Haley Hoover is an Intuitive Artist + Success Coach who helps female entrepreneurs step into their greatest expression. An Amazon #1 New Release Author, her expertise is in visionary thinking and subconscious mindset mastery.
She has been featured in PositivelyPositive, Thrive Global, Thought Catalogue, and Wild Woman Rising Magazine among others.
When she’s not sitting behind her psychedelic-colored laptop, she can be found on Instagram or her Podcast, where she shares her life adventures of art and travel. Haley lives with her boyfriend in Sonora, California.
Learn more at TheSparklingHippie.com.
Haley Hoover: The Sparkling Hippie came to many many years ago when I was daydreaming about my future art gallery. I wanted a name to reflect my art style. Seeing how my work was, (and still is) largely based upon wild colors, glitter and the feeling of freedom that lingers from the music of the 60s and 70’s, The Sparkling Hippie felt like a good fit. It soon became the name of my blog and has been the title of my company ever since.
Haley Hoover: I begin my days by waking up early and clearing my own internal canvas. What i mean by that is that I take time to journal out my thoughts, clear my head and make space for the life that will soon happen. Afterwards I dress for success, sit down with my mug of tea and begin diving into coaching female entrepreneurs on how to live their best life through their soul-aligned business. My day ends with a walk in nature. This rejuvenates my spirit and allows me to ground after a day of deep, thought-provoking conversation. The key to my productivity is keeping my energy high. This happens naturally when I balance in lots of self care and downtime in between calls and work.
Haley Hoover: I have been known to be the “Idea Queen” in my industries. I’m a dreamer, yes; but I’m unique in that I am also a doer. I love to dive into an idea as quickly as it appears. The impulsive action delays the response of my criticism. If I wait and think about it, the idea may never survive. The best path forward is through immediate action.
Haley Hoover: I’m seeing people use more movement in their days. With the majority of folks now working from home, I think we are realizing how important it is to move our bodies in between activities, rather than the old model of sitting at a desk for 8 hours without so much as 200 steps throughout the entire day. Movement produces ideas, momentum and energy. These are the things that make a business exciting, productive and full of life.
Haley Hoover: I am a water drinker. Before my eyes are fully open I drink a glass of water to get me moving. After my morning tea I drink a glass of water. Constantly on calls and throughout the entirety of my day I am drinking water. Water is the essence of life. It keeps us alive, keeps our skin young and hydrates the body and soul. I believe drinking lots of water keeps me fresh and therefore more productive.
Haley Hoover: “Go for it, Sis. Forget everyone else.” When we’re young we’re so impressionable. We look everywhere for the opinions of experts, the approval of supervisors, parents, professors. If I were to go back in time I’d look myself square in the eye and I’d say, “Haley, you have absolutely everything you need to succeed right now. It’ll happen even quicker if you trust your gut more than you trust the insight of others.”
Haley Hoover: The fun stuff — creativity, dancing, painting, playing, walking, laughing — is the stuff that sparks to life great ideas. It’s the stuff that allows us to soar higher, because we aren’t grasping to the outcome, forcing results, wearing ourselves out trying to achieve. Through this stuff, we naturally fly higher than we thought possible.
Haley Hoover: Let go and have fun. Many of my clients begin entrepreneurship as a fun endeavor to feel more fulfilled and escape their 9-5 death sentence. A few months in on the journey though, they feel the same way in their own business as they did in their 9-5. It’s then my job to give them permission, if you will, to relax, have fun, and take the lightest and easiest next step. That’s how we stay alive, thriving and on the right path for ourselves.
Haley Hoover: Trust. When I force things to happen, they do not. However, when I let go, step back and allow things to flow naturally; well, they do.
Haley Hoover: I’ve had many failures as an entrepreneur. I bet I’ve launched three dozen products that didn’t make a single sale. I’ve hosting dozens of masterclasses and live trainings that no one showed up to. I’ve made loads of offers that nobody nibbled on. Overcoming it, is simply a matter of moving forward toward the next exciting idea. Keep the excitement, always.
Haley Hoover: I’d love to see someone create a business of training corporate employees in creativity, fun and trust. I think this would heighten their sense of purpose and enthusiasm which would lead to more innovation.
Haley Hoover: I recently spent $100 on books. You cannot go wrong reading books. It expands your mind, which allows ideas to flow and innovations to be born.
Haley Hoover: Loom is a fabulous tool for creating quick videos. I use this to train my intern and team members. It’s fabulously easy.
Haley Hoover: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. We work too damn hard. This book makes clear suggestions and logic as to why we should all be having more fun in our life and our businesses.
Haley Hoover: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” –Hellen Keller
Originally published on Ideamensch.com