Today's blog is the first of a new interview series I have created for you!
Having followed blogs for many years now myself it was through following other female entrepreneurs that I became inspired and empowered to go after my dreams. I absolutely love being inspired by other amazing female leaders who are forging a new way of living. These female entrepreneurs I have been interviewing are business women, coaches, conscious, heart centred and deeply passionate about the work that they are doing in the world.
I first came across Chloe's blog around 3 years ago and loved reading her posts around gratitude and how to incorporate a gratitude practice into your life. I'd heard a bit about having a gratitude practice but didn't really know what it entailed and how to really apply it in day to day life. I completed Chloe's 28 day Gratitude Project challenge 2 years ago and found it amazing! Since then I practice gratitude most days and find it so so helpful to keep my emotional balanced. Having a daily gratitude practice really does change your life for the better I have found :)
I know you are going to love today's very first Heart Centred Female Entrepreneur, Chloe Wigan from One Infinite Life.
Chloe Wigan wants to live in a world where everyone believes (and acts) like what they do makes a difference. As a Certified Life Coach and writer, with a background in psychology. Her mission (the quick version) is to support you in transcending what you thinks is possible, so you can get the most out of your one infinite life.
She has been practicing gratitude – with varying levels of devotion — for over a decade now, since she was thirteen years old. And now, she is super passionate about guiding people in experimenting with gratitude through The 28 Day Gratitude Project.
When she’s not coaching or writing, you can find her drinking chai, hiking in her local area or binge-watching her latest Netflix obsession with her boyfriend (currently: Vikings).
You can learn more about Chloe and get free access to The Infinite Collection at oneinfinitelife.com.
Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions for us, firstly I'd like to start by asking you...
What does emotional wellbeing mean to you?
For me emotional wellbeing means looking after myself deeply (on all levels) but in particularly mentally and the way I feel. Emotional wellbeing is something that has become super important to me in recent years and I think it's really important to consciously look after your mental health and manage your stress levels so you can not just cope or function with everyday life — but feel good overall. This is why looking after myself in this way is one of my biggest priorities in life.
How has a daily gratitude practice changed your life?
A daily gratitude practice has changed my life in SO many ways, so much so, that I couldn't even imagine what my life would be like right now without this practice. I've found that intentionally practicing gratitude has helped me to have a positive outlook on life, I'm more optimistic and also more resilient when things are going not-so-awesomely as well.
It's hard to describe in words how gratitude has enhanced my life and I think that you really need to experience it to fully understand how powerful it can be. For me it's like going from seeing the world only in black and white, to seeing all the colours returned to the world. Everything is amplified when you live from a place of gratitude.
I feel like practicing gratitude changes my life on a daily basis! As Alice Morse Earle said, "Every day may not be good...but there's something good in every day" and gratitude helps me to find the good in each and everyday. Being able to find and acknowledge something good in my day each day means that no matter what is going on in my life I get a deep sense of contentment from what I do have to appreciate.
What advice do you have for someone wanting to go after their dreams?
Three words: Take empowered action!
When our dreams are big they can feel so far out of reach that we don't do anything to move towards them. My biggest and best advice is keep taking action again and again (and again). If you keep showing up and keep taking those small baby steps you take will eventually make it happen.
What’s your favourite:
Book: The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.
Blog: Alexandra Franzen.
Breakfast: I love eggs and avocado. At the moment because it's quite chilly I've also been loving oats with berries. Or pretty much anything my boyfriend makes me (he's a chef). And chai — I'm obsessed!
Quote: “You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.” ― Tom Hiddleston
What do you love about life coaching?
So much! I love that it's given me an opportunity to use what I've been given in this life time to make a positive difference. It is a way I can use my own skills, experiences and personal development learning's to help others. I have wanted to help people get the most out of their lives since I was 12 years old, but I wasn't sure "how" I could do that. Being a life coach has allowed me to do work that I feel like I was meant to do, but I also know that coaching and the skills I learnt during my training will always play a role in whatever work I choose to do in my life.
And on the other hand, I love that how powerful life coaching is for my clients. I love helping my clients set goals, get clear on why they want want they want, overcome what's holding them back, dig deep and take action towards what they want and ultimately get the most out of their one infinite life. Being a coach and getting to do this work is one of the greatest joys in my life.
The biggest challenge you have overcome going after you dreams?
I think the biggest challenge I have overcome going after my dreams is actually is showing up, doing the work and taking action towards them. I used to have all these ideas on what I wanted to make happen in my life and how I wanted to make a difference, but I never really did anything about it. Instead of dreaming about what I wanted I decided to actually take small steps towards those things — and it has made such a huge difference.
The greatest lesson you have learned?
That you can do things that scare you — and survive. And that actually doing things that are outside your comfort zone are never as bad as you think they will be.
Describe your perfect day.
My perfect day is pretty simple and includes: good food, exercise (preferably outside), spending time with my boyfriend and doing something meaningful. Like having breakfast with my boyfriend at one of our favourite cafes (and drinking chai!), walking on the beach or hiking on one of the bush trails in my local area, yoga, working 1:1 with my clients or creating content for my community. Throw in some reading, watching a tv show with my boyfriend and cooking dinner for my family — and that is a pretty ultimate day in my world.
Thank you Chloe for sharing so many wonderful stories, tools and your beautiful wisdom! We have loved having you on this interview series!
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