Here’s the One Minute Review:
After leaving my family business do to “irreconcilable differences” I started a series of businesses. No matter how much business knowledge I had I couldn’t make it work. Then it hit me, the problem wasn’t my business, it was me. Or rather my problem wasn’t me, it was how I SAW MYSELF. Once I gained the confidence to do a Naked FB live (yup) I realized I needed to share this secret with other women.
Read on for the whole story . . .
I grew up knowing what I wanted. I’d go into the family business and one day take over. That was my sole goal and plan. And it worked, for a while.
Until family dynamics changed and I wasn’t the one set to take over. I was the “extra” and all the years of back-breaking work and sacrifice was forgotten. People I had trusted turned their backs on me and I felt all alone.
So I took the first step and decided to leave the family business. It was the first time I stood up for myself and it was terrifying and painful. You’re taught to expect your family to stand by you no matter what. But that isn’t always the case.
The next step was to start my own business. After experiencing how badly I was treated by my family (have you ever worked a 26-hour shift?) I didn’t want to go work for someone else! Who knows how bad that would be.
So, I turned my love of art and photography into a business. I made some money but spent even more. I gave it up.
Then I started working with all natural skin care and creating my own formulas, but same issue.
Then I started Sunshine YOUniversity, but it was geared more to helping teens rather than women. What I forgot about being a teen was that “I” knew best and trying to get through to teens like rational people was draining my energy.
But I didn’t want to give up the name Sunshine YOUniversity. First, it was named after my fur baby, Sunshine. And second, I just like the idea of a YOUniversity. Not just a place of learning, but a place of learning about yourself.
So I studied and took classes and read books and stalked business owners online. You know, everything you do when you’re working on your business. But during that time, I hit upon something that has changed me and my business FOREVER.
See, I realized that all this time I was working on my businesses, I was really just trying to prove to my family that I wasn’t a failure. I was trying to prove that I deserve a place in this world.
What I lacked wasn’t knowledge (have you SEEN the amount of free and paid info on the internet?!). What I lacked was the CONFIDENCE to believe I could succeed and the MINDSET to put it into action.
I went from literally thinking everyone was judging me every second of the day to doing a NAKED Facebook live (no clothes, no makeup, no hair product).
I realized that confidence is the KEY to everything (seriously, everything). If you can be confident in your abilities, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
But you don’t have to take my word for it.
I want to know what you think. You can apply right now for a FREE discovery call with me. Just schedule a time and we can figure out what YOUR next step is.
Or, if a call is too much pressure then enter your name and email and I’ll send you a note (a Paw Print). No expectations.
I can’t wait to get to know you better.
In the meantime,
Live. Laugh. Shine!