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Emily Cassel (she/her) is a Soulful Business + Leadership Coach for women entrepreneurs, podcast host, writer, international retreat leader, and champion of women, based in Charleston, SC. Emily believes that when women embrace and express their deepest soul calling and become leaders of their life and business, we create a more liberated and limitless future for ourselves, each other, and our world.

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The Genius Of The Unknown

May 10, 2018

What would be possible if you felt totally comfortable with the idea of letting go of control & not knowing what was next?

This is the question I’ve been asking myself a LOT lately, as I’ve been taking steps toward creating a 4-month plan for adventures that will take me across the globe.

I’m so in love with Charleston, where I’ve been living for the past 2 years (and some change), and will be returning permanently in the fall.

But when I first started my business, a big part of my vision & “why” was weaving in travel, and I’ve built my business to be virtual, with the intention to work from anywhere. 

When I checked in with myself recently, that still felt true, and I noticed a deep longing for adventure, and new energy, people, & places.

My intuition was a big YES to putting my belongings in storage, packing up my car (and my pup) and hitting the road to serve more women entrepreneurs through workshops, retreats, on-site business accelerators, & virtual private coaching. 

It feels like I’m on the verge of a BIG exciting new chapter, filled with limitless possibility. 

Typically, we don’t grow unless we do the “uncomfortable” thing. 

For me, that would be throwing away the tried-and-true plan (because we all know that gets stale after awhile), and giving up the stability of a home base and city that’s come to feel safe & familiar to me. 

Even though I’ve done a LOT of work to be comfortable with vulnerability, this is a new edge for me, and I’m looking forward to seeing what wisdom lies in this for me & for my business.

I noticed in myself the tendency to “hide” in the comfort zones of home and my business as it has been thus far, and knew it was time to do something different to create a different sensation, result, & experience for myself. 

It can feel so nourishing at times to go inward, and it has — but now it’s time to push myself out of the nest, spread my wings, & feel free to fly.

Innovation doesn’t come from comfort zones. There is endless beauty + possibility in the unknown. And if we don’t venture out to explore it, we lead unawakened lives & businesses.

And so here I stand, on the edge of the unknown — the fertile void — unsure of what the next 4 months may hold, fully trusting that by listening deeply to what my soul wants instead of what “makes the most sense,” I’m aligning even more with my mission & my purpose. 

Curious. Clueless. Conscious. Courageous.

Open & Ready. 

I believe the most courageous acts we can take in our lifetime (and in our businesses) involve listening deeply for what feels aligned in our hearts, then surrendering fully to the unknown, to the darkness, to the space between “here” and “there” that hasn’t quite come into full view.

…Then we get to use our brilliant minds to architect the plans to make it all possible. 

But first, The Feeling. Always the feeling. It’s a highly attuned musculature that we tend to second-guess.

Things are shifting here, and all for the best. I can’t wait to see what miracles arise from the unknown that lies ahead 🙂

Here are some things I DO know for certain right now: 

  • I’ll be hosting a One-day Soulful Business + Leadership Retreat for aspiring & established women entrepreneurs here in Charleston on Saturday May 19th before I leave. You should definitely come!
  • You can find me and spend an epic weekend with me, Lacey Mclaughlin, & Whitney Barnard in Savannah, Georgia from June 14-18th at Workaway Weekend, hosted by Feminine Infusion! There are still a few spots left — get ’em while they’re hot! — to come play with us, receive support, make new business besties, & work on bringing your business vision to life in just a few days! It’s going to be luxurious. Check it out & apply here.
  • I’ll be in Pittsburgh, PA the last 2 weeks of July + In the Philadelphia area from the end of May – June! If you’d like to attend a one-day retreat for women entrepreneurs or book an in-person half-day intensive for your business, e-mail me at ASAP!
  • If you want to bring me to your city for a speaking engagement, one-day retreat, or women-centric workshop, please submit your inquiry here so we can schedule a time to hop on the phone and chat about it! 🙂

I can’t wait to connect with you & maybe have the opportunity to squeeze you in person soon!!

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