Welcome Once Again!

I’ve had a number of blogs over the years and most of them were very inconsistent and were dropped for various reasons, usually insecurity. I dropped the blog all together after I switched back to WordPress a few months back. I focused only on the things that I was actually comfortable with doing and dropped anything that required me to be consistent, with social media being the exception.

Why did I drop anything that required consistency? Because I was fighting with my sense of trust in myself and my confidence to be able to do what I wanted to do. I was fighting with whether or not my writing was good enough and worth reading. Quite frankly, I was fighting with my bank account. I didn’t see how a blog would earn me an income. I was fighting with day to day survival and I was losing. My need to do things to “earn money” was more important than my desire to share my messages on the things that were important to me.

The truth is when we run our own businesses, whether they are heart-centred, spiritually based, or not, they are a reflection of who we are and where we are at the time. My business has evolved over the last 2 years. The messages have changed. The things I do have changed as well. I’ve done a lot of things in what I call “fits and starts”, trying and dropping, trying and dropping until I usually end up giving up. That’s not a great way to run a business, but when you’re struggling with your confidence, that’s how it’s going to show up.

Many small business owners struggle with their confidence, especially when money is tight or it’s not working as well as they think it should be. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be “successful”. Success is typically defined as making a lot of money, having a lot of clients or sales or both and being profitable. But what if that’s not the only definition of success? What if there is another definition that makes more sense? What if success was simply doing what you loved and not worrying about the rest?

I know that sounds very impractical by societal standards. How can I just do what I love? This is a lesson I’ve had to come by the hard way. It’s not an easy one to learn. This comes down to trusting yourself to be able to support yourself. It’s about knowing that if you’re on your message, if you’re on your purpose, you believe fully in yourself and what you are doing, that you will be supported in your work. This requires a level of confidence and trust that isn’t always easy to get to or maintain.

I know as I type this that I may not be perfect at this yet either. My confidence will fade and waiver from time to time. I know that the money thing may not be smooth for me and distractions are easy to find when my confidence is shaky. But I also know I have a purpose, a path and a powerful message that needs sharing. My desire to write far more than I have been is very strong right now. Beyond writing the book that I’m working on, I needed a way to continue to share my messages more fully. So here we are.

All this to say that I’m back. I’m writing. I’m here to support you and share my message of being okay, standing in your power, doing your thing your way, not worrying so much about other people, finding balance, peace and most of all love in everything you do.

Sending much love and gratitude to all.

Laura

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