Hey Super Stars!
I wanted to share authentically with you a huge challenge I had and the breakthrough on the other side….
*** DID YOU KNOW – MY BUSINESS FAILED & I LOST EVERYTHING!! ***
From Loss, Litigation, Liquidation, Hate Mail, Media Threats of “Being Exposed”, Mediation, More Litigation, Being owed over $500k & not paid to Con-Artists and finding Love, FUN, Happiness, Freedom & Fulfilment out the other side….
I was one of those “achievers” my entire life. I did all the “right” things. I was a straight A student. Awarded my BP, the peak award at Girl Guides. 1st Dan Black Belt at 17 and always wanting to do my best and please others. I started part time work at 14 and lets not forget my 7 years doing university whilst working full time to earn my Double Business Degree (B.Bus HRM/MKT).
Sounds like a great way to grow up and a great life! Well it was… only I was ALWAYS worrying about what others thought and was never being good enough (in my own mind) for ME!! In fact I’ve been my own greatest critic for most of my life.
I’m not going to give you all the gory details and re-live all the shit we’ve been through in the past few years (although if you feel you NEED that story, scroll through my newsfeed on my facebook page as I’m sure I’ve shared it here somewhere).
What I will share is that we lost our entire company and the income that went with it!
It was terrifying being left with nothing but debt, no income and facing bankruptcy straight in the eyes!! I’m not sure if you’ve ever lived week to week or in our case it was literally a day to day thing of how are we going to put food on the table and cover our mortgage repayments!!
Funny…. I used to fear losing it all and here it was!! My very reality.
I did everything right. I did the double business degree. I worked hard. I invested in coaches & self development. I did my best always. I was honest (in fact at times TOO honest!!) I looked after my employees. I went out of my way to help others. I always saw the best in people and trusted everyone at their word and I put everyone and everything else first before me and my family!!
I feared being judged (when behind my back I was being judged anyway) and wanted to be liked and accepted by others – only to realise I was hanging out with the wrong crowd because the ones I thought were my friends and had my back were really only out for themselves smiling to my face whilst stabbing me in the back.
So what is the purpose of me sharing my story with you and what was my breakthrough?
I know there are others who are experiencing this too and I wanted to reach out and let you know that you are not alone and its not your fault!!
I wanted to share my experience so you too can get the lessons without going through all the heartache. Although I really do believe that the harder the struggle the greater the lesson so maybe I do wish that you go through this too just for the rainbow out the other side!!
My greatest lesson was getting what was most important – ME and my immediate family – My Husband and children are what is most important to me in the entire world and had placed them at the bottom of my priority list for EVER (and I am NOT proud to admit that).
I also learnt to STOP giving a fuck what others think!! The only person that matters is ME. People are going to judge you regardless of what you say or do or don’t say and do, so you may as well play full out, be you and live the life you want and do your business your way to suit YOU!
Finally, being a “leader” I was playing the game of “looking good” and “I’ve got my shit all sorted” and being super positive, happy, professional and excited ALL the time!! In my heart I felt that I was leading my example. I’d always be there for everyone else and never let on when I was dealing with challenges or having a bad day. Of course the challenge is that when you are not authentic about where you are at, others can’t contribute to you!! It also sets the expectation that you are “perfect” and unapproachable. Others can’t relate to you because its like you have super powers and they just can’t relate to you.
So now I have let my guard down. I’ve started to share authentically every day. I say it how it is instead of sugar coating everything and I am open and vulnerable. The difference I am now making is so so so profound!!
I am so grateful for everything that happened to us, as I am now in a place of love and happiness. I am so in love with me and my family and I’m attracting new beautiful people into my life. I’m having more FUN than I have in a very long time. I feel FREE and I know I am freeing others too.
I’ve also finally got the courage to share my BIG vision with the world and stop playing a small game!! So here it is:-
MY MISSION IS TO CREATE MORE MILLIONAIRES THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE!!
So what is your purpose? What are you standing for? Does it excite you? Does it give you goosebumps and get you out of bed in the morning? Since I created this new vision for myself and others I’ve been hardly sleeping as I feel so much energy to keep going and be in action. I’m LOVING the journey once again!!
If you can relate then I hope this has made a difference and inspired you to be authentic, real and vulnerable. Be YOU and believe you can have what ever YOU want and stop giving a shit about what others think.
If you too are going through the struggles then reach out – contact me, I’d love to help and support you. You don’t have to hold it all in and be the super hero 24/7.
Thanks for reading and for being part of my community.
Sending you LOVE and HUGE (((HUGS))) xo