An Interview with Natalie Hope Ryneveld, Mindset and Transformational Coach
Natalie Hope Ryneveld is a mindset and transformational coach who empowers women to become more confident and energized in their everyday lives. She has worked at a variety of start-ups over 10 years and leverages her strategy and productivity skills with softer management skills she’s learned throughout her coaching journey. She is currently receiving her Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies and has over 100 hours of coaching experience.
Tell me about yourself and what motivated you to start blogging or your business?
My own personal growth journey started when I worked with my first coach who helped me release extreme anxiety and eliminate other self-sabotaging habits that were affecting my body and relationships. This life-changing experience made me realize the power our subconscious mind has over our realities and instilled in me a deep desire to help others who are going through the same suffering that I was.
Along my journey, I’ve learned so many different tools that have empowered me to become more confident in myself and be in true alignment with my soul. My favorite empowerment tools are astrology, human design, meditation and somatic work! For those of you who are into these areas as well - I’m a Taurus sun, Sagittarius moon, Libra rising, with a lot of Capricorn in my 3rd house. I’m a projector with a 4/6 profile and completed a 10 day Vipassana course, which was one of the most challenging and fulfilling experiences of my life!
I’m engaged to the love of my life who I met while living in Singapore. We’re from the New York area and are living the nomad life for a little until we feel like we’re ready to settle down! My sister is my absolute best friend and I don’t know what I would do without her!
1. What do you find most challenging about blogging or running your business?
Doing most of it alone! It’s a double-edged sword. On one hand, I love the pace that I can set for myself and the freedom that comes with running my own business. At the same time, I love to get feedback from others, the energy that comes with collaborating and brainstorming with a team, and having a sounding board across the table. One day, I know I will have a team which motivates me to keep going. Right now it’s just me, myself and my drive to succeed and I’m ok with that.
2. Describe your experiences with some of the people you’ve met while blogging or doing business?
I’ve met so many talented coaches and healers along my journey. I get my energy from others so I love to connect with close friends and acquaintances to hear their stories, struggles and celebrations. It motivates me to continue living my mission, coming from a deep place of service.
3. What networking do you do that helps your blogging or business?
I think we all underestimate the power of our individual network! By just reaching out to my network on Facebook and Instagram, I’ve been able to generate new ideas, resources and have been approached for a number of collaboration opportunities. I’m also a huge advocate for online courses because I’ve been able to connect with others who have similar passions and have a deeper desire to grow.
4. How do you come up with material/content for your business or blog and keep ideas fresh?
Life is constantly throwing us curveballs and there’s always a lesson to learn at the end of the day. However I also listen to podcasts by my role models, read spiritual or personal growth focused books and lastly, keep up with current events. There’s always something deeper to what’s happening around us!
5. What’s your strategy with your blog or business in general?
A content calendar keeps me focused and allows me to organize diversity in my content. I also schedule to write content in blocks and do it first thing in the morning when my mind is fresh. I aim to do the biggest task that I’m most hesitant about first because then I feel so much better once I’ve made some progress, and it frees up more of my headspace.
6. What’s the best thing a blogger can give to his readers or a business can give its customers?
When I post content, I always consider my audience and aim to deliver something of value - whether it’s a solution, a lesson, something that I feel might inspire others, or even just sharing my own personal lessons or journey. I don’t remember the last time I just posted a picture without a perspective or a thought - everyone’s perspective is valuable and we can’t be scared to share that.
7. What are some tips for people interested in making money from blogging? What are some realistic expectations in regards to what can be made?
I don’t make money from blogging, so I can’t speak to this, but the biggest advice I would give when pursuing any opportunity is checking in to see: is this connected with my purpose? Is doing this contributing to my 5 or 10 year vision? Is this a “hell yes?” By accepting or pursuing this, will this contribute to my sense of self-worth or take away from it? Answer these questions and you’ll always know in your heart what the right path is for you.
8. What has been your strategy for creating visibility to yourself and / or your blog?
I don’t have a strategy except just continually and consistently putting myself out there. I remind myself of my mission daily so in all engagements, I am genuinely excited telling strangers and people in my network about what I’m offering and what I’m up to. And I'm also curious about what they’re excited about and struggling with. Through nurturing my energy, I’ve sparked up conversations in coffee shops and airplanes while also reaching out to acquaintances and old friends in my network to catch-up. Genuine connections and referrals are everything!
9. What was the most challenging moment in your blog content development process or starting your business and why?
Haha, starting! I knew deeply I wanted to do this. That empowering others to become incredibly courageous, confident and enthralled with their life was my mission. However, I still had some fears over what other people would think, and the fear of if I would “succeed.” Yet, I knew my mission was greater than my fear and I couldn’t let these hesitations hold me back.
10. If someone was interested in blogging or starting a new business, what would be a few things you would suggest?
Be super connected to your “why” and come from a place of service. It’s not about you, it’s about serving others and letting the Universe guide you. Remember that starting a business is a marathon not a sprint. Self-care is as important as a new business launch or lucrative opportunity. Always schedule that self-care and mindset time at the beginning and end of the day. And remember, you are here for a reason that is so much bigger than you. Get out there and start because the world is waiting for you, and needs you, to share your gifts.
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