Misfit to Maven
The Story of Argh to Ahhh
A practical and inspiring book for misfit business rebels. Misfit to Maven is more sex, drugs and misadventure than other business books – reminding us all how extraordinary we can be, it will leave you inspired and ready to build a life as extraordinary as you are, that feels as good on the inside as it looks from the outside.
Misfit to Maven tells my story - from feeling ARGH about business and life to feeling AHHH about it all.
The book is part story, part handbook and shows you how you can learn to listen and trust yourself implicitly. Sharing my successes and failures, mistakes and milestones.Learn More...
The practical workbook at the end of the book is an invaluable resource and really helped me to structure the million thoughts that were racing through my mind as I completed the book.
This book showed up in my life at just the right time. My journey is only just beginning. But I feel like at last I know the way...
So first, an admission of sorts: I've read a lot of self-help and personal development books. LOADS, in fact. And it's safe to say that not only is Misfit to Maven one of the best that I've ever read, but that the format is a brilliant example of how to do the genre justice.
First of all, you have Ebonie's raw, gritty and intimate story; hers isn't one of 'instant enlightenment' or fortuitous coincidence, it's a journey through disconnection and very real life experiences to a place of acceptance and healing. Ebonie doesn't sugar coat the amount of WORK you need to do to be more at peace with yourself and your choices, and more importantly, she gives you the tools so you can do this work for yourself, gently and deftly guiding you through the kind of self-examination that might be uncomfortable but will ultimately point you in a more fulfilling direction.
Also - and unusually for books in this genre (which might be the clincher for me!) - everything is referenced, so there are no wafty ideas but links to research and other resources that back up what Ebonie's teaching, concepts like Mindfulness are backed up with evidence of neuroplasticity, for instance, showing that these tools can work for absolutely anyone; there's a huge amount of heart and generosity in the way Ebonie shares her life's work and invites the reader to think about positive change. Definitely one to keep and return to, frequently.
Misfit to Maven targets misfit entrepreneurs but Ebonie's straight talking and honest approach will strike a cord with anyone who is interested in personal development and living a fully rounded life with purpose and awareness.
What works particularly well is how Ebonie shares her own experiences and struggles with a refreshing openness that is raw and brutally honest. This rawness makes her incredibly authentic, which is why this book really appeals to me. There is no bulls*** in this book.
The book is in 2 parts, the first part is Ebonie’s own journey which is inspirational in itself. In the 2nd part, the work book, she shows you how you too can live a life that is fully rounded, a life that feels good on the inside and outside! Now, let me tell you this...the workbook part is not easy, she’s asks tough questions, so you have to be willing to open up and be brutally honest, but because Ebonie already has shared her journey, it kind of makes it easier to open up and be brutally honest with yourself, warts and all.
Ebonie’s book hit me hard and when I least expected it. I was hooked from page one and by the time I’d reached page 3 I decided to put my to do list on hold and immersed myself in Ebonie’s book.
I finished it the same day. I.could.not.put.it.down!!
101 Journal Prompts
If you have always wanted to journal but sometimes struggle with where to start, these are great for direction. You can work though the book from front to back, open a page at random or read through until you find one that feels good for the day.
If you are one of the many people that get overwhelmed by the blank page and never know what to write about, I’ve got you covered!
The prompts include deep questions about your life, sentence completions and explore the themes that come up most often in my psycho-spiritual work.
Whether you are a person looking to better understand yourself, enhance your morning practice or a professional such as a therapist or coach, you will get so much of value out of these prompts
- If I am honest with myself, and grant myself permission for anything and everything, what do I desire?
- Where am I leaking power or giving my power away? What powers me up?
- The things that block me from loving myself fully are.... Can I embrace or accept these things?
- What does my inner critic tell me? Why are they wrong?
- What message do I want to share with the people I care about today?
With her spiky pink hair, Nina Pearl is quite the adventurer. She's a space pirate, guardian of the 8 truths, defender of realms, and a mighty galactic warrior who fuels her spaceship with sunshine. She hangs out with the moon sometimes, finds hidden treasure and defeats monsters while the grown-ups sleep.
This limited edition children's book is a piece of Art (and as such doesn't have an isbn) Only available directly from me, there were only 50 copies made.
First published in Dec 2018. Hand packed and posted by me.Get your copy here
My Higher Self Journals.
Beautifully designed journals give you everything you need to stay high vibe and organised.
Designed to help you connect with your higher self through strategic planning AND mindset work. There are little motivational notes and creative doodles throughout to keep you inspired and motivated.
You can keep track of your thoughts post meditation or pop your great ideas or business plans into this journal - perfect for 90 day plans or working with the seasons or your cycle.
12 week undated notebook for journaling and weekly planning
7 x 10 inches
Inspiring Cover Illustration
Perfectly sized for writing in, and carrying in your bag. (Plus, there is a page at the front to put your details incase you leave it in your favourite co-working space or coffeeshop 😱)
Plan out your week each week for the next quarter and be inspired by your ‘Higher Self’.
📖 Collect the whole series
12 sections all containing undated:
🖤 week view layout
🖤 lined pages for journaling and notes
🖤 sections for planning and bullet journal
🖤 graph paper pages for doodles or budgeting
🖤 weekly habit tracker
🖤 weekly ta dah list