While working on a new project, Nicola Cairncross felt something was wrong so she stopped to think and regroup. Taking a couple of days off proved to be the right thing, as when she meditated and journaled, two MUCH better ideas came to her on two consecutive days. It literally felt as if some Creative Force was coming through her. Now she can deliver immense value while achieving her own marketing and business goals, but in a way that suits her much better.
What are you pushing to get done? Consider stopping and allowing Creative Force to come through instead. It’s much more fun and certainly much easier!
Clicks And Leads is a “tongue in cheek” digital marketing Vzine by entrepreneur, author, podcaster, speaker, Nicola Cairncross.
Mentioned in the Vzine
- Cafe Bar 360 in Stoupa, Greece
- Michael Neill – Creating The Impossible
- 6 Phase Guided Meditation with Vishen Lakhiani
- Clicks & Leads Masterclass – THIS WILL BE LIVE AND NOT RECORDED
- Nicola’s free app for your mobile device – Clicks & Leads
On the blogs
Vzine 070 | New Clicks & Leads Masterclass Coming!
Vzine 069 | Playing To Win
Own It! 183 | Building A Community: Why, How And Where
Own It! 182 | Cristina Palma: Social Changers And Professional Volunteers
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Well, hi everyone, it’s Nicola here, and I am coming to you from the top of Bar 360 in Stoupa in Greece, which is one of my favourite locations.
We were filming a series of tips for the ideal future customer or client for ClicksAndLeadsAcademy.com and where better to do that? It’s quite hot though, I have to say.
It’s been party central in Stoupa this week. We’ve actually been to a couple of parties and it’s been quite exhausting, let me tell you. But the good news is that we don’t have to get up too early because the 2 hour time difference makes it very easy for us to look like we’re getting up early, when actually we’re not so much.
So let’s crack on with the show, shall we? So, I don’t know if I’ve told you, I’ve been working through Michael Neill’s Creating The Impossible book, and before you do each exercise every morning, you’re supposed to Take Five, which, in my case, has actually developed into Take Fifteen, because I’ve moved onto Vishen Lakhiani’s meditation, guided meditation, 6 Steps. And it takes you through compassion and gratitude, right through to your goals and dreams, and then, I find the 15 minutes really flies past.
And what I realised this morning was that I completely forgot about Michael Neills’ book. I’d gone off to England, I’d been back to my speaking gig at the International Coach Federation, and I’d come back to Stoupa and Sarah had come with me and I got completely distracted from working through the book.
It’s a 90-day exercise and I only got up to day 54. So today I resolved to do my 15-minute meditation and then to carry on with the exercises in the book. I am determined to finish this because I am not very good at finishing things. I’m a great starter. But I have to pass it off to other people, usually, any task, to get it completed. This is a bit of a monster mission for me, 90 days, but I am determined to see it through.
And lo and behold, day 54 was something I really needed to get my head around again. Which was, How would it be if you stopped pushing and let creative force that’s in the universe come through? And it actually said the word “rely” – How would it be if you relied on the creative force of the universe?
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m not very keen on relying on anybody except myself. How would it be if I made space to allow the creative force of the universe to come through?
So I’m determined to clear out my diary a little bit, clear out my to-do list a little bit, and just to leave some empty spaces to see what ideas the creative force, wherever it comes from, brings up in me. And then I’ll put those ideas into action, because that’s the big difference. Not just having the ideas, or allowing the creative force to come through, but actually taking action on those ideas.
And I found this morning that, as I thought about it, as I meditated, as I wrote in my journal, some new ideas did come to me. And the next thing I knew, I was getting up, getting ready, and coming out to this fabulous location to record a series of tips to put onto social media to help my ideal future prospect, customer or client.
So, it worked.
Why don’t you do that today? Why don’t you see what you can actually cross off your to-do list, what you can clear out of your diary, and make some space for the creative force to come through. Whatever that means for you.
So, what’s on the blog on the podcast this week? I’m afraid I’ve got a bit ahead of myself, so I’m not allowed to tell you exactly which episodes are out this week. So we need to catch up. So, I just wanted to let you know that every week, I produce some content that I hope will be of value to you. And then we put that content out in different formats on different platforms.
This is all part of my own “Be Everywhere Online” strategy. So if you go to NicolaCairncross.com/Blog you’ll find pretty much everything in whichever format we do it. That’s a good starting point.
An even better starting point is the app. If you go to NicolaCairncross.com/App you can download the app. And that aggregates all the content into one place for you. Nice and easy.
If you’re a visual person, you’ll want to go to YouTube or the Facebook page, and look for Nicola Cairncross.
If you’re an auditory type, then you’ll probably enjoy the podcast more. So if you go to iTunes or Stitcher or Radio Public, and look for Nicola Cairncross, Clicks & Leads. That’s Clicks & Leads with an ampersand in the middle. Then you’ll find us on all the auditory platforms. An even easier way to do it is go to NicolaCairncross.com/podcasts. We list all the podcasts on that page and you’ll find handy links to take you there.
So whether you like to read, listen, or watch, there’ll be something for everyone every week. And I’d love to hear from you about what you’d like me to cover in each of these Vzine episodes.
Just comment below, no matter where you are, and I’ll address it in future episodes. Now it’s getting really hot up here now, so we’re gonna go down to the beach. See ya later!
Creative Direction & Video Editing
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