Tiny steps make big progress
It’s April 2010 and a single woman walks alone
in an isolated clearing in the forest, enjoying the miles of empty space, the warm fresh air and the view of trees in the distance. She walks a well trodden trail, a familiar route, and suddenly a phrase pops into her head “happy being you” ….
She’s jolted awake from her walking daydream.
Surprise … confusion….
The phrase comes again
“Happy being you …”
Now comes uncertainty, yet with a glimmer of hope and trust.
That woman was me
I wasn’t sure about my business name or who I was meant to be helping, yet I trusted that the knowledge and understanding would come to me when it’s my time.
It’s definitely true that
Tiny steps make big progress!
Years ago I had a vision, where I was sitting in a group of caring, sensitive women in some sort of leadership role.
The vision kept coming back to me. I didn’t have any clue what that would involve, or how it would come about, but I trusted the Universe that this would happen at some point.
We all know the Universe works in ‘mysterious ways’, and not in any ‘linear’ fashion, right?!
And I believe it takes our own personal action, as well as Divine guidance, for things to actually come into being.
When I first became self employed I was hesitant, and didn’t really know what I was doing. I forced myself to go to business networking events (‘cos that’s what you’re supposed to do right?) but it was torture.
I was scared and overwhelmed and probably sounded like a robot trying to recite my ‘pitch’.
I had several bad experiences with networking events and I decided to avoid them.
Yet what I would have really valued (and desperately needed at that time) was a place where I could go to meet other self employed women and just be honest, and be myself .
A safe and welcoming space where I could feel I belonged, and where who I AM, is much more important than what I do.
And the answer to that dreaded “What do you do?” question would have been,
“Well, you know, I’m not really sure who my business is targeting, but I’m going to slowly learn and work it out as I go along.”
I didn’t have the right environment, or the confidence to say that back then.
Well, things are very different now.
Fast forward to January 2015, and I’m creating the kind of supportive networking experience that I really value!
I’m so excited to be launching my first ever live group event!
(Yes, that means in person, a sit-down-next-to-me-and-have-a-cup-of-tea type event for self-employed women).
I’ve had this in the back of my mind for a long time… and little by little it’s started to happen.
You might be asking..
How did she do that?
But wait, there’s more!