Q is for Quintessence, and Questions, Questions, Questions!!
Updated: October 1, 2013
How goes it my tribe of savvy, smart, curious, interesting, real, conscious, on fire, spiritually-open evolvers?
Yes that’s what I’m calling you today since I was asked to answer a serious question about my work and who follows it.
“Colette, who’s interested in your work and reads your stuff? What kind of person follows you? Who’s in your tribe? Who is your quintessential fan?”
That got my attention! I like big words dripping with meaning.
Who is my quintessential fan?
What are the qualities that define the essential, exemplary, perfectly imperfect yet essentially typical person who is into ‘lil ‘ol me?
So, I got quiet, and tuned in and I pondered on who comes here, who posts, who writes in with their ideas and comments. Who are my clients, who takes my classes, reads my books, and at the very least adds me to their Twitter feed?
Well definitely the word “typical” doesn’t apply to any of you fabulous non- conformists.
So I thought hmm .. grounded and slightly weird, could I be surrounded by a spectacular herd of black sheep, not one the same ?
So task at hand I decided to consider answering this question anyway and then ask you to help me after.
Sure, every once in a while I get the odd, confused person who thinks the comments section is a garbage can for their scrambled brains to dump into, but that is so rare. And every once in a while I get someone who thinks I’m going to be a fortune teller who reads cards and talks to dead people, and thankfully they go away disappointed that I don’t drip with their image of crystal bunny spirit guide woo woo. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
It’s just not my thing, nor my focus.
Some of my best skills could be defined as a tad woo woo.
But I am not.
Now, before you get your OMG she’s-turning-too-mainstream-on-us hat on, we don’t poo poo the woo woo here in my tribe!
We just present it wearin’ it real, down to earth, and authentic, accessorized with intelligence, sophistication, vulnerability, perspective and humor. Lots of that. Straight up with a chaser of truth and a pinch of cheek. That’s me!
Is that you too? How do you do you?
How do you express your views on spirituality?
Who are you at your most authentic?
How do you express your true nature, your uniqueness?
What makes you come here to learn or be entertained, to be part of this tribe?
What kind of things are you interested in?
What do you love?
What do you read?
What’s your world like?
You guys know I love my Harley and I’m riding again happy to be back on the horse. I love motorcycles and good crisp sheets and Pomeranians.
I’m an animal advocate, I have a bird sanctuary and I could watch the neighbor’s chickens dig up my lawn for hours. That’s entertainment.
I love knowing I can help someone evolve and transform into a better version of themself.
I believe everyone has the power to transform his/her stories.
I know it’s my calling to help people do that so they can be their best, most successful selves.
I believe that there is a mystical dimension of life that is tangible and real.
I read a book a week. I savor YA authors like Maggie Stiefvater, and yes I loved Harry Potter too and go into spasms of delight reading books on brain science, quantum physics and consciousness research.
I love swearing like a pirate’s daughter (when appropriate…lol)
I get high on creativity and gratitude.
I love things that are slightly weird and just this side of mainstream.
Life is a big Art project to me!
I love anything Celtic.
I’m super bugged by close-mindedness, bullies, drama, cynical attitudes, and people playing the victim.
I really love getting along with everybody I can.
So – tell me if I’m right about you?
You’re intellectually curious, down to earth, unique, out-of-the-box thinker, willing to change, knowing that something more is possible, and on fire to move forward and evolve! You don’t like phony baloney, you’re courageous and you’re hungry for wisdom. You consider yourself spiritual and you have an entrepreneurial spirit. You’re in transition, honing in on your purpose now, and you love life. You’re slightly weird and are finally relieved to find others the same!
You have a sense of humor, love animals…but because you are unique there is soooo much more .. am I right?
Ok your turn tell me more.
Tell me about YOU!!!
Who are you, and what attracts you here?
Lots of questions yes?
Who is the quintessential YOU?
I will read all your answers … ready set? Go!
Spotlight’s on YOU!
The Invision Project
If you have a question you would like to ask Colette, write to her at AskColette@ColetteBaronReid.com. All published questions and answers will be anonymous – we honor and protect your privacy. (Please, Colette respectfully asks that you do not request a reading as the anticipated response to your question.)