Shhhh! A Sneak Peak at my Book!
Recently, I began writing my first book. Here is a sample from the Introduction that I felt called to share with you all, my amazing Soul Family. Thank you for the love and support!
“Light houses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”
Never in a million years did I think I would be writing a book about business!!!
Yet, here I am.
Moved by something much greater than myself to share the wisdom, experience, wipe-outs, victories, learning opportunities, drama, romance, mini-deaths, rebirths, and everything in between.
Because I am living the Dream. I live on the island of Kauai, in Hawaii, the heart of the heart of paradise.
I travel the world to speak, lead retreats, and officiate weddings. I see my family and Soul Friends regularly. I am in awe and wonder of constant miracles. I am thriving as a Heart and Soul Centered Entrepreneur.
And it’s all because I followed certain guidance that very few “business” folks seem to teach. I also chose NOT to “sell out” by buying into beliefs like “You have to work 12 hours a day to be successful”, “You can’t do anything else in your life BUT your business”, “You must be a shark”, “You have to invest thousands of dollars in overhead,” and “You must have investors”.
Don’t believe the hype, people.
It may work for some, but not for me. And if you are a Highly Sensitive, Spiritually focused, Light worker woo woo type too, probably not for you either.
Call it an Old Paradigm or maybe an overly “masculine” model, but the Truth is, much marketing and business guidance is outdated and does not apply to those of us living from a Heart and Soul Centered place within.
My first three Health Coaching clients were my dad, my sister, and my cat (a geriatric feline so issues abounded). My first workshop was in my apartment with six friends, and one of them fell asleep. I charged my first paying client (a best friend) about 17 dollars per coaching session.
Now I run a Six-Figure Coaching practice, lead retreats all over the world, have spoken in front of thousands, and I am having SO MUCH FUN (probably the MOST profound part).
I am in deep awe and gratitude for this process and journey and feel called to share it with you, so we can all celebrate the success together, so we can invite one another to RISE.
Much of my childhood was spent in small town Kansas.
I started my first business at 9 years old.
It was called the Pet Detective Club. My neighbor Heather and I were the co-owners, employees, PR people AND the most successful sleuths in Council Grove, Kansas. Our posters, which we hung on every telephone pole in town, read: “The Pet Detective Club: We find lost pets and small lost children”.
As I recall we received no phone calls that summer. None. Yet it was a valiant effort and I certainly caught the Entrepreneurship bug. However, I didn’t see many role models around me in my family and neighborhoods who were running their own companies. And so I fell into a limited, yet common, trap.
I began to believe that I had to pick a job, vocation, or career that was safe, known, and guaranteed to provide income.
A 9-5, something that made sense to my rational mind. Through the years, I have experienced many of these choices.
Taco Shop Cashier, Boys and Girls Club Tutor, Residential Advisor in an Orphanage, Intern for a State Politician, Elementary School Teacher, Private Tutor, Personal Trainer, Nursery School Music Teacher, Montessori School Admissions Counselor…I could go on. And I am only 35!
And yet, all of these jobs left me feeling trapped, creatively stifled, undervalued, exhausted, and pining for time off and vacation…heck, even RETIREMENT.
Deep down I knew there was another way. I felt it in my bones, heard the whisper in my heart, the Invitation of my Soul.
And then came the fateful April evening where I met Sara Goff. My Earth Angel, my role model of limitless possibilities, and my life would NEVER be the same.
I am writing this book for my 9 year old self out in Kansas (and young ones everywhere), who have Limitless Dreams, but a seemingly limited foundation of role models and information for building on these visions. I am writing this book for all women, who after years and years of fighting for equality and freedom, are still undervalued and underpaid in the traditional workplace. Let’s create a world where the term “glass ceiling” is an antiquated concept. I am writing this book for anyone who has ever felt like there was a bigger dream, goal, and vision inside themselves, longing to be birthed, but felt stumped and trapped by the “How”.
I am here to tell you that if I can do it, ANYONE, can do it.
Here is one path to a life and business beyond YOUR wildest dreams.