Interview with Nicole Rowan, Australian Women’s Day
How do you measure success? Is it through achieving the goals you set yourself, or making money — or does it need to be something deeper? Does happiness even come into the conversation?
Are we now at a point in society where we want more — need more — than purely material gains?
Our brains constantly produce thought waves. Neural science has shown that these vibrations magnetize towards us more of the same, so whatever we think about, we bring about. Whatever you choose to focus on, to emphasize within your life, has the power to bring about transformational change within yourself and the world around you.
In this article, I will be interviewing Nicole Rowan. The creator of two multi-million dollar businesses, Nicole has always had an eye for the bigger vision. Nicole desires to bring women home to the Village from a place of service and love, as she knows in her heart that when one woman rises, we all rise. Now her greatest vision yet is coming to life, in the creation of Australian Women’s Day.
What inspired your desire to make an impact on the world?
I knew as a little girl I was here for something bigger than me, I just never knew what it was. After we sold our company and I had my first child. I felt my identity stripped away and friendships eroded. Who was I now? I felt a deep loss of what was but at the same time I felt a love and purpose that I had never felt before. It was in a moment of deep sadness that I decided that I would finally live my destiny and this changed my life forever. This was when, 11 years ago, I saw a vision of creating a national day for my country called Australian Women’s Day and a new cultural identity called Sistership.
What do you feel is the most important part of your journey so far?
To follow my gut feel above all else. I see this as my superpower and the aliveness inside my heart and body is the GPS that guides me. If I feel curiosity, excitement or joy then I step towards this with inspired action. If not then I wait or say no, even if the project looks amazing in theory. When I move into this inspired action with an unwavering trust there is always an ease and flow to life, money and love.
How do you follow your own inner truth?
There is so much noise in the world today both on-line and inside our heads. Did you know that we have 60,000 thoughts per day? That’s a lot of conversations. It is important to me to understand which thoughts to act on and which to not. I refuse to let the voice of fear create my destiny. In order for me to be aligned, I quieten my mind, connect to my body and enter the visionary right brain. From here I create, strategize and develop monthly, weekly and daily goals.
Who are you helping now?
On a personal level I am a business coach for purpose driven action takers who desire to make a difference in the world. They are ready to step up, be seen and to live and lead the life beyond their wildest dreams.
In my country- I am the Visionary Founder of Australian Women’s Day pioneering the creation of a National Day. A day to celebrate, connect and create cultural change for ALL our women. The date of Australian Women’s Day is the 22nd of September as this is when violence towards women increases by 40.7% given the influence of sporting finals.
What has been your biggest challenge?
To understand that failure is success. To realise that the twists and unexpected turns of life and business are not setbacks but breakthroughs. They are an indicator that we are stretching and growing. In my company, we see it as the biggest opportunity for growth and the key to remaining innovators and change makers.
Do you think our fears and doubts can be a catalyst and fuel for change?
True freedom is reached when a woman can reclaim and honour all her feelings. We live in exciting and challenging times. These times are calling for women to rise, have a voice, be visible and to express herself. Too often women will choose other’s opinions, dreams and desires above her own. All her potential trapped inside of her. When she learns to see fear as a confirmation of her growth rather than a signal to stop, contract and dream a lesser dream, then she is unstoppable.
How do you keep hold of your dream?
Focus on pleasure like my life depended upon it – because it does.
I know that I can’t become my destiny self by myself. I surround myself with exceptional women (and men) who are not playing small and who inspire me. My health is my wealth so nourishing my body with wholesome foods, early nights, physical movement that brings me joy like dancing, yoga and walking in nature.
Being grounded and centred each day. I sit outside in nature with my shoes off and mediate. Being focused on my wholeness in all areas of my life. From motherhood to intimate relationships, career to time with friends.
What do you think we can do now to start our own internal revolution and change our own worlds?
1.First make the decision to change. If you are holding back no amount of to do lists are going to make a difference.
2.Then it’s a matter of doing the work on your limiting beliefs! Whether that is through help from a coach, healer or body worker, whoever you find who can help bring you through.
3. Create a circle of people around you that match where you want to go and inspire you.
4. Understand how powerful you are. No government, corporation man or woman is going to save you. You have to save you! The decisions you make can and will change the world AND shape future generations to come.
We chose the 22nd September as our national day because it sits right at the heart of the Australian footy finals season. This is the time of the year when women need us most. This is the time of year when we need to be celebrating our amazing Australian women.
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