Posted on Dec 21, 2016 by Rachel | Comments (0)
Bowie was the master of re-invention. Always on his terms, right up until the end. He dared to be his own true self. A creative one of a kind – and we adored him for it.
Being yourself can be a toughie. Especially in business. I have spent the past two and a half years ‘trying’ to fit in with a story I have of how I should be in business. It’s all made up, of course. Stories are powerful things.
Turn and face the strange
After months of agonising, I have decided to re-brand my company and head in a new(ish) direction. It’s been scary. A bout of flu in November nearly had me quit self-employment altogether and get a ‘real’ job. But my heart has other ideas – there’s no going back now.
I have finally gotten the nerve to re-create my business as one that speaks from the heart. Truly speaks from my heart.
It’s time for a Brand New Story
Over the past two years, storytelling has transformed my work – and allowed me to help many of my clients to create exciting brands who can communicate authentically with their customers.
In early 2017, my business will relaunch as a brand storytelling agency.
I will run courses in brand storytelling in Bristol, Gloucestershire and beyond to help people create inspiring brands that speak from the heart.
Making the decision to ch-ch-ch-change was an agonising one. But I’m so glad I did.
As we get ready to wave goodbye to 2016, I will be blowing a kiss skywards to thank the trailblazer David Bowie for inspiring me to be myself in business. Because when we are truly ourselves it gives others permission to do the same.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2017,
Thanks to Paul Normansell who kindly gave me permission to use his picture of Ziggy Stardust. Paul also created the album art for the Killers No. 1 album ‘Day and Age’ named by Rolling Stone Magazine as Best Album Art of 2008. You can see more of his work on his website.