Samantha Brightwell: November Innerpreneur Spotlight


Samantha Brightwell
Creative Entrepreneur
Out of the Void and How to Build a Really Good Business
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I am:

…a writer, an artist, a teacher, a tree-hugging hippie, a mum, and an advocate for conscious living and new ways of doing business. I provide life & business advice.

I am a girl with a dream, who is daring to do something about it.

I’m a practical Virgo with a twist of chaotic Aquarius. I try to find a balance between walking my spiritual path and being truly grounded in the real world. For me, real world concerns should come first. And so, I am focused on building my business and supporting others to do the same.

My passion is for:

…living a truly wholehearted and authentic life. I want to encourage and inspire others to break out of the constraints of the lives they’ve been living and explore the possibilities of having real freedom and fulfillment in the work they do.

I think the best way to do this, for people who resonate with the Cultural Creative values, is to take up the charge of the Innerpreneur, or Creative Entrepreneur {or solo-preneur, or mom-preneur, etcetera etcetera} and start your own life-changing, world-changing business.

My business can help you to:

…finding your own path to freedom and fulfillment, through building your own successful, exciting, ethical business.

For a long time, I’ve was put off by the bad image of business and marketing but now I’ve realized that it doesn’t have to be like that.  And that it’s ok to want to be successful, to be paid our value for what we do, and to be the masters of our own destiny.  Not dancing along to the traditional tune, which maybe we’ve grown uncomfortable with as we emerge into the 21st Century more fully now.

I make things different each day by:

…being a Positivity-Potential Practitioner.

I learned a valuable technique on my spiritual path, and it’s one simple thing you can do that has a dramatic impact on the course of your life, and all those around you. It’s just this: see the wholeness and perfection in everyone and everything.
Don’t see the flaws or the specks of dust. Deep inside us all is a perfect blueprint of the potential we came here to create in ourselves. It is our true essence. When you learn to see only this, all problems and complaints just begin to disappear.

I have lots of ideas about:

…the amazing, world-changing potential of 50 million people being empowered to live exciting, authentic, ethical lives. It keeps me awake at night.

My advice is:

Know yourself. Be your own best friend and your number-one fan. Find out what it is you do really well, and make it your lever in all things you do. It sounds corny and off-putting to many of the gentle, creative and holistic types (in which I class myself too), but you are a brand. Everything you say or do is sending out signals to those you interact with. And perhaps even bigger than that: it’s the things you don’t say and do that scream loudest about you. So give it some thought. What do you want other people to be saying about you when you’re not in the room? Write your own epitaph:

A girl with big ideas. She may not have succeeded, but she tried.

Or can you stretch to considering something even bigger and more dramatic than this?

She was a bit nuts but she might have changed the world.

I’ll leave you to think about that one!

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Anais Nin

“I am cautiously optimistic that we can make the world a far better, safer and more equitable place—but business and enterprise must sit at the heart of this process.”
Richard Branson

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

Samantha Brightwell: November Innerpreneur Spotlight

By Tara Joyce Time to Read: 3 min