Long time, no write

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‘Take a step back, evaluate what is important, and enjoy life’

– Terri Garr –

It’s been a while my lovelies. I’m so sorry. There have been a lot of shifts and changes that have been happening in my life over the last few months and I haven’t felt in the right space to share them.

Just to bring you up to speed, I’ll give you a quick list, so you know what has been going on in my world:

  • I’ve moved back to Manly
  • I’ve broken up with my boyfriend Darren
  • Despite breaking up, Darren and I have decided to start a business together (Katkin)
  • We’ve put in and received the first order of t-shirts and totes for Katkin
  • My beautiful sister has fallen pregnant
  • I have started to heal my eyes naturally using Ortho-K lenses
  • I’ve acquired some beautiful new clients through Thought Cloud
  • I’ve been invited to collaborate with Soul Sessions at a new event they are launching called Think, Feel and Grow Rich
  • I’ve started a Shamanic Journey course
  • I’ve learnt what two of my totem animals are
  • I’ve done two Full Moon Sound Healing sessions with the amazing Mr Matt Omo
  • I’ve saved $4,200 and am successfully following T Harv Eker’s financial pot principles that I mentioned in a previous blog post
  • I’ve started listening to the epicly awesome Mood Booster playlist on Spotify
  • And have completely and utterly fallen in love with Coldplay’s new song Magic from their upcoming album, Ghost Stories, which will be out on 19 May (very exciting!!)

 

And the bottom line as to why I haven’t written my blog for what seems like ever, is because Darren subscribes to this blog (although I’m not entirely sure whether he ever reads it, maybe I’ll find out once I have written this!), but because of everything that has been going on between us over the last 3 months, I haven’t wanted to write my blog. And the main reason is that when I write, I write the truth, and if I had written my blog, I would have worried about him reading how I was truly feeling and what was going on for me, so I thought it better to not write at all, rather than writing, but not sharing the whole truth (considering my blog is about inspiring people to live a life of truth, peace and love).

So, with that out of the way, I’m glad to be back. Every now and then I take time away from my blog and it actually feels good. But I do miss writing and I miss the consistency of sharing, so I’m going to do my very best to write more frequently.

I have also recently been getting some very positive and complimentary feedback from people about my blog and the content of what I share and how inspiring it is. So I feel as though it is very important for me to be continuing to write and share what’s happening in my life and what I’m learning as I go. Because even if I help or inspire one other person, it’s worth writing.

So, once again, so sorry for being away for so long. Thank you for your patience and thank you for still being there to read this.

I love you, I hope all is well in your world and I look forward to sharing more with you.

Feel free to share any updates in your beautiful world, thoughts and feelings in the comments box below.

Love, hugs and light,

Kat x x x

P.S.

I’m sure I will be sharing more on the list of things I’ve updated you on above as time goes by. There’s a lot to fill you in on . . . . 🙂

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Follow your dreams

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“When you live with an open heart, anything is possible”

– Unknown –

Last year on 8th June, I left the Corporate World forever, and exactly one week later I registered my business (Thought Cloud Collective) on 15th June. I started it with zero investment, and a cup brimming with positivity, ambition, ideas, excitement and certainty.

I was setting out on a journey into the unknown, the Captain Cook of entrepreneurial exploration. My voyage was going to take me into unchartered territories. My mission, to become one of the first Brits in history to come to Australia, start their own business and sponsor themselves for a 457 visa through that business.

There were a lot of hoops that I needed to jump through. The waters were, at times, very choppy. I encountered shark infested waters on several occasions. I had to make some stops at islands I had never been to before, and I needed to take diversions and turns when I least expected it. It was by no means plain sailing. However, it was the most wonderful, magical mystery tour into the unknown.

My immigration lawyer didn’t know anyone who had done anything like it before me, but he also knew it was entirely possible. Despite the odds being stacked quite significantly against me (I was very new to Australia, I didn’t know many people, didn’t have any family close to me for support, I had zero investment in my business and I was on a Working Holiday Visa that was due to expire in 6 months when I set up my business), I still managed to achieve the seemingly impossible, by following my dream to become an entrepreneur.

On 12.12.12. I was granted sponsorship status for Thought Cloud, sponsorship for myself through Thought Cloud and a 457 visa to be able to work and stay in Australia for 4 years. I was ecstatic and elated.

And now is another big milestone in my journey. I have just launched the brand new website for Thought Cloud and I wanted to share this piece of news with you all in the hope of inspiring you.

It took me a long time to build up the courage and make the decision to follow my intuition and niche in the area that I have decided to niche into.

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Thought Cloud creates conscious brands for conscious companies. We want to help people who have a product or service that will benefit people or the planet in an ethical, sustainable and conscious way.

We believe that your brand is at the heart of your business and we exist to help people create a brand that is true for them and one that will attract other people who think and feel the same way.

I have developed a unique and special methodology to help people create a Brand Blueprint for their business. It is a methodology that I have not only spent the last 12 months crafting and perfecting, but that also takes into account the 11 years experience I have had working with some of the biggest brands in the world, including 4 years at Virgin Mobile in the UK.

Everything that I know and understand to be true about brands I have learnt from Richard Branson, and mixing it with my own knowledge and understanding of the importance of creating conscious brands that will change the world for good, I have created a product and service that is truly unique.

I believe that positive change in the world won’t necessarily come from big businesses, big governments or the UN. Instead I believe it will come from the individual. I also believe that small businesses and social and conscious entrepreneurs have a huge role to play in raising the consciousness of people across the globe and helping to change the world for good. This is why I believe that every conscious small business should have a Brand Blueprint to act as a solid foundation upon which to build their business and to act as a guiding light to help them stay true to their mission and their values, be clear about what they do, how they do it and most importantly why they do it and have a hymn sheet from which they can sing from.

I’m so happy and proud at what I have achieved over the last 12 months and I am so grateful for all of the help, support, love, kindness and advice that I have received from so many amazing people across the globe. I am certain that I wouldn’t be where I am today, nor would Thought Cloud exist if it wasn’t for the loving kindness of so many other beautiful people.

I am living the dream. I am so very lucky to be able to do what I love and help people with branding their businesses. I love where I live and I love the people who I work with on a daily basis. I honestly and genuinely would fill my days doing what I do, if money was no object and if I won the lottery tomorrow I would still continue on to spread the Thought Cloud love.

It is my mission for there to be a Thought Cloud in every major city in the world, so we can help millions of conscious businesses create Brand Blueprints and be able to spread their message and connect with other like-minded people who think and feel the same way as they do. People who will want to work for them, partner with them, supply to them or buy from them.

I’m living breathing proof that anything is indeed possible if you put your heart and mind to it and believe. I’m proof that you should follow your dreams. And I’m proof that you really can live the life that you thought you might only be able to imagine.

Sending you lots of love, hugs and light,

Kat x x x

Inspiration for this post

Myself & Thought Cloud

Thought Cloud video – Be the change you want to see

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Anything Could Happen

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So, here it is, my long awaited blog. This is something that I have been putting off and procrastinating about for years, and the time has come, the time is now.

I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I know I will enjoy writing it.

I’m keen to keep these posts fairly short, sweet and to the point, so people are more inclined to read them. Plus I’m a big fan of Seth Godin’s blog, and his posts are generally a perfect length, so that is my benchmark.

I went to see Ellie Goulding last Friday in Sydney and was completely and utterly blown away by her set. She has been on my ‘to see’ list for quite some time, but nothing prepared me for just how amazing her voice sounds live. The venue was electric with an incredible energy from her & her band, and the response from the crowd. Truly fantastic.

A song from her set has stayed in my head ever since that night. Anything Could Happen.

What if anything literally could happen? What if, despite the fact that we think we’re not in control of our destinies, we actually are? What would you do differently? What would you change? What risks would you take? Where would you live? What career change would you make? What business would you start? What book would you write? Who would you call to tell them that you love them?

Over the last 20 months I have made some pretty seismic changes in my life, which have included leaving my country of birth (England) to go travelling at the age of 30, following my heart and finding myself on the opposite side of the world in Australia. Now I live in my own flat two minutes from the beach, in beautiful Manly, Sydney & run my own philanthropic marketing, branding, design & events business (Thought Cloud Collective) and love every minute of my beautiful life.

I am writing this blog to share the learning’s that I have gained and am continuing to gain on a daily basis. This is in the hope that I can inspire others to live the life of their dreams and trust that if they follow their heart and do the things they love, they will be rewarded.

In the words of Mary Poppins – ‘Until we meet again remember, anything could happen if you let it.’

Feel free to leave comments below or share with anyone who you think would like to read my blog.

Lots of love, hugs and light, Kat x x x

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Inspiration for this post – Video for Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding