There’s this totally mindblowing resource available for creative people called Big Hearted Business. If you haven’t heard of it, you might’ve heard of Clare Bowditch. BHB is her baby. Here’s the wrap about how Clare Bowditch will change your life.
Big Hearted Business teaches people how to build a sustainable business with integrity and soul. It helps you deliver your product or service in ways that don’t rip people off or sell things to people who don’t need what you’re selling. BHB finds the heart in a thing that tends to be ruthless and cold, changes your pitch so your get customers who love you without you having to manipulate or convince anybody. Those involved show you how to put energy into what you want instead of what you fear, redirect your focus from getting to giving.
BHB held it’s first conference at the Abbotsford Convent this year, a weekend of purpose-searching, truth-telling soul work. That first conference sold out in a snap. A lot of peeps missed out, but things have changed. Everybody, anywhere in the world can come to the conference now. Hooray!
Aside from the brilliant speakers that shared their deepest truths and life lessons, attendees of that conference got an incredible community out of it. We’re celebrating that wonderful congregation of like-minded souls in a shared exhibition about this experience of community at ViewPoint Gallery in Bendigo (owned by Jess Cola, another BHB alumni).
The painting I made for the event is a picture of a garden, but it is a particular type of garden that you often see in permaculture: a cultivated wilderness. When you hold an idea loosely in your body and let the paintbrush lead you through it, it unveils things you didn’t know you knew. Like that the strength in a community can be in its differences. We are all on the same path; finding a way to be natural, making a life instead of a living. But our temperaments, our methods and our ambitions are unique.
This is my interpretation of the BHB community: each of us a very different kind of organism with a different intention about what we want to achieve, but pulling together gives us an advantage over monoculture or individualism. We support each other, defend each other. The synergy is what gives us strength.
The Big Hearted Business CommUnity exhibition opens this Saturday at 6pm. If you’re creative, please come. If you’re shy, you can use BHB as your password to talk to anyone in the room. We all LOVE to talk about it.
If you want to experience the BHB magic for yourself, I highly (HIGHLY) recommend investing in the virtual conference.
Don’t believe this will change your life? Here’s another few backers talking about their experience this week: