Emily Thompson 0:02
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Kathleen Shannon 1:08
Alright, Caitlin, what do you have for us today?
Caitlin Brehm 1:12
Okay, so this week, we talked to Jessica Lauren. And one of the things that she kept bringing up and you talked about a little bit in her episode, is how her faith and spirituality really shape how she approaches her work and business. And I feel like that's very much the same as with you, too. When you talk about all things that are Whoo, we also got a question in the being boss clubhouse, when we were just talking about things that we want to learn more about. And one of our said that she wants to learn more about magic, specifically magic in business, or more generally, using and practicing those things that aren't the status quo. So she loves the chalkboard method and listening to episodes about inner voice and holding space for intentions, Moon planning, Tarot, all those good things. So what else do you really practice and cultivate for those moments that bring revolutionary and transformational ideas and change to your business? Maybe more just general spirituality?
Emily Thompson 2:11
Love it, I think. I think it's less about like picking up more tools and practices. On top of the basis of just being super mindful, I think, think real magic, like the kind that happens in you know, crazy synchronicities that has you in the right place at the right time, or whatever it may be, comes from being mindful of all the times prior that the same thing was happening. I think a lot of people miss those little synchronicities because they're not even paying attention. So I think it all begins with mindfulness. And in terms of your business, I like to watch my business grow as I grow personally. So I can definitely see how whenever I'm going through trying times, personally, my business may be doing the same. Whenever I'm super solid, and like I'm doing everything in the way that I'm mostly doing my business is super solid and steady and doing things the same way. So for me, it comes from being really mindful of how my business is growing just in line with how I'm growing personally. And sometimes it is using tools like Tarot or my chalkboard or whatever to like, identify those the parallels between the two. But I think it all just starts with mindfulness. You start there, you start there. And if you want to pick up some tarot cards, some crystals or whatever. And for me, that's not even like some out there magic that's just being a good human. But I also think being a good human is a little bit magic.
Emily Thompson 3:46
So I have kind of a more specific thought around this. So I read this book by Florence Scovel Shinn who is a metaphysician from the 1920s. And she has a book called Your word is your wand. And so really, by simply declaring what you want, you make it so. And that is something that has been really magical in my business since day one. So one of the earliest examples I can think of, for this happening is telling someone that I wanted to make a cookbook, I wanted to design a cookbook, I didn't want to write one, I didn't want to do all the recipe testing. I just wanted to design one. And then the very next day, she saw Melissa jewel, one post that she was wanting to write a cookbook and needed to designer. And so the fact that I had said it out loud in a very practical way, made my intention clear. And then this woman happened to see both of us say these things that were very complimentary as far as what we wanted to do and what we, you know, wanted to create and connected us and so I ended up designing the cookbook well fed, which is a paleo cookbook. And then from there, I got in with the whole 30 tribe and It just unfolded so many connections and opportunities along the way. And it was simply by saying it by saying, this is a thing that I want to do. And the podcast has been a great platform, right for saying what we want to do. I mean, we've talked about writing a book,
Emily Thompson 5:14
there has been weird shit that I have said in passing on this podcast that's come to fruition. Like, really, I've learned to really watch what I say, on this podcast, especially without going into so many years, because it's happened.
Emily Thompson 5:33
So even just, let's see, last week, I told the team, I was like, You know what, I'm open to accepting gifts. Like, I'm cool with getting things. And this comes from seeing a lot of my friends on Instagram, rocking really amazing hats, and getting really cool shoes in the mail for free. And I thought, you know what, I'm okay. I'm okay with being compensated with some nice looking things. And so even just earlier that day, I was thinking, Oh, I need like a wide brimmed hat. And so I, I said both of these things out loud. And one day, whenever I told our team, I was like, You know what, I'm open to getting things. And Sharon, our assistant goes, Well, do you want to hatch because someone wants to make you guys had to go to New Orleans and, and so it was like those two things happen, and literally in one day, and now I'm getting an amazing hat from an amazing designer, we'll be sure to share more of that on Instagram once it actually happens. But um, so for me, it's like really just declaring what I want and there's nothing spooky or woowoo or magical about it, it's literally just saying it out loud, which comes down to showing up. Like that's 90% of the magic is showing up for it to happen.
Emily Thompson 6:49
And showing up with your mouth open
Kathleen Shannon 6:50
with your mouth open saying what you want to say what you want,
Emily Thompson 6:54
right? Just say what you want it but like also be really mindful of that too. Because you don't want to go saying shit. Yeah, so like there's the basics basically, of like pulling magic into your business is be really mindful, watch what's happening around you and watch how your actions assist those things in unfolding and you will begin to pick up what actions you need to take in order to make the things that you desire unfold but also beyond your own control just say what you want and see what happens because especially in the online space with your thoughts and feelings being able to go so far and wide so quickly. You never know you can get hooked up with
Kathleen Shannon 7:33
okay I'm all of a sudden feeling all freaked out like I sound superficial or shallow saying I want free stuff.
Emily Thompson 7:41
Should this the internet I don't have time
Emily Thompson 7:45
is kind of like the old days of blogging like I never capitalize and all that giveaway free stuff. In the days of blogging now I'm I'm ready to opening myself up to that abundance Actually, that's something else I want to talk about too, whenever it comes to magic in business is sometimes I think about just tapping into the flow. And really getting into the idea of giving and receiving, which is a very magical tenant. And so you know, we talked about giving it all away for free and being generous with your gifts and knowledge but then also being open to receiving and I think there was a long time whenever I was saying, oh no thanks to that thing or no thank you to the help. And I feel like that was cutting off some of my magic and cutting off some of my flow. So in a very you know spiritual way. I think that by accepting what's coming your way and accepting it graciously really taps you into that flow to even receive more abundance.
Emily Thompson 8:39
Amen. I hope we just got over your wanting free shit issue.
Kathleen Shannon 8:44
Just like that. Thanks, you guys. It's like therapy.
Emily Thompson 8:50
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