Welcome to The Intuitive Workweek! It’s so great to have you here. More than anything, I hope this program can really support you in building a joyful, impactful, and productive routine in your business.
Before we jump in, you may be wondering why I decided to create this product; why am I so passionate about working intuitively?
Here’s the thing: burnout, overwhelm, feeling overstretched and underutilised, and falling out of love with the dream job that I’ve built for myself from scratch - I’ve been there. I’ve been so burnt out by my business that I’ve spent nights upon nights quietly crying and having no idea how I’m going to wake up and do it all over again the next day. I’ve felt the intense guilt that comes from not being fulfilled by entrepreneurship when isn’t this the thing that people all over the world would love to do?
Like I said, I’ve been there. I’ve looked at my schedule, my daily routine, my inbox, and my workload and felt so stuck and overwhelmed and like I had dug myself into a hole that I will never be able to climb out of.
Maya Angelou once said, “The need for change bulldozed a road down the centre of my mind” and that’s exactly how I felt back then in my business when burnout, stress, and overwhelm was my daily reality. I couldn’t go on anymore - shame, guilt, resentment, and stress were my go to emotions and I just had to believe that there was a better and different way.
And you know what? There was.
I changed, evolved, and pivoted my routine to work better for me. I retrained my brain to no longer believe that I had to work work work constantly to be a good enough business owner, and instead gave myself the space I needed to truly discover and develop my ability to work from my intuition instead. I can happily say that for the past year I have felt fulfilled, productive, and peaceful in my routine in my business. I’ve had enough space to thrive in my work while still honouring my need to rest, recharge, and live my life wholeheartedly too, and I couldn’t have done it without embracing my intuitions guidance along the way.
The main reason why I decided to create The Intuitive Workweek is because I discovered I wasn’t alone in this struggle; I see my clients battle with it too. Whether it’s a similar burnout experience like I had, or a niggling feeling each day of discontent in their business and asking themselves “is this really the best it can get?”, I see how much this is a battle we can all face as creative business owners. I’ve walked my clients through this, step-by-step, and held space for them so they can discover how they can truly work best in their business and find joy, fulfillment, and focus along the way. My hope is that I can do the same for you through this product too.
So what does it mean to work intuitively?
Ultimately, working intuitively is all about working smarter, not harder. It’s a way of making things happen where you instinctively know what needs to be done in your business and where and how best to spend your energy. It’s about losing way less time to doubting what it is you should be doing, and instead just being in constant flow when it comes to getting stuff done. I break it down into 8 points:
Trusting your instincts
Working intuitively means you wholeheartedly trust your instincts in your business - and this makes it so much easier to make decisions along the way. It gives you the focus and clarity you need to consistently move forward instead of feeling stuck and lost in your work.
Working to your strengths
Working intuitively gives you space to truly thrive in your business. By honouring your strengths and how you work best, you’re able to really make things happen as you go.
Being connected to your business and it’s needs and priorities
By working intuitively, you feel connected to your business every step of the way. Instead of losing time to second guessing whether or not you’re making the right decisions, you feel focused and content knowing what your businesses core needs and priorities are right now.
Feeling good in your routine and process
Intuitive working also means you can feel content in your routine as a business owner - no more worrying whether or not you’re working hard enough, or feeling distracted by the noise happening around you in your industry. Instead, you can find joy and fulfillment in your work along the way.
Working alongside your natural ebb and flow
So many of us try and fight against our natural ebb and flow in our business, yet when we work intuitively we give ourselves permission to honour it instead. Although this may sound counterproductive when it comes to being productive in our work, I’ve found it actually leads to even more productivity and high quality work along the way.
Finding joy and focus in your day-to-day
Probably my personal favourite when it comes to intuitive working - the joy and focus you can find every day just from listening to your instincts and intuition instead of letting outside sources or standards guide you in your work.
Bringing to life your higher level work
Through working intuitively and embracing an Essentialist mindset too, you can truly start to bring your best, most impactful, and meaningful work to life. By listening to your intuition, you can cut out all the things that don’t truly matter and instead stay focused on your most important work along the way.
Being in control of your workflow
There’s nothing worse as a creative business owner when your workload feels out of your control - feeling scattered, overwhelmed, and lost is always frustrating in your business. Working intuitively enables you to feel in control of your workflow and focused in your business, while also giving you the confidence to be at peace with the parts of your business that are out of your control too.
And why should you want to work intuitively?
It’s not my place to tell you why you should want to work or live a certain way. I believe all of us are awesome and whole exactly as we are. But, if you’re struggling with burnout, or feeling unfocused in your business, or dissatisfied in your routine, or like you’re overstretched but underutilised, or that you really didn’t expect your dream job to still have such a heavy and draining daily grind, hopefully this program will be able to offer you an alternative way.
I don’t have all the answers - my biggest advice to you right now before we get started would be to not take everything I share with you here as gospel. Don’t be afraid to take what can serve you best, tweak it to work for you and, most of all, listen to your intuition.
What you’ll find throughout this program is everything I’ve learned so far about building a joyful, impactful, and productive daily grind as a business owner - lessons learned from both my own journey and the work I do with my clients too. I hope it can be of service to you.
More than anything, I’m rooting for you. I hope sometime very soon you’ll be able to feel truly content, focused, and fulfilled in your routine in your business.
Keep on doing the awesome work you’re doing in the world,