If there is one thing I know to be true about myself, it’s that in this lifetime I am to do things my way. I’ve had this feeling and insight for a long time. Even now, when I imagine this, I see myself as a colourful, light filled being walking against a sea of people all in the same dark, boring clothes.
So it was only a matter of time before I felt that wave of excitement and determination to step out on my own and run my own show (in other words start my own business).
After years of working as a remedial massage therapist for other businesses, I longed for the creativity and freedom of working for myself and to only do the therapies I loved.
While I knew I was a great therapist and was constantly told so by my clients, actually starting a business from scratch was a whole new thing.
It wasn’t all that cruisey, instant business success.
Because in all honesty, nothing prepared me for the ‘mindset’ challenges that I faced as a new business owner.
Nothing prepared me for the negative self talk that would start to creep in and overshadow that initial excitement and determination.
Nothing prepared me for the self doubt in my capabilities.
Worst of all the fear of failing and proving yet again, that a massage therapist can’t make money to support themselves.
And the even deeper horror, of having to admit. That I wasn’t not cut out for business, can’t make money and would have to return to my old job with my tail between my legs.
Back then, the one thing I knew to be true was that if I wanted to be as successful as I deeply desired to be. If I wanted flexibility in my days and weeks, the abundance of money, the waitlist of clients and glowing testimonials and to feel like I was a QUEEN in what I was doing, then I would have to change my beliefs around EVERYTHING I wasn’t feeling great about.
So I worked on my mindset 100% alongside learning all the strategies and tools I needed to create the business of my dreams. Even at the time, I didn’t know mindset was a thing. But I knew deep down, that all the self doubt talk was BS and I would have a successful and thriving business.
I’m not going to lie. The mindset work continues to this day. But the BS I shifted soon lead me to a successful, thiriving, high in demand natural therapy business, with the waitlist of clients, glowing testimonials and banking money!
That’s when I knew I had to share what I have learnt with other women in business.
I had learnt that Mindset work is healing work.