility in their lives and let go of the fear that prevents them from moving forward.

My business helps you:

become more financially aware without letting it take over your life, and helps you understand how everything in your life affects your money.

My biggest challenge is:

remembering that I am never “done,” and that I am never meant to be seen as “perfect.” My imperfection is my gift.

I make a difference by:

showing people that they can have good financial lives—and financial peace—regardless of where their finances are currently at.

I have lots of ideas about:

how to get people to think about their money who typically don’t want to think about their money.

I’ve learned:

that how you think about money always affects MORE than just your money.

“It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.” - Sheryl Crow

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email me.

Angela G. Horn: October 2012 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Angela G. Horn

Angela G. Horn
Freelance Writer, Minimalist Lifestyle Blogger & Public Speaker
Find Angela on Twitter | Facebook

I am:

A relapsed coffee addict.

My passion is for:

Minimalism as ethos.

My business helps you:

Get rid of the extraneous; focus on what’s important and live mindfully to the extent that is right for you.

My biggest challenge is:

Making a schedule and sticking to it.

I make a difference by:

Sharing my ideas.

I have lots of ideas about:

Inspiring people to live more mindfully.

I’ve learned:

It doesn’t have to be all or nothing; my best on any given day can be enough.

“I’ve found that the less stuff I own, the less my stuff owns me.” - Nathan W. Morris

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email me.

Zivana Anderson: Septemeber 2012 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Zivana Anderson

Zivana Anderson
Time & Energy Mentor
Mindset Destination
Find Zivana on Twitter | Facebook

I am:

  • Straight talking.
  • Funny with a dark sense of humour.
  • A dreamer who doesn’t stop believing there must be more beyond the humdrum and determined to experience it.
  • Excited by how much more I have to learn in life.

My passion is for:

  • Helping people wake up.
  • Helping people increase their confidence to step out of what’s expected and find their way in new areas.
  • To stand for what is Truth.
  • Books. Music.
  • Have the gentle scents of Bali incense sticks waft through my home.

My business helps you:

Get clear about what really matters to you. And then how to make it happen. I’m very action orientated and always have ideas on the “how”.

My biggest challenge is:

Improve my work life balance. Detach more. Remember to take it slow – I try cram in too much (yet – spot the irony – I’m really good at helping others to focus on “less is more”).

I make a difference by:

Having a curious mind – it leads to different conversations. Caring. Following up. Wanting to make a difference. Not giving up when I believe in something. Taking one small action every day. Refusing to believe we must settle for what is expected.

I have lots of ideas about:

  • How stepping out of your comfort zone creates and stretches your perceptions.
  • Tools that can be used for different situations.
  • Stories to be written to inspire others to shift and change.

I’ve learned:

  • You are capable of more than what you think.
  • Just ask – the doors open.
  • Go with what scares you the most – it leads to wonderful growth opportunities.
  • I can’t watch a musical without crying.
  • There is a bigger plan even though you may not understand it at the time.

“But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you … that you pass out of love’s threshing-floor, 
into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears” - Kalil Gibran

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email me.

Alex Hughes: August 2012 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Alex Hughes | In Essence Coaching

Alex Hughes
Mindful Mama Coach
In Essence Coaching
Find Alex on Twitter | Facebook

I am:

a mindful Mama, authentic author and passionate coach for mama entrepreneurs.

My passion is for:

supporting Mamas to find, trust and love themselves, and to live their vision of a free, flexible, abundant and balanced life; a life that supports their joyful and mindful connection to their children.
(I am passionate about walking my talk and doing the above myself.)

My business helps you:

to find, trust and love your essence;
to listen and act in alignment with it and the dream it envisions;
to authentically, joyfully, mindfully (and simultaneously) balance:

  • mothering your children,
  • caring for and listening to yourSELF
  • growing your passion business

My biggest challenge is:

  • allowing, being and surrendering;
  • recognizing and respecting the easy flow of unique success;
  • playing

I make a difference by:

loving and guiding my children and family; being a giving and honest friend; and by supporting other mamas to grow a passion with allows them to joyfully do the same.

I have lots of ideas about:

  • the benefits of f.f.a.b. innerpreneurship i.e., innerpreneurship that supports a free, flexible, abundant and balanced lifestyle;
  • tools & techniques that support mama innerpreneurs to stay mindful and authentic to their passion(s) (children, included!);
  • strategies & systems to authentically grow passion businesses to a place of abundance.

I’ve learned:

once you are connected with your essence and its Universal source, there is no stopping the accelerated flow and velocity of positive change towards your dream.

“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”
- A.A. Milne

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email me.