Saturday, February 28, 2015

My first week with my new company!

In my last post, I announced my new business! I have decided to extend my services as a holistic nurse, to include educating and empowering others to achieve not only health but wealth as well.

Even though I have already started building my client base for my personal practice, i was very nervous to begin my new business. This week was all about defining my "why" really getting an understanding of why I am doing what I am doing.  I also focussed on reaching out to at least 3 people a day. I have hundreds of friends on social media, yet I hardly ever personally speak with them, so this was initially hard, because I didn't want people to think I was being weird. But as a business owner, I have to learn how to be a little more social.

 I had days where I didn't have time to do anything but leave a friendly comment on a post, and there were days when I was able to engage in full conversations! In fact, just by chatting with someone, I found out this women lived very close to me! I had been her social media friend since August 2014 but had no idea we were so close.

During this first week I also immersed myself in the available trainings and meetings my company offers and participated in our group discussion boards. This is a learning process and I am committed to learning as much as I can so that I can share all of the knowledge with my team members, associates and clients.

Yesterday, my product package arrived and that really excited me! Today, I am working on clearing my office space and making it conducive to productive work.

Lastly, I just want touch on the importance  of self care. As excited as I am to start my business and share information, I spent one day this week on my computer for hours! Researching, reading, learning, networking, etc. I ended up with a headache and was exhausted by the end of the day. Lesson here is to BALANCE your personal life and business, I hadn't taken anytime that day to just be. Just like with anything else, you can burn out when running your own business. SO my advice for myself and others is to balance your time appropriately.  For instance, yesterday I listened to a training video while driving to work my hospital job, when I arrived in the parking lot I was overwhelmed with info. I simply turned the radio off and did a 2 minute deep breathing exercise. Afterwords, I felt light, energized, and balanced!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A New Journey

Although I have been building and working as a self employed nurse with my private clients, I haven't been able to create the time and freedom I wish to have as a business professional. The last few months I have been manifesting really taking my self employment to another level. I remember searching for jobs online, but I couldn't find anything appealing. I didn't want another position where I'd be spending 8-12 hrs a day working, or where I HAD to report somewhere. I knew I wanted to help people live happy and healthy lives. I knew I wanted to be my own boss and really promote something I could be proud of. I wanted an opportunity that would provide abundance financially with immense flexibility. Basically, I was looking for an opportunity that could put me in a position to leave my full-time job, focus on building my private client base, creating educational content/ seminars/webinars/workshops, and of course an opportunity that would allow me to have more time with my husband, kids, family, and friends. I had been feeling really upset lately, because I am tired of my current hospital schedule.

About a week ago, I was introduced to a company that offers self employment. I was very, very skeptical. But, something about this company sparked and maintained a sparked interest in my mind. I went back and forth in my head weighing my pros and cons, discussed it with my family and friends, researched, researched, researched, and connected with a few other partners with the company.

A couple nights ago, I had an epiphany. I realized I had been searching for a new opportunity, all the things I mentioned above, and I felt that the company I was introduced to was that opportunity! It fit all of the characteristics of what I wanted in a self employment position.

Now of course, my pessimistic side started to tell me that "this isn't nursing, and it certainly isn't holistic nursing". I battled with this for a good part of the day yesterday until I had another epiphany. The company that I am now a part of is a company that educates, empowers, and supports people in achieving their goals while simultaneously increasing consciousness and awareness of their fullest potential.                                                                                                                                                          I smiled  and my heart felt relieved when I realized this opportunity
is an extension of what I already do as a nurse and as a yoga teacher!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sigma Theta Tau International!

As much as I complain about graduate school and constantly change my mind about taking classes, i am in shock that I received my invitation to join STTI !!!!!  I forgot all about my 4.0 GPA lol. I am taking this invitation as a sign to "keep on keeping" I have never received any kind of academic or professional honors in my entire career so I am so proud to be inducted into STTI! I accepted the request as soon as I seen the email. Another sign.... the colors are purple which is my favorite color! Anyways, I must head off to finish this assignment for grad school that got interrupted
with my induction email. The assignment is due in 5 hours and I only have about 20% completed!

A more formal, professional post will come later about my induction. I just had to share the excitement :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hellllllloooo February!

As usual life has been pretty busy! I am counting down the remaining 2 weeks until my graduate class is over, I have finally decided to really put off anymore classes until fall 2015. I want to spend the last few months of YTT and continue to focuse on self healing, learning for enjoyment, and building my private practice. 

In March I will be traveling to Georgia to teach a yoga class at a women's retreat! It's surreal and I really still can't believe that I will be taking my first solo trip as well as my first business trip! It's funny how we can really manifest what we want and it can come to be. Months ago, maybe even a year or so I started entertaining the idea of traveling for a retreat. As I get deeper into self healing and yoga, I had this desire to go on a retreat. Little did I know I would get this wonderful oppurtunity that I have coming in March.

So the next couple weeks I will be focusing on YTT, building content for my private practice as well as preparing for my trip! Oh I've also contacted my old homecare job because I can't seem to stop thinking about returning to homecare. I know I'm already busy junto plan on returning to homecare in the fall, I love it so much and really miss the 1;1 patient interactions as well as spending more time outdoors and working independently. 

If I have the fall I am imagining I will be working part-time at the hospital and part-time in homecare. I will also have a few clients/workshops lined up for my private practice. I know I said earlier I would return to grad school as well, but that isn't set in stone! 

All for now 🙏