A synopsis of the last 8 years.
Happy New Year ladies and gents.
Yes, I prayed .....and asked for....and made it my mantra.....and asked the Universe to provide.
It happened . I am grateful. ( sorry - it's 😝😷, but true tho!).
Hard nosed business style could not hold candlelight to doing the work I do in service to others . Yes, It took longer to get there, but it's got more depth and quality that it will last , for longer.
The advice I got from all the paid professionals , who added my figures, finger wagged me for not cutting corners, who added my dismal expenses , scorned me for waiving fees to the deserved or when I opened on Sunday's at extra rent , and who looked at me in despair that I may not have a viable business- holds very little weight.
Knowing in my gut that I was on the right path kept me from giving up, even if it took longer .
Passion and satisfaction uplifted me every time.
We all naturally want to become successful... we also want to take shortcuts. And it's easy to do so, but not wise.
I can never take away the effort of hard work,discipline , priorities ( some bad choices!) decisions ( some awful decisions!) bad/expensive mistakes , travelling to Master classes ( and discovering they knew a little more than you!) , trusting wrong people and sacrifice. Hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance. Hard work and passion are a marriage made in heaven .
For anyone planning a new business in 2017, I am thinking of you and cheering you on.
Don't compare yourself to others.
If you are brave enough to start your own business, be brave enough to believe in your own ideas & dreams.
Surround yourself with positive people who believe in you.
Don't be disheartened by friends and family who discourage you.
They are afraid for you and want to protect you.
Choose not to discuss your business with them.
Take their fear and turn it into a reason to keep pushing forward.
They are the ones who will be the proudest of you later.
For every day you feel discouraged and want to give up there will be the days that something wonderful happens and all those tough days were worth it.
Good Luck! It's one hell of an adventure!
TY My shining armour.
Some befores and afters