Running a Business as a Manifestor: Amanda Chase, of ōSHen Creative
There are a million ways to live in purpose, on purpose.
And there’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to doing your thing — especially when it comes to running your own business. In fact, the methodology behind Human Design points directly to the idea that there are five different types that work synergistically to make the world spin ‘round.
We’re featuring five different entrepreneurs, creatives, and business owners to learn more about how they utilize (or don’t!) their Human Design strategies in their day-to-day work. Keep scrolling to meet our second entrepreneur, Amanda Chase.
Hey, what’s up, hello
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Amanda Chase. I am the Founder of ōSHen Creative, a creative agency for holistic wellness brands as well as the Founder of Coconut Yoga, a children’s yoga company helping little ones become their most authentic selves.
Where do you live?
I live in Los Angeles, California in a beautiful apartment with a creative studio in the back of my building with my mini-goldendoodle puppy, Henry.
What's your title on your email signature?
Founder. I like to keep things simple.It would be too complicated to explain all the roles and responsibilities of an entrepreneur so I just say Founder.
Yeah, but what do your parents think you do?
Pretty sure they think I make a lot of mood boards.
How do you describe your work?
I help brands identify who they are from the inside out and then apply those learnings to how they present that information out into the world through brand visuals, content creation and storytelling. All for the making holistic wellness modalities more accessible to the world.
Let’s Get to the Good Stuff: Your Human Design
Inner Authority: Emotional
When did you first find out about your Human Design type? How did it make you feel at first?
I learned my human design from a quick impromptu chat with Jenna Zoe. I felt so seen and understood. There were so many components that resonated with my inner and outer life.
A lot of my challenges I encounter(ed) as a child and even now make more sense by learning about my HD chart. I could let go of all these pressures (conditioning and societal pressures) that may not work for me. Things changed after that… and I was able to tap into my innate skills of initiating, receiving downloads and being able to not have to execute all the ideas but I do need to explain the ideas :)
How do you feel about it now?
I wish I knew even more about my chart to be honest. I did a reading, it helped but it was too generic and it didn’t really provide me specific information about my chart that I couldn’t have learned by a simple google search. I’d like to learn more so I can continue to operate from the place of least resistance and suffering once I am able to live my design fully.
What's your favorite part of being a Manifestor?
I love being different. I love having a polarizing aura. I love the strength and power that can come within me. I feel myself. Also, coming up with new things that have never been done before feels so magical.
It is challenging to always have to explain what I am doing before I do it. I am fearful of my ideas being taken or someone not liking something but I have to do it anyways.
Your Type and Your Work — Finding a Balance
How many hours a week do you work?
I work 5 days a week for 8-9 hours a day (morning routines, emails, coffee breaks, puppy playtime and walking breaks, lunch breaks and shutting off the computer at 6pm help break up those hours so they are not consistent at-my-desk all day hours.
I am most inspired on the weekends when I am free and playing so I tend to go to my creative studio to ideate and create projects using my hands, writing, painting, conceptualizing and simply just having fun. Although, the creative process is not always fun. It’s filled with times of doubt, fear and procrastination. This is the creative journey.
What's easiest for you when it comes to your work or role?
It is really easy for me to come up with new ideas. I am constantly daydreaming and coming up with the next big thing that doesn’t exist out there already. I just need unscheduled time (usually while driving, showering or when I’m in my studio) that allow for those downloads to come in. The more often I can have downtime the more often these ideas come through.
What's the hardest part of your work?
Managing, keeping up with everyone’s projects and project managing the ship. I’d like to be as hands off as possible but I also love to know everything that is going on so I end up doing a lot of the work by myself.
How does knowing your type help you with work? Do you do things differently (plan your schedule, hire certain employees of other types, etc.)
By knowing my strengths and weaknesses through Human Design, it helps me tremendously. I know I need a Generator Assistant, Manifesting Generator Creative Services Assistants and clients who are able to understand that those big creative ideas come in waves.
Are there other esoteric, mystical, or alternative aspects (like your natal chart, Enneagram, blood type, Hogwarts House, whatever … ) that have also been helpful to you as you figure out your work?
I mean I love it all. I love knowing Astrology to help me understand my life direction, Akashic Records to learn about my souls roadmap/life plan, kundalini to help me tap into my intuition, Emily Anderson of Life of the Mind’s work, and tapping into manifestation/reprogramming limiting beliefs.
What's something that you're still working on when it comes to understanding yourself and how to work with your natural areas of genius or areas of opportunity?
It’s a constant spiral. It is never ending. The journey is to enjoy the process. That’s where I am at now. I am different from who I was 6 months ago and this will continue for the rest of time. My role is to be as present as possible with what I am co-creating with the Universe. And surrender. That is how I end up succeeding more than what my mind can conceptualize.
What advice would you give to other Manifestors as they explore their purpose in life and in their careers?
Play as often as you can. That is where we find our answers. Also, find your support system. We don’t have to do it all alone.