"No man is an island entire of itself..." - John Donne
|No Woman is an island|
Because of my ego. I thought, as I always have done, "I can do this myself."
Despite all the help that was being urged my way, all the promises of wonder and bounty, all the invitations to be part of a bigger whole... I determined that I would go it alone, because that's just who I am.
And because, deep at heart, I'm a skin-flint and hate to spend money on something I think I can do myself. Want a new hand-crafted handbag? Why yes, here's one I made earlier. Want a glittery new necklace, or funky dress, or want to CHANGE YOUR LIFE, from the inside out. Well, yes, I'm sure I can take that on....
Enter Goddess Leonie. Beautiful mermaidy free-spirited chum, entrepreneur and all-round hippy-chic full of goodness and light. Last year, I read a lot about her. She popped up everywhere in fact - on friends' Facebook pages, blogs, projects, interviews and even in my own inbox. I saw her become the biggest driving force behind many of my own inspirational bloggers, creators and life-coaches. And what did I say to myself?
"I can do it on my own".
Even when the lovely, lovely Lucy of Dreaming Aloud - who has been a huuuuge inspiration to me - also succumbed to the Goddess' charms, I thought to myself, "But that's not for me. I am different. I don't have that kind of money to spend on stuff I already know and can already do, if I just put my mind to it..."
So I ignored all the signs of the universe and sat down to my own lonely task of changing my world. Of changing mySELF. All the while ignoring the biggest problem I had - I could NOT do this alone!
Sure, some things I've achieved, and some things I can feel proud of. But I finally realised this week, that you really do get out of life what you put into it. On SO many levels.
Yesterday I revisited Goddess Guidebook (for the umpteenth time). And this time, I thought, "YES! This is for me! The time is now!!"
But still I hesitated. Could I trust myself to use it well? What if I just dipped my toes in the water first? So I lurked around and gazed at all the goodies she has on offer, and I downloaded the fabulous and FREE Biz and Blog Star Workshop, and gobbled it up straight away. Oh yes, I thought, I need MORE of this...
But still, should I really pay out money for something to help me get where I need to be? Why not just build on what I know, in my own way and in my own time?
So I slept on it. And although I had a bad night's sleep (littlest Earthly is poorly again), I awoke feeling energised and excited. After my morning yoga session (which have recently been erratic to say the least), I knew what I had to do.
I must Ride Ze Wild Donkey... Because that is the only way things are gonna change around here. And because it is the place where dreams come true.
Want to know more? Can you see yourself in this story?
"Once upon a time, there lived a hippy who loved to make art & do soulful hippy things. She also worked in a cubicle job, until one day she could stand it no longer. She went for a walk in a field, and decided that within a year she would learn all she needed to know about business and turn her little hobbies into a big thriving business."
That hippy? What is she doing now?
"And she did it. Every year since then, her business has doubled in size, and has now become the sole income for her family – letting her & her husband both be stay at home parents and move to tropical paradise."
How did she do it? What did she go through? How can you get there too? She's here to help!
"The Business Goddess e-course is everything she learned along the way about how to become a Business Goddess.
It is complete guide–over 190 pages!!–for how to make money online, the blueprint of how she did it, 100+ ways to market magically, mindfully & joyously, and how to sane & joyful when business gets BUSY!It comes chock-full of bonuses too: profiles of inspiring business gods & goddesses & the Magic Money Maker kit!"
The time is now. Not tomorrow, not next week, not even in ten minutes time... Don't waste time like I did, jump on that donkey and RIDE it baby.
Want to be a business goddess and earn a living doing what you LOVE, right now? Join the Business Goddess E-Course now!
Or, even better, come and join in the Goddess Circle, where ALL of Leonie's goodies - her workshops, workbooks, year planners, project books, meditations, videos, tips, tricks and secrets, stories and inspirations are FREE for you to use.
Just one thing - you have to promise to come back and tell me how you get on :)
And I'll be doing the same- check in often to see where this ride takes me....