What would Beyoncé do? (Maybe)

Beyoncé and I have a long distance relationship... we’ve been in the same room/field twice but the love is strong. One of us maaaay not know who the other is. But that’s ok. 😉

There are always phrases of ‘What would Beyoncé do?’ like it is a quick ‘Ok cool I’ll do that too’ However as it often is I’m sure it will be combination of things... I have tried to dissect the process on why she is in a league of her own...


1. She decided... we all have those moments of ‘no more, enough is enough’ or ‘Let’s do this’ or ‘What have I got to lose?’ Every action begins with a decision. I can’t imagine any of this was a flippant thought. 


2. Got a big vision. She’s not playing any more. She has the platform, money, support, love and talent to build a wonderful vision so she does. 


3. She realised she needed to build a team as she couldn’t do it alone. We may be a company of one but the best find the best to collaborate and grow with. 


4. She charged well.. for now and for later. Get paid now for the performance but also for ownership/producing rights. Savvy. 


5. She gave herself permission to still do what she loved and be a mother. Yes it is tough and you need support to do so but all hopes and dreams don’t end as soon as you give birth. 


6. Moved the needle. I am very interested in this phrase at the moment. I don’t want to be generic and surface. Beyoncé knows the stories that need to be told, the words that perhaps have been unsaid. She says them. 


7. Gave herself more time than normal. Overnight success is not a thing. There are hours of ‘showing up’ behind the scenes. 


8. Gave clear communication. You can’t lead without sharing your vision. There is a great part on the Goop podcast with @brenebrownabout how organisations could do this effectively. 


9. Be humble. Generous, kind, open, loving... you know all those things that are at your core. 


10. Do it like you are the best in the world and show the world what you can do.



My Talk at Stylist Live 2018 | Nicky Raby

This is definitely one of my 2018 career highlights:

PODCAST: Episode Seventy Three with Greta Solomon, Author and Creative Writing Coach

E P I S O D E S E V E N T Y T H R E E is live with @greta.solomon who is sharing so much wisdom about creativity, writing, inspiration and actually putting pen to paper or hands to keyboard. Link in bio to ITunes and You Tube as always. My aim is to reach a million plays by Christmas so please share with your pals and also if you have a spare mo leave a review... thank you 

PODCAST: Episode Seventy Two with Sommer Pyne, House Curious

E P I S O D E S E V E N T Y T W O Is Live with lovely Sommer @housecurious

I could easily talk about interiors all day (and we do cover some of this chat) but also we go deeper into turning an idea into a business. Nothing is rarely an overnight success and often there are twists and turns along the way... and some big ol’ lessons. 


Also wanted to flag that we talk about premature births (as I know the topic could potentially be triggering so want to state with my producer head on). It’s such an uplifting chat and I know you will get lots of ‘ok, let’s do this’ from it.

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Since 2012 I have coached over a 1000 people. Talented, skilled, passionate, kind people. When I trained as a coach I learnt methods to help my clients to build a strategy. However there is another huge chunk of the puzzle... the mindset stuff. The imposter syndrome, all the questions, the self doubt, the fear, the judgement, going pro and did I mention ALL THE QUESTIONS. 


I have been to too many panels recently where the experts have just said things like ‘go for it’ or ‘just start’ and I get that. However we are all starting from different places. I trained as an actor and I still find this stuff difficult- putting yourself out there, selling, pitching, pricing, presenting and if you are feeling the same, please know you are not alone. 
I want to help you to do business on your terms. To show up in a way that feels good. 

Podcast: 'Running, Body Image and Growing a business from the inside out' Mini Episode Six |Nicky Raby

M I N I E P I S O D E S I X Is live. It is a bit of a personal one but I wanted to share. 
I talk about running #couchto5k and how it is a mental game not necessarily a leg game. Visibility and how I want to feel in my body after having a very complicated relationship with it in the past. Also how at almost 37 I want to feel the best version of myself and connected with my body... and I mention the 90s ladette word ‘Goer’

PODCAST: Episode Sixty Seven with Aruba Red, Singer/Songwriter

E P I S O D E S I X T Y S E V E N with my lovely pal @arubaredflicks Today we talk about creativity; launching a project, transformation and stepping into the next chapter of your life. *Trigger warning* We talk about challenging relationships in this one. 
I recently was in the video for Goddess Vibes which was made by @farrah_dnrand @d_n_r__ and Art directed by @ashlyn_stylist