Life On Earth Podcast
Thursday Feb 28, 2019
You Are Your Authentic Brand
Thursday Feb 28, 2019
Thursday Feb 28, 2019
We all have our own brand.
It’s so far beyond just, for example, a logo. From Nathalie’s perspective, your brand is an expression and an extension of who you truly are, and that’s what this episode is about.
Hopefully, you have chosen your brand, and it has not chosen you; you are not riding along on a belief system that you have agreed to but is not yours.
In this episode Nathalie goes through ways that we can create from our own self, and while some of those methods may not always be comfortable, they will remove unnecessary energies that are around us. This allows us to get closer to our true self.
Once we do find the connection with who we are and discover what we want to share with the world, Nathalie encourages us to do just that.
We also hear about how relationships can change when we are finding out best self.
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Your Are Your Authentic Brand by Nathalie Croix
I could tell you to look at others in your field and see what they are doing... I've heard this many times before.
I just don't believe in that.
Not only I have never looked at what other yoga studios are doing, I always went as far as not wanting to know. Not wanting our studio staff to tell me during teachers meetings etc...
The reason behind this is because I feel I am here on this planet to share from my own unique experience.
I want to be me.
As Oscar Wilde says " Be yourself; everyone else is taken."
You are unique and we need you exactly as you are.
How would you feel if everything was red in the world?
Thank God, we have many colors ! Yay
That's your brand.
Your brand is you.
Everyday you express your brand. With the words you use, the clothes you wear, the colors you choose.
Your social media is an extension of you.
Journal on these questions and ask yourself while creating your brand / logo / website, etc...
Who Am I ?
What are my favorite colors?
Favorite yoga practice ?
On the mat?
Off the mat?
What is your legacy?
What do you want to say to the world?
Who are the top three people who most inspire me from any walks of life ?
Why do they inspire me ?
Inspiration is very different than wanting to find out what a competitive business is doing so you can duplicate.
.... which many people do just that.
It's just not my way.
I disagree with that way, because It will not feel authentic.
I am here to ask you to think outside the box.
Authenticity is the most important because it is at the heart of your Soul.
Inspiration can lead you to who you are.
I believe the reason why we get inspired by some is because, they, or " it " are representing a version of ourselves and by seeing this in someone else or something else it is simply a reminder of who you are.
Like going back to source, soul family.
Here are some journaling questions for you....
What lights up your day?
What words better represent you?
Remember your favorite day on Planet Earth , how did that feel to you?
Can you go back to that feeling?
Create from that sacred space.
Create more scared places, experiences in your life.
Every day gives you the opportunity to discover yourself.
Use all of the above and create from this place of authenticity -
You will find your brand !
Once you do, please do us all a favor and share it with the world.
You will inspire others to become a better version of themselves.
Remember the world needs you exactly as you are.
Stay open to new ideas, stay open to growth.
As time passes your brand may change, evolve or even transform into A NEW YOU.
I have seen this many times.
The only constant is change.
The people in your life who love you will allow you to become who you are at every moment in life, even if that means they have to set you free.
Not free in a way that you don't honor your commitments - no, not like that.
Above all I am loyal to my commitments.
See the more you allow someone to be who they are, the better they will show up for you. Not only they will show up as a better version of themselves but they will cherish you more.
If they truly love you they will welcome the new you and overtime they will begin to understand you more and perhaps even be inspired by you.
Maybe, just maybe, you will remind them of something so special and precious deep inside them that has been lost.
How beautiful life can be when we allow flow in our lives and the lives of those we love.
When that happens, don't be afraid to show up to the world as the new you.
Change your logo if that's what feels right.
Change it as many times as you need.
Keep your feet on the Earth, as you look up to the skies.
Daily Exercise :
Look at the mirror / look at yourself for ten seconds and say out loud " I Am Beautiful"
Let your light shine !
Saturday Apr 29, 2017
Saturday Apr 29, 2017
On this episode of Life On Earth, you’ll get to know all about Nathalie Croix. Nathalie tells us about her life journey, travels, background, career, and her love of animals.
You’ll hear about Nathalie’s vision for the Life On Earth podcast and what you can expect to hear. This includes interviews with amazing people, with hopes to inspire you to become a better person.
Nathalie's Website / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram
Shanti Yoga Shala's Website / Twitter / Facebook
Check out this article on Nathalie : http://girlcrushoftheday.blogspot.com/2010/02/nathalie-croix.html
Sheena Interviews Nathalie for Raw Talk with Sheena Podcast :
“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” - Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love
There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatsoever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others." - Martha Graham
About Our Shanti Yoga Teacher Training School :
Here is one testimonial from one of our teacher training graduates who is now teaching yoga all over the Globe :)
" My experience at Shanti Yoga Shala is very difficult to put into words because it literally changed my life.
First of all, the way the opportunity to come train at the Shala was the perfect way to start what would be a beautiful journey.
I was looking for teacher trainings in the New Orleans area and I happened to come across a Vinyasa Teacher Training. which was exactly what I was looking for. At the moment I was in Panama (where I am from) and I immediately called Nathalie to book a spot and the training happened to be full. Luckily for me we had an immediate connection (over the phone!!) and she promised that if someone cancelled she would call me right away and because the Universe works in wonderful ways that is exactly what happened next. The day she called to let me know someone had cancelled was probably the happiest day of 2014!!
After that things just got better.
In a short period of 5 months my life changed. I had turned around the way I practiced, I had learned more than in the past 3 years of college, I was able to begin teaching in the beautiful space, and I became part of an amazing family , the Shanti Yoga Love Warriors.
Nathalie and the whole Shanti Yoga Family are definitely a blessing and they were put in my way to help me grow and blossom.
The Shala became my second home while I was in New Orleans and I miss it every single day.
I recommend coming to practice here and I definitely recommend taking the Teacher Training if you wish to deepen your practice and/or teach.
As I said before, my experience at Shanti changed my life and I am infinitely grateful