I'm thrilled to bring you the first Gutsy Girl of what will be an incredible 2015! Please welcome Sarah of The Fifth Element Life. I have known Sarah for over a year and our connection began with her eye opening, free one card readings in late 2013. It was at a time in my life where I realised it was important to my spirit, and the future to heal, open, allow, receive and step out and speak my truth. The message Sarah gave me was: " Your focus should be on your powerful mind. In aligning all your thoughts, getting them in order before acting on them. You are on a quest for new knowledge, in a new field. This will see you enjoying more mentally challenging activities and possibly transition to a new career x". If you have followed my blog for a while, you will have seen how scary accurate Sarah's words have been through 2014 up to now!
For Sarah's sparkling spirit, insight and creativity, I am so grateful. Among similar interests and passions, we share a love for Bjork and I have travelled to (and fell in love with) the destination she would love to visit (read on!). I'm the proud owner of her Vision mandala ring which took me ages to choose! My advice is: just trust what you are attracted to in the Mandala collection as your inner truth which will always choose what is most aligned to you and your journey.
Who are you and what do you do?
I'm Sarah (Wilder) Williams - I'm a woman wandering the path of her spirit - wherever that may lead! I currently design + create spiritually infused talismans + art to help empower other women to live a life guided by their spirits, too. I'm a mama to my beautiful son, Billy who is 2! I'm also a partner to my high school sweetheart, a daughter, a sister, a friend and guide to other kindred sisters all over the world. 'Officially' you could say 'I'm a entrepreneurial head with a philanthropic heart'.
What do you love most about your business?
That I have the freedom to explore my own strengths, interests, passions and authentic self. I never felt fully fulfilled when working for other people because I knew deep down I always had so much more to offer the world than what my job description dictated. I love that I have created my dream career for myself and that I am so supported in doing so.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received and how it has influenced your life?
To work with what you have and to understand my 'why'. I am also a sucker for quotes - and I always find 'Be the change you wish to see in the world' by Gandhi is something I live my life by.
How do you deal with your inner critic?
I like to see it as something that is not actually a part of me. Like, it is just another person in my life that I can choose to listen to or not.... I now know my truest self from my inner critic and other noise that comes with it!
What has been your greatest challenge in life?
There have been a few. Balancing work/life/motherhood/relationships, as a Capricorn, I tend to really love to work a lot, so I need to be extra mindful of this as my actual #1 priority is being a present mum. The next thing is staying in my authenticity and truth, and not acting on all the ideas I am gifted with, and that those same ideas are shared amongst the world so to always strive to see things with the bigger picture in mind, and not as like a competitive thing, if that makes sense?
If you could give one crucial piece of advice to an creative artista/entrepreneur/seeker, what would it be?
Stay true to yourself. Find out what your UNIQUE strengths and gifts are. What you could spend all day doing and lose time getting lost in it, and then work towards building your life around nurturing this side of you. Prioritise your values - so if you value freedom, self expression and authenticity, then be mindful to bring those things into every aspect of your life.
If you could have dinner with any woman – well known or otherwise, who would it be and why?
Bjork. I want her to just sit and talk to me for hours and me to soak up all her magick, creativity and kook. Such a fan girl.
If you could go anywhere, what would be your chosen destination and why?
Morocco! I'm so intrigued by the architecture, culture and textiles and I feel very drawn to this spiritually. I would love to just lose hours in the souk, collect trinkets and treasures and eat beautiful food and meet some beautiful people. Oh, and go on a camel ride through the desert, too!
If you could be an expert in something, what would it be?
An expert on my spirit.
Short and Sweet
Favourite song - right now is 'Twice' by Little Dragon
Favourite quote - 'Be the change' Gandhi (as above!)
Favourite book - Conversations with God by Neil Donald Walsch
What is your number 1 self care tip? Do whatever feels 'right'. So sleep when your feeling tired, eat when your hungry, relax when you need a break. SO simple yet so CHALLENGING in this addictive 'busy' mindset.
Your role model/s? SO many, from many industries - Just anyone who is living a life in their genius zone. People like Bjork, Danielle LaPorte, Gabby Bernstein, Camilla Franks, Samantha Wills, Doreen Virtue, Jane Goodall....even Beyonce! I try not to idolise, more just see they are in their zone! There are many of these women even in my small network of peers.
Thank you so much Sarah! It has been a pleasure to interview you. Dear readers, I hope you all enjoyed reading and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to add them below. Have a great day!
Sarah Wilder is a free-spirited creative multi-passionate Soulpreneur and mama – Boss Goddess & visionary of her online sacred space www.thefifthelementlife.com
Sarah combines her love of nature, creative industries and spirituality into everything she creates.
Known for her ever-popular Mandala ring range, she has organically grown a cult following across the globe – helping to unite like-minded women in body, mind and spirit.
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