Only business-wise! We are still very happily married and we intend to stay that way. (:
Our Business Breakup
Like we talked about last week, as “Pace and Kyeli”, we’ve focused on our shared passions so much that we’ve lost touch with our solo passions. Kyeli’s sabbatical has given us both the chance to reconnect and rediscover what we love that isn’t shared.
A fork in the road
We’ve come to a fork in the road of our shared business. I’ll go left, and Kyeli will go right. But it’s not as drastic as it sounds – Kyeli’s going to take a sharp right turn, but I’m only going to veer slightly to the left.
What’s changing, and what’s staying the same
Some things are changing. Some things are staying the same. A lot of things are staying pretty much the same but moving to a different place.
The most important things that are staying the same are my heart and Kyeli’s heart. We’re still here. We still care. We still want to help. So please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We’re listening.
That said, here’s an overview of what’s changing and what’s staying the same.
PaceSmith.com: my new home for almost everything you know and love
I’m going to keep doing most of the things that Kyeli and I have done together in the past. I’m going to keep blogging, keep writing these articles for the zine, and keep teaching. Kyeli will still co-teach many of the classes with me. But I’ll be doing it all at PaceSmith.com instead of PaceAndKyeli.com.
Kyeli.com: Kyeli’s new home for her photography
Kyeli is going to focus on her photography, and she’ll be doing that at kyeli.com instead of PaceAndKyeli.com.
PaceAndKyeli.com: the home of our podcast
PaceAndKyeli.com will still be online, but it will mostly consist of links to PaceSmith.com and Kyeli.com, plus the podcast we co-host, Wild Crazy Meaningful Life. We’ll still be doing the podcast together every week.
Pace and Kyeli’s Backyard is closing
As part of our business breakup, we are closing the Backyard. We’ll close it a week from today (Sep 5), so if you want to keep in touch with anyone from there, you’ve got plenty of time to send them a friend request or a message.
For private discussion in a safe space, we now have Spiritual Rollercoaster Academy.
As Pace & Kyeli, our mission was to help spiritual world-changers live wild crazy meaningful lives. That’s awesome, but difficult to pin down. It’s so broad that it doesn’t give people a clear first impression.
As solo Pace, my mission is to help spiritual entrepreneurs bridge the practical and the profound. This is much more coherent and easier to explain.
In our most recent survey of our readers, we asked you, “What’s your biggest obstacle to changing the world?”
Want to guess what the single most common response was?
You wrote things like:
“I want to do what I love, but where is the money going to come from?”
“I wish I could change the world, but how can I get paid to do that?”
“I would love to follow my heart, but I need to pay the bills.”
So I’m not going to beat around the bush anymore. I’m coming right out and helping spiritual entrepreneurs bridge the practical and the profound. I’ll help you create or grow a small business that makes a profit and makes a difference. I’ll help you make money in a way that’s aligned with your heart and your soul.
What if I’m not a spiritual entrepreneur?
I don’t mind at all! Please, stick around!
Let me explain. What I really teach, deep down, is love, connection, and compassion. I teach tools, techniques, mindsets and heartsets that help you access love through self-knowledge, through self-trust, through peaceful productivity, through business, and through writing. And once the love is flowing smoothly, all it takes are a few practical nuts and bolts… and the writing flows, the work flows, the money flows. That’s what I mean when I say “bridging the practical and the profound.”
There are many different rivers (writing, business, productivity, etc.) but they all flow into the same ocean: the ocean of listening to your heart. The sea of following your path.
With my new focus on spiritual entrepreneurs, I’m building a dock and a welcome center on the Spiritual Entrepreneur River, because it’s much easier to give directions to that dock than to give directions to a floating island in the middle of the ocean. But of course, anyone who wants to swim in the ocean is more than welcome.
It’s affinity-based, not criteria-based. If you like what you see here, then it’s for you, regardless of what you call yourself or what labels you use to identify yourself.
What about changing the world?
Again, changing the world is like the ocean, and spiritual entrepreneurship is like one river flowing into that ocean. I can’t imagine a spiritual entrepreneur who isn’t changing the world in some way. The business world needs healing so deeply that the mere existence of spiritual entrepreneurs is world-changing.
A new podcast, The Spiritual Entrepreneur
In addition to our co-hosted Pace & Kyeli podcast, Wild Crazy Meaningful Life, I’m starting a solo podcast called The Spiritual Entrepreneur. I’ll interview successful spiritual entrepreneurs to learn how they run their businesses in a way that’s aligned with their hearts and souls. You’ll sample a smorgasbord of different business models and different spiritualities – this podcast will be about curiosity and exploration, not about the One Right Way. Episode 1 comes out on September 3rd!
Thank you so much for your patience and your understanding as we continue to change and grow. We appreciate you.