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In Conversation With Elloa + Nige Atkinson

Conversation
Today we have a Wildfire DUO - authors of 'Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence' talking to us about the consequences we face when we aren't encouraged to step into our power and connect on a deeper level. Tell us what you do - and more importantly, why you do it? We write, speak, teach workshops and offer coaching to support men to break the vow of male silence and voice their emotional truth about what it means to be a man in the world today. We do what we do because we see men quietly struggling under a vow of silence that prohibits them from talking and connecting with themselves and each other, and the consequences can be heartbreaking. We want to do what we can…
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In Conversation With Alice Reeves

In Conversation With Alice Reeves

Career, Confidence
Today we chat to superstar Wildfire Woman, Alice Reeves! She talks to us about community, collaboration, conversation and the magic that happens when you learn to trust, ask, and take. Tell us what you do - and more importantly, why you do it? I'm a social media and content marketing consultant, and my business is called The Joyful Web. I believe marketing your business should be fun, creative, and an opportunity for self-expression – the most successful marketing has a purpose beyond simply selling what you offer, and that's what I aim to create and get my clients excited about. I'm also a children's author and in partnership with illustrator Phoebe Kirk (another awesome Wildfire Woman!) we have self-published four children's books for ages 5-8 under the name Truth &…
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The Power Of The Truth—Thea’s BIG truth.

The Power Of The Truth—Thea’s BIG truth.

Confidence, Mindset
“How To Earn six figures.” This topic has been trending for a few years now. There are a tonne of business coaches & ‘I’m-a-stay-at-home-Mom-&-I-had-one idea-about-a-green-health-shake-that-I-turned-into-my-dream-life-here-are-my-shiny-photos-to-make-you jealous’ gurus out there (constantly on my Facebook feed it seems). Let’s cut the giant BS. We’ve been having the same refreshing conversation again & again with our Wildfire Women speakers. They want to tell the truth, from the heart. They want to talk about the highs, lows & what keeps them going when there are obstacles in the way. What truly matters. And yes, it’s possible to make money from your business dream (&/or get to whatever your personal goal is) but there’s no need for anyone to need to feel so terribly inadequate in comparison along the way. It’s time to tell the…
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In Conversation With Ali Williams

In Conversation With Ali Williams

Conversation
Today we're in conversation with Ali Williams - Wildfire Women speaker and aficionado of all things chick lit (and Italian food...) Tell us what you do - and more importantly, why you do it? By day I work within academic services in higher education (essentially, I'm a timetabling queen), but by night I'm an editor for an online romance magazine, a line editor for romance novels and an academic. What's the biggest misconception people have about you (or your industry)? Romance as a genre and an industry gets put down by pretty much everyone with comments such as "the books are all the same", "they're one big cliche" and "they're misogynistic". My academic research argues that these books are worthy of scholarly scrutiny, and my work with PHS magazine revels…
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What’s Your Purpose? Answer These 3 Questions To Find Out

What’s Your Purpose? Answer These 3 Questions To Find Out

Mindset
Today we have Wildfire Women founder Thea Anderson tackling one of the biggest questions many of us choose to face in our lifetimes... What's your purpose? You have a purpose. You were born for a reason… Your life purpose defines you. It helps you know who you truly are. For most of us there is a gap between the life we are leading and who we truly are… The bigger the gap, the greater the stress. ~ Action For Happiness (Neil Crofts) There are many reasons that people seek to work with a life coach but one of the biggest is not feeling that they know the answer to this question, ‘What is my purpose?’ Some people are happy to coast along in a career that just pays the bills…
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How becoming my own boss has changed my life

How becoming my own boss has changed my life

Career
Today's story comes from Wildfire Woman and Brighton Girl herself, Pippa Moyle. We love Pippa's insightful look into the behind-the-scenes (and behind the Instagram filters) snapshot into life when you're your own boss. It's not all 6-figure overnight successes, that's for sure ;) Take it away Pippa! Six months ago to the day, I was wracked with a mess of emotions. My savings account was empty, my current account was completely avoided, the temperature was stubbornly plummeting below zero and having the heating on became an increasingly stressful luxury. This is a pretty normal description of a January for most adults. Hidden beneath the 'New Year's Resolutions' is the harsh reality that we spent far more than we should have in December and should probably detox before we do our…
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That Bitch, Comparison

That Bitch, Comparison

Fear, Mindset
I recently interviewed a heroine of mine, Jasmine Star - photographer and branding expert - a woman made from moxie, beauty, grit and what I can only imagine is fairy dust. She admitted to struggling with what I would call, comparisonitis. That she had been afraid there’s not enough room for herself and her fellow sisters. Someone has to get out of the elevator. But we know that the truth is; the only thing there is no room for is comparison itself. Her words stuck with me (may be because of the baked goods association): “It isn’t that there’s just enough of the pie to go around. There’s a whole freakin’ BAKERY of pies to go around!” So let’s talk about this. If someone as wildly successful as Jasmine can…
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What Makes You, You?

What Makes You, You?

Mindset
Today's words of wisdom come from Wildfire Woman, Lola Hoad of One Girl Band. Thea read this in Lola's newsletter and knew we had to share it with our tribe! Take it away Lola ;) Something I’ve been exploring lately is what makes you, you. We’re told we should be 100% ourselves, be authentic, be true, but what does that really look like? When I was younger, I was quite insular, unconfident and a little bit insecure. I would subconsciously change my personality depending on who I was hanging out with. For example, I would pretend I was obsessed with Harry Potter because all of my school friends were, when really I just wasn’t that into it (sorry HP fans!). Growing older and riding into those first awkward teenage years,…
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Why are we doing this?

Why are we doing this?

News
"Why are we doing this?" He asked. Not sharing my vision, I at first took it as a slight on my grand plans. But before I let my ego have it’s way and defend itself, I remembered. We’re doing this because it’s time. We're coming together to share our stories, to be seen, to deepen our identities as individuals and as a group. We’re gathering round to hold each other in a trusted space to share and find our purpose. Held together by sisterhood, we’re creating an opportunity to bring out the most tender parts of ourselves so that they may be healed, so that others can heal. Our vulnerabilities transform into strengths. Our insecurities become badges of honour. It is by joining in sisterhood that we can transform ourselves…
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Wildfire Women: Sarah Wade’s Story

Wildfire Women: Sarah Wade’s Story

Career
The first in our series of personal stories from our Wildfire Women is from Sarah Wade, co-author of two books and founder of Find Your Dream Job - a blog that shares the stories of other inspiring people who have pursued their career dreams. Take it away, Sarah! Looking for a shift in my own life I signed up for a food writing course with the hope of trying out a freelance writing career. It quickly became apparent that I was a novice amongst real food experts. But each week a guest was invited in from the food industry and every Thursday at 8.00pm I observed someone who was in love, engaged and excited by what they did for a living. It was a revelation to me, a total antidote…
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