My business dream to make a difference

Hello everyone!!! I know it’s been a while since I have posted.  Since coming back from overseas I have been working out how I can best walk my talk and Live Authentically! So I have decided to bite the bullet and even though it’s scary I am going to start my own business and help others to also live authentically, whatever that means for them.

You see I have a BIG dream, a goal, a vision, to really make a difference in this world.  I want to create a world where people feel safe to be who they really are.  A world where people feel they can take the time to look inside themselves and get to know the person they are underneath all the layers.  A world where figuring out who you are and what’s most important to you isn’t a foreign concept.  A world where people feel more fulfilled and inspired to live the life they want for themselves. I want live in a world where people dream big, believe that anything is possible and are given the opportunity to do this every single day.

My goal is to start a business in which this world can be a reality for people.   I want to help people live with more passion and purpose then they’ve ever felt before.  In this world people are shown a different way of being and create new pathways for themselves.  My background is Youth Work, Kinesiology and Art Therapy.  With these skills I will provide a service that helps peolple identify and remove any stressors, barriers or blocks that get in the way of them achieving their goals and dreams.

My business will include one whole day a week where I will give back to the community.  I will provide my services, time and resources (for free) to those who need it the most and could not otherwise afford these services.

Throughout my time I have some seen some amazing examples of people making a difference when they have the opportunity to do so and the right supports in place. Please help me achieve my goal so that I can set up my business and be in position to fully give of myself to others.  Let us create a world together where anything is possible.

In the process I also aim to inspire and help others to do the same.  I want to create a community and culture around this philosophy of giving. One that values giving in service to others and contribution for the greater good above and beyond making money.

Please visit my Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/business-dream-to-make-difference and share as much as possible to anyone who may be interested in supporting this vision.

I will be using the donations from this campaign to acquire the business skills necessary for me to be able to launch my business, all set up costs, equipment and stationery needs etc.

I am already so grateful for having the opportunity to share this vision with you.

Thank-you,
LA

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Tying up loose ends!

Yes I’m really leaving today for 5 months! This isn’t just any trip, it’s a spiritual pilgrimage, my pilgrimage!  I will journey across six countries and will traverse many lands, but the most importantly I will go through the land inside myself.  I will explore aspects of myself that I’m not even sure I know yet.

We don’t often take the time to reflect in life but over the last four months I’ve had to. The journey began for me the moment I decided I was going on this trip.  I have been tested and challenged like never before and at times didn’t know how I was going to get through!  I have laughed and cried, I have grieved like never before, I have felt fear and anxiety far beyond what I even thought was even possible and I’ve said goodbye’s to people that I thought were going to be in my life for the long haul.

When I planned this trip I didn’t realise how much of a commitment I was really making to myself.  This experience has shown me how powerful it really is! Someone recently said to me when hearing about my trip, “You are committing both your present and future self to this” That has really stuck with me! How cool is that we as humans if we choose can commit a part of ourselves to something so significant that will inevitably change us and potentially the course of our life. Now that is trust!

So what else have I learnt:

  • It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, your world is still always within you
  • Courage can be summoned in any moment even when you haven’t been able to summon it before and even if you didn’t realise you had it all there
  • With enough love, commitment and dedication to yourself you can conquer anything
  • Fear can really f*** with you but if you learn to lean into the process, peel it back one step at a time, get some good supports around you, professional help if you need it and really feel it, you CAN and WILL get through it
  • You can get through challenges far beyond what you thought was possible especially if you hang in long enough
  • Like a young child that needs to be nurtured and healed back to life through love, we too as adults sometimes needs this, give that gift to yourself
  • Making a commitment to yourself and your life to live, be and do what is really truly important to you will be one of the most life changing and important decisions you could ever make for yourself, your world and the world around you

I’m still nervous as hell, get anxious, and scared but all the while going through the process and super excited what lies ahead on the road for me!  What I do know is this, these things do not have to be felt in isolation and they certainly don’t have to be felt independently of each other!