Have you ever felt like jacking it all in with your petite business and going off and getting a “proper” job again?
I know I have, many times. In fact a few years ago I even ended up back in a part time corporate job covering a maternity leave position for a company that I’d previously worked at.
But the thing is. I hated it. Being back there reminded me of just how far I had come. I could no longer conform to this corporate way of life. I questioned everything. I felt constantly anxious. And four months in to a nine month job I left.
Yes it was great to be among co-workers again, but my eyes had been opened on my self-employment journey and I knew that I didn’t fit in to that world anymore. Being there would have been an easier option in terms of a regular pay cheque. But as for everything else it totally zapped and drained my energy.
What this experience taught me was just how much I loved my work and Scarletta. I realised that I wasn’t ready to let go of my petite business just yet. There was so much more I wanted to give to my tribe and to work on. And quite frankly this experience gave me a kick up the **** to re-focus on my true purpose again.
As a result I created my very first online e-course. Working late nights and weekends to get the job done. I’d felt the pull. The call from my heart and soul if you like. And I learned to tell the difference between the “shoulds” and my soul led instinct.
All of this taught me a very valuable lesson, to trust my inner compass and voice. To dig deep and not give up so easily. And to find a way to connect deeply with my own soul purpose and precisely what I wanted to help my clients with.
This inner work is ongoing. As our lives and work shifts and evolves so does our purpose, message and petite business.
So what about you?
- Are you really connected to your big why and purpose? Or are you following someone else’s path?
- Are you able to bring your clients towards you with ease? Or are they confused about how you can help them?
- Are you courageous and confident sharing your own ideas, voice and wisdom and able to show up online and off with clarity and ease? Or are you feeling like an imposter waiting to be found out and shot down?
You see from time to time I’ve felt and experienced all of these things, so has Jo. And we’ve worked on overcoming these typical scenarios ourselves and with our soul-led clients too. And what we know is that it is all about connection and alignment. Continue reading