I’m overweight. I have been for many years. I’ve suffered terribly from low self-esteem issues, lack of confidence and rubbish self worth. So agreeing to be filmed and photographed wasn’t exactly my ideal situation!
Equally though, I knew it was a good thing. I instinctively knew it would help me “get over myself“. I’d been through Marie Forleo’s B-School the year before and when she put out a call for stories – why B-School? How did it help you? How did it make a difference etc.?, I sent in my story. Not thinking anything of it.
Lo and behold, a few weeks later I got an email saying how much they loved my story and would I be interested in being filmed telling my story? Let me tell you, it wasn’t an immediate yes! I was so nervous and yet I thought how can I truly be myself, help other women realise their own dreams (that was my end goal which I’m still working towards) or even get more business if I was going to live a hermit life? How would I get brave enough to send my work out into the world? Pitch to prospective clients? My fabric collection would’ve stayed locked away never to see the light of day if I had believed those lies in my head that day!
So I said yes! And a team from the USA came over to our home and filmed me telling my story. They were amazing and it was an incredibly memorable day.
I’m honestly not kidding when I say doing B-Schoole is life changing. It’s not just about business either. You may not even have a business but you’ve been yearning to do something more inspiring. Maybe turn a hobby into a business? Or you have some ideas but don’t know where to start?
It’s embracing the ever changing world we’re living in. There are more opportunities for us women today than ever before. Freedom to choose where we work. How we work. To gain more confidence and be more self-assured. And to have true financial freedom. None of those things are easy but they are completely doable.
More than that. It’s about being your true self. Being soulful and authentic. They’re the very things that will attract your ideal customers and make you stand out in a crowd. It’s not about the typical “car showroom sales” pitches. Far from it.
Listen, when I took B-School, honestly, I was an emotional mess. And truthfully, I can see it in that video compared to photos of me today. The video was made over 7yrs ago! And even after I’d worked through B-School, my personal life threw more curve balls including losing my Mum suddenly, a big move and dealing with my father’s estate after he died. It was hugely complicated and it took my sister and I a couple of years to work through.
It’s not just about business. It’s equipping you to choose how you want to live your life. To show you how you can have “a business and a life you love” – Marie Forleo. But on your terms.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to watch Marie’s FREE training , it’s still available over the next few days. Honestly, it’s worth your time. So inspiring. Marie was dubbed as one of the key 21st century thought leaders by Oprah Winfrey.
And if you want to see my story, click the image below to view it on Marie’s Live Your Dream website:
Please do let me know your thoughts. Or if you have any questions. And thank you so much for your continued support.