Featuring the Big Dreamers, Believers, Creatives and Entrepreneurs.
The Life Lovers, Spirit Seekers and Thought Leaders.
The Everyday Inspiring women who are creating change in the world in a small or BIG way through their vision, lifestyle, and business.
I am honoured to be kicking off the Change Maker interview series with this beautiful woman – Chloe Wigan from One infinite Life.
What a shining light in all things life, love, big dreaming and connection. I am blown away by the work and words this lady is putting out into the world. Guided by her love of life and immense gratitude Chloe is most definitely creating change and inspiring others to do the same.
Get to know more about Chloe and her inspired journey below…
What does living an inspired lifestyle mean to you?
For me it means consciously and intentionally creating the life that I desire. It means focusing on how I want to feel first — then getting clear on how I can feel that way. It means looking at the world with awe, curiosity and gratitude. It means doing things that make me feel ALIVE. It means transcending what I think is possible for me.
It means consciously filling myself up with experiences that inspire me and make me feel good. It means loving the life I live every day.
How do you create change in your life and/or business?
I create change by first acknowledging and getting clear on what isn’t working. I delve into what I want more and less of in my life (or business), then look at what can be done to make that happen. I then take action as quickly as possible — no matter how small it is — because I really believe that actions trumps everything. Taking action is how you get from where you are, to where you want to be.
What challenges have you faced along the way?
Oh so many!
One of the standouts for me was starting my blog — and putting myself out there in the way. This was one of the most challenging things I have ever done in my life. It forced me to dig deep and find a way to do it even though the fear was overwhelming.
The fear of putting myself out there is something I continue to face to this day (but it’s definitely diminished so much since the beginning!) But it does still challenge me.
And just recently, I’ve been really challenged by my intention to step up this year (my word for the year is RISE). What that involves for me is doing things I’ve never done before and putting myself out there in new ways — and this has been really challenging me recently (but also really exciting!)
When did you first know you were meant for something more and how did you take the leap?
For me it all goes back to when I was 12 years old and in high school. I was having a really difficult time at school and my Dad helped mentor me through it, which lead to him suggesting I read one of his self-development books.
Reading this book opened me up to a whole new world — one where I got to choose the life I wanted — one where I realised I had the power to create my own reality and live the life I wanted. It was then I realised that I wasn’t here to live a mediocre life.
However, I think that I deeply learnt this truth in the time after high school and before I went to university, where I found myself living a life that I didn’t love and it was actually then (when I realised I had created a life I didn’t love) that I truly and more-than-ever realised that I did in fact have the power to create my own reality.
For me it wasn’t so much as a leap, more like little jumps in the direction I wanted to go, and I started with this: what would make me feel good right now? And this has pretty much led the way ever since.
If you were to give one piece of advice, to someone who is ready for more but holding back through fear of the unknown, what would it be?
I would share this quote by Jack Canfield with them: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” And I would tell them that you somehow just have to find a way to do it.
Is there a person or experience that inspired change in your life, if so who and what?
There are so many things that have contributed to getting me to where I am today. The (very condensed) dot point version is:
- Reading my first self-development book when I was 12.
- Watching the movie ‘The Secret’ with my Dad when I was 13 and starting to practice gratitude.
- My Grandad teaching me to meditate when I was 13.
- Travelling overseas for the first time to Malaysia when I was 16.
- Moving 230km away from home to go to university when I was 19 and completing my Bachelor of Psychological Science.
- Spending 10 days in silence at a Vipassana meditation retreat when I was 21.
- Starting my blog.
- Becoming a certified life coach with Julie Parker’s Beautiful You Coaching Academy.
What are your top 3 ways to stay inspired?
- By realising that inspiration is absolutely everywhere. From the people I encounter, the stories I hear, the books I read, the TV shows and movies I watch, the places I go — inspiration can be found absolutely anywhere and everywhere. And remembering me this keeps me so very inspired.
- By intentionally not trying to be inspired — and instead focusing on doing what makes me feel good. I find that when I focus on taking good care of myself and doing things that make me feel ALIVE, feeling inspired just comes along naturally.
- By keeping Inspiration Files where I collect inspiring content. I have a bookmark of inspiring blog posts, a bookmark for inspiring TED talks, an Evernote file dedicated to books I want to read, inspiring podcasts on my phone, etc. I find that this makes it really easy to dip into inspiring content whenever I feel like it.
What is one thing people don’t know about you (it can be something fun, a fear, or something close to your heart – whatever you would like to share)?
Here’s a few rapid-fire random facts you may not know about me…
I cannot be unhappy when it’s raining. I’m an introvert. Whenever I’m sick you’ll pretty much always find me having Harry Potter movie marathons. Most of the people in my life call me Coco — and not by my actual name. And I’m seriously afraid of lizards.
I absolutely loved connecting with Chloe and getting to know all of these beautiful insights into her life and business. A couple of my biggest takeaways were:
That Chloe began her spiritual journey at such a young age, realising that she held the power to create her own reality and live a life she loved. How amazing is that!
I also loved how Chloe reminds us that inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere.
It really is all about perspective, isn’t it darling!
Chloe is a super passionate life coach, writer and blogger with a background in psychology, whose mission is to inspire incredible young humans to transcend what they think is possible.
She picked up her first self-development book when she was 12, started practicing gratitude and meditating when she was 13, and now she coaches people who want to create a life they love.
Chloe is the creator of The 28 Day Gratitude Project and the super inspirational (and FREE) eBook Infinite: Take your life to the next level and beyond!