Sacred Marketing

Sacred Marketing

Marketing is something many spiritual entrepreneurs dislike.  I'm guessing you would much rather spend your time serving clients than trying to find them?  Indeed, you'd probably love a fairy godmother to come along and do all that icky marketing for you. However,...

Life is Magical When We Simply Live it

Life is Magical When We Simply Live it

My favourite hour of the day is early morning, before the rest of the house awakens, sitting beside our French doors looking out into the garden as the sun rises, with a pot of tea. There’s something sacred about tea brewed in a pot and drunk from a beautiful cup. I...

How to experience freedom and ease with money

How to experience freedom and ease with money

Money is the fourth pillar of my Sacred Selling System and it’s a crucial piece. For many years I felt unqualified to talk about money. I am not financially free, nor do I have turnover figures that will make you go wow.  Our investments – my strategy for financial...

We were made for these times

We were made for these times

What if these aren’t challenging times – that’s merely our perception? What if people aren’t really panicking – that that too is just our perception? What if there is no fear – just the illusion of it? If we are told something over and over we learn to believe it....

Beauty in Death

Beauty in Death

It’s such a beautiful day– the sun is shining and this morning there was a crisp frost on the ground, yet it didn’t feel cold in the way it does in winter.  Beautiful spring – my favourite time of year.  I feel very blessed that I live in the countryside and have...

What will make your marketing flow

What will make your marketing flow

Many years ago I gave away a free report called “How to attract new clients in 7 easy steps”.  The first three steps were: Step one:  Get clear on who you are targeting Step two:  Understand what they really want Step three:  Give them what they want All the marketing...

Break Free from Sacred Myths Part Two

Break Free from Sacred Myths Part Two

As we grow up we take on board the beliefs of those around us.  Many things we believe to be true are lies and illusions.   They play out in business in the form of repeating patterns and stop us from experiencing the success and fulfilment we crave. There are five...

A Personal Musing

A Personal Musing

Where to start? Already I can feel myself going into struggle – at trying to find the “right” way to language how I feel. To write and share the swirl of emotions going around and around: sadness, grief, anger, frustration, peace, love and many more I can’t name. And...

Break Free from Sacred Myths and Soar to Freedom

Break Free from Sacred Myths and Soar to Freedom

As we grow up we take on board the beliefs of those around us.  Many things we believe to be true are actually lies and illusions.   They then play out in business in a massive way and stop us from experiencing the success and fulfilment we crave. There are five main...

Sacred Foundations:  How to withstand business threats

Sacred Foundations: How to withstand business threats

When it comes to Sacred Foundations I always think of a majestic oak tree.  For me it symbolises strength, wisdom and beauty.  I love that the roots of an oak tree can spread up to 3 to 7 times the diameter of the tree’s crown. If you google the spiritual significance...

The Importance of Testing

The Importance of Testing

When it comes to creativity I really don’t recommend writing a blog post at 9pm at night (unless of course you’re a night owl and super productive at this time.) However I do recommend you offer people what they want – and this was the topic of one of my posts last...

Choosing Faith over Fear

Choosing Faith over Fear

I am on day 15 of a 30 day blogging.  The mid-way point.  And today I didn’t know what to write about.  It’s a Sunday – a day I don’t normally work which means whilst I have lots of business topics I could talk about – I want to leave those for another day. And of...

Dance to the rhythm of your own drum

Dance to the rhythm of your own drum

Before signing up to any training programme we often ask ourselves “will it work?” Know that feeling? For me it’s a very familiar one. In the past every decision I made was through that lens – will this thing I want to do bring me closer to where I want to go? These...

The Answer to all “How do I?” Questions

The Answer to all “How do I?” Questions

A few weeks ago I spent some time with a dear friend of mine who I hadn’t seen for several years.  We talked about so much and inevitably talked about business. There was one particular thing she said that really resonated and I saw how it applied to everything in...

5 Keys to sharing your message leading to dream clients

5 Keys to sharing your message leading to dream clients

When it comes to selling - Sacred Selling or otherwise, we can never really know whether something is going to be a hit until we start to promote it.  We can do all the market research we want and ask lots of people for their opinion but unless they’re in the market...

Sacred Selling – The Story So Far

Sacred Selling – The Story So Far

On March 1st I started blogging about Sacred Selling.  To settle on this as my business brand has taken many years.  There's been a lot of soul searching and letting go, oodles of trust as well as opening up to magic and divine flow. I am laying the foundations of...

The Importance of Aligned Action

The Importance of Aligned Action

Yesterday I introduced the Sacred Selling System and am looking for people who are interested in road-testing it.  Whilst it's a new programme it is underpinned by the exact same system I was teaching when I started out in business 15 years ago.  Back when online...

Introducing the Sacred Selling System

Introducing the Sacred Selling System

Sometimes you just know it’s time:  time to stop faffing around and do the very thing that’s been percolating for months (maybe even years).  It’s time to stop talking about it, thinking about it, meditating on it, journaling about it, asking others what they think...

How to use the “Gap Method” to sell with integrity

How to use the “Gap Method” to sell with integrity

When it comes to selling transformation, marketing experts teach us to sell using the “Gap Method”.  They teach us to present our coaching as the “missing piece” – the vehicle that will take our clients from A – B. As a method it works. However, many spiritual...

The End of an Era – a personal tale

The End of an Era – a personal tale

At the end of last year my daughter competed in her last dance competition.  It was so sad – the end of such an important part of her life for so many years - ferrying her to dance classes three times a week, going to all the competitions and watching her and her team...

How to gain clarity when you’re feeling lost

How to gain clarity when you’re feeling lost

Something that comes up a lot in my coaching calls and Sacred Sales Audits is a desire for clarity. When we have clarity it’s much easier to focus and act because we know where we’re headed. I love that my clients walk away with more clarity and step forward with...

How to Eliminate Procrastination and Self-Sabotage

When it comes to getting more sales there are only two things you need to focus on: Generating leads and converting those leads into paying clients. The simpler and easier you make this whole process the more successful your business will be.  The conversion process...

Sacred Rules

Sacred Rules

Do you learn and follow rules?  Or do you prefer to throw away the rule book and do your own thing? As part of this blogging challenge - led by the wonderful Sarah & Kevin Arrow - we receive daily emails talking everything blogging. We learn about structure,...

Be The Change

Be The Change

One of my intentions for this year is to write my first book – The Art of Selling Transformation.  However, for the past few months I’ve been decidedly stuck with it – not knowing how to structure it or what needs to be included. Whenever I do make some headway I...

How our core wound shows up in business

I’ve just received an email from a beautiful soul, someone who I respect and who has taught me a lot.  I’ve bought her programmes and think her work is awesome. Her email was all about alignment and a few years ago this email would have sent me into a tailspin.  It...

Spring, Blogging & Sacred Processes

It’s March 1st – St David's Day and the first day of meteorological spring.  I think it’s one of my favourite days of the year.  It’s so full of promise. Today the sun is shining majestically.  After the rain, wind and floods the sun comes out to warm our hearts and...

Happy 2020 Planning

Happy 2020 Planning

Happy 2020!   Here we are at the end of the working week – the first full working week of January. I've scheduled this post to be published as I will be getting ready to head to London for lunch.  It always feels so decadent and luxurious to go to London for...

The Gift of Creativity

The Gift of Creativity

When we think of creativity we often think of art and painting or beautiful crafts. And if we're not very good at any of those things we make statements like "I'm not creative". Except we're ALL creative in our own way. I used to say "I'm not creative" regularly...

The Gift of Desire

The Gift of Desire

It’s that time of year where we turn our thoughts to 2020 to what we want to accomplish next year.  And of course it's a new decade which is even more exciting.  And 2020 has such a lovely ring to it don't you think? It’s been several years since I’ve set any goals at...

Rules, happy endings and stifled creativity!

Rules, happy endings and stifled creativity!

But it’s supposed to have a happy ending! If you’re like me and you don’t like hearing the end of a story you’ve not read or watched, be warned there’s a spoiler alert coming. I’ve just finished watching a television series called Sanditon based on an unfinished Jane...

Why I’m ditching my big bold money goal

Why I’m ditching my big bold money goal

I’ve had quite an adventure with planning and goal setting.  Back in January 2017 I'd stopped setting goals completely and of course shared my experience in a blog post. However in the past few months I’ve started to appreciate the value of goals and came up with a 90...

Who ya gonna call?

Who ya gonna call?

One of the things I’ve noticed many business owners find challenging, is picking up the phone and calling people – whether it’s to ask for help, reaching out to past clients and prospects, contacting new leads, indeed contacting anyone with a view to that contact...

Are you paying lip service to your dreams?

Are you paying lip service to your dreams?

Over the past few months I’ve been having a lot more calls – especially sales calls.  Having not done any for several years it’s been really fun getting back into it. However this morning I had a call scheduled - and despite sending a reminder, the person I was due to...

The Magic of Saying No

The Magic of Saying No

I woke up like I do most mornings with a desire to write. But the question was: do I write in my journal or write a blog post? I had an insight this morning as I was laying in bed - a follow on from many insights I have been having this week about my writing – and...

The Battle between Marketing and Being Authentic

The Battle between Marketing and Being Authentic

I’ve just returned from an incredible transformation retreat where the underlying mechanics of something I’ve been grappling with for many years were revealed to me. For many years I have struggled with my writing.  If you’ve been following me and reading my blogs...

Key Learnings from Big Bold Announcements that go Pear Shaped

Key Learnings from Big Bold Announcements that go Pear Shaped

On July 1st I made a big bold announcement - when will I learn to not do that! I said I was going to do Sarah Arrow’s 30 day blogging challenge once again because I needed to hone my writing muscle and I believed this was the best way to do it. I started strong on Day...

Introducing…. Transformational Sales

Introducing…. Transformational Sales

When I first started out in business 15 years ago I joined an international business development organisation.  I learnt all about Direct Response Marketing and it blew me away.  Although I’d been working in sales and marketing for 7 years I felt like I knew nothing...

The Space of “Not Knowing”

The Space of “Not Knowing”

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, connected with my email community or been active on Facebook. Why? Because I haven’t felt I had anything to share – and I didn’t want to share something (anything) because the rules say “you have to be consistent and...

What a broken arm taught me about business systems!

I have a love/hate relationship with systems.  As a business owner I know how hugely valuable systems are – but as someone who likes to go with the flow, follow my inspiration and do things that fill my heart with joy – systems can often feel very restrictive. And the...

The Gift of Trust

The Gift of Trust

It’s the final day of my 30 day blogging challenge. Yay!  I did it! But as I was on my daily walk I could feel the familiar battle beginning in my head – what should I write about. The voice that has been quiet over the past 29 days because I always had tomorrow, and...

The Gift of Kindness

The Gift of Kindness

I’m not sure kindness featured in the original list of gifts I made two weeks ago but it is one that is on my mind now and it feels fitting to write about it. You see it is 7:48pm on a Saturday night and in truth the last thing I want to do is write a blog post.  I’d...

The Gift of Compassion

The Gift of Compassion

So as I was preparing to write this post, the first thing I did was look up the meaning of compassion.  This is what the online dictionary states: sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others I have to say I don’t like that definition. It...

The Gift of Abundance

The Gift of Abundance

Abundance – a beautiful word meaning: a very large quantity of something Whenever I think of abundance I always think of the air that we breathe. You see we often strive for abundance or wealth, or financial freedom, yet if we had no air to breathe we’d be dead within...

The Gift of Awareness

The Gift of Awareness

One of the key things that has shifted over the past few years is my perspective on life. And the gift I want to share today has probably made the biggest difference in my life: The Gift of Awareness Or as I tend to see it on a day to day basis “simply noticing” If...

The Gift of Judgement

The Gift of Judgement

I’ve written about judgment before: https://www.melinaabbott.com/judgement-is-the-glue-that-keeps-us-stuck/ And it makes me smile reading back my own words and remembering the struggle I had with writing. A struggle that went on for several years. Caused…. by a fear...

The Gift of Desire

The Gift of Desire

It’s that time of year where we turn our thoughts to 2019 to what we want to accomplish next year. It’s been several years since I’ve set any goals at the turn of the year – over the past few years I’ve preferred to see what life has in store for me and follow the...