Well it’s been a hot minute (literally here in the UK!) since I last wrote my last blog post… I’ve been in a void. That is basically in a space where I just had to stop and step back. Instead of trying to push through I recognised there were still things I was doing on a weekly basis that no longer felt aligned.
In the last couple of weeks of June, I hit an energetic wall – something had to give. After almost 3 years of being away from a nice safe corporate salary, my nervous system was feeling it.
Whilst my business brings in money each month, the uncertainty of how much it will be and if it will cover all the bills does worry me- since I finished up with a couple of ongoing marketing consulting roles last year, I’ve felt more pressure to ‘deliver’.
I think it’s something we need to talk about more – whilst we can work on trust and self-belief, there are a lot of conditioned learnings about money, time and success.
Unlearning these old patterns takes work and intention… and some time.
Having been through burnout before, I knew the early warning signs, and knew I had to nip it in the bud before I fully descended into victim mode…
✨ Spent a few days in Glastonbury with my priestess mentor Harriette
✨ Took my son Leo for a fun day to Legoland
✨ Went to the amazing Stacy Holland’s Rest & Reset Day retreat
✨ Drove down to Dorset to spend time with my witchy mentor Katy
✨ Blocked more space into my calendar
✨ Invested in more mentoring and coaching
✨ Did some shouting in the woods (great stress relief!)
As well as stepping out of my normal routine, I also reached out for help – I shared what I was going through with this amazing network I’ve built up around me, and know I can trust and be super vulnerable with.
Due to the way I’ve set up my business, I was able to take this time and still hold space for my clients and members.
In fact in the membership we’ve been working together more deeply this month with the Solstice Sparks course- a 4 week journey together through the Cancer Lunar cycle to apply the cyclical approach in more depth. Doing this work alongside my members is also helping me. That’s the joy of doing ‘work’ that doesn’t feel like work!
I recognised that it’s time for me to go even deeper – bringing freedom into work is my passion, and when I took a step back, I recognised there were still habits and patterns I was bringing over from my corporate days that didn’t feel good.
I’m moving all my 1:1 work to be primarily on mobile app Telegram with monthly Zoom calls
(Telegram offers mobile voice, video, text, documents)
This is a great way to boost your productivity, focus and creativity for 3 months. Evolve your business and key projects with my feedback, support and ideas as your mentor.
→ → → I love mixing up my environments and getting out and about- as you’ll see from my stories on Insta.
→ → →My clients are loving the change and flow we can have on Telegram rather than waiting for a more formal Zoom and trying to cover everything within that hour.
→ → → More popularly known as ‘Pocket Mentoring’ it essentially means you get to ask questions, share ideas and content and get feedback throughout the week – wherever you are.
→ → → Imagine being able to get feedback, support and ideas from me as your mentor just when you need it!
The Telegram app works on phones, tablets and laptops – it’s my favourite app right now- it feels more aligned than other alternatives.
I’m happy to jump on Telegram with you if you want to give it a no-strings try by having the equivalent of a guidance call via an exchange of voice notes. I can give you my recommendations for your next steps whatever your current situation.
Start a chat with me here 🙋🏼♀️
→ → → Connect with your Purpose
→ → → The Workday Makeover
→ → → Summer Business Mastermind
→ → → Tap into your Cyclical Power
I’m so excited as these all feel so Aligned & Purposeful ⚡️ Check them out here
→ → → This will give me the headspace to allow my work to flow without the financial pressure I have been feeling of late. Running a business isn’t a binary choice excluding everything else, and right now, being part of a team after working mostly alone for 7 years feels good for my mental health!
→ → → I’ve always known I wanted to get a book out to share my signature work with more people… at this stage, it’s still early days, but the outline is written and I’m targeting spring next year for release. I’ll be sharing about my journey from the corporate world to setting up the different business models I’ve tried along the way, and the shift in the way we are working, as well of course working with the Moon and cosmic energies!
I’ll be totally honest- even though my company is called Aligned & Purposeful, it doesn’t mean that I always feel that way 100% of the time.
It’s not a ‘one and done’ thing but an ongoing journey.
I didn’t know back in June that taking time out for myself would lead to this new direction and source of ideas and inspiration. But that is exactly why the Moon cycle reminds us to give ourselves space and allow rest each month.
I hope by sharing this it might help if you are feeling like I was in June and wondering what your next step is. Basically- take space for yourself, disrupt your normal pattern, and trust that the space is ‘productive’ and part of the process and not a ‘waste’.
More to come soon!