Hey. Shabbat Shalom! So, question: What’s one thing that brings you joy? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Challah embodies the concept of taking something physical and elevating it to the spiritual. Not only are we giving physical nourishment to the people that are eating our challah, they are also being nourished spiritually with the ideas and blessing that we are thinking of and praying for while we are making our challah.” - Yiskah Fantl (The Shabbos Project) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Challah brings us joy, obvs ;) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t forget to get some R&R this Shabbat, save your strength to dance your face off during Purim next week, and Shabbat Shalom, you beautiful creature! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image repost @karma_bread !
I’m not saying you don’t need a clear idea of who your ideal customer is in your business. In fact, knowing that can make running your business soooo much easier and more profitable.
But I am saying that obsessing over the perfect niche rather than taking action to get yourself out there will keep you stuck.
Be who you are. Emit a clear signal. Stay in action. Your people will gravitate.
Wondering if you need a niche or not? This week’s post with a free quiz is at the link in my profile (http://bit.ly/2o2Zp3E.)
Do you get stuck when it comes to your ideal customer? Tell me in the comments and ask any questions you have!
20 hours ago
@liciamorelli was standing in my living room and suddenly gave me the BEST spontaneous B-School testimonial EVER about how if she’d known how much more $ she’d be making from implementing what she learned she’d have paid in full rather than doing the payment plan.
Luckily I had my phone to capture it!
Thinking about B-School? Learn more at the link in my profile (katenorthrup.com/bschool.)
Got questions? Let me have ‘em in the comments!
2 days ago
Thank you @dita426 for clicking this beautiful moonlicious picture. It’s always a pleasure to watch how all you wonderful people are #journaling using #indianjournals
4 days ago
CRYSTALS & UNICORNS. Two of my favourite things to talk about, and when combined they create pure magic. That’s why I was so thrilled to have worked with @katie_jane.wright to create the #MysticUnicorn crystal box - go to @crystalmuse_ to purchase it.
You can also read about the 4 crystals included in the box, in my two-page feature on @soulandspiritmag’s March issue. Each of these crystals hold a unique quality to help you attune to, and connect with your Unicorn Guide. Have you met your unicorn guide yet?
2 days ago
#TBT The summer I met @marieforleo and her amazing man, @joshpais (it’s their anniversary today!)
Meeting these two and getting an insider’s look at their world view and how they do life and business was a game-changer for me.
I became aware of several ways I was holding myself back in business and in my relationships (including people pleasing and being afraid to tell the truth.)
Today and Saturday Marie is teaching a free online class called 5 Mistakes Even Smart Entrepreneurs Make...and How to Avoid Them.
In my experience of knowing these two almost a decade I can say that when I follow their advice, my business and life get better in tangible ways (like more revenue, more ease, and a deeper connection with people.)
Want to join in the free class with Marie? Go to the link in my bio or bit.ly/mariewebinar.
Tag someone who you think would get a lot out of the wisdom in this free class too!
World: Meet the magical, powerful, creative, Ms. Ilyse Magy! Proud momma, badass feminist, and wild woman, we’re endlessly inspired by her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ilyse loves finding new ways to explore and share the authentic menstrual experience, even incorporating it into her artwork. Also: she sewed a very large vagina costume, and it’s currently hanging on her wall at her house. If you’re lucky, maybe you can wear it if you go over! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So not only to we love the way she intersects her creativity and body connection, but she’s fun and funky and will no doubt make you smile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She’s a lover of alternative culture, sustainable cities, and bike riding. She’s a great older sister, mom, partner, and friend. She helps nonprofits get started and stay thriving through her work at Tidal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ilyse was *also* one of the writers of our book Wrestling with Menstruation, contributing content on social justice and passion for women’s health. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yet another modern-day #ATWBiblicalBabe we totally love with all our heart.
3 days ago
I didn’t have a specific niche or ideal customer for my first 7 years of business.
And yet we still managed to build a thriving, high 6 figure business that served thousands of customers while doing something we love.
We get asked a lot if you have to have a niche and specific ideal customer for your business. And my answer is...maybe.
I wrote a post for part 2 of my Business Love series on the blog about if you need a niche or not and there’s a free downloadable quiz that goes with it to find out!
Go to the link in my profile to get it.
Now you tell me: do you have a niche? What is it? If not, why not?