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.
Today’s Change Maker is the Gorgeous Emma Newby from Some Wild Darling.
Emma is an extremely talented photographer, coach + creative – this lady is the whole package.
I am so excited to share this ladies words of wisdom with you and let her uplift and inspire you through her experiences + insights. Please welcome the darling Emma Newby…
What does living an inspired lifestyle mean to you?
To me it is about getting excited about life, whatever that means to you. For me (and my business) that means getting out and just doing it, being present and enjoying the opportunities that come my way. I think the biggest myth about living an inspired life is that you need to quit your day job! It truly is about finding what makes your heart sing and then letting it sing!!!
How do you create change in your life and/or business?
Slowly. I am a procrastinator, it’s a real problem!
What challenges have you faced along the way?
I really think the challenges I have faced along the way are pretty universal, ones we all struggle with in one way or another. Self belief is a big one, I especially think for women and I certainly have had (and sometimes still do) my challenges around that! What I try to remember is that fear is a beautiful catalyst and that I am just as capable as anyone else to create a beautiful life (and hopefully inspire the pants off others in the process.)
When did you first know you were meant for something more and how did you take the leap?
In a non wanky way, I think I have always known, I just don’t think I knew exactly what ‘more’ was. For me, now, more means living a life that hopefully encourages others to see the beauty and outstanding potential in themselves, to lift the collective spirit of those I make contact with and inspire them to do the same. I truly believe a little bit can most definitely go a long way! The leap has been slow and in all honesty isn’t quite finished, I am an amazing procrastinator and that can slow the process, but like everyone, I am a work in progress!
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Oh that’s a hard one. I think if I could just change one thing it would be that everyone would retain the confidence and self belief we are born with, that we keep a sense of childlike wonder. I really think that could change the world!
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?
Just take a little step. Just one. And then another.
Your life is created by a series of choices, make the choice to start, write that blog post, sew your first piece of clothing, send an email to someone you admire and just see what happens. Fear is so important, it generally appears on the precipice of something amazing, just take that tiny step (and maybe take another one tomorrow).
What are your top 3 ways to stay inspired?
I am such a visual person, so for me it would be
- Getting out in nature, Mumma Earth is the biggest inspiration I have at the moment, especially the beach! I like to think of a little dip in the ocean as a massive cleanse (for my mind and my chakras…) and it seems to open a channel for me, the ideas just seem to come (come to think of it they do in the shower too, it must be the water!)
- Looking but not comparing. I love to see what other photographers are producing and for me, Instagram is a great way to do that! The big thing is not to compare my work to others, because no good can come from that. It is still hard sometimes, but I just have to be conscious not too!
- Reading. My latest thing is fiction! I forgot how much I love reading fiction. In the coaching world it is so easy to get caught up reading the latest self help book (and god I do love them) but I am so inspired by reading for pleasure at the moment and it seems to be working for me. I have so much of my own content coming and I thinking taking that step back to be inspired by something completely different has really helped.
I absolutely loved connecting with Emma and getting to know all of these beautiful insights into her life and business. A couple of my biggest takeaways were:
- I have to admit I lol’d at Emma’s answer to creating change in her life and business,
‘slowly’ haha as fellow procrastinator I am hearing you lady!
- I loved Emma’s idea to change the world – I think thats beautiful and also what so many of us spend our lives doing, trying to get back to the person we came into this world as.
- Emma’s 3 ways to stay inspired were music to my ears. I especially love the part about reading something outside of your industry to find inspiration.
I’d love to hear what your biggest takeaways or inspirations were from Emma’s interview? Please share away in the comments below.
Emma is a photographer, life coach and creative soul.
Through her blog ‘Some Wild Darling’ she shines a light on the importance of creativity, the real moments in life and creating space to live them.
When she isn’t writing and coaching fabulous women to live the life of their dreams, you will find her by the ocean or capturing the world through her camera lens, assisting fellow entrepreneurs to create images that make their brand sing.