Rach Wheatley is business consultant and coach, speaker and blogger. She’s a proud mum and wife who juggles day care drop offs, collecting pretty things and getting sweaty via a range of fun/crazy fitness adventures. She thrives on hearing women’s stories and helping them create a new story for their future that it meaningful, peaceful and happy.
Project: Breathe is home to her blog, consultation, workshops and shop, all of which are designed lovingly to help women go from ‘pie in the sky’ dream stage to ‘wow this business is actually happening’ stage. Rach’s unique style blends emotional support with practical tools leaving clients feeling empowered to move into a new phase of their lives.
This podcast with Rach is a great listen with lots of amazing advice about finding your why and intention setting.. Let’s dive in, shall we?
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In this episode you’ll hear:
- Rach’s journey from working in management to working for herself, and how motherhood influenced her decision to become an entrepreneur.
- How working with the wrong business coach helped Rach plan the right course for her business and following her passion.
- What being heart-centered is and why it is important to being in business for yourself and being a mother.
- Why having vision and purpose is powerful.
- Why uncovering your “why” is hard (but important) work and why it is worth it.
- Rach’s intention setting method, how it differs from goal setting and the impact it has on Rach’s business and personal life.
- Why we need to practice the art of self compassion.
- How having a mantra can slay the feeling of guilt.
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- After becoming a mum (and taking 12 months off to be home with my son), I tried looking for a job the conventional way and found that no one wanted me. That was really really hard. - Rach
- I said to myself, “When I was pregnant, I knew I didn’t want to go back to my old career, so why was I even trying?” - Rach
- I stopped, and had a really good think about what I really wanted and what my purpose actually was. - Rach
- I realized, I could be a mum and have the type of business that was meaningful to me without compromising either. -Rach
- When you know what is important to you, you can build your business to support that kind of life.- Dana
- Women are getting this message that they have to do things this normal traditional way, or else this (business) isn’t going to work. And it just increases that mother’s guilt that we’re already feeling….. I really wanted to be that person that says to them, we can work through this. You can work it out and you can have both. - Rach
- There is plenty of judgement out there- we don’t need to be putting it on ourselves and each other. - Rach
- We just have to figure out what is your vision and what is your purpose and how can we put that into your everyday. -Rach
- We can make business decisions with our intentions in mind. - Rach
- The biggest tip I can give for intention setting is to have self compassion, you have to as compassionate to yourself as you are to your kids or anyone else.
- The intention setting has taken the guilt out of being a mother and an entrepreneur (I used to feel guilty for spending time on one or the other). There is no place for guilt because I’m focusing my feelings, thoughts, and energy on other more positive emotions. -Rach
- I’m going to give myself permission to change my mind, if that’s the best decision for my business and family. - Dana
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Rach has current availability for four Boss Mom's to have a Purpose Strategy Session with her for AU$99.00. In this session you’ll clarify purpose, set goals and create focus. Must book prior to October 23. Details at http://www.projectbreathe.co/purpose-strategy-session/
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What intention will you set for today? Answer in the comments below, or connect with Dana on Instagram to continue the discussion there.