"I think everything in life is art.
What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel.
Life Is Art."
-- Helena Bonham Carter
i'm chandra nicole
I am described by my daughter, best friend & sister (all one person) in this way:
"A living embodiment of fascination, moonlighting as mother, poet, bon vivant. At once thought-provoking and disarming. Can be found weaving fantastical worlds at a quarter past midnight or pulling a quip from her sleeve at noon. Broadway singer, witch, and madman in another life"
I'd say, that's pretty damn accurate.
I believe that the creation of life & business is a form of art.
I'm a deep seeker by nature; and the question the entirety of my existence has called me to, on repeat, is this:
"How can we create our lives & businesses in ways that are truly authentic unto us?"
Everything I muse about, offer & share, is my best attempt at answering this question.
this is my story
From an early age I knew I was different.
I was a misfit who wanted desperately to fit in; but no matter which direction I crammed myself in from, I never quite fit.
I repeated this cycle of rebelling, cramming & failing for a really long time, desperately wanting a life that felt like me. Needless to say, I struggled...a lot
I wouldn't change a thing though, because it was the fires of my hardships that forged me, giving me the ability to choose a more generative relationship with myself & the things that I desire to have in my life...
and it was my wayward soul that ultimately called me to a more artful way of living & enterprising
I like to think of business as a creative art project
It gets to be fun, it gets to be innovative
It gets to be an expression and a communication of what is in your heart and soul
And just like anyone else who makes art of any kind, your creative process is going to be unique unto you
No one else can tell you the best way to create your business “art project”, because there is no best way
There is no right way.
There is no wrong way.
There is no one way.
There is only your way.
This is why it’s imperative that you learn to trust yourself, above all else, when it comes to the creation of your business
You get to find the way that is yours, which works best for you.
You get to find the way that is integrity with your values, in alignment with your sensibilities, and draws upon your greatest strengths
There is no one capable of being more of an expert on your creative process than you
I truly believe that one of the best things you can do is surround yourself with people who get that on the deepest level, who help you listen to yourself, encourage you to trust in yourself, and help you bring out the genius creative business person that lives and breathes in you, as you.
It is my mission to be one of those people.
If you'd like to come closer and get a taste of what working with me would be like I invite you to subscribe to my secret podcast for Rising Stars, read my blog on all things life & biz, and book a success coaching taster
"Chandra really shines as a mentor when she shares her own stories of bewilderment & breakthrough...
and has been through the cosmic washing machine enough times to be a guiding light to others who are ready to re-landscape their businesses & lives.
She mentors with wisdom & heart. I like the way her mind works, the quantum connections she makes, and the nuances of her perspective that suddenly catalyze more clarity in me"
"Chandra Nicole is a brilliant mentor. She has the ability to cut right to the core of what is present for you and can take you as far as you're willing to go with yourself.
One of my favorite things about her is her ability to wield truth & power like a magical fairy ninja, supporting you in crafting a life and business that is centered in your true heart's desires.
Chandra's ability to dissect, reflect and discern layered, mulit-faceted and seemingly complex "situations" into lovely crystals of truth is priceless.
Her integrity, transparency and true artistry is so rare and much neded for us artist entrepreneur renegade types.