After leaving my job in 2015 to have my first child, my financial reality looked very crap. Think, half a million dollars in debt and no, no fancy cars or OS holidays, just an investment property that didn't go to plan. When all my friends were drinking and dancing their money away - I was buying property.
Next time, I'm going to DANCE.
I had zero savings and now, no means of income.
I was literally paralyzed with anxiety, pain, and fear I wanted to take my own life.
In amongst the phone calls talking about the options of declaring bankruptcy, speaking with financial counselors I held my beautiful newborn in my arms and tried my very best to enjoy her newborn phase. #notpossible
I was living nightmare.
In my mind, I only had two options. Live or Die. That's it.
So I decided to LIVE.
I took every course I could afford, I read every business and self-help book and blog post I could get my hands on, I listen to every podcast on business and marketing, I used every spare cent I had on advice, business cards, packaging, materials and finally a website to slowly build what resembled a business.
I learned how to meditate, I changed my beliefs and mindset around my own worth and changed my crappy money story to something better and finally ditched the one that landed me in what I describe as my rock bottom.
I did everything I could to change my current reality.
So then, while Honor napped, I took what I knew from the sales industry and made cold calls to homeware stores across the country.
I got rejected over and over and over until I didn't.
Then again, day after day, call after call, rejection after rejection until I didn't.
In my first year of business, I made $40k.
The second year I cracked over $100k.
I SAVE MY OWN LIFE.
I didn’t do what I thought was my only option but instead decided to live and dived head first into being the BEST business owner I could be.
And along the way, I created what is for me, heaven on earth.
I wanted to share this because it hasn’t been roses for me, it still isn’t.
I doubt it ever will be. And maybe my story is the reason why I stepped up to be a coach as well as making beautiful earrings.
Because I have SO much to share and give and if I could help just one other person create freedom in their life my work would be done.
Now, I want to help you create freedom in your life - whatever that looks like.
My e-book, The Fundamentals to started in a Creative Business has the information you’ll need to take your idea and turn it into a business.