Soulpreneur is a relatively new buzzword in the corporate world. So, what is a Soulpreneur? In a nutshell, it’s all about creating a business life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.
Meet Melanie O’Brien, a woman with over 20 plus years experience in business and marketing, who has not only embraced and adopted the Soulpreneur approach but has been a champion pioneer in spreading her model around the world.
BEING A SOULPRENEUR MEANS THAT YOU ARE OPEN TO THE MAGIC THAT EXISTS IN THE WORLD. ”
Let’s see what Melanie has to say about what it means to be a Soulpreneur!
HOW DID YOU COME TO BECOME A SOULPRENEUR AND WHAT MAKES IT SUCH A GREAT CHOICE FOR YOU?
In 2014 I discovered Belinda Davidson and her school of the Modern Mystic. I enrolled in her Chakra Meditation program which supported me through the unfolding of events through a marriage separation and redundancy and supported me on this new life path -The path of the Soulpreneur.
I only came across the actual term ‘Soulpreneur’ when I was swirling around in the ‘spiritual soup’ – allowing myself (and my heart) time to heal and to stop and smell the roses so to speak.It was a reprogramming of sorts that allowed me to drop all of the heavy responsibility I had carried trying to make other people happy and over the next four years I really invested my time and energy into my relationship with my daughter, courses, workshops, friendships and working situations that allowed me to experience my main core desired feelings.
I came across Yvette Luciano’s ‘Soulpreneurs’ Program and joined her online program. It provided me with a roadmap for my soul to figure out my soul purpose and turn that into a passion business.
I have now re-established a committed loving and connected relationship with my husband, my daughter has both of her parents together and happy and I have established a brand and a business that is the perfect mix of marketing and magic and helps other people on their own soul purpose journey.
I created BigOMoments as a means of connecting and inspiring people on their path towards joy, success, connection, timing and clarity. I am a soulful marketing coach and guide and I have created an online marketing coaching program called Light it Up – Designed to help passion businesses Shine With Soul and Illuminate Their Brand with Soulful Marketing.
HOW CAN BE BEING A SOULPRENEUR ENHANCE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR BUSINESS?
Being a Soulpreneur means that you are open to the magic that exists in the world. It’s backed up by the principals of the law of attraction… the magnetic power of the universe that draws similar energies together. Soulpreneurs believe that they can light up the world with what they have to offer. They might not have all of the tools in place to manifest the dream into reality yet, but they possess a deep desire in their core and they recognise a need to look within and commit to their own self development as human beings. I believe making a commitment to your own soul, to nurture and support yourself towards your dreams, is the key to enhancing everyone’s life and business, whether you recognize and refer to yourself as a Soulpreneur or not.
WHAT CAN SOMEONE DO TO BECOME A SOULPRENEUR?
There are two components to the word Soul – Preneur. The first is in the exploration of the connection to the soul. This could be through an interest in Meditation, Yoga, Oracle cards, Fortune Tellers, Astrologers, Reiki healers or even a love of cooking and a sense that this is what you are put on the earth to do. The feeling of being so in tune with what your heart wants, you can’t imagine doing anything else! And then we have Preneur – obviously this is a play on the Entrepreneur vibe. But whilst the traditional meaning of the word entrepreneur, “a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit,” the Soulpreneur creates a business, based on a passion and is filled with ideas and dreams that are linked to the heart and soul. The challenge is to then take this personal passion and balance it out with the financial realities of running a business and selling your passion for a profit.
YOU MAKE BEING A SOULPRENEUR SOUND SO APPEALING – IF YOU NEEDED TO ADD A REALITY CHECK FOR POTENTIAL SOULPRENEURS WHAT WOULD IT BE?
When you follow the path of the soul, you follow the “feel good”. This can lead you to a whole new world of magic and bliss but it can also lead you away from some of the realities of life, the things that don’t feel as good, but are necessary for your security and well-being, that you would have been aware of if you kept your feet firmly planted on the ground during this period of transformation and creativity.
Big hearts have a real problem asking financial reward for their work. My word of warning is this. Do not start a dream business if you don’t have a cent to your name. Do not quit your day job to focus all of your efforts into manifesting the dream profitable business unless you have the funds to support yourself and a marketing budget.
You can create the dream on the side and get the business and marketing plan in place. Save up the funds to promote your business because if you can’t advertise and promote yourself you will not make any money and that’s a cold hard fact. Don’t put pressure on yourself trying to learn everything for free online when you have support coaches and programs in place.
Invest in a coach or a program who has been where you are now. My 8 week online marketing coaching program has been created for start ups or businesses who want clear guidance from an industry expert who shows you step by step how to set up all aspects of your brand, website, email marketing, advertising and social media in order to be found by the people who are looking for your product or service where they are looking. Avoid costly mistakes and get clarity for your success. This will literally save you years of floundering around on your own.