it's time to engage with your life.
Time to SHOW UP.
If you’re like most of my listeners, you have a deep desire for something more in your life. You feel a spark inside, and want to take responsibility for what that spark – what that purpose means for those around you.
But there’s a problem – even though you feel that sense of mission, that sense of something more, maybe you downplay it or feel unworthy to reach for a better version of yourself. You feel selfish for wanting more when you already have so much.
I completely understand. I’ve been there. I know what darkness feels like. I know what it feels like to sit in those challenges that feel overwhelming. But I also know that challenges can be overcome one step at a time. I’m here to sit with you, acknowledge what you’re going through, and guide you back to growing into your purpose. Toward feeling your majestic worth.
As you listen to the podcast or engage with anything I have the chance to create, my deepest hope is that you feel my profound respect for you, my awe for everything you’ve endured and continue to walk through … all while genuinely giving your best and working with all your might to bless others along the way.
Above and beyond anything else, I hope that when we connect here — or anywhere online or in real life — you feel a greater sense of your own capacity and divine light.
I hope you know I see you as my friends, and I love you as such. I’m rooting for you, in every way, and with all my heart!
Besides the podcast, the best place to connect is through my Instagram (@natalienorton).
I’ve linked some recent posts below where you can learn a bit more about me and my family:
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I'm Natalie. This is my beautiful family. Some of you are new here, & my story is a little "unique" & can be confusing (even to those who have been around forever). So, I thought I'd take a second to map it out, outline style. Hopefully this will settle some curiosity & confusion & will help ya'll get to know me a little better. (You can follow the carousel of images if you want a visual.) My brother Gavin was my only sibling & my very best friend. He moved in with Richie & I when he was 16 and lived with us on & off until his unexpected death when he was 21. He went to sleep one night & didn't wake up in the morning. Nothing was found in his system, there were no signs of foul play of any kind. He was totally healthy one day & gone the next. Two years later, I gave birth to my 4th son. I named him Gavin after his Uncle. Baby Gavin died of Pertussis when he was only 3 months old. Baby Gavin is buried on top of his Unkie Gavin, near our home on the North Shore of Oahu. Two years after that, through bizarre events, we became the parents of 1 yr old boy/girl twins & their 7 yr old sister. They were a part of our family, our hearts & our souls in EVERY.single.way. After 2 years of uninterrupted custody, they were suddenly (& unexpectedly) reunified with their bio mother. We have not seen or heard from anyone since. Shortly thereafter, I suffered a "mini stroke," & I lost the ability to speak or understand verbal/written language. It took 2 years to completely regain my health. About a year later, our (then) 10 year old son, Lincoln, was crossing the street on his way home from a friend's house when he was struck by a distracted driver. We almost lost him. He was in the ICU in an induced coma, suffered a traumatic brain injury, lost over half of his liver, suffered from two collapsed lungs, & required extensive reconstructive surgery to his face, hands & chest. Recovery is ongoing. I believe it's our response to difficulty that determines the quality of our lives. It can be REALLY hard, but each of us has what it takes! We truly can find happiness & peace, no matter what life throws our way. I'm so happy you're here.
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What’s YOUR calling? Each of us has a fire within, something that lights us up & makes us feel more “ourselves” than anything else on earth. I found my “something,” through my work (for over 10 yrs) as a photographer + small business consultant. When I looked at the ways I spent my days & focused in on: 1) which tasks really made me come alive, 2) where I made the most meaningful impact in other people’s businesses + lives, what emerged was immediately identifiable & CRYSTAL clear. Without a doubt, my life’s purpose was (& is) to: 1) help others see & feel their inherent capacity & inherent worth (& to take ownership of the sacred responsibility that comes as a result) 2) to help empower those same individuals (or small business) to see, believe in & work toward—in specific, measured, & masterful ways—the highest purpose & potential of their OWN businesses + lives. And here I am, by the grace of God, finally, FULLY engaged in my life’s greatest work (in conjunction, OF COURSE, with being a wife to Richie & mother to my 4 beautiful boys). But real talk? Sometimes, I find myself exhausted by the work & the weight of it all; then, I try to remember that I GET TO spend my days helping others show up for (& walk boldly through) their own passionate, purpose driven lives.... & it’s that work right there, that helps me fulfill my own. 😭🙏🏼 And you’re right! These aren’t the kinds of things people usually say out loud. But I’m done being quiet about my god given purpose & gifts, & I’m certainly finished apologizing. My commitment to helping others truly & unapologetically SHOW UP in & for their lives ... well, it can’t be merely anecdotal conviction. I’ve got to EMBODY my own message—as completely as I can. Because it’s not boastful nor is it crass. When I celebrate myself, I celebrate THE DIVINE. And what could possibly be more worthy of open celebration than THAT? ✨So, you out there.... what’s the unapologetic purpose of YOUR life? I want to celebrate with you in the comments below! (Aren’t sure? Tell me, “I don’t know YET! But I’m committed to finding out!” You deserve the joy of living on purpose & we deserve your light!)
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It was Socrates (we believe) who originally said, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” And while that’s perhaps a liiiiittle extreme (and slightly ethnocentric, to say the least), I have to say, the idea of living a truly examined life is my paramount priority. And it can be SO HARD. Because frankly, there’s a lot I don’t want to look at.... or take ownership of! And it can be outright exhausting to constantly look, and learn, and try, and fail, and try again.....and fail, AGAIN. But in spite of all of that, living in this way is also the most fulfilling and empowering priority in my life, because there’s absolutely nothing like KNOWING I’m constantly (and genuinely) in charge of the state of my life—particularly emotionally. I’m constantly able to pivot, and change, and evaluate, and RE evaluate, and try, and grow, and then try again, and again, and again, until my life is SINCERELY aligned with my values. For 5 years, I hosted a day long intensive, all over the country, for mother entrepreneurs, and central to our curriculum there, was a quote by Stephen R Covey: “Don’t get so busy climbing the ladder of success, that you get to the top, only to realize the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall.” And basically, I think what Covey was saying was, examine your life. Every day. Every step. Pay attention. Because all this momentum is inevitably leading SOMEwhere.... so let’s examine it and make certain we like where we are headed and why. Lately, for me, the process of examination has looked like trying to spend a lot less time checking out inside of distractions like Netflix and Hulu, and choosing to spend more time, TRULY present, with the people I love. It’s looked like doing work I really believe matters. And it’s looked like allowing myself to let go of a lot of other things.... to make space for what I’ve decided, for me, matters most. It’s not easy, but little of value ever was. When you examine your life, what matters most to YOU? What are you prioritizing right now in YOUR life? Tell me in the comments!
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My biggest goal on social media, and in my life as a whole, is to help people feel their majestic worth. All I want, in my wildest of dreams and my deepest of wishes, is for every person out there to know that they BELONG—not just that they belong, but that their presence is absolutely CELEBRATED. When I say that I think you’re radiant, I mean it, with my whole, entire heart. When I tell you that I believe your contribution is unique and vitally important to the wellbeing of the world, I really do believe it—beyond all doubt. When I express my profound respect for you, my awe for everything you’ve endured and continue to walk through ... all while genuinely giving your best and working with all your might to bless others along the way...gosh. I hope you can feel the depth of my sincerity. And when I tell you that I believe in you, that I don’t just think, but I KNOW you have power and light unlike any power and light that has ever before lived or will ever live again—I hope you feel my conviction. Above and beyond anything else, I hope that when we connect here—or anywhere online or in real life—you feel a greater sense of your own capacity and divine light. I hope you know I see you as my friends, and I love you as such. I’m rooting for you, in every way, and with all my heart!