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Critical Path

Critical Path

I find much inspiration in the work of Buckminster Fuller and feel that his wisdom will resonate for many who are connected to Groundswell. Whether this is an initial introduction to ‘Bucky’ or a reminder to those who are familiar, his response to an inquisitive ten year old is a refreshing read. As we heed entrepreneurial advice to do the work, to show the love, to just keep going, to be the change, to let go of certainty, to defy fear- these insightful words can be a grounding place to return to on the journey.

A Hypnotherapist Takes A Leap Of Faith Into Groundswell

A Hypnotherapist Takes A Leap Of Faith Into Groundswell

Meet Miri, who learnt about Groundswell’s Build program 4 days before it started! Luckily for this hypnotherapist, a seat was free. Read Miri’s first hand experience of taking that leap and finding herself equip with a clear vision for her practice, a plethora of business skills, and a team of mentors and peers supporting her and her purpose driven business just half way through the program.

Rebalance the Feminine for Gender Equality and Global Solutions

Rebalance the Feminine for Gender Equality and Global Solutions

In the world of entrepreneurship, we hear about having to hustle, compete, and focus on achieving that ever important goal.  But are these gendered expectations?  Within the continuum of gender, Cori recognizes nuances between "feminine" and "masculine" energies. She finds her path and power by embracing her feminine energy, rather than homogenizing differences for the sake of "equality".   

Budget Like a Rockstar

Budget Like a Rockstar

Real life rock star and Build cohort member Cass King finds the often intimidating job of budget building an exercise for empowerment instead.  Try her mentality on for size; it's a great fit for new solopreneurs and self employed folk: 

Budgets give us handrails for our decisions. They take away the stories (“I can’t”, “I’m hopeless with money”, “I’ve never done anything like this”, “I can’t afford this”, “I CAN afford this”) and replace them with a simple question: “OK, but how?”

Don’t worry about working too hard

Don’t worry about working too hard

"For us Groundswellians who are just at the eve of creation, it's definitely good to know things might get hard so we don't panic when the going does get rough. But it also might serve us a little better to focus on the joy and excitement we get from these crazy times. From looking at the infinite possibilities ahead of us. From juggling with a thousand things at once. From finding our flow, from making connections, from receiving messages from the universe."

The Gift of Social Capital

The Gift of Social Capital

How many types of capital do you have in your life or business?  Cohort member Trixie Ling counts over eight and shows how they contribute to the richness of her venture, above and beyond merely the financial capital that we are all familiar with in the entrepreneurial scene.

"In the past few months at Groundswell...we have been inspired by the fundamental paradigm shift of thinking and operating in a capitalist economy to a sharing or collaborative economy. One of the biggest shifts is how we view our “capital” and place value on the vast resources and gifts around us."