6 episodes

Building for Bliss explores what it means to build a conscious & passion-fuelled career or business. What are the challenges, the learnings – and most importantly what internal growth is required to be holistically successful? The show features interviews with creative business owners, free-lancers and founders as well as solo episodes. Most of the guests tend to be on the sensitive side and have an interest in building not only for profit, but also for conscious impact, ease, joy – and, hey, bliss!
www.nicolinawerther.com

Building for Bliss Nicolina Werther

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Building for Bliss explores what it means to build a conscious & passion-fuelled career or business. What are the challenges, the learnings – and most importantly what internal growth is required to be holistically successful? The show features interviews with creative business owners, free-lancers and founders as well as solo episodes. Most of the guests tend to be on the sensitive side and have an interest in building not only for profit, but also for conscious impact, ease, joy – and, hey, bliss!
www.nicolinawerther.com

    #6 - Is your business contributing to your well-being? - with Nicolina Werther

    #6 - Is your business contributing to your well-being? - with Nicolina Werther

    Solo-episode in which I share why building healthy, sustainable businesses starts with building healthy individuals and how self-employment can contribute to your well-being.

    The episode starts with a short update on the purpose of the podcast and then explores:


    why healing precedes or at least goes hand in hand with building a healthy business or projects
    why healing affects all areas of life and “niching”, saying you specialise only in one particular area, might not always be appropriate
    how self-employment can contribute to your well-being by helping you build a healthy relationship with inyourself
    how a lack of structure and consistency can be a form of self-abandonment
    how listening to yourself and knowing what works or doesn’t work for you is key for healthy productivity, as well as high motivation and engagement levels

    Another aspect of building healthy individuals and companies, I don't mention on the recording, is that a focus on well-being naturally extends beyond personal issues and e.g taking care of the environment becomes easy. The more you are well and resourced, the more interest and energy you will have to give back to the wider world – including e.g. the environment. There is a huge difference between “having to be environmentally conscious” and forcing yourself or your company to be sustainable vs it being a natural extension of your interest in well-being for yourself and the wider world.

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    • 20 min
    #5 - How well do you know the plants in your life? - with Jocelyn Perez-Blanco

    #5 - How well do you know the plants in your life? - with Jocelyn Perez-Blanco

    Meet Jocelyn Perez-Blanco, educator, herbalist, urban naturalist, conservationist, flower essence therapist  - and much more. Jocelyn lives in New York and her mission is to bring knowledge about plants to the world in an accessible way. She offers outdoor activities, workshops, and webinars, and tends to her ever-growing collection of houseplants and -animals.

    Jocelyn is passionate about plant education and community building, and how one can aid the other.

    This episode explores:


    the problem of “green blindness” and how you can only see what you know
    how you can only engage with what you know
    how stimulating new knowledge and sharing what you learn can be
    how it is vital to understand your place in the wider eco-system and the impact you have in order to change behaviours
    plants as medicine and how the connection to nature aids your well-being

    Links related to this episode:


    Jocelyn's Website
    Jocelyn's Instagram
    Jocelyn's Linktree

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    More information about the podcast, you find here: www.nicolinawerther.com/podcast

    • 34 min
    #4 - Can you taste the grower's intention in your coffee? - with Rachel Samuel

    #4 - Can you taste the grower's intention in your coffee? - with Rachel Samuel

    How much thought and intention do you put into your business or creative practice? How important your intentions are and how far they can get you, you can find out if you listen to this interview with Rachel Samuel. Rachel is one half of the founders behind Gesha village coffee estate. Gesha village coffee is one of the most celebrated coffees in the world!

    Rachel shares with us how two creatives – a photographer and a documentary filmmaker – came up with the idea of starting a coffee farm and how much of their journey has been led by intuition, intention and a deep connection nature, the land, the people, customers, the culture, the coffee – and ultimately a deep connection to self.

    This episode explores:


    How far your “good intentions” can bring you (psst! spoiler: They can get your right to the top!)
    Why it is important to give every little detail intention & thought and why you want to tell your plants what you want from them
    How there is only one of you, and how that means you can share your knowledge freely without needing to fear that anyone will ever be able to copy you
    How a higher price will never be an obstacle if you produce with the intention of producing the highest quality, trusting yourself and valuing your contributions along the way
    How you know you are in tune and in flow with life, when you can consider the trees as your extended family!

    Links related to this episode:


    Gesha Village Coffee Estate

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    • 29 min
    #3 - Does your space support your well-being? - with Tom Manwell

    #3 - Does your space support your well-being? - with Tom Manwell

    How well does your environment support your mental and physical health? Tom Manwell is an architect and entrepreneur passionate about community. In this episode, he shares with us what got him into his career, how he adjusted his architectural practice to match his interest in well-being, why he has now branched out into co-living consultancy, and how you can improve your own home for more well-being. 

    The episode explores:


    How to make sure your business reflects your interests and passions
    What it means to translate “what feels good” into physical shapes and designs
    How co-living can help you grow as a person
    Easy adjustments you can make around your home or office to bring more well-being into your spaces

    Links related to this episode:


    Wellstudio Architecture
    Wellstudio Coliving
    Tom’s LinkedIn

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    • 32 min
    #2 Does Your Intuition fancy tea? - with Polly Singer

    #2 Does Your Intuition fancy tea? - with Polly Singer

    Today, I am talking to Polly Singer about finding ease and flow in running your business. Polly has been a milliner for thirty years and now expanded into a tea line and tea-related events. Polly shares how the pandemic was a blessing in disguise for her as it allowed her to slow things down and emerge on the other side stronger, with fresh ideas and a business that is flourishing.

    Polly has been in business for almost thirty years and has been featured on some of the biggest media outlets in the world. Today, she shares with us how a stuck hairbrush kicked off her career as a hat maker and how surrounding herself with the things she loves led to launching a new product line and events series.

    This episode explores:


    How limiting your options can help you feel confident in your decisions
    Why learning to trust your intuition makes everything easier and more joyful
    Why you should always choose “done” over perfection
    How allowing yourself to take things slowly will speed things up for you in the long run
    How you can easily gather your tribe by sharing and engaging in the things that are meaningful to you

    Links related to this episode:


    Polly's website

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    • 34 min
    #1 What, Why, Who - Introducing Building for Bliss

    #1 What, Why, Who - Introducing Building for Bliss

    Building businesses is great, cultivating joy is fun, but what if we could take our work-life to yet another level and not just feel good about working, but actually use work to further improve our wellbeing? Tune in to find out what this podcast is about and to get your first dose of inspiration for bringing more bliss into your career or business. A short introduction to the podcast and why I started it.

    This episode explores:


    Why Building for Bliss? And what does that even mean?
    Should we use work to increase our well-being?
    What running a business has taught me about perseverance and increasing my ability to influence life around me
    How you can bring 1% more joy into your work



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    • 8 min