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rewild your inbox Oct 31, 2022
Chocolate doughnut in hand



The captivating TED Talk given by Kate Raworth back in 2018: A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow.

"What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of the hole -- where people are falling short on life's essentials -- and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet's ecological limits."

It's interesting watching this again after the pandemic's effect on the growth of global economies... will the world take the opportunity to shift it's paradigm?

Looking at this through the lens of our businesses, it's an important reminder to temper our mission to grow with an appreciation of what that means for our lives every step of the way.

I seldom make decisions for my business solely on revenue. For me, it's always been about doing what I love... inside and outside of my work.

When it comes to building your business, size really isn't everything...



Stop Checking Your Likes: Shake Off the Need for Approval and Live an Incredible Life by Susie Moore.

"In the age of social media, too many people obsess over Facebook likes, Twitter retweets, and other digital tokens of popularity. That habit is a symptom of a deeper problem: the need for constant approval. 

Too often we live our lives for an audience and miss out on the kind of life we really desire. In Stop Checking Your Likes, author and life coach Susie Moore shows listeners how to escape the "approval trap" and accept themselves as they are right now."

Those of you who've been in my world for a while now, know my thoughts on letting go of the need for constant approval / permission.

Add this one to your read list - it's a goodie.



The Fearless Writer Podcast with Beth Kempton

As you may, or may not know, Beth is my own writing mentor and as an accompaniment to her new book 'The Way of the Fearless Writer' she's launched this incredible podcast.

This isn't entirely a 'sit back and listen' show, as well as offering her wisdom around building a writing practice, Beth also provides sparks of inspiration and allows silent space inside the podcast for 'writing what asks to be written'.

As with everything Beth does, this podcast is a generous gift for writers.