Finding Community and Clarity Through Books

Finding Community and Clarity Through Books

Confidence, Story
Today's post comes from the lovely Donna, who just about personifies what it means to be a Wildfire Woman. If you're a fellow self-dev book junkie, we think you and Donna will get along like jelly and ice cream... I’ll always remember my very first ‘self-help’ book. As a naïve 12year old on her first holiday to the USA I selected ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul from the shelves of Walmart’. That sounds pretty interesting, I thought. Not about actual Chicken Soup I later realised but a collection of essays about love and loss, life and death. It was a world away from my packed bookshelf of fiction at home. Then, through a series of unfortunate events in my mid-twenties I was gifted my second ‘self-help’ book. A book that…
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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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One Way To Tackle Your Public Speaking Fear

One Way To Tackle Your Public Speaking Fear

Confidence, Fear
Today's guest post comes from Annik from Pony Express Speakers Club - who knows a thing or two about facing up to the fear so many of us have... public speaking. Take it away Annik! One of my clients threw a little tantrum the other day. She felt nervous about speaking, and wanted those nerves gone. Immediately. I think some of us can relate to that, right? As speakers, it can be frustrating to feel the familiar sensations of fear time and time again, perhaps long after we tell ourselves we should be over it. The racing heart, the shaky legs, the sweaty palms. We want them gone. Banished. So we can get on with the important business of communicating our message. So we can feel free. Growing up, I…
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