Stories of breakdown and breakthrough are what have often inspired me to keep going and to step up in my business and life, so today I want to share my own story of breakdown.
The success and client flow that I have created in my business today hasn't always been the case. I've certainly had times struggle and even breakdown moments in business that have been my doorways to breakthrough!
One of my most challenging moments in my business was 4 or 5 years ago when I was living in Byron Bay. I was living in a simple one bedroom yurt overlooking the ocean and seeing clients from home.
I hadn't long restarted my counselling and massage business again after moving up from Melbourne. I also had a part-time job at a 5-star guest house to supplement my new coaching business that was taking time to build.
I decided I wanted to focus on my coaching biz full time so I quit my part-time job. It was a leap of faith as I wasn't quite making enough in my biz to support myself but my intuition said "quit" so I trusted it.
When my next rent payment came I didn't have enough to pay it! Ahhhhh! So I payed my rent on my credit card two months in a row.
There was a strange lull in clients right at the time I had the courage to take a guided leap of faith. Weird right?
"Hang on universe", I pleaded. "Aren't you going to support my courage and leap of faith?"
I could barely hear my intuition over the frustration, fear and worry about money that was yelling in my mind. So I took myself off into nature to tune in deeply to my inner guidance and move from struggle to surrender.
"Show me the way forward in my business", I asked my intuition.
That afternoon I stumbled across a business coach who had a training on how to create 5K months in your coaching biz. I invested in the training (on my credit card again!) and within just 2 weeks I had created 5K with 8 new people booking into my coaching program.
I paid off my credit card straight away and never looked back in my biz. Abundant months became my new normal and it has continued to steadily grow from there.
My business breakdown was quickly transformed into a breakthrough because of 3 main steps.
1. I took a leap of faith and trusted that it would pay off even when I had no idea how.
2. I surrendered deeply to listen to my intuitions guidance.
3. I reached out and asked for help and got the support that I needed to switch my situation from surviving to thriving.
Most people with a successful business have a story of breakdown to breakthrough. Hitting rock bottom is not a failure but an opportunity to dig deep and transform your life.
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YES I'M READY FOR A BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH