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Tap Into the Abundance of Your Inner Creative

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To create unlimited abundance, we need to tap into the source that resides within us. I help creative female entrepreneurs tap into their creativity and access their inner reserve of abundance. The connection with their inner goddess is a source of wisdom. They learn to slow down, listen to their intuition and take internally inspired action. Slowing down allows us to tune into the sensitive side of ourselves, to soak in the wonders and beauty of nature and to be inspired by new ideas and ways of doing business.

There are many tools used to get in touch with our intuitive goddess of creativity. One of my favorites is to book a daily Creative Mini-Retreat for myself. Every morning before I switch on my computer to catch up with emails or attend to my appointments, I go out for half an hour for what I call my creative self-reflection. It is a Creative Mini-Retreat I do for me.

I pack inspirational items into a bag to take with me. I would encourage you to find a bag that inspires you, that taps into the excitement you have about taking time for you. I like this particular one that I got from the Women of Worth conference I attended several years ago. They gave out goodies and materials from holistic professionals in this very nice bag from lululemon which has a collection of inspirational quotes on it.

Inside my bag I have a notebook, coloured pens and a good pen. The notebook has sections for various creative projects I am working on currently. Stay tuned for the exciting new packages and products coming your way soon!

In each section of my notebook, I have created a mind map. I was introduced to the concept of mind mapping years ago, while living in England with my family, through Tony Buzan's book, Mind Maps. It is an engaging way to connect with your right brain and brainstorm ideas for working projects. I like to use coloured pens to make my mind maps beautiful.

Location is another factor to consider when designing your retreat. I choose a local library. We have a beautiful corner in our local library that is designed for readers. There are comfy couches with patterned materials, beautiful flower décor and a wall displaying current fashion magazines. This place is quiet and inspirational for me. The beauty of this environment feeds my soul. You can choose the place you like for your creative time. My coach Laura West chooses a bakery as a part of what she calls her Creative Bagel Time.

I learned about the concept of the Creative Mini-Retreat from Laura. When I implemented it, I experienced personally what it can for to an entrepreneur who works from her home office. The creative juices start to flow in a new setting. By getting out of my usual environment, I gain a sense of connection with the greater world. And I benefit from sharing the energy of others.

I would encourage you to create your own Creative Mini-Retreat and watch it work wonders in your life. Remember these tips:

  • Choose a location that appeals to you. A café, library or a park with weather being so nice right now.
  • Pack your bag with items that inspire you. Maybe include motivational quotes or stories.
  • Make it colorful and fun. Take crayons or markers with you to make your ideas beautiful.
  • Take a notebook or journal.

One last tip, I start my Creative Mini-Retreat by doing something relaxing. I might pick up a beautiful magazine and looking at the pictures for inspiration. Today I looked at an Indian magazine with beautiful jewelry. I lingered over the photos and stories of goddesses.

Next week find out what I discovered in that magazine that inspired me!


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Zahra Efan – Professional Coach and Abundance Expert

Zahra passionately supports heart-centered, spiritually oriented, creative female entrepreneurs market their businesses with authenticity and integrity. She works with those who desire to share their own powerful messages with the world including coaches, artists, healers, writers, filmmakers and designers among others. Zahra combines her marketing experience with her intuition and teaches women how to get in touch with their inner feminine wisdom and source of personal abundance to create the outer result of an effortlessly abundant life. Zahra is a published author who has written extensively on the principles of abundance including her e-book The Power of Gratitude. She has appeared on TV and given many keynote speeches. She enjoys working with clients one-on-one, in groups and through tele-classes available worldwide.

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