Six years ago...I was in heavy duty therapy, a hairstylist at the top salon in Seattle and performing stand up comedy for the first time in Seattle, WA. I was on anti-depressants and using drugs and alcohol to deal with life.
Five years ago...I was still in therapy, still doing hair, MISERABLE, and hosting a stand up comedy show in Tacoma, WA. Two months later I was fired from the salon. My drinking and drug use increased as I had much more time on my hands and less responsibilities.
Four years ago... I was waiting tables again, unhappy in my current relationship, in serious group therapy, and doing freelance work that was draining and causing me major anxiety. I coped by using ridiculous amounts of marijuana and drinking vodka + apple juice out of plastic kids cups while I was working in the restaurant.
Three years ago...I hopped on a plane and moved to the Cayman Islands. I knew 2 people, didn't have a job lined up and no backup plan. I just knew I needed a new life and ANYTHING was better than what I had been doing. I knew that unless I did something DRASTIC, my life was going to be the same.
Two years ago...I was 6 months sober, dealing with my depression and anxiety without drugs and alcohol, and had started Yoga Teacher Training. I was waiting tables and getting increasingly anxious to figure out what I was meant to be doing with my life.
One year ago...I was in my first Life Coach Training Program and saying yes to my first pro bono client. I had no idea what my niche was going to be, just that I wanted to help women reach their goals. I was healing from a shattered wrist that happened in February 2015, and had 9 weeks off of work to get really clear on my goals and dreams.
My plans to be a yoga instructor were derailed, but I realize now that perhaps the fracture occured because that was not my dharma, my path.
Two days ago...I said goodbye to waiting tables once and for all!! I clocked out from the restaurant and said HELLO to my new life as a Digital Nomad and Entrepreneur. I have finally done what I set out to achieve: create my dream business, work for myself and travel the world!!
Today...I am a full time Life + Marketing Coach for new female entrepreneurs. I help women build their online businesses from the ground up.
When I moved to the island three years ago, I had no idea how I was going to get to where I wanted to be, I just knew WHAT I wanted.
Once you put your dreams out into the Universe, the rest is handled.
I had faith. I didn't get caught up in the HOW. It was none of my business. I just focused on the WHAT. I created vision boards, started doing mindset work and focused on what I wanted and how I wanted to feel when I got there.
When I'm working with clients, I always encourage them to FOCUS ON THE WHAT. Get crystal clear on your goals, your desires, how you want to feel and the rest will be taken care of!
If I had focused on the HOW, do you think I would have factored in shattering my wrist and an insurance settlement that ultimately made it possible for me to start my own business?
Would I have factored in connecting with a powerful Sisterhood at Inner Glow Circle, completing their Glow Coach Training Program and joining their Leadership Team six months later?
One year ago I didn't even know they existed!
So my loving advice to you is: Stop worrying about the HOW and get to work on your WHAT!