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#dailybusinesscheckin day 8 My biggest flaw? When I mess up I hide. Well, I don’t as much now, I confront the beast, the shame and I go to the person and say sorry, I messed up. The more often I do it, the easier it gets. I don’t want to be the inflexible and cold faced person who never apologises. But sometimes, sometimes I still hide, and in that hidden space I practise verbal self-flagellation. It feels endless. Self torture, it creates a useful barrier to success, to not do “the things”, (whatever the things are). And then I have enough, and realise that an appropriate reaction would be guilt, a drop of guilt can be healthy, Brene Brown would say I’ve failed to uphold my values (e.g. I had a parcel of oils ready to post to someone since Feb, and I didn’t, it was a gift I had promised and I failed to deliver), but not posting an envelope is not a recipe for shame, for knowing I was flawed and unworthy, and unlovable. That is not a true or appropriate response. Of course when I came out of hiding, and posted the package, I had the most beautiful and sweet thank you for them. But as always the way with these things, once I had acted the outcome had little meaning, I was already at peace with whatever reaction was to be had. So my flaw is to dig into shame, instead of using guilt as my compass. 🧭
#dailybusinesscheckin day 7 Future learnings. YouTube baby. I’m gonna make me a YouTube STAR! Lol, not exactly, but I have realised that is where I can grow a good part of my business. So, right now I’m mastering my time. I was introduced to the term Yak Shaving last week and nothing has more beautifully summed up the way I treat my time. This is it. I’m in Nepal shaving yaks.
Pet Peeves ok, so I have a couple (but ya'know thats why I have oils!) People who are committed to their sickness. People message me, come to classes, call me, desperate about a situation, in pain etc. They want to know what they could use - I show them options (I am very clear - ain't NO Doctor - you need to be empowered to take control of your own health). They know the options and they don't take action. The Pet Peeve is not even that situation, it's when they just continue to circle - they don't research for themselves and decide oils are bullshit (that are NOT!), they don't decide to take Reiki or Bowen or see a functional nutritional therapist, or SOMETHING! They don't take ANY action. Committed to sickness. 2) People who add me on facebook to hit me up for a shag. lol, no I mean add me to a FB group to sell me something I am not interested in. Do you know what - woo me! I like buying stuff of people, I bought some Collegen last week because someone I follow on Insta uses it and I researched them and I was like, cool, exactly what I am looking for. I have bought a day class and an online class from someone who invited me to a free yoga class. I have bought a Poster from someones who was talking about this cool artwork they sell. I bought Beeswax Wraps from someone who's friend shared their page on a local Networking Group. Invite me to cool stuff, but don't, as a stranger, put me in a FB group to do some random product bingo. xx
Day 5 - My Vision For The FutureMy Vision. I spent this morning wrapping up little parcels of oils. (today for yoga teachers who I am planning workshops with). Some are for women already in my community- over 80 now! (I’m so excited to hit 100, imagine, impacting on the lives of 100 homes and families, imagine 100 women feeling empowered over their health, imagine 100, 200, 300 children being supported in their health with natural solutions, living in homes that are healthy and free from toxic cleaners and chemicals). then imagine 3000 women, 30,000 children? I do. I imagine it, it is part of my why. Why I turn up, show up, get up. 👑🦄🌊some of these little packages are for people who don’t yet have oils, but are curious. Lavender for their baby who is having trouble with teething, or sleeping. Wild Orange for their child facing school stress. Peppermint for themselves, to focus and align. I started teaching all in, in July last year. My beautiful friend Clarissa had come to a class I’d hosted in February, when I first got my oils, she felt an instant attraction to the oils but wanted to know more. She hosted her own class in March and wanted to get the oils for herself, I had to decide on the day if I was going to Share the oils, I said yes, upgraded my wholesale account to wellness advocate account at her house (it sounds complicated, it’s not, it a ✅ in a box). First ever enrolment! My beautiful friend Laura was my first ever 1:1 in May, I’d invited her to my hosted class in Feb and she wasn’t interested, by May she had discovered that her pain and skin sensitivities were an allergy to a preservative in all products (from washing up liquid to shampoo to sunscreen) - so she had a need for natural solutions. My beautiful friend Sarah hosted my first ever class in July, I had a script, it was my first ever class and firsts are not perfect, but I was amongst her friends and they showed me patience and grace whilst I stumbled and learned, because what we need to learn, we learn by doing. These women were the first in my community, my friends for sure, but how they have taken these oils and run with them is amazing. I hear from them how they are using
What haven't I done! I bounced around a lot in my younger days, I was a junior librarian (awesome job), waited tables, bartender, factory, retail. Super fun job was working on River Cruises in France, it was 5 Star luxury for Americans and the passengers had every need met. It the first time I encountered wealth and I was like, that looks awesome, I want me some wealth! I figured I was unlikely to get wealthy cleaning toilets and pouring wine so I went to university (as a mature student, I had 1 C grade GCSC and a GNVQ, so again, anyone can get a degree if they want one). I had a couple of awesome summers temping in London, such, SUCH fun! Such wealth and opportunity. After uni I was lost, I'd got into debt and I didn't feel free anymore, I got a job at Hampshire County Council to quickly pay of my credit card and overdraft and stayed there for 10 years. Leaving was the happiest day of my working life! I literally danced out! What I learned whilst I was there? People make everything, even if the work is boring or hard or stressful people make the difference, I worked with so many lovely people. I started as a technician and ended as a project manager, I like helping people, I like making a difference and I liked my job when I got to do those things. Knowing these things is a gift! Corporate life gave me a couple of other gifts. After being sexually harassed (by different men on different occasions on different years, I genuinely hand on my heart had never had a job where I wasn't harassed!) and on one particularly memorable occasion when I reported it to my line manager was told he had a reputation for it, to try and not be alone with him, and it was my word against him and he had seniority). I was removed from a corporate leadership training program because "it was for people who have been here". I'd earned my place through a blind selection, then had maternity leave so postponed it for the following year. It felt very unfair. These are just a couple of the things that happened because I was a woman, I was frequently a servant to the patriarchy and unknowingly culpable in my own subjugation. Continue in comments
#dailybusinesscheckin day 3 Ok, so my superpower? I know if a women is pregnant, sometimes before they know. It’s an entirely useless superpower. I am weirdly strong. Neither of these are superpowers? Do you know what? My superpower is laughter, I’m really freaking funny. And I make other people funny, my funny is like sunlight warming up the room. See - I could have posted the photo of me where I’m all windswept back and sexy, but I’m posting this one, because I’m funny 😂
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